Saturday 23 September 2017
(News24 06/04/13)
Blantyre - Malawi has complained to neighbouring Tanzania about its reported plans to launch passenger ships on Lake Malawi, which is at the heart of a border dispute recently reignited over prospects of finding oil. Malawi's foreign ministry said in a statement seen by AFP Monday that it "found these developments unfortunate". The protest came after Tanzanian Transport Minister Harris Mwakayembe reportedly told parliament last month of plans to purchase six new passenger ships to boost marine transport, with two of them assigned to Lake Malawi. Malawi urged "Tanzania to desist from launching vessels or indeed undertaking any acts on the disputed territory, as this will jeopardise the current mediation process," the statement said. Malawi last month reopened fresh talks...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/04/13)
A LEADING cellular phone firm Vodacom Tanzania paid a total of 36.5bn/- in corporate tax in the 2012/2013 financial year. The Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, Rene Meza said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam that the company paid a total of 36,509,063,334/- , an increase of more than twenty times what the company paid over the last three financial years. "We have been making steady investment in the business over the last few years and are now reaping the results of the investment hence our increased ability to make a bigger contribution to government revenue," the Managing Director is quoted in the statement. Other taxes that the company collected in 2012 amount to 190,754,776,956/-, the statement further...
(Africa Review 06/04/13)
Tanzania's Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) Monday unveiled the first draft mother law, which proposes a radical change in the structure of the union.The commission has proposed a federal union comprised of three governments, CRC chairman Joseph Warioba said at the launch in Dar es Salaam.The retired judge said the decision came after consideration of all views on the contentious union issue. This would essentially take the country back to the Tanganyika government that ceased to exist when the United Republic of Tanzania was formed on April 26, 1964. In the new scheme of things, the Tanganyika government would have its own President, parliament and other organs. The union government would be leaner, with about 15 cabinet members and a parliament...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/04/13)
THE government has said it will make sure that all economic priority areas to be implemented under the Smart Partnership Dialogue concept will succeed and benefit all Tanzanians. Talking to journalists in Dar es Salaam, the Chief Secretary, Mr Ombeni Sefue, said that under the dialogues priority areas had been identified, including responsible persons or institutions to implement them and a strict timeline. A two-day national Smart Partnership Dialogue meeting ended over the weekend in Dar es Salaam, which was in preparation for an international meeting to take place in Tanzania next month. The theme for the Global 2013 Smart Partnership Dialogue is 'Leveraging technology for Africa's socio-economic transformation :The Smart Partnership Way.' He said the government, the private sector...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/04/13)
Yokohama — TANZANIA has cautioned against the increasing rate of unemployment among youths in Africa. It has also predicted the occurrence of "unemployment springs" that will cripple democratically-elected governments in the continent. "The Arab springs were about governments that had overstayed but the unemployment spring is coming to Africa and will not spare democratic governments," President Jakaya Kikwete said at the Japan International Cooperation Agency -organised dialogue on unemployment. Mr Kikwete said employment and poverty remained the major issues that his government has been grappling with, citing increased investments, value addition and creating conducive environment for self-employment as strategies that the government has been resorting to -- to curb what he termed 'serious social and economic problems.' "Tanzania's unemployment stands...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/04/13)
interview JAPAN supports Tanzania's endeavors to achieve sustainable economic growth as well as cutting down abject poverty.The areas of assistance were attached to such areas as economic, social infrastructure and increased agriculture production. The 'Daily News' Senior Business Reporter, Sebastian Mrindoko interviews the Japanese Ambassador to Tanzania Mr Masaki Okada on bilateral relations between his country and Tanzania Q. What makes Tanzania the largest recipient of Japanese assistance in the sub-Saharan Africa? It is not by accident, but Tanzania deserves the kinds of assistances from Japan largely due to the peaceful situation that the country is enjoying compared to the rest in the Africa. Peace and security are among the fundamental factors which attract donors and investors. The government of...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/04/13)
Dodoma — IN an effort to deal with the challenges that has been created by ICT, which include cyber crime, the government has come up with Computer Emergency Response System Team (CERT), the National Assembly was told here on Monday. Presenting the 2013/14 budget estimates for the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology, the Minister, Prof Makame Mbarawa, said CERT follows best-practice security policies to determine if there is any misuse and initiate appropriate response. He said CERT operates under the functional arm of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and it acts as primary security service providers for government and citizens. At the same time, he said, CERT acts as awareness raisers and educators. Prof Mbarawa also said to...
(AFP (eng) 06/04/13)
Blantyre - Malawi has complained to neighbouring Tanzania about its reported plans to launch passenger ships on Lake Malawi, which is at the heart of a border dispute recently reignited over prospects of finding oil. Malawi's foreign ministry said in a statement seen by AFP Monday that it "found these developments unfortunate". The protest came after Tanzanian Transport Minister Harris Mwakayembe reportedly told parliament last month of plans to purchase six new passenger ships to boost marine transport, with two of them assigned to Lake Malawi. Malawi urged "Tanzania to desist from launching vessels or indeed undertaking any acts on the disputed territory, as this will jeopardise the current mediation process," the statement said. Malawi last month reopened fresh talks...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/04/13)
Tanzania has spent 18 million US dollars (about 290bn/-) on a project to improve health care delivery in 54 districts countrywide. The health initiative seeks to address shortage of social and health care staff by ensuring that they are retained in their respective rural areas of assignment. Speaking in Dar es Salaam over the weekend during a meeting of a consortium of partners in the USAID-funded Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project (HRFP), the Director of Health Quality Management Assurance in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr Mohamed Ally Mohamed, said the four-year project being administered by Intra Health International between 2009-2013, aimed at improving the deployment and retention of health care workers in the rural areas of Tanzania...
(Times of Zambia 06/04/13)
Yokohama — THE three-day fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) meeting yesterday drew to a close here with participants unanimously adopting the 2013 Yokohama Declaration and Yokohama Action Plan 2013-2017. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was the co-chairperson of the event, paid tribute to the African leaders who attended the meeting. Mr Abe said at Pacifico Yokohama Conference Centre that Japan wanted to see Africa develop and was determined to help the continent find lasting solutions to its problems. Moving a motion to adopt the two documents, he said Japan would ensure the resolutions of the conference were fully implemented to accelerate development in Africa. The two documents were unanimously adopted by acclamation. He reiterated his...
(The Telegraph 06/03/13)
Four Saudi Arabian nationals have been arrested in connection with a bomb attack on a Tanzanian church that the country's president has called "an act of terror".Four Saudi Arabian nationals have been arrested in connection with a bomb attack on a Tanzanian church that the country's president has called Wounded churchgoers lie on the ground as Roman Catholic nuns run for cover after a blast at the St. Joseph Mfanyakazi Roman Catholic Church in The Vatican's ambassador to Tanzania was at the Roman Catholic church in Arusha, which had just been built and was holding its first mass, when the bomb went off.He was unharmed, but two people died and 30 were injured in the first significant such raid on...
(The New Times 06/03/13)
Member states of the East African Community must accelerate the bloc’s integration or risk failure, making a failure out of it, the outgoing chairperson of the EAC business council has said. Gerald Sendawula, who relinquished his duties as chairperson of the East African Business Council (EABC), said this during a meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, at the weekend. He said EAC had failed to create a levelled ground for common trade regimes, warning that the community may end up in failure. “Let us not wait to witness the repeat of the 1977, when the original EAC collapsed. We must sort out all impediments and talk the same language. Doing business and embracing full regional trade partnership is still a problem. There...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/03/13)
The controversy surrounding the filling of the head of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) post has taken a new twist after the Arusha Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Magessa Mulongo, reinstated the outgoing conservator. Mr Mulongo, who visited Ngorongoro late last week, and held meetings with the native Maasai in the area, said the former Acting Conservator, Mr Bruno Kawasange, will resume office, even though the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism had previously posted Mr Martin Looiboki to take charge. “The former acting conservator, Mr Kawasange will return to head Ngorongoro for the time being until when the government recruits a fulltime conservator to take total charged at NCAA,” the Arusha RC stated. The new development also comes just two...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/03/13)
National flag carrier, Air Tanzania on Saturday landed at Tabora, making it the first commercial airline to serve the route after closure of the airport for over a year to pave the way for renovations of its runway. Air TanzaniaThe ATCL aircraft was received by Tabora Municipal Council Mayor, Mr Gulam Remtullah, who said that one year suspension of the airline services has slowed down business in Tabora Region and neighbouring areas. “The resumption of ATC flights to Tabora has pumped fresh breath of life into this region. There are many commercial activities that have been adversely affected for lack of air transport services,” he said. “Now that our own ATC has started to serve the region again, I would...
(Tanzania Daily News 06/03/13)
The Court of Appeal of Tanzania has saved the East African Development Bank (EADB) from collapsing after dismissing with costs an application by a private owned company, Blueline Enterprises Limited regarding payments of more than 137bn/-. “We conclude asserting confidently that the applicant (Blueline) has abysmally failed to establish any manifest error on the face of the record, leave alone one leading to a miscarriage of justice,” Justices Edward Rutakangwa, Nathalia Kimaro and Salum Massati ruled in Dar es Salaam last week. “All that it (Blueline) attempted to do, we respectively hold, is to re-argue the appeal, which is not allowed in application for review. We accordingly find ourselves constrained to dismiss the application with costs as pressed by counsel...
(Reuters (Eng) 06/03/13)
(Reuters) - Malawi has protested against plans by its neighbor Tanzania to deploy two ships on Lake Malawi, which it says threaten mediation efforts to resolve a long-standing border dispute. Malawi's Foreign Affairs Minister Ephraim Chiume said on Saturday that Tanzanian government officials had stated publicly that the East African nation was buying six new passenger ships, two of which were destined for Lake Malawi. "The Malawi government found these developments unfortunate, especially coming at a time when the mediation process over the boundary dispute is going smoothly," Chiume said. Tanzanian officials were not immediately available to comment. Malawi, which sits to the west of Africa's third-largest lake, claims the entire northern half of the lake, while Tanzania, to the...
(Voice of America 06/03/13)
Japan will provide $1 billion in aid over the next five years to northern Africa for economic development and humanitarian efforts, including help with security and counter-terrorism measures. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the assistance Sunday, on the second day of the three-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development, being held in Yokohama, south of the capital city. The money is part of the $32 billion in government and private-sector aid Abe announced on Saturday. Abe says the investment of public and private funds over the next five years is aimed at helping growth on the continent and encouraging Japanese companies to invest there. The prime minister began targeting Africa for investment opportunities shortly after taking office last year...
(Africa Review 06/01/13)
Remarks by a Tanzanian opposition member of parliament, Mr Ezekiah Wenje, linking another opposition party - the Civic United Front (CUF) - to Western liberal parties that support homosexuality created drama in the country's Legislature on Thursday, forcing the Deputy Speaker to twice postpone the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s 2013/14 budget debate. The Deputy Speaker, Mr Job Ndugai, felt obliged to adjourn the morning session one hour to time after misunderstandings arose in the debating chamber following homosexuality remarks in Mr Wenje’s 21-page speech. It was still calm between 10:30 and 11:30am when Foreign Affairs minister Bernard Membe presented his estimates. Abruptly, a sour atmosphere swept through the House during the first three minutes as the Foreign...
(Voice of America 06/01/13)
The United States said progress has been made in combating terrorism across Africa, but that militant groups are still taking advantage of unrest, political instability, and weak governance in several areas of the continent. In an annual report to the U.S. Congress, the State Department said Thursday that counterterrorism efforts by U.S., European, and regional forces have "done much to roll back and contain the threat" of terrorism in Africa over the past year. But it said a series of revolutions, ethnic rebellions and military coups in the region have "complicated the terrorism picture" and presented militant groups with new opportunities to operate in the region. In Libya, it said terrorists were able to exploit the security vacuum, weak governance,...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/31/13)
A Japanese firm, Nitori Holdings Company Limited, plans to invest 100 million US dollars (over 160bn/-) in agricultural production and manufacturing in Tanzania, which would create thousands of jobs and boost the country’s earnings from exports.“Our dream is to invest in cotton production and set up a fully-fledged textile industry in Tanzania. We will highly appreciate it if the government would support us achieve that dream,” Nitori’s Senior Managing Director, Shoshin Komiya told President Jakaya Kikwete here. President Kikwete responded by assuring the prospective investor of Tanzania’s willingness to accommodate Japanese investments. “I have met the Prime Minister (Mr Shinzo Abe) this morning (yesterday) and we have had fruitful discussions on bilateral cooperation on investments. You are warmly welcome to...

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