September 2009

Nigeria: Demolition of Agbo Malu Sparks Fresh Concern

Nigeria: Demolition of Agbo Malu Sparks Fresh Concern - THE DEMOLITION of residential buildings in Agbo Malu in Apapa layout by suspected agents of the Lagos State Government has continued to generate mixed reactions from the residents and some concerned members of the public. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Aso Savings Partners Saraki On Housing

Nigeria: Aso Savings Partners Saraki On Housing - Impressed by the success story of the Kwara State Government's Public-Private-Partnership efforts in Housing programme, an Abuja based mortgage firm, Aso Savings and Loans Plc, has offered to partner with Governor Bukola Saraki in providing affordable mass housing for the citizenry. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Total Unveils Community Development Master Plan Today

Nigeria: Total Unveils Community Development Master Plan Today - Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (TEPNG) will today present the Egi Community Integrated Sustainable Development Plan to stakeholders in its host communities in OML 58 area of Rivers State. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Work As a Team, Ovesuor Urges Industry Professionals

Nigeria: Work As a Team, Ovesuor Urges Industry Professionals - THE NEED for professionals in the built environment to network has been emphasised, just as a call for their involvement by government in major contracts in the country was canvassed. [AA Construction]

Uganda: Constructing a Good Dormitory

Uganda: Constructing a Good Dormitory - Many head teachers pay little attention while constructing dormitories. Being the children's sleeping area; special attention should be given to ensure that these areas are conducive, comfortable and feel like a real home away from home.On the April 15, 2008, a fire at Buddo Junior School claimed the lives of close to 20 students. Very many reasons were given for the cause of the fire, including arson and poor construction of the dormitories.. [AA Construction]

Rwanda: Gasabo, Restoration Church in Land Row

Rwanda: Gasabo, Restoration Church in Land Row - The Evangelical Restoration Church (ERC) has cried foul over persistent delays for authorization to construct a multi-million dollar church complex in Gasabo district. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: FHA to Commission 1,040 Houses

Nigeria: FHA to Commission 1,040 Houses - one thousand and forty housing units have been added to the current housing deficits to achieving the housing programme of the Federal Government, especially in meeting the 1 million target before the end of President Yara'adua's administration. [AA Construction]

CPD Event : Wits School of Architecture + Planning : AAFF Screenings

We know that a lot of you were disappointed to find out that the Third Architect Africa Film Festival is only going to be taking place in September 2010, but we have put together two pocket-sized events so that you can still satisfy your architecture film addiction in 2009.

Nigeria: Council Boss Gives Contractors Ultimatum

Nigeria: Council Boss Gives Contractors Ultimatum - The chairman of the governing council of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Zaria has given an ultimatum to contractors handling construction work at the college.Alhaji MD Abubakar Bodinga gave the ultimatum when he led the college governing council and management team on an inspection tour of some ongoing projects in the school.According to Bodinga, the council and management of the college would no longer take it lightly with contractors who abandon projects. [AA Construction]

Angola: Migration and Foreigners Services in Moxico to Have Modern Building

Angola: Migration and Foreigners Services in Moxico to Have Modern Building - The Migration and Foreigners Services (SME) in the eastern Moxico Province will have within 12 months a two-storey new building under construction since September 2009. [AA Construction]

Ghana: Construction Workers Run Amok

Ghana: Construction Workers Run Amok - CASUAL EMPLOYEES working on the construction of the Sofoline Interchange yesterday went on rampage, putting the management of the Chinese construction firm under siege, and burnt car tyres in protest against what they described as poor working conditions, and harsh treatment being meted out to them by their employers. [AA Construction]

Liberia: Repair Works Begin At CDB King School Following Minister Korto's Suspension

Liberia: Repair Works Begin At CDB King School Following Minister Korto's Suspension - Massive renovation works have begun at the Charles D. B. Kings Elementary School in Central Monrovia, barely a day after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf suspended Education Minister Dr. Joseph Korto and two of his deputies. [AA Construction]

South Africa: Housing Victim of Tight Budget

South Africa: Housing Victim of Tight Budget - Local government and housing MEC in Gauteng Kgaogelo Lekgoro says the demand for housing exceeds the provinces's budget. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Water Fronts - Opposition to Amaechi Suffers Setback

Nigeria: Water Fronts - Opposition to Amaechi Suffers Setback - Opposition to Governor Chibuike Amaechi administration 's decision to demolish water fronts in Port Harcourt suffered reverse on Tuesday as over 4,000 landlords and tenants of Bundu water front, announced their pull out from the litigation against the government. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: SON Set to Rid The Country of Fake Roofing Sheets

Nigeria: SON Set to Rid The Country of Fake Roofing Sheets - The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has said that it is set to rid the nation's market of substandard Long Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets following recent observations through its market survey activities and complaints from consumers in the country. [AA Construction]

Angola : Illegal occupation of lands undermines housing programme

Luanda - The director of planning and urban management of Luanda Province, Hélder José, said on Tuesday that the illegal occupation of state-reserved land will hamper the implementation of the government's housing programme.

Speaking to ANGOP, the official considered that is necessary people's immediate exit from the areas designed for social housing so that the process of cleaning and urbanisation of the referred zones be carried out.

According to Hélder José, the construction of houses is a process that will not finish soon since the process of population growth is ongoing, adding that they plan to grant the deprived communities the chance to acquire their own houses, or citizens can also write a letter requesting land for self construction.

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Angola: INEA Repairs 750 Kilometres of Road

Angola: INEA Repairs 750 Kilometres of Road - At least 750 kilometres of road have been rehabilitated by the Roads Institute of Angola (INEA) in Kwanza Norte province, part of recovery programme of road network, on course since 2006. [AA Urbanisation]

Rwanda: Police, Army Drafted in Schools Construction

Rwanda: Police, Army Drafted in Schools Construction - In an effort to beat the three month deadline to construct 3,172 classrooms required for the nine-year basic education programme, the Ministry of Education has enlisted services of Rwanda Defence Forces and the National Police to beat the deadline. [AA Construction]

Uganda: Kampala - Construction Takes Over As Demand for Land Escalates

Uganda: Kampala - Construction Takes Over As Demand for Land Escalates - THE 50-metre tarmacked stretch of road connecting the usually traffic-laden Lourdel and Yusuf Lule roads is part of the prime land on Nakasero Hill, in Kampala City that Mayor Nasser Sebaggala, together with some of his staff and officials from the Uganda Land Commission (ULC), sold to private developers. [AA Construction]

Liberia: U.S.$10 Billion for 'New' Capital City - Senate Sends Bill to Committee's Room

Liberia: U.S.$10 Billion for 'New' Capital City - Senate Sends Bill to Committee's Room - It will cost the Liberian government and people, and their I international partners US$10 billion to build a new political capital of Africa's oldest independent state, if the Senate concurs with the House of Representatives. [AA Construction]

Zimbabwe: Consortium Forges Partnership With Engineering Giant

Zimbabwe: Consortium Forges Partnership With Engineering Giant - A consortium of local engineers, the Zimbabwe Africa Development Group (ZAIDG) has partnered with South Africa's engineering giant, Hatch to improve its operations. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: FRSC Asks FG to Construct Bridges Along Kubwa Road

Nigeria: FRSC Asks FG to Construct Bridges Along Kubwa Road - The Federal Road Safety Corps has asked the federal government to construct bridges or fly-overs along the Kubwa expressway in the Federal Capital Territory as a way of forestalling the regular occurrence of high-risk heavy traffic on the road. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Lagos, Ogun Residents Want Pedestrian Bridges

Nigeria: Lagos, Ogun Residents Want Pedestrian Bridges - The increasing rate of development embarked upon by Lagos and Ogun state governments could be described as commendable bearing in mind the capital intensiveness of the projects at various levels. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Commission On Ibom Airport Submits Report

Nigeria: Commission On Ibom Airport Submits Report - The commission of enquiry set up by the Akwa Ibom State government to look into some anomalies surrounding award of contracts of the state airport project has submitted its report. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Kano Evacuates Building Materials From Roads

Nigeria: Kano Evacuates Building Materials From Roads - The Kano state government has decried the indiscriminate dumping of building materials on the recently constructed roads in the metropolis . [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Itsekiri, Ijaw Host Communities Threaten to Disrupt EGTL Project

Nigeria: Itsekiri, Ijaw Host Communities Threaten to Disrupt EGTL Project - ITSEKIRI and Ijaw host communities' contractors to Chevron Nigeria Limited, Southern Gas Construction, SGC and Intel Nigeria Limited, major contractors to the multi-million naira Escravos-Gas-To-Liquid, EGTL project in Delta State, have threatened to disrupt operations for alleged insensitivity, neglect, marginalisation and lack of adherence to local content policy of the federal government. [AA Construction]

South Africa: Bringing Government to the People?

South Africa: Bringing Government to the People? - S'bu Zikode, elected head of South African shackdwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, presented the following paper at a colloquium on the topic of 'Meaningful Engagement' hosted by CALS (Centre for Applied Legal Studies) at the University of Witwatersrand. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Kubwa Flood - FCDA Marks Houses for Demolition

Nigeria: Kubwa Flood - FCDA Marks Houses for Demolition - As residents of Kubwa in the FCT begin to count their loss due to Monday's flood, they have watched in utter disbelief as the FCT Department of Building Control marked their houses for demolition. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Urbanization Can Be Used to Develop Agriculture

Nigeria: Urbanization Can Be Used to Develop Agriculture - An official of the Confederation of Associations of Mozambique, Mr. Jose Filipe, has said that urbanisation can be used to develop agriculture in Africa.Filipe stated this on Tuesday at the official opening ceremony of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Network (FANRPAN) annual stakeholders dialogue in Maputo. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Unease as Garki Villagers Get Evacuation Order

Nigeria: Unease as Garki Villagers Get Evacuation Order - Controversy is brewing over the evacuation order issued to indigenes and inhabitants of Garki Village to relocate to the new Apo Site. Those affected say they are dismayed with the conduct of the Resettlement and Compensation Committee of the Federal Capital Development Authority, (FCDA). [AA Urbanisation]