eSwatini

12-Feb-2019

EOI – Eswatini - Design Review, Preconstruction and Construction Supervision Services - Construction of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has requested financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Implementation, Design Review, Preconstruction and Construction Supervision Services.   
07-Feb-2019

GPN – Eswatini - Construction of Manzini Golf Course Interchange

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has received a financing from the African Development Bank to finance the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project. The principal objectives of this project are to improve regional interconnectivity thus improve efficiency within the trade value-chain, particularly on exports, to increase trade flow and generate revenue for the country and thus reduce poverty as well as reducing vehicle operating cost on the route, improve mobility and road safety through reduced road accidents on the MR3. The project is also expected to provide gender balanced...
06-Feb-2019

Eswatini on track to strong growth, African Development Bank team concludes after consultation mission

The Kingdom of Eswatini is on track for progress following encouraging country performance in execution of ongoing projects, Executive Directors of the African Development Bank concluded following a consultative mission to the southern African nation. The delegation of nine directors met with Prime Minister Ambrose M. Dlamini and several members of his cabinet including Minister of Finance and Bank Group Governor, Neal Rijkenberg, Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Tambo Gina; Minister of Agriculture, Jabulani Mabuza and Natural Resources and Energy Minister, Peter Bhembe....
18-Jan-2019

African Development Bank’s Executive Directors to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

A team of ten Executive Directors (EDs) from the African Development Bank will be on a three-day stakeholder consultation mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) over the period 27-30 January 2019. The ED delegation, accompanied by Josephine Ngure, the Bank Group’s Deputy Director General for the Southern Africa Region and Country Manager for the Kingdom of Eswatini, will hold consultative meetings with the Ministers of Finance; Economic Planning and Development; Agriculture; and Natural Resources and Energy; private sector representatives, civil society organisations and...
18-Jan-2019

African Development Bank’s Executive Directors to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

A team of ten Executive Directors (EDs) from the African Development Bank will be on a three-day stakeholder consultation mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) over the period 27-30 January 2019. The ED delegation, accompanied by Josephine Ngure, the Bank Group’s Deputy Director General for the Southern Africa Region and Country Manager for the Kingdom of Eswatini, will hold consultative meetings with the Ministers of Finance; Economic Planning and Development; Agriculture; and Natural Resources and Energy; private sector representatives, civil society organisations and...
17-Dec-2018

eSwatini - Manzini Region Water Supply and Sanitation Project – Appraisal Report

Manzini region is the most populous region in Eswatini. The water utility (EWSC) has been faced with a challenge to provide water supply and sanitation services to unserved areas in the Manzini Region, in particular the peri-urban areas of Nhlambeni, Manzini South, Mthongwaneni, and Mafutseni. The purpose of this Project is to improve the well-being of the inhabitants and spur economic growth in the Manzini Region through extension of the provision of adequate safe water supply and improved sanitation services. The objective of the Project is to meet the potable water requirements of Manzini...
29-Nov-2018

African Development Bank loan to extend safe water supply and sanitation to Manzini Region in eSwatini

The Board of Directors has approved a ZAR 720 million loan to finance the Manzini Region Water Supply and Sanitation Project in eSwatini (former Swaziland). The project aims to expand access to adequate water and sanitation services for all citizens and to contribute to economic development and poverty alleviation in Eswatini. The Manzini region is the most populous region in eSwatini, but it is beset by inadequate water supply and poor sanitation services. Only 22% of the population receive reliable water services from the water utility, eSwatini Water Services Corporation (EWSC), and...
23-Oct-2018

Kingdom of eSwatini - Manzini Region Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Project - ESMP Summary

The present document is a summary of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) developed for the Manzini Region Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Project (MRIWSSP) and has been prepared in line with both national requirements and those of the African Development Bank (AfDB or ‘the Bank’). The purpose of the ESMP is to set out the action plan of environmental and social management measures to be implemented by Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC). This ESMP formulates mitigation measures which aim to achieve the avoidance, the minimization or mitigation, of adverse...
08-Oct-2018

African Development Bank Convenes Public Private Partnerships Workshop for Swaziland Energy Sector

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank and the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office will host a national workshop on “Enhancing Institutional Capacity to Implement Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Energy Sector” in Mbabane, Swaziland on 8-12 October 2018. The workshop is being convened in collaboration with the African Legal Support Facility, a public international institution hosted by the Bank. Aimed at closing the skills gap between practitioners and policy-makers in Swaziland and across the region, the week-long training...
13-Jun-2018

eSwatini - Construction of Manzini Mbadlane Golf Interchange – ESMP Summary

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MoPWT) of the Royal Kingdom of eSwatini is proposing to construct an interchange in the Manzini Golf Course area opposite Coates Valley in Manzini. The interchange starts at the Manzini traffic circle, with a service road that will link the MR-3 with Central Distributor Road on the left hand side (LHS) of the MR-3. It extends along the MR-3 up to km 0 + 600, while extending northwards along Central Distributor Road to the Madonsa Township access road. The total length of the road is about 3km. In addition to the road interchange, the Royal Kingdom...
10-Apr-2018

African Development Bank is key to Africa’s economic development, say Southern African Governors

The Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development, and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent. The Governors – Finance Ministers and Ministers of Economic Planning from Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe – shared their thoughts at a regional consultation with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and Senior Bank Executives at the institution’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’...
12-Mar-2018

Southern Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The economic outlook for the Southern Africa region is cautious. Broad-based economic activity is expected to recover at a slow pace, but the outlook remains modest, given the diverging growth patterns for the region’s economies. Upper middle-income countries turned in low and declining rates of growth. Meanwhile, lower income transitioning economies recorded moderate and improved growth, albeit at reduced rates. Despite the improvement, economic performance remains below the regional target of 7 percent annual economic growth for all member states. The region’s economic outlook continues to...
09-May-2017

Official launch in Swaziland of ADEA mobile application for capturing teacher and learner attendance

Through its Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (ADEA-WGEMPS) and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training in Swaziland, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) launched the Smart School System (3S), a mobile application for capturing teacher and learner attendance, financed by the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland and ADEA. The official launch took place on April 11, 2017 in Mbabane, attracting 60 participants, among them the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Training, Patrick Muir; the Chairperson of...
09-May-2016

Swaziland secures US $63-million AfDB loan to finance smallholder irrigation project

Swaziland has secured a US $63 million (ZAR 2.01 billion) loan to finance the second phase of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP II) in the southeastern part of the country. The LUSIP II, approved by the African Development Bank Board on Wednesday, May 5, 2016, is a follow-up project to the LUSIP-I which was completed in 2010. The project was a response to the Government’s recognition that the natural resources potential of the Lower Usuthu River Basin provided an excellent opportunity for effective integration of poor smallholder farmers into the commercial agriculture...
26-Feb-2016

Swaziland - Lower Usuthu Irrigation Project II – (LUSIP II) - ESMP Summary

The Lower Usuthu Small holder Irrigation Project (LUSIP II) has identified potential environmental impacts that may arise as the project is being implemented. These are both negative and positive. The project has been the subject of a comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in accordance with national legislation and the AfDB Integrated Safeguards System (ISS). The ESIA has identified a number of potential adverse environmental and social impacts associated with the project and has developed mitigation measures as entailed in the Environmental and Social Management...
11-Nov-2015

Southern Africa Quarterly Report 3rd Quarter -2014 - Issue No.14

23-Oct-2015

ACCF grants USD 1.35 million to enhance climate finance readiness in Cape Verde, Kenya and Swaziland

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) announced Friday, the approval of three projects totaling USD 1.35 million to enhance the readiness of Cape Verde, Kenya and Swaziland to mobilize climate finance, necessary to achieve national sustainable development goals. The African continent is already experiencing the adverse impacts of climate change. In spite of this reality, it continues to receive a disproportionately small share of climate finance compared to other continents. In order to mobilize finance on the scale needed, ministries, national agencies, local NGOs, and research...
12-Dec-2014

AfDB promotes renewable energy investment in Swaziland

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will issue a grant of US $990,000 to finance three studies under an energy sector support programme in Swaziland. The objective of the programme is to provide technical assistance to Swaziland aimed at promoting investment in the electricity supply industry to expand reliable energy supplies and enhance the country’s electricity access rate. The Bank and the Government of Swaziland/Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC) will jointly finance the project, with the Bank’s funding representing 93.1% of the total project cost. Specifically the project involves...
05-Nov-2014

Southern Africa Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter-2014 Issue No.13

The Southern Africa region reported an acceleration of growth in over half of the countries in the second quarter of 2014. In five countries, growth either decelerated or stayed on course. Growth was strongest in Angola, which grew by 8.8 percent, driven by growth in non-oil activities in the construction and energy sectors; followed by Mozambique, which grew by 7.5 percent, supported by the acceleration of trade related activities, transport, telecoms, and manufacturing and electricity; and Zambia, which grew by 6.5 percent following strong public expenditure in social sectors and...
26-Aug-2014

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 1st Quarter 2014 - Issue 12

The Southern Africa region continued on a positive growth path with significant differences in growth rates among countries in the region. Mozambique, Zambia and Angola registered the fastest growth rates, exceeding the 7 percent growth rate target of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), supported by positive performance of the mining sectors and strong public expenditure. Officials in Zimbabwe also predict a significant acceleration of growth (from 3.7 percent in 2013 to 6.1 percent in 2014) premised on the successful implementation of its Agenda for Sustainable SocioEconomic...