Category: Local News

Muhimbili introduces meal service for patients.

Muhimbili introduces meal service for patients.

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam has introduced a food service to all admitted patients, a move geared to improve service delivery and relieve patients’ relatives from inconveniences they encounter when taking food to them. MNH Head of Communications Aminiel Aligaesha told reporters in the city said that the hospital has contracted [&hellip

Magufuli Hailed For Delivering On Taxes.

Magufuli Hailed For Delivering On Taxes.

Several analysts have praised President John Magufuli’s administration for taking a lead role in implementing new income tax measures, saying it would positively benefit fixed low-income earners. The new tax measures approved by the National Assembly early this week directs all public leaders, including the president, to pay five per cent income tax on their [&hellip

Man In Court For Defaming President Magufuli.

Man In Court For Defaming President Magufuli.

A Dar es salaam Resident, Leonard Mulokozi, appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court charged with abusing President John Magufuli through social media. Mulokozi is alleged to have published defamatory information and transmission of offensive communication against the head of state through Whats App. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and he is out [&hellip

Five District Magistrates Face Sanctions For Inaction.

Five District Magistrates Face Sanctions For Inaction.

Judiciary committee on ethics has suggested that five district magistrates who did not attain the goal of meeting a number of cases set in a year be issued with a warning. In February, the magistrates were given seven days by Chief Justice (CJ) Mohamed Chande Othman to state why they should not be taken to [&hellip

Magufuli Appoints Yonazi New TSN Managing Editor.

Magufuli Appoints Yonazi New TSN Managing Editor.

President John Magufuli has appointed Dr Jim James Yonazi Managing Editor of Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN). TSN publishes the governmentowned ‘Daily News’, ‘Sunday News’, ‘HabariLeo’, ‘Habari Leo Jumapili’ and ‘SpotiLeo’. It also runs a printing press, Standard Printers. The Directorate of Presidential Communications said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday [&hellip

181 Health Centres To Be Built Nationwide.

181 Health Centres To Be Built Nationwide.

The government plans to build 181 health centres countrywide every year in the next five years, Deputy Minister of State in the Presidents’ Office (Regional Administration, Local Government), Selemani Jaffo, told the National Assembly here. For the start, he said, this year 181 health centres will be built in a bid to handle the facilities [&hellip

Mangula Advises Opposition MPs To Attend Sessions.

Mangula Advises Opposition MPs To Attend Sessions.

CCM Vice-Chairman (Mainland), Mr Philip Mangula, advised the Members of Parliament (MPs) from opposition to refrain from absconding parliamentary sessions saying they were not doing justice to their electorate. Mr Mangula said boycotting the parliamentary sessions, particularly at this time when the august House was engaged in debating the national budget was totally wrong and [&hellip

Leaders’ Gratuity For Income Tax.

Leaders’ Gratuity For Income Tax.

All public leaders in the country, including President John Magufuli, will be subjected to five per cent income tax on their gratuity at the end of their tenure in office. Previously, the leaders enjoyed exemptions on their send-off packages through the Public Service Retirement Benefits Act of 1999. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Philip Mpango [&hellip

MPs To Approve 2016/17 National Budget On Monday.

MPs To Approve 2016/17 National Budget On Monday.

The National Assembly resumes in Dodoma this morning after a weekend recess, with Members of Parliament expected to approve the 30trn/- 2016/17 national budget. MPs are eagerly waiting to hear the government’s response to their outcry over the proposed contentious tax on their gratuity. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Philip Mpango presented the development focused [&hellip

Clerics Call For Legal Action Against Gwajima For Seditious Remarks

Clerics Call For Legal Action Against Gwajima For Seditious Remarks

Pentecostal Fellowships Tanzania (PPFT) clerics have urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to take legal action against Bishop Josephat Gwajima of the Glory of Christ Tanzania Church following his seditious statements he made recently. Chairman of PPFT Bishop Pius Ikongo, made the remarks here on Saturday at his office in Mwanga district, Kilimanjaro Region, where [&hellip