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International Labour Organisation Partners ECOWAS and the Media on Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour

Abuja, 20th November, 2020. To this end, a five-Day training Workshop for journalists and stakeholders held between the 16th and 20th of November, 2020 in Abuja Nigeria. Organized in collaboration with the Nigerian Ministry of labour and employment, the Workshop aims among others, to establish a strong link between media personnel at the states’ implementing […]

OptiFuel natural gas Freight Locomotives aim to decarbonize the Rail Industry

OptiFuel natural gas Freight Locomotives aim to decarbonize the Rail Industry OptiFuel Systems, a solution provider of zero emission rail, marine and generator products, is now taking orders for a new line of affordable 1,200 hp to 2,400 hp, 100% natural gas freight locomotives. All of the locomotives use OptiFuel’s proprietary, EPA rail certified engine […]

Windover Construction launches IDEA consulting platform for evolving technologies

Windover Construction launches IDEA consulting platform for evolving technologies Windover Construction, a global leader in construction management and innovation has announced the launch of Innovations for Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA), a consulting platform optimizing the use of BIM, drones, robotics and other rapidly evolving technologies. Leveraging Windover’s award-winning expertise, IDEA provides tech-first, real-time solutions […]

Governments` Staff to Serve as External Auditors for COMESA …as justice ministers, AGs adopt legal instruments for auditors

The COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General have adopted the COMESA Board of External Auditors (COBEA) instruments which will now govern its operations as external auditors for COMESA. The COBEA legal instruments include the Rules of Procedure, the Standard Operating Procedures, the Quality Assurance Manual and the Financial Auditing manual. COBEA is made up […]

COMESA Scales-Down 2021 Budget to Leverage on ICT

COMESA Secretariat has prepared a scaled-down budget for 2021 to leverage on information technology in carrying out its activities. The decision was informed by the performance of this year’s budget, which recorded significant savings under meetings, workshops and conferences, which constitutes a significant percentage of the expenditure. The adoption of virtual meetings was occasioned by […]

COMESA Records Increased Annual Inflation Rate

The annual inflation rate for the month of September 2020 increased to 81.9% up from 23.4% recorded in the same month last year. This means that prices of goods and services in the participating Member States went up.. According to the latest Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI) which measures inflation rate in the COMESA region, […]