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Tanzania: Tallest Building in Eastern & Central Africa to be Completed By August

Construction of the tallest building in Eastern and Central Africa, owned by Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) will be complete in August.   According to the Director of KM&Archplans (T) Ltd, the lead company of construction consortium, Mr Albert Mwambafu, construction of the building was currently complete by 90 per cent.   He said that upon its completion, the 35-storey building will cost 120bn/-.   Among other things,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th April 2016

Tanzania: Construction of Two New Berths at Port to Begin Next Year

Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has finally secured funds for construction of berths 13 and 14 which were on drawing board for almost five years.   The fund, 690 million US dollar, put together by World Bank, DFID and TPA, will enable the much awaited project to take off in 2016/17 fiscal year. TPA's acting Director of Planning and Investment, Gladson Urioh, said the fund will also involve the construction of berth 12 after relocating.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th April 2016

Construction of New Oil Terminal in Mombasa To Begin in October

Kenya will start building a new offshore crude oil and refined fuel jetty in October.   The jetty is expected to increase efficiency in delivery of imported refined fuel for Kenya's domestic use and export to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.   The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) plans to build the jetty near Dongo Kundu from October to December 2019 to handle larger tankers and relocate existing Kipevu.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th April 2016

Tanzania: Country's Electricity Grid To be Connected to Kenya, Zambia

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania is determined to complete two projects to connect the country's electricity grid to that of Kenya and Zambia by 2019.   The projects-Iringa-Shinyanga (Backbone Transmission Investment Project) which will be interconnected with Kenya grid and the Iringa-Mbeya which will be connected to Zambia are scheduled for completion in 2018 and 2019, respectively. This would the country to trade power with neighbouring.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Nigeria: State Govt Invested N30 Billion in Agriculture

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday said the state government had invested about N30 billion to promote agricultural production in the state.   Shettima, who disclosed this while conducting the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Fatma Samoura, round some of the ranches at the Government House in Maiduguri, decried Nigeria's continued dependence on importation.   The governor explained that agriculture held the key to job creation,.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Nigeria: 20,000 Rice Farmers to Get N1.8 Billion Loan

Twenty thousand rice farmers in Niger would be assisted with a N1.8 billion loan, under CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme within the next four years, Niger Coordinator of Agriculture Graduates Association of Nigeria (AGAN), has said.   The Coordinator, Malam Hussaini Iliyasu, stated this on Thursday in Minna at a stakeholders' meeting.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Rice Value Chain Investment Project Multi.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Tanzania: Fish, Fruits Cause Rise in Local Import Export Price Index

The increase in prices of fish and crustacean, edible fruits and tobacco contributed significantly to the rise of the overall export price index by 4 per cent to 125.3 in the quarter ended December last year.   The sub-index for 'Fish and crustacean, mollusk and other aquatic invertebrate' which account for 9.5 per cent of the total weight increased to 122.4 in the quarter under review representing an increase of 1.2 per cent compared to.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Tanzania: Govt To Hire 10,000 Health Workers in 2016

THE government plans to hire about 10,000 health workers before the end of this financial year, to team up with the current workforce in order to strengthen health service delivery in the country, it was announced.   The Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Hamisi Kigwangala, said this in Dar es Salaam during a ceremony to open the new Aga Khan University (AKU) Nursing and Midwifery training.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Tanzania District Sets Aside SH 200 Million For Hospital

Kyerwa district has set aside over 200m/- in its budget for construction of a district hospital, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kyerwa, Mr Innocent Sebba Bilikwate has said.   Mr Bilikwate told the 'Daily News' in an interview that for quite a long time people depended on Isingiro District Designated Hospital (DDH), which is owned by the Catholic Church.   "About 200m/- has been set aside in the 2015/2016 financial year.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Airtel Commissions U.S.$10 Million Data Center in Sierra Leone

In a bid provide quality communication to their consumers, Airtel Sierra Leone yesterday commissioned a US$10m data centre in Freetown.   Speaking during the auspicious ceremony at Spur Road, Managing Director of Airtel Sierra Leone, Dapo Olasope, said the company had commenced the huge project in June 2014, aimed at modernising and expanding their network infrastructure to standards akin to technologically advanced counties in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Nigeria: State Governor Promises Completion of U.S.$1.7 Billion Seaport by 2019

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has pledged to complete the $1.7 billion Lekki Seaport in 2019, saying upon completion, it would be the deepest seaport in sub-Saharan Africa.   The governor, who reeled out the numerous investment opportunities that abound in the state to prospective investors in critical sectors such as power, agriculture, transportation, health, tourism, housing, ICT and manufacturing, gave assurance that the state.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

Zimbabwe: UNDP Provides Primary School with Solar Power

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has installed a 1,68-kilowatt solar-generated electricity worth $42 180 at Nyatsato Primary School in Rushinga as part of efforts to adapt and mitigate climate change, UNDP country director Ms Verity Nyagah has said.   In a presentation made on the commemorations of the UNDP's 50th anniversary, Ms Nyagah said the solar-generated electricity had brought benefits to the students, teachers and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st April 2016

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