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Tanzania ‘Seeking to Manufacture Plastic Bags…invest in Recycling Plant’

Tanzania ‘Seeking to Manufacture Plastic Bags…invest in Recycling Plant’

New plastic bag manufacturing factories in the country will have to install recycling facilities as the government moves to curb environmental degradation, the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) has announced. NEMC Coordinator for the Eastern Zone Jaffar Chimgege, speaking here over the weekend, said: “As a country, we face a serious challenge when it comes […]

Abuse at NRZ: Sits on $150m real estate: Asset register in shambles

Abuse at NRZ: Sits on $150m real estate: Asset register in shambles

THE rundown National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is sitting on countrywide real estate estimated to be worth more than $150 million, with the potential to raise at least $5 million in rentals monthly. According to information The Chronicle has pieced together in an in-depth investigation, the countrywide properties include guest houses in the country’s low […]

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

The names of places such as Kibuli, Kitintale, Kansanga, Kamwokya, Kawempe and Katanga are famous in Kampala because of the low cost houses in these areas built to accommodate majority of the middle income earners in the city and some parts of these areas are fast developing into slums. The United Nations (UN) defines a […]

Ebonyi State Governor Orders Arrest of Contractor for Poor Construction of N200 Million Road

Ebonyi State Governor Orders Arrest of Contractor for Poor Construction of N200 Million Road

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the arrest of a contractor for failing to execute a road project according to specifications after collecting N200 million mobilisation fee. Mr. Umahi gave the order on Thursday at Okposi-Umuoghara while inspecting the Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji road project in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state. The […]

Contradictions of Africa’s Development Agenda

Contradictions of Africa’s Development Agenda

This story starts at a golf club in Nigeria. My former schoolmate and sometimes golf buddy started it. He sent a message to our chat group remarking how a well-to-do golfer’s arrival at the clubhouse had turned heads. Now when golfers turn heads at your arrival it means you must have turned up in serious […]

President John Magufuli Has Tied His Legacy to Infrastructures

President John Magufuli Has Tied His Legacy to Infrastructures

While launching the Dar es Salaam-Morogoro SGR line project, on the day Tanzanians remembered the passing of its former prime ministers, Edward Moringe Sokoine who perished in a road accident in 1984, President John Magufuli left no doubt, once again as to where his vision of the future of the country lies. Sokoine lived and […]

President John Magufuli Launches Modern Railway Project in Tanzania

President John Magufuli Launches Modern Railway Project in Tanzania

President John Magufuli has laid a foundation stone for the new 300km Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro. During the event held Wednesday in Pugu, a few kilometres west of Dar es Salaam City, the President said the project will create 600,000 employment opportunities, stimulate trade relations within Tanzania and with […]

Cement Production Transforming Ethiopia’s Construction Sector

Cement Production Transforming Ethiopia’s Construction Sector

The construction industry is booming in Ethiopia. Years ago, the country had been importing cement at huge costs for its developmental projects. In 2010/11 the country imported 0.3 million tonnes cement by spending millions of USD. However, owing to the growing numbers of cement factories, these days, the country has begun exporting beyond meeting local […]

World Bank President Jets in to Kickoff Ubungo Intersection Construction

World Bank President Jets in to Kickoff Ubungo Intersection Construction

THE World Bank (WB) Group President, Dr Jim Yong Kim, is expected to arrive in the country today for a three-day official visit, in which he will hold talks with President John Magufuli on robust development projects that are expected to be funded by WB. During his visit, Dr Kim will meet Dr Magufuli to […]

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

The first part of this investigative piece done by The Standard in partnership with the Information for Development Trust (IDT) published last Sunday revisited the alleged Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) corruption scandal in which the state institution acquired 40 graders at a cost of more than $8 million without going to tender, providing yet […]

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