The Companies in the Better Globe Group in Africa:
Better Globe Forestry Ltd. - Kenya
This forestry company is the mother company of our forest companies and is the company doing the planning, physical plantation, hiring people and having the executive responsibility of planting the trees and seeing to that all the studies like Environmental Impact Assessment and Feasibility studies are done in a proper way. Better Globe Forestry also runs a 45 acres test and training farm in Kibwesi in Kenya for trees and agriculture projects. This mother company is also implementing a quality management system for environment in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. Better Globe Forestry does not need any investors.
The company will work close with the communities wherever we have a tree plantation and provide people with jobs, schools, water, a clinic and agricultural help through Microfinance, so they can become self-sustainable.
Equator Biofuel Ltd. - Kenya
This company is growing Jatropha trees for Biofuel production. The company started operation in 2007, has so far planted 50 Ha with Jatropha in a pilot project and is aiming at becoming the biggest Biofuel producing company in Africa. We are planning to plant more than 100,000 Ha with Jatropha trees in arid land only. We are therefore seeking investors as potential partner, preferably in the field of Biofuel. A Feasibility study has been made for the project, which shows very positive profitability.
Mukau Wood Ltd. - Kenya
This company will grow a type of mahogany tree called Mukau (Melia Volkensii) on 50.000 Ha land in Kenya. The tree is fast growing and has approx. 50-60 cm diameter bole already after 18-20 years. The structure of the wood is beautiful and the quality is similar to other known mahogany or teak trees. A Feasibility study has also been made for this project, which shows very positive profitability. We have for more than 2 years worked on "In Vitro" production of Mukau in a Belgian Laboratory and will get the first "protocol" by the end of 2009. The industrial planting of Mukau will start beginning of 2010.
Better Globe Forestry Ltd. - Uganda
This forestry company is incorporated in Uganda and will start the tree planting process in 2010/11. The company intends to start massive tree planting on dry land in the North and East of Uganda in the years to come.
Integrity First Ltd. - Uganda
This company is publishing the Book "Put Integrity First" with the subtitle "If you want success in Africa", by our Chairman Rino Solberg. By getting this book to the young people in Africa they will hopefully learn and be motivated to use Integrity to become successful. We believe this will be a great help in fighting corruption in Africa, by starting with the young people and think long term. This book is given free as an e-book to all students in schools and universities in Africa.
A FREE version of the e-book, Put Integrity First, can be downloaded here.
Equator Line Centre Ltd. - Kenya
This company has 500 acres of land, where the main road from south to north in Uganda crosses the Equator, and will build a hotel resort, a golf course and a culture/sculpture park. The project is expected to commence in 2011 and will be the only one of its kind in the world where a golf player can hit the ball from one hemisphere to the other. The project is expected to contribute a lot to Uganda’s tourism. Anyone who is interested in owning a part of The Equator can contact us as there are some options for investors in some part of this project.
WebBizAfrica Ltd. - Uganda
This company aims at becoming the biggest and most used African Internet portal, with all you need to know about all countries in Africa for business or leisure. The company also has the goal to make it easier for small African companies to sell their products abroad and create contacts with the international market through this website.
Total Quality Management Ltd. (Uganda and Kenya)
Total Quality Management Ltd (TQM) is a consultancy company with a mission of building leadership through quality, promoting integrity and effectiveness in African business. TQM were the pioneers in bringing the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Quality Management systems concept to Uganda in 1994.
The major role of TQM is to help companies achieve better quality and effectivity through ISO Certification.