Category: Local News

Dar Rapid Buses For One-Week Trial Soon.

Dar Rapid Buses For One-Week Trial Soon.

  Fast buses under the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) project will soon start a one-week trial to allow drivers to get accustomed to the city’s roads and traffic lights, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has said. Mr Majaliwa made the remarks when he made an impromptu tour of the Ferry international Fish [&hellip

Bunge Teams Shuffled For Punch.

Bunge Teams Shuffled For Punch.

    National  Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai has made changes in the structure of the parliamentary standing committees by dropping six chairpersons and vice-chairpersons as well as reshuffling members from one committee to another. This means that three committees will have to elect new chairpersons while three others will choose new vice-chairpersons as provided through [&hellip

Ukawa Wins Dar Mayoral Election.

Ukawa Wins Dar Mayoral Election.

    The  Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam was a hive of activity as councillors and MPs thronged the grounds of the historical building to witness the election of Dar es Salaam mayor that saw the opposition clinching victory for the first time since the re-introduction of multi-party democracy in 1992. Mr Issaya Mwita [&hellip

PM Holds Talks With Freight Forwarders Body.

PM Holds Talks With Freight Forwarders Body.

    AFTER months of accusations against Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) officials and a chorus of demand by members of the Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association (TAFFA) to meet top government leaders over container woes, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, finally met them. Mr Majaliwa said he decided to hold a meeting with TAFFA members [&hellip

Kinondoni Officials Face Axe Over Oysterbay Housing Project.

Kinondoni Officials Face Axe Over Oysterbay Housing Project.

    The Local Authority Accounts Committee (LAAC) has directed the Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) to suspend three Kinondoni Municipal Council (KMC) officials over mismanagement and failing to advise the municipality over the Oysterbay Villa project. The minister responsible, Mr George Simbachawene, promised to seek out and [&hellip

Six B’moyo Council, TASAF Staff Killed In Freak Road Crash.

Six B’moyo Council, TASAF Staff Killed In Freak Road Crash.

      Six officials from the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) and Bagamoyo District Council have died and nine others injured in a car crash involving four vehicles along the Dar es Salaam-Bagamoyo Road on Monday. The accident occurred around 10am at Kerege in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region, during a tour by the Parliamentary [&hellip

Maelezo Director Transferred To Foreign Ministry.

Maelezo Director Transferred To Foreign Ministry.

      The  Director of Tanzania Information Services (Maelezo), Mr Assah Mwambene, who was the chief government spokesperson, has been transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East African, Regional and International Co-operation. A statement issued by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports said the transfer was a routine and that Mr [&hellip

Verify Your Arms To Check Crime, Magufuli Advises.

Verify Your Arms To Check Crime, Magufuli Advises.

      President  John Magufuli has urged owners of firearms countrywide to verify their weapons as the police force moves to curb crime by ensuring that licensed guns do not fall in the hands of criminals. Dr Magufuli hailed the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Paul Makonda and the police for initiating [&hellip

Decisive Win For Shein In Z’bar.

Decisive Win For Shein In Z’bar.

    The  Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) yesterday officially announced Dr Ali Mohamed Shein winner of the Isles presidential election re-run held on Sunday after garnering 91.4 per cent of the total vote. ZEC Chairman Jecha Salum Jecha announced here that Dr Shein, who sought a second five-year term, garnered 299,982 out of the 328,327 [&hellip

Tight Security As voters Decide In Z’bar.

Tight Security As voters Decide In Z’bar.

At the stroke of the clock at seven this morning (7am) in Unguja and Pemba, some 500,000 registered voters in the two islands that make Zanzibar will have set into motion a re-run of last October’s general election. At stake are the Zanzibar presidency and membership to the Isles House of Representatives. Security has been [&hellip