Category: Local News

17 people hurt in Arusha blast

17 people hurt in Arusha blast

At least 17 people were severely injured when a device believed to be a bomb exploded at Night Park bar, where they were watching a football match on television on Sunday night. Dr Frida Mokiti the Chief Regional physician said eleven people out of the 17 are nursing wounds at the Mount Meru Regional Hospital [&hellip

‘New terminal to replace Ubungo bus stop in Dar almost complete’

‘New terminal to replace Ubungo bus stop in Dar almost complete’

The new bus stand constructed behind Mawasiliano Towers along Sam Nujoma Road to replace the Ubungo station near Tanesco headquarters will be opened within the next six weeks. Kinondoni Mayor Yusuf Mwenda told the Guardian in a recent interview that its construction had cost 3.3bn/- and that it is in its final stages of completion. [&hellip

ADEM set to train school inspectors

ADEM set to train school inspectors

To ensure that school inspections are properly handled the Tanzania Agency for the Development of Educational Management (ADEM) plans to train school inspectors in Education Leadership Management and Administration with effect from August. “One-year certificates and two-year diploma courses will be offered,” explains Marystella Wassena, the Director for Schools in the Ministry of Education and [&hellip

Water project to benefit 50,000 people in Songea

Water project to benefit 50,000 people in Songea

A water project envisioned to serve at least 50,000 people has been completed and handed over to the Mletele Hospital in Songea, Ruvuma Region by Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) as part of the firm’s efforts to better the living and working conditions of communities in need across the country. The project complete with a well, [&hellip

Public hospitals short of qualified practitioners

Public hospitals short of qualified practitioners

Dr Deo Mtasiwa, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government). Public hospitals are facing shortage of graduate health practitioners, with only 7,000 vacancies filled out of the 11,000 available in the 2013/2014 financial year. The number of students joining health colleges and universities is still small, creating the 4,000 gap, according [&hellip

VP, 10 other people survive chopper crash

VP, 10 other people survive chopper crash

Vice President Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal was among 11 people who escaped unhurt after a military helicopter crashed on takeoff at the Julius Nyerere International Airport’s military Airwing in Dar es Salaam yesterday. The Vice President, accompanied by Works Minister Dr John Magufuli, Dar es Salaam Region Commissioner Said Meck Sadiki and Dar es Salaam [&hellip

Ministry: We’re committed to improving urban water supply

Ministry: We’re committed to improving urban water supply

The government has reiterated its commitment to ensure urban centres in the country have reliable access to clean and safe water. Addressing Mwanza city residents recently, Water Minister Prof Jumanne Maghembe, said several major water projects across the country have already been completed while the remaining few are in their final stages. “These are huge [&hellip

Journalists badly need safety training

Journalists badly need safety training

Lack of knowledge on security management and risk assessment for journalists in Tanzania has been cited as a major factor contributing to the current state of reporters’ insecurity. “Like other people, journalists have personal interest in the rights that allow them to live in freedom and to be free from fear or oppression…” Tanzania Human [&hellip

Service providers urged to lower price of spectacles

Service providers urged to lower price of spectacles

Eye care service providers in the country have been urged to extend their scope to rural parts of the country and to also lower the prices of their services particularly the price of spectacles. In the wake of published research findings across at least eight regions in the country, the Brien Holden Vision Institute Director, [&hellip

Commission to research on consumer rights

Commission to research on consumer rights

Adam Mambi, Assistant Secretary from Law reform Commission of Tanzania Law Reform Commission of Tanzania (LRCT) is conducting a research on legal framework aimed at improving consumers’ right. Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Assistant Secretary from Law reform Commission of Tanzania, Adam Mambi said the move came as a result of development [&hellip