Category: Local News

Premier Irked by Corruption In Tender Process.

Premier Irked by Corruption In Tender Process.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed Karatu District Commissioner Theresia Mahongo to remove from the tender processes all companies owned by councillors and council’s employees to avoid conflict of interests. The Prime Minister issued the directives in Karatu District on the ongoing tour to Arusha Region. “Companies owned by councillors are allowed to do businesses [&hellip

UDSM council decides to retain its VC.

UDSM council decides to retain its VC.

University of Dar es Salaam Council yesterday announced that Prof Rwekaza Mukandala will stay on as the Vice-Chancellor for an additional year after his term expired early this month. An official statement issued by the Council Chairman Peter Ngumbulu said the 63-year-old political scientist will continue leading the country’s oldest academic institution for 12 months [&hellip

Asset Checks Aimed At Cheating Leaders.

Asset Checks Aimed At Cheating Leaders.

The government will soon embark on the verification of properties declared by about 500 public leaders before the Ethics Secretariat, a move seeking to authenticate the assets. Minister of State in the President’s Office, Public Service Management and Good Governance Angella Kairuki said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the exercise will help the government [&hellip

Magufuli to officiate first Uhuru Day gala in office.

Magufuli to officiate first Uhuru Day gala in office.

President John Magufuli is expected to officiate at this year’s Independence Day celebrations on December 9, the first time since he assumed the presidency on November 5, 2015. Dr Magufuli cancelled fanfares for his first Independence Day in office last year, serving the 4bn/- budget, which he directed to the expansion of a Dar es [&hellip

Long-Range Planes To Lift Tourism.

Long-Range Planes To Lift Tourism.

President John Magufuli yesterday reaffirmed his willpower to acquire additional four aircrafts in efforts to introduce tourism supporting direct international flights. Dr Magufuli, in his talks with Boeing’s Director of Sales Jim Deboo, said the government wants to buy three long-range aircrafts out of the envisaged four, adding that his administration was determined to acquire [&hellip

TTCL Launches New SIM Cards For Students.

TTCL Launches New SIM Cards For Students.

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) has launched new SIM Cards for students that enable them to have various services including enough air time, bundles and text messages. Dubbed Boompack, the new SIM Cards are only special for students, and According to Dar es Salaam Regional Manager, David Dirisha the public mobile phone company wants to [&hellip

State Keen On Reducing Taxes, Levies.

State Keen On Reducing Taxes, Levies.

Vice-president Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan has said that plans were underway to review tax legislations in the country in order to reduce the multiple taxes and levies imposed on traders. In line with that, Ms Hassan expressed the need for government and private sector leaders to shun talking too much and instead embark on full [&hellip

Diplomatic Presence Extended.

Diplomatic Presence Extended.

Tanzania has extended its international wing after President John Magufuli appointed 21 ambassadors to represent the country abroad. Six of them are destined for new embassies set for opening. The new embassies for launching are allocated in Algeria, Israel, South Korea, Sudan, Qatar and Turkey. The remaining 15 are going to fill the posts left [&hellip

WAMA Refutes Auction Allegations, Demand Apology.

WAMA Refutes Auction Allegations, Demand Apology.

Wama Foundation has dismissed as false and malicious, reports by a local tabloid that its properties have been put up for auction due to failure to pay taxes for its consignment at the Dar es Salaam Port. A statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday by WAMA Foundation Executive Secretary, Mr Daudi Nasib, issued a [&hellip

Fresh Bid To Decongest Reports Rubbished Referral Hospitals.

Fresh Bid To Decongest Reports Rubbished Referral Hospitals.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has directed District Executive Directors (DEDs) countrywide to embark on the construction of district hospitals in their respective areas to check overcrowdings of patients currently faced at major referral hospitals. The Premier made the directive at the Mount Meru Regional Hospital here yesterday during his ongoing tour of the [&hellip