KPA Regional Maritime Awards 2020 set for May

Kenya Ports Authority’s second East Africa Maritime Awards (EAMA) ceremony is scheduled to take place On May 21, 2021 in Mombasa. The Awards seek to recognize and award notable users of the Port of Mombasa and individual players. Organized in partnerships with the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade), Shippers Council of Eastern Africa (SCEA) and East African Business Council (EABC), EAMA seeks to promote excellence in service delivery and adoption of best practices; appreciate exceptional contribution to the industry and regional economies;…

SUPERIOR HOMES INVESTS KSH15 MILLION TO CURB FLOOD MENACE

Superior Homes Kenya PLC, the developers of Greenpark Estate, have completed the construction of a Ksh15 million flood protection wall to mitigate any water overflow from the Stoni Athi River as was witnessed in 2018 when it affected eight of the houses in the expansive estate. Superior Homes Chief Executive Shiv Arora explained that although the incident in 2018 was not the fault of the developer and has never happened again, they have taken it upon themselves to invest in the wall that will ensure it never happens again. The…

CREDIT BANK RECEIVES BEST SME BANK AND BEST MOBILE BANKING AWARDS

Credit Bank Plc, Kenya’s leading SME bank, has received the ‘Best SME Bank in Kenya’ and ‘Best Mobile Banking in Kenya’ awards from International Business Magazine. The International Business Magazine Awards recognize the best in class achievements pertaining to global leaders and corporates across varied spheres in the International Business and Finance Arena. The judging process, led by subject matter experts, involves a meticulous look into the institution’s talent, leadership skills, service quality, and capability among other things. “The two awards by International Business Magazine Awards reflects Credit Bank’s unparalleled…

Medbook Africa: Created and Tailored to Satisfy Clients’ Needs

Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more. Many factors influence health status and a country’s ability to provide quality health services for its people. Therefore, we can say, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Good health is definitely the most important thing for everyone. If we are healthy, we can concentrate on our work, feel energetic and happy. … If we are fit and healthy, we can enjoy our life to the fullest and…

Mozambique President Named Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year” for 2020

Africa Oil & Power will present H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, with highest honors at the Mozambique Gas & Power 2021 event. H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has been selected as Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Africa Oil & Power. This prestigious award is presented to exceptional individuals who display true leadership and innovative thinking in steering their countries or organizations to the forefront of the global energy sector. President Nyusi has been at the helm of Mozambique’s energy sector during its…

Harambee Sacco to finance up to 600 units by 2025 at a cost of Sh2.4 billion

The first Sacco in the country to be licensed to offer mortgage facilities from the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC), Harambee Sacco projects that by 2025, the Sacco will have financed up to 600 units at a cost of Sh2.4 billion. KMRC lisence allowed Harambee Sacco to unveil two mortgage products; the Harambee Home Loan and the Harambee Jenga Loan. Harambee Home loan enables its members to purchase readily built houses while for Harambee Jenga loan, the borrowers are facilitated to build a house on their own parcels of land…

KPA drives for a superior Terminal Operating System 

KPA Members of the Project Implementation Team (PIT) of the new Terminal Operations System (TOS), under the leadership of Ms. Evelyn Mwamure, Manager TOS & Operations Projects, are working on smart strategies for implementation of the new system and its optimization in port operations. The expected system will be more advanced when compared to the current Kilindini Waterfront Automated Terminal Operation System (KWATOS) and will be a formidable game changer of port business through enhanced efficiency and productivity in port operations, documentation and seamless interface with relevant port community systems.…

TikTok Launches Global Transparency Report for H1 2020

TikTok released its global Transparency Report for the first six months of 2020. This report provides insight into content removed from TikTok for violating its Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. It also shows how TikTok responded to copyright content take-down requests, law enforcement, and government agencies. As the home for entertainment, self-expression, and connection for hundreds of millions of people around the world, TikTok wants everyone to feel welcome on the platform. There is no higher priority than promoting a safe app experience that fosters a sense of belonging and joy…

Kenya to accelerate the adoption of circular economy

Members of the private sector were challenged during the Circular Economy Conference hosted by Sustainable Inclusive Business to champion and accelerate efforts towards a circular economy by evaluating investment opportunities with a view of maximizing limited resources in the country, while the government is encouraged to develop a solid legal framework that will support the adoption of sustainable business practices. The virtual conference aimed to create a mind shift of the private and public sector to speed up the transition to a circular economy. Speaking during the 6th Annual Circular Economy Conference,…

Illicit Gold Trade Thrives with Impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

New report exposes how known traders and exporters are circumventing legal channels and pocketing massive profits from smuggled artisanal DRC gold. IMPACT’s (https://IMPACTTransform.org/en/) newest report reveals how the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) illicit gold trade continues to thrive despite efforts to clean up the sector. Traders and exporters who are legally registered in the DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda are operating without apparent fear of sanction, even after being publicly named by the United Nations and international organizations year after year as contributing to the illicit trade of artisanal DRC…