Sherbro Alliance Partners, a company which renowned actor and singer Idris Elba co-owns with Siaka Stevens, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding between with the government of Sierra Leone to develop the Sherbro Island into an economic powerhouse. In a move to give back to his father's home country, London-based Elba, who was born of a Sierra Leonean father and Ghanaian mother, seeks to exploit the island’s huge potential in fishing and tourism. The move will see Sherbro serve as a growth engine, not just for the country, but the surrounding West African countries. The island is also expected to be a hub for manufacturing and other diversified services which will create jobs for citizens. Read the article at The African Exponent.
Dear D –
Have you explored the opportunities for investment back home? Africa countries have so many unexploited opportunities that could create a gold mine for investors. Diasporans need to keep in touch with their hometowns to identify such opportunities. In Lagos, Nigeria, for example; traffic congestion is one of the worst in the world, which causes commuters to spend hours stuck in traffic. There is, therefore, huge potential for investment in safe and reliable water transport as an alternative means of transport. Entrepreneurs are already taking initiative to create innovative solutions. Such include the Lagos Water Taxi and GBoats. What investment opportunities do you see in your home country? Share