Category: Local News

Mwigamba, nine others cross from ACT to CCM.

Mwigamba, nine others cross from ACT to CCM.

Former Secretary-General of the Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT Tanzania), Mr Samson Mwigamba and nine senior party members have defected to the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), while commending President John Magufuli for protecting natural resources. Announcing the decision on behalf of the other members in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Mr Mwigamba said [&hellip

Fair mining sector era dawns.

Fair mining sector era dawns.

The government and Barrick Gold Mine Corporation have finally buried the hatchet with a resolution to share profits accrued from the mine on a 50-50 ratio and grant the State a 16 per cent stake in its gold mines. The negotiations were reached after discussions between experts from the two sides, focused on resolving a [&hellip

HESLB Announces 10, 000 First-Year Loan Beneficiaries.

HESLB Announces 10, 000 First-Year Loan Beneficiaries.

Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) has released first batch of 10,196 successful loan applicants for first year undergraduate courses, set to begin late this month. A total of 34.6bn/- has been earmarked to finance the studies for the applicants pending other batches to be announced any day before opening of universities at the end [&hellip

Oman Sultan Assures JPM Of Industrial Drive Support.

Oman Sultan Assures JPM Of Industrial Drive Support.

The Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said, has assured President John Magufuli of the Sultanate support to Tanzania’s industrial investment drive, power generation and value addition in minerals to boost the economy. In a special message delivered at State House in Dar es Salaam, yesterday, by Oman Minister of Oil [&hellip

Stop Pushing PCCB With Your Allegations, Trio Warned.

Stop Pushing PCCB With Your Allegations, Trio Warned.

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has advised the Arumeru East MP, Mr Joshua Nassari, to let it perform its duties professionally, after presenting to them his alleged bribery claims according to the laid down rules and procedures. Thus, PCCB Director General Mr Valentino Mlowola directed Mr Nassari to stop immediately uttering words [&hellip

Farmers Have Reason To Smile Over Good Rains.

Farmers Have Reason To Smile Over Good Rains.

The rains promise ‘normal to above normal’ over most parts of the country between this November and next April, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) announced in Dar es Salaam yesterday. “Occasional heavy rains are expected over these areas especially towards January, next year. The rainfall season is likely to start in November and December, this [&hellip

NEC reminds returning officers over regulations.

NEC reminds returning officers over regulations.

NationaL Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday reminded all the returning officers to observe the electoral laws and regulations to avoid unnecessary expenses in re-election. NEC Chairman Justice Semistocles Kaijage (retired), opening a three-day training for the officers and their assistants here, said: “If we don’t regard and follow election regulations, we will end up with many [&hellip

Uhuru Torch Remains Relevant Today, Say Analysts.

Uhuru Torch Remains Relevant Today, Say Analysts.

Political analysts have welcomed the government’s stance on Uhuru Torch Race, snubbing critics’ repeated calls to abandon the race. For many years, opposition parties in particular have been pushing for the ban of the Uhuru Torch Race, which they dismiss as total misuse of taxpayers’ money. But, President John Magufuli, speaking at the torch’s extinguishing [&hellip

JPM In Aga Khan Cost Relief Plea.

JPM In Aga Khan Cost Relief Plea.

President John Magufuli yesterday challenged His Highness the Aga Khan to review service costs at his institutions that get tax exemptions from the government. Dr Magufuli told the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims to lower the service costs at his facilities, citing the Aga Khan Hospital. President Magufuli was speaking at the State [&hellip

Ministers Hit Ground Running.

Ministers Hit Ground Running.

Soon after President John Magufuli administered the oath of office yesterday, the newly appointed team of ministers and their deputies literally hit the ground running, attending their first cabinet meeting, some thinking aloud their plans for better public service. Altogether, eight ministers, sixteen deputies and a Clerk to the National Assembly took two oaths — [&hellip