Kenya issued a flood alert May 14, saying three dams may overflow due to heavy rains. Severe flooding has displaced some 12,000 people in the Lakeshore areas, and Athi Turkwell and Tana River Deltas, according to FEWSNET. The Kenya Red Cross Society launched an urgent aid appeal of 538 million shillings (USD6.7 million) to assist flood victims. Meanwhile, Kenyan Industrialization Assistant Minister Nderitu Muriithi urged the government to develop projects that can attract private-sector support. The Kenyan government, he said, had carried out various measures to make its public-private partnership program appealing to the business community, Capital Business reports. The private sector, however, showed little interest to the PPP arrangement, Muriithi said. Kenyan renewable energy investors, meanwhile, may access financing from the Energy and Environment Partnership Program for Southern and East Africa, which is backed by the government and Austrian Development Agency. The program has approved three projects that will be implemented in Kenya. It will launch its second call of proposals in September.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.