AMANSIE WEST DISTRICT ROAD PROJECT BEGINS IN GHANA

AMANSIE WEST DISTRICT ROAD PROJECT BEGINS IN GHANA

Minister of Roads and Highways, Francis Asenso-Boakye, is actively overseeing road projects in the Ashanti Region, with a recent focus on the Amansie West District. Handing over projects like the Pakyi to Antoakrom road and the Pakyi Number One and Two town roads demonstrates the government’s commitment to improving infrastructure for economic development and livelihood enhancement. Mr. Asenso-Boakye’s assurance of completing the projects on schedule is reassuring for the communities involved. His call for support…

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LAGOS TO CALABAR HIGWAY PROJECT: WHY IT CANT BE ACHIEVED

LAGOS TO CALABAR HIGWAY PROJECT: WHY IT CANT BE ACHIEVED

On March 7 2024, Nigerian Minister of works Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi announced the commencement of construction work on the 700km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, spanning 9 States with two spurs leading to the Northern States. The first phase of the project which is expected to be handled by Hitech Construction Company Ltd will see the company construct a 47.47 kilometers dual carriageway on a concrete pavement. The vision is that the Lagos-Calabar Coastal road…

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NPA SECURE US$700M LOAN FROM CITIBANK FOR REHABILITATION OF APAPA & TIN-CAN PORT

NPA SECURE US$700M LOAN FROM CITIBANK FOR REHABILITATION OF APAPA & TIN-CAN PORT

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has secured about US$700million loan from Citibank for the rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos. According to reports, the loan will be funded by UK Export Finance (UKEF) an export credit agency as NPA has also opened discussion with another funding agency to secure financing for upgrading of the Eastern Ports. Speaking during the announcement, Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko said that “In the last…

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MIGA TO COMMIT US$50M TOWARDS MPATAMANGA HYDROPOWER PROJECT IN MALAWI

MIGA TO COMMIT US$50M TOWARDS MPATAMANGA HYDROPOWER PROJECT IN MALAWI

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is set to commit $US50m towards Mpatamanga hydropower project in Malawi. MIGA is an arm of the World Bank that offers guarantees. The funds will help the project which has stalled due to financial issues is one of many project the Malawian government hopes will help increase the country’s power generation capacity to meet the ever-increasing energy demands. Speaking during the 2024 IMF/World bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Multilateral…

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EU FUNDED CONFERENCE CENTRE & GUEST HOUSE UNVIELED IN KAMBIA, SIERRA LEONE

EU FUNDED CONFERENCE CENTRE & GUEST HOUSE UNVIELED IN KAMBIA, SIERRA LEONE

European Union External Action Service (EEAS) under the European Union has unveiled a Conference Centre and guest house building at Kambia District Council in Sierra Leone. The commissioning was done by Minister of Local Government and Community Affairs, Amb Tamba Lamina, the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) Managing Director for Africa, Rita Laranjinha, EEAS Desk Officer for Sierra Leone Hana Missaoui, and EU Ambassador to Sierra Leone Manuel Muller, alongside various government officials and…

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KENYA PRESIDENT SET TO OPEN BUNGE TOWER

KENYA PRESIDENT SET TO OPEN BUNGE TOWER

Kenya President William Ruto will today officially preside over the opening of Ksh.9.6 billion Bunge Tower. The opening should have been done days ago but was put on halt after the death of Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla and nine other military officers in a tragic air accident at Sindar area, Kaben location, Tot division, in Elgeyo Marakwet County as the President announced a three-day national mourning period. During a communiqué to MPs on…

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AfDB OPENS NEW ULTRAMODERN BUILDING IN CAMEROON

AfDB OPENS NEW ULTRAMODERN BUILDING IN CAMEROON

AfDB has officially unveils its plans with the opening of an ultra modern regional office building in Yaounde, Cameroon that reaffirms its commitment to Central Africa’s development course. The building which is situated in the Golf district, will have six-storey regional office building that is equipped with 130 workstations, several meeting rooms, and a clinic. Also the Central Africa regional office is expected to operate as one of six Bank globally, including one in Asia….

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TOGO GOVT. SEEK CIVIL ENGINEERS FOR STEEL-CONCRETE BRIDGE PROJECT

TOGO GOVT. SEEK CIVIL ENGINEERS FOR STEEL-CONCRETE BRIDGE PROJECT

The Togolese Ministry of Rural Access and Rural Roads seeks civil engineering engineers and technicians to work on a project to build 21 modular mixed steel-concrete bridges of the Unibridge type. The Ministry launched a call for applications to select 25 agents. At the end of the process, the ministry plans to recruit 3 QHSE engineers (Quality of Work Execution – Health – Safety – Environment), two surveyor/topographer technicians, 7 works managers, 7 assistant works…

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GHANA MINISTER CALLS FOR COMPLETION OF GARID PROJECT AIMED RAINY SEASON

GHANA MINISTER CALLS FOR COMPLETION OF GARID PROJECT AIMED RAINY SEASON

The rainy season is becoming a worry for the nation ministry of work department as project expected to be completed during this period made be hinder. The recent events has made the Minister of Works and Hous­ing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to tasked contractors working on the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GAR­ID) project to increase their speed. The directive was given during a meeting with project coordinators and contractors in Accra on Friday to…

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WHY ACCESS TO WATER IS STILL A MAJOR ISSUE IN AFRICA

WHY ACCESS TO WATER IS STILL A MAJOR ISSUE IN AFRICA

African are still having access to safe drinkable water as well as improved sanitation despite so many efforts. This constant trends is gradually becoming alarming as undermine the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure access to safe drinkable water and sanitation for all by 2030. The need for improved access to safe drinkable  water and adequate sanitation helps provide direct health gains as well as other economic and social benefits  According…

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PRE DEVELOPMENT SET TO UNHELD PROMISE OF HADABA PROJECT DESPITE SEVERAL SETBACK IN EGYPT

PRE DEVELOPMENT SET TO UNHELD PROMISE OF HADABA PROJECT DESPITE SEVERAL SETBACK IN EGYPT

PRE Development has began its initial stage to deliver the phase one of the HADABA project which is expected to be situated in 6th of October City, Invest-Gate according to reports. However, despite constant economic pressure, the company has reaffirm its commitment to customer satisfaction and quality execution even with the limited project timelines. Speaking during a briefing, Chairman of PRE Developments Hossam Zaki noted that the company is dedication to excellence in project execution….

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WHY MOROCCO WANT TO CUT ENERGY DEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN

WHY MOROCCO WANT TO CUT ENERGY DEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN

Morocco government is making plans to cut ties with Spain over its energy dependence. This move has seen the nation unveil ambitious plans regasification plants and pipelines. According to reports, the decision was made after Algeria close the Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline in October 2021, these has made Morocco to act swiftly aimed energy shortage in the near future. Morocco initially relied on Spain’s assistance way back in 2022 to help mitigate the crisis as the…

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MSIMBAZI RIVER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON COURSE AS HOUSE DEMOLITION SET TO KICK-OFF

MSIMBAZI RIVER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON COURSE AS HOUSE DEMOLITION SET TO KICK-OFF

Plans are underway towards for the implementation of Msimbazi River Development Project as demolition of houses exercise is scheduled to begin at Msimbazi Valley in Dar es Salaam later this week. The proposed project worth US$260 million will involves re-contouring the river and floodplain to improve the flow capacity and allow for floodwater retention. Meanwhile, it also entails construction of an elevated bridge, demolition of the existing bus rapid transit (BRT) depot and construction of a…

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NAIROBI COMMUTER RAILWAY: KENYA AND FRANCE AGREED FUNDING DEAL

NAIROBI COMMUTER RAILWAY: KENYA AND FRANCE AGREED FUNDING DEAL

Over the weekend, Kenya and France signed an agreement to facilitate the funding for the upgrading of Nairobi Commuter Railway. The Railway is expected to serve as a rail network between Nairobi and its suburbs according to official reports. Speaking to journalist, Musalia Mudavadi, prime cabinet secretary who is also the cabinet secretary for foreign and diaspora affairs said that the east African nation will receive a 138.7-million-U.S. dollar loan to modernize its metropolitan railway…

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OVER 50 BUILT HOUSES HANDED OVER TO VICTIM AFFECTED BY MOZAMBIQUE DUMP COLLAPSED INCIDENT

OVER 50 BUILT HOUSES HANDED OVER TO VICTIM AFFECTED BY MOZAMBIQUE DUMP COLLAPSED INCIDENT

Mayor of Maputo Rasaque Manhique has handed over 50 houses to families that were affected during the collapse of the rubbish dump at Hulene on the outskirts of Maputo city. The incident which occured on the 19 february 2018 resulted in the death of 17 people which made headline news. According to reports, the dump was allowed to grow into a monster which towered over the houses built in its shadows. Meanwhile,  Torrential rains in…

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LIBERIA GOVT. SECURED US$300M FROM WORLD BANK FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION

LIBERIA GOVT. SECURED US$300M FROM WORLD BANK FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) says the Government of Liberia has acquired a commitment of US$300m from the World Bank to construct a dam in Bong County. During a recent high-power delegation’s visit to Bong County, LEC Corporate Communication Manager Mr. Philip Farley said that the people are excited and have welcomed the dam construction in their area. Mr. Farley described the acquisition of the World Bank commitment as a great step in achieving the…

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HOW EGYPT TANZA PROJECT WILL BECOME A PREMIUM DESTINATION AFTER COMPLETION

HOW EGYPT TANZA PROJECT WILL BECOME A PREMIUM DESTINATION AFTER COMPLETION

Mahmoud Gaber, CEO of Magic Land Al-Hokair, announced that the Tanza project is poised to become the premier tourism entertainment venture in the Middle East, propelled by a robust expansion strategy in the Egyptian market. The project, which covers an area of 250,000 sqm, is the first and largest integrated entertainment destination in Egypt, with investments worth EGP 1.1bn. Tanza aims to reshape and redefine the entertainment concept in Egypt through its unique business model…

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HOW TWO WATER TREATMENT PLANT FACED SHUTDOWN IN GHANA

HOW TWO WATER TREATMENT PLANT FACED SHUTDOWN IN GHANA

A shutdown is imminent for two water treatment plants that depend on River Pra in the Western and Central regions. Experts and technicians, as well as academicians at a workshop on water bodies restoration held last Wednesday, gave that indication when they painted grim pictures of water bodies in the country. Stakeholders in the workshop at the University of Cape Coast deliberated for hours on how to restore the country’s dying and polluted water bodies….

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ADB TO REINFORCED INFRASTRUCTURAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MOZAMBIQUE

ADB TO REINFORCED INFRASTRUCTURAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MOZAMBIQUE

The African Development Bank and Mozambique reinforced their partnership during a visit by Mr. Solomon Quaynor, the Bank’s Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization. This visit, held from March 12th to 15th, 2024, underscores the Bank’s commitment to supporting Mozambique’s economic growth trajectory, particularly following the third review of the country’s Extended Credit Facility with the International Monetary Fund and the Bank’s recent Economic Acceleration Package and Budget Support Mission. Accompanied by the Bank’s…

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RIVERS GOVERNOR INSPECT PORT-HARCOURT DUAL CARRIAGE RING ROAD IN NIGERIA

RIVERS GOVERNOR INSPECT PORT-HARCOURT DUAL CARRIAGE RING ROAD IN NIGERIA

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has expressed satisfaction with work on the Port Harcourt Dual Carriage Ring Road and assures of delivering the project within the scheduled 36 months. Governor Fubara on Wednesday embarked on an inspection tour of some sections of the 50.15 kilometers road taking through Elikpokpodu to Rukpokwu before moving to the Rumuosi section and ending at the UTC junction section of the road. Speaking to the press after the inspection…

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