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  • #Kenya to begin construction of cable car in #Mombasa this year


    The Kenya government is expected to commence the construction of a cable car to connect the Island city of Mombasa and its environs in December this year, reports Business Daily.

    The cable car estimated to cost 5.5 billion Kenyan shillings (5,314,0120USD) will address the regular ferry breakdown on the Likoni channel that links Mombasa Island to the South Coast mainland.



    ;The construction will take 18 months and we are assured that we will be able to deal with the congestion once the project is complete,” said Kenya Ferry Service Managing Director Bakari Gowa, after confirming that the construction will start at the end of the year.

    Gowa further added that the cable will run a 500 metre wire with the capacity to move 20 per cent of the ferry users -about 80,000 people daily- therefore reducing congestion on the ferries.

    “We will have 32 cabins and each can take a maximum of 28 passengers full capacity which will translate to 5, 000 people per hour,” said Mr Gowa.

    The Likoni Express Cable car will take two minutes and thirty second on a one way trip across the channel. The Ferries tale approximately 10 minutes per trip, however delays can stretch the time upto 40 minutes.

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  • New #Caf president #Ahmad refuses to accept a salary


    The new Confederation of African Football (Caf) President, Ahmad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football's governing body.

    His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.

    "I've refused a Caf salary for the simple reason it doesn't respect good administration," he told BBC Sport.

    "The salaries of all Caf employees, from administrators to the executive committee and president, all have to be transparent."


    The 57-year-old from Madagascar held his first senior Caf meetings on Monday ahead of the Fifa Congress on Thursday 11 May.

    Key among the topics being discussed are how to reform Caf.

    "The reform of the administration is a very important point - everyone must know what is happening" said Ahmad.

    "First we must review the standards of management so that we can apply the reforms.

    Ahmad, who goes by a single name, says there is much work to be done - in lots of areas - to make Caf work "as it should.

    "I'm sorry to tell you when I was part of the Caf Executive Committee there was no separation of powers - the judicial body, the executive one and the congress - and we have to respect the independence of each body," he continued.

    "There is a big tendency to monopolise power in the executive committee.

    "It has to be reviewed and reformed with new statutes for Caf so that everyone can concentrate on their proper tasks.

    Ahmad has also voiced concerns about the popularity of their flagship Africa Cup of Nations tournament saying it's in danger of being overshadowed by the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which is for locally based players.

    He says in light of these concerns, there will also be a full review of all the Caf competitions, and as such, a symposium will be organised to discuss the future of the events.


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