Category: Local News

Hundreds Throng Court As Ex-RAS, Others Face Justice.

Hundreds Throng Court As Ex-RAS, Others Face Justice.

Kagera Resident Magistrate’s Court was yesterday filled to capacity as hundreds of Bukoba residents thronged the premises to witness the arraignment of the recently dismissed Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS). The ex-Kagera RAS, Amantius Msole, was arraigned before the court during the morning, with several charges read against him. With him before Bukoka Resident Magistrate Dennice [&hellip

Advocate, Three Others Charged With 51m/- Forgery Attempt.

Advocate, Three Others Charged With 51m/- Forgery Attempt.

An Advocate of the High Court, Godwin Muganyizi, and three other persons have been charged with forging a stamp of the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) and its employee’s signature in attempt to obtain over 51m/- fraudulently. Before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday, other accused persons were Maseke Zenge (50), Augustine [&hellip

GDP On Cecord 7.9 Pc Growth.

GDP On Cecord 7.9 Pc Growth.

Gross Domestic Product grew by 7.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, beating by far the 5.8 per cent rate recorded in the corresponding period last year. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in its quarterly economic estimates released in Dar es Salaam yesterday, put the country’s GDP at constant prices in absolute [&hellip

Majaliwa Officially Moves To Dodoma Effective Today.

Majaliwa Officially Moves To Dodoma Effective Today.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, will today shift to Dodoma officially as part of implementation of the government’s decision to move to the country’s capital. In his keynote address to the CCM National Congress after he was elected the party’s National Chairman, President John Magufuli had told delegates that before the end of his [&hellip

Tibaijuka Declines 210m/- Of Khalifa Award.

Tibaijuka Declines 210m/- Of Khalifa Award.

Once bitten, twice shy. The saying could well be applied to Muleba South constituency Member of Parliament, Prof Anna Tibaijuka, as she has refused to receive 100,000 US dollars (over 210m/-) as part of the Khalifa Sustainable Development Award, fearing to go against the country’s public servants ethics code. The cash, together with a trophy, [&hellip

SSRA to check pension funds on 10pc spending rule.

SSRA to check pension funds on 10pc spending rule.

Social Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA) has embarked on evaluating pension funds to establish whether they have strategic plans to enable them comply with guideline requiring them not to spend more than 10 per cent of members’ contributions on their operational costs. This comes after three months passed since the SSRA issued the two-year period for [&hellip

Adamant Lipumba Belittles CUF National Council Meeting.

Adamant Lipumba Belittles CUF National Council Meeting.

Embattled Civic United Front (CUF) Chairman Prof Ibrahim Lipumba has maintained that he remains the legitimate leader of the party, for only general congress is mandated to expel him. The opposition CUF on Tuesday announced the expulsion of Prof Lipumba from the party, saying 43 out of 53 members of the CUF’s National Leadership Council [&hellip

Britons Give 6bn/- To Restore Learning Infrastructure In Kagera.

Britons Give 6bn/- To Restore Learning Infrastructure In Kagera.

In a goodwill gesture to ensure students resume classes, UK Department for International Development (DFID) yesterday donated 6.3bn/- to restore learning infrastructure in the quake hit Kagera Region. The generous contribution is for rebuilding, upgrading and equipping the schools, which were badly damaged by a recent earthquake that also claimed 17 lives and destroyed houses, [&hellip

Indiscipline, Oorruption Messed Up ATCL.

Indiscipline, Oorruption Messed Up ATCL.

President John Magufuli yesterday cited unprofessionalism as the major shortfall that sent the once-vibrant national airline to its knees. Dr Magufuli charged that Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) had been operating in a ‘business as usual’ style without observing professionalism. Speaking at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Dr Magufuli said the national flag carrier’s [&hellip

Oil, Gas Firms Give 4bn/- To Vocational Training.

Oil, Gas Firms Give 4bn/- To Vocational Training.

Oil and gas companies under the consortium of Tanzania Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Project (TLNG) have donated 1.9m US dollars (about 4bn/-) to beef up employment opportunities for the youth through vocational training in natural gas in the twin southern regions of Mtwara and Lindi. TLNG is composed of five partners–BG/Shell Group, ExxonMobil, Ophir Energy, [&hellip