Category: Local News

Intelligence Boss Othman Retires.

Intelligence Boss Othman Retires.

The Director of Tanzania Intelligence and Security Services (TISS), Mr Rashid Othman, has officially retired from public service. Mr Othman’s retirement is effective from last Friday (August 19), after his three-year contract extension expired. Former President Jakaya Kikwete had extended the TISS chief’s contract after reaching the mandatory retirement age. He retired in 2013 and [&hellip

JPM Lauds Efforts By Former AfDB President.

JPM Lauds Efforts By Former AfDB President.

President John Pombe Magufuli met and held talks with former president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Donald Kaberuka in Dar es Salaam yesterday, expressing confidence on development counsel that Tanzania will receive from various sectors in the country. President Magufuli said Tanzania can benefit immensely from Dr Kaberuka’s advice on the country’s different [&hellip

Over 5000 Civil Associations For Deregistration.

Over 5000 Civil Associations For Deregistration.

Over 5000 trustees of civil societies, associations, religious bodies and other non-governmental organisations have been lined up for deregistration for failure to comply with the country’s laws. Authorities responsible for registration of civil societies, companies and other non- profit institutions revealed yesterday when handing over a verification report to the Minister for Justice and Constitution [&hellip

Purchase Of New Aircraft Radar Soon To Be Reality.

Purchase Of New Aircraft Radar Soon To Be Reality.

As the aviation industry continues to grow in the country, the government plans to purchase six modern surveillance radars that will improve air traffic control services in the country. The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa said the tendering process for the purchase of the six surveillance radars is at an advanced [&hellip

Mengi Summoned by High Court Commercial Div.

Mengi Summoned by High Court Commercial Div.

The High Court’s Commercial Division has summoned the Executive Chairman of IPP Media, Dr Reginald Mengi, to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for failure to satisfy a decree for 598,750 US dollars (about 1.2bn/-) payments. It is alleged that such payments are in favour of three businessmen, Muganyizi Lutagwaba, Eric [&hellip

Implementation Of Projects To Be Public For Transparency.

Implementation Of Projects To Be Public For Transparency.

The government is planning to make public implementation of various projects and enforcement of its commitment providing regular reports to the public through media. Speaking to reporters in the city yesterday, Director of Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO) Mr Hassan Abbas said that the move is aimed at increasing transparency and participation of publics in various [&hellip

Grand Reception Awaits Majaliwa In Rukwa Region.

Grand Reception Awaits Majaliwa In Rukwa Region.

A grand welcome awaits Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa who is expected to start his three-day working tour of Rukwa Region from next Tuesday. Premier Majaliwa’s visit will be the first tour of the national leaders in Rukwa Region since the Firth Administration of President John Magufuli came in power and already the information on his [&hellip

More ‘Boom’ For Free Education.

More ‘Boom’ For Free Education.

Funds for free education have been increased from 18.77bn/- per month to 21bn/-, with Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa directing intensive verification to unearth ghost pupils and students in public schools. Mr Majaliwa d i r e c t e d District Commissioners (DCs), District and Regional Education Officers to conduct a special inspection in schools [&hellip

75 Per Cent Of Civil Servants Can Now Move To Dodoma, Says Mhagama.

75 Per Cent Of Civil Servants Can Now Move To Dodoma, Says Mhagama.

The government has revealed that it can currently move 75 per cent of its servants to Dodoma, following an assessment, which showed they will get housing and other social amenities without any problem. This was revealed by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled), [&hellip

EAC Told To Tackle Chronic Problems In The Region.

EAC Told To Tackle Chronic Problems In The Region.

President John Magufuli said yesterday that the East African Community (EAC) should focus on enabling member states to tackle their chronic problems. Dr Magufuli, who doubles as the chairman of the regional economic grouping, mentioned some of the most persistent challenges as access to clean and safe water, improving transport infrastructures, strengthening health services and [&hellip