December 2011

AMAC to Build Ultra Modern Markets in Nyanya, Karu

The chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Micah Jiba has said that the Karu, Nyanya markets when completed would be world class markets.

Governor Foresees New Management Models for Garbage Operators

The governor of Luanda province, Bento Sebastião Francisco Bento, assured Tuesday a new management model benefiting better the city's cleaning.

Construction Capacity Utilisation Improves - Cifoz

THE Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe has said that capacity utilisation for the local construction sector this year improved to 33 percent.

Squatters Ordered Off Mbo-I-Kamiti Land

Over 4,000 squatters living on land belonging to Mbo-I-Kamiti Farmers Company have been ordered by the Ruiru Municipal Council to move out before New Year's Day.

Activists Oppose Plan to Build Railway Through National Park

Uganda and Tanzania have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese construction company to build a railway line passing through the Serengeti National Park to Kampala.

Tanzania Finds Mode of Resettlement

The local government in Dar es Salaam yesterday revealed a system that will be used to identify people in areas prone to floods who would be given plots after last week's floods that killed 40 people.

Housing - National Assembly Staff Petition Mark, Tambuwal

National Assembly workers under the aegis of Concerned Parliamen-tary Staff Association of Nigeria has petitioned the president of the Senate, David Mark, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, over the National Assembly management's complicity in the failed 3,000 unit staff housing project.

Construction of Courts Among Priorities of Justice Sector

The start of construction of infrastructures to house municipal courts in all provinces of the country figures among the main tasks carried out in 2011 by the Justice Ministry that is seeking a speedier settlement of conflicts.

House Owners, Residents Lament as Peace Estate Is Demolished

THE once peaceful Peace Estate, Iba in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State has been turned into a desolate place.

Totanapa - Don't Evict Villagers

The government has directed the Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) to shelve plans to review its boundaries aimed at evicting residents of Kimotorok Village in Simanjiro District who are alleged to have encroached on the Authority's land.

Hope for Affordable Housing in the Country

At the culmination of a recent three day Conference for Housing Excellence held in Accra and organized by Consultash and the Chartered institute of Housing from the U.K, the U.N Habitat sponsored SUF project in Ashaiman was adjudged the best social innovative Housing project for the urban poor and low income people.

Protea Select Hotel to Begin Operation Soon

Protea Hotel Group, Africa's largest hotel manager with 126 hotels in 13 countries, has cut a sod for the construction of a multibillion dollar Protea Select Hotel in Takoradi in the Western Region.

90 Percent of Disabled Are Beggars

"As we all know that ninety percent of disables in the Gambia are beggars in the streets, and this is what our organization is trying to address by creating job opportunities for them as well as projects that can be sustainable", Mr. Lamin Manneh the president of NODO made these remarks at the GAMCOTRAP head office on 24th of December 2011 at a three year strategic planning meeting funded and supported by GAMCOTRAP. "As we cannot do it alone as an organization, therefore I am appealing to all stakeholders

Angola Governor Announces Construction of Television Production Centre

The governor of northern Zaire province, Pedro Sebastião, announced Monday in Mbanza-Kongo, the construction of a production centre for the State-run "Televisão Publica de Angola" (TPA) in the first semester of 2012.

Kassa & Sons Awarded Total's Dukem Depot Construction

Total Ethiopia awarded the civil work for its new depot in Dukem to Kassa & Sons Consulting Plc; the energy company will float more tenders in the coming weeks for the mechanical and electrical work.

Two Contractors Pass Evaluation for Menelik Hospital Expansion

The Addis Abeba Design & Construction Bureau identified the two contractors that passed the technical evaluation for the construction of an eight-storey building for Menelik II Hospital on Wednesday, December 21; the construction of a similar building for Yekatit 12 Hospital was awarded to Giga Construction three weeks ago.

Construction Sector Survives Economic Slump With Sustained Growth

Despite economic hardships experienced in the yearlong, construction industry has continued to be one of the most exciting sectors contributing immensely in the economic growth.

Mopani Gives Kitwe Council Land for Solid Waste Disposal

MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) has given Kitwe City Council 20 hectares of land to be used in solid waste management.

Kebbi Earmarks N3.4 Billion for Construction of Road, Bridges

Kebbi State Governor Saidu Usman Dakingari has approved N3.4 billion for the construction of 12 kilometer road and five bridges along the River Rima from Birnin-Kebbi to Makera.

Six Killed in 349 Fire Incidents in Sokoto

Six deaths were recorded in 349 fire incidents that occurred in Sokoto State from January this year to date.

Nasarawa Demolishes Factory at Mararaba

Armed policemen and State Security Services operatives in a convoy of an earth mover, three vans and a bus belonging to the Nasarawa State Rehabilitation Board last Thursday morning stormed the premises of HARPS Property and Investment Company Limited, Mararaba in the state, to effect the demolishing of a factory and other property inside the place.

Fire Guts Udu Market

CALAMITY struck,Thursday night, in Udu Council Area of Delta State as fire razed the popular Udu Harbour market, destroying goods estimated at millions of naira.

Ghana: U.S.$1 Billion Ahanta City Project Stalled

The proposed development of a modern city for the Ahanta West District in the Western Region following the discovery of oil in the area, has been put on hold, due to lack of funds.

MTN Constructs Gh ¢155,000 School Block for Zujung

As part of its corporate social responsibility programme (CSR), mobile telecommunications giant MTN, has commissioned a newly-constructed six-unit classroom block with office and store at Zujung, a peri-urban community in the Tamale Metropolis.

Mayor Wants Six Councillors Booted Out

HARARE Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda has asked Local Government, Rural and Urban Development Minister Ignatius Chombo to dismiss the six special interest councillors as "they were of no value to the city".

'Weija Demolition is in Interest of the State'

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashitey, and officials of the Water Resources Commission (WRC) and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) have indicated that the demolition of buildings and other structures at the Weija Dam site is in the interest of the State.

Yes, We Still Have IDPs - Kenya

As the year draws to a close, it is only natural to look back and give thanks for the blessings received over the past twelve months.

Sh11 Billion Has Been Spent to Resettle IDPs

The government has spent Sh 7 billion to resettle those displaced during the 2007/8 post-election violence.

200 Acres Set Aside for Flood Victims

The government will immediately relocate 2,800 flood victims to new homes in the outskirts of the city, it has been confirmed.Reports yesterday said some 200 acres of land have been secured ready to settle families formerly residing in the areas prone to flooding.

IDPs in Bid to Stop Their Relocation to Laikipia

More than 3,000 internally displaced persons yesterday moved to court seeking to stop the government from relocating them to Laikipia district from Naivasha.