Wednesday, November 30, 2005

This Nairobi life

cooling on pesa point
Several banks recently signed on to be a part of the Pesa Point ATM network, and now they are passing on the charges to the customer after a brief free trial period. If I use a pesa point ATM it will cost me 30 shillings per transaction, which negates the attractiveness of the flat fee banking concept which I signed on for. Henceforth, I will only use pesa point ATM’s for emergency withdrawals.

development freeze
The Nairobi City Council has suspended proposals for property conversions/development activities (e.g. to apartments & offices) in Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Thompson, Lavington, Riverside and Westlands for a period of six months while it carries out a review of the development policies which have transformed (and some say destroyed) these Neighbourhoods.

no escape
Plans for a Christmas holiday at the Coast may be put on hold because all major hotels have been fully booked, leaving no space for domestic tourists.

no water
The city could face a serious water shortage after talks stalled between a water company and its workers.

but there are opportunities:

In the position of the finance officer at the national anti corruption campaign steering committee of the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs. Applicants must have degree, CPA (K), 5 years experience, and good knowledge of government of Kenya and development partners’ finance and accounting systems. Apply to the director, P. O. Box 72546-00200, Nairobi by December 16.

Opportunities at the Tourism Trust Fund (link fixed) in the fields of business planning, marketing planning, legal, environmental impact, quantity surveying, project monitoring & evaluation, architectural services, civil & structural engineering, landscape design & architecture, financial planning and conservation. Contracts are for one year with the possibility of renewal and application dossiers can be obtained by emailing with "panel dossier - standard" in the subject line, with your name and address in the message only. Closing date for applications is December 14.


Shiroh said...

The link you have provided is not working, where was it advertised, the website is

bankelele said...

Shiroh: Thanks for the correction. Note that applications are by e-mail, not web.


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