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Water in Rwanda
  • The Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project will be AfDB’s first private sector operation in landlocked Rwanda.
  • The initiative covers the installation of a new water treatment plant, the building new wells and rehabilitating existing ones.
  • It is also providing pipelines, storage reservoirs, pumping stations and water points in various parts of Kigali city.

The African Development Bank (AfDB)-backed water distribution project in Kigali, Rwanda, will benefit about 500,000 people. Rwanda, along with various development partners and agencies, has prioritised investments in water infrastructure and implemented reforms to enhance access to safe and reliable water sources.

Currently, water supply in Kigali is managed by the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC). The entity is a public utility responsible for water production, treatment, and distribution. WASAC has been working to expand and upgrade the water supply infrastructure to meet the growing demand in the city.

Kigali yet to offer universal water

President Kagame addresses the official opening of the CHOGM 2022
  • In renewing the commitments to end Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by 2030, Commonwealth heads pledged over $4 billion
  • Heads recognised that global financial support to halt and reverse biodiversity loss in the ocean and on land remains insufficient
  • Dedicating a 'living land' in respective countries would reinforce commitment to keep the rise in global average temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels

The week-long Rwanda-hosted Commonwealth Wealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 (CHOGM) came to a close in Kigali on June 25, 2022.

The summit which is held every two years - last held in 2018 in the UK due to the pandemic - was themed “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating and Transforming”, the first post COVID-19.

The summit was attended by over 50 heads of government and joined by business, philanthropy, royal and civil society leaders to reaffirm shared values and agree on actions

Gabon and Togo admitted into Commonwealth group of nations

Commonwealth along racial lines, but the body managed to forge a compromise at its Nigeria summit, appointing a seven-nation panel to monitor Zimbabwe’s progress towards improved democratic values.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government applied on May 15, 2018, to re-join the grouping, a year after toppling Mugabe through a military coup.

According to an article by the Independent dated June 17, 2022, Scotland subsequently deployed a Commonwealth team led by Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama to observe Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections.…

The Global Financial Centre Index Report which evaluates competitiveness and rankings for major financial centres around the world.

According to the IMF World Economic Outlook report published in July 2021, the global economy is projected to grow 6.0 per cent in 2021 and 4.9 per cent in 2022 and this global forecast is unchanged from April 2021 projections.

These statistics show a positive recovery of the global economy and no signal of economic collapse so far, despite the third consecutive fall in the average rating of financial centres as shown by the Global Financial Centres Index 30 report.…

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Cost of living in African cities

The Mercer 2020 gives the cost of living in African cities giving the most expensive and least expensive cities to live in Africa in its Cost of living survey.

The annual survey ranks cities cost of living based on the prices of goods and services such as rent, food and clothing.

The survey is mostly used by multinational organisations to set remuneration packages for their foreign-based employees.

“The Covid-19 pandemic reminds us that sending and keeping employees on international assignments is a huge responsibility and a difficult task to manage,” said Ilya Bonic, career president and head of Mercer Strategy.

According to the report, in East Africa, Kampala Uganda is the least expensive city to live in while Nairobi Kenya is the most expensive city, Kigali Rwanda takes the second least-expensive city followed by Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania.

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The report sampled 40 …