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Makerere University in East Africa constructs US$ 12.4m buildings

 Makerere University in Uganda which is among the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country has started constructing the proposed US$ 12.4m buildings which will help curb the teaching space shortage at the university.   The project which is being undertaken by Excel Construction Limited executing the works and funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected to be complete in the next 18 months.   The reports.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Newly constructed AMERI power plant in Africa to start operations February

 The newly constructed AMERI power plant in Ghana which will be an emergency power plant is expected to commence commercial operations by February 2016, Energy Commission Board Chairman Dr. Kwame Ampofo has announced.   Accompanied by the Board Members of the Commission including Mr. Michael Opam, acting Executive Secretary, Dr. Rudith King, Mr. Stephen Duodu and Mr. Kobina Fosu, Mr Amopofo said the plant construction project during.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th January 2016

Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors to begin operation in Kenya

 An Egyptian Construction firm Arab Contractors Company is set to enter into the Kenyan construction market and commence operations in the fields of roads, bridges, and other general infrastructure opportunities.   This decision was decided upon after the two countries, Kenya and Egypt met and discussed on the possibilities of being effective in the road construction field.   “The current area of cooperation with the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2016

Standard Gauge Railway construction project in Kenya to receive more locomotives

 The Standard Gauge Railway construction project in Kenya will receive more locomotives after the Government said it was planning to import 50 locomotives for the project.   New Transport Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera confirmed the reports and said that the 50 new locomotives that are expected to arrive this year will be an addition to the six that were received last year and will make the railway line construction to flow on.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2016

Uhuru opens English Point Marina resort at Kenyan Coastv

The iconic English Point Marina resort situated at the Kenyan Coast has officially been opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta.   The President was accompanied by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, as well as a host of other Cabinet Secretaries and senior government officials while inaugurating the hotel.   The newly launched Marina constitutes of a 26-room hotel, conferencing facility, a roof-top restaurant, a casino, swimming.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2016

New drug rehab centre slated for East Rand

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is set to unveil a new, community-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Daveyton. The new centre will be housed in what was formerly the Daveyton Extension Clinic, according to Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Spokesperson Themba Gadebe. Although local members of the AIDS lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign had expressed fears that the clinic’s transformation into an outpatient.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Zambia: 650 Health Posts to Be Ready in April

The Government has said construction of the 650 health posts across the country would be completed in April this year.   Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya said Government was committed to ensuring that health posts are completed and handed over to the public by April.   Dr Chilufya said his ministry would this week commission one of the ten newly completed health posts out of the 650 constructed nationwide.   "The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Kenya: Crucial TB, Meningitis Vaccine to Arrive mid Jan

Relief as shortage of vaccine protecting children from contracting Tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis to arrive on Friday. The Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine ran out in November 2015 prompting an emergency supply of about 1.3 million doses.   Head of the Immunisation Technical Group at the ministry Collins Tabu told the Nation that the vaccine would be distributed to health hospitals countrywide "as soon as.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Rapid SMS System Has Improved Healthcare

When the Ministry of Health introduced the Rapid SMS system about seven years ago, the number of women giving birth in hospitals was low, and infant mortality rate was high. Health officials also say traditional birth attendants, who lacked expertise to handle infections or complications, performed most of the deliveries before the programme was implemented.   However, the initiative, launched in 2009 with the support of the United.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

Wali of Khartoum State Says New Tuberculosis Hospital Will Be Set Up

Khartoum — A new tuberculosis hospital with specification that provides full care for patients will be erected, Wali(governor) of Khartoum State, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Rahim Mohammed Hussein announced.   He commended during his inspection visit to Abu Anja Hospital as part of his tour to Omdurman Locality Tuesday, the great efforts being made by workers at Abu Anja Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, saying the workers deserve special.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

UAE home to 36% of furniture factories in GCC, and controls significant imports in timber sector

Dubai WoodShow scheduled for April 2016 will see major expansion Dubai, UAE, January 2016: Organisers of the Dubai WoodShow, the largest exhibition in the Middle East for timber, machineries and tools, have revealed that the UAE is home to nearly 36% of the furniture factories of the GCC, reflecting the growth in the domestic furniture sector and increase in demand for imported timber from global and regional markets. Dawood Al Shezawi,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Fund Starts Operation

A China-Africa industrial capacity cooperation fund, designed to aid Africa's development, is now active, China's central bank said Thursday.   The fund, with an initial capital of 10 billion U.S. dollars, will mainly invest in sectors like manufacturing, hi-tech, agriculture, energy, infrastructure construction and finance in African countries, the People's Bank of China said in a statement on its website.   The statement said.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th January 2016

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