Africa Utilities 

CDD condemns hike in electrical power tariff, Fuel rate

The Centre for Democracy and Advancement (CDD) has actually asked the federal government to reverse the walking in fuel rate and electrical power tariffs. In a press statement launched on Sunday, the group decried the timing of the hike, saying most Nigerians are yet to recuperate from the negative results of the Coronavirus pandemic. The statement signed by Director of the CDD, Idayat Hassan, stated “in Nigeria, government has not only decreased to offering citizens the helping hand in this moment of recession, it is intensifying their predicament by raising…

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Africa Financial Services Government 

THOUGH POLICIES: IMF, World Bank take over Nigeria’s economy •More pains ahead for Nigerians

Although this seems a difficult period for Nigerians, On Sunday investigations have, however, revealed that it  could actually be a signal to the beginning of more unbearable pains in the form of economic policies as the Federal  Government continues to implement the stringent conditions of its international creditors. It was reported in May that tougher times awaited Nigerians following the commitment of the Federal  Government to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank over loan facilities secured from the Breton Wood institutions and other foreign creditors, which appear…

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Utilities 

Ian McRae, Who Brought Electricity to Black South Africa, Dies at 90

Ian Campbell McRae was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Germiston in the East Rand region just east of Johannesburg. He was a grandson of a railroad engineer who had immigrated from Scotland. His father, George, was a fitter who built and repaired machinery for the Victoria Falls Power Company, the same type of job that Ian would take as an apprentice for Eskom. His mother, Netta McRae, was a homemaker. After earning a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in 1953, Mr. McRae…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Coronavirus cases in Ghana explode, lockdown extended – P.M. News

Confirmed cases for coronavirus in Ghana have shot up by 65, bringing the total to 378, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo. In his sixth national address since the outbreak in the country, Akufo-Addo said there was one more recovery. This increases recovered patients to four. However, six persons have died. Because of the rising cases of the virus, President Akufo-Addo has extended the lockdown period by another week. The president said evidence from the ground suggested that the lockdown, which began on March 30, had worked well. “It is important…

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Covid19 Europe 

Portugal suspends water, electricity shutoffs and releases some prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Portugal’s parliament temporarily suspended electricity, water and gas shutoffs and granted partial pardon to some of its prisoners on Wednesday as the country moved to contain the economic and social damage of the coronavirus outbreak.   Until a month after the end of the state of emergency, called on March 18 to prevent the spread of coronavirus and extended last week to at least April 17, electricity, water, and gas cannot be shut off, easing pressure on Portuguese families struggling to pay their bills. Government data shows over 4,000 people…

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