27 Jun 2017

2017 Budget: Fashola condemns National Assembly’s name-calling tactic

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed concern over the reaction of the National Assembly to his observations on the 2017 Budget as passed the legislature. Fashola had in a recent interview, complained that the legislators had in approving the budget, reduced funds for some

26 Jun 2017

PPP essential to fixing educational infrastructure -IMANI Ghana

Policy think tank, Imani Centre for Policy Education has in its recent publication outlined measures it believes can help fix the inadequate infrastructure and low standard of Ghana’s education system According to Imani, the June 20 2017 debate in parliament on basic schools with crumbling buildings and the subsequent revelation

16 Jun 2017

New bill proposes public-private partnership schools

Ongoing radical changes in the Education sector could also see the creation of a third category of schools, apart from private and public institutions, if MPs pass a new Bill introduced in the House yesterday. The Basic Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, sponsored by Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa (pictured), seeks to

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09 Jun 2017

Private investment ‘vital’ to energise Africa’s transmission infrastructure, says report

A new World Bank report has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s “under-developed” electricity transmission infrastructure, which it said is “a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals”. The report, ‘Linking Up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa, examines private sector-led investments in transmission globally and looks

08 Jun 2017

ICD signs three MoUs to strengthen collaboration

THE Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group signed three a Memorandum of Understanding in quick succession to strengthen collaboration. The first one was with the City Bank, Bangladesh in order to boost cooperation for fostering private

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08 Jun 2017

IFC finances Mozambique’s first solar plant with $55 million

The 40 MW project, which is being developed by Norwegian developer Scatec along with investment fund KLP Norfund Investments, is the country’s first large-scale solar facility. The International Financial Corporation, a member of the World Bank, has agreed to provide financial support of $55 million for a 40 MW PV

24 May 2017

Stakeholders seek public-private partnership to develop solar energy

Some stakeholders in the agriculture and environment sectors have called for public-private partnerships in efforts to develop solar energy so as to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. They made the call in Abuja last week at the Dialogue Workshop on Low Carbon Growth for Nigeria– Policy Coherence in the interest of

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23 May 2017

City of Windhoek owed N$500 million

The City of Windhoek (CoW) is owed more than N$500 million in unpaid rates and arrears by residents, government institutions and businesses its new CEO, Robert Kahimise, revealed at State House yesterday when he and his team briefed President Hage Geingob on challenges faced and achievements made by CoW over

19 May 2017

MP Mhone questions Malawi-Ethiopian Airlines partnership

Member of Parliament for Nkhata Bay Central, Ralph Mhone, on Thursday questioned the partnership between Malawian Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines describing it as not beneficial to Malawians. Speaking during question time when legislators get responses from government through questions to ministers, Mhone said that there are little or no benefits

19 May 2017

Investment in health is the foundation for sustainable development

At a time of accelerating change, when the news cycle feels more like a cyclone, a historic meeting this weekend could be overlooked. It shouldn’t be. The health ministers of G20 countries are gathering for the first time – a clear indication of the role of health in global development