World Bank increases Kenya funding

President Kenyatta said the bank funded public sector projects to the tune of $8.5 billion (Ksh722. 5 billion) and invested another US$4.3 billion (Ksh373.84 billion) to support 23 national and six regional projects to reduce the effects of climate change.

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Spellman Brady & Company provided the furniture package for Webster University’s new Ghana campus in Accra, Ghana. Accra is the capital of Ghana, a major hub in West Africa and one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa.

The fast-track delivery of the furniture was critical in order for the University to be guaranteed a license by the Ghana Ministry of Higher Education in time for a spring semester opening. Equally important for the campus was brand consistency with Webster University’s educational classroom standards used on the St. Louis and its extended campuses.

To meet both of these challenges, Spellman Brady & Company specified furniture from an existing furniture inventory in Elgin, IL that matched the University’s standards.

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Kenya’s economic growth unlikely to hit 5.6 per cent

Kenya’s economy is unlikely to hit the 5.6 per cent economic growth rate in 2013 projected by the government earlier this year. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) the economy posted a 4.4 per cent growth in the third quarter of this year compared to growth rates seen in the previous two quarters.

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Furniture maker showroom scores world-first certification

A furniture manufacturer has captured the first worldwide environmental building recognition of its kind, and the company did it in one of the fastest-growing markets on the globe.

Holland-based Haworth, a global maker and seller of office furniture, has earned the planet’s first LEED-certified designation under the U.S. Green Building Council’s new version 4 beta program, the latest standard that USGBC unveiled in July.

The company gained the exclusive LEED Gold rating for its showroom in the Parkview Green building in Beijing.

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