KENYA - UK agro-based firm James Finlays is set to conclude the buyout of a cargo ground handling firm operating at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), seeking a route to efficiently export its products.
NIGERIA - Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has set up a technical committee for the actualisation of the $250 million food processing factory in the state.
LIBERIA - An agronomist at Wienco Liberia Limited (WLL), Eric Asante Antwi, has said that the company is poised to invest US$5m in Liberia's cocoa sector to help boost the production of the crop in the country.
ZAMBIA - Vixers Farming Limited has set aside US$360,000 to construct a dam in Kabwe for crop irrigation.
KENYA - The High Court has allowed industry regulators to issue Butali Sugar Mills with an operating licence after dismissing a suit filed by rival West Kenya Sugar Company, ending a proximity dispute between the two firms.
KENYA - James Finlay Ltd plans to sell its horticulture subsidiaries in Kenya and Tanzania for about $151.9 million.
KENYA - Narok has reached a deal with an Indian-based firm to build a Sh2 billion abattoir, offering relief to livestock farmers in the region who rely on middlemen.
KENYA - Barclays Bank has expanded its portfolio into agriculture, by launching an agribusiness unit to offer loans and consultancy.
GHANA – The Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) has offered a five-year tax holiday for new, wholly-owned Ghanaian agro-processing companies which use only local agricultural inputs as their raw material base.
ZAMBIA – An agro and food-processing plant, anticipated to create over 1,000 jobs and support 3,000 small-scale farmers, is this month-end expected to be opened in the tourist capital.
UGANDA - The construction of Uganda Sukulu Phosphate Comprehensive Industrial Development Project in Tororo district has finally kicked off.
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