Isaac Twumasi Quantus's Blog – September 2011 Archive (5)

German pavilion to market renewable energy know-how & products at Africa Energy Indaba 2012

The German Ministry of Economics and Technology will provide a German pavilion to specifically promote the participation of German companies in the Africa Energy Indaba 2012.

The German pavilion will include a large official information stand which is usually staffed by consultants contracted by the German government as well as stands of participating German companies from which German renewable energy know-how and products will be marketed.

However, the German pavilion will…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Regional Programme to Enhance Pastoralism Endorsed

At the end of a two-day regional workshop on livestock development and drought preparedness held in Djibouti, technical experts and development partners have endorsed a programme that would enhance livelihoods of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

The IGAD Member States also agreed on a timeframe to finalize the study document and the programme’s implementation modalities

In their recommendations, the participants also called on…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Support to Gabes-Ras Jdir Highway and Tunisian SMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Tunisian government, on 19 September 2011, signed two loan agreements totaling 340 million dinars. Both loans will finances projects/programs in conformity with Tunisia’s new focus on inclusive growth.

The first €137,340  (268 million TND), will finance the construction of the Medenine-Jdir Highway. The project will help to create about 2,000 direct jobs during the construction phase. In the medium-term, the project should…


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Cement: Dangote, Cameroon Kick-off $700m Deal

The Republic of Cameroon and Dangote Group Monday signed a $115 million Invest-ment Agreement for the construction of a composite cement production plant, which will result in the production of 1.5 million metric tonnes of cement in Douala, Cameroon annually.

The $115 million agreement, which the company described as the first tranche of a $700 million long term investment projection in Cameroon’s various real sector arms, was signed by President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko…


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Electricity generation from Renewable Energy

Will Africa have the power it needs in the future? Will Africa have the technology it needs to supply adequate power? Will reliable electricity become an unaffordable luxury for low-income Africans?

In the last few years, utility bills have risen many times in most African countries. The rising cost of fuel combined with the rising cost of building new generation mean that electric rates will continue increase in Africa.

In the present world trend of increasing importance…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 19, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

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