WHY HO AIRPORT IS STILL NOT OPERATIONAL NEARLY SIX YEARS AFTER COMPLETION IN GHANA

WHY HO AIRPORT IS STILL NOT OPERATIONAL NEARLY SIX YEARS AFTER COMPLETION IN GHANA

The Ho Airport, developed to boost the economy of the Volta Region and adjoining regions, is still idle after nearly six years of completion.

A visit to the facility last Friday indicated that the airport was in good shape and was being well maintained.

However, since Passion Air halted operations

Read More

ETHIOPIA ELECTRIC POWER SET TO CONNECT POWER POOLS TO SOUTH AFRICA

ETHIOPIA ELECTRIC POWER SET TO CONNECT POWER POOLS TO SOUTH AFRICA

The executives of Ethiopian Electric Power have disclosed ambitious plans to connect eastern and southern African power pools and supply energy to South Africa within five years.

In 2023, reports indicated that South Africa had experienced unprecedented electricity shortages, as the coal plants that generate 85 percent of the nation’s

Read More

DELAYED BEAU VALLON PROMENADE PROJECT FINALLY KICK-OFF IN SEYCHELLES

DELAYED BEAU VALLON PROMENADE PROJECT FINALLY KICK-OFF IN SEYCHELLES

The Beau Vallon Promenade project in the north of Mahe, Seychelles’ main island, will begin on Thursday, February 22, with the felling of several trees in the area, in the first phase, to make space for the planned development.

The development spearheaded by the government and financed by the construction

Read More

HOW LIBERIA NEED US$1 BILLION TO RESOLVE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

HOW LIBERIA NEED US$1 BILLION TO RESOLVE ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE

Addressing Liberia’s perennial power crisis will require significant financial investment, with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) estimating that between US$700 million to US$1 billion is needed for the construction of a reservoir to alleviate the electricity issue. The lack of a sufficient reservoir at the Mount Coffee Power plant has

Read More

HOW MOROCCO EMERGE AS EUROPE’S GATEWAY TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

HOW MOROCCO EMERGE AS EUROPE’S GATEWAY TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

As global supply chains face ongoing disruptions, European companies are rethinking their sourcing strategies. According to Maersk, a recent whitepaper revealed that over 64% of European firms have changed how they source materials to deal with supply chain instability. Beyond shortening supply chains, companies want more flexibility and less

Read More

IVORY COAST GOVT SECURE CLIMATE CHANGE FUNDS FROM IMF

IVORY COAST GOVT SECURE CLIMATE CHANGE FUNDS FROM IMF

The Ivorian government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff have agreed on a climate change reform program backed by a $1.3bn loan from the Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF).

In a statement, the IMF highlighted Cote d’Ivoire’s vulnerability to climate change, with rising temperatures, erratic rainfall, floods, rising sea

Read More

KIGALI CITY SET TO DEMOLISHES 28 SUBSTANDARD HOUSES IN RWANDA

KIGALI CITY SET TO DEMOLISHES 28 SUBSTANDARD HOUSES IN RWANDA

The City of Kigali has announced that it will demolish up to 28 substandard houses in a housing estate commonly known as Kwa Dubai, in Kinyinya Sector of Gasabo District and that “the investor has to compensate the victims of the shoddy work.”

The Kinyinya-based estate owned by businessman Jean

Read More

WORK MINISTER CALLS TO FAST-TRACK COMMENCEMENT OF KAMPALA-JINJA EXPRESSWAY

WORK MINISTER CALLS TO FAST-TRACK COMMENCEMENT OF KAMPALA-JINJA EXPRESSWAY

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has renewed a call to the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, to fast-track the commencement of works on the 77 km Kampala-Jinja Expressway.

Speaker Among made the call while chairing Tuesday’s plenary sitting.

“The loan was approved, and since 2020

Read More

IRDP SET TO IMPLEMENT CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR NEW BUILDING PROJECTS IN TANZANIA

IRDP SET TO IMPLEMENT CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR NEW BUILDING PROJECTS IN TANZANIA

The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) is implementing a mega project for the construction of four new buildings to accommodate students.

The Institute has already set aside 11bn/- in the project which includes adding buildings for academic and student hostels, focusing on improving and widening accommodation facilities and training

Read More

TOGO AND NIGER SIGNED GAS OIL SUPPLY DEAL

TOGO AND NIGER SIGNED GAS OIL SUPPLY DEAL

Niger could soon supply diesel to Togo. Talks in this framework were recently held, according to a press release from the Nigerien Ministry in charge of Energy. The release referenced a meeting that took place on February 17, 2023, between the Ministers of Energy of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and

Read More

WHY PRIORITIZING AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY FOR AFRICA AGENDA 2063

WHY PRIORITIZING AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY FOR AFRICA AGENDA 2063

Sub Saharan African renowned Infrastructure Development Expert Dr Tinashe Manzungu has urged African countries to prioritise infrastructure development as part of the continent’s efforts to attain the Africa Agenda 2063.

In an interview, Manzungu emphasised the essence of infrastructure development in building ‘The Africa We Want’.

He urged African governments

Read More

NIGERAN GOVT. TO ESTABLISHED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COMMITTEE

NIGERAN GOVT. TO ESTABLISHED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS COMMITTEE

Federal government has established an ad-hoc ministerial committee on security of highways construction projects across the country.

In a statement by the director information, Ministry of Works, Olusola Abiola, the minister of works, Engr David Umahi while inaugurating the committee called on all Nigerians to show patriotism by joining hands

Read More

ZIMBABWE RURAL ROAD SET FOR FACELIFT AFTER PRESIDENT ACQUIRES 300 TRACTORS

ZIMBABWE RURAL ROAD SET FOR FACELIFT AFTER PRESIDENT ACQUIRES 300 TRACTORS

Rural roads are set for a major facelift in line with Vision 2030 after President Mnangagwa secured 300 Belarus tractors to boost the capacity of the Rural Infrastructural Development Agency (RIDA) to maintain gravel and earth roads for the speedy movement of goods and people.

The intervention by the President

Read More

SADC 50KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TANZANIA

SADC 50KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TANZANIA

Construction of a 50-kilometre strategic road that will link Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries through neighbouring Zambia is underway which will facilitate the smooth flow of goods and services in the region.

Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) Rukwa Regional Manager, Ms Mgeni Mwanga said that the completion of the

Read More

AVIATION CENTRE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

AVIATION CENTRE LAUNCHED IN RWANDA

Rwanda, on February 14, launched a Centre of Excellence for Aviation Skills (CEAS) aimed at building local capacity and empowering the labour force in the aviation industry in the region and beyond.

The five-year project will be implemented in collaboration with the African Development Bank at an investment worth $26.6

Read More

NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HITS HARD DUE TO RAISE IN COST OF MATERIALS

NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HITS HARD DUE TO RAISE IN COST OF MATERIALS

The rising cost of building materials in Nigeria is increasingly hitting the construction industry hard, with fears that a large number of projects could be put on hold as developers are now on edge about what to do.

Already, households are contending with soaring food prices and energy costs, and

Read More

CONSTRUCTION OF ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SET TO BEGIN IN TUNISIA

CONSTRUCTION OF ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SET TO BEGIN IN TUNISIA

The construction works of King Salman bin Abdulaziz University Hospital in Kairouan are expected to begin before the end of the first half of 2024, after the resolution of problems and difficulties, said a Prime Ministry statement

The same source added that the progress rate of the road-works and external

Read More

TRANSPORT MINISTER APPROVED SIX ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN THE GAMBIA

TRANSPORT MINISTER APPROVED SIX ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN THE GAMBIA

The Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MoTWI), Ebrima Sillah, has said six out of nine ongoing road construction projects have been awarded to local contractors, in order to promote Gambian engineers in the area of road construction.

Minister Sillah made this statement as his Ministry and partners commenced visits

Read More

NIGERIA UNIVERSITY GET MASSIVE 600M POWER PLANT

NIGERIA UNIVERSITY GET MASSIVE 600M POWER PLANT

Azura Power West Africa Limited has donated two plants which value is about N604 million to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

Performing the ground-breaking ceremony at the Faculty of Engineering, UNN, the Managing Director of Azura Power West Africa, Mr

Read More

LIBERTY CORRIDOR PROJECT AGREED IN LIBERIA

LIBERTY CORRIDOR PROJECT AGREED IN LIBERIA

The Mano River Union (MRU), representing the collective interests and development aspirations of our member states, is delighted to express its full support for the recent announcement made by High Power Exploration Inc (HPX) regarding a pioneering agreement–a Letter of Intent with the Government of Liberia and the Guma Africa

Read More
1 2 3 51