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IFAD to assist Tanzanian farmers in increasing productivity and gaining market access in order to secure food security.

As part of its COVID-19 response in Tanzania, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is seeking funds in the amount of US$882,841. The assistance, which will be provided through the Rural Poor Stimulus Facility (RPSF), would benefit 6,240 vulnerable small-scale farmers in rural Tanzania. The IFAD award will assist farmers in gaining access to inputs, establishing market connections, and gaining access to agricultural and market information in order to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 29th December 2021

Kenya's horticulture export revenues increased significantly over the last 11 months.

Kenya's horticulture export revenues increased by 6.4 percent to Ksh 8.7 billion (US$77 million) in the 11 months to November 2021, owing to increased demand for Kenyan produce on the global market as export destinations continue to relax in Covid-19 stipulations. Kenya earned Ksh145.4 billion (US$1.29 billion) for the period under review, up from Ksh136.7 billion (US$1.2 billion) the previous year, according to the Horticultural Crops Directorate. Despite the fact that.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 29th December 2021

Uber Partners with Opibus to Offer Electric Motorcycles in Kenya

Uber Kenya has revealed fresh ambitions to include electric motorbikes in its ridesharing service. To do this, the startup located in the United States is collaborating with electric car manufacturer Opibus. However, no timetable was provided for when the corporation plans to implement this initiative. However, the need for cleaner transportation, particularly in Kenya's expansive metropolitan centres, has increased dramatically in recent years. However, both Uber and Opibus plan.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th December 2021

Kenya Power intends to set up electric vehicle charging stations in malls, highways

KPLC stated ambitions to expand its presence in the electric car industry by constructing statewide charging stations and fighting for lower import taxes on non-fuel-powered vehicles. The power distributor announced that it will establish a network of public electric car charging stations, so eliminating one of Kenya's major impediments to electric vehicle adoption. It is also negotiating with the state to reduce taxes on electric vehicles and charging station equipment in order.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th December 2021

Africa is showing an increasing interest in the manufacture of engineered wood products.

Africa will be one of the world's greatest marketplaces by 2050, with a population exceeding that of China. The construction of a continental free trade zone is well underway. Africa's population will grow to include a sizable middle class with a growing hunger for consumer goods. These trends present opportunities for investment and expansion in the forest and wood products industries. Tanzania is a promising country, and Margules Groome is eager to contribute to the expansion of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th December 2021

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CONSTRUCTION FINANCING IN THE INDUSTRY FOR TANZANIA

Tanzania's quick surge in building activity is undoubtedly a great sight to see as the country's infrastructural development has expanded. Tanzania's building industry has experienced rapid expansion in the last six months, which has had a knock-on impact on the average person. In a news conference, Deputy Minister for Works, Transport, and Communication, Elias Kwandikwa, stated that increased construction finance has a direct and indirect influence on ordinary.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th December 2021

Tanzania's New Mining Equipment Cuts Production Costs

THE STATE MINING Organization (STAMICO) has purchased trucks and machineries worth 1.8 billion/- for drilling and exploring services in an effort to avoid leasing such equipment, which was costing the corporation millions of shillings. Professor Simon Msanjila, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Minerals, stated following the formal inauguration of the brand new machines that the new invention sought to increase the corporation's productivity while also lowering production.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 24th December 2021

Tanzania's Recovery Gathers Pace With Increase In Exports

The economic recovery is gaining momentum as Tanzania has recorded an increase in exports of goods and services, as well as the provision of loans to finance economic activities by the private sector.  According to the Bank of Tanzania's monthly economic review, exports of goods and services amounted to $9.56 billion in the year to October 31, 2021, higher than the $8.63 billion in the corresponding period in 2020. This was driven by a rise in exports of manufactured.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 12th January 2022

Tanzania Inaugurates Phase 1 of Egypt's $35 Million Elsewedy Industrial Complex

Tanzanian President Samia Hassan inaugurated the 1st phase of Egypt's Elsewedy Industrial Complex in Tanzania, which includes investments totalling $35 million, Elsewedy Electric said in a statement on 6th Dec 2021. The president, accompanied with Egyptian and Tanzanian key officials, also laid the foundation stone of the Egyptian Industrial City (EIC) in the Kigamboni district of Dar Es Salaam. Built on 120,100 square metres, the Elsewedy Industrial Complex comprises.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 12th January 2022

KenGen to Take Over Garissa Solar Plant

Power Producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) will manage the Sh13. 5 billion Garissa solar power plant built by the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC).  The 54.6 MW plant, located 15km from Garissa Town, was commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the year 2019 and is the latest initiative to cut the country's reliance on expensive thermal power. Energy Principal Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa said KenGen will manage the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th January 2022

Five African Countries Shine a Light on Renewables As They Deliver Powerful Investment Pitches at the Africa Energy Marketplace

Five African countries presented their investment cases at the recent Africa Energy Marketplace, which brought together governments, the private sector and development partners, to highlight strategic projects and key energy sector reforms. The countries" pitches also emphasized the scale of renewable resources among their key priorities. The theme of the 5th African Energy Marketplace, held virtually between 26 and 29 October 2021, was identifying opportunities across the energy.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th January 2022

KENYA: Gitson Energy Wins Case for Its 300 MW Wind Project in Bubisa

Good news for Gitson Energy. The Kenyan diaspora-owned company is getting a favourable ruling after 5 years of legal proceedings over the construction of a 300 MW wind farm in Bubisa, a community in Marsabit County. Kenya’s High Court ordered the Ministry of Energy and the industry regulator, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), to include the 300 MW wind farm in its list of approved power projects. The clean energy project was approved in year 2010, with the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 17th December 2021



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