GLOBAL energy research firm Wood Mackenzie has recognised Mukuyu gas field as the second largest sub-Saharan Africa discovery in 2023, boosting confidence in the quality and scale of this new asset in the region.
The gas field, straddling Muzarabani and Mbire districts, was discovered by Australian firm Invictus Energy Limited.… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Nigeria FCT Minister Wike has pledged to rehabilitate the Gwagwa-Karimo-Deidei road to ease traffic congestion.
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, flagged off the construction of the five-kilometer access road in Saburi, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
The event marked the sixth and final ceremony … Read More
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
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
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
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
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
The Government has made available GH¢150 million to contractors, to undertake road maintenance across the country.
“The government has released an amount of GH¢150 million for the engagement and payment to road contractors undertaking pothole patching across the country,” the Ministry of Roads and Highways, said in a statement issued … Read More
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
Hundreds of youths are daily flocking to the Department of Labour offices in Chinhoyi where they are registering their names for possible employment at the recently unveiled Harare-Chirundu highway project.
The offices, situated at what is popularly known as the Old Chinese Complex adjacent to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital, have lately … Read More
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
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
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
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