October 2011

Liberian Public Works to Honour Contractors

Acting Deputy Public Works Minister for Administration, Christian G. Herbert, says plans are underway to recognize and honor construction contractors who have demonstrated excellent in line with standards of the Ministry of Public Works' projects while enhancing efforts in building the capacity of non-performing contractors.

Chainama College Students Asks for Modern Classroom Construction

CHAINAMA College of Health Sciences (CCHS) students have appealed to the Government and other cooperating partners to assist the institution with construction of modern classroom and hostel blocks saying the current status is unconducive.

Cement Dealers Partner Dangote On Affordable Price

Cement dealers and distributors across the country have promised to cooperate with the management of the Dangote Cement Plc. to ensure the benefits of more production of the product from its new Ibese factory plant in Ogun State trickle down to the end users.

Gridlock - Borno Mulls Road Expansion

In order to control traffic jam in the ancient town of Maiduguri, the Borno State government is planning to build more road networks while expanding the existing ones.

Boy Killed, 150 Homeless After Tornado Strikes

An eight-year-old boy was killed and many were left homeless when a tornado ripped through the Masechaba Extension 2 area in Duduza, outside Nigel, on Sunday night.

Rundu Flood Victims Homeless

FLOOD victims who moved to the golf field in the Kaisosi area on the outskirts of Rundu in January this year, are still without homes.

Living Near a Barracks Brought More Danger Than Security

JOSEPH Okolong operates a shop out of his grass-thatched hut near Rubongi Barracks in Tororo. Living in the neighbourhood of barracks should have guaranteed safety for Okolong, but it was the reverse.

How Nairobi Bypasses Were Saved

In 2003, lucky to have insider details that the Nairobi bypasses were under systematic allocation, the Council of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya decided to blow the whistle and demand action. Until then, few Kenyans knew much about the bypasses.

Mau Evictees Tell Off Vocal Rift Valley MPs

Representatives of 19,400 evictees from Mau forest have accused Rift Valley MPs of politicking with their resettlement process while they continued to suffer in the cold. The representatives who met in Nakuru sent out a stern message to MPs from the region to "keep off the resettlement process and allow a committee appointed by Prime Minister Raila Odinga to do its work in peace".

Tanzania - Heed Expert Advice On Urban Development

A quick look at the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's commercial capital that is easily the country's most advanced is enough to show there is lack of seriousness on the part of our planners and the political leadership that influences them.

Housing Key to Human Dignity

THE ongoing survey by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) to ascertain the number of its units and verify its tenants is an extremely welcome move. There is nothing that lies at the heart of human dignity than decent shelter.

KCCA Begins Illegal Structure Demolition in the City

KAMPALA Capital City Authority (KCCA) in the wee hours of the Saturday started demolition of illegal staircases in city that do not have plans to operate in Kampala and are blocking pedestrians.

60 Percent of Urban Dwellers Live in Slums, Says Ugandan Government

About 60 per cent of urban population in the country is living in slums, a situation that puts government in a deficit of more than 700,000 decent housing units, the Ministry of Lands and Housing has said.

Moroccan King Launches Housing Projects

HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Friday in the urban commune of El-Aroui (province of Nador), works to carry out two social housing projects (MAD 250,000) to build 554 housing units, worth 155 million dirhams.