The World Bank has approved a $73.1 million grant for the massive and controversial $80 billion—by conservative estimates–Grand Inga’s first stage in a project that has so far spanned five decades to tap the Congo River’s massive energy potential. The Grand Inga has the potential to supply energy to half of Africa’s 1 billion people–only 40 percent of whom have electricity today. The Grand Inga is expected to provide 40,000 MW of electricity—twice that of the world’s current largest hydroelectric project, China’s Three Gorges Dam.
PLAN International Kenya has handed over a Sh8 million water project at Silaloni in Kinango to residents. The organisation's Kwale programme unit manager John Koganda said the project will help locals get water, which has been scarce in the area for a long time.
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