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The plight of West Africa is something many of us are keenly familiar with—not necessary because we’ve surveyed it with our own eyes, but because we hear about it all the time on the news. In fact, we are so familiar with the situation in West Africa that we even know a lot of the celebrities and political figures who champion the cause—including everyone from Brad Pitt to Bono! But there’s one vitally important name that belongs on that list, and it’s one you may not have been familiar with before. You can probably guess that it’s none other than Lord Neil Gibson.

Actually, Lord Neil Gibson served, from 1998 through 2000, as the Ambassador at Large to West Africa, and here he implemented a rather remarkable system for bringing relief items to those in need:

It all started with a rather incredible stroke of genius—a partnership with Firestone Tire Company. Firestone owns a major rubber plantation in Liberia, and they ship rubber to the United States in large shipping containers. (more…)

Project Lesotho cannot be executed without man-power. To enable a strong and healthy work force we must establish housing roads and infrastructure including schools and hospitals. Twin Peaks will enable these projects to take place by bringing in funding which will be given to the central bank in which it may be disbursed to accomplish these goals through the local government.

This is all possible through the vast support from the different ministries within the Lesotho government.
A major factor for the success of these projects is due to the efforts and the extended cooperation through the Lesotho government in the United Kingdom.

South African Airways which monopolizes the region and flies regularly between Moshoeshoe International Airport in Lesotho and Johannesburg International Airport in South Africa.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and Twin Peaks have partnered with Magic Mountain Airways to provide a new airline allowing ease and cost effective means of transportation for the people, as well as medivac services to transport those in need of emergency medical care which may not be available at this time in Lesotho.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and Twin Peaks are working in conjunction with Magic Mountain Airways and the government to modernize the international airport which will enable larger jets to land in the country. This will also promote cargo planes as well as commercial planes and private planes.

This alliance will allow us to strengthen local businesses and maximize Lesotho’s main exports include ceramics, clothing, inedible crude materials, cut diamonds, footwear & footwear components, furniture, miscellaneous manufactured goods and wool. (more…)

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson understands Lesotho has long been known as a source of diamonds, mostly from alluvial deposits, and was seeing a revival of its diamond mining industry.

Geological surveys have revealed a limited variety of other exploitable mineral resources. Mineral production contributed 3% of GDP between 1995 and 2001. In 2001, 1,140 carats of diamond were produced, we extracted mostly through rudimentary methods, down from 1,500 in 2000 and 9,660 in 1998. Artisanal miners also produced small amounts of fire clay, gravel, dimension stone, and crushed rock for domestic consumption. We at Twin Peaks intend to use these natural resources to develop housing, roads and infrastructure for the local community which integrate all functions of “Project Lesotho”.

If given a map of the world, how long do you think it would take you to locate the Kingdom of Lesotho? Geography buffs could find it in a matter of seconds, most likely, but anyone who isn’t rigorous in their knowledge of our world’s political systems would doubtless find it tough to spot. That’s because, for one thing, Lesotho is very tiny. And for another, it is actually located squarely inside of another nation—specifically, South Africa. The Kingdom of Lesotho may be tiny, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also a very complex state, with its own complex set of problems, including a crumbling economy that, until very recently, seemed almost beyond help. (more…)

Between 2008 and 2011, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson visited the Kingdom of Lesotho is South Africa. Naturally, he interacted with the Kingdom’s residents and eventually forged a relationship with the members of the royal family, including Prince Seeiso and his brother, the King of Lesotho. During his visit, he secured the chance to help the royal family and the residents of the Kingdom by rebuilding the infrastructure within the community. To help Lesotho, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson enlisted the aid of Twin Peaks Investment Group, which was created to work on the economic growth of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Not many know that Lesotho has its own hydroelectric power station and is a big provider of electricity into some South African regions.

The monies which are made are used to stabilize the economy in Lesotho.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and Twin Peaks intend to elevate the income and the manner in which we are going to accomplish this is through wind turbine electricity generation.Because of the high mountains and deep valleys surrounding Lesotho there are large amounts of wind activity that can be harnessed to be used by the local population or sold over the borders to South Africa.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and Twin Peaks will be funding a number of these wind farms, hopefully to start within the next 18 months.

Lord Neil B. Gibson states: the rivers that run across Lesotho are a very big part of it’s economy even though very little portions of Lesotho are covered with water. Lesotho’s economy is based on exports of water sold to South Africa, manufacturing, agriculture, livestock, and to some extent the earnings of laborers employed in South Africa. Lesotho also exports diamonds, wool, mohair, clothing, and footwear.

Lesotho is geographically surrounded by South Africa and economically integrated with it as well. The majority of households subsist on farming or migrant labor, primarily miners who remain in South Africa for 3 to 9 months. The western lowlands form the main agricultural zone. Almost 50% of the population earns some income through crop cultivation or animal husbandry, with over half the country’s income coming from the agricultural sector.

Lesotho is a member of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), in which tariffs have been eliminated on the trade of goods between other member countries Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
Lesotho has received economic aid from a variety of sources, including the United States, the World Bank, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Germany, and we at Twin Peaks are establishing humanitarian and governmental aid to rebuild the infrastructure of Lesotho.

Lord Neil B. Gibson and We at Twin Peaks Limited are excited to introduce you to “Project Lesotho” in rebuilding a community, there are 3 necessary components : Natural Resources, Manmade Resources and Teamwork.

The sign of a powerful community is sustainability and this is why “Project Lesotho” has won the hearts of many. For a business minded individual, rebuilding an entire country and investing in such progress lends obvious signs as to why such an endeavor is lucrative.

Furthermore, one truly recognizes what Switzerland is to Europe, Lesotho is to Africa which has obvious benefits. For a government entity, such a project is not only the responsibility of a nations leadership but it too is an opportunity to better all aspects of a region impacting an individual and transcending to groups, businesses and entire communities.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson states “Project Lesotho” is a team effort fueled by private entities who are committed to participating in a movement for the betterment of people. In doing so the goal of “Project Lesotho” is threefold:

– To enhance transportation –

– To enhance the natural resources and number –

-To elevate the standard of living –

Twin Peaks Investment Group concentrates it’s investment efforts to work in conjunction with the economic growth strategy developed by the government of Lesotho. Twin Peaks has established a direct relationship with the Royal family of the country in an effort to improve overall quality of life for all it’s citizens.

Lesotho had surpassed most LDCs in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), predominantly export-oriented, and in significant amounts to the apparel industry, which had generated employment and foreign exchange. However, this FDI was dependent on temporary trade privileges, and Lesotho had to face the challenge of full global competition once those trade privileges were to expire. The IPR recommended a strategy to retain existing investors and diversify investment. Key actions included:

  • Developing a competitive base for manufacturing FDI.
  • Exploiting more fully complementarities with Lesotho´s neighbour, South Africa .
  • Improving access to other large markets.
  • Building up the country´s own capabilities in manufacturing, services and agriculture.
  • Fine-tuning the investment framework.
  • Raising workers´ productivity.
  • Strengthening local entrepreneurship.
  • Addressing infrastructure constraints.
  • Strengthening FDI promotion and facilitation