SkyscraperCity banner

1 - 20 of 48 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
37,964 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Taita-Taveta County
Kenya

Projects and Developments

Welcome to the Taita-Taveta County thread.
This thread consists of news, images, video and discussion relating to developments in the Taita-Taveta County area.

Area: 17,084km²

Capital: Voi

Population: 284,657


 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
37,964 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Ministry to Launch Voi Mining Project
The Star
16 October 2013​
The Mining ministry will launch a mineral value addition project in Voi. The project is aimed to ensure maximum benefits from the natural resources in Taita Taveta.

Mining Secretary Najib Balala said the ministry wants to streamline artisan mining of gemstones in Voi. "We want to regulate the artisan miners as well as support the small scale miners," he said.

Balala was speaking after the Eid-ul-Hajj prayers at the Serani Sportsground in Mombasa yesterday. He said a two-day workshop in Voi to educate the miners and seek the way forward will soon be held in Voi.

The ministry aims to attract mining investors during the international mining, business and investment conference to be held in Nairobi on Thursday.

Balala said a mining Bill that seeks to regulate the industry and ensure locals benefit from it will soon be approved.

"If we have these minerals in this country, we must benefit as a nation. The people of Kenya must see a difference in their lives from this sector," he said.

He said the mining sector should be an alternative source of funding for the government for socio-economic development of the country.

"We therefore want the investors to appreciate that for a long time Kenya has been very low in terms of charges of royalties. Now we have revised it upwards for the benefit of the people so that people can benefit from this resource," he said.

Meanwhile, he said by the end of the month, the ministry will roll out simple and transparent licensing procedures for the mining sector.

"We want to use a web portal so that it can be internet based so that people can be able to come and apply without getting in touch with any human being so that we avoid corruption in the sector," Balala said.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
37,964 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Taita Taveta roads project contractor to be unveiled
Standard Media
22 November 2013​
Infrastructure Principal Secretary, John Mosonik, is expected to tour Taita Taveta next week to unveil the winning contractor for the Voi–Taveta road project that links Kenya to Tanzania.

Speaking in Mombasa, Taita Taveta County Executive in charge of Transport, Alexander Kubo Mwangeka, said that procurement process for the tarmacking of the 90 kilometres road stretch has been finalised. “We are upbeat as we await the Principal Secretary to visit the county and unveil the road contractor before work starts,” Mwangeka said.

In July this year, the government signed a Sh9.8 billion loan with the African Development Bank to finance the construction of the Voi–Taveta road. The credit facility would be repaid over a period of 40 years.

Under the agreement, the grace period for repayment is 10 years and would attracts one per cent interest rate. Taita Taveta County governor, Eng John Mruttu said the country’s other road projects would also soon be commissioned.
 

·
thenairobidude
Joined
·
3,425 Posts
Mining school to be launched

The Star

Plans are underway to make Taita Taveta University College the first ever model institution for mining in Kenya, Mining Secretary Najib Balala has said.

Addressing students at the institution on Monday, Balala said his ministry and the university will form a technical team to spearhead the process.

Balala said Kenya will carry out an airborne survey of its minerals and come up with a geo data centre to help market the mineral resources in the international markets.

Balala said that the government will give priority in the setting up of a mineral smelting plant in the County.

“We want the cost of electricity in Kenya to reduce by 40 per cent by the year 2016.The reduction will spur industrialisation in the country,” revealed Balala.

He challenged the Taita Taveta County government to work closely with Kitui County government so that they can tap into the coal mining so that it can assist in providing energy for the smelting plant that will be set up in Taita Taveta.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,136 Posts
MY LORD!!!!kwani its other counties looking FLAWLESS1!!!!Yet the nairobi county capital of kenya aint getting any facelift...kidero????????kwani what..fine..there is no need of complaining yet nothing will be done nor change...back to taita taveta..looking DOPE!!!!!:) :):)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,924 Posts
Based on population and logistics, Nairobi should have been divided into 4 counties. We would be seeing better results. As it is, it is too large for centralized administration.
 

·
ici maintenant & toujours
Joined
·
1,654 Posts
Based on population and logistics, Nairobi should have been divided into 4 counties. We would be seeing better results. As it is, it is too large for centralized administration.
I get your point, but my view is that even if you have 4 "governors" with the same mindset, it does not matter how you divide it, you will get the same shitty result (pardon my french). I am tired of the mantra that devolution is being fought yet there is nothing tangible being seen on the ground in most counties. When it comes to them implementing all manner of allowances (car and house loans/grants) it happens at the speed of light...
 

·
thenairobidude
Joined
·
3,425 Posts
Taita Taveta county to spend Sh20m on street lighting in Voi and Mwatate

The Star

THE Taita Taveta government has launched a Sh20 million lighting project in major towns.

Speaking at Voi, Mwatate and Taveta during the launch of the project on Tuesday, Governor John Mruttu said it will ensure the county achieves a 24-hour economy.

Mruttu said the project will improve security and give businesspeople an opportunity to conduct their businesses without fear.

We want to run a 24-hour economy. We want to make this county a friendly place for businesspeople so that more jobs can be created for our people,” Mrutuu said.

He said the solar-powered lights will be erected in Voi, Mwatate and Taveta towns, which have never been lighted since independence.

Mruttu said Nginu Power Ltd contractors will undertake the lighting project. He said the project will reduce the crime that has been on the rise in Voi town.

Mruttu was accompanied by Infrastructure executive Alexander Mwangeka, Health Executive Gifton Mkaya, Livestock executive Vincent Masawi, Kaloleni ward representative Omar Ahmed, Mbololo ward representative Godfrey Mwambi and Mwatate ward representative Arresmus Mwarabu.

Mwangeka said he will seek a supplementary budget to increase funding for the project in order to ensure that the programme is expanded to incorporate all markets in the towns.

By the end of this year, we want to ensure our towns are lit. The contractor will also employ our youth as he undertakes the project,” said Mwangeka.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,473 Posts
Devolution At Work


Examining the Integra 400 blood chemistry machine. From left, Alice Juma, Lancet technical supervisor, Joeffry Kalema, Moi Referral Hospital head technologist and Jimmy Eggers, WWC special projects manager


By ALLY JAMAH Taita-Taveta, Kenya: For thousands of residents of the expansive Taita-Taveta County, getting healthcare in public facilities has always been a nightmare partly due to absence of laboratory services. Rundown public labs could only handle a few basic diseases. The high number of patients in the county relied on small private labs, which also couldn’t conduct even routine tests such as for heart attack, diabetes, cancers and bacterial infections. They lacked proper equipment, and charged highly for tests such that many poor patients could not afford their services. Patients would be forced by circumstances to undertake inconvenient and expensive journeys to Nairobi and Mombasa, hundreds of kilometres away, to get the lab services. But now, patients in the county can breath a sigh of relief as the main lab at Moi County Referral Hospital, Voi, one of the largest and busiest facilities in the county, has received a major upgrading and been equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to a unique public-private partnership (PPP).

Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/thecounties/article/2000108807/hospital-lab-with-subsidised-charges-eases-pain-of-taita-taveta-patients
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
10,478 Posts
Upgrade of Mwatate-Taveta road to begin


Tarmacking of the 90km Mwatate-Taveta road that also serves as an international highway linking Kenya and Tanzania is expected to start in June. According to the Taita Taveta County Executive in charge of public works and Infrastructure, Alexander Mwangeka, the contractor, China Road Construction Company is already on site and is currently mobilising heavy duty machinery equipment to be used in tarmacking and general road upgrade works. “The contractor is expected to take 36 months to construct the road. He has, however, indicated his willingness to take only 28 months instead on the section that will run from Mwatate town all the way to Taveta border town at the Customs offices,” Mwangeka said
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000109903/upgrade-of-mwatate-taveta-road-to-begin
 

·
thenairobidude
Joined
·
3,425 Posts
County Headquarters and a Modern City

Daily Nation

Leaders from Taita Taveta have finally settled on Mgeno in Mwatate as the county headquarters.

The leaders converged at the proposed Mgeno City site and officially launched it ending a protracted wrangle over where the county headquarters should be.

MPs and members of the County Assembly were unanimous in their support for the project.

Governor John Mruttu presided over the ground breaking ceremony.

Wudanyi MP Thomas Mwadeghu has been opposed to the site arguing that he had not been consulted over the matter.

The County Government has identified 2000 acres of land at Mgeno grazing reserve where the County Headquarters and a modern city will be built.

The ground breaking ceremony will be conducted on April 25 2014 on existing 20 acre peace of land at Mgeno.

Public participation meetings will be conducted to for approval and proposals in 30 days from today.

Proposed Mgeno City site (red marker)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,136 Posts
Nice find African,but i hope they settle the land issue,once and for all!we have seen how projects are derailed by the land matter!.well let''s wait for the renders os the modern city.thank you african
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,486 Posts
Great development any videos on the ground breaking ceremony?

The new city will sure attract thousands or millions yearly to see the famous Tsavo and Amboseli national parks( Or is that in Narok?)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,136 Posts
Great development any videos on the ground breaking ceremony?

The new city will sure attract thousands or millions yearly to see the famous Tsavo and Amboseli national parks( Or is that in Narok?)
Narok is on the rift valley while taita taveta is at the coast region,it will be surroundded by amboseli and Tsavo national parks!and i bet from there,you can see Mt.Kilimanjaro very well:)
 
1 - 20 of 48 Posts
Top