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Packaging Companies Facing Increased Demand in East Africa

 The digital revolution has made a huge splash in Kenya, as it has in most parts of the world. This has led to big changes in the printing industry in East Africa as a consequence. There has been a big emphasis put onto packaging operations instead, as the industry itself has had to contend with increasing demands of late.   “With digital age, there is more market in packaging. The growing middle class in countries like Kenya has increased the demand for fast moving.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th June 2018

'Uber Eats' - The Food Delivery App Now in Kenya

Uber Eats, a food delivery app has been launched in Kenya by Uber. The app claims to reach the vast locality and allows customers to purchase food from various restaurants and have it deliver to their doorstep at an ease.  Amal Devani, General Manager of Uber Eats Kenya said, “We are excited to introduce this revolutionary app to Nairobi, after its huge global success in over 200 cities around the world. It has been custom-built to suit local needs, including the option of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th June 2018

Jubilee Insurance to Launch New App in Tanzania and Uganda

Jubilee Insurance has announced plans to introduce a new medical mobile app, JubiCare in two East African countries, Uganda and Tanzania by the end of this September. The app was officially launched in February and enables clients to access policy data in real time and also locates the underwriter’s medical providers. The app is armed with various features like a health facility finder and navigator, e-health records, pre-authorisation requests, medical card management services.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th June 2018

Tanzania to Generate 7mw for Mafia Island

 The Tanzanian government has finished two preliminary studies to connect electricity to Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean through submarine cable and generate 7 megawatts through thermal, solar, and wind sources.   Ms. Subira Mgalu, Deputy Minister for Energy told the National Assembly that the hybrid power was comparatively cheaper than other sources.   "The hybrid sources will add 7MW. The project will start in June of this year and will complete in seven.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th June 2018

BASF and Mitsubishi boost local presence in East Africa and ignite market competition

In a significant indication of the investment potential of Tanzania, he world’s largest chemical company, BASF Group opened a new office in Dar es Salaam to support planned growth within the country.  BASF sources explained during the opening that their presence in the country will allow them to respond to challenges arising from the competitive conditions in the market, while also extending their reach to more customers. Part of the company’s growth strategy in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th June 2018

Stiegler's Gorge Energy Project in the Works

 The government has vowed to go ahead with its plan to build the 2,100MW Stiegler's Gorge energy generation project.   Subira Mgalu, Minerals deputy minister recapped the government's stance in Parliament during the televised Questions and Answers Session when responding to a question by Kawe legislator Halima Mdee-(Chadema).   In her question, Ms. Mdee sought to know how power generation using natural gas has contributed to meeting energy needs of the country, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th June 2018

Tanzania Mining Commission opens up the mining sector to stimulate growth

In a significant and positive step for Tanzania’s mining sector  process of issuing about 7 000 mineral licences that had been pending after the government placed a ban on new licences in July 2017 has commenced under the leadership of Tanzania's new Mining Commission headed by Minister for Minerals Angellah Kariuki. This step represents the government’s intention to revive the mining industry from last year when a change of  legislation significantly increased.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th June 2018

Capital of Tanzania to establish a New Referral Hospital

A new Regional referral hospital is opening in Nala area in Dodoma. It will be located on the outskirts of the city in order to serve the growing population in Dodoma. The city is growing on a tremendous rate and the current public health facility is finding it difficult to cope with it. Dr. Faustine Ndugulile, chairman of board informed that the hospital masteplan is under development and once it is done the tenders will be invited for the construction project. "The hospital.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th June 2018

Buildexpo Africa - Coming now to Ethiopia

Reputed to be largest event in East Africa of its kind, the show dedicated to the building and construction industry will be held from 21st to 23rd March,2019 in Addis Ababa. Buildexpo has grown in several aspects in 2018 Africa’s most promising economy is opening up to international investors. After a very successful show in Kenya, Buildexpo Africa is on its way to make a similar impact in the Ethiopian construction industry. The event in Nairobi exceeded it's expectations both.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th June 2018

US $37m Gidabo Irrigation Dam in Ethiopia expected to be operational soon

Built to provide access to irrigation for almost 27,043ha of land once complete the construction of the US $37m Gidabo Irrigation Dam in Ethiopia is almost complete and is expected to begin operations in the next few months. The dam will have the capacity to hold 63 million cubic metres of water and stands 21.2m tall The Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC) which is a result of a merger between the Ethiopian Road Construction Corporation, Ethiopian Water Works Construction.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th June 2018

Meshpower Introduces a Solar Mini-Grid to Open Up New Economic Opportunities

 A 4 kW AC/DC solar mini-grid in Gitaraga village, Bugesera District in Eastern Rwanda has been introduced by MeshPower to provide clean energy access to 196 households and 15 businesses, nine of which are operated by women.   The mini-grid will not only improve the standard of living in the community but also offer new economic opportunities and enhance the productivity of businesses in the village, which is currently not served by the national grid.   Victor.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th June 2018

New Standards to Be Introduced By Ethiopia for Small-Scale Solar Home System

 According to the Addis Fortune, the standard was drafted with a joint effort by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Electricity, Ethiopia (MoWIE) Standards Agency and Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.   It was then tabled for discussion to receive comments from stakeholders in a seminar that was held in Adama recently.    The President of Solar Energy Development Association Ethiopia, Dereje Walelgn, believes that the new standard can.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th June 2018



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