Category: Local News

Msimbazi flooding cure in the pipeline.

Msimbazi flooding cure in the pipeline.

Floods that have been wreaking havoc in Msimbazi Valley are likely to be history, as plans are now underway to upgrade the area by building waterways and other drainage system infrastructure. This follows the agreement between the World Bank and Tanzania in response to flooding caused by heavy rainfall annually in the commercial capital, triggering [&hellip

Govt explains how 1.5tri/- was spent.

Govt explains how 1.5tri/- was spent.

The Finance and Planning Deputy Minister, Dr Ashatu Kijaji has told the Parliament, Friday morning, that there is no missing or misused 1.51tri/- out of Bunge consent, as some politicians claimed in recent days. Giving the Government stance, the Deputy Minister said the use of International Public Sector Accounting Standards Accrual (IPSAS), the system has [&hellip

TPA manager arraigned for wealth against lawful income.

TPA manager arraigned for wealth against lawful income.

Finance Manager with Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Prosper Kimaro appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with possessing houses and motor vehicles, estimated at over 1.4bn/- worth, which are disproportionate to his lawful income. Before Principal Resident Magistrate Thomas Simba, the senior official with the Authority denied the charges. [&hellip

Drug biased budget unveiled.

Drug biased budget unveiled.

Drugs, medical supplies and reagents are the top priorities in the newly proposed budget of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Moving the ministry’s 898bn/- budget estimates for the 2018/19 fiscal year here yesterday, Minister Ummy Mwalimu said the government remains committed to improve infrastructure for health services delivery. According to [&hellip

EALA endorses EAC Oaths Bill.

EALA endorses EAC Oaths Bill.

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) met here on Wednesday for debate and adoption of the East African Community (EAC) Oaths Bill, 2018. The Bill endorsement paves way for EAC employees and persons testifying before the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) and related quasi judicial bodies to swear oath of affirmation. The debate, which resumed [&hellip

Why Bunge not paying for Lissu’s treatment abroad.

Why Bunge not paying for Lissu’s treatment abroad.

Parliament will not approve any amount for the treatment of Singida East Member of Parliament, Tundu Lissu, who is being treated in Belgium, unless three important documents are presented, Speaker Job Ndugai has told the lawmakers. Speaker was forced to elaborate the matter, Thursday, when he was responding to MP Godbless Lema’s directive sought to [&hellip

Case backlog reduction rising, House informed.

Case backlog reduction rising, House informed.

Efforts by the Judiciary to reduce the backlog of cases has yielded positive results with records showing that during the year 2017/2018, a total of 141,107 cases were settled at all levels of the court as of March, this year. The Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Prof Palamagamba Kabudi , informed the august House [&hellip

Dar doubts Delhi’s 45bn/- bill.

Dar doubts Delhi’s 45bn/- bill.

Payment of the 45.7bn/- debts to four Indian hospitals is subject to medical investigations and financial assessment to prove their authenticity. The government allegedly owes the Indian hospitals in respect to medical bills for Tanzanian patients who were referred for specialised treatments. Similar financial analysis also applies to the 61bn/- debt, which the government owes [&hellip

Government to employ 6,000 Science, Maths teachers.

Government to employ 6,000 Science, Maths teachers.

The Government is expected to employ 6,000 secondary school teachers for the Mathematics and Science subjects by June 30, this year. Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) – Mr Joseph George Kakunda revealed the plan in the Parliament, Monday, as he was responding supplementary question asked by Mchinga [&hellip

At least 9 dead in floods in Tanzania’s commercial capital.

At least 9 dead in floods in Tanzania’s commercial capital.

At least nine people in Tanzania’s commercial capital died after heavy rains flooded homes and roads, authorities said on Monday. Police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told journalists the people died as a result of heavy rainfall over the past three days. Television footage showed residents seeking shelter on rooftops. Authorities ordered schools to be closed for [&hellip