November 2011

Demolitions to Spread Over Country

CABINET approved demolition of buildings in Syokimau for security reasons. And it has instructed that just all airports in Kenya be cleared like Syokimau.

Rogue Road Builders Face Sanctions in Tender Rules

Road contractors face stricter controls under new rules meant to ensure completed projects last for up to 10 years without needing repairs.

R 2,7 Billion Needed to Address Sanitation Backlog in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District

An estimated R 2, 7 billion is needed to address sanitation challenges, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality Executive Mayor Phaladi Saku's outlined in her overview presentation to the Human Settlements Ministerial Sanitation Task Team (MSTT) during its first provincial consultation meeting held with stakeholders in Mahikeng on Monday.

Ministerial Sanitation Task Team Lands in North West

The North West Province is hosting the Human Settlements Ministerial Sanitation Task Team for a provincial visit to inspect unclosed and incomplete toilets. The weeklong visit commences today Monday 14 November 2011 in Mahikeng in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District.

Punish Officials Who Sold Syokimau Land

OVER 300 houses have been demolished in the sprawling Syokimau estate near JKIA airport. Two weeks ago shelters in Kyangombe in Embakasi were also razed.

Poor Feasibility Study Delays Projects

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Transport, George Simataa, says a poor-quality feasibility study produced by a local company has caused delays in the construction of two roads.

MP Eustace King in Water Well Disgrace

To express their displeasure, residents of Ward 365 in Constituency 102 have refilled the uncompleted water well site which the Member of Parliament representing them in parliament started digging more than eight months ago saying it is a disgrace.

Kitwe Council Shuts Down Filthy Businesses

THE Kitwe City Council (KCC) yesterday swung into action and closed down nine business houses for failing to meet health standards and failure to pay trading licenses.

Zambia to Construct Mother's Shelters

Government plans to construct mother's shelters in most rural health centres as a means of combating maternal mortality rates in the country.

Chingola Builders, Contractors Seek Govt's Help

THE Builders and General Contractors Association of Chingola has called on the Government to engage the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) on the way the company awards contracts so that they can benefit.

Benguela Govt Avails AKZ 65 Million for Caimbambo District

At least AKZ 65 million were availed by the government of the central Benguela province, for infrastructures in two hectares of land in Caimbambo district, aimed for the construction of 20 social houses.

Ogun Commences Demolition of Houses for Road Expansion Project

The Ogun State government yesterday commenced the demolition of houses for a road expansion project in Abeokuta, the state capital. The exercise commenced at about 10.00 am, along the Sokori/Totoro axis, where the six lane project is expected to cover.

Rivers Govt to Demolish 2,000 Houses

About 2,000 houses are to be demolished by the Rivers State government to pave way for the construction of a road in Port Harcourt, Governor Rotimi Amaechi has said. Speaking during a harvest thanksgiving service at the St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Port Harcourt Sunday, Amaechi said the exercise is expected to commence in January 2012.

FEC Assures On Security, Projects Completion

The Federal Executive Council [FEC] has given an assurance that it is working round the clock to ensure that all those responsible for violent attacks on innocent citizens in the country are arrested and prosecuted.

AEPB Officials Swoop On Recalcitrant Street Traders

The newly inaugurated Abuja Environmental Protection Board's (AEPB) environmental squad yesterday pounced on street traders at Nyanya, Wuse and Berger bus stops that refused to stop their activities after several warning by the board.

Probe Starts On Syokimau House Demolitions

Owners of residential houses built on the JKIA flight path ignored repeated quit notices issued by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), public records now show.

Minister Dismisses Contract Award to Pan-China Construction

The Minister of Housing and Physical Planning Jama Nunu Kumba has given forty eight hours to the Citizen newspaper to apologize on what she described misinformation and totally lies of articles published on Monday alleging that the Ministry had awarded the contract of construction of Ramciel, the new proposed capital of South Sudan to Pan-China Construction Group Company. "We want to inform the public that this article is misinformation and based on mere lies and we will need explanation from the sources o

Rights Body Queries Move to Demolish Houses in Dodoma

The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) has asked the government to investigate the recent demolition of houses in Njedengwa village in Makulu Ward, Dodoma Region, alleging that the exercise was permeated by human rights abuse.

Shema Inaugurates N.9 Billion Governor's Lodge

The Governor of Katsina State, Dr. Ibrahim Shema, yesterday inaugurated the N913.6 million worth new Katsina State Governor's Lodge in Abuja.

IFC to Finance Second Niger Bridge

The International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has said it will finance the construction of the second Niger Bridge.

Public Buildings to Be Renovated

The Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has embarked on plans to renovate the most dilapidated ministerial buildings.

Syokimau Land Owned By Airports Authority, Says PS

The land where posh houses worth millions of shillings were brought down at Syokimau in Nairobi belongs to the Kenya Airports Authority, the government stated on Monday.

No Shoddy Road Works, Warns State

THE Government has warned that it will terminate contracts for road contractors who undertake shoddy works on roads under construction or rehabilitation on the Copperbelt.

Rumbek East County Launched County Police Headquarters Construction Programme

Lakes state authorities have launched a programme for the the construction of police headquarters in the eight counties of the state.

Rwanda: Top Gov't Officials Fall Victim to Scam, Could Lose Millions

19 people, including top government officials who bought houses at the Hill View Estates from controversial real estate developer, DN International, have petitioned President Paul Kagame requesting him to stop the auction of the houses.

Kenya: Family's Agony As Home Reduced to Rubble

Angela Kanini had always hoped to own a home in the city, not just to avoid paying rent, but to ensure her two children lived in private.

Kenya: Homeowners' Dreams Tumble Down

About five years ago, a Kenya Airports Authority employee saw an advertisement in the Daily Nation announcing the sale of parcels of land in Syokimau.

Sh700 Million Set for Marakwet Dam Compensation

The government has released Sh700 million as compensation to rebuild public facilities destroyed to create space for Chebara Dam in Marakwet district which supplies water to Eldoret town. Public Works PS John Lonyangapuo says a contractor has already been given Sh355 million to begin construction of two schools, a hospital and a church which were demolished before the dam was put up.

Kenya: Syokimau Demolitions Justifiable but Cruel

People whose houses were destroyed in Syokimau are said to have been given quit notices by the government which they ignored.

Hundreds Displaced By Flash Floods in Wajir Town

MORE than three hundred families were rendered homeless and scores of livestock swept away in flash floods in Bute town, Wajir North district, Wajir county in North-Eastern region on Saturday night. The rains that pounded the area for about six hours swept away desks and books in schools and beds and other equipment at the district hospital.