Friday 17 November 2017
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
African Child festival will be held on Sunday June 16 (Day of the African Child)at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) grounds and the African Child Trust is expected to bring together more than 500 children from different areas including orphanage centres. The day long festivals will also involve hospital visits by the children to others admitted at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Makuti ward that houses children suffering from cancer. Chairperson for African Child Trust Ailinda Sawe said in this years event they intend to collaborate with a coalition of churches while MNH will prepare lunch for the children as well offer presents to the those admitted in the hospital. “…some of the children admitted...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
Wilfred Lwakatare, Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) Defence and Security Director yesterday walked out of custody leaving behind his co-accused Ludovick Joseph who failed to meet his bail conditions. Magistrate Aloyce Katemana of the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday granted bail to the two opposition party officials who are charged with one count of conspiracy to maliciously administer poison with the intent to harm Denis Msacky contrary to Section 227 of the Penal Code. Katemana cited the bail conditions as, provision of at least two sureties to sign a 10m/- bail bond; the accused to surrender their travelling passes and also not to travel outside Dar es Salaam without the court’s permission. Lwakatare’s sureties were the Sinza ward Councillor...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
A two-day East Africa regional conference on the problem of child marriages in Tanzania opens in Dar es Salaam today, with Constitutional and Legal Affairs deputy minister Angela Kairuki. According to a press release issued by the Tanzania Media Women Association (Tamwa), the event is organised by the Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) and the Foundation for Women’s Health, Research & Development (FORWARD). The organisers say the conference is meant to “identify” policy and programme lessons and strategies for the prevention of child marriages at national, regional and global levels. It is also aimed at serving as an opportunity to plan implementation strategies to support child brides, child mothers and child widows. “Child marriages were...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
Former Chief Secretary (CS) Timothy Apiyo has died at Millpark Hospital, Johannesburg South Africa where he was being treated. Apiyo who served under Presidents Nyerere and Mwinyi died on Monday. A press statement issued by State House Directorate of Presidential Communications, said President Jakaya Kikwete has sent condolences to the family, saying the nation has lost one of its patriotic and honest servants to have served the nation. The statement said that the late Apiyo adhered to the civil service code of conduct.He said the late former CS was among role models of the nation. President Kikwete consoled the family of the deceased during this difficult situation.
(24 Tanzania 06/12/13)
CCM members will sit as constitutional councils to discuss the first draft of the constitution unveiled recently by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). They will be guided by the ruling party’s views and stand on issues. Publicity Secretary Nape Nnauye said here that the party’s Central Committee (CC) of the National Executive Committee (NEC) that met late on Monday, instructed members to align themselves as constitutional councils and discuss section by section the first draft of the constitution by considering the party’s stand on issues raised in the draft constitution. “The CC has instructed all party members to get prepared to discuss the first draft, section by section as constitutional councils and should bear in mind the party’s views issued...
(24 Tanzania 06/12/13)
Despite the high level of abuse that prevails in domestic service in Tanzanian urban centres, the occupation remains one of the most common jobs for children, particularly girls. The most exploited and most demeaned children are the commercial sex workers. Existing research suggests that more girls under the age of 16 are employed in domestic service. Many are victims of human trafficking, a diabolical business that appears to be gaining ground. The current trend sees traffickers owning stables holding ten or more girls. As with other forms of child labour — poverty, domestic servitude, the breakdown of the family and parents not seeing the importance of education, contribute to the supply of child domestic workers. In yesteryears, for example, the...
(24 Tanzania 06/12/13)
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed Uganda for its role in promoting peace and security in the Great Lakes region, and for the sacrifice made by Uganda’s troops in AMISOM. Receiving Ambassador Richard Nduhuura’s credentials accrediting him as Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ki-moon praised President Yoweri Museveni for his lead role in ensuring peace and security both in Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “Uganda and President Museveni’s great role played in bringing peace in Somalia and hosting the Congo peace talks is highly applauded by the UN,” Ki-Moon said at the UN headquarters in New York. Ki-Moon emphasized the need for the international community to seize the opportunity to intensify...
(24 Tanzania 06/12/13)
The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has suspended ‘direct release’ of imported goods at the port of Dar es Salaam and Inland Container Depots (ICDs) to curb tax evasion by unscrupulous importers. The move follows the recent impounding by TRA of about 188 containers whose owners attempted to evade taxes through falsification of import information.So far, taxes amounting to 1.2bn/- have been collected by TRA from some of the 188 containers whose documents were falsified. A total of 500 containers had been physically inspected by TRA officials in a period of one month, out of which 188 were found with various irregularities. Direct release was introduced to reduce congestion of cargo at the port. “With this notice, please be informed that...
(Inter Press Service (IPS) 06/12/13)
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, Jun 12 (IPS) - Khadija Komboani’s nearest well is filled with salt water thanks to the rising sea around Tanzania’s Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. And until recently, the 36-year-old mother of 12 from Nungwi village in Unguja on the northernmost part of Zanzibar, spent most of her day walking to her nearest fresh water supply to collect safe drinking water. “The water is very salty so it can’t be used for anything. You will use a lot of soap and water if you use it for washing clothes or dishes. Another difficulty is that you can’t use it for cooking or drinking. That is why we had to walk for long distances to collect water from fresh...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
The Internal Auditor Generals's Office has decried the serious shortage of internal auditors in the councils that is leading to the poor management of the country’s resources. Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders of the internal audit committees here yesterday, Internal Auditor General Mohammed Mtonga said that the shortage which is facing a number of councils is posing a big challenge to management of government funds. Mtonga said that the situation has become critical due to the establishment of new councils and regions. “There are councils with only a single internal auditor … this is dangerous in the management of the country’s resources especially in places where billions of money are spent … the government should address this problem,” he...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
At least 200 Tanzanians have been trained in the oil and gas sector through a fund paid by companies exploring the resources in the country as per pact known as Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). Energy and Minerals deputy minister Stephen Masele said this here yesterday when responding to a basic question by Freeman Mbowe (Hai, Chadema). In his question Mbowe had wanted to know the number of students who have benefited from the fund and the amount of money paid to it by the gas and oil exploring companies. According to the PSA, Masele responded, each oil and gas exploring company was suppose to pay a certain amount of money to finance the training of experts from Tanzania Petroleum Development...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
The Swiss-based Friends of Serengeti organisation has dished-out assorted items worth 35m/-, towards intensifying the fight against poaching in the country’s national parks. The facilities were handed over to the director general of the Tanzania National Parks Allan Kijazi. Among the donated items include money worth 3m/-, which is part of the 14m/-, the organisation pledged to support the fight against poaching in Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks. Other facilities include communication radios, binoculars, lights, cameras and tents. Managing director of the Friends of Serengeti organisation, Suzan Shio, said the donation is a result of contribution made by well-wishers and Swiss-based tourists. She said that right now the organisation has more than 200 members, who have been supporting the Tanzania’s...
(Ipp media 06/12/13)
It is estimated that seven million people eligible for treatment are not accessing it International Labour Organisation (ILO). The International Labour Organisation (ILO), supported by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), has launched an initiative to reach 5 million workers with Voluntary and confidential HIV Counselling and Testing ( VCT@WORK ) by 2015. According to ILO’s Press release made available to the Guardian at the weekend, the initiative will ensure that people who test positive are referred to HIV services for care and support, and treatment if needed. “We want to use the mobilising power of the ILO to encourage 5 million working women and men to undertake voluntary HIV testing by 2015,” said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder...
(Business Week 06/12/13)
MWANZA, TANZANIA – The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has appealed against a judgement and decree of the Tax Revenue Appeals Tribunal that ruled in favour of African Barrick Gold (ABG), the leading mining company in Tanzania. The Appeal was lodged in the Registry at Dar es Salaam on March 15, 2013. According to documents made available to East African Business Week last week, the genesis of the Appeal is that TRA had sent a notice to ABG being claim over tax avoidance and adjustments of tax amounting to $21.34m (about Tsh34.13bn) as required under Section 35 of the Income Tax Act. Upon receiving the notice, ABG opened Tax Appeal No. 17 of 2011 contesting the validity of the notice and...
(The Citizen 06/12/13)
The Business Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act of 2012 amended the Companies Act No. 12 of 2006 (Act). The goal? To create a more conducive climate for doing business. As it is well known, the Act came into force on March 1, 2006 by GN No. 23 dated February 24, 2006. The Act is one of the best drafted pieces of legislation Tanzania has. This is thanks to former Attorney General Andrew Chenge, who made sure the draft was subjected to scrutiny by not only representatives of the private sector or lawyers’ body but by as many of the practising lawyers in town as possible. He made sure the consultants engaged to draft it were conversant with company law. The result...
(The Citizen 06/12/13)
Dodoma.The Government’s failure to release funds approved by Parliament has been cited as one of the major factors that stand in the way of development. Budget speeches tabled since April indicate that many ministries had received just about half their allocations as at the end of March. The end of March traditionally marks the end of the third quarter of the financial year and funds released are supposed to be no less than three-quarters. Some ministries had received less than half their budgetary allocations at that point. Dockets such as the Judiciary and the Fire and Rescue Services have not received development funds for years now, according to the Parliamentary Committees. Speaking in April after tabling of the budget estimates,...
(Voice of America 06/12/13)
Ghana has arrested more than 100 Chinese nationals accused of illegally mining gold in that country. Zambia seized a Chinese coal mine in February over safety concerns. And Gabon is planning to take back assets from three foreign oil companies - including one from China. These moves and others have some analysts pointing to a backlash against Chinese investment on the continent. While experts say the China-Africa honeymoon may be over, divorce is not likely. China became Africa's top trade partner in 2009. Bilateral trade hit nearly $200 billion in 2012. Some Africans believe they are getting the short end of the stick, however, as they export valuable natural resources to China without receiving much in return by way of...
(Ipp media 06/11/13)
A New shipment of the TB vaccine Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) was received last week and is already in distribution by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to regions that had earlier reported a dire shortage following the failure of some suppliers to deliver ordered consignments. The Health and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Dr. Seif Rashid told The Guardian that the batch arrived on June 4 and is being distributed to 23 regions where supplies were running low. “The BCG Vaccine vials that we received earlier this month, will for the time being satisfy the demand while we wait for more to come,” said the Deputy Minister who went on to explain that “Shinyanga will be among the first regions...
(24 Tanzania 06/11/13)
The Cashewnut Board of Tanzania (CBT) and the Cashewnut Industry Development Trust Fund (CIDF) have set aside 10bn/- to boost cashewnut processing for export. The decision will be well received by farmers who have long complained over the low prices they get when selling the crop in raw form. Briefing journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday on the availability and distribution of cashewnut subsidy for the 2013/2014 season, CBT director Mfaume Juma said much income had been lost in exporting raw cashewnuts out of the country. Juma underscored that in recent years most businessmen have been benefitting when they buy the raw crop by paying low prices. “We are making progress that would ensure that the crop is processed within...
(24 Tanzania 06/11/13)
The banking sector stocks on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) have experienced the bull market since the beginning of this year, with CRDB bank shares rallying to four-year high. Trading at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Trading at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Financial experts attribute the market’s bullish trend that has also seen the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) shares reaching the all time high to investors’ beliefs that the positive trend will persist for long term. And, since the stock market serves as a gauge of the listed companies’ performance, the bourse offers strong positive indicators for the country’s economy. The Banking segment Index settled for 1,634.07 points up by 1.74 per cent stronger at the end...

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