August 2011

Bamenda's Power Plant of Hope

The neighbourhood of Ntarinkon is the worksite of the Bamenda Power Plant expected to reduce the stress of irregular energy supply in the city and the North West Region in general.

UPDF Evicts 3,000 in Oil-Rich Hoima

THE defense ministry is to evict over 3,000 residents in seven villages in Hoima district to establish an army base near the oil wells.

KCCA to Relocate Lunatic People

KAMPALA Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers have started arresting lunatic people in all the city urban divisions.

Ugandan Government to Hand Over Naguru Estate

THE government will hand over the Naguru/ Nakawa housing estate site to the developer at the end of August so that the redevelopment of the area into a modern satellite town commences.

Koboko Upgrades Roads

Koboko residents clearing a bush to create a road in an effort to open up routes for customers and service delivery

Zambian Police Get Houses

Sixty police officers in Kasama were yesterday beneficiaries of houses commissioned by President Rupiah Banda, who reiterated Government's commitment to addressing housing problems in the Zambia Police Service countrywide.


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Cape Town Residents Participate in 'Name Your Hood'

The 'Name your Hood' project, which asked residents to submit their own names for clearly-defined neighbourhoods, as yet unnamed, has produced two new neighbourhood names for Cape Town.

Presidency Approves Housing Allowance for Registered Ex-Militants

Presidency has finally given approval for the payment of housing allowance to all registered ex-militants that have passed through the Amnesty non violence training programme in Obubra, Cross River.

Gatabaki Wife Files Sh1 Billion Suit

A woman yesterday took a developer to court over a housing project worth more than Sh1 billion.

Cape Town to Get 'Green' Office Tower

The Cape Town city skyline will soon feature a stunning new addition in the form of the impressive new Portside Building - a 4 green-star rated skyscraper being built as a joint initiative between FirstRand Bank and Old Mutual.

Sh100 Billion Spent On Key Roads, Says PS Kamau

The Permanent Secretary for Roads Engineer Michael Kamau yesterday said that the government has invested more than Sh100 billion on construction and rehabilitation of key roads in the country.

Lom Pangar River - Chinese Company to Construct Dam

The Electricity Development Corporation (EDC) has signed a FCFA 75 billion contract authorising a Chinese company to construct a damn on the Lom Pangar River in the East Region.

MEC Carlisle - Tender Awarded for Major Road Repair to N12

Robin Carlisle, the MEC for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape has said that a tender for major repairs to the N12 between George and Oudtshoorn has been awarded.

Shopping Malls for Keetmans, Omuthiya

OLD Mutual Namibia is planning to develop a number of shopping complexes in Namibia with a reported construction cost of around N$250 million.

We Are Committed to the Construction of East-West Railway - FG

Federal government yesterday said it is committed to the construction of the East-West railway line to boost economic activities and enhance the nation's transport system.

NEMA Distributes Relief Materials

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the North-West Zone has distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to ameliorate the plight of flood victims in the aftermath of the recent torrential rainfall that engulfed some major parts of Katsina State.

Lawmakers Demand Shs2 Billion House Project Accountability

MPs from Acholi sub-region are demanding accountability of over Shs2 billion spent on the construction of 54 houses for Acholi traditional chiefs from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Bottles for Buildings as Plastics Replace Blocks

With the continuous rise in the cost of cement, a major material in the construction of buildings, house owners to be may soon heave a sigh of relief owing to what could be described as a technological innovation where plastic bottles may gradually replace blocks in house construction. Raliat Ahmed reports.

30 Million for Each Constituency in Road Construction

Thirty million shillings is the amount each constituency will get for road rehabilitation and construction this financial year. Roads Minister Franklin Bett says the money totaling 6.3 billion shillings will go through his ministry and Constituency Roads Committees. The plan is to boost agricultural production by making rural roads accessible.

Shelter Afrique's Sh2.5 Billion Bond Fully Subscribed

The Nairobi based Pan African housing and urban development financier Shelter Afrique's Sh2.5 billion bond, the first tranche of a Sh3 billion medium term note issue, has been fully subscribed.

Ugandan Minister Warns EAC On Urbanisation

Uganda's Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development has warned partner states in their quest to ensure urbanization and modernization of East African cities, not to forget the dangers brought by urbanization.

Public Protector Visits Failed Housing Projects

Apparent widespread housing problems within the Umgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal will form part of Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela's current systemic investigation into social housing.

CBN Moves to Crash High Housing Cost

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has concluded plans to set up a robust financing system and measure that would check the high cost of housing in the country.

Kigali Gears for RWF41 Billion Construction Projects

The Kigali City sky-line will soon take new shape with the construction of three commercial complexes valued at over Rwf 41.3 billion.

No Plan to Demolish Workers' Estate, Says Amosun

Ogun State government has denied speculations that it had plans to demolish the Laderin Workers' Estate in Abeokuta,the state capital, saying no structure has been earmarked for demolition in the estate.

Why Sabotage Hospital Project?

As I write this, heavily armed policemen are guarding Hoima Booma grounds, an area where Government is to inject over sh180b for the expansion of Hoima referral hospital.

We Are Committed to the Construction of East-West Railway -- FG

Federal Government on Friday says it is committed to the construction of the East-West railway line to boost economic activities and enhance the nation's transport system.

CJ Orders Immediate Demolition of FCT High Court Complex

The Chief Judge (CJ) of the FCT High Court, Justice Lawal Gunmi, has ordered the immediate demolition of the High Court Complex in Wuse, Zone 5, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

USD Six Million Spent On Construction of Fertilizers Factory

At least USD six million are being invested by the Angolan company Saiadubos in the construction, in Longonjo, of a fertilizers factory, whose works started Wednesday.