ZIMBABWE’s CHIREDZI TOWN SET TO ACHIEVE MUNICIPALITY STATUS AFTER GETTING INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

ZIMBABWE’s CHIREDZI TOWN SET TO ACHIEVE MUNICIPALITY STATUS AFTER GETTING INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Chiredzi Town is poised to achieve municipality status by next year, thanks to substantial infrastructural developments funded by devolution funds. Over US$200,000 has been invested in enhancing the health sector and road network projects, driving the town’s progress. A major project under development is the construction of a new polyclinic in the Makondo suburb. Town Secretary Engineer Wesley Kauma expressed optimism about Chiredzi’s trajectory towards municipal status, citing the substantial impact of devolution funding on…

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NIGERIA GOVT. CRITICIZED RCC FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE 1KM OF THE 15KM EAST-WEST ROAD SECTION

NIGERIA GOVT. CRITICIZED RCC FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE 1KM OF THE 15KM EAST-WEST ROAD SECTION

The federal government has criticized Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) for its failure to complete even a single kilometer of the 15km East-West Road section from Eleme Junction to Onne Port Junction in Rivers State, despite having received over N40 billion in mobilization funds. This criticism was articulated by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, during an inspection tour of ongoing road projects in the South-South zone. Umahi expressed profound disappointment in RCC’s performance, stating, “We…

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MALAWI MINING: HOW INVESTMENT INCENTIVES COULD PLAY A KEY ROLE

MALAWI MINING: HOW INVESTMENT INCENTIVES COULD PLAY A KEY ROLE

Malawi needs to introduce specific investment incentives to attract investors to its mining sector, which is considered high-risk but offers long-term stable revenue potential. Minerals and geology expert Grain Malunga suggests designing benefit-sharing thresholds to attract investors by ensuring favorable conditions during the long pre-production phases where no revenue is generated. Malunga emphasizes that mining investment requires careful consideration of commodity price risks, exchange rates, and global geopolitical factors. He also points out the necessity…

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EGYPT SIGNED US$4.7M DEAL WITH UAE’s AD PORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CRUISE TERMINAL

EGYPT SIGNED US$4.7M DEAL WITH UAE’s AD PORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CRUISE TERMINAL

Egypt has entered into a series of agreements with the UAE’s AD Ports Group to develop and manage cruise terminals in Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh, aiming to boost the nation’s cruise tourism sector. AD Ports Group will invest $4.7 million over the next 15 years in these terminals, which are expected to be operational by 2025. This investment will enhance the management, services, and accessibility of the terminals, adding new itineraries within the…

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AFFORDABLE GREEN HOUSING PROJECT LAUNCHED IN KENYA

AFFORDABLE GREEN HOUSING PROJECT LAUNCHED IN KENYA

IHS Kenya, a private equity fund manager based in Southern Africa, has launched an affordable green housing development in Limuru, Kiambu County. The Muzi Salama project, part of the Tilisi Masterplan Development, will feature 240 two- and three-bedroom apartments on a 2.5-acre site. Scheduled for completion within 24 months, these units will be priced starting at Sh5.2 million. Peter Mayavi, Managing Director of IHS Kenya, stated that the project aims to meet the rising demand…

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RAND WATER TO COMMENCE INFRASTRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE SOON IN SOUTH AFRICA

RAND WATER TO COMMENCE INFRASTRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE SOON IN SOUTH AFRICA

Rand Water is set to commence extensive infrastructure maintenance starting this Saturday, extending until the end of July. This maintenance is part of their winter maintenance plan and aims to preserve the quality and integrity of the water infrastructure, reduce long-term maintenance costs, and extend the lifespan of their assets. Rand Water emphasizes the importance of proactive infrastructure maintenance to ensure an uninterrupted water supply for current and future generations. Their Asset Management Strategy focuses…

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TWO SPANISH FIRMS PARTNER FOR CONSTRUCTION OF CASABLANCA DESALINATION PLANT

TWO SPANISH FIRMS PARTNER FOR CONSTRUCTION OF CASABLANCA DESALINATION PLANT

Spain’s CaixaBank and Cofides have announced their plans to finance Acciona in the construction of a significant desalination plant in Morocco. Each institution will provide a loan of €31 million to support the project, which will be spearheaded by Acciona, a Spanish multinational specializing in infrastructure development and management. The project, which involves a total investment of €650 million, will be executed in cooperation with Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water under a…

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TOGO DRY PORT TO RESUME OPERATION SOON

TOGO DRY PORT TO RESUME OPERATION SOON

The dry port at the Plateforme Industrielle d’Adétikopé (PIA) in Togo is set to resume operations shortly after a pause that began in March 2024. Edem Tengue, Togo’s Minister of Maritime Economy, announced this development on June 12 via X (formerly Twitter). The resumption is aimed at revitalizing trade between Togo and Niger, which had been significantly impacted by the halt in activities. The dry port’s closure in March 2024 disrupted the transit of goods…

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HOW RWANDA NEEDS US$1.5BILLION TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL ENERGY ACCESS BY 2029

HOW RWANDA NEEDS US$1.5BILLION TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL ENERGY ACCESS BY 2029

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) is working towards achieving universal energy access by 2029 after missing the initial 2024 target. Currently, the national energy access rate is 77.7%, significantly up from 34.4% in 2017, with 54.4% being grid-connected and 22.8% off-grid. The strategy has involved expanding the national grid from provinces to districts and down to the village level. The country’s energy generation capacity target was to increase from 208 MW in 2017 to 556 MW…

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NIGERIA GOVT. INITIATE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION TWO OF LAGOS-CALABAR COASTAL HIGHWAY PROJECT

NIGERIA GOVT. INITIATE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION TWO OF LAGOS-CALABAR COASTAL HIGHWAY PROJECT

The Federal government has initiated the construction of section two of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project, beginning from Lekki Deep Seaport, which marks the border between Lagos and Ogun State. The commencement was overseen by the Minister of Works, David Umahi, during an inspection tour of various road projects, including those in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Dangote Tax Credit Route, and Eleko. The Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project is a significant infrastructure endeavor aimed at…

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SEYCHELLES PORT VICTORIA EXPANSION REDUCED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION COST

SEYCHELLES PORT VICTORIA EXPANSION REDUCED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION COST

The Seychelles’ Port Victoria extension and rehabilitation project has been revised from 600 meters to 310 meters due to significant cost escalations in materials and construction resources since its initial conception in 2018. This adjustment was announced by Philippa Samson, deputy chief executive of the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA), during a scoping meeting with various terminal operators. Key Details of the Project The original plan included a 600-meter extension while the revised plan reduces this…

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GAMBIA NATIONAL ROAD AUTHORITY SAYS ROAD PROJECT IN NBR WILL BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR

GAMBIA NATIONAL ROAD AUTHORITY SAYS ROAD PROJECT IN NBR WILL BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR

The Managing Director of the National Roads Authority (NRA), Mr. Ousman Sanyang, has shared his confidence that the three ongoing road projects in the North Bank Region (NBR) of The Gambia will be completed by the end of 2024. Mr. Sanyang expressed this optimism during an inspection visit on June 12, 2024, to the ongoing roadworks at Nuimi Hakalang, Kerewan-Njawara, and Banni-Sallikenne-Njaba Kunda. The Hakalang Road Project is divided into three sections which include, Buniadu to…

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EMEVOR-OROGUN ROAD PROJECT INAUGURATED IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

EMEVOR-OROGUN ROAD PROJECT INAUGURATED IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has inaugurated the multi-million naira Phase One of the Emevor-Orogun road project in Isoko North Local Government Area. The project, executed by Emorock Concept Limited, a subsidiary of De Wayles Group of Companies, aims to connect two senatorial areas, boosting the economy of several rural areas along the route. During the inauguration, Governor Oborevwori lauded Emorock Concept Limited for their quality work, highlighting the road’s potential to enhance connectivity, stimulate…

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WATER PROJECT SET TO SERVE OVER 12,000 RESIDENT IN TANZANIA

WATER PROJECT SET TO SERVE OVER 12,000 RESIDENT IN TANZANIA

The recent launch of a significant water project in Kabila Village, Magu District, Mwanza Region, by Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) and the African Community Advancement Initiative (AFRIcai) is a milestone in community development and sustainability efforts in Tanzania. Valued at 220 million Tanzanian shillings, this project will serve approximately 12,000 residents, addressing a critical need for clean and safe water. Key components of the project include the installation of a submersible pump in a borehole,…

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MOROCCO GETS €84M FROM AfDB FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

MOROCCO GETS €84M FROM AfDB FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an €84 million initiative aimed at enhancing Morocco’s environmental and economic resilience. The “Inclusive and Sustainable Development Project for Forest Areas” targets vital issues such as water management, biodiversity conservation, and the development of a rural middle class. This initiative comes as Morocco faces increased vulnerability to climate change, highlighted by severe droughts between 2021 and 2023. Aligned with the Moroccan government’s 2024 priorities—countering climate change impacts, bolstering…

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CONSTRUCTION OF MULINDI GASOGI-RUSORORO-KABUGA ROAD RESUME

CONSTRUCTION OF MULINDI GASOGI-RUSORORO-KABUGA ROAD RESUME

Construction of the Mulindi Gasogi-Rusororo-Kabuga Centre road has resumed, as announced by the City of Kigali Mayor, Samuel Dusengiyumva, during his visit to the site on June 13. The 10.9-kilometer road is part of a broader 45.1-kilometer network promised to be completed by the end of the 2023/24 fiscal year. Mayor Dusengiyumva urged the contractor to expedite the work to ensure timely completion. This resumption follows Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente’s pledge on June 5 to…

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ZIMBAWE INFRASTRUCTURE MINISTER CONFIRMED COMPLETION OF 5KM REWORK HARARE DRIVE

ZIMBAWE INFRASTRUCTURE MINISTER CONFIRMED COMPLETION OF 5KM REWORK HARARE DRIVE

The completion of the reworking of a 5km stretch of Harare Drive by Asphalt Products has been met with approval from motorists, following the government’s insistence on quality standards. This section, located between Sam Nujoma Street Extension and Alpes Road in Vainona, required redoing after initial works proved subpar. Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Felix Mhona, mandated the redo after significant caving was observed in several sections soon after the initial resurfacing. Asphalt Products…

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UGANDA GOVT. ALLOCATED Shs265BILLION FOR 70KM FEEDER ROAD

UGANDA GOVT. ALLOCATED Shs265BILLION FOR 70KM FEEDER ROAD

The government of Uganda has allocated Shs265 billion to tarmac 70 kilometers of feeder roads in Mukono Municipality and Mukono District as part of the five-year Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development Programme (GKMA-UDP). Minister for Kampala, Kabuye Kyofatogabye, announced this initiative during a consultative meeting with Mukono district stakeholders at Hotel Alvers in Mukono Municipality. The project will initially focus on Mukono Municipality, which has 25 kilometers of roads, followed by the district with…

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EACOP COMPLETE 99% COMPENSATION TO PROJECT-AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS IN TANZANIA

EACOP COMPLETE 99% COMPENSATION TO PROJECT-AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS IN TANZANIA

The East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP) has successfully completed 99 percent of compensation payments to project-affected individuals in the lake zone, as revealed by EACOP Communications Division Officer, Ms. Catherine Mbatia. During a presentation in Geita town, Ms. Mbatia assured journalists that nearly all affected parties, whose land or houses were impacted by the project, have received compensation. Ms. Mbatia emphasized that the project has adhered to human rights standards and complied with…

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HOW UPGRADED AMAHORO STADIUM SHOWS RWANDA CONSTRUCTION AND CONFLICT JOURNEY PROGRESS

HOW UPGRADED AMAHORO STADIUM SHOWS RWANDA CONSTRUCTION AND CONFLICT JOURNEY PROGRESS

The transformation of the Amahoro Stadium in Rwanda symbolizes more than just a sporting venue upgrade—it represents the remarkable resilience and progress of the country, particularly in the face of historical adversity. Originally serving as a refuge during the tragic events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the stadium’s evolution into a modern, state-of-the-art facility reflects Rwanda’s journey from conflict to reconstruction and prosperity. The stadium’s expansion from a capacity of 25,000 to 45,000…

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