QNET to boost Direct Selling and create entrepreneurship opportunities in Tanzania

QNET (www.QNET.net), a company of Asian heritage and a part of the US $200 billion global direct selling industry is honored and excited to enter the buoyant direct selling sector in Eastern Africa, and expects to offer world class quality consumer products and to elevate standards of living by garnering the spirit of entrepreneurship to all individuals, even those with little business background. QNET’s product offering include a wide range of world-acclaimed lifestyle and wellness products such as personal care, nutrition, cosmetics, home care and body, water energies, jewelry and watches as well as holiday packages.

QNET, optimizing its existing e-commerce platform currently has three easily accessible local agents in West Africa, namely Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. These agents serve as the liaison between QNET, its Independent Representatives (IRs) and customers with their enquiries, delivery of products and the display of product range so as to enable people to view for themselves some of the products sold online. QNET is planning to engage a local agency in Tanzania soon to provide the best customer service in the country.

“QNET is proud to be in Tanzania and is committed to working closely with the local government officials and authorities to create more entrepreneurial opportunities for the local community. Direct selling which is the marketing and selling of products directly to consumers away from a fixed retail location, provides people a great alternative platform to join entrepreneurship” said Mr. David K Sharma, Advisor to QNET Board of Directors.

In addition to offering quality consumer products, ranging from health and home care to online education courses, and more, QNET firmly believes that there is nothing more empowering to individuals than the financial freedom that a career in the direct selling industry provides, and believes that the people of Tanzania, with their ambition and strong sense of entrepreneurship, will appreciate the quality consumer products that QNET offers and the business opportunities for self-development.

QNET started getting online purchases for its products from Africa since 2007. Today there are thousands of Tanzanian citizens who have also registered to market and promote QNET online products as IRs. The top selling products for QNET in Tanzania are Wellness products, household items such as water filtration systems, health and wellness products, online education learning (such as business courses, marketing courses and business English courses) as well as luxury products like watches and jewelry.

“Our best selling Products include HomePure, a water filtration system as well as AirPure, our air purifier, addresses a real need for clean water and clean air in many developing countries. In developed markets QVI Holidays, a vacation membership and holiday getaway product, tends to be quite popular with those wanting to take rejuvenating breaks. For busy professionals who are interested in continuing their education but have no time, we offer e-learning courses on a number of topics. We also have an expert selection of lifestyle-friendly food supplements for long life and vitality called LifeQode which we recently introduced in Tanzania” explained Mr Sharma.

“QNET is always respectful of the local laws and is fully obliged to the commercial laws and consumer laws of Tanzania. QNET also has policies and procedures that all its IRs must strictly adhere to its code of marketing and promotion of QNET products ethically,” noted, Mr. Sharma.

Mr. Sharma assured potential entrepreneurs in Tanzania of QNET’s continued support through training and education of IRs with a view to developing their professional skills with special focus on personal growth and development.

“We believe that financial success alone is not enough. In order for us to make an impact, we need to develop people to be better human beings so that they can use their success to contribute to their local communities”, he added.

Globally, the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), which QNET is affiliated through the Direct Selling Associations of Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, reported unprecedented sales and engagement with 6.4% growth generating close to US$ 200 billion in 2015. WFDSA said that in the past three years, the industry has seen a compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent. It also noted that behind direct selling’s positive growth trend are millions of entrepreneurs marketing an array of products and services.

With direct selling gaining popularity, Tanzania is seen to have huge potential to become a leading market in the African region.

Distributed by APO on behalf of QNet Ltd..

Media contact:
Benjamin Mariki
QNET
Country Representative for Tanzania
Email: Ben.Mariki@gmail.com

About QNET:
As a prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET (www.QNET.net) provides a wide range of life enhancing products that are offered through its proprietary e-commerce platform to customers and distributors in over 100 countries. The company also has some offices and 3rd party agencies in 25 countries worldwide, and more than 50 stockists, apart from localized operations or franchisees in a number of countries.
QNET is a member of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. QNET is also a part of the Hong Kong Health Food Association and the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore among others.
QNET is also active in sports sponsorships around the world, including football (Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City Football Club), Formula One, badminton and more, due to the company’s strong belief that the drive, passion and teamwork of sports mirrors that of QNET.
For more information, please visit QNET’s website at www.QNET.net.

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President Museveni, US Undersecretary discuss trade, security

President Yoweri Museveni has said that while Uganda and the United States face many challenges that they are collaborating on together including peace and security in South Sudan, Somalia, DR Congo, they will intensify their efforts for durable solutions. The President however urged the United States to balance these efforts by paying attention to other practical areas such as investments and trade that contribute to peace in the region.

The President met the United States Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, at Uganda House in New York City last Wednesday. The President is in New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting was attended by Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello and Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces Gen. David Muhoozi.

The President said he supported President’s Trumps statement to the United Nations for leaders to put their individual countries first, adding that initially the US wasted a lot of time on the wrong things instead of pushing for mutual benefits in trade and investments.

“The World Bank had policies that were not pro-development. They were not interested in infrastructure development such as in the energy sector and roads. Without electricity for example, how can you industrialize?”

On the security situation in the Horn, including in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi and DR Congo, the President said from his assessment, conflicts stem mainly from focusing on peoples identities rather than interests and in other cases the lack of institutions and ideology.

On trade, President Yoweri Museveni said Uganda is against importation of secondhand clothes because it is trying to develop its textile and apparel sector.

“Second hand clothes are killing the textile and apparel sector in Uganda. Industrialization of this sector is not only good for Uganda but for America as well. As partners the volume of trade grows and creates more incomes,” he said.

Mr. Thomas Shannon appreciated President’s call for trade and investments as part of finding solutions to the conflicts in the region and thanked him and the people of Uganda for opening their doors to refugees.

“We appreciate Uganda’s policy on refugees. We thank you and your government for taking care of them and for allowing them to produce their own food,” he said.

Distributed by APO on behalf of State House Uganda.

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President Museveni, US Undersecretary discuss trade, security

President Yoweri Museveni has said that while Uganda and the United States face many challenges that they are collaborating on together including peace and security in South Sudan, Somalia, DR Congo, they will intensify their efforts for durable solutions. The President however urged the United States to balance these efforts by paying attention to other practical areas such as investments and trade that contribute to peace in the region.

The President met the United States Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, at Uganda House in New York City last Wednesday. The President is in New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting was attended by Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello and Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces Gen. David Muhoozi.

The President said he supported President’s Trumps statement to the United Nations for leaders to put their individual countries first, adding that initially the US wasted a lot of time on the wrong things instead of pushing for mutual benefits in trade and investments.

“The World Bank had policies that were not pro-development. They were not interested in infrastructure development such as in the energy sector and roads. Without electricity for example, how can you industrialize?”

On the security situation in the Horn, including in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi and DR Congo, the President said from his assessment, conflicts stem mainly from focusing on peoples identities rather than interests and in other cases the lack of institutions and ideology.

On trade, President Yoweri Museveni said Uganda is against importation of secondhand clothes because it is trying to develop its textile and apparel sector.

“Second hand clothes are killing the textile and apparel sector in Uganda. Industrialization of this sector is not only good for Uganda but for America as well. As partners the volume of trade grows and creates more incomes,” he said.

Mr. Thomas Shannon appreciated President’s call for trade and investments as part of finding solutions to the conflicts in the region and thanked him and the people of Uganda for opening their doors to refugees.

“We appreciate Uganda’s policy on refugees. We thank you and your government for taking care of them and for allowing them to produce their own food,” he said.

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda

Today, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda. The Secretary-General appreciated Uganda’s continued commitment to host refugees in the face of continued mass influxes.

They exchanged views on the main peace, security and humanitarian challenges facing the region, including recent developments in South Sudan and Burundi. The Secretary-General reiterated the United Nations support to regional and sub-regional organizations leading peace processes in the region.

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