GHANA PARLIAMENT APPROVED US$150M FOR GARID PROJECT

GHANA PARLIAMENT APPROVED US$150M FOR GARID PROJECT

The government’s vision for improving flood risk and solid waste management in the Greater Accra Region (GAR) through the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project aims to mitigate flooding impacts and enhance the area’s economic and social development. The project, initiated in 2020 with a $200 million World Bank loan, faced setbacks when $65 million was redirected to COVID-19 expenses. An additional $150 million is now requested to restore these funds and provide…

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REHABILITATION OF MOZAMBIQUE’s NATIONAL ROAD ONE (N1) TO BEGIN IN JUNE

REHABILITATION OF MOZAMBIQUE’s NATIONAL ROAD ONE (N1) TO BEGIN IN JUNE

The government of Mozambique is set to initiate the public tender process for the rehabilitation of specific sections of National Road Number One (N1) in the second week of June, as announced by Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Carlos Mesquita. This announcement was made during the XIX edition of the Annual Private Sector Conference (CASP). The rehabilitation project will focus on two major sections initially: The 508 kilometers covering the Inchope-Gorongosa and…

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DANBURY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TO OVERHAUL TAXIWAY IN RWANDA

DANBURY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TO OVERHAUL TAXIWAY IN RWANDA

A $2.5 million task to repave runway Charlie at Danbury Civil Air terminal and put in new lighting along that range is early, as per the air terminal’s overseer. Project workers are attempting to introduce the runway’s new Driven lighting framework, while they trust that the Government Avionics Organization will support the blacktop blend they will use to finish the clearing, air terminal Overseer Mike Safranek said The project is currently, Over 60% completed, ahead…

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INFRASTRUCTURAL DESTRUCTION CAUSING SERIOUS CONCERN IN GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

INFRASTRUCTURAL DESTRUCTION CAUSING SERIOUS CONCERN IN GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

Law enforcement authorities in Gauteng are grappling with a severe and escalating issue of theft and destruction of critical infrastructure, with recent events underscoring the magnitude of the problem. M1 Bridge Damage The M1 bridge in Johannesburg’s CBD was severely damaged by a fire two weeks ago, attributed to cable theft. Repairing the bridge will cost approximately R23 million and will take about two weeks. The fire has disrupted power supply for many residents, necessitating…

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NPA SEEK INVESTMENT FOR LEKKI DEEP SEAPORT PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

NPA SEEK INVESTMENT FOR LEKKI DEEP SEAPORT PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

The recent high-level engagements between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and key Chinese stakeholders, including China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) and China Development Bank (CDB), are poised to significantly influence the future development of Lekki Port. This initiative underscores the NPA’s commitment to advancing the port’s infrastructure and operational capabilities, enhancing its role in regional trade. Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Managing Director of NPA, represented the Federal Government of Nigeria at the Board Meeting of…

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CANADA TO INJECT 20M CAD TO SUPPORT SMART AGRICULTURE IN TANZANIA

CANADA TO INJECT 20M CAD TO SUPPORT SMART AGRICULTURE IN TANZANIA

Global Affairs Canada, has committed 20 million Canadian dollars (approximately 38 billion Tanzanian shillings) to empower women and youth in the agriculture sector in three regions of Tanzania. This funding aims to combat the consequences of climate change through the ambitious “Her Resilience, Our Planet” project, launched by Canadian Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen in Mkuranga District, Coast Region. The objective of the project is to empower women and youth in agriculture to adapt…

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ZAMBIA AND CHINESE SIGNED MoUs FOR SEVERAL INFRASTRUTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

ZAMBIA AND CHINESE SIGNED MoUs FOR SEVERAL INFRASTRUTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Zambia has signed 18 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Chinese companies, amounting to over one billion US dollars, in various areas of cooperation. The signing ceremony took place during the official opening of the China-Zambia High-Quality Development Forum in Lusaka, officiated by President Hakainde Hichilema. President Hakainde Hichilema’s during his address reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to ongoing partnerships with China and other nations, emphasizing the goal of sustainable development. He also highlighted how the China-Zambia relationship has…

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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW 500-BED WINDHOEK DISTRICT HOSPITAL COMMENCED IN NAIMBIA

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW 500-BED WINDHOEK DISTRICT HOSPITAL COMMENCED IN NAIMBIA

The construction of the new 500-bed Windhoek District Hospital has officially commenced, marking a significant advancement in Namibia’s healthcare sector. Health Minister Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, during his address, emphasized the importance of robust healthcare services and reiterated Namibia’s commitment to providing essential health services across all tiers of care. Dr. Shangula highlighted the increasing burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases in the country, necessitating the expansion of healthcare infrastructure to meet growing demands. The…

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STUDENTS INJURED AFTER CEILING COLLASPED DURING LECTURE IN OAU, NIGERIA

STUDENTS INJURED AFTER CEILING COLLASPED DURING LECTURE IN OAU, NIGERIA

The torrential rainfall and whirlwind that occurred during a lecture session at Obafemi Awolowo University resulted in the ceiling of the Amphitheatre in Oduduwa Hall collapsing, causing injuries to some students. Vice-Chancellor Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire and other university officials ensured that the injured students received prompt medical attention, with some being taken to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex for further treatment. The university’s Public Relations Officer announced that the affected area, the…

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KMC LAY FOUNDATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD PROJECT IN THE GAMBIA

KMC LAY FOUNDATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD PROJECT IN THE GAMBIA

The Kanifing Municipality Council (KMC) has initiated a significant road project worth over D300 million, aimed at improving infrastructure and promoting sustainable development. The project, spanning three years, includes the construction of roads, drainage systems, feeder roads, and bridges, funded entirely by taxpayers’ money. Mayor Talib Ahmed Bensouda emphasized the project’s importance in enhancing connectivity, reducing traffic congestion, and creating new economic opportunities. The council aims to address the issue of affordable housing and promote…

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ONCF ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR CASABLANCA-KENITRA RAILWAY PORJECT IN MOROCCO

ONCF ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR CASABLANCA-KENITRA RAILWAY PORJECT IN MOROCCO

The National Railway Office (ONCF) has announced that infrastructure works along the Casablanca-Kenitra axis will result in disruptions to train services from May 12 to May 26. In a statement, ONCF assured commuters that despite the construction works, every effort would be made to minimize disruptions during peak hours. The construction work is part of a program to upgrade railway facilities and enhance service quality. Most works are scheduled for nighttime hours, with measures in…

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EGYPT TRANSPORT MINISTER MEET AUSTRIAN DELEGATE TO BOOST RAILWAY INDUSTRY

EGYPT TRANSPORT MINISTER MEET AUSTRIAN DELEGATE TO BOOST RAILWAY INDUSTRY

Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir recently met with George Bostinger, Austria’s new Ambassador to Cairo, alongside representatives from nine Austrian firms specializing in various railway domains. This meeting, attended by senior officials from the Railway Authority and the Transport Ministry, emphasized Egypt’s commitment to enhancing its railway infrastructure. Minister El-Wazir underscored the significance of the gathering, aligning with the ministry’s focus on upgrading the railway system across multiple facets, including infrastructure, rolling stock, and signaling. The…

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PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT INAUGURATED IN TOGO

PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT INAUGURATED IN TOGO

The Togolese Storage Company (STE) recently marked a significant milestone with the inauguration of a photovoltaic plant on its premises. The ceremony held recently was attended by various dignitaries. The photovoltaic plant, with an installed capacity of 90.6 Kwc spread across 426 m2, is poised to address a portion of STE’s energy requirements while reducing electricity expenses. It is anticipated to generate up to 10.36 Mwh per month, equivalent to 30% of the company’s total…

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SOUTH AFRICA WORKS MINISTER VISIT GEORGE BUILDING DISASTER SITE

SOUTH AFRICA WORKS MINISTER VISIT GEORGE BUILDING DISASTER SITE

Minister Sihle Zikalala of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is leading a delegation of built environment professionals and experts to the site of the George building disaster, which occurred last Monday with 24 confirmed fatalities. The visit aims to investigate the role of professionals involved in the project and assess compliance with built environment regulations. The delegation includes senior executives from DPWI, the Construction Industry and Development Board (CIDB), and the Council…

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GHANA VICE PRESIDENT CUT SOD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MODERN SPORT COMPLEX

GHANA VICE PRESIDENT CUT SOD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MODERN SPORT COMPLEX

The sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a modern sports complex in Gambaga, North East Region, sparked excitement as Vice President and NPP Flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, initiated the project. The complex aims to provide state-of-the-art sports facilities for the youth of Gambaga and neighboring areas, while also serving as a social hub for the entire community. Addressing the ceremony, attended by enthusiastic youth, Dr. Bawumia emphasized that the Gambaga Sports Complex, upon completion, would…

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LONDON BASED FIRM GLOBELEQ ANNOUNCED CONSTRUCTION OF WIND POWER PLANT IN MOZAMBQIUE

LONDON BASED FIRM GLOBELEQ ANNOUNCED CONSTRUCTION OF WIND POWER PLANT IN MOZAMBQIUE

The London-based independent power producer Globeleq (an institution formed by Norwegian and British funds) has announced the construction, in the second half of the current year, of a 120 Megawatt Wind Power Plant in Namaacha district, in the southern province of Maputo. The plant, budgeted at 270 million US dollars, will increase the amount of energy exported by the publicly-owned electricity company, EDM. Of the overall investment, 230 million dollars will go towards the construction…

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HOW SOUTH AFRICA SHUTDOWN COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT TO SECURE US$2.5BILLION CLIMATE FUND

HOW SOUTH AFRICA SHUTDOWN COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT TO SECURE US$2.5BILLION CLIMATE FUND

South Africa is revising its timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in order to secure approximately $2.5 billion in climate finance, according to an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office. The proposed timetable, to be presented to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in June, is aimed at ensuring the country remains eligible for funding under the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), a $9.3 billion agreement with several wealthy nations. This assistance is contingent…

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ELECTRICITY LINE RESTORED IN DOUALA BUT CONCERN STILL THERE IN CAMEROON

ELECTRICITY LINE RESTORED IN DOUALA BUT CONCERN STILL THERE IN CAMEROON

The 90 kV electricity transmission line between Logbaba and Koumassi, which was damaged by a fire on the night of May 1-2, has been restored, according to an internal source at the National Electricity Transmission Company (Sonatrel). Eneo confirmed that the situation has returned to normal since the early hours of Sunday, May 5. The incident resulted in power outages in several neighborhoods of the first and second districts of Douala, including Akwa, Bonanjo, Bonapriso,…

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RESCUE OPERATION STILL ONGOING OVER COLLAPSED BUILDING IN GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA

RESCUE OPERATION STILL ONGOING OVER COLLAPSED BUILDING IN GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA

The collapse of a building in George, South Africa has resulted in a rescue operation to save trapped construction workers. As of now, 21 people have been rescued, while 27 have been retrieved from the site, unfortunately, six of whom have died. However, 48 construction workers are still trapped in the collapsed apartment block. Rescue efforts began immediately after the collapse, with teams working tirelessly through the night. As of Tuesday morning, communication has been…

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WORLD BANK APPROVED US$68M FOR GIRAV PROJECT IN THE GAMBIA

WORLD BANK APPROVED US$68M FOR GIRAV PROJECT IN THE GAMBIA

The approval of US$68million financing by the World Bank’s board of executive directors for The Gambia Inclusive and Resilient Agricultural Value Chain Development (GIRAV Project) signifies a crucial step towards addressing food insecurity and fostering climate-resilient agriculture in The Gambia. Notably, US$10million equivalent is allocated from the International Development Association Crisis Response Window, underscoring the project’s importance in responding to urgent needs exacerbated by crises. The GIRAV Project will scale up impactful activities aimed at…

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