November 2011

Plot Owners Threaten to Stop Work On Kaduna Power Plant

Owners of plots for the 215 MegaWatt Kaduna power plant have threatened to stall the ongoing construction work at the site in Kudendan in Kaduna, if Governor Yakowa and Federal Ministry of Power do not take urgent steps to compensate and resettle them.

NITP Holds 42nd Annual Conference in Oshogbo

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) recently concluded its 42nd annual conference/general meeting tagged Osun 2011 in Osogbo, with the theme, Public-Private Partnership in Physical Planning and the Provision of Urban Services in Nigeria.

Clearing Commences On IIJ, NUJ Secretariats Site

Clearing of the 5.04 hectares of land approved for the construction of the International Institute of Journalists (IIJ) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariats has commenced in Abuja.

Midvaal Municipality Commits to Remedial Action

The Midvaal Municipality has said it will commit to carrying out recommendations made by the Public Protector following an investigation into the municipality.

LG Boss Builds Police Barracks, Spends N800 Million On Projects

Efforts to beef up security network in Igbo-Etiti local government area, Enugu state, yielded positive dividend recently after the Chairman of the council, Chief Ogbonna Idike built new police barracks for officers and men of the Nigeria police force in the area and spent over N800 million on various road projects.

Nigerian Government Purchases N400 Million Road Construction Equipment

Nasarawa State government yesterday said it had purchased construction equipments worth N400 million for the construction of rural roads and bridges across the state.

Chime Orders Arrest of Persons Building On Roads

Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime has ordered the arrest of any persons who convert any portions of the roads in the state for their selfish ends.

Obi Reads Riot Act to Contractors

Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has warned that the state government would not hesitate to review non-performing contracts, especially now that the dry season was around.

Audabib Squatters Face Eviction Ultimatum

SQUATTERS of the Audabib farm in the Dordabis area were given until November 21 to leave, or face the wrath of law enforcement.

Construction Pumps N$18 Million Into Otjiwarongo

NEARLY N$18 million worth of building plans have been completed in Otjiwarongo so far this year, slightly less than during the first ten months of 2010.

Councillors Grant Makandiwa's Church Nod

SOME Chitungwiza councillors have thrown their weight behind the construction of a 30 000-seater chapel by the United Family International Church led by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa.

Forced Evictions Are Callous; End Them Now

The High Court recently issued an injunction against a planned eviction of the Sinai residents while a court case filed by legislator Gidion Mbuvi against evictions in 18 informal settlements in Nairobi is heard.

Kericho Squatters Resettled After 75 Years

The government set aside 75 acres for the resettlement of a community displaced by the colonial administration to pave way for tea farms in Kericho. Talai community have been squatters on the outskirts of Kericho town for 75 years after they were displaced from their farms by white settlers.

Angola to Proclaim National Committee On Dams

Several experts in the field of energy and water work on Tuesday in Luanda in the drafting of the statute and in the final draft of the proposed to fill senior positions of the Angolan Committee on Dams (CAB) an institution to be proclaimed next December.

Expert Defends Study On Environmental Impact in Construction

The chairperson of "Maiombe" Network, Januário Augusto, Tuesday called for study on environmental impact before embarking on construction of infrastructures, with a view to preserve the natural elements involved in the work.

Pokot Cement Plant On Course

Construction of the Sh12 billion Pokot Cement factory will be completed in two years time, the Cemtech Sanghi group said yesterday. The group which will put up the project at Ortum said they are on course with all process and that the project would take off as planned. Cemtech said it is currently importing materials from China and India. South Africa will provide the captive power plant for the project.

Flood Displaces Permanent Secretary, 100 Others in Cross River

A downpour in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, has displaced Mrs Anthonia Monkom, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Public Transportation, and hundreds of families.

Building Workers Demand Wage Arrears

Workers from the central division of Mozambique's state-owned Roads and Bridges Construction and Maintenance Company (ECMEP-Centro) in the province of Sofala, went on strike on Friday, demanding payment of 13 months wage arrears.

Still No Money for Maputo-Katembe Bridge

Despite reports that China is prepared to finance a bridge across the bay of Maputo, linking the centre of the city to the district of Katembe, in reality there is still no guaranteed funding, according to the Minister of Public Works, Cadmiel Muthemba, interviewed by the independent television station, STV.

Egyptian Upheaval Delays Maputo Erosion Project

The overthrow of the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt has forced a delay in starting work on the Maputo City coastal protection project, according to the Mayor of Maputo, David Simango.

2012 Budget - BPP Raises Alarm Over Implementation

Director General of Bureau of Public Procurement, Engr. Emeka Eze has raised fresh concern over the 2012 budget saying it may fail due to the infiltration of the budget with projects that have no designs, just as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and inter-governmental Affairs, Senator Dahiru Kuta disclosed that Nigeria loses about N3 trillion to corruption in public offices carried out through ghost workers.

Rains Are Impeding Our Work-LSPWC

LAGOS State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, has disclosed that the incessant rainfall is responsible for the poor state of some roads in Lagos, noting that it would embark on massive rehabilitation at the end of rainy season.

Asaba Sports Club Demolished, Uduaghan's Court Affected

ONE of the oldest sports clubs in this country, Asaba Sports Club, founded in 1863 has been brought down by bulldozers.

Multi-Billion Development for Swakopmund

STACKS Property 37 of local businessmen Steven Skoppelitus and Paulo Shipoke, in partnership with TransNamib, last week announced their multi-billion development plan for Swakopmund, appropriately called 'Bahnhof Square and Lifestyle Centre' (German for 'railway-station') due to its location.

Hochfeld Squatters Evicted, Land Sale By RCC Disputed

REPRESENTATIVES of about 200 ageing and marginalised former farmworkers evicted from a corridor at Hochfeld have come to Windhoek to seek assistance from the Swapo Party head office, or the Government.

Mimiko - Why We Build Mega Primary Schools

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has said the concept of the mega primary schools being constructed in different parts of the state was to bridge the gap between children of the rich and those of the poor in the society in terms of having access to good education.

Nasarawa Spends N400 Million On Construction Equipment for Rural Roads

Nasarawa State Government said it has purchased construction equipment worth N400m for the construction of rural roads and bridges across the state. The construction is expected to commence in December.

Warning Against Illegal Water Connections

Johannesburg Water has warned that repeated illegal water connections will result in the prosecution of the offender.

Zambian Councillors Counselled

CENTRAL Province Local Government Officer Alfred Nyambose has cautioned councillors against engaging in unnecessary squabbles at the expense of service delivery.

Let Local Contractors Benefit - NCC

THE National Council for Construction (NCC) has urged the Government to ensure that local construction and consultancy companies benefit from the increased construction activities.