News : Infrastructures

Kenya: Rita Kavashe - Shattering Stereotypes in the World of Vehicles

[East African] For a long time, vehicles have largely been the domain of men. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kisumu Port Project Shrouded in a Pall of Secrecy, Uncertainty

[Nation] When President Kenyatta visited Kisumu last month, one would have expected him to be received by Governor Anyang Nyong'o and other top national government and county officials. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Power Starts to Relocates Power Lines to Pave Way for the Nairobi Expressway

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Power says it has commenced the relocation of power lines between Mlolongo, Mombasa road, and James Gichuru road to pave way for construction of the 27.1-kilometer-long Nairobi Expressway. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Limpopo Upgrades Water Infrastructure

[] The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in Limpopo has committed to fast track the upgrade of Flag Boshielo Water Treatment Works (WTW). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cape Town International Airport Is Ready for Foreign Visitors

[Daily Maverick] With international travel set to resume following the ban on international travel at the start of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown in March, all systems are in place - all the Airports Company South Africa is waiting for is the list of countries from which visitors will be allowed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: TUC Kicks Against Construction of Railway Line to Niger Republic

[This Day] Abuja -- The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the federal government's approval for the construction of a railway line linking Nigeria to Niger Republic as an insult to Nigerians and a waste of the country's scarce resources. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: County, Irrigation Authority Embark on Revamping Roads Within Mwea Rice Scheme

[Nation] The Kirinyaga County Government, in collaboration with the National Irrigation Authority (NIA), has started rehabilitating roads within the giant Mwea Irrigation Scheme. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Facilitate Recycling of Scrap Metal, Nemc Tells District Councils

[Daily News] DISTRICT councils should facilitate scrap metal businesses because traders, councils and industries are the beneficiaries, the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) Director General, Samuel Gwamaka appealed in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Water and Sanitation Calls for Reduced Water Consumption As Dam Levels Decline

[Govt of SA] The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its plea to residents to use water sparingly. This comes as this week's dam levels report has shown yet another decline in the province's levels from 55,5% to 54,9%. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta Promises to Improve Key Coast Roads During Tour

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the construction of multibillion-shilling roads expected to connect Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale counties. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Multi-Billion Shillings Roads Projects That Will Connect Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale

[Nation] The Coast region's economy is set to be hugely boosted by a multibillion shillings roads projects that will connect Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale counties. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Hike in Commodity, Transportation Costs in Sinoe Due to Bad Roads

[LINA] Greenville -- Citizens in Sinoe County are facing series of challenges, especially regarding cost of transportation and basic commodities, due to the deplorable condition of the coastal highway leading to the southeastern region of the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: No Water, No Information - the Plight of a Graaff-Reinet Community

[Daily Maverick] As parts of Graaff-Reinet entered a second year without reticulated water, community organisations wanting to check on progress with infrastructure have been unable to get entry to the areas where the boreholes supplying water to the town are situated. An application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act has also been ignored. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari Restates Plans to Renew Nigeria's Aging Infrastructure

[Leadership] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari has restated its commitment towards renewing Nigeria's aging and insufficient infrastructure. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Athletics Legend Urges Government to Build Facilties

[Nation] Legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino has challenged the government to invest in modern sports facilities that will help in the development of talent. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Residents Left Powerless After Municipality Fails to Honour Eskom Payment Plan

[Daily Maverick] Over the next few months, as SA prepares for local government elections in 2021, Maverick Citizen will be documenting the failure of local government in several municipalities, starting with the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. We will run a series of stories on how the municipality, based in Graaff-Reinet, has caused acute and ongoing service delivery failures. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FIFA Approves N424.2 Million for Mini Stadium in Kebbi

[Daily Trust] The world football ruling body, FIFA has approved the sum of US $ 1.1 million (N424.2million) for the construction of a mini-stadium of 5,000 sitting capacity in Kebbi State. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Infrastructure Report Reveals Increase in Disclosed Projects

[Monitor] According to a report titled; 'Fair business practices', that provides an analysis of infrastructure projects procurement in Uganda, currently, there is an increase in the number of projects being disclosed compared to the past. Prosper Magazine spoke to Ms Olive Kabatwaire, the gender and public policy analyst about the report. Below are the excerpts. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Nothing Except Country Name and Leaders Has Changed in 40 Years - Khama

[New Zimbabwe] Outspoken former Botswana President Ian Khama has made a scathing valuation of the Zanu PF led regime's performance through claims nothing, except for name and leaders, has changed in Zimbabwe since independence. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kebbi Rumbles As Construction Begins On FIFA Mini-Stadium

[This Day] The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a mini-stadium in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State on Monday turned out a very colourful event, as Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led top officials of his administration to the site of the project powered by world football -governing body, FIFA and enabled by the Nigeria Football Federation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Nedlac's Framework Agreement On Eskom and Its Implementation Schedule Are a Masterclass in Specifics

[Daily Maverick] While Nedlac discussions for an economic recovery plan skirted firm deadlines and details, the framework agreement on Eskom and its implementation schedule is a masterclass in specifics. The question remains whether the political will exists to make it happen. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Time to Get Real On Infrastructure

[Daily Maverick] The stream of awful economic data on the performance of the South African economy using almost any measure has become relentless and, latterly, monotonous. Well before the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa was already in deep trouble - the consequence of at least nine wasted years - but the seeds of our current malaise were already sown before the catastrophic Zuma years.