Government 

“Let’s engage every single voter to secure victory”- Asenso-Boakye To Bantama campaign team

The New Patriotic Celebration (NPP) on Friday, August 28, 2020 inaugurated its project group in the Bantama constituency, Ashanti region to lead its agenda targeted at making the most of votes in the December 7 basic elections. The celebration says it is focusing on gathering a tremendous 95% of popular votes in the constituency. The team, which is co-chaired by the parliamentary prospect and constituency chairman has the goal of making sure that the party wins the governmental election to retain Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in office. Speaking at the…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Kenya Airways Suspends Operations in 8 African Countries, Blames COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ) has suspended operations in eight African routes, after experiencing a deep downturn, which it attributes to the COVID19 Pandemic. In a statement to newsrooms, KQ said that the drastic decline in revenues has had a debilitating effect on the airline’s ability to continue operations. “The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that air travel will most likely take 2-3 years to recover to 2019 levels,” said KQ. Among the routes that have been suspended include Nairobi – Luanda,…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

World Bank approves $114.3m grant for Nigeria to boost COVID-19 response

The World Bank Board of Directors, on Friday, approved a $114.28 million financing package to help Nigeria effectively respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 to the country’s economy. The grant includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility to prevent, detect and respond to the threat with a specific focus on state level responses. Through the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (CoPREP), the World Bank said the Nigerian government would provide grants to the 36 states and the Federal…

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Utilities 

Improving the resilience of water and sanitation services in Kenya by partnering with the private sector

The COVID-19 outbreak led to an increased demand for safe water due to frequent handwashing and people staying at home. But water and sanitation micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are struggling to survive, as they face revenue loss and increased costs to cater for the higher demand. This situation puts access to safe water for 48-million Kenyans served by utilities and private MSMEs in peri urban and rural areas at risk. Our survey of a group of Kenyan water and sanitation enterprises in April 2020 revealed that these MSMEs…

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Advertising Africa Government Healthcare 

To support Health Workers in Nigeria, Desmond Elliot Partners Giving.Ng on Crowdfunding Campaign

Award-winning actor, Desmond Elliot, has partnered with a reputable crowdfunding platform, Giving.Ng to lend his voice to support Health workers across the country. Desmond, who is also a member of the Lagos State house of Assembly, shared a video on his Instagram page stating that there is a need for those taking care of the sick to also be taken care of. Giving.Ng announced a crowdfunding campaign to support Health workers in the front-line of the coronavirus pandemic a few weeks ago. The fund was set up to help take…

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