Category: Local News

3 winners announced Tigo Reach for Change

3 winners announced Tigo Reach for Change

 Tigo Tanzania acting General Manager, Eduardo Quiroga Tigo and the Swedish non-profit organisation – Reach for Change- have furnished three innovative social development ideas with a total of USD 75,000 for implementation. Announcing the winners of the Tigo Reach for Change Social Entrepreneurship Initiative over the weekend in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Tanzania acting General [&hellip

TFDA shuts unregistered bakery cites public safety

TFDA shuts unregistered bakery cites public safety

The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) Northern Zone has closed an Arusha based bakery on public health grounds and the fact that it was never registered. The move follows an investigation as to the Manyara Loaf Company Limited compliance to health and safety regulations which they failed.   Located in Sombetini suburb of Arusha [&hellip

25m/- boost maternal health at Ruvuma referral hospital

25m/- boost maternal health at Ruvuma referral hospital

At least 25m/- has been used to renovate a maternity ward at the Ruvuma referral hospital under a project dubbed ‘MAISHA’ meant to improve maternal and children health. The project is funded by Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organisation affiliated with the John Hopkins University of USA. Speaking in Songea over the weekend at a [&hellip

TFDA cautions public over use of banned cosmetics

TFDA cautions public over use of banned cosmetics

TFDA Public Relations Manager Gaudensia Simwanza Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has issued a health alert warning on the use of illegally imported prohibited cosmetics warning that on one hand the consumers’ risk major health threats while on the other hand, the government stands to loose huge sums in medical bill charges of the [&hellip

‘Govt not liable for allowances of CA members’ drivers’

‘Govt not liable for allowances of CA members’ drivers’

Clerk of the National Assembly, Dr Thomas Kashililah has said that the Constituent Assembly is not responsible for paying allowances of drivers of CA members as there is no legislation which entitles the delegates to chauffeurs.  This followed complaints regarding the payments of CA members’ drivers levied by the members. Kashililah told a media conference [&hellip

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