NEW TOURIST CENTER BUILDING UNVIELED IN TOGO

NEW TOURIST CENTER BUILDING UNVIELED IN TOGO

The town of Aného, situated 30 km southeast of Lomé, is set to unveil a new tourist center, as announced by Alexis Aquereburu, mayor of Lacs 1 municipality. This center aims to serve as a hub for promoting and celebrating the cultural heritage of the municipality. It will feature a collection of furnishings such as office furniture, sculptures, and paintings that narrate the history of local palaces. In a bid to ensure authenticity and quality,…

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CONSTRUCTION OF US$45M MILK POWDER FACTORY SET TO BE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

CONSTRUCTION OF US$45M MILK POWDER FACTORY SET TO BE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

Inyange Industries, Rwanda’s largest agro-processing firm, is set to launch a milk powder factory in Nyagatare District. Initially planned for 2023, the factory’s launch is now expected by July 24, 2024. The investment for this facility is estimated at $45 million. The factory will have the capability to process 500,000 liters of milk daily into 50,000 kilograms (50 tonnes) of milk powder. Annually, it aims to produce around 15,000 tonnes of milk powder. The majority…

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ANGOLA GOVT. MAKING PLANS TO IMPROVE DUNDO CITY

ANGOLA GOVT. MAKING PLANS TO IMPROVE DUNDO CITY

In a directive over the weekend, Minister of Territorial Administration Dionísio da Fonseca urged the newly appointed governor of Lunda-Norte province, Filomena Aires, to prioritize basic sanitation and the revitalization of Dundo to enhance the city’s reputation. Emphasizing that Dundo serves as the province’s ambassador, he extended the challenge to all municipalities within Lunda-Norte. Highlighting the collective effort needed for development, Dionísio da Fonseca emphasized the crucial roles of the business community, churches, traditional authorities,…

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STATE GOVERNOR APPROVED CONSTRUCTION OF FIVE MAJOR ROAD PROJECT IN NIGERIA

STATE GOVERNOR APPROVED CONSTRUCTION OF FIVE  MAJOR ROAD PROJECT IN NIGERIA

The Governor of Ogun State has initiated significant infrastructure projects aimed at alleviating the daily hardships faced by residents due to poor road conditions. One of the major projects underway is the reconstruction of the Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta road, a crucial artery for the region. Although some administrative processes remain to be completed, the Governor has decided to proceed with the reconstruction to swiftly ease the burden on commuters. Commissioner Ade Akinsanya highlighted that the State Executive…

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UGANDA PRESIDENT INAUGURATE FUEL STORAGE FACILITY

UGANDA PRESIDENT INAUGURATE FUEL STORAGE FACILITY

President Museveni recently inaugurated a significant fuel storage facility on Lake Victoria, located at Bugiri-Bukasa in Wakiso district, Uganda. Owned by Lake Victoria Logistics, the facility boasts 14 tanks with a total storage capacity of 70 million liters. This infrastructure marks a crucial development for Uganda’s fuel security and economic efficiency. During the inauguration, President Museveni highlighted the strategic importance of the facility in rationalizing Uganda’s economy by reducing dependence on road transport for fuel…

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MINING COMPANY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO CONSTRUCT THREE MILITARY BASE FACILITY IN GHANA

MINING COMPANY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO CONSTRUCT THREE MILITARY BASE FACILITY IN GHANA

Newmont Gold, a prominent mining company, has committed to funding the establishment of three military forward operating bases in the Ahafo Region of Ghana. These bases, equipped with essential facilities like conference halls, offices, staff quarters, and canteens, aim to bolster security and enhance emergency response capabilities in the region. They are strategically located in Kenyasi (Asutifi North district), Sankore-Nyamenekyere (Asunafo South district), and Yamfo (Tano North Municipality). The initiative, set to be completed within…

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CONCERN RAISED OVER LACK OF FUNDS FOR REPAIRS OF ROADS IN MOZAMBIQUE MUNCIPALITIES

CONCERN RAISED OVER LACK OF FUNDS FOR REPAIRS OF ROADS IN MOZAMBIQUE MUNCIPALITIES

The mayors of Mozambique’s municipalities are facing significant challenges due to delays and insufficient disbursement of funds allocated for repairing access roads. Although 706.4 million meticais were budgeted for all 65 municipalities this year, only 240.3 million meticais have been disbursed so far. This shortfall is affecting the ability of municipalities to maintain and improve their access roads. Meanwhile, The late disbursement of funds is severely affecting ongoing maintenance and construction projects. Municipalities are unable…

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KCCA ANNOUNCED COMMENCEMENT OF MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

KCCA ANNOUNCED COMMENCEMENT OF MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has announced the commencement of a major infrastructure project aimed at enhancing connectivity between Katwe I and Kibuye I in the Makindye Division of Kampala. This project includes the complete demolition and reconstruction of Kayemba Road and the bridges crossing Queensway. The KCCA stated in a recent traffic advisory that the construction work at the Queensway crossing will begin on July 18, 2024, and is expected to be completed…

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EGYPT GOVT. SET TO FOCUS ON DIGITAL & AI TRANSFORMATION IN CAMPUSES

EGYPT GOVT. SET TO FOCUS ON DIGITAL & AI TRANSFORMATION IN CAMPUSES

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is intensifying its focus on digital transformation and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into its educational framework, according to Minister Ayman Ashour. This initiative, funded with EGP 10 billion, is a key component of the national strategy for higher education and scientific research. Six Pillars of the Project Minister Ashour outlined six primary objectives of the project: 1. Establishing smart university campuses. 2. Conducting electronic tests….

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MOZAMBIQUE PUBLIC WORK MINISTER SAY OVER 20MILLION CITIZEN CAN ACCESS DRINKING WATER

MOZAMBIQUE PUBLIC WORK MINISTER SAY OVER 20MILLION CITIZEN CAN ACCESS DRINKING WATER

In significant stride towards improving public health, over 20.7 million Mozambicans now have access to clean drinking water, according to Carlos Mesquita, the Minister of Public Works. Speaking at the annual water supply sector meeting in Maputo, Mesquita highlighted the progress made since 2020, with an additional three million people gaining access to clean water and 2.6 million obtaining safe sanitation services. Rising Access to Clean Water and Sanitation “The population now covered by safe…

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AfDB LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL PROJECT CALLED RASME IN MOROCCO

AfDB LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL PROJECT CALLED RASME IN MOROCCO

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is ushering in a new era of digital project supervision with the launch of “RASME” in Morocco. This innovative solution, unveiled today in Rabat, leverages cutting-edge technologies to gather real-time data and enhance project monitoring processes across the continent. RASME, which stands for Remote Appraisal, Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation, offers a multifaceted approach. By utilizing mobile devices, aerial imagery, and satellite technology, the platform streamlines data collection, allowing project managers…

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HOW ACCESS TO TOGO HEALTHCARE INCREASED BY 90%

HOW ACCESS TO TOGO HEALTHCARE INCREASED BY 90%

Togo has made remarkable strides in healthcare accessibility, increasing its coverage rate from 71% in 2020 to 90.7% in 2023, according to a recent report by the Presidency of the Republic. Published on July 4, 2024, the report includes the latest Human Development Index (HDI) figures. A pivotal factor in this progress has been the Wezou Initiative, which provides care for pregnant women and newborns. By the end of 2023, the initiative had benefited over…

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JINJA EXPRESSWAY SET TO BOOST UGANDA HIGHWAY SYSTEM AFTER GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

JINJA EXPRESSWAY SET TO BOOST UGANDA HIGHWAY SYSTEM AFTER GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

The long-awaited Jinja Express Highway project is poised to revolutionize transportation in Uganda, offering significant benefits in terms of time savings, cost efficiency, and traffic decongestion. As the government gears up to break ground on this vital infrastructure, anticipation is mounting among motorists and local businesses alike. The proposed highway, spanning approximately 95 kilometers, will create a direct link between Kampala and Jinja. Currently, the journey between these two major cities is plagued by heavy…

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ABUJA-KADUNA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION: SIX YEARS AFTER AWARDS STILL NO PROGRESS ON PROJECT

ABUJA-KADUNA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION: SIX YEARS AFTER AWARDS STILL NO PROGRESS ON PROJECT

The reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna highway, initially contracted in December 2018, remains incomplete nearly six years later, posing significant challenges for travelers. The 375.9 km dual carriageway project, initially costing N155 billion, has seen multiple cost escalations, reaching N797.2 billion by 2021, with further requests to increase the budget to N1.35 trillion rejected in January 2024. Despite some progress on the Kaduna-Zaria and Zaria-Kano sections, the Abuja-Kaduna portion remains riddled with potholes and partially abandoned…

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CHIMBOTA DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCT K80M HALL IN MALAWI

CHIMBOTA DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCT K80M HALL IN MALAWI

In an effort to enhance education infrastructure in Malawi, Chimbota Development Organisation (CDO) has constructed a K80 million state-of-the-art hall at Chimbota Secondary School in Nkhatabay district. Kelvin Troughton, Executive Director of Chimbota CDO, stated that the hall was built to address the difficulties students faced during national examinations and general assemblies, as classrooms were previously used, disrupting other classes. Funded by a grant from the Beit Trust, the new hall will serve multiple purposes,…

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US GOVT. APPROVED US$99M FOR MOZAMBIQUE FIRST UTILITY SCALE WIND POWER PROJECT

US GOVT. APPROVED US$99M FOR MOZAMBIQUE FIRST UTILITY SCALE WIND POWER PROJECT

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has approved a significant loan and political risk insurance to support Mozambique’s first utility-scale wind-power project. The DFC has approved a loan of up to US$99 million to help finance Mozambique’s first utility-scale wind-power project. This project is being developed near Namaacha in the south of Mozambique. In addition to the loan, DFC will provide $80 million in political risk insurance to Globeleq Africa, the developer behind the…

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BOSTWANA PRESIDENT VISIT MOZAMIBQUE HYDROELECTRICITY FACILITIES

BOSTWANA PRESIDENT VISIT MOZAMIBQUE HYDROELECTRICITY FACILITIES

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana recently undertook an official visit to Mozambique, where he visited the Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), a major hydroelectric facility in Southern Africa.  President Masisi visited HCB as part of his official visit to Mozambique. The visit aimed to familiarize him with the operations and infrastructure of HCB, which is one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the region. During his visit, President Masisi toured the dam and central facilities…

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FM6SS CONTRACT SIGNED, SET TO BOOST HEALTH TECH SECTOR IN MOROCCO

FM6SS CONTRACT SIGNED, SET TO BOOST HEALTH TECH SECTOR IN MOROCCO

Tamwilcom and the Mohammed VI Foundation for Science and Health (FM6SS) have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at advancing innovation in the health tech sector in Morocco.  Tamwilcom and FM6SS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Casablanca to formalize their partnership. This MOU underscores their commitment to supporting startups and fostering innovation within the health tech sector. Tamwilcom, through its Innov Invest Fund (FII), will leverage its network and resources to support innovative…

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NEW FIRE STATION AT RGM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMPLETED

NEW FIRE STATION AT RGM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMPLETED

The government of Zimbabwe has recently achieved significant milestones in enhancing infrastructure at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare. A new satellite fire station has been completed at the airport. This modern facility is strategically located for quick response and significantly boosts emergency safety measures for both passengers and aircraft. The airport has undergone a substantial facelift amounting to US$153 million. This renovation has aimed at improving passenger capacity and overall airport efficiency….

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NIGERIA GOVT. INITIATE PHASE TWO OF 2000 HOUSING UNIT PROJECTS

NIGERIA GOVT. INITIATE PHASE TWO OF 2000 HOUSING UNIT PROJECTS

The Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Nigeria has initiated the second phase of the Renewed Hope Housing Programme, aimed at constructing 2,000 houses across eight states. The 2,000 housing units will be distributed across the states of Ebonyi, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Osun, Oyo, Benue, and Nasarawa. The first phase included ground-breaking for 1,500 units in five northern states: Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Sokoto, and Kano. The Renewed Hope Housing Programme’s phase one…

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