June 2009

Nigeria: Aliero Gives Marching Order On Classrooms' Construction

Nigeria: Aliero Gives Marching Order On Classrooms' Construction - Months after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Senator Muhammad Adamu Aleiro, declared that his administration intended to construct 200 classrooms in the Territory, work is yet to commence as the procurement process had not been completed. [AA Construction]

Liberia: Rural Teachers Embrace Housing Project

Liberia: Rural Teachers Embrace Housing Project - Rural teachers contributing to the advancement of Liberia’s dangling educational system have lamented their conditions and blamed the government for not showing enough concern or paying attention to their wellbeing. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Country Has 16 Million Housing Shortfall - Minister

Nigeria: Country Has 16 Million Housing Shortfall - Minister - Minister of State, Works and Housing and Urban Development, Mrs Grace Ekpiwhere, yesterday said Nigeria had an estimated 16 million housing shortfall. [AA Urbanisation]

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Nigeria: ANPP Faults Yar'Adua's Mass Housing Deal

Nigeria: ANPP Faults Yar'Adua's Mass Housing Deal - The reported partnership of the Federal Government with some private estate developers to build an estimated 1,729 housing units in six state of the federation is another game of deceit, the opposition All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has said. [AA Urbanisation]

South Africa: Shelters Bursting as Weather Turns Grim

South Africa: Shelters Bursting as Weather Turns Grim - With Cape Town in the grip of a cold front, city shelters for the homeless say they are struggling to cope with the demand for beds. [AA Urbanisation]

Technology Hubs planned for Townships

By Ndaba Dlamini

Johannesburg - As part of its ambitious broadband project, the City of Johannesburg plans to set up techno hubs where people can access the internet and boost their technology skills.

According to Vumani Mangali, the assistant director of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Joburg's Economic Development Department, the project will be a vital tool to transport citizens to digital fluency.

Besides transforming the way the city delivers its services, broadband will also offer beneficiary programmes to its residents, reports Joburg.org.

"These programmes linked to broadband are meant to empower citizens. They will provide access to ICT infrastructure, ICT skills, business advice and job advisory support for disadvantaged communities," he said.

The main focus of the broadband beneficiary programme will be multi-service digital centres - techno hubs - that will house existing and future programmes aimed at helping people develop, among others, computer, entrepreneurial and job-seeking skills.

Uganda: Jinja to Get Sh17 Billion Rural Hospital

Uganda: Jinja to Get Sh17 Billion Rural Hospital - The health ministry has earmarked sh17b for the construction of Buwenge General Rural Hospital in Jinja district, the acting district health officer, Dr. Sarah Byakika, has said. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Makurdi Housing Project Progresses

Nigeria: Makurdi Housing Project Progresses - Work has progressed on the 500 units at the Aper Aku Housing Estate in Makurdi, Benue State which the government of Governor Gabriel Suswam began in 2007, a report by Tahav Agerzua, the government's consultant on IT said. [AA Urbanisation]

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Zimbabwe: 2,000 Stands Created

Zimbabwe: 2,000 Stands Created - CHITUNGWIZA Municipality has created 2 000 more stands in Nyatsime which it will sell to raise money to service the stands it sold 12 years ago to prospective house owners in the same area. [AA Construction]

Congo-Kinshasa: Bidding Opened On DRC's Inga 3 Hydroelectric Project

Congo-Kinshasa: Bidding Opened On DRC's Inga 3 Hydroelectric Project - The long-delayed Inga 3 hydroelectric project looks set to get under way, as the Democratic Republic of Congo opens bidding for investors, reports Engineering News. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Rivers Orders Landlords to Use Aluminium Roofs

Nigeria: Rivers Orders Landlords to Use Aluminium Roofs - Rivers state government has ordered all landlords and estate developers in the Port Harcourt and its environs to immediately replace their roofing sheets with aluminium materials or get sanctioned. The state government also directed that all private and public buildings in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor be painted within the next six months. [AA Construction]

Eskom to spend R100 billion in Mpumalanga

By Sydney Masinga

Nelspruit - Electricity supplier Eskom will spend over R100 billion over the next 10 years in Mpumalanga on expansion projects that will also help create thousands of jobs.

In his State of the Province Address in Nelspruit, on Friday, Premier David "DD" Mabuza said Eskom planned to complete 41 new supply and expansion projects in the Highveld area, including the Kusile power station, which is being built near Emalahleni (formerly Witbank).

The completion of the power station will also lead to the creation of new jobs in the mining sector.

"The projects will see the employment of more than 9 000 additional full-time skilled staff for the running of new mine operations.

"As government, we would like to thank Eskom for helping us create jobs, especially in this difficult time of global financial recession," said Mr Mabuza.

He commended Eskom's commitment to contribute towards maintaining the road network which will be under even more pressure with increased coal mining activities in the area.

Zimbabwe: Country Seeks World Cup Tourism Bonanza

Zimbabwe: Country Seeks World Cup Tourism Bonanza - Zimbabwe, its economy in ruins, is dreaming of millions of tourist dollars and even training visits by international soccer stars when the World Cup comes to South Africa next year. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: FG, American Firm Move to Reclaim Slums

Nigeria: FG, American Firm Move to Reclaim Slums - Federal Government and a United States-based Urban Development Company, Cities Alliance Group yesterday expressed desire to jointly roll-out measures to tackle the challenges posed by the rapid growth of slums in most cities in Nigeria. [AA Urbanisation]

Zimbabwe: Harare Battles to Regain Sunshine Status

Zimbabwe: Harare Battles to Regain Sunshine Status - HARARE residents have been at loggerheads with the city fathers over poor service delivery in the capital. Issues raised include poor responses to burst sewer and water pipes, potholes, garbage collection, health service and dysfunctional traffic lights. The Financial Gazette's News Editor Brian Mangwende (BM) sought explanations from the council's public relations manager, Leslie Gwindi (LG) on these contentious issues. [AA Urbanisation]

Intelligent Infrastructure achieves substantial Energy Savings


"Technology in the form of an intelligent infrastructure is fundamental to the building industry today, as it enables efficient monitoring and management of energy consumption, resulting in energy savings, reduced operating costs and an improved bottom line."


This is according to Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director of Cape Town-based Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES), speaking this month on 'IT for Energy Efficiency & Building Performance' at the ConnectivityWeek convention being held in Santa Clara, California. At the cutting edge of global smart energy and green environment events, ConnectivityWeek is the only international convention focused on the intersection of energy and information technology.

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South Africa: Shack Dwellers Angry At Being Moved for IRT Road

South Africa: Shack Dwellers Angry At Being Moved for IRT Road - Doornbach shack dwellers who saw their shacks demolished in April but were then able to rebuild them after the City of Cape Town intervened are angry at the prospect of again seeing their homes demolished to make way for a new road linked to the Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system. [AA Urbanisation]

Gambia: D400 Million Housing Project Soon

Gambia: D400 Million Housing Project Soon - In an effort to improve on housing conditions in The Gambia, especially for the low and middle income earners, Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, yesterday unveiled a D400M housing project at Makumbaya, East of the Banjul International Airport. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Kaduna Intensifies Upgrading of Stadium

Nigeria: Kaduna Intensifies Upgrading of Stadium - In spite of FIFA's exclusion of Kaduna as a venue for its Under-17 World Cup, the state government has intensified the refurbishing of facilities at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Group Scores Ohakim High On Sanitation, Urban Planning

Nigeria: Group Scores Ohakim High On Sanitation, Urban Planning - Imo state governor, Ikedi Ohakim has been commended for the giant strides recorded in the "Clean and Green initiative programme" which has given the state the status of one of the cleanest state capitals in the country. [AA Urbanisation]

Cameroon: Yaounde Sports Complex Not For Sports Only

Cameroon: Yaounde Sports Complex Not For Sports Only - The structure can host both sports and cultural events. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Redan to Provide 40,000 Houses Nationwide

Nigeria: Redan to Provide 40,000 Houses Nationwide - The National President of Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN,) Chief Olabode Afolayan, yesterday disclosed that the Association, in partnership with Federal Ministry of Works, Housing and Urban Development, will provide 40,000 houses all over the nation. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: PHCN Throws Lagos Into Darkness

Nigeria: PHCN Throws Lagos Into Darkness - THE Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has thrown Lagos State and its environs into darkness, with power supply dropping from an average 800 Megawatts (Mw) to 300 Mw daily. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Kaduna to Build 100 Houses At Zango Kataf

Nigeria: Kaduna to Build 100 Houses At Zango Kataf - The Kaduna State government is to build 100 housing units at the Zango Kataf local government of the state. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: N49 Million Debt - Abuja Largest Market Shut Down

Nigeria: N49 Million Debt - Abuja Largest Market Shut Down - THE Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Wednesday shut the largest market in Abuja located at Garki area of the Federal Capital Territory under wise known as "Monday market" over what the administration described as failure to pay a debt of N49 million for sanitation and maintenance services. [AA Urbanisation]

Gambia: Barra in Rapid Transformation

Gambia: Barra in Rapid Transformation - Barra, like the rest of the country, is undergoing a rapid process of transformation into a modern town. This can be seen in the massive spree of construction projects as well as the boom in business and human activities. [AA Urbanisation]

Zimbabwe: Municipality Gets U.S.$40 000 Donation

Zimbabwe: Municipality Gets U.S.$40 000 Donation - Chegutu Municipality has received US$40 000 from a non governmental organisation -- Concern -- to repair the town's collapsed sewer in the oldest suburbs of Chegutu and Pfupajena. [AA Urbanisation]