investment opportunities in southern sudan

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 General information about South Sudan
 Background.
 Progress made since CPA
 Legal and Economic Framework
 Investment opportunities in South Sudan
 Challenges
 Advantages of Trading with South Sudan.
 Uganda’s Benefits from Trade with South Sudan
 Recommendations
 Conclusion
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Uganda
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Official name: Government of South Sudan
Total Area : 644.329.38Km2
Capital city : Juba
Nature of City dwellers: Cosmopolitan
Composition: Ten States
Boarders: Seven Countries
Currency: South Sudan pound(SSP)
Value of Currency: 1SSP=850 Ug. shillings
 Population: est; 8.960.490
Languages: English and Juba Arabic
Return on Investments: Relatively High
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 South Sudan is our NUMBER ONE MARKET in the World
 Uganda earns over 250 million USD from formal and 140 Million
USD informal trade In South Sudan as annual figures
 South Sudan and Uganda share a great historical relationship.
 Signed Agreement Between Uganda and South Sudan- Feb 2006
 Signed MoU on Trade and other trade related areas of
Cooperation-2010.
 GoSS launched a Private Sector Development Program
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Political and Security situation
CPA 2005
Successful Parliamentary and presidential Elections 2010
Successful Referendum 2011
Improved security situation
Waiting for independence on 9th July 2011
The Security situation has greatly improved in South Sudan
INVESTIMENT CLIMATE
Reforms and streamlining of procedures to starting and doing business
Reform of GoSS institutions to offer efficient and transparent services
Established laws in line with good international practice that govern private
sector development
 Established the Ministry of Investments
 They established the Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture.
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Investment Promotion Act, 2009
Business entry laws
Land Act, 2009
Taxation Act, 2009
South Sudan Anti-Corruption Act, 2009
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Free Market economy
Private Sector Driven development
Promotion of public-private partnerships
Development and strengthening of SMEs
Promotion of Foreign and domestic Investments.
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 Repatriation of Capital, profits and dividends
 Guarantees against expropriation
 Non-Discrimination-Both local and foreign investors can own and
operate business in any sector of the economy
 Special incentives on application to the Board of investments
 Access to public information
 Protection of intellectual property rights-trade Marks, copyrights
and patents
 Dispute resolution
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 Exemptions and concessions on machinery and equipment,
capital and net profits
 Exemptions on agricultural imports-tools, equipment, machinery,
pharmaceutical, animal feeds, seeds for boosting food and cash
crop production
 Land can be provided by Government and Local authorities for
investment in priority sectors like General investments in
agriculture other than forestry and paper wood- not exceeding 30
year for foreign investors, forestry plantation-exceed 60 years
subject to renewal by mutual consent, quarrying and mininglifespan of the quarry and the mine.
 The Investors are allowed to employ foreign managers
 The Investors are entitled to entry, work permits etc
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 Government of South Sudan priority and strategic sectors for
investment:
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Agriculture and Agro-business
Physical infrastructure
Social infrastructure
Mining, Quarrying, Energy , electricity, Petroleum and Gas
Research on mapping of natural resources for economic use
Forestry
Medium to heavy manufacturing industries
Transport, Telecommunication, print and Electronic Media, and ICT
Commercial banking, Insurance, Property management and financial related
services.
 Health and Pharmaceuticals services
 Tourism and Hotel Industry Development
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 Cement
 Coal
 Gold
 Uranium
 Mercury
Etc
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• They have 13 million hectares fresh water
• It has the potential for sustainable harvest for up to 300,000
metric tons of fish per year
• Now, only about 30-40,000 metric tons of fish is harvested yearly.
A lot of this is destroyed and does not reach the market due to
transport and preservation bottlenecks
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Required Investments
Fish processing factories
Fish transportation facilities
Fishing tools
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Growing of cash crops like tea, coffee, cotton, etc
Organic farming for mass production
Provision of Irrigation scheme and systems
Forest products-Forests and woodlands cover 29% of the total area
Meat processing-Number of cattle estimated to be 10 millions
Animal and chicken feeds
Breeding farms
Construction of standard abattoirs
Poultry farming
Wood work Industries-abundance of timber
Diary industry-Abundance of livestock
Hides, skins and leather Industry
Fruit processing-Availability of variety of fruits like mangoes and pineapples in
Western Equatoria
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 Private Universities
 Pre-Primary, Primary and secondary schools
 Technical/vocational institutions
 Schools for nurses and mid-wives
etc
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Capacity building
Health related consultancy
Business related consultancy
Administrative related consultancy
ICT related consultancy
Agricultural related consultancy
Housing Consultancy
Any other Consultancy service
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 Private Hospitals and clinics
 Pharmacy and pharmaceutical production
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Construction Materials
Labour for construction
Architectural services
Tiles and brick laying
Any other Construction related expertise.
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 CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, HOUSING FACILITIES, MARKETS,
SHOPS AND OTHER COMMERCIAL FACILITIES.
 RIVER TRANSPORT
 REAL ESTATES PROJECTS
 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FACILITIES
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 All ICT gadgets and related services are required
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Hotels, resturants, lodges etc
Conference facilities
Development of resorts
Tour and travel business
Horticulture and floriculture development
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Commercial banking services
Micro-finance services
Financial advisory services
Accounting and auditing services.
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Transformer and electric cabling manufacturing
Supply and installations
Wind power generation
Exploration of hydrocarbons and petroleum
Bio-fuel production
Hydropower development on the River Nile and its tributaries
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Information distortion and un fair reports
Poor roads though improving
Poor Electricity Supply
Problems with Conversion of Currencies.
Multiple taxation
Lack of storage facilities
Criminal related activities starting from the source to the market
points.
 Limited access to information on investment related issues in
South Sudan
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 Historical relationship-Uganda’s historical involvement in the
liberation of South Sudan.
 Proximity-Uganda is closer to South Sudan than other
neighbours ,sharing borders and culture.
 The market has no tarrif escalations/cascading tarrifs,
techinical barriers to trade, sanitary and phystosanitary
measures .
 Availability of both air and road transport
 Higher returns on investments.
 Comparative advantage in agro produce and other related
services.
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Sudan Juba- Southern Sudan
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Increased export earnings.
Increased Remittances from Ugandans and
South Sudanese
Enhanced Cooperation
Increased employment opportunities
Peace and Stability
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• There is need for full operationalisation of the Bilateral
Agreement and a Comprehensive investment strategy.
• There is need for export facilitation(export subsidies, Credit/loans
to exporters, credit Guarantees etc)
• There is urgent need for orientation and sensitization of
Ugandans about South Sudan.
• The access road of Gulu-Bibia has to be urgently work on to
reduce on the cost of trade.
• Organised trade endeavours by both traders and Government.
• Information sharing and disemination
• Ug. Government needs to lobby for more attractive packages for
Ugandan Traders.
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It is important to note that there is need for a
well thought Public and the private sector
Comprehensive investment strategy in order
to effectively exploit the enormous
investment opportunities in South Sudan.
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Contact Mr. Willy Mutenza
07790647089 in the UK or
contact Uganda Embassy, Juba-South Sudan.
Email: [email protected]
TeL: +249955503330
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