Isaac Twumasi Quantus's Blog – October 2011 Archive (4)

Lafarge WAPCO Begins Rail Distribution of Cement

In partnership with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Cement Manufacturing Company, Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, has commenced transportation of cement from its Ewekoro Plant by rail to its customers nationwide. Lafarge WAPCO is the only cement company connected by rail in Nigeria.

The partnership, which would ensure faster and regular supply of the company’s products (Elephant and Supaset cement) to the target customers, would see NRC moving about 2,000 tonnes of cement…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on October 19, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

Financing renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa important topic during COP 17

To define what a government should do in order to attract renewable energy investments is no easy task. In the Sub-Saharan Africa, home to some of the poorest nations in the world, this question becomes even more complex. One thing is clear though: the mobilization of private capital will be crucial in this process, even though investments in infrastructure such as energy have traditionally been carried out by governments.



This is one of the questions that the United Nations…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on October 11, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Regulating energy efficiency tax incentives

Gobally governments influence energy and climate change policy by either taxing the excessive use of energy, or granting tax rebates on reduced energy demand. Locally the South African government has followed suit by offering tax rebates using section 12i, the Industrial Policy Project Investment incentive for manufacturing-related projects with a 10% energy demand reduction component, and more recently the proposed 12L ‘Regulations on the allowance for energy efficiency savings’. Both these… Continue

Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on October 6, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

PPC acquires Quarries of Botswana for US$6.8 million

As part of its southern Africa expansion strategy, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has acquired three aggregate quarries from Quarries of Botswana.

The 50 million Pula (US$6.8 million) acquisition is part of the cement giant’s expanding footprint and will make PPC’s Aggregates division the largest aggregate producer in Botswana.

New quarries in Gaborone, Francistown and Selebi-Phikwe, will expand PPC’s existing portfolio in Botswana to meet the local market demand for aggregates,…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on October 5, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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