August 2011

Mantis, Grand Towers On Joint Hotel Development

South African tourism group Mantis Collection has announced an expansion into West Africa with landmark multi-million dollar deal signed in Port Elizabeth recently to roll out a chain of boutique hotels in Nigeria partnering Grand Towers, an Abuja based firm.

Four Killed, 1800 Displaced in Bauchi Floods

FOUR people have been killed while 1800 others were displaced as result of a heavy downpour that resulted to flooding in Kari town of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The rainfall was said to have lasted for six hours.

AEPB Warns Residents Against Indiscriminate Refuse Dumping

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has warned residents of the territory over indiscriminate dumping of waste in drainages, especially during the rainy season.

Yatta Dam Gets Sh 2.2 Billion

Construction of a Sh2.2 billion community dam in Yatta district will soon begin, District Water Officer Josphat Waweru said yesterday.

Kirwa Vows to Flush Out Squatters On ADC Farms

The Agricultural Development Corporation will evict squatters from the controversial Kisiwani and Top farms in Malindi to pave way for development. Corporation Managing Director William Kirwa said the two farms would be developed into model farms before the end of the year.

Kenya to Build Africa's Privately Built City

Africa's first privately designed and funded comprehensive city, Tatu City has entered advanced stages with its regulatory approval process for phase one, giving it an edge to break ground before the end of the year.

Kampala-Kigali Oil Pipeline Plans On

Plans to build an oil pipeline from Uganda to Rwanda have been reignited after the African Development Bank (AfDB) showed interest in financing the feasibility study of the pipeline.

Nation in U.S. $130 Million Bridge Plan

The Tanzanian government is set to inject US$ 130.2 million for infrastructure development.

Uganda to Build Seven Modern Markets

Uganda has finalized plans to start the construction of seven modern markets valued at $47m (about Ush123b) across the country.

Uganda, Rwanda Stop Tamoil Pipeline Contract

Rwanda and Uganda have terminated the contract for the construction of a major oil pipeline between Eldoret and Kigali.

Train Citizens to Ensure Their Heritage is Safe

Uganda is on the world map as one of the countries where the origins of humankind can be traced with the recent discovery by the French Palaeontologists of the Ugandapithecus, a male fossil skull in Napak, Karamoja. The find dates 20 million years.

Flood Renders 130 Families Homeless in Katsina

About 130 families have been rendered homeless by flood in Baure and Garki villages of Baure local government area of Katsina state.

FCTA Allocates Two Plots of Land for INEC Staff Housing

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has directed the FCT Director of Land to allocate two plots of land to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to build houses for its staff.

Collapsed Wall Kills Two

Two people died and two others sustained serious injuries when a perimeter wall fell on their dwelling in the city yesterday morning.

Councillors Paid U.S. $12 000 Without Minister's Approval

AN audit of Ruwa Town Council has found that more than US$12 000 in unapproved sums was paid to councillors and top managers when each received US$700 without ministerial approval in allowances to attend a meeting almost on the border of the town.

Zimbabwe Government Gets 11 Hectares From Harare

The Harare City Council has approved the transfer of 11 hectares of land to government for what it described as "commonage entitlement".

Tough Conditions On Plans to Open Up Leafy Suburbs

City Hall plans to allow building of high density settlements in up-market estates has run into headwinds after neighbourhood associations opposed the move on grounds that it would devalue their properties.

Roads Works Cheer Munali Residents

RESIDENTS in Munali constituency have hailed the Government over the rehabilitation of roads in the constituency stating that a good road network had been the cry for the people in the area for a long time.

Start Work Or Refund Govt Money, Akpabio Tells Amakpe Refinery Promoters

Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, has advised management of abandoned Amakpe Refineries in Eket to begin work or refund the state government investment in the project.

RB Pledges to Extend Home Ownership Policy

PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has pledged to extend the home empowerment policy for citizens beyond this year if he is re-elected in this year's presidential elections.

25,000 Blocks for Bomb Victims' Houses Ready

Over 25,000 concrete made blocks have been manufactured by Suma JKT for building houses of people affected by bomb blasts that rocked Gongo la mboto area in Dar es Salaam in February.

At Least 25 Ganjoni Families Rendered Homeless

More than 25 people belonging to two families were yesterday left homeless after council askaris demolished their houses in Mombasa's Ganjoni area.

China to Train Locals in Stadium Maintenance

CHINA has offered to train Zambians in specialised fields to help sustain and maintain the newly-constructed high-tech sports stadium in Ndola.

200 Zaffico Tenants Get Letters of Offer

TWO hundred sitting tenants for the Dola Hill houses at Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) have received letters of offer to buy the units.

Education Development Plan Estimated At 151 Billion Kwanza

The education sector in Huambo province plans to invest over the next four years 151 billion kwanza in the Materialization of its development plan, designed to extend the school network in the province.

Officials Happy About Construction of Sport Infrastructure in Namibe

The officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sport expressed on Sunday their satisfaction at the conclusion of one more sport infrastructure, built by the south-west Namibe province.

City Authorities Warn Against Illegal Constructions

The City of Kigali has called upon property owners and developers to stick to regulations while carrying out renovations or constructing new structures.

Governor Checks Television Production Centre

The governor of central Huambo province, Fernando Faustino Muteka, Friday visited the rehabilitation works of the building that will host the production centre of the Public Television of Angola (TPA) in this region, whose start-up can happen at the end of next year.

Moxico Province to Get Library in 2012

The eastern Moxico province will have in 2012 a library to cater for the local students and others interested in scientific and pedagogical research in academic and cultural issues.

CNLG Takes Over Kigali Genocide Memorial

The City of Kigali, yesterday, officially handed over the Kigali Genocide Memorial to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).