Daily Archives: April 19, 2018

African Palm Corp. va lancer la production d’huile de palme en Guinée-Bissau, en Afrique occidentale

– Les opérations d’African Palm Corp. constitueront un investissement considérable dans les économies locales et pour les PNB du groupe de pays ouest-africains participants.

–  Afin de minimiser l’impact environnemental de ses opérations en Guinée-Bissau, African Palm Corp. a signé des accords de travail avec les groupes ethniques de la région pour collaborer à la récolte du fruit du palmier africain.

MIAMI, 19 avril 2018 /PRNewswire/ — African Palm Corp. (APC), une société basée aux États-Unis, se consacre à l’extraction durable, au traitement et à la commercialisation de produits dérivés des palmiers africains (principalement l’huile de palme). La société a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’en mai 2018, elle allait lancer ses opérations en Guinée-Bissau, où elle a accès à un total de 1,5 million d’hectares consacrés aux palmiers africains, et projette de porter cette superficie à sept millions d’hectares à travers l’Afrique occidentale au cours des cinq prochaines années.

L’installation des opérations d’African Palm Corp. constitue un investissement considérable pour divers pays ouest-africains et crée un groupe régional rivalisant avec l’huile de palme indonésienne et malaisienne, qui domine actuellement l’industrie. Les revenus générés par les opérations pour chaque pays africain contribueront à la croissance annuelle de leur produit national brut (PNB). Dans le cas de la Guinée-Bissau, l’opération d’African Palm Corp. devrait entraîner une augmentation de 50 % de son PNB, une réduction de 4,3 % de son taux de chômage, 39 000 nouveaux emplois directs et indirects, et une augmentation de son budget public d’un déficit de 2,4 % à un excédent de 2 %.

« Nous sommes heureux d’entrer dans l’industrie de l’huile de palme avec un modèle commercial durable qui assurera la croissance économique de nos partenaires tout en générant de hauts rendements pour nos investisseurs », a déclaré Oscar Faria, président-directeur général d’African Palm Corp. « Notre huile de palme sera certifiée par une série de principes équivalents à ceux de la Table ronde pour une l’huile de palme durable, autrement, dit les consommateurs disposeront d’un produit de haute qualité respectant les traditions et les cultures locales des agriculteurs qui récolteront le fruit. »

La demande en huile de palme a augmenté considérablement à l’échelle mondiale au cours des 20 dernières années, passant de 15 millions de tonnes métriques par an en 1995 à plus de 65 millions en 2015. Avec la croissance importante de la demande autour du monde, les acheteurs sont également devenus plus conscients des produits de haute qualité qui soutiennent des méthodes agricoles durables et les communautés locales qui seront impactées par la nouvelle entreprise.

African Palm Corp., avec le soutien d’un courtier d’assurance britannique et de Lloyds of London, a conçu et mis en œuvre un solide modèle commercial qui garantit la viabilité et la rentabilité de l’entreprise pour les investisseurs. La classification « A » d’APC par Lloyds assure des bénéfices annuels totaux, indépendamment des changements politiques ou des conditions climatiques qui pourraient affecter la production et la vente de l’huile.

Engagement envers les communautés locales

Contrairement aux palmiers d’Indonésie et de Malaisie, cette plante indigène ouest-africaine pousse naturellement à l’état sauvage, par conséquent, l’impact de la société sur l’environnement est minimal. Avant le commencement de ses opérations, African Palm Corp. a signé des accords de travail avec les groupes ethniques de la région pour collaborer à la récolte du fruit du palmier africain. Outre les transactions commerciales, 10 % des bénéfices nets annuels d’African Palm Corp. seront investis directement dans des projets d’infrastructure sociaux tels que des écoles, des centres médicaux et des routes, selon les besoins spécifiques de chaque communauté locale. Par ailleurs, toute l’infrastructure technique développée par African Palm Corp. dans le cadre des exigences logistiques de la société, telle que l’électricité, l’accès à l’eau potable, les routes et les docks, sera disponible et accessible aux communautés locales. Enfin, la plupart des emplois directs et indirects créés dans le cadre de l’opération d’APC seront attribués aux membres et aux leaders de la communauté locale.

À PROPOS D’AFRICAN PALM CORP.  

African Palm Corp. est une société qui se consacre à l’extraction, au traitement et à la commercialisation sur des marchés internationaux de produits dérivés du palmier africain (essentiellement de l’huile de palme). Les opérations de la société seront basées dans un groupe de pays ouest-africains en partenariat avec les membres des communautés locales. Pour en savoir plus, visitez http://africanpalmcorp.com/ .

African Palm Corp. to Launch Palm Oil Production in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

– African Palm Corp.’s operations will mean considerable investment in local economies and GDPs for the cluster of participating West African countries.

–  With the goal to minimize the environmental impact of its operations in Guinea-Bissau, African Palm Corp. signed working agreements with local ethnic groups to collaborate in harvesting the fruit from the African palm tree.

MIAMI, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — African Palm Corp. (APC), based in the United States, is dedicated to the sustainable extraction, processing, and commercialization of products derived from African palm trees (mainly palm oil). The company announced today that it will launch its operations in Guinea-Bissau in May 2018 where it has access to a total of 1.5 million hectares dedicated to African palm trees and plans to expand to seven million hectares across West Africa in the next five years.

The installation of African Palm Corp.’s operations means a considerable investment for numerous West African countries and creates a regional cluster that competes with Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil which currently dominates the industry. The income generated from the operations of each African country will contribute to the annual growth of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In the case of Guinea-Bissau, it is projected that the operation of African Palm Corp. will result in a 50 percent increase in its GDP, a reduction of 4.3 percent in its unemployment rate, 39,000 new direct and indirect jobs, and an increase in its public budget from a deficit of 2.4 percent to a surplus of 2 percent.

“We are pleased to enter the Palm Oil industry with a sustainable business model that will not only provide economic growth for our partners, but also generate high returns for our investors,” said Oscar Faria, President and CEO of African Palm Corp. “Our palm oil will be certified by a series of principles equivalent to those of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, which means consumers can enjoy a high-quality product that respects the local traditions and cultures of the farmers harvesting the fruit.”

Globally, the demand for palm oil has increased drastically in the last 20 years, going from 15 million metric tons per year in 1995 to over 65 million in 2015. As the demand has made substantial growth around the world, buyers have also become more conscious to high quality products that support sustainable farming methods and the local communities that will be impacted by the new business.

African Palm Corp., with support from UK based insurance broker and Lloyds of London, has designed and implemented a solid business model that guarantees investors the viability and profitability of the business. APC’s A-Grade ranking from Lloyds ensures total annual profits, regardless of any political changes or climatic conditions that could affect the production and sales of the oil.

Commitment to local communities

This native West African plant grows naturally in the wild, as opposed to Indonesian and Malaysian palm trees, making the company’s impact on the environment minimal. Prior to the start of its operations, African Palm Corp. signed working agreements with local ethnic groups to collaborate in harvesting the fruit from the African palm tree. In addition to commercial transactions, 10 percent of African Palm Corp.’s annual net profit will be directly invested in social infrastructure projects such as schools, medical centers, and roads, reflecting the specific needs of each local community. Additionally, all the technical infrastructure that African Palm Corp. develops as part of the company’s logistical needs, such as electricity, access to potable water, roads, and docks, will be available and accessible to the local communities. Lastly, most of the direct and indirect jobs created as a result of APC’s operation will be assigned to local community members and leaders.

ABOUT AFRICAN PALM CORP.

African Palm Corp. is a company dedicated to the extraction, processing and commercialization in international markets of derivative products of African Palm (mostly Palm Oil). The operations of the company will be based in a cluster of West African countries in partnership with members of the local communities. To learn more, visit http://africanpalmcorp.com/ .

Swift reaction by Kabega Park SAPS resulted in the recovery of a stolen firearm

The eradication of illegal firearms from the hands of criminals is a step closer to reducing serious and violent crimes.

A 30-year-old man was arrested yesterday, 18 April 2018 in Kuyga in Port Elizabeth and detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm. According to police information, at about 18:20, SAPS Kabega Park Crime Prevention members were patrolling the Kuyga area when they were stopped and informed by a person that he was pointed with a firearm by another person while walking. Fortunately, the person was able to point out the suspect as he was within view of the officers. The two officers immediately rushed towards the alleged suspect. When he saw the police vehicle, he hastily started to walk away. In so doing, he dropped a .38 revolver from his waist. He was arrested. The firearm was reported stolen from Kabega Park in May 2017. He is expected to appear in court soon.

Source: South African Police Service

Southafricagazette.com 2018-04-19 00:00:00

Nine suspects held, public violence condemned

As part of ensuring calm and reasserting the authority of the state in Mahikeng, the police have arrested nine suspects since eruption of violent community protests in the early hours of Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

The suspects were arrested in Montshioa and surrounding villages respectively for public violence and malicious damage to property. They are expected to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrates’ Court soon.

Yesterday, after the police had managed to calm the situation, violence erupted in the evening in Unit 9, Unit 13 and Unit 14. It was during the night that a truck trailer was torched in Moshawane village outside Mahikeng while a vehicle and a truck were set alight separately along Mahikeng-Vryburg road. There were also incidents of looting that were reported in areas such as Lomanyaneng, Montshioa and Mmabatho.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemned in the strongest possible terms the continued violence and said that police will do everything in their power to ensure that there is stability in Mahikeng. We will not hesitate to take harsh steps against anybody who disregards the rule of law.’ said the Provincial Commissioner.

Due to a number of roads that still have barricades, motorists are once more requested to comply with directives given by law enforcement officials.

Earlier on, Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, Dr Mpho Motlhabane said people do not have the right to destroy public and private properties. South Africa is a democratic country where people have rights as enshrined in the Constitution. While people have the right to gather and march, their rights are not above any other rights. There is no right in the constitution that grants anyone a permission to burn and destroy public and private properties. If you transgress the law, you will face the full might of the law, said Motlhabane.

The police deployments will remain in the area to ensure that normality is restored in the area. Members of the public are discouraged from participating in illegal activities, but to report them to the police.

Source: South African Police Service