December 2009

Liberia: China to Hand Over Several Projects 2010

Liberia: China to Hand Over Several Projects 2010 - Chinese Ambassador Zhuo Yuxiao says all ongoing Chinese-sponsored projects in the country will be completed and formally turned over to the Liberian Government on July 26, 2010. [AA Urbanisation]

Uganda: City Authority Warns Noise Polluters

Uganda: City Authority Warns Noise Polluters - RESIDENTS of Kampala and its suburbs have been warned against inconveniencing people with loud noise. Kampala City Council (KCC) issued the warning recently after receiving several complaints from residents that their peace was being disturbed. [AA Urbanisation]

Liberia: Jamaica Road Residents Complain of Pollution

Liberia: Jamaica Road Residents Complain of Pollution - Residents of the Jamaica Road Community on the Bushrod Island say their environment is polluted. [AA Urbanisation]

Tunisia: Tunis Financial Harbour to Launch Operations By September 2010

Tunisia: Tunis Financial Harbour to Launch Operations By September 2010 - In a press conference held on Wednesday in Tunis, the Minister of Public Property and Land Affairs Mr. Ridha Grira and Mr. Issam Youssef Jenahi, the Executive Chairman of "Gulf Finance House", announced that the company will begin operations in September 2010, with the launch of the first part of the project near Kalaat Landlous in the Governorate of Ariana. [AA Construction]

Tanzania: Days of 'Cowboy' Contractors Numbered

Tanzania: Days of 'Cowboy' Contractors Numbered - Contractors who have for a long time failed to meet contractual obligations by performing shoddy jobs are to be black listed by the Dodoma regional road board. [AA Construction]

Zambia: Chama Hospital Phase One 'Swallows' K3.6 Bn

Zambia: Chama Hospital Phase One 'Swallows' K3.6 Bn - AT least K3.6 billion has so far been spent on the completion of the first phase of a hospital in Chama, district director of health Nicholas Mayaba has said. [AA Construction]

Uganda: UK Firm Gets Oil Refinery Construction Deal

Uganda: UK Firm Gets Oil Refinery Construction Deal - FOSTER Wheeler Energy Ltd, a UK-based firm, has secured a contract to carryout a feasibility study for the construction and development of oil refinery in Uganda. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Stop Demolition of Illegal Structures, Can Urges Govt

Nigeria: Stop Demolition of Illegal Structures, Can Urges Govt - Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, asked government to stop the demolition of presumed illegal structures, saying such action increases the pains of the poor masses. [AA Construction]

Tanzania: Stay Away From Incapable Construction Firms - Advice

Tanzania: Stay Away From Incapable Construction Firms - Advice - A senior engineer with the Government has warned over mushrooming road construction firms that are incapable of sustaining their operations. [AA Construction]

Tanzania: Phoenix Assurance to Build 17-Storey Complex

Tanzania: Phoenix Assurance to Build 17-Storey Complex - THE Phoenix Assurance Tanzania Limited will from next March put up a multi-billion 17-storey house in Dar es Salaam. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Govt to Build N2 Billion Vocational Centre

Nigeria: Govt to Build N2 Billion Vocational Centre - Kwara State Gover-nment has said it would build a N2 billion vocation centre, which would be sited at Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun Local Government Area to address the problem of youth restiveness in the state. [AA Construction]

Climate Circus : Thousands of NGO's sent Home from Packed Summit

Copenhagen - The United Nations (UN) is to send home thousands of non-governmental organization (NGO) delegates from around the world as the venue of the climate change conference is now packed to capacity.

In a statement read out to an estimated 50 000 people, who had lined the area around Beller Center outside Copenhagen on Monday, the UN Climate Secretariat said, due to high demands and security concerns, it had no choice but to advise some people not to continue to stand in the more than a kilometer long queue.

South Africa 2010 : Cape Town Stadium Ready for World Cup

Cape Town - The new Cape Town Stadium has been opened on time - 32 months after the first sod was turned.

Following the tune of the "Final Countdown", Mayor Dan Plato on Monday addressed a special ceremony attended by more than 200 invited guests and media, before hundreds of balloons of the colours of the South African flag were released.

Kenya: Developers Urged to Make Housing Affordable

Kenya: Developers Urged to Make Housing Affordable - Developers in the real estate sector have been urged to lower the mark ups they apply on housing units to enable more Kenyans own homes. [AA Urbanisation]

Sierra Leone: Civil Society Blasts Stadium Management

Sierra Leone: Civil Society Blasts Stadium Management - Civil society activist Falla Ensah N'dama yesterday blasted the stadium management for not keeping the facility up to its status. [AA Urbanisation]

Uganda: Govt Urged Against Fake Engineers

Uganda: Govt Urged Against Fake Engineers - THE engineers' registration board has advised the Public Procurements and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) against awarding tenders to contractors whose engineers are unregistered. [AA Construction]

Gambia: Karmic Angels Impressed With Busumbala School Construction

Gambia: Karmic Angels Impressed With Busumbala School Construction - Officials of Karmic Angels, an internationally registered charitable organisation that was founded in The Gambia by Stephanie and Allan Turner, last Wednesday, expressed delight at the ongoing construction of a two-classroom block at the Busumbala Medina Nursey School in Busumbala, in Kombo North, Western Region. [AA Construction]

Kenya: Developers Urged to Make Housing Affordable

Kenya: Developers Urged to Make Housing Affordable - Developers in the real estate sector have been urged to lower the mark ups they apply on housing units to enable more Kenyans own homes. [AA Construction]

Liberia: Broh Raids Heavily-Populated 'Peoples Building'

Liberia: Broh Raids Heavily-Populated 'Peoples Building' - Liberia's foremost anti-impunity campaign group, The Movement Forum for the Establishment of a war Crimes Court in Liberia, the anti-war advocacy wing of the Progressive Action for Change, has strongly condemn recent attacks on the populated residence of 'People's building' where state security under the command of Madam Mary Broh burglarized private homes under the guise of launching a clean-up campaign. [AA Urbanisation]

Botswana: Nyeku - Turning Slums Into Homes

Botswana: Nyeku - Turning Slums Into Homes - Shadrack Nyeku should have been the one who wrote the memoirs The Monarch Of All I Survey; not the colonial egotist, Charles Rey, who took pleasure in denigrating all who crossed his path, including fellow colonial administrators. [AA Urbanisation]

Botswana: Construction of Biust Begins

Botswana: Construction of Biust Begins - Construction of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) is finally underway in Palapye. [AA Construction]

Liberia: Tears Over US 100,000 School Building in Bomi

Liberia: Tears Over US 100,000 School Building in Bomi - There are growing concerns over a US100, 000 school that is yet to be built in Bomi County, although the contractor, Right-Rev. Isaac B. Roland, was reportedly 30% of the money, amounting to US30, 000. [AA Construction]

Botswana: Construction of Phikwe Bus Rank Put On Hold

Botswana: Construction of Phikwe Bus Rank Put On Hold - Selebi-Phikwe Town Council (SPTC) has been forced to suspend the much-anticipated construction of the bus rank due to the tough economic situation in the country caused by the world financial crisis. [AA Construction]

OBITUARY : PETER "SHOT" JONES, Architect, Artist & Friend of the People

It is with great sadness and regret that we record the tragic death of South African architect Peter Jones on the 9th December 2009 in Johannesburg. Peter had been in a coma for ten days following a freak traffic accident in Mozambique, where he had recently been working.

Tanzania: Investments Lift Construction Sector

Tanzania: Investments Lift Construction Sector - HEAVY investments in the construction industry has boosted the performance of the sector, which is growing faster than mining and tourism, officials said earlier this week. [AA Construction]

South Africa: End in Sight for 2010 Projects

South Africa: End in Sight for 2010 Projects - Government is making steady progress in the completion of 2010 FIFA World Cup transport and infrastructure projects in host cities, says Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: The Port Harcourt Waterfront - Confronting the Curse of an Oil City

Nigeria: The Port Harcourt Waterfront - Confronting the Curse of an Oil City - If you visit any of the Waterfront settlements in Port Harcourt, you are unlikely to want to come back unless something or someone dear to you is one of the victims trapped in their bowels. [AA Urbanisation]

Dandora : Nairobi's Environmental Disaster is a Crime Against Humanity

Most of Africa's "democratic" governments are controlled by "elected" criminals who line their own pockets at the cost of millions of African lives - mostly those of innocent young children and babies. Many of these political cockroaches are currently in Copenhagen eating caviar, stuffing their faces and getting drunk on the finest wines, courtesy of their Western masters' desires to appropriate control of the Earth's climate for financial exploitation: they should be at home, fully focused on the present day calamities that afflict Africa and demand the most urgent action; like Dandora. And to hell with CO2...

The government of Kenya - and all the criminals in it - should hang their heads in shame and apologise to their people, to Africa and to the Planet. And then they should be sent to live in Dandora for a year or two. Look at what these criminals have allowed to happen... 

Kenya: A New Vision for an Old City's Urban Development

Kenya: A New Vision for an Old City's Urban Development - Walking around New York, one is struck by how old the urban infrastructure is. [AA Urbanisation]