Category: Local News

AG To Continue Reviewing All Contracts, Stresses PM.

AG To Continue Reviewing All Contracts, Stresses PM.

    The  government will continue using the Attorney General (AG) to review all contracts entered by different agencies for the interests of the nation, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, told the National Assembly here. He discouraged a proposal by a section of Members of Parliament (MPs) that all contracts the country was signing [&hellip

Teachers’ Skills Deemed ‘Too Sub-Standard’.

Teachers’ Skills Deemed ‘Too Sub-Standard’.

      More  than 3,000 unqualified teachers are working at both primary and secondary schools in the country, the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof Musa Assad, has discovered. In his performance audit report on the system for quality control of education programmes in Tanzania, the CAG says that there about 969 unskilled teachers, [&hellip

Five Killed, 14,000 Homeless As Rains Pound Morogoro.

Five Killed, 14,000 Homeless As Rains Pound Morogoro.

    Five people have been reported dead while 13,933 residents from 3,095 homesteads have been left homeless due to floods caused by ongoing rains in four districts here. The affected districts include Kilosa, Kilombero, Morogoro and Malinyi, according to Morogoro Regional Commissioner (RC), Dr Kebwe Steven Kebwe.   Apart from the deaths, Dr Kebwe [&hellip

Kairuki TIC Appointment Revoked.

Kairuki TIC Appointment Revoked.

    President  John Magufuli has revoked the appointment of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) Executive Director, Ms Juliet Kairuki, and appointed Mr Clifford Tandari as Acting Executive Director. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (Trade and Investment), Professor Adolf Mkenda, said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam that [&hellip

Korean Science Teachers Coming.

Korean Science Teachers Coming.

    Korea , through its programme of the Korean Teachers Dispatching Programme (KTDP), will be sending teachers in the field of maths and science to secondary schools in an effort to address a shortage of teachers in the area. The visiting Korean President for the National Institute of International Education (NIIED) Mr Kim Kwang-ho, [&hellip

Police To Have More Vehicles.

Police To Have More Vehicles.

    The  government has expressed its commitment of allocating more funds to improve transportation services for the Police Force in the country. This was said before the National Assembly here by Minister for Home Affairs Charles Kitwanga, when responding to a question by Musa Ntimizi (Igalula- CCM).   The minister admitted that several police [&hellip

President Magufuli Swears-In New RASs Into Office.

President Magufuli Swears-In New RASs Into Office.

  President John Magufuli swore-in ten new Regional Administrative Secretaries (RASs), with Ethics Secretariat Commissioner Judge (rtd) Salome Kaganda urging them to adhere to integrity pledges and execute their duties effectively. “The violation of the pledge might result to loss of public confidence and trust of a business partner, lack of qualifications for doing business [&hellip

CAG Report Reveals Huge Irregularities In Contracts, Tenders.

CAG Report Reveals Huge Irregularities In Contracts, Tenders.

  INADEQUACIES in procurement and contract management cost the government more than 57bn/- in the 2014/15 financial year, the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) report has revealed. The significant procurement issues in the last financial year’s report include among others, a list of entities that made procurement outside the annual procurement plan (8.5bn/-) and entities [&hellip

Magufuli Mourns Mrs Lucy Kibaki.

Magufuli Mourns Mrs Lucy Kibaki.

  President John Magufuli has sent a message of condolences to his Kenyan counterpart, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, following the death of former First Lady Lucy Kibaki who died on Tuesday in London, United Kingdom. The president said he had learnt of the death of the former First Lady with deep sorrow, adding that Kenya has [&hellip

TCRA Board Of Directors Dissolved, DG Suspended.

TCRA Board Of Directors Dissolved, DG Suspended.

      President  John Magufuli has dissolved the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) board and suspended its Director General, Dr Ally Yahya Simba, for failing to implement the Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring System (TTMS) convention. The failure was subsequently denying the government about 400bn/- per year. The decision came after a meeting involving the president, [&hellip