Friday, August 12, 2016

Another world is indeed possible, says PACJA

The Pan African climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has again brought the world’s attention to Africa as thousands of movements from across the globe gathered in Montreal, Canada in the ongoing World Social Forum (FSM2016) holding from August 9-14, 2016. The 2016 Forum is with an overarching theme “Another World Is Possible.”
The goal of the WSF 2016 is to gather tens of thousands of people from groups in civil society, organizations and social movements who want to build a sustainable and inclusive world, where every person and every people has its place and can make its voice heard.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kenya’s only superhighway losing its environmental spark

By David Njagi

NAIROBI, Kenya (PAMACC News) - At the Githurai open air market in Kiambu County, Kenya, women occasionally swap gossip as they trade away their fresh produce wares.  

Suddenly the afternoon calm is torn by a sharp cry that sets the women upon a galloping villain. The cow had sneaked into one of the women’s stand and helped itself to mouthfuls of fresh tomatoes.

Cornered for its folly, it cleverly escapes to join a herd which is combing for leftovers at a nearby landfill.

Cameroon to notify Nigeria before releasing excess water, Minister says

By Tosin Kolade

Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cameroonian Government to boost water resources management and notify the country before releasing excess water from its dam.

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, said this was to prevent a repeat of the 2012 flood in the country.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Using open data to achieve SDGs

By Greg Odogwu

The Women Environmental Programme (WEP), a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organization established in 1997 by a group of grassroots women in Nigeria, made history by training about twenty five Nigerian youths on data collection for the purpose of monitoring developmental governance.

The training of data collectors was done under the project “Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Local Government, Through Open Data Collection in Three Area Councils of FCT, Nigeria”.

Households from Pastoralists Counties in Kenya to Benefit from a Sh7.7 billion

By Nabongo Kwach

A total of 93,000 households from pastoralist counties in Kenya are set to benefit from a Sh7.7 billion World Bank project.

The is after Government on Sunday launched its component of the Sh19.1 billion (US$197 million) Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (RPLRP).

Ghana’s development under siege of unbridled land grabbing

By Koffi Adu Domfeh

KUMASI, Ghana (PAMACC News) - It took an industrial action by workers of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently to get their concerns of land sales and encroachment partly addressed by the government.
Domestic flights had to be grounded as part of the agitations before a compromise was reached for the GCAA to have 153 acres of the demanded 640 acres of land released.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Nigeria restates commitment to providing regular and potable water by 2030

Eng. Suleiman Adamu during an interview session with PAMACC News
DAR ES SALAAM (PAMACC News) - Nigeria's Minister of Water Resources, Eng. Suleiman Adamu has restated Federal Governments’ commitment towards increasing access to potable water for all Nigerians by 2030.

Adamu said this in an interview with PAMACC News at the recently concluded Africa water Week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

He said that without universal access to safe water and sanitation, poverty and inequality cannot be eradicated in any country.

``We are working to ensure that all Nigerians have access to potable water by 2030 through urban water sector reform programme.”