2022 Projects in Eswatini

KMIII

King Mswati III Eswatini

POTS Consulting is working in Partnership with many companies in African Initiatives,
Sellbridge UK
Sellbridge International

World Help Initiative

Matata Group
Adenta Trading & Investments SA
Draig International


POTS consulting / Sellbridge and World Help Initiative are proposing some exciting Projects in Eswatini, in order to help His Majesty King Mswati III achieve his visionary 2022 Eswatini dream.
The finance for the Airport project will been raised through POTS Consulting and Sellbridge.
The financing for the Power stations is through Sellbridge UK and Sellbridge International.
A Joint venture company called 'World Help Initiative (Eswatini), has been formed in Eswatini for the execution of the various projects.
(Details of the Airport project are listed below).
$10bn Finance Allocation has been committed to the Airport & Smart City projects and $1bn is committed for the power stations.

Project Progress

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October 2017 Meeting the Team


During October 2017 the project team undertook a series of meetings with their Majesties together with the relevent Government Ministries within Eswatini, to discuss the forthcoming projects and to get down to some serious planning. These are from top left to bottom right
Meeting His Majesty King Mswati III
Meeting Her Majesty the Queen Mother
Meeting with Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA)Eswatini (who greatly assisted us with all the paperwork). Meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Hlangsempi, The Honourable Minister for Economic Planning.
Meeting with various Government Ministries
Meeting with Solomon Dube Director Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority
Private meeting with His Majesty King Mswati III
Mrs Hart-Jones (Sellbridge) Meeting with the Queen Mother

In 2020 the team plan to reassemble in Eswatini for the furtherance of the Projects




Eswatini Power and King Mswati III International Airport Projects


PHASE 1



SWACAA - POWER FOR KMIII Airport

There will be a larger power station (600MWe) at KMIII Airport, designed to power the Airport and the 'New City'. This power station will burn Eswatini's vast reserves of Anthracite from Mpaka mine. However on completion of the Smart City this may be supplemented with power generation from the waste products from the City, such as City rubbish and sewage. Other bi-products such as clean water will be produced as part of the process.

Mpaka Coal Mine and 1.2GWe Draig Thermal Power Station

An advanced Draig thermal power station, starting at 600MWe initially, growing to 1.2GWe in phases. This thermal power station will be built next to Mpaka mine. The advanced thermal power station can burn cleanly any solid fuel meeting ALL of the world's stringent Clean Air Regulations. This anthracite will be supplemented with biomass grown in Eswatini. The 2 major sources of biomass will include anthracite and the planned bamboo plantations located around the power station. As these grow to maturity by contracted local farmers the bamboo will be harvested and sent to the power station. Also residue left after processing cannabis/hemp will be available in large quantities from the Khula Ngwane cannabis/hemp processing plant. This biomass will supplement the other fuels powering the power station.

As a 'Zero Waste' operation, even the residue anthracite (dust) normally dumped onto slag heaps at mines will be briquetted for use in the Draig thermal power station.

There are major benefits of the thermal power station to Eswatini, the most important, will be in the area of job creation, not only the jobs created for miners but the anticipated 10,000 agricultural jobs created in the farming sector growing the bamboo and cannabis/hemp.

Mpaka mines' output will be a 'Zero Waste' operation. There are 3 distinct markets for the anthracite. 1) The bio-molecular 400MWe power station at the airport. 2) The thermal power station at the mine and 3) Adenta has identified partners around the globe to take any available anthracite.


1.2GWe Power Station

 

Other King Mswati III Airport Projects


The New Ultra-Modern 'Smart Garden Town / City' development Near the Airport


(City Centre - Water - Green Power - Waste Handling - Communication - Transport & Social Services).


Our architects will be working on a reduced emmission design of a city centre, which will have plenty of green space and include a central administrative district, retail shopping outlets, offices, emergency services, medical facilities, education establishments, power, water and waste services, housing districts.
The city will utilise that latest technology including all forms of 'Green' power including solar power and other forms of clean-energy, mass transit, naturally cooled city streets. The modern nature of the city will incorporate city-wide data collection via an Internet architecture. The data will be used by the city to automatically run itself for example, LED street lights may automatically brighten in an area to coincide with the time a concert ends, to brighten the streets or the lights may flash when emergency services are on their way.
Sellbridge Ltd. and POTS Consulting have aligned themselves accordingly with WorldHelp Initiative for the Eswatini mega structure, representing global indigenous communities on the expansion of self-sustainability and 'GREEN' infrastructure as well as a bio-friendly formatted zero-waste 'Smart City' development at a macro-economic level. Sellbridge Ltd/POTS Consulting have arranged a strategic technological partnership with WorldHelp's - Africa initiative.



Smart City

Artist Impression Smart City


Smart City

Smart City Features


SPECIAL ECONOMIC TRADE FREE ZONE

Special Economic Zones or Trade Free Zones attract International manufacturers. Operating in a Duty Free Zone offers huge financial benefits to many different types of company. Together with a reliable supply of lower cost electricity supplied from nearby and the relaxed easy going nature of Eswatini, will make this Special Economic Zone a huge succeess.
Special Economic Zone

Special Economic Zone


Banking & Finance District

Consisting of the following

Finance & Banking

POTS Consulting plans to develop a full banking and financial area within the 'Trade Free Zone' including a fully functional location for Eswatini's new stock exchange. The mineral bank located within the banking district will facilitate the purchase and sale of minerals sourced from all areas of Africa. The aim is to turn Eswatini into the premier mineral trading centre for the world and to surpass Dubai.

Foreign Exchange

A full foreign exchange facility will be located inside the airport and banking district to deal with exchange issues for the mineral bank and VIP gamers.

Sellbridge Mineral Bank

Currently Dubai is the premier mineral trading hub for the African mineral market. However Eswatini represents a better trading opportunity as it is closer to all the major mineral producing zones within Africa. •Diamonds •Rubies •Sapphires •Emeralds •Gold •Silver •Platinum •Zinc
The mineral bank will be instrumental in driving traffic into Eswatini via the KMIII International Airport as the mineral traders will fly in and purchase their minerals and maybe even relax at the 5* hotel and casino, before arranging the shipment of their valuable purchases.

Finance district

 

Trade Free Commercial Zone

'Special Economic Zones' or 'Trade Free Zones' attract International manufacturers. Operating in a Duty Free Zone offers huge financial benefits to many different types of company. Together with a reliable supply of lower cost electricity supplied from nearby and the relaxed easy going nature of Eswatini, will make this Special Economic Zone a huge succeess.

Bonded Customs Warehouse

King Mswati III International Airport is the right location for Eswatini's bonded customs warehouse. Where incoming goods and imports can be cleared by customs before entering or leaving Eswatini. This represents a large source or future revenue for the kingdom's Treasury.

Manufacturing Zone

•Gold Refinery •Mineral Cutting & polishing •Retail Outlets •Manufacturing Companies.

Khula Ngwane Green Bank

It is anticipated that when Eswatini legalises the growing of cannabis, the Khula Ngwane Green Bank will be located at the King Mswati International Airport. The Khula Ngwane proposal to government is that Khula Ngwane will represent Eswatini government in the issuing of licences and registering groups of community farmers to grow cannabis (under licence) legally. The community farmers can even apply for a loan from the Green Bank, and pay it back with future deliveries of cannabis.
On delivery of the Cannabis it be weighed (water content will be deducted) and the farmers will be paid for the weight of the whole plant. Eswatini Revenue Authority (ERA) tax will be deducted as will any loans that need to be repaid.
The cannabis will be processed into medical pharmaceutical products at the airport and shipped out to the various World markets.

Luxury Apartments

As the area develops for entertainment and sporting activities, luxury apartments will be in great demand by those wishing to keep a base close to the activity centre in Eswatini

Manufacturing
Apartments

 

Entertainment Zone (Phase 2)

Putting Eswatini on the World Entertainment Circuit

Hotel & Casino


King Mswati III International airport represents a spectacular opportunity to showcase an iconic five-star hotel resort. The world-class five-star hotel resort will enable Eswatini to capitalise on the growth in African business and tourism, particularly high net worth and luxury focused tourists from South Africa, Mozambique and globally. Incorporating world-class VIP gaming.

Such a hotel resort will provide a further attraction to high net worth tourists and customers for the Mineral Bank and Concert venue. This will make the project commercially viable.

Luxury Hotel

  • Casino with VIP Gaming and Non-Gaming
  • Signature restaurants
  • Luxury Retail Outlets
  • Pools Outdoor & Indoor
  • Spa Facilities
  • Fitness Centre
  • Conference Centres
  • Cultural Facilities
  • Lounges & Bars
  • Theatre
  • Museums
  • Shows, Dance clubs, Comedians
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Multipurpose rooms for Seminars & Business Programs
  • High Quality Designer Shops & Duty free Shopping Arcades
  • Outdoor Urban Entertainment Arena for Shows and Concerts.
  • Hotel & Casino


    Entertainment Zone (Phase 3)



    'Centre Stage' Concert Arena

    The planned stadium will have a circumference of 1km and will enclose 4,000,000 cubic metres inside its walls and under its roof – the equivalent of 25,000 double-decker buses. The roof covers 11 acres. The stadium will be the most iconic sport & entertainment stadium on the African continent. Through Shaking the Tree Foundation we plan to host concerts with some of the world’s biggest musicians. The largest sporting events will now have the dream stadium. The stadium’s pitch will combine synthetic grass with the real grass to strengthen the playing surface. The stadium's iconic sliding roof will cover every seat in the stadium, making it one of the largest fully covered stadiums in the world. The stadium will seat 90,000. For events such as rock concerts, the pitch will be able to be covered by specially designed protective panels to create additional standing space for 25,000 fans. a total of 115,000 guests.

    Arena

    Cannabis



     

    Legalising Cannabis for Medicinal Markets

    What is Medical Cannabis? (CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT)

     


    POTS Consulting is working in Partnership with Sellbridge and World Help Initiative to advise the government of Eswatini on a workable solution for the legalisation, registration, growing and processing of cannabis for medicinal CBD, within Eswatini.
    Creating a framework to control and regulate the growing and processing of cannabis for the medicinal CBD market for export around the globe.
    In order for this framework to work, several important elements must be included.
    The creation of a "Green Bank" within the country to finance cannabis growers.
    An industrial scale processing plant is located near to the growers associations.
    The market for the CBD has to be secured before implementation of any growing of cannabis.
    Power and water solutions have to be implemented within the country to support the implementation of an industrial scale cannabis processing facility.

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    Specific Plan

    CBD Cannabis Hydroponics Hydroponics


    Structure of the Project



    THE CHALLENGES

    The "Khonta" land allocation system in Eswatini has served the Swazi people well over the last centuries, where land was allocated to each and every Swazi citizen by the state free of any charge. This system was incorporated so that every family could support and feed themselves without the need for state intervention.
    This system worked well when every homestead was either farming crops or raising animals. People could barter with each other to obtain what was needed to live.
    With the introduction of paper money into the country, Swazis can no longer support themselves with the ‘barter’ system alone. In fact poverty, climate change and the lack of water has made it increasingly difficult for poorer families to grow crops or raise animals, so the ‘barter system’ is failing.
    Additionally, money is now needed to pay for everything in the country such as food, education, transport, electricity and drinking water. Today Swazis need jobs to earn money. There are no jobs to be found in rural areas.
    Ironically, today, the "Khonta" land allocation system that worked so well in the past, has become the limiting factor holding the country back from achieving 1st World status and good living standards.
    Why?
    Today, out of necessity every homestead has to become an island fending for themselves and sadly due to inequality some families have more money than others. The wealthier build better homes than others can afford, and this, rather than promoting community spirit, now promotes just the opposite, fuelling jealousy and crime within the community.

    Homestead Having widely dispersed homesteads in the rural areas, it makes it vastly more difficult and expensive for the government, and service providers to provide water, electricity, sewerage, educational facilities, medical clinics and all other required services. These services need to be made available to all in order to achieve 1st World status.
    The lack of development in rural areas means that school children have to travel long distances to get to school and this forces homesteads to travel far to obtain untreated water from local dams, promoting sickness and disease.


    The ideal situation would be to reform the "Khonta" land allocation and have all the homesteads in one area by developing a town. This would make it far simpler and cheaper to provide all services and facilities needed to make eSwatini a 1st World Nation.
    The important services include power and clean water, but other things like road development, healthcare, sports and recreational facilities and other infrastructure development, also become easier to implement. Linking one town to the next with tar roads, actually cuts down the number of roads needed in the country. There is no need to have hundreds of dirt roads linking all the homesteads, just one main road is needed into each town.

    VISION

    Understanding that radical change and social reform is needed in order to develop the country and improve living standards, is one thing, but, how can this be achieved? The governments legalisation of the cannabis market may provide the answer.

    LEGALISATION OF CANNABIS GROWING - FOR MEDICINE
    There are several major reasons that legalising cannabis has to be approached carefully. Firstly, there is a need to eradicate illegal production of cannabis as that will become available to the criminal drug dealers within the country. If unchecked these drug dealers will go to war with each other and turn the country into a bloodbath similar to that which has happened in South America within countries like Colombia.
    POTS Consulting, Sellbridge and partners intend to lay a working model and roadmap proposal to the Eswatini government for the registration of cannabis growers in Eswatini based upon our green bank model. This will include the required financing for the growing and processing of cannabis to supply 'Medical CBD' to the growing world CBD market.
    The eradication of illegally grown cannabis will be assisted simply because the 'Green' bank will pay much more money per Kg than the criminals are offering. No grower will want to grow Cannabis illegally, when the farmers can grow it legally and be paid more for their crop.
    The second major reason for a country to create a cannabis market, should be to provide employment and incomes in the poorest of the rural communities in the country. It doesn’t benefit the country at all to allow an individual rich farmer to obtain a licence, that would only make the rich farmer richer and doesn’t help solve poverty issues within the country. Allowing poorer communities to set up community farming co-operatives and get licences to grow cannabis, promotes growth at the 'grass roots' level in a country. This type of growth makes the whole country financially richer.
    Finally, if a community obtains a licence to grow cannabis legally, it will be intolerant of any community member growing illegal cannabis as this will damage the community's market. The community themselves will force the aberrant community member to cease the growing of illegal cannabis; thus bringing about change from within.
    Medical CBD (Cannabidiol) is helpful with the following diseases and conditions: cancer and cancer treatments - epilepsy and other neurological disorders - anxiety and depression - insomnia and sleep disorders - pain and inflammation - diabetes and diabetic nerve pain - cardiovascular disease - arthritis - spasms - Multiple Sclerosis - PTSD - stress relief and many other medical conditions.

    Sellbridge
    SELLBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL
    Sellbridge & partners, will bring with them all of the necessary elements for a complete working solution including:- medical pharmaceutical processors who will apply for a licence to establish an industrial scale CBD processing plant within the country. This processing plant must be capable of processing up to 1m tonnes of raw cannabis per month.
    Sellbridge will apply for a banking licence and will build and open a 'Green' bank in the country. This bank can provide loans to prospective licence seekers, wishing to grow cannabis for the medical industry.
    A licence will be sought to establish a secure pilot nursery site to grow the correct strains of cannabis. The aim of this pilot site is to supply the whole Eswatini cannabis grower market with good quality seeds of the correct strain to make CBD. Additionally, this pilot site will be able to provide hydroponics education to the prospective community farming sssociations or co-operatives teaching them about the growing of cannabis and vegetables hydroponically

    BRINGING ABOUT THE VISION
    Most people accept that radical change is required to become a 1st World Nation and that the centralisation of rural homesteads into towns, could be an ideal way to bring about the radical reformation needed to transform Eswatini into a 1st World Nation.
    A workable model would be needed that will allow fairly rapid change within the rural areas and more importantly, provision of the finance needed to enable communities to grow the cannabis.
    The issues that need to be addressed in order to bring about this major social reform include the following:

  • Dealing with poverty through the creation of local employment,
  • The creation of new town developments without the need for government funding. Community buy-in to the needed changes.
  • Enabling and empowering the community to bring about such change themselves.
  • Buy-in from the chiefdoms and the creation of an income for the Chief.
  • The growing of ‘Medicinal’ cannabis could provide the catalyst and finance needed to bring about that change.

    Community

    FARMING CO-OPERATIVES

    Discussions will be held with all rural communities wishing to form co-operatives to grow medical cannabis. Those communities that are granted licences can grow cannabis and share the revenue as an income between every homestead in the community if they wish, however a more radical proposal can be made to change the face of Eswatini.
    During the talks with a community wishing to grow medical cannabis, an alternative option will be discussed, that of the option for them to consider using the cannabis revenue to develop a new town for the community.
    An explanation of the changes that would be needed to be made within the community and a social impact assessment would need to be undertaken.
    The option of building a new town for the community would need to be agreed by the majority of the local community. Those wishing not to participate, because they would not be prepared to relocate into the town, can choose to opt out of the scheme. The building of a new town would require the planned relocation of the outlying homesteads.
    The community will need to form a community farming co-operative, a Chairman and a committee to represent that community would need to be elected.


    There will be certain conditions where the growers will have to agree to before they will get issued a draft licence from the Registration Authority. For example, one of these conditions may be that the growers co-operatives must grow 80% cannabis and 20% foodstuffs.
    It is no good creating one industry at the expense of another within a country and food production needs to be promoted. Once all the conditions have been met and agreed, the farmers co-operative and the community will be issued a draft licence that they can take to the 'Green' bank to apply for a loan. Loans for hydroponically grown Cannabis can be granted to suitable community farming co-operatives by the 'Green' bank.


    Education in hydroponics agriculture will be given to the co-operatives at the pilot hydroponics farm established by POTS, in the country.
    The loan would need to address the building of the hydroponics centre and the creation of new housing in the new town area for any homesteads that had to be displaced for the creation of the town site or the hydroponics centre.

    Hydroponics Hydroponics2

    REGISTRATION PROCESS
    It is imperative that the CBD processors are involved in the processing of applications for cannabis grower licences, as they are the only ones who know what their market is for the CBD and therefore how many licence applications need to be granted.
    For example the current market for CBD for our partner processor is 40,000kg of CBD per month. Without that knowledge the issuing body may issue too many licences, which would result in an over production of cannabis, therefore forcing the price down. Too few licences and the processors might lose their market share to competitors.
    Additionally the registration authority needs to enforce the rules and regulations that the community farming co-operatives agreed with: such as the growing of 80% cannabis 20% foodstuff rule. These inspections need to be done on a regular basis at each co-operative to maintain regulatory compliance. It is vital that the quality of the seed is consistent and of an authorised strain of cannabis.
    Any deviation from the seed supplied by the Green Bank will adversely affect the quality of the CBD.
    Crop assessments need to be completed during the growing season to ensure that the growers are not releasing some of the crop to the ‘Black Market’
    Crop quality will be maintained because the 'Green' bank will issue all the cannabis seeds to the growers from the pilot nursery,. All seeds will be of the correct strain of cannabis to maintain the desired CBD content.
    Unlike the illegal cannabis growing market where only the buds are harvested and sold and the rest of the plant is discarded, for CBD the whole cannabis plant will be harvested and sent to the processing plant, which means a lot more money for the farmers. The crop will be weighed, the water content of the crop will be calculated and deducted from the weight. Government tax will be deducted and any agreed loan repayments will be repaid to the Green Bank. The remainder will be paid in cash or bank credit to the farmers co-operative.
    As the processors market grows, each year, new licences will be issued within the country.

    Cannabis

    CANNABIS LEGALISATION
    There are several major reasons why legalising Cannabis has to be approached carefully. The first is that there is a need to eradicate illegal production of Cannabis that will become available to the criminal drug dealers within a country, as eventually unchecked these drug dealers will go to war with each other and turn the country into a bloodbath similar to that which has happened in South America within countries like Colombia.
    The eradication of illegally grown cannabis will be assisted by this process as effectively the 'Green' bank by paying for the whole cannabis plant not just the buds. They will be paying 3 times the amount of money per Kg that the criminals are offering for the buds alone.
    Not many farmers will want to grow cannabis illegally, when they can grow it legally and be paid far more for their crop than the ‘Black Market’ value.
    Secondly the major reason for a country to create a cannabis market should be to provide employment and incomes in the poorest of the rural communities in the country. It doesn’t benefit the country at all to allow an individual rich farmer to obtain a licence, that would only make the rich farmer richer and doesn’t help solve poverty issues within the country. The Swazi government shouldn’t take a short-term view of gaining revenue from the issuing of licences, as this removes the possibility for poor communities to be involved. Instead setting up poorer communities with the licences to grow Cannabis promotes growth at the 'grass roots' level in a country, this type of growth makes the whole country financially richer.
    Once a community has identified the land to grow the cannabis on and has obtained a licence, it is suggested that the co-operative operate in a similar way to a company with a Board of Directors or a committee that is in charge of the ‘community development budget’ on behalf of the whole community.
    For those communities who decide to opt for the 'New Town' concept, Sellbridge has a community development plan to help the community build a town from the cannabis revenue.
    A suitable site for the new town needs to be identified and if any homesteads need to be relocated to establish the cannabis growing area or to build the new town site, those homesteads would be the first to be offered new housing in the proposed town area. We propose that the town is built in stages by the community itself; thus providing long-term employment for community residents, such as plumbers, bricklayers, builders, carpenters and civil engineers. Education will be needed to create those craftsmen.

    Town Every year new housing and other town developments will be developed in the town area with cash provided from the cannabis crops, such as shopping areas, recreational areas, offices, schools, clinics, hospitals and all the essential services.
    Each year community members will be offered the chance to exchange their current homesteads around the town and relocate to a modern house at no cost funded by the community budget. Discussions with the country’s authorities will be needed as the new house should come with Title Deeds.


    Two major benefits will come from the issuance of title deeds for the new houses. Firstly the community member will be able to approach a bank in order to get a loan to start their own business, some by taking advantage of all the business premises within the new town. Others can apply for a licence from the new town council, to operate businesses on the freed up community land. They can operate agricultural businesses such as:- arable farming, chicken farms, piggeries, feed-lots, abbatoirs or other land related businesses.


    The current "Khonta" land allocation system in poor communities has resulted in land that is under-utilised and undeveloped as most families do not have the money to do anything with the land they sit on. Consequently 90% of rural areas contain land that will never be developed due to the lack of local jobs and therefore the lack of money in the area. Redeployment of that land by the community will further enhance employment opportunities for the community by allowing the community to come up with new uses for the land.


    The land that is given up around the new town area as a result of the relocation of community members into the town, will not be lost but freed up and redeployed for agricultural projects that the community will decide on and be a part of, such as crop sharing schemes sports and recreational areas and community grazing land for the community member’s animals. Alternatively, the committee might decide to designate some of the land as a central business district, and erect manufacturing premises and offices in order to encourage community members and outside business people to establish businesses in the new town. All of these developments would increase the amount of employment in the area.
    The second benefit is that the town council will be able to charge rates for all the houses in order to further develop the town.

    LOCATING THE PILOT COMMUNITY
    A careful and diligent approach should be made to convince an initial community to agree to undertake the new town development project. This could be a single small community to take up the challenge and prove the validity of the model.
    With one successful community that can demonstrate the direct benefits to other communities, we believe many other communities will take the plunge and launch similar projects for themselves. In this way Eswatini will be transformed fairly rapidly into a '1st World Nation' by the people for the people and at no cost to the government.

    PROPOSED MODEL
    Communities growing the cannabis for Medical CBD can use the revenue from the cannabis crop, to build a new town in the community area and provide free housing for the community members together with all the infrastructure needed in a town, such as schools, clinics, doctors, roads, power stations, electricity services, water services, water treatment and sewage systems, sports and recreational facilities, parks and cemeteries.
    The whole town can be built for free from the revenue generated from the growing of the cannabis. For example, a community that takes a loan to establish a hydroponics site large enough to produce 5 tonnes of cannabis a month would turnover in the region of US $682,000 per month, after paying salaries, expenses, government tax and the repayment of the loan to the 'Green Bank', that might leave US $364,000 per month to start the town development.
    Community Town Community members will be encouraged to give up their homesteads and move into the town area in exchange for a free modern 3 bedroom house on a sizeable plot, with title deeds. The land exchanged for the modern house in the town will become the property of the community and can be redeployed for further community agriculture projects, or the creation of business areas.

    One of the challenges to be overcome is the question of family graves left behind when the families relocate to the town. The suggestion would be for that area to be fenced off and treated as a mini cemetery, recognised by the town as sacred land. Such a plot could be large enough to accommodate any other family members that wish to be interred next to their ancestors. However, there will be a new and official cemetery area within the new town as a central cemetery, that would be maintained and looked after by the Town Council. The town itself will be built by the community which will provide employment. Once there are shops and services and business areas the community as a whole will have employment. True local government of the people, by the people, for the people!

    ESWATINI MARKET
    The Sellbridge current market for 'Medicinal CBD', is 40,000Kg per month of processed medical CBD.
    Initially the regulatory authority will determine how many grower licences can be issued to meet current demand. Growing too much will devalue the world market price.
    The current market for CBD is 40,000Kg per month, however this market is growing rapidly. This means that a smaller number of growers can be issued with licences at the initial startup. However, as the world market expands for CBD, the number of farmers issued with a licence will continue to expand. This will create many jobs in the poorer rural areas of Eswatini.
    The regulatory authority will invite farmers to register as licensed cannabis growers with the regulatory authority. Farming communities will be means tested to ensure that priority will be given to the poorer areas and the poorer farmers.
    Farming co-operatives allow a greater number of homesteads to benefit from one license and will help spread the income more evenly throughout the community. Also, there is greater security and protection afforded as part of a group rather than being an individual farmer.

    MARKET ASSUMPTIONS
    CBD - current monthly demand 40,000Kg
    10% of Cannabis crop is processed into CBD
    Therefore, in order to meet 40,000Kg per month, the tonnage of dry cannabis required is 400 metric tonnes per month (dry) 800 metric tonnes per month (wet).


    Hemp

    THE FUTURE MARKET Eswatini has the capacity to produce vast quantities of cannabis per annum.
    The revenues that this potential market can provide will change eSwatini.
    Sellbridge intends to increase their production of cannabis up to 1m tonnes per annum over the course of 5 years.
    If this growth is achieved, it represents after 5 years a future annual turnover of US $28.8 billion US.
    At an assumed rate of 27% tax from the Government it represents Annual revenues to Eswatini Government of US $ 7.76bn US.

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
    Sellbridge wishes to invest part of the proceeds from the production of CBD back into various humanitarian and socio-economic projects within Eswatini, with the sole aim of enabling the following:
    • to help eradicate Ppoverty in Eswatini.
    • promote organic agriculture.
    • to promote another 'GMO FREE' crops.
    • to promote disease control.
    • to reduce cancer, HIV and AIDS deaths and promote alternative medication to prolong life and hopefully cure the disease within Eswatini and around the world.
    • to create jobs and promote investment opportunities in line with the objective, vision and mission.
    • research will prove that cannabis is the solution for health and economic development in Eswatini as well as job creation.

    team

    Take a closer look at our team.

    Tim Smith

    Director

    Tim is the Founder of POTS Consulting, Tim is a humanitarian and is driven by the need to bring infrastructure to Africa. He has worked for many years in the Consulting industry.

    Mike Hart-Jones

    Director

    Mike's extensive knowledge of Africa enables Sellbridge to finance projects to enable the use of their mineral resources for humanitarian projects.

    David Mees

    Director

    Based in Tanzania David is a key component in the POTS team with his intimate knowledge of Africa and his extensive connections.

    Paul Commerford

    Operations Director

    Paul,as a former Senior Partner of the St James's Place Partnership, has an extensive background in Wealth Management. Based in the UK, he is well experienced with major infrastructure investment and corporate operations.

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