Sunday 17 December 2017
(Tanzania Daily News 06/28/13)
Dodoma — THE National Assembly was told here that Lake Rukwa was on the verge of death. The government was asked to act swiftly to reverse the situation. Answering Mr Ignas Malocha (Kwela-CCM), the Deputy Minister for Livestock Development, Mr Benedicto Ole Nangoro, told the House that there is acute shortage of fish in the lake for various reasons, including environmental degradation, illegal fishing and siltation. He said that there are fishermen who are using unauthorised nets and dynamites. "There are many human activities close to the lake including small-scale miners who use chemicals and pollute the lake," the deputy minister said. He said that to reverse the trend the government conducts regular inspections to control illegal fishing activities. Mr...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/28/13)
Dodoma — THE Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Anne Makinda, has said that it is the resolve of Tanzanians to win the war against malaria and make the country free of the number one tropical killer disease. She said that malaria was still killing so many people in Tanzania and ravaging the economy because the people do not have enough determination to fight the scourge. "If we are determined, we will win this war against malaria," the Speaker said at the inauguration of the Tanzania Parliamentarians against Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at Msekwa Hall on Parliament grounds. Ms Makinda said there were areas that managed to fight effectively malaria and create malaria free zones. She said that the...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/28/13)
About nine Heads of Government and State are expected to join over 800 local and international participants at the Smart Partnership International Dialogue 2013 that kicks-off on Friday at the Mwalimu Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam. The international dialogue follows local dialogues held at zonal and national level and attended by some 500 participants, Chief Secretary Ombeni Sefue told a news conference in the city. The dialogue was held for the last time in 2011 in Putrajaya, Malaysia with a theme "Enhancing Smart Partnership for Socio-Economic Transformation." "Preparations for the international meeting are in top gear and security has been beefed-up to ensure safety of participants," Mr Sefue, flanked by the Director General of the Tanzania's Commission...
(24 Tanzania 06/27/13)
The visit by US President Barack Obama to Tanzania next week, three months after another visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, shows that Tanzania commands global recognition despite being a developing country. President Obama is expected in Tanzania from July 1, this year, as part of his African tour that will also see him visit Senegal and South Africa. The US leader was expected to start his trip in Senegal. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Bernard Membe said yesterday the state visits by leaders of the world’s powerful nations in just a span of three months, have proved that they recognise development efforts being taken by President Jakaya Kikwete. “It is just recently that President Kikwete was also among...
(Ipp media 06/27/13)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka will visit Tanzania this weekend for the launch by US President Barack Obama of the “Power Africa” initiative – which targets economic growth and development through increased access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power in Africa. “Power Africa” is a multi-stakeholder partnership involving the United States and the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia, Africa’s private sector and the AfDB. It will be launched during President Obama’s Tanzania stop on a 3-nation Africa tour July 1-2. “Power Africa” will increase electricity access, raise cross border energy trade and promote transparent management of energy resources. The AfDB has committed more than $1.63 billion in energy infrastructure funding to the six...
(Ipp media 06/27/13)
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Eng Christopher Chiza has revealed that the country has been invaded by maize disease known as Maize lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND). Chiza told the National Assembly in Dodoma yesterday that the disease was first detected by maize researchers when they were surveying farms at Mlangariri in Arusha district and Mbulu in Karatu district. MLND disease was first seen at the Bomet Province in the Rift Valley, in Kenya in September, 2011. Chiza said the ministry formed a task force to conduct a survey in all districts of the northern zone bordering Kenya. In the course of the survey, all samples of maize with signs of the disease were collected and sent to laboratories,...
(Ipp media 06/27/13)
Health and Social Welfare deputy minister, Dr Seif Rashid has called upon the general public to nurture a habit of undergoing regular screening for diabetes so as to control it in its early stages. Dr Rashid made the call in Dodoma yesterday when responding to question by Magogoni MP, Kombo Khamis Kombo (CUF), who had wanted to know government’s new research on the disease which is killing large number of people in recent years. The Magogoni lawmaker also wanted to know government’s plan to educate the public on the danger of the disease. The minister said the government carried-out different surveys on the disease in 1986/1987 and later 1996/1997, in Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Mara, Morogoro and Mwanza, which show...
(24 Tanzania 06/27/13)
“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time,” is a common saying coined by Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. Mr Xi shakes hands with members of the welcoming committee while Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete looks on. Mr Xi shakes hands with members of the welcoming committee while Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete looks on. And the statement seems to rightly apply to Tanzania’s situation where the founding fathers fought hard to create a peaceful environment the country is enjoying today. Their efforts continue to bear fruit even today as the country is popular for being a haven of peace. Despite being surrounded by war ravaged countries,...
(The Citizen 06/27/13)
Dar es Salaam. President Barack Obama will next week launch the “Power Africa” initiative aimed at enhancing reliable and affordable power supply to spur economic growth and development on the continent. He will switch on the initiative when he visits Symbion Power’s electricity generation plants at the Ubungo power generation complex. In his speech at the launch on Tuesday, President Obama will highlight America’s efforts to boost access to electricity in Africa. The President, who will be on the third leg of his tour, will focus on economic, investment and trade interests between the US and the continent. Prior to the launch of Power Africa, Mr Obama will attend two meetings--a roundtable with business leaders and discussions with US business...
(Ipp media 06/27/13)
Thw World Food Programme (WFP) wishes to buy cereal produce from Tanzania to supply to various areas in need across the continent and to meet the agency’s demand, Tanzanian plans to reach into its own national food reserves raising concerns over possible future food shortages. Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives, Adam Malima made the announcement yesterday in the House as he responded to a question by Peramiho legislator, Jenista Mhagama (CCM), who wanted to know the amount allocated to buy maize in her constituency. Malima told the National Assembly that the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) and (WFP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to allow dip into the national reserve to supply 200,000 tonnes of maize...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/27/13)
Mwanza — THE chairman of Tanzania Cotton Growers Association (TACOGA), Elias Zinzi (53) reappeared yesterday before the Bariadi District Resident Magistrate's Court to answer eight charges, including illegal purchase of cotton. The charges also included illegal stocking of the cotton and unlawful pre-season buying of the crop, contrary to the governing laws. Zinzi pleaded guilty before the court that he was caught red-handed buying and stocking cotton at his yard while he is unlicensed purchase cotton. Testifying before the magistrate, Robert Oguda, the Baridi and Itilima districts' cotton inspector, Epaphra Swai and two others told the court that Zinzi was caught red-handed on May 6, this year, buying and stocking tones of cotton without a licence knowing as the chairman...
(Bloomberg 06/27/13)
Tanzania will spend 343 billion shillings ($211 million) over the next 12 months upgrading Dar es Salaam Port as it seeks to match the efficiency of Mombasa in neighboring Kenya, the Tanzania Ports Authority said. Improvements in the year through June 2014 will include strengthening and deepening seven berths, a new conveyor belt and silos, and construction of additional berths, Janeth Ruzangi, manager of corporate communications for the authority, said in an interview yesterday in Dar es Salaam, the country’s commercial capital. “We need to accommodate big ships with investments in areas such as dredging,” she said. “Otherwise, we won’t be competitive and all we will be attracting is small ships.” Dar es Salaam is the fourth-largest container port on...
(Voice of America 06/27/13)
JOHANNESBURG — When a famous foreign leader or celebrity visits a factory, hotel or restaurant, the effect is usually great for business. U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to South Africa this weekend could have a similar impact on the local economy. In 2006, then U.S. Sen. Barack Obama paid a visit to Petite Designs, a Soweto furniture company owned by Issy Penniken. "It was a great privilege to have Senator Obama come and visit," Penniken said. "It opened my eyes. It got us to meet different people internationally and we got orders from them. We got a big job thereafter for a project in Saudi [Arabia]. The list just goes on and on." Obama toured the factory for about an...
(The Star 06/27/13)
Mama Sarah Obama has denied that the family will travel to join US President Barrack Obama, her grandson on his Tanzania tour. Sarah said she was not officially invited and joining him will not make Obama change his plans. "Obama is on official tour to specific countries as the President of United States of America," she said. Sarah said the US President has a very tight schedule and she decided not to attend any of the functions in his honour. She said doing so may interfere with his itinerary schedule. She was speaking to the Star on phone yesterday after rumours went round that Obama's family from Kogelo was making preparations to travel to Tanzania. The grandmother said she does...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/27/13)
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has approved 2 million Pounds (approx US 3 million dollars) financial support for Legal Services Facility (LSF). The funding is part of a 4-year DFID human rights programme. According to a press statement issued by LSF in Dar es Salaam yesterday, DFID support to the LSF will focus on the promotion and protection of women's rights. The LSF will establish and improve women's legal education and legal aid services across Tanzania where support is needed. The government of Denmark (DANIDA) funded the LSF over the past 18 months through the Tanzania Governance Support Programme. Grants to enhance legal aid are now available in 105 districts on mainland Tanzania and in Zanzibar. The additional...
(AFP (eng) 06/27/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 27, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela is on life support in hospital, a family elder said, as South Africa's president cancelled a trip abroad following a visit to the revered anti-apartheid hero's bedside. "Yes, he is using machines to breathe," Napilisi Mandela told AFP late on Wednesday after he saw the 94-year-old in the Pretoria hospital where he has been treated for a recurrent lung infection for nearly three weeks. "It is bad, but what can we do," added the elder who usually presides over family rituals and meetings. President Jacob Zuma late Wednesday abruptly cancelled a trip to neighbouring Mozambique after he visited Mandela, who has been in critical condition for several days. It is the first...
(Human Rights Watch 06/27/13)
The world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In Tanzania, however, such commemorations are likely to be muted. Tanzania is among a small minority of countries that have not signed or ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, a United Nations treaty. Yet Tanzanians, including those who are marginalized and most vulnerable in society, are sometimes tortured and ill-treated by police officers, and often have no recourse to justice. I have spoken with many such victims. One of them, “Zeitoun,” from Tandika, told me during an interview in 2012: “They [police officers] arrived and started to beat me around the waist with the butt of their gun...
(24 Tanzania 06/26/13)
Tanzania has won three awards for innovation in public services in Africa at the fourth African Union (AU) Public Service Day (APSD 2013) which ended in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday. The country’s institutions that excelled and scooped the awards are National Audit Office (NAO), Weight and Measure Agency (WMA) and National Identification Authority (NIDA). Minister of State in the President’s Office, Public Service Management, Ms Celina Kombani, commended the winners and expressed admiration for the full participation at the event by Tanzanian institutions. A total of 42 institutions took part. In her speech at the climax of the event, Ms Kombani, who also serves as Chairperson of African Ministers of Public Services, urged public servants in Africa to serve their...
(24 Tanzania 06/26/13)
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has postponed elections in four wards in Arusha until July 14, this year, to allow stability in the region following two incidents of bombing. Elections in the four wards were earlier scheduled to be held in June 30 but on June 16, this year, NEC postponed the election following an explosion at a Chadema election campaign rally in which four people were killed. Speaking at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, the Commission Chairman, Retired Judge Damian Lubuva said that they had earlier expected harmony to be restored in the region by June 30. “Unfortunately, we have found out that the situation has not yet normalised and needs more time to be monitored. “We...
(Ipp media 06/26/13)
UK Department for International Development (DFID) has approved 2 million Great Britain Pounds to promote and protect women’s rights. The funding is part of a 4-year DFID human rights programme and is offered to the Legal Services Facility (LSF) for the implementation of various related initiatives. According to a press statement issued by LSF in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the DFID support will be used to establish and improve women’s legal education and legal aid services across Tanzania. “DFID has agreed to partner with the LSF to make this programme a success,” LSF Fund Manager, Kees Groenendijk said in the statement. “We are extremely pleased with the support from DIFD, as this opens new opportunities and allows for positive development...

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