BIZweek n°288 1er mai 2020
BIZweek n°288 1er mai 2020
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  • Parution : n°288 de 1er mai 2020

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VENDREDI 01 MAI 2020 BIZWEEK ÉDITION 288 ACTA PUBLICA COMESA MEMBER STATES Call for uniformstandards on COVID-19 responses to minimize disruptions A collective response to the COVID-19 by regional member States with uniformstandards will minimize the disruptions being experienced in the supply chain for essential goods. Thus, COMESA has called on member States to stand together in bridging the gap between policy intentions and implementation outcomes Self-Employed Assistance Scheme : Additional Information During the implementation of the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS), a series of issues have been noted. The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) wishes to apprise applicants of the following, so that eligible applicants may avail themselves of the assistance in the most effective manner : 1. Allapplications must be made online on MRA website : www.mra.mu. The MRA will not entertain any application made byemail or via phone. Individuals who are having difficulties to apply may call MRA Helpdesk on 207 6000. 2. Self-employed individuals who have already applied for the assistance for the period 16th of March to 15th of April 2020 need not submit a new application for the period 16th of April to 30th of April 2020. 3. Self- employed individuals in Rodrigues and in Agalega, who are eligible for the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme, are entitled to an assistance of Rs 5,100 for the period 16th of March to 15th of April 2020 only as the confinement period in those islands ended on 15th of April, 2020. 4. As at date, the MRA has received more than 251,000 applications for SEAS and payment has already been credited to the bank accounts of some 172,000 applicants. Allapplications received have already been processed and the unpaid cases relate to applicants who have not passed the eligibility criteria, or are entitled to the financial assistance but have an issue with their Bank Account. 5. An applicant who does not have a Bank Account may still make an application. However, he will have to open a Bank Account at the earliest and, thereafter, revert to his application formand insert his bank details. 6. Banks would henceforth make verifications to ensure that the applicant is the holder of the Bank Account before crediting the payment into that account. An applicant should, therefore, ensure that the Bank Account Number inserted in his online application formis in his own name. 7. An applicant who has inserted the Bank Account Number of another Speaking during the first Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Trade and Customs Committee of member States on Tuesday 28 April, Secretary General (SG) of COMESA Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe noted the gains achieved in strengthening market integration, investment and structural transformation are under threat, if Member States do not stand together and collectively respond to the crisis. The meeting convened by the COMESA Secretariat through videoconference and attended by over 80 trade and customs experts from the 21 Member States. Its agenda sole agenda was to discuss proposed guidelines for the movement of goods and services across the COMESA region during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SG said the draft Guidelines have been developed to help consolidate and coordinate efforts to manage the situation and rally Member States to conformto uniformstandards to minimize disruptions in the supply chain for essential goods. «The Guidelines are meant to restore faith in the commitments we have made to co-operate in customs and border management, procedures, and activities through simplifying and harmonizing their trade documents and procedures as wellas to abolish all,» the Secretary General told the delegates. Ms Kapwepwe noted that the situation in the local economies is made worse by the fact that 80% of workers are employed in the informal sector and with all segments of value chains from plants, logistics of distribution, to the role of person, and gets the message that the account has been used more than once, may now amend his application, online, to insert a Bank Account which is in his own name. 8. An applicant, including a student, who has inserted incorrect information in his application formand who now wishes to withdraw his application, has been provided with an online facility to do so. In case he has already been paid, he willalso be able to refund the amount using the same facility. 9. Allemails regarding SEAS must be addressed to headoffice@mra.mu. 10. No consideration may be given toemails sent directly to the mail box of MRA officers. 10. The MRA informs the public that a post audit exercise has been initiated to detect cases where misrepresentations have been made in application forms so as to benefit from the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme. Cases deemedfraudulent will be referred to the Police for appropriate action as provided in Law. shops and restaurants, having been disrupted. She cited the adoption of quarantine, social distancing, and restrictions of movement of persons, goods and services in the face of COV- ID-19 as directly resulting into production cutdowns, loss of jobs, shortage of food and other essential supplies. «These measures require to be accompanied by pro-poor policy interventions to addressimmediate challenges such as food insecurity, lack of water and sanitation low social protection and lack of social assistance for the vulnerable,» she added. She observed that the implementation of the COMESA Digital Trade Facilitation and other instruments and the liberalization of services remain core to strengthening the stability of the regional economy against current shocks. The draft Guidelines will be presented to the meeting of the COMESA Intergovernmental Committee before they are adopted by the Council of Ministers in the next two weeks. If adopted, they will open an opportunity for States to work together and institute measures to safeguard regional integration benefits while cushioning traders, businesses and the vulnerable groups. The SG encouraged Member States with comparative advantage in producing essential products and protective gear for health workers to support the other countries without sufficient capacity. She also urged the governments to put in place a clear strategy on how to cushion the private sector to support it during and after the pandemic as it has equally been hit hard. 6
VENDREDI 01 MAI 2020 BIZWEEK ÉDITION 288 During the month of March, the 721 pages of world leaders analyzed in the study, part of the Twiplomacy series, have added 13 million new page likes, a 3.7 percent increase, which is almost half of the growth these pages enjoyed overall over the past 12 months. Notably the pages of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and those of the governments of Austria, Estonia and Italy have more than doubled their page likes in March 2020 alone. Chief Innovation Officer, Chad Latz, said, «The significant increase in followers of world leaders on Facebook is a logical result of two primary drivers, populations seeking definitive answers on the coronavirus issues and their country’s definitive policy on managing the pandemic, but also the fact that studies are showing that time online generally has increased in some casesup to 36% and on Facebook more than 20%». Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still the most popular world leader on Facebook, with more than 44.7 million likes on his personal page and 13.7 million likes on his institutional Prime Minister of India page, which is in fourth position. U.S. President Donald Trump is the second most popular world leader on Facebook, with more than 26 million likes and Jordan’s Queen Rania is in third position with 16.8 million likes, although she has registered a slight decline over the past 12 months. For the first time the study, now in its fourth year, has incorporated the true reach per post for each of the Facebook pages of world leaders defined as a prediction of the number of real views an influencer gets per post rather than the volume of followers alone. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches on average 1.7 million of his fans which represents only 3.8 percent of his Facebook community. Brazil’s President reaches on average 956,000 of his 10 million fans and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has 26 million likes, reaches 877,000 fans,i.e. only 3.3 percent of his massive community. However, U.S. President Donald Trump dominates the rankings for the most interactions with 309 million comments, likes and shares on his Facebook page over the past 12 months, ahead of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro with 205 million interactions. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has more than four times as many page likes is only in third place with a total of 84 million interactions over the past 12 months. The study analyzes the activity of 721 Facebook pages of heads of state and government, and foreign ministers, 29 more than in the 2019 study using aggregate data from Facebook’s CrowdTangle tool. As of March 1, 2020, the pages have a combined total of 362 million page likes and published 435,256 ACTA PUBLICA DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC World Leaders Grow their Audiences on Facebook World leaders have seen their follower numbers grow exponentially in March 2020 as citizens are looking for guidance during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest 2020 «World Leaders on Facebook» rankings by leading global communications agency BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) posts in the past 12 months which have garnered a total of 1.383 billion interactions (comments, likes and shares). Other Key Findings Include: Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo is the most popular leader in Sub-Saharan Africa with 1.6 million likes, ahead of Rwanda’s Paul Kagame. However, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy AhmedAli has made it into the Top 10 list with 735,000- page likes and he has the best true reach, reaching 35 percent of his Facebook community. Jordan’s Queen Rania has been topping the list of the most popular leaders in the Middle East and North Africa for several years. Although she has lost some of her page likes, with 16.8 million likes, she has twice as many likes as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with 7.6 million likes and is ahead of His Highness Sheikh Mohammedbin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, with 3.8 million likes. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is by far the most popular leader on Facebook in Latin America with more than 10 million page likes ahead of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador with 6.4 million likes. Nayib Bukele, the new President of El Salvador, has shot into third position with 2,229,506 page likes and a growth rate of 46 percent. As of March 1, 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron was the most liked EU leader with 2.5 million likes ahead of Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis with 2.2 and 1.8 million Facebook likes, respectively. However, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte who enjoys a healthy growth of 26 percent over the past 12 months is bound to become the most followed EU leader. For the first time the Russian Foreign Ministry tops the list of the most active world leaders with an average of more than 27 posts per day over the past 12 months. The governments of Uzbekistan and Botswana are in second and third position with more than 20 posts per day. World Leaders on Facebook is BCW’s latest research into how world leaders, governments and international organizations communicate via social media. The research builds on BCW’s highly acclaimedannual Twiplomacy study, which is now in itseighth year. In 2016, the Twiplomacy study was expanded to cover all key social media platforms. 7

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