Thursday 18 January 2018
(China Daily 05/31/13)
Vice-premier calls on nations to set goals. The destiny of the African Union and African continent are intertwined, and China will closely work with the AU to further enhance the partnership, according to a high level Chinese official. Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative and Vice-Premier Wang Yang said "a prosperous and strong AU makes a prosperous and strong African continent" when he met Dlamini Zuma, chairman of the AU Commission, on Saturday as celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the AU kicked off in the Ethiopian capital city. He said Africa and its people should use the anniversary as an opportunity to further stress and promote the spirit of pan-Africanism and reach a consensus on its renaissance mission,...
(Lusaka Times 05/31/13)
Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) unionized workers have ended their two week-long work protest and have agreed to resume work with immediate effect. Management had taken over the movement of the trains during this period the workers have been protesting. The unionized workers from new Kapiri Mposhi to Nakonde TAZARA Railway Station have been protesting since last week to press for the immediate payment of their April and May salaries. The decision to end the work protest was arrived at yesterday during a consultative meeting between government, management and the union leaders held at TAZARA regional headquarters in Mpika. The meeting that was attended by Workers Union of Tanzania and Zambia (WUTAZ) leaders and senior managers was chaired by Muchinga...
(Ipp media 05/31/13)
10 percent of all human medicine counterfeits. The University Of Dodoma (UDOM) will next month carry out a research on the potential use of mobile phones to verify the validity of drugs following a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report that 10 percent of all human medicines are substandard or fake and for malaria drugs, it is 30 percent. The three year research project will seek out the drugs’ production chain from manufacturer to the final consumer and will be supported by the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) as well as other health sector stakeholders. Dr Aloys Mvuma from UDOM’s College of Information and Virtual Education made the announcement yesterday in Dar es Salaam during a ceremony held in...
(24 Tanzania 05/30/13)
On 30th May, 2013, the Government of Japan and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, will sign the Exchange of Notes for Japanese Loan Yen Project to the value of 3 billion 445 million Japanese yen. The Small Scale Irrigation Project is worth approximately 54 billion Tanzanian Shillings and will be co-financed by the World Bank. This loan is to finance Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP) basket fund and is aimed at irrigated farmlands. Major components of the project include construction of a new irrigation infrastructure, as well as rehabilitation of old ones, procurement of equipment for district and Zonal Irrigation Technical Service units, as well as consulting services for the design and management of construction sites. The...
(Ipp media 05/30/13)
Over 10,000 illegal immigrants were caught in the country until the end of 2012, the National Assembly yesterday. Responding to a question asked by Khatib Said Haji (Konde, CUF) who wanted to know the number of illegal immigrants caught in the country, Home Affairs deputy minister Perreira Silima said about 10,045 immigrants were arrested from January to December 2012. He said “Among all the immigrants caught last year, 3115 immigrants were charged in court, 4,698 immigrants were repatriated, 501 were fined, and 398 are currently serving in prisons; adding that a case for 183 immigrants was still pending in court.” With those figures released by the deputy ministry, it implies that on average 837 immigrants are arrested monthly and 28...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/30/13)
The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will consider including tax- exempted companies in the list of areas due for auditing in the Finance Bill, the Committee Chairman, Mr Zitto Kabwe has said. Speaking during the seminar for members of the committee and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on opportunities and challenges for increasing government revenue, Mr Zitto noted that there is need for such exemptions to be audited by the Controller and Auditor General (CAG). Mr Zitto, who is also Kigoma North MP (Chadema), said the decision was reached after it was found out that there was no transparency in the system and formula used by the government in granting tax exemptions to various companies. He said the PAC has already...
(Ipp media 05/30/13)
The Minister for Works, John Magufuli has said that his office will never compromise with the governing laws on the buildings erected on the road reserves adding the demolition of the same served as part of public education. Dr Magufuli made the statement when responding to the supplementary question by Joseph Selasini (Rombo, Chadema), who wanted to know the efforts taken by the government to educate the public to avoid encroaching road reserves instead of exercising demolition, deemed as mistreatment. “It is not true that we demolition of buildings placed within the restricted road reserves without following the laws, but rather do according to the relevant laws we have in place. Adding that may be member of the public are...
(24 Tanzania 05/30/13)
A multi billion shilling component of a World Bank funded project meant to enhance trade is lagging behind after being hit by a procurement controversy. Whereas Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania have made strides in implementing the East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (EATTFP), Uganda is yet to take off, with only 16 months left to the expiry of the credit. An aide memoire of the 12th Supervision meeting held between February13 and 17, 2012, that the New Vision has seen rates Uganda’s performance as moderately satisfactory and in some instances unsatisfactory. One of the components of the five year project to be implemented by the Ministry of Works and Transport and Uganda Revenue Authority through Project Implementation Teams was...
(Ipp media 05/30/13)
Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF) in collaboration with stakeholders has advised the government to enact a law that would enforce control of tobacco consumption in accordance with the United Nations requirements on no cigarette smoking initiative after having noticed that Tanzania does not adhere to them. The call was made yesterday in Dar es Salaam by the TTCF Director, Lutgard Kagaruki during the introduction of World No Tobacco day, which will be commemorated tomorrow. Kagaruki criticised the government for allowing adverts that promote cigarette smoking. “The international agreement on control tobacco consumption calls upon every member country to prohibit all adverts that promote cigarette smoking five years after having signed the contract ... Tanzania entered the agreement in 2007 but...
( 05/30/13)
Africa has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade but must invest heavily in infrastructure to continue on this path, leaders from the continent said. The economies of countries in sub-Saharan Africa grew annually by nearly 5% in the previous 10 years, the African Development Bank said at the five-day meeting being held in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. But that "may not benefit a wider section of the population... unless there is a marked improvement in infrastructure," it said. Ibrahim Bocar Ba, commissioner for the Economic Community of West African States, said it was a key concern for the regional bloc. "We have five priorities at ECOWAS. The first is peace of course. But infrastructure comes straight after that"...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/30/13)
CCM Secretary General Abdulrahman Kinana said here that the ruling party will deliver on most of electoral pledges ahead of 2015, including buying of a new ship to improve transportation for residents around Lake Nyasa. Mr Kinana told a rally at Lupingu village that arrangements for the purchase of the ship have started and plans were underway for the vessel to be operating before the next general election. The government also plans to buy two new ships to provide services in Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria. He said the party was monitoring implementation of its 2010 Election Manifesto and would go back to the people to explain to report progress, as well as provide feedback where there were delays. The...
(The Citizen 05/29/13)
Dar/Dodoma.The rising level of police crimes, including extra-judicial killings, is in the spotlight after the death of a pregnant woman in last week’s riots in Mtwara. A team has been formed to investigate the matter against a backdrop of growing concern that trigger-happy policemen are on the loose. Between 2010-2012, 68 civilians lost their lives in extra-judicial killings. They include journalist Daudi Mwangosi, who was killed while on duty in Iringa. The deputy minister for Home Affairs, Mr Pereira Silima, admitted in Parliament yesterday that extra-judicial killings are a big problem but the government was working to solve the problem. He fell short of giving details, however, save for the fact that the government is “providing more training to help...
(24 Tanzania 05/29/13)
Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have commended the institution’s organ on Politics, Defence and Security under the chairmanship of President Jakaya Kikwete for its efforts in resolving the political crisis in Madagascar. Madagascar has been in political crisis since 2009 when President Andry Rajoelina seized power with military support, ousting former President Marc Ravalomanana and triggering turmoil that scared off investors and devastated the vital tourism sector. Both Rajoelina, a former disc jockey and Ravalomanana, a wealthy businessman now in exile in South Africa, said several months ago that they would not contest the July 24 presidential election. But earlier this month, Rajoelina reneged on his promise and vowed to contest the election, saying the deal between...
(24 Tanzania 05/29/13)
Tanzania Government has reaffirmed its stance that it will revoke land deals concluded between individual Tanzanians and foreigners. Presenting budget estimates for the 2013/14 financial year, Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Prof Anna Tibaijuka, told the National Assembly here that the government will not tolerate people selling land to outsiders. “The government is aware that foreigners, especially from the East African region have been sneaking in the country in an attempt to acquire land illegally with the help from local and dishonest officials,” she said. “It is against the law for individuals to sell land to foreigners laws. I appeal to Tanzanians to realise that the laws on the land are still intact and applicable. The law...
(The Citizen 05/29/13)
Dar es Salaam. Shadow Minister for Finance Zitto Kabwe (Kigoma North – Chadema) has written to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking for a review of his country’s laws and those of other rich nations which make it impossible for African countries to fully investigate people who have stashed huge amounts of money in offshore accounts. Mr Kabwe, who was among the first legislators to alert the government that there are numerous Tanzanians who have stashed dubiously acquired billions in foreign banks, has written Mr Cameron at the height of investigations by a special government appointed committee. And in a related development, information reaching The Citizen indicates that the committee, formed after requests by Mr Kabwe to form a parliamentary...
(24 Tanzania 05/28/13)
President Jakaya Kikwete has called on the international community to encourage conflicting parties in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to resolve their problems through dialogue instead of depending on military action alone. The president made the plea on Sunday during the first session of the meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework and the Great Lakes Region at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The meeting was also attended by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki- Moon, member states of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and leaders from Southern Africa Development Cooperation (SADC). A statement issued by State House said that the meeting took place on the sidelines of...
(Ipp media 05/28/13)
The government yesterday said that it has no plans to establish a public investment fund, but will instead continue to improve the Treasury Registrar Ordinance to supervise well the performance of public organisations. Finance deputy minister Saada Mkuya told the Parliament here that there was no necessity of setting up the fund now because the government is supporting the organisations by providing them with capital. She was responding to a basic question by Christowaja Mtinda (Special Seats, Chadema) who wanted to know how far the government has gone in establishing the fund. Mtinda was of the view that it is high time the government established the fund to provide capital to public organisations, and hence improve their performance. “Some public...
(24 Tanzania 05/28/13)
Good news has come to residents of seven urban centres in the country with the announcement that the World Bank and Denmark have jointly agreed to finance institutional strengthening activities for Local Government Authorities (LGAs). According to a statement issued by the Tanzania Strategic Cities Project (TSCP), the Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG), Ms Hawa Ghasia, said over the weekend in Dar es Salaam that it was likely that the cities and municipalities would start looking better. “I am calling on everyone residing near these infrastructures to ensure that they utilise these structures to their benefit instead of vandalising them, a situation that will only lead to backwardness in development,” she said. Through...
(Business Week 05/28/13)
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - Tanzania has been told to open up for more trade and reduce the obstacles to domestic investment which are among the things holding back faster economic growth. World Bank Country Director, Philippe Dongier said last week, if the country could look at the potential to increase trade with other regions around the globe, this could lead to more economic growth. “We need to open more gates to the port from other countries to make sure that goods flourish both inside and outside the country,” Dongier said. He said this would benefit both small and larger businesses alike. He was speaking in Dar es Salaam during the launch of the Third Tanzania Economic update. Philippe Dongier,...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/28/13)
The international gold mining company with operations in Tanzania, AngloGold Ashanti has hosted a panel discussion on the Tanzania Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (TEITI), at global conference in Sydney, Australia. The panel brought together representatives from the Tanzanian government, civil society, the donor community and the private sector to discuss and share some of the lessons learned from the Tanzanian experience of EITI on the ground. The discussions centred on Tanzania's experience in applying good governance and transparency in the extractive sector, the panel and audience were encouraged to share their views on a range of questions. The discussion centred on questions such as what are the lessons learnt from the Tanzanian experience of EITI; how can strong partnerships between...

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