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ADB boosts electricity connections with US$100million fund

Approximately 87,500 no-pole customers to be connected to the electricity grid Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda government has secured $100milion funding from the African Development Bank to switch-on some of the long-pending new electricity connection applicants under the Umeme electricity distribution footprint. Commissioned in Waibuga Sub County in …

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African Development Bank launches new Transaction Guarantee to support SMEs and trade in Africa

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | THE INDEPENDENT |   The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Financial Sector Development’s Trade Finance operations, has launched a Transaction Guarantee instrument designed to provide up to 100% cover for non-payment risk to regional and international banks, for trade transactions initiated by local banks in Africa. The …

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KCCA earmarks UGX9 billion to deal with potholes in Kampala

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has set aside Shillings 9 billion to patch potholes on different city roads. The money comes from the Authority Budget for 2020/2021 for infrastructure works in Kampala, which includes road construction.  The Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi told journalists at the …

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ADB: African economy to rebound in 2017

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Africa’s economic growth is expected to dip this year before rebounding in 2017 to remain the world’s second fastest growing region after east Asia, the African Development Bank said Thursday. Africa’s growth in Gross Domestic Product is expected to fall to 1.9 percent this year …

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