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Africa: Lighting Up Africa - Bringing Renewable, Off-Grid Energy to Communities

With  a strong push for solar energy from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, life for thousands of Ghanaians is starting to change. The $220 million Ghana Energy and Development Access Project (GEDAP) is among the first Bank-financed programs to focus on comprehensive access to renewable energy through off-grid solar services and products.GEDAP is also exemplary of a larger push for inclusivity--the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th August 2020

Tanzania: Ewura Assures Bumper Oil Supply During Election

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) Tanzania announced that there will be massive importation of fuel to cater for the high demand for petroleum products during the forthcoming General Election.Tanzania is organised to hold the General election on Wednesday 28 October, with campaigns set to stretch from August 26 up to October 27.The authority noted in Dodoma that there was always a fuel business boom during elections,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th August 2020

Kenya reveals Sh540bn nuclear power plant in Tana River

Kenya is set to build a $5 billion (Sh540 billion) nuclear power plant on a site in Tana River County over the next seven years with funding from private investors.The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) in a regulatory filing with the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) revealed that the plant with an initial capacity of 1,000 megawatt (Mw) plant would be constructed through a concessionaire.The government looks to expand the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th August 2020

Tanzania Government Trains Youth on Oil and Gas Analysis

Oil and Gas exploration fields now have every reason to smile after the government trained more than 350 youth on the fields that have been discussed with International Accreditation Certificates that enable them to work anywhere in the world.The training was taken place by the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) in collaboration with the Vocational Educational and Training Authority (VETA) and International Oil Companies (IOC's).... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th August 2020

CPTDC Wins Compressor Work from Orca Tanzania

China Petroleum and Technology Development Co. (CPTDC) has won work to provide natural gas compressors to Orca Energy in southern Tanzania.The Chinese company will design, supply, install and commission natural gas compressors within the Songas facility, on Songo Songo island. Orca said the new equipment would work with previously installed refrigeration to tackle declining reservoir pressure and maximise production.Orca signed the agreement.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th August 2020

Kenya to Explore Bidders for 185,000 bl Crude Cargo

The Kenyan government plans to initiate taking bids for the second and final cargo from the country's pilot crude export scheme in September.The scheme which involved trucking oil from fields in the South Lokichar basin by road to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa ended at the start of June, two years after it incorporated. Kenya exported its first ever crude cargo, a 240,000 bl shipment, in August last year as part of the pilot scheme.  The.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th August 2020

Builders sets foot in Kenya with store in Nairobi

South African construction and building materials retailer, Builders, is set to open its first store in Nairobi this month as it expands into the East African region.The store, to be opened at the Waterfront Karen at the end of August, will bring the total number of Builders stores beyond South Africa to nine.Kenya, East Africa,s commercial hub, will join Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia as regions with the firm's outlets outside the retailer's.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 11th August 2020

Ethiopian Government Launches Locally-Assembled Electric Car

Ethiopia has unveiled a locally-assembled electric car from Marathon Motor, a joint venture between Korean auto giant Hyundai and Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie.Mr Haile delivered the vehicle to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed."As we Transform Ethiopia's greening and climate-resilient aspirations into concrete actions through the Green Legacy initiative and Sheger and Entoto Parks, this morning I received the first electric car fully.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th August 2020

After Three-Year Gap Isuzu Steps Back In Tanzania

Isuzu East Africa has declared its return to the Tanzanian market after three years. In the event, it also disclosed its local distributor. The automotive assembler said in a statement that the return aimed at expanding its footprint in the region.The global automotive firm appointed a subsidiary of the Egyptian firm Al Mansour Auto EA (Tanzania) Ltd - a globally esteemed company - as its authorised distributor in the region with effect from.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th August 2020

Tanzania: AFD lends Euro 230M for electricity, water and sanitation

Permanent Secretary, Mr. Doto M. James, Ministry of Finance and Planning of the Government of Tanzania and Mrs. Stephanie Mouen, French Development Agency (AFD) country Director, signed 3 financing agreements for a total sum of 230 Million Euro (approximately 600 Bn TZS), in the presence of the French Ambassador. These funds are concessional loans targeting at improving electricity access in rural areas, enhancing the security and supply of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

USD 99.89 million road upgrade project confirmed by KeNHA in Kenya

The Government of Kenya, through the state-owned Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), is planning to undertake a USD 99.89 million Kiambu to Thika road upgrade project, which will see an upgrade of 62 kilometers of road connecting Kiambu Road and Thika Highway at B30 / A2. The road upgrade from Kiambu to Thika begins at Junction B32 / B30 on Kiambu Road and continues through Kirigiti, Riabai, Ngewa, Kibichoi, Nembu, Ichaweri, Gatundu,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

Kenya will rehabilitate the Nakuru-Kisumu railway line from this month

Kenya's national government is expected to begin reconstruction of the old / metre-gauge railway line from Nakuru to Kisumu this month through national railway cooperation (Kenya Railways Corporation). It is according to Philip Mainga, the managing director of Kenya Railways. Mr. Mainga said the project would be carried out within 8-12 months by Kenya Railway Engineers, National Youth Service Women and  local youth. Originally, Kenya.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th August 2020

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