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Singida Gold Production to Begin in Q1 2017

 Gold mining company Shanta Gold (AIM:SHG), will commence production at its Singida Gold Project in Tanzania, in Q1 2017. Singida is an advanced stage gold project, located in the Ikungi Administrative District, Singida Region, central Tanzania, with gold resource of 858,000 ounces (oz). Gold production at Singida is expected to reach approximately 800 oz per month. Development capital of USD4m will be provided from Shanta’s cash.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Kenya: Sh28bn irrigation plans to boost food security

everal irrigation projects have been unveiled in the drought-prone areas of the North Rift in a bid to improve food production. Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the government is committed to increase acreage under irrigation to move the country away from rain-fed farming. “Apart from ongoing Galana/ Kulalu irrigation project, the government is developing irrigation infrastructure in West Pokot, Baringo, Turkana and other.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Kenya's Infrastructure Projects On Track, Set To Have Huge Economic Impact

The Kenyan government's infrastructure projects are on track and are set to have a huge impact on the country's economic growth, says Infrastructure and Transport Cabinet Secretary (Minister) James Macharia.   The Minister, who singled out the Standard Gauge Raiway (SGR) project, said Monday that the multi-billion-dollar project, which is 88 per cent complete, had already contributed to 2.0 per cent of the country's gross domestic product.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

USAID to Invest USD407m in Tanzania in 2016

The US Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will invest USD407m in Tanzania in 2016. The funding will be disbursed to various sectors in Tanzania, including health, agriculture, natural resource management, education, energy, and democratic governance. This is part of a five-year strategic assistance agreement signed on August 1st 2016 by Sharon Cromer, Mission Director of USAID, and Servacius Likwelile,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Mining destined to be Kenya’s next “big thing” – top ranking official

The Kenyan government considers mining as the proverbial sleeping giant of economy which will rise to prominence in the next ten years.   Touting mining as “a key pillar for growth and economic transformation” the country’s mining cabinet secretary, Dan Kizungu, says Kenya is preparing the country for the next big wave of mining activity.   Kazungu believes a new mining act, which was signed into law by.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Banks back 1 000 MW coal fired power project in Kenya

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Standard Bank of South Africa have concluded a deal to finance a $2-billion, 1 000 MW Amu coal-fired power plant, in Kenya.   ICBC, which has committed $1.2-billion to the project, has a 20% stake in Standard Bank, which will make available $300-million for the project.   The coal plant is being constructed by a consortium of local and international firms under investment vehicle.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Tanzania to connect 1 mln households to power for $3 bln over 5 yrs

Tanzania plans to spend 7 trillion shillings ($3.21 billion) over the next five years to connect about 1 million rural households to electricity, a senior government official said on Monday.   East Africa's second-biggest economy wants to use some of its natural gas reserves to end power shortages and boost industrial growth.   "The five-year rural electrification project whose implementation starts in this 2016/17 government.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Sri Lanka, Tanzania to forge strong bilateral relations

Aug 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan Minister for Tourism Development, Christian Religious Affairs and Lands, John Amaratunga, has tasked the Sri Lankan business community in Tanzania to build strong trade relations between the two countries.   Amaratunga, who left yesterday after his official four-day visit in the country, said there were many areas that the business community in his country could enter into joint venture with.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Tanzania: Body Wants Agriculture to Go Hi-Tech

 Mbeya — The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) has called for greater adoption of technology in agriculture as the best solution for improving output among smallholder farmers.   The know-how which ranges from improved seeds to storage facilities will increase production and halt wastage after harvest, a move that would assure continued national food security and surplus production for the market, according to Agra.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

Tanzania: Govt Plans Irrigation Scheme for Every District

Lindi — Plans are underway to set up irrigation schemes in every district countrywide to boost irrigation farming and avoid hunger, the Deputy Minister for Water and Irrigation Isack Kamwelwe said here yesterday.   The deputy minister was speaking after visiting several pavilions at Nanenane grounds at Ngongo grounds in Lindi municipality. He said the country has 29 million hectares, which are suitable for irrigation farming but.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

$30bn gas plant to boost Tanzania's economy

Tanzania is planning to invest at least $30bn in the construction of a gas processing plant in Lindi Region, the country's minister for energy and minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, revealed.   The new plant will require approximately 200kms of gas pipes from the sea to the plant. According to the minister, upon completion of the project, the government will be able to process gas and thus boost the country's economy.   Since.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016

East Africa: Brazil Keen On Links With East Africa

Arusha — Brazil, an economic giant of South America, is keen to promote stronger economic ties with East Africa, its ambassador to Tanzania Carlos Alfonso iglesias Puente revealed here on Tuesday.   "The Brazilian business community already has a significant presence in Tanzania and Kenya, especially in construction, energy and solid waste management sectors," he said during his visit to the East African Community (EAC).... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th August 2016



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