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Tanzania: Tanesco to Buy 19.16 MW of Green Electricity From Six IPPs

The state owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is signing power purchase agreements with 6 independent power producers that are developing several renewable energy projects in Tanzania. TANESCO agreed to purchase 19.16 MW of electricity, under the supervision of the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority (EWURA) of Tanzania. Among the selected 6 independent power producers is Nishati Lutheran Investment, which is implementing a.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2021

Electricity Demand in Kenya Boosting Up to Levels Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Times

Kenya’s electricity demand has increased to 1,944 MW compared to 1,804 MW attained in February 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kenya Electricity Generating Company. We reported earlier this year, that there was a drop in demand in the month of April, and it was confirmed there was an actual drop in demand between April and June of this year, due to the pandemic measures taken by the Kenya government, said Rebecca Miano,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020

Nestlé launches its plastic waste control programme in Ethiopia

Nestlé has collaborated with local sustainability consultant TS Environment to set up a programme for the recycling of plastics waste in Ethiopia. The goal of the programme is to achieve the neutrality of plastics in the next 12 months. This ensures that Nestlé would have extracted and co-processed the equivalent amount of plastic found in the goods sold and avoided the further flow of plastic into the landfills. An expected 40 tonnes of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020

Petco Kenya's first material collection facility in Kajiado county

Kenya PET recycling company (PETCO) has launched a material collection facility in the named county that will boost the waste collection and segregation in collaboration with the Kajiado County Government and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). A PETCO-sponsored pelleting facility worth  KES 50 million was designed to help the county handle its rising waste material by processing up to 10 tonnes of PET per day. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020

French pharma firm Sartorius invests in Tanzania's pharmacy training

Global pharmacy and laboratory equipment provider Sartorius is funding an aid initiative to develop pharmaceutical preparation in Tanzania with a donation of US$104,000 which will go to action medeor, the European medical aid organisation. The organization's initiative addresses young people who, after finishing their education as non-academic pharmacy professionals, will provide healthcare in Tanzania in order to improve the country's.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2020

EIB launches US$60.9m Africa pharmaceutical development program

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched the first ever scheme aimed at strengthening the local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Africa and increasing the production of pharmaceuticals that are essential for improving public health. The EIB's recent US$60.9 million pharmaceutical investment program, unveiled jointly with the KENUP Foundation, would help eliminate drug import dependence and fix the gaps in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2020

Kenya: Total's 107 Stations Switch to Solar as More Consumers Give Kenya Power a Blackout

Kenya has connected total 107 of its service stations to solar energy, making it 1 of the largest firms to significantly reduce its reliance on Kenya Power. The move comes at an exact time when solar is becoming a cheaper and more reliable bet. The firm said it has installed around some 3,390 solar panels and now is planning to have an additional 41 stations migrate to solar energy by 2021. "The solar energy powers lights, fridges,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2021

Kenya to Add 80mw Solar Power to National Grid

Kenya is ready to install 80 MW of solar power to the national electricity grid in 2021, the energy regulator reported. Caroline Kimathi, principal renewable energy officer at the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, told journalists in Nairobi that Kenya generates roughly 200 megawatts of electricity from harnessing the sun's energy. "Private investors have already been received approval to build 2 solar electric plants at 40 MW.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th December 2020

VINCI JV signs an agreement for a EUR 1.3 billion motorway project in Kenya

A joint venture between VINCI Highways Unit Rift Valley Highway, VINCI Concessions and Meridiam SAS has signed an agreement for the construction of approximately €1.3 billion of the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway project in Kenya. The agreement, through its Public-Private Partnership Unit and the Kenya National Highway Authority, has been signed with the Republic of Kenya (KeNHA). The agreement is subject to the completion, in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd March 2021

The Demand for Wood is Growing in Kenya

Several developments in Kenya are leading to an increase in demand for timber. Kenya's economy has expanded by 6% per year and is expected to continue to expand steadily. The population currently stands at 53 million and the proportion of the population living in cities is growing steadily. The rising middle class wants to buy nicer homes and furniture. For example, demand for furniture has risen by 10% each year. Until now, a considerable.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd March 2021

Incentives for mining exploration firms to be offered by Rwanda

Rwanda appears to have placed in place an investment programme that seeks to encourage investors to invest in mining exploration operations, part of the push to strategically reposition the country's mining industry in the region. The new reward package was announced by Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Mines, Gas and Petroleum, on Tuesday, 10 November, ahead of the Africa Mining Forum (RMB). 'We're excited about a potential.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd March 2021

KeNHA to begin fly-over construction at the T-Mall junction

The Government of Kenya, through the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA), the Autonomous Road Agency responsible for the management, development, reconstruction and maintenance of Class A, B and C roads in the East African area are scheduled to begin the building of the T-Mall junction on the Langata route. On its Twitter feed, via a public notice signed by the Agency's Director-General, Mr Peter Mundinia, KeNHA noted that the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd March 2021



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