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Kenya: One Million Kenyans to Be Connected to Power This Year

 Nairobi — The Government has said that one million people will be connected to the national power grid by the end of this financial year in its plan to connect over 70 percent of the population by 2017.     In the last financial year, over 400,000 customers were connected to the power line. The initiative will be implemented under a programme dubbed 'The last mile'.     Principal Secretary in the Ministry.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania: Sh56 Billion Bridge, Power Project Launched in Morogoro

 PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete kicked off his seven-day official tour of Morogoro Region on Wednesday by laying the foundation stone for the construction of the much-hyped 56bn/- Kilombero Bridge project as well as launching a mega rural electric power distribution project.     The bridge will help connect and ease transportation networks between Ulanga and Kilombero districts in the region. The project, which is being implemented.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania:Tanzania to Concentrate on Development of Geothermal Energy

 THE Vice-President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal earlier last week challenged geo-scientists in Tanzania to devise strategies to ensure effective exploitation of geo-thermal energy to help solve a rapidly expanding power crisis and speed up socio-economic development.     The VP who was opening the Third Young Earth Scientists Congress in Dar es Salaam noted that the country was endowed with 4,000mw geo-thermal potential which is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

City Lodge to construct a $23m 3-star hotel Nairobi, Kenya

City Lodge Hotel Group has made plans to set up a US $23m 3-star hotel in Kenya at the Runda Estate. Construction works are expected to start in January 2015 and is to be ready by October 2016.   This will be the first time the Group is developing a green-field hotel in East Africa. The $23m three star hotel will be made up of 177 rooms and will be housed on the Two Rivers Shopping Mall being put up by Centum. The development is located.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Japanese Government to fund an irrigation scheme in Rwanda

The Governmnet of Rwanda has received a US$15m grant from the Japanese Government to fund an irrigation scheme in Ngoma District, Rwanda, which will be implemented by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).   The funds will be used for the construction of dams, 900,000 meter cubes water reservoir, regulating tanks, irrigation canals, bridges, and a solar power unit. It will also provide solar panels, pump facilities and help.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Construction of the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya

87 construction teams have arrived in Kenya from China to ensure the construction of the Standard Gauge railway in Kenya begins September this year. Also included from the China is 2000 pieces of equipment in readiness of the start of the project.   This was revealed on Monday this week in a meeting between President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and Wen Gang, the Assistant President of China Communication Company. China Communications and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Alten to develop 40MW solar plant in Kenya

Alten Kenya Solarfarms is expected to set up a 40MW solar plant in Kesses, Uasin Gishu county Kenya. The solar plant will be located on a 371 acre piece of land in Kesses near Moi University, Eldoret. The project is expected to cost around US$10m for infrastructure development alone. The project is expected to be ready in 10 to 14 months once the power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed between Alten Kenya Solarfarms and Kenya.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th August 2014

Tanzania: Kibaha Health Centre Set to Have a Paediatric Ward

Kibaha — PLANS are underway to build a children's ward at Mkoani Health Centre in Kibaha town, Coast region, as a solution to patients having to go to other hospitals for lack of a children's ward at the centre. The centre's medical officer in charge, Dr Issa Kaniki, speaking to the 'Daily News' here over the weekend, said at the moment there was no children's ward at the hospital and instead there was only a shed which was used by both.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Tanzania: Kagera Takes Measures to Fight Maternal Deaths

Bukoba — LEADERS in Kagera Region have been urged to take a holistic approach to ensure that no woman dies due to pregnancy related complications. The call was made here on Friday by the Bukoba District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Hamza Magulu, during a stakeholders' meeting to discuss implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He noted that Bukoba District recorded impressive achievement in Safe Motherhood from 22 per cent.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Huron Valley Ambulance donates medical supplies for use in Africa

WASHTENAW COUNTY - Huron Valley Ambulance has donated more than 100 cases of medical supplies to aid some vulnerable African communities through the Ann Arbor-based non-profit Relief for Africa. Intravenous (IV) kits and surplus medical supplies were presented Aug. 19 by HVA to Relief for Africa representatives. Rama Kannenje, president of Relief for Africa, said he really appreciates the opportunity to distribute these supplies, to help.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd August 2014

Tanzania: Mushroom farming soon to go worldwide

 THE government and other agriculture stakeholders have been urged to recognise and promote mushroom farming in the country. Mushroom farming, which is growing at a fast pace in Southern regions - Lindi and Mtwara - has yet to be recognised despite the fact that it is one of the activities that take place throughout the year involving less investment capital and labour. The farmers who narrated the importance of mushroom to the 'Daily.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd August 2014

Kenya s farmers adopt cost effective traditional pesticides

 About 60 percent of the crops in the Kenyan farms are lost due to pest and disease attack, costing farmers huge harvests and financial investments. Although the crop specialists highly recommend for the use of the expensive inorganic pesticides due to their scientifically proven efficiencies, many small scale farmers across the country are opting for the cheaper traditional remedies. While the most commonly used chemicals available.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd August 2014



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