Thursday, August 22, 2019
The growth of the real estate sector in Kenya has slowed down in the past three months mainly due to the prolonged electioneering period and a credit crunch. According to reports from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) the...
The Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Energy Charles Keter has stated that if it does not rain in the next two weeks, they will be forced to close down the Masinga Dam due to low water levels. The 40MW Masinga Hydroelectric...
The government of Ghana is set to start the feasibility study for the construction of the railway line from Kumasi to Paga which will link up with neighboring Burkina Faso. Meanwhile, the government has completed its official pre-feasibility engagements. The six...
Construction of the US $37m Gidabo Irrigation Dam in Ethiopia is almost complete and will begin operations in the next few months. It is set to irrigate 27,043ha of land once complete. The mega dam has a capacity to...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is finalising a Sh7.5 billion ($78 million) loan for construction of two solar power plants in Kenya. The credit is evident that there is growing interest by global organisations in financing renewable projects in the...
Players in the off-grid sub-sector will benefit from a new three-year US $11m project that is part of the support towards new electric power generation and access initiatives. According to US ambassador to Uganda, Ms Deborah Malac this Power Africa...
The government of Sierra Leone is planning to persuade the Environment Protection Agency to award the Environment and Social Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) license for the commencement of work on the Bumbuna II project. On completion, the project will generate 143MW...
Construction work on Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR second phase) from Nairobi to Naivasha will be completed in September 2019. The government is targeting to complete the construction on December 2019 but a review in the plans showed it...
A mega US$1.1bn cement plant in Egypt is yet to start operations. This surprisingly comes at a time when the country is experiencing excess cement capacity. The cement plant The cement plant with six production lines in the Egyptian city of...
Malawian-based independent power producer, JCM Matswani Solar Corp, seeks to develop a 40MW solar photovoltaic (PV)project. The power producer has issued a Request for Expression of Interest, to select EPC contractors for the solar PV project to be located in the...
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