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Ethiopia is 5th leading investor in Renewable energy in Africa

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Ethiopia is the 5th major investor in renewable energy in Africa at US $ 100 million, according to the Renewable, Global Status Report, according to Capital. South Africa leads in renewable energy investment followed by Morocco, the second major renewable energy investor at US$ 2 billion.

Kenya comes to third position with investments worth US $ 357 million and Uganda at US $ 134 million is fourth.

Ethiopia has more than half a million solar lighting systems and more than four million installed clean cooking stoves, making the nation among the top five in Africa when it comes to utilizing these technologies, according to the report.

Several African nations have augmented their policy commitment in the energy sector during 2015 and that has continued with all renewable power generating technologies being set up across the continent.

Readmore..... Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:46

Ugandan contractors to play a role in construction of Standard Gauge Railway

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Uganda contractors have a reason to smile after the minister of Works and Transport Monica Azuba announced that they will be participating in the proposed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project.

According to Azuba she expects all the local content strategy to be used so that they can create more opportunities for them.

Readmore..... Friday, 27 January 2017 11:21

Waste –to- energy plant launched in South Africa

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The New Horizons Energy Waste –to- energy plant, to be launched in Athlone by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, will manufacture bio-methane and carbon dioxide by the middle of the year.

It is anticipated to generate 80 full-time jobs and numerous hundred indirectly, and will guzzle 500t of waste daily – approximately 10% of Cape Town’s total.

Readmore..... Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:17

Nairobi County to unveil project in response to housing crisis

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Nairobi residents are set to benefit from a housing project to be rolled out by the county government to ease the city’s housing problems.

Speaking during Mashujaa Day celebrations marked at the Starehe Grounds, Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi said the county will build 100,000 housing units starting November to accommodate approximately 650,000 residents.

Dr Ayisi said the project will cost Sh 3billion.

Readmore..... Monday, 31 October 2016 12:01

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