Statement by Dr. Tarek A. Sharif, Head Defence and Security Division Peace and Security Department at the consultative meeting on the start-up of AFRIPOL

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Major-General Abdelghani Hamel, Director General of the Algerian National Security,
Distinguished Representative of INTERPOL,
Distinguished Representative of ASEANAPOL,
Distinguished Representative of EUROPOL,
Chairs of the African Regional Police Cooperation Organizations, EAPCCO and SARPCCO,
Distinguished Participants,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the African Union Commission, I wish to extend warm welcome to you all, and to thank you for having spared time to participate at this meeting that is yet another historical milestone in the operationalization of the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation – AFRIPOL.

Let me, at the outset, thank the Government of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria for hosting this consultative meeting on the startup of AFRIPOL and for the warm welcome we have all received, including the all the facilities that have been made available to make our stay here comfortable.

Excellences

Ladies and Gentlemen

It can be recalled that Executive Council of the African Union, at its 25th Ordinary Session held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in June 2014, adopted decision EX.CL/Dec.820(XXV), in which it endorsed the Algiers Declaration on the establishment of AFRIPOL and requested the African Union Commission to follow-up on all the aspects of the Declaration, including the facilitation of the setting up of an ad hoc Committee, Co-Chaired by Algeria and Uganda and gathering the representatives of the African regional police chiefs cooperation organizations, to develop draft statute of AFRIPOL and legal texts governing its organization, operation and funding.

The second meeting of African Chiefs of Police, held in Algiers in December 2015, adopted the ad hoc Committee report. Subsequently, the report was submitted to the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of African Chiefs of Defence Staff and Heads of Safety and Security (STCDSS) that was held in Addis Ababa on 15 January 2016. The 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the STCDSS endorsed the report of the Commission on the Operationalization of AFRIPOL and will forward it for consideration by the relevant AU Organs.

It can also be recalled that the African Police Chiefs, at their 2nd meeting, stressed the need for the immediate start on preliminary activities of AFRIPOL for reasons including

The fact that transnational criminal networks continue to increase their activities, therefore the need for immediate implementation of cooperation and coordination initiatives;
The host country, Algeria, has made available the Secretariat for AFRIPOL, with the necessary office facilities, and is ready for occupation.

In this regard, the Chiefs of Police agreed to second staff, at the cost of the seconding county, for immediate deployment to the AFRIPOL headquarters, who should translate the priority areas for AFRIPOL, as contained in the foundation documents, into specific activities and develop concrete plans for their implementation.

We are meeting at the headquarters of AFRIPOL for the first time today and, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate the gratitude of the African Union Commission to the Government of Algeria for ensuring that the headquarters is ready for use. It is also important to acknowledge the personal dedication of Major-General Abdelghani Hamel, to the speedy establishment of the AFRIPOL headquarters.

Excellences

Ladies and Gentlemen

This meeting will enable brainstorming on immediate, medium and long term phasing of next steps in the operationalization of AFRIPOL, giving opportunity for AFRIPOL to learn from the experiences of ASEANAPOL, EUROPOL and the global INTERPOL, in order to enhance law enforcement cooperation in the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism – considering what has worked, avoiding what did not work and introducing opportunities that may have been missed. The experiences of African Regional Organizations for Police Cooperation will also build on these efforts to build an effective and efficient mechanism for cooperation between law enforcement authorities to fight organized crime in the Member States.

The meeting will also help to explore modalities for information exchanges between the Member States, and between AFRIPOL and the similar police and law enforcement organizations, especially since cross-border policing is only taking prominence in the recent past. The objective here is to discuss mechanisms that will enhance freedom of legal movement of people, goods, services and capital and yet deter flourishing of transnational organized crime.

This scenario calls for the establishment and strengthening of robust law enforcement networks at bilateral, regional and global levels, to counter common threats faced in Africa and beyond. In this regard, AFRIPOL will contribute t enhanced cooperation among Member States including with other existing continental structures and institutions like the ACSRT, regional cooperation mechanisms like the Nouakchott and Djibouti Processes and the Liaison and Fusion Centres is of necessity.

Ladies and Gentlemen

As Africa works towards strengthening integration by easing movement of people and goods across borders, it should be noted that open borders also leave countries with increased vulnerability to cross-border crime. Law enforcement should, therefore, not lag behind in this regard but rather result into enhanced cooperation. Criminal networks, for various reasons, choose to use certain countries or regions as basses and will manifest itself in di?erent ways in order to plan certain crimes, and then launch them to other countries, whether regionally or internationally. This is the reason cooperation to fight cross-border organized crime is a necessity. Developing and enhancing information and intelligence sharing and cooperation tools and networks will help to facilitate such an initiative.

You will agree with me that focus should not only be on the criminal networks, but also the support systems between licit-illicit relationships, comprised of legitimate players like attorneys, bankers, accountants and brokers, who provide services to legitimate customers, criminals, and terrorists alike.

Ladies and Gentlemen

In conclusion, I wish to stress the importance of these consultations to the start-up of AFRIPOL and look forwards to enriching discussions that will enable AFRIPOL to join in the efforts to enhance cooperation between the Police and law enforcement agencies on the continent and globally. I believe that this is only but the beginning of what will be a strong and durable relationship that will outlive Transnational Organized Crime. I also hope that we will agree on concrete next steps in this regard.

I wish to, once again, thank the government of Algeria for its continued effort towards ensuring the effective operationalization of AFRIPOL.

I look forward to fruitful deliberations.

Thank you all.

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ERRATUM: Health experts define Africa’s health direction

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With the continental and global consensus on sustainable development in the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 the African Union on Tuesday finalised the review of key health policy instruments that will guide the continent for the next 15 years. The review follows the Decision of the Ministers of Health last year mandating the AU Commission to finalise the revision of key AU health policy instruments.

“These health policy instruments will provide the strategic direction to secure health for all by 2030 in Africa” said Ambassador Olawale Maiyegun, the Director of Social Affairs.

The reviewed documents include the overarching Africa Health Strategy (2016-2030); the Maputo Plan of Action (2016-2030) for the implementation of the Continental Framework on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030.

The Africa Health Strategy is the primary consolidative document for all African commitments in the health sector. It will inspire, guide and highlight Africa’s strategic priorities in the next one and a half decade. The strategy calls on Member States to prioritise and invest in health through strengthened health systems, community engagement, fostering public private partnerships.

During the meeting Member State Experts also deliberated on the establishment of the African Health Volunteers Corps. The African Union is establishing the Corps as part of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The Africa CDC will assemble, equip, and mobilise a deployable roaster of volunteer medical and public health professionals. This will ensure rapid and effective responses to public health emergencies to Member States and address matters of global concern including health impacts of natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan: Riek Machar’s Return to Juba

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The return of Riek Machar to Juba, and his swearing-in as First Vice President today, represents an important step towards formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) and a second chance to reclaim the promise this young nation deserves. We welcome the statements by President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar calling for cooperation, reconciliation, and peaceful coexistence.

South Sudan’s leaders now need to complete formation of the Transitional Government, fully respect the permanent ceasefire agreement, facilitate humanitarian access to all areas of the country and begin implementing the reform agenda of the peace agreement, according to the timeline established by the parties.

We express our appreciation to Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson, President Festus Mogae, the African Union, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and the member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for their efforts to support implementation of the August peace agreement.

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Zambia to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

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A mission of the International Monetary Fund visited Lusaka during April 4–8, 2016, to assist the authorities with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), which was endorsed by the Executive Board in May 2015. The mission supported the development of the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), which will be posted on the Central Statistical Office website, utilizing the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data. This places Zambia in the first wave of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to implement the recommendations of the e-GDDS.

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the new NSDP will provide national policy makers and domestic and international stakeholders, including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information that the IMF’s Executive Board has identified as critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. Making this information easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats, and according to an Advance Release Calendar, will allow all users to have simultaneous access to timely data and will bring greater data transparency.

The authorities are encouraged by the notable progress that Zambia has made to achieve this important statistical milestone. The NSDP will give users access to full information about Zambia’s essential macroeconomic data by June 8, 2016.

Background

The e-GDDS was established by the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies between data dissemination and surveillance. The e-GDDS supersedes the GDDS, which was established in 1997. A link to the country’s NSDP will be available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) by June 8, 2016: at http://dsbb.imf.org.

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The 2nd Extra-Ordinary Senior Officials Meeting of the Coordination Committee of Africa-Arab Partnership

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INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

When: 27 and 29 April 2016

The meetings will be organized as follows:

27th April 2016: 2nd Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 4th Africa-Arab Summit; and

29th April 2016: 2nd Extra-Ordinary Senior Officials Meeting of the Coordination Committee of the Africa-Arab Partnership

Where: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Who: Organized by Africa’s Strategic Partnerships, Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Government of Equatorial Guinea.

Why: The Meeting will discuss preparations for the 4th Africa-Arab Summit to be held in Equatorial Guinea in November 2016, in line with the agreement reached during the 9th Senior Officials Meeting of the Coordination Committee held in Cairo, Egypt on 29 February 2016.

Participants: The Meeting will bring together Senior Officials representing Members of the Coordination Committee on the African and the Arab sides, namely Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Mauritania and Zimbabwe as well as the AU Commission and the League of Arab States.

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British High Commissioner urges Zambian MPs to tackle GBV

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“I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the UK government and its Department for International Development (DFID) to join Zambia in its efforts to eliminate gender based violence and child marriage. And I would like to thank the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Clerk for enabling this event to happen.

“Globally if you are a woman aged between 15 and 45 years you are more likely to be maimed and die from male violence than from malaria, cancer, traffic accidents and war combined.

“Such violence is used to intimidate, humiliate and discredit women and to force them into a silent, second-class citizenship.

“The statistics on violence against women and girls are shocking!

“Globally 1 in 3 women is beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime. Usually, the abuser is a member of her own family or someone she knows. And up to half of sexual assaults are committed against girls under 16. In Zambia, almost half of women aged 15 to 49 years have experienced physical violence. Homes should be places of refuge and safety. For too many women in our societies, the UK included, our homes are places of hidden suffering. (between 1 and 1.3 million women in UK suffer domestic violence each year)

“None of us here today wants gender based violence to remain hidden. So we are committed together to support the victims of gender based violence and turn them into survivors. And we are committed to stopping gender based violence in the first place. This is why creating the right enabling environment is so important.

“In recent years Zambia has demonstrated its strong commitment to addressing gender inequalities in the country. The UK Government is particularly delighted that Zambia has taken a strong lead in the fight against gender based violence with the implementation of the Anti GBV Act, its leadership on child marriage, which is a form of GBV as well as support to the drafting of a Marriage Bill which will make it illegal for children to marry. Zambia is indeed to be congratulated in being the first African country to establish Fast Track Courts for GBV cases.

“However, there is still more that must be done:

We need to protect survivors of GBV and to this end, Zambia urgently needs to fulfil its commitments to increasing the number of shelters and safe houses available.

We need to learn early lessons from the establishment of the Fast Track Courts and ensure that these courts are more widely available to survivors across the country.

All stakeholders involved (government, civil society and CPs) need to strengthen efforts for greater coordination around GBV – we need to work better together in order to maximise efforts and increase access to services for GBV survivors.

Finally, we need to challenge attitudes and practices which which have stopped too many girls and women having a voice and control over their own lives.

“As the USAID Mission Director pointed out, your role as MPs is critical in trying to effectively grapple with these important issues. We stand ready to support you and our partners in your efforts.

“Thank you.”

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First official visit to Mauritania by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will undertake his first official visit to Mauritania from 2 to 11 May 2016. The human rights expert will assess the efforts of the Mauritanian Government to eradicate poverty and how such efforts are anchored in its international human rights obligations.

“Poverty goes beyond a simple lack of income. Poverty is a phenomenon that has many dimensions, which include the lack of access to food, to water and sanitation, to education, to health care and other basic services,” the expert said.

“Poverty is also about social exclusion and is often closely related to discrimination. Respect for human rights in general is therefore crucial in the fight against poverty and I will look into all these aspects during my visit,” he added.

In this regard, the ongoing elaboration of the national development strategy for the next 15 years, the Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de prospérité partagée (SCAPP), is a unique opportunity for the government to address in a compehrensive manner poverty’s underlying causes, such as discrimination and social exclusion.

“We cannot eradicate poverty without taking seriously the human rights of all the people living in Mauritania,” Mr. Alston said. “And to achieve this, the respect for the country’s human rights obligations must take place at all levels, including at the local level,” the expert stressed.

“I am grateful to the Government of Mauritania for the opportunity to visit and to meet with a broad cross-section of society,” Mr. Alston added. The Special Rapporteur will meet and engage with the central government and with local governments, non-governmental organizations, representatives of international organizations, and people living in extreme poverty. He will visit Nouakchott and spend several days in different regions of the country.

The Special Rapporteur will share his preliminary observations and recommendations at a press conference to be held at the end of his mission. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists. The Special Rapporteur’s report will be submitted to the Human Rights Council in June 2017.

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AFRITAC West 2 Holds the 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

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The IMF’s African Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC West 2) held its fourth Steering Committee meeting in The Gambia on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, to assess the Center’s operations over the past year and discuss next year’s plans. The Committee discussed strategic issues, including the Center’s contribution to furthering the Sustainable Development Goals. Officials from AFW2 member countries attended, together with development partner representatives— the European Union, Switzerland, Canada—and IMF staff.

Participants reaffirmed the important role of AFRITAC West 2 in assisting member countries to strengthen economic institutions and their capacity for implementing sound economic policies. They highlighted the impact of technical assistance and training provided by the Center as a basis for better economic policy decision-making.

Mr. Abdou Kolley, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs for The Gambia, chaired the meeting and welcomed the scaling-up in the Center’s operations over the past year to build institutional and human capacity in the region, including strengthening member countries’ resilience to address economic vulnerabilities. The Minister praised the Center’s use of innovative and flexible modes of delivering Technical Assistance. “Such flexibility and innovation are necessary to ensure that capacity development is well-tailored to meet the varying needs of member countries” he noted. He also commended the collaboration between the Center and the regional institutions (ECOWAS, WAMI and WAIFEM) which participated in the meeting.

The Center Coordinator, Mr. Lamin Leigh, summarized the progress made in the past year, highlighting a number of success stories in the Center’s capacity building work in the sub-region, including with The Gambia Revenue Authority. On the Center’s priorities for the coming year, Mr. Leigh noted that the will continue to support member countries in all its core areas of expertise, with additional emphasis on public financial management and revenue mobilization, including a scaling up of capacity development activities in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The Steering Committee was pleased with the progress made by AFRITAC West 2 in the past fiscal year, approved the work program for the 2017 fiscal year and urged the Center to do more on improving its execution going forward. Development partners also commented on the strategic priorities and expectations for the Center, including in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Steering Committee members stressed the need for greater collaboration with regional institutions, including ECOWAS, and in that context highlighted the important role that AFW2 could play in regional integration. Committee members also agreed on the need to enhance the quality of macroeconomic statistics for better policymaking.

Background

AFRITAC West 2 has been delivering capacity development services to Cabo Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia since January 2014. The Center is one of five IMF Regional Technical Assistance Centers in sub-Saharan Africa and offers capacity-building services to member countries in the areas of revenue administration, public financial management, monetary operations and payment systems, financial sector supervision and regulation, and macroeconomic statistics. Its Steering Committee, which is composed of the member countries, the IMF, and development partners, oversees and provides strategic guidance to the Center. Development partners currently financing the Center are the EU, Switzerland, Canada, the African Development Bank, Australia, China, and the European Investment Bank.

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UK Secretary of State for International Development visits Kenya

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Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, has finished a two day visit to Kenya to discuss two key UK-Kenyan strategic objectives: the handling of refugees and UK support for Kenya’s rapidly growing economy.

Following the UK’s ground-breaking approach to protracted refugee crises, the Secretary of State met the Kenyan Government to discuss the possibilities for working more effectively in its own support for several hundred thousand refugees in Kenya. At the Kakuma Refugee camp in Turkana, accompanied by Governor Nanok, the Secretary of State heard first-hand about the challenges faced by refugees and host communities alike, and paid special tribute to the Government and people of Kenya for their long record of providing life-saving protection.

Alongside this vital shared priority, the Secretary of State also spent time discussing Kenya’s economic development, including a visit to Mombasa Port. The UK-driven Trade Mark East Africa has already achieved transformations which are a key strategic asset for Kenya and East Africa more broadly. The Secretary of State held discussions with business leaders on investment and growth opportunities to ensure Kenya benefits from its growing youth population and finished her visit at the Mombasa Youth Employment Programme (Kuza), which supports the economic empowerment of low-income youths to tackle violent extremism.

Speaking at the end of the visit, The Secretary of State said:

“It is vital that the UK works with countries such as Kenya on shared priorities like dealing more effectively with the challenges of refugees and shaping economic growth to create jobs – which is the best way to reduce extreme poverty. Investment in Mombasa Port is not just about Kenya but East Africa too. This smart UK aid delivers significant results on shared UK-Kenya priorities and is part of the doubling of DFID’s economic development programme over the last two years”.

The Secretary of State’s visit preceded that of Prime Minister David Cameron, which is planned for later in the year.

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Inauguration ceremony for Mingkaman River Port in Awerial County

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), would like to inform you about the inauguration ceremony for Mingkaman River Port in Awerial County. The event will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9.30 AM in Mingkaman. The inaugural ceremony will be presided by the Minister of Transportation, Roads and Bridges, and the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, and with the participation of the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, and representatives of high ranking officials of the relevant ministries / institutions, local authorities, and others. You are invited to attend the ceremony, which will include a tour of the new port facility.

UNOPS implemented the $4.1 million project funded by the people of Japan. The new port will expand the capacity to provide life-saving supplies to South Sudan’s civilian population, particularly those people affected by displacement after the 2013 conflict.

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Press Statement on Reports Concerning Adel Habib

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The British Embassy in Cairo is closely following reports concerning Adel Habib and is working with the Egyptian government in London and Cairo.

The Metropolitan Police have made the following statement:

Detectives are investigating a fatal fire in Ealing. Police were called at approximately 00:55hrs on Monday, 25 April to reports of a fire at a residential property in Cranleigh Gardens, Southall. Officers, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A 21-year-old man was rescued from the property by LFB. He was taken to a specialist burns hospital in Essex where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course. There are no reports of any other persons injured.

Detectives from Ealing are investigating. Enquiries into the circumstances continue. A man in 20s was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been bailed to a date in mid-June pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8721 7070 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Embassy spokesperson said:

The British Embassy in Cairo is following this case closely. We express our sincere condolences to the family of the victim.

The Metropolitan Police are now working quickly to determine the circumstances of this man’s death. The UK government will be in close contact with the MFA and the Egyptian consulate in London today to receive and respond to any specific requests from the Egyptian authorities and the family.

Further information about the investigation will remain a matter for the Metropolitan Police, under the requirements of UK law and the approach necessary to maximise the chances of achieving justice in the courts in this case.

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Good News for Construction and Real-Estate Developers: Thyssenkrupp Elevator Coming to Nigeria, Appoints JMG as their Official Distributor

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JMG (http://www.JMGlimited.com) is a diversified solution provider with a broad portfolio in power generation, electrical infrastructure and industrial equipment. With over 10 years of experience in Africa and strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, JMG combines global technologies and regional expertise to fulfill the needs of a developing Africa.

Thyssenkrupp (https://www.Thyssenkrupp.com) is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials, a growing share of capital goods and services. In fiscal year 2014/2015, Thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion. Their products such as elevators & escalators can be seen around the world in national landmarks such as the Metro of Paris, Metro of Madrid, Metro of Barcelona, Airport of Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York, etc… Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes as well as services for sustainable progress.

JMG has been appointed by Thyssenkrupp elevator as their official distributor in Nigeria for their elevators & escalators products. This partnership will enable Thyssenkrupp to expand their market shares in the largest African economy and see JMG deliver new mobility solutions and technology for Nigeria’s growing Infrastructure and high-rise construction.

Rabi Jammal, JMG Group General Manager, commented: “Over the past few years, there has been numerous high-rise developments which highlight Nigeria’s desire for better quality infrastructure. As Mega cities like Lagos continue to grow, there is a need for world-class products that can enhance the country’s development. Our aim is to become a leader in energy efficient solutions, which will add value to the construction segment. In line with our strategy, we are pleased to partner with Thyssenkrupp which is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry.”

Paulo Amaral, Thyssenkrupp Elevator head of Central Africa Countries added: “Appointing JMG as the official distributor for Nigeria enables us to deliver our products and services with the same quality and safety standards we have around the world. I’m confident this partnership will bring new energy efficient solutions to Nigeria’s mobility, without sacrificing performance, design, safety or comfort. I am sure that our latest innovations such as the TWIN elevators or ACCEL moving walkway will be welcomed as a new transport opportunity by the local real-estate developers”.

JMG’s experience with internationally renowned brands enables them to welcome Thyssenkrupp Elevator and participate in the dynamic changes of a rapidly developing Nigeria. JMG sees itself as a positive contributor in the country by providing the engineering, equipment and support backed by multinational partners.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of JMG Limited.

For more information about JMG THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATORS & ESCALATORS visit www.JMGlimited.com/thyssenkrupp

Contacts in Nigeria:

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