Category: Local News

200 Agents Suspended At Ports.

200 Agents Suspended At Ports.

    A total of 210 clearing and forwarding agents have been suspended from operating all the country’s ports for failure to submit evidence of payment of duties for cargo containers at the Port of Dar es Salaam. The agents are also accused of failure to collect relevant documents regarding their respective outstanding balances with [&hellip

Total War Declared Against Tax Evasion.

Total War Declared Against Tax Evasion.

      The government yesterday declared total war against tax evasion, reaffirming its resolve to collect all liable taxes to finance service provision to the citizens. Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango asked the business community, including traders and investors, in a meeting in Dar es Salaam yesterday, to adhere to the laws, rules [&hellip

UDSM to Boost Status as Premier Learning Centre.

UDSM to Boost Status as Premier Learning Centre.

      New  University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Chancellor, former President Jakaya Kikwete has promised to work on challenges facing the higher learning institution, noting that it should continue to be the premier production line for future leaders. Mr Kikwete told UDSM staff in Dar es Salaam that addressing the challenges facing the [&hellip

Judicial Infrastructure To Get Hefty Facelift.

Judicial Infrastructure To Get Hefty Facelift.

    The Chief Justice, Mr Mohamed Chande Othman, has said the 12.3bn/- injected to the Judiciary for the financial year 2015/2016 will improve infrastructure at the courts and revive construction projects which will extend judicial services closer to the people. Justice Othman said this in Dar es Salaam yesterday while extending his recognition to [&hellip

21 Pupils Ejected Over ‘Yeboyebo.

21 Pupils Ejected Over ‘Yeboyebo.

    About 21 pupils from Kilambo cha Mkolechi Primary School along the shore of Lake Tanganyika at Kala Ward in Nkasi District, Rukwa region have been suspended indefinitely to attend classes for wearing sandals popularly known here as ‘yeboyebo”. Their ‘yeboyebo’ were also burned by fire at the school ground according to written directives [&hellip

Premier Majaliwa to Officiate NEEC Stakeholders Meeting.

Premier Majaliwa to Officiate NEEC Stakeholders Meeting.

    Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa is expected to officiate the opening of the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) stakeholders meeting today in Dar es Salaam.   Announcing the meeting to journalists, the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Hamis Mwinyimvua said the meeting is part of the implementation of the National Economic Empowerment Policy [&hellip

Mahiga Underscores Warm Relations As He Receives Namibia, DRC Envoys.

Mahiga Underscores Warm Relations As He Receives Namibia, DRC Envoys.

      The Minister for Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, received in Dar es Salaam yesterday credential letters of two designate ambassadors from Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During a meeting with the designate envoy of DRC, Jean Pierre Tshampanga, the minister pointed to the [&hellip

Mramba, Yona Get Brooms For Community Service.

Mramba, Yona Get Brooms For Community Service.

    Former senior cabinet ministers Basil Mramba and Daniel Yona were yesterday given brooms and other cleaning tools to begin their community service punishment for abuse of public office, marking a new milestone in their gradual fall from grace.   The duo, who were convicted last year of irregularly handling a gold auditing contract [&hellip

Makonda Testifies Against Kubenea in Dar Court.

Makonda Testifies Against Kubenea in Dar Court.

The Kinondoni District Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda yesterday appeared at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s court where he testified in a case that he had exchanged sour words with the Ubungo Constituency Member of Parliament, Saed Kubenea. The DC strongly refuted the allegations as he was giving the evidence as the first prosecution witness in the [&hellip

More Efforts Needed to Combat FGM.

More Efforts Needed to Combat FGM.

    Deliberate  efforts have been taken by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children in collaboration with various stakeholders to improve various planning and strategies to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation in order to make Tanzanians aware of the vice. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health who read a [&hellip