Category: Local News

Homemade Guns Surrendered To Police Stations.

Homemade Guns Surrendered To Police Stations.

About 61 homemade firearms locally known as gobole owned illegally have been surrendered at different police posts in Katavi Region since the exercise was officially launched on March 21, this year. The Katavi Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Damas Nyanda, said the verification exercise will officially end on June 30, this year, saying that so far [&hellip

Jet Fuel Supplier Put On Hold.

Jet Fuel Supplier Put On Hold.

The government has suspended the supplier of the contaminated jet fuel and directed the concerned company to immediately start cleaning all the tanks and pipes of the affected oil companies in the country. Energy and Minerals Minister Professor Sospeter Muhongo issued the directive in Dar es Salaam yesterday, ordering Sahara Energy Resources Limited liable for [&hellip

MPs For Education System Overhaul.

MPs For Education System Overhaul.

Members of Parliament (MPs) have advised the government to embark on a total overhaul of the current education system and develop a stable and sustainable structure that meets global standards. They hinted that over the years, the country’s education system has gone through all kinds of ineffectual transformations. Debating the Education, Science, Technology and Vocational [&hellip

DART Told To Address Flaws.

DART Told To Address Flaws.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has inspected the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) operations in the city where he has identified some of the challenges that are facing the transportation system. He said the deficits will be corrected while the project is in progress. The premier who paid his fare while boarding DART bus No. 23 with [&hellip

TCU Set To Step Up Checks At Varsities To Ensure Quality.

TCU Set To Step Up Checks At Varsities To Ensure Quality.

The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is set to intensify inspections and review of learning programmes at the higher learning institutions to ensure quality education. This was said yesterday by the Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, when unveiling her budget estimates for 2016/2017. She announced that her ministry was [&hellip

No Time Extension To Mobile ‘Fakes’ Switch-Off Date.

No Time Extension To Mobile ‘Fakes’ Switch-Off Date.

The government will not extend time for shutting down all counterfeit electronic equipment come June 16, 2016, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Professor Makame Mbarawa, has warned. To this effect, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) plans to proceed with the nationwide switch-off of counterfeit mobile phones and other electronic equipment beginning at [&hellip

State Supports Local Contractors.

State Supports Local Contractors.

President John Magufuli has urged local contractors to be patriotic; promising that his government will give them priority in public-funded projects provided they meet required conditions. Dr Magufuli made the remarks yesterday when opening a twoday Contractors’ Registration Board (CRB) Annual Consultative Meeting that has drawn more than 1,000 contractors, consultants and other stakeholders in [&hellip

Dewji Hailed Over Job Creation.

Dewji Hailed Over Job Creation.

Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited Group (METL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Mohammed Dewji, is among top five African billionaires creating jobs in the continent. Mr Dewji who is the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune of over 1.25bn US Dollars, has grown his family’s business from a national trading house to a multibillion dollar [&hellip

Live Animal Exports Banned Pending Proper Procedures.

Live Animal Exports Banned Pending Proper Procedures.

The government has banned transportation of all live animals outside the country for the next three years until proper procedures are made to ensure only approved animals are transported. Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Professor Jumanne Maghembe told the National Assembly here yesterday when winding up his ministry’s budget estimates for 2016/2017 that not even [&hellip

52 Firms Seek To Generate Power.

52 Firms Seek To Generate Power.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, revealed yesterday that the government has received applications from 52 companies intending to invest in electricity generation projects in the country. “The government is currently conducting due diligence on these companies to establish those with required competence after which they will be assigned projects to implement,” Mr Majaliwa said [&hellip