November 2011

Country to Pay U.S.$70 MIllion for Batoka

ZIMBABWE has agreed to pay Zambia US$70 million as its contribution to the construction of the Kariba South power station.

FG Revokes N2.8 Billion Skill Centre Contract

Federal Government has terminated the contracts for the construction of Lots 1-3 of the Skill Acquisition Centre projects at Iguelaba, Edo State, following inability of the contractors to make progress in execution of the projects.

Foundation Builds Houses for Widows

Cosmos Ndukwe Foundation, a non governmental organization (NGO) poised to raise the living standards of indigent widows and young adults, has built and furnished two more houses for widows in Abia State.

Rutsiro Road Contractor Given Ultimatum

Usengimana Richard Enterprises, a construction company whose contract to build a 55 kilometre road in Rutsiro District expired last month, has been given an extra three months to complete the works or risk termination.

Closure of Satellite School Emazungeni Primary-Nqutu - Irresponsible Behaviour

The Inkatha Freedom Party has expressed shock at the irresponsible step taken by MEC for Education, Senzo Mchunu on the closure of eMazungeni Primary in Nquthu during the end-of-year exam period.

Dadin Kowa - FG Issues Ultimatum After 23-Year Stall

Federal government has threatened to terminate a contract to the construction firm Mabon, handling the Dadin Kowa hydropower station in Gombe, if the company cannot show evidence in the next seven days of "superior technical knowledge."

Shantytown Dwellers Face Eviction

Over 200,000 people living in shantytowns on the waterfront in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, southern Nigeria, could be forcibly evicted if local authorities carry out their threat to demolish the settlements, say human rights group Amnesty International and local activists.

Nakawa-Naguru Estate Sites Handed Over to Developer

Arrangements for construction of the Nakawa-Naguru estates have been finalised, four years after the signing of the partnership agreement between government and the developer.

Nairobi's Most Expensive Neighbourhoods

Most of us dream of living big. The means of getting there may not always be discernible, but the destination is usually crystal clear.

What You Get in High End of Homes Market

For many people in Kenya, owning a home and ditching the landlord is a lifelong dream. However, it requires strict discipline in matters financial along with a fat pay check.

Fraud in Syokimau Land Deals Exposed

The government knew for two years that individuals were using forged documents to demarcate public land at the centre of the storm over the demolition of homes in Nairobi.

KCCA Commissions Sh2 Billion Street Light Project

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Wednesday commissioned the street lighting project ahead of the festive season.

Scramble for a Piece of Kisumu City Creates New Property Firms

Kisumu city is experiencing a property boom that has seen land prices triple in value in some areas.Investors in commercial and residential property have been trooping to the lakeside city in droves in a move that has seen an unprecedented rise in the value of land and housing units in and around the town.

KAA Faces Huge Bill for Destroyed Homes

The Kenya Airports Authority risks losing millions of shillings in compensation for homes that were demolished under the ongoing clearance of flight paths to the airport, Attorney General Githu Muigai told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

Traders Protest Demolition of Market At Oshodi

Traders at Abibatu Mogaji Mini-market in Oshodi have accused the state government of flouting the rule of law by their demolition of the market effected by the Task Force of the state Ministry of Environment.

Kenyan Homes Set to Get Piped With Cheap Cooking Gas

Oil marketer Hashi Energy will from next year connect homes to piped gas in a process that will not only revolutionise the way cooking gas is sold in Kenya but also open a new battleground for control of the lucrative market.

Court Halts Demolitions Near Military Base

A judge has criticised the demolition of houses in Eastleigh labelling the government a "monster" that must be stopped before it causes more damage to its citizens.

Revamping the Mortgage Sector for Easy Home Ownership

In developed countries and emerging economies across the world , home ownership is mostly achieved through well structured mortgage schemes.

Raila Owns Demolition Land - MP

PRIME Minister Raila Odinga and his brother Finance assistant minister Oburu Oginga were mentioned as having a substantial interest in a company that claims part of the Kiang'ombe land.

Halt Nairobi Demolitions, Says Mogere

Former National Social Security Fund managing trustee Naftali Mogere yesterday condemned the ongoing demolition of houses in Nairobi and called on the government to stop them. "We abhor and condemn the action by the government to demolish people's houses in Nairobi," said Mogere.

Is There a Positive Side to Demolitions?

THE threat of retaliation by al Shabaab has prompted demolitions of 'illegal' buildings near airports, military bases, and railways. Most of these buildings were constructed on state land that was improperly hived off by politicians, government officials and dodgy businessmen.

Ibadan Flood Affected 2,105 Buildings - Task Force

The Chairman of the Oyo State Task Force on Flood Prevention and Management, Dr. Bolanle Wahab, has disclosed that a total of 2,105 buildings were washed away by the flood disasters which ravaged the city of Ibadan on August 26.

6 000 NHE Clients Wait for Houses in Windhoek

THE National Housing Enterprise says it has a waiting list of around 6 000 clients for the provision of housing in Windhoek alone.

Woman Succeeds in Construction

CONSTRUCTION traditionally has been a male domain, but Elize Dadi Dausab is one of the few women who has broken the stereotype to succeed in the construction industry. Gigi Construction, a small enterprise owned by Dausab, employs close to 100 construction workers.

Commendations, Knocks for Construction Firms in Akwa Ibom

TWO construction firms, CCECC, and Camitel Nigeria Limited, operating in Akwa Ibom State, have been rated very high in terms of prompt and speedy delivery of durable and high quality roads, among the many road construction companies working in the state.

Bulldozers to Knock Down More City Homes

A high-end hotel popular with Somali MPs is one of the buildings set to be demolished in Eastleigh.

Chinese Envoy Re-Commits PRC Assistance

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China, Zhao Jianhua, has recommitted his country's continued support to Liberia's reconstruction and development.

'Offer Housing Funds'

FINANCIAL institutions have been challenged to mobilise long term funds for loans to provide decent and affordable housing for Zambians.

FEC Approves N1 Billion to Repair Lagos' Third Mainland Bridge

THE sum of N1.055 billion has been approved for the repair and maintenance of Phase two of Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

MP Claims PM Odinga Behind Embakasi Demolitions

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been mentioned as among those behind the demolitions in Kyang'ombe, Nairobi.