Distinguished Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba is in Mozambique’s central city of Beira, exploring its business opportunities and investment potential.
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Kasumba’s first impression of port-city Beira was of a “cosy, spacious” city with a lot of construction and informal trading, day and night.
She also mentioned the glaring influence of China.
Beer in Beira is cheaper than tea.
Seafood is cheap, and delicious.
- In 1998 the port processed 30 000 containers, it now does 240 000 per year.
She met with the owner of the best restaurant in Beira and a leading IT company.
Kasumba also discussed income tax and VAT in Mozambique.
For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
I feel that I’ve had the best meal of my life!— Lee Kasumba
You never run out of water. It’s the perfect environment to produce rice.— Lee Kasumba
Mozambique’s government isn’t really paying attention to this sector [IT]…— Lee Kasumba
Income tax in Mozambique is at about 32%... VAT is at 17%...— Lee Kasumba
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