Category: Local News

Jamii Forum founder speaks out on ‘government shutdown’.

Jamii Forum founder speaks out on ‘government shutdown’.

Dar es Salaam. The Founder of Jamii Forum, a whistle blowing forum, Mr. Maxence Melo has revealed the reason behind his organization decision to shut down its site. Mr. Melo said they have decided to shut down the forum because the Electronic and Postal Communication Regulations doesn’t accommodate service providers. Speaking to The Citizen in [&hellip

UWT calls development stakeholders to support women.

UWT calls development stakeholders to support women.

The Chairperson of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) women’s Wing, (UWT), Ms Gaudensia Kabaka has asked development stakeholders to focus on supporting women in rural areas so that they can participate in bringing about development through industrialisation. Speaking during the Africa Reconnect 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Ms Kabaka said women are [&hellip

Tips for boosting Africa’s peace… From ex-presidents Mkapa, Mbeki and Mohamud.

Tips for boosting Africa’s peace… From ex-presidents Mkapa, Mbeki and Mohamud.

Former African leaders have called on current leaders in the continent to promote universal accession and implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism to foster peace and security. Former presidents Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania, Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that APRM was an [&hellip

Ambitious scheme for better towns on.

Ambitious scheme for better towns on.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said yesterday that the government was reviewing the national building specifications and codes to meet the current needs and planning, especially in townships, cities and fast growing municipalities. He said the move sought to create a well planned and designed buildings so that the mistakes experienced in Dar es Salaam city [&hellip

5,108 get mining licences as State sounds warning.

5,108 get mining licences as State sounds warning.

The Mining Commission yesterday announced the issuance of 5,108 primary mining and prospecting licences with a caution that whoever violated the agreed regulations would have their licences revoked. Addressing reporters here yesterday, the Commission Chairman, Prof Idris Kikula, said the licences had been granted to those who submitted applications before July 4, 2017. He said [&hellip

Sensitive jobs strictly for locals.

Sensitive jobs strictly for locals.

The government has ruled out the likelihood of foreigners being employed in sensitive areas like airports, ports and borders, with Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa stressing that only Tanzanians would be given the first priority even in all sectors. Speaking in Parliament here yesterday, he said the government was addressing the employment question rationally, by giving [&hellip

‘Women’s role vital in industrial agenda’.

‘Women’s role vital in industrial agenda’.

Agriculture has been termed an entry point for women to the fourth industrial revolution and a critical input into the economic growth of Africa, via agro-processing manufacturing industries. The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, made the remarks on behalf of the Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the [&hellip

President: Settle Suma JKT’s 38bn/- debt fast.

President: Settle Suma JKT’s 38bn/- debt fast.

President John Magufuli has issued a one-month ultimatum to all public and private Institutions to pay an outstanding debt amounting to 38bn/- they owe Suma JKT, a military institution within the National Service. The money represents debts by private and public institutions that purchased tractors from Suma JKT for executing various agricultural projects. In the [&hellip

Work, loathe begging, Chaka tells Africans.

Work, loathe begging, Chaka tells Africans.

Renowned South Africa based musician Yvonne ChakaChaka yesterday challenged Africans to work together, do things by themselves and stop begging if they have to achieve their development goals. The entrepreneur and humanitarian threw the challenge in Dar es Salaam ahead of the African Reconnect Conference, which is scheduled for today at the APC Hotel and [&hellip

Tanzanite bows to govt pressure.

Tanzanite bows to govt pressure.

Tanzanite One Mining Company has agreed to compensate and pay all taxes it owes the government, conceding some malpractices in its operations in the country. Chairman of President John Magufuli formed negotiation committee Prof Palamagamba Kabudi and Director of Tanzanite One Faisal Juma signed the payment agreement in Dar es Salaam yesterday. In his post-signing [&hellip