Category: Local News

15bn/- grant for Dar suburb water project

15bn/- grant for Dar suburb water project

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water, Bashir Mrindoko At least 170,000 residents of Dar es Salaam are expected to benefit from the ‘Maji yetu’ water project that is to be implemented in several suburbs of the city. The project is targeted at providing access to clean and safe water to persons who don’t have [&hellip

Tanzania needs double current number of medical personnel

Tanzania needs double current number of medical personnel

The spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Nsachris Mwamwaja Tanzania needs almost twice the number of medical personnel that it has now if the country is to enjoy better and improved medical services. Speaking to the media yesterday in Dar es Salaam, the spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, [&hellip

Brigadier General stands to defend accused JKT officials

Brigadier General stands to defend accused JKT officials

Defence witness in the abuse of position case facing seven Suma JKT officers yesterday told the Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court that the seven accused are innocent of the charges because it was in their mandate to make the purchases in question.  The purchases involve the procurement of used motor vehicles and construction equipment for the [&hellip

Airtel ticket winners depart for UK today

Airtel ticket winners depart for UK today

Thirteen Tanzanians who won tickets in the second batch of Airtel’s ‘Mimi ni Bingwa’ promotion are expected to leave for the UK today. The cellular network provider yesterday announced that the winners together with their partners will watch tomorrow’s English Premier League (EPL) match between Manchester United and Liverpool to be played at Old Trafford [&hellip

Kidney-related complications on rise in Tanzania

Kidney-related complications on rise in Tanzania

At least 1500 people get kidney infections every year in Tanzania and at least 10 patients are diagnosed with the ailment at the Muhimbili National Hospital every week, Dr Onesmo Kisanga President of Nephrology Society of Tanzania has reported. Speaking with the Guardian on the World Kidney Day observed every March 13, Dr Kisanga said [&hellip

Power cuts make Tanga factory owners threaten to close plants

Power cuts make Tanga factory owners threaten to close plants

Tanga Regional Commissioner, Chiku Gallawa Factory owners in Tanga Region have threatened to shut down their plants should the government fail to take what they have described as ‘quick and necessary measures’ to end the frequent power outages that plague the region. It is reported that the frequent and unannounced power cuts have lead to [&hellip

CA’s Chair is Samwel Sitta

CA’s Chair is Samwel Sitta

Constituent Assembly members yesterday elected Samwel Sitta as the Constituent Assembly chairman who will now preside over the House towards writing of the new constitution. He emerged the winner after scoring 487 out of the votes cast. His rival Hashim Rungwe got 69 votes. Announcing the election results, Returning Officer, Dr Thomas Kashilila said a [&hellip

Activist, family in hiding after gun-point threat

Activist, family in hiding after gun-point threat

THRD National Coordinator, Onesmo Olengurumwa One journalist and his family have fled their residence after armed men stormed the residence and at gun point threatened to kill him and his family should he continue with his investigative work. Putting a stop to his inquiry into the illicit trade of government trophies in the country, it [&hellip

12 Dar officials now face murder charges

12 Dar officials now face murder charges

Former Ilala Municipal Executive Director Gabriel Fuime The 11 people accused of manslaughter following the March 2013 collapse of a 14-storey building in Dar es Salaam in which 27 people were killed were  yesterday charged with murder. The prosecution also joined their case with that of the former Ilala Municipal Executive Director Gabriel Fuime (61), who [&hellip

Telecom firms warned over illegal sales tactics

Telecom firms warned over illegal sales tactics

TFC Chairman Prof Jamidu Katima Ahead of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), telecommunication service providers are warned to abscond irresponsible and illegal sales tactics like imposing hidden charges and terms and conditions as well as outright charging for services not provided. The call comes from the Tanzania Consumer Forum (TCF) which has challenged telecommunication [&hellip