July 17 2018: Ajman Media City Free Zone, a world-class free zone hub for the creative, media and entertainment industry announces a range of customer-friendly cost effective packages for the potential business owners. • Customer friendly and cost-effective package to set up a new business in the free zone • An easy and convenient process to own a business in the United Arab Emirates • World class infrastructure hub focuses on SME and entrepreneurs H E Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Media City Free Zone said ahead of the official launch of the free zone: “Globally, entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are widely considered to be vital to national economies. We are committed to support the small and mid size business investors and offer easy easy and cost effective services which will help this sector and also boost UAE’s rankings in global business destination list. AMCFZ is developed as a customer friendly, helping and making the emirate of Ajman an international economic centre for investors and businesses, in line with the “Ajman 2021” vision. No deposit mandate offers big incentive to new business owners The Chairman announced a landmark decision to abolish all the security deposits related to visa process for new companies which set-up their base in Ajman Media City Free Zone . He said: “We want the new business owners to receive significant cost advantage and make it easier for them to set up a new business in UAE. This decision is one of the several advantages we offer to support the creative, media and entertainment industry.” Promoting “ease of Business” for potential investors Another USP of AMCFZ is the culture to promote and ensure “ease of business” for every potential investor. We have identified key issues a potential investor faces when setting up a new business such as the cost of doing business, set-up costs, the regulatory requirements, and their expectations such as the . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN7V2xWGu_I&t=2s Stafford Global has been providing Online Distance Education programmes in different streams for 25 years. We now recruit students not only from the Middle East, North America, and Eastern Europe but also in Africa! By expanding our territorial reach to cover 4 continents, we became a trul global provider of quality Distance Learning and Online Education. We partnered with Edinburgh Napier University - one of Scotland’s largest universities, ranked in the top 5% of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and have a 95% graduate employability rate; to provide busy working professionals the opportunity to increase the prospects and enhance their careers. Visit us at: https://www.africa.staffordglobal.org/ From: Anu Sam CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly Mining), to transport at least 30% of their heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail. To place this into perspective, it is estimated that only 5% of the total freight moved in Zambia occurs via rail, the remaining 95% is transported by road. The announcement came as a shock to many, with much criticism on the practical execution. The Zambian Chamber of Mines was among the most vocal critics, re-affirmed by the concerns of many other bulk traders, calling the move “retrogressive” and “unworkable”. Given that Zambia is largely a commodity driven economy, the “penalty” on bulk commodities is considered contrarian to growth. Furthermore, the Chamber’s negative assertions about the bill were based on notions that Zambia’s rail infrastructure is sub-par, inaccessible, unreliable, unscheduled and, therefore, is unfit to absorb greater market share of the freight transportation volumes. With innovation and growth, many industries have moved away from traditional “old-school” ways of work. Rail is definitely one of the oldest modes around, and many do not view it in a good light. We need convenience, instant “on-demand” offerings with quick turnarounds. These “needs” have fueled (excuse the pun) the growth of road freight to the detriment of rail over the years, with a self-fulfilling prophecy. As more freight opted for road, systematically rail freight reduced. With this conversion, lower utilization of rail networks led to lower income and rail operators (mostly government owned and operated) were unable to reinvest, rehabilitate or enhance networks in many instances (amongst other excuses). As budgets got tighter operators also increased rail tariffs (against economic competitive logic), which of course, further threatened freight away from rail. This conundrum added with poor service delivery, has marred the African rail industry with a . . .
AVANI Maseru Hotel in Lesotho has opened its doors after an extensive R25 million rejuvenation that included a refurbishment of all 105 hotel rooms, the hotel’s water supply and reticulation, public areas and restaurant. Completed in just six months, the project has revitalized one of Maseru’s most popular destinations for city residents, business travelers and tourists. Each of the hotel’s rooms and suites were upgraded, including a complete redesign of the bathrooms, including showers, toilets and vanities, and each room has new sliding doors, opening out onto spectacular views. LED lighting throughout the rooms is environment-friendly as well as imbuing each space with crisp and clear light. New flooring in the rooms offers a luxurious link for its soft furnishings, while new 42-inch wall-mounted flat-panel TVs make sure that digital entertainment is within easy reach. Digital telephones complete the rooms’ technology upgrade. The hotel has expanded its WiFi offering too, which will make working at the hotel seamless for business travelers. The restaurant, Mohokhare, offers a buffet feast of African delights and international favourites, as well as a wide range of vegetarian options. Guests can relax into the fresh new furnishings and relish the views of the verdant Caledon Valley while they tuck into the sumptuous array of flavorsome dishes. The hotel’s conferencing venue benefited from new carpets and ceilings, refreshing this popular space to welcome delegates from near and far, and providing the perfect modern backdrop for weddings and other special celebrations. Team members at AVANI Maseru Hotel have undergone a series of training programmes, improving the hotel’s service offering in synchrony with its refurbishment, equipping the 99 local team members with lifelong skills to grow their careers in hospitality. “Guests expect comfortable accommodation, good, honest food with local flavours, and places and spaces to do business well. . . .