Category: Local News

Adamant Lipumba Belittles CUF National Council Meeting.

Adamant Lipumba Belittles CUF National Council Meeting.

Embattled Civic United Front (CUF) Chairman Prof Ibrahim Lipumba has maintained that he remains the legitimate leader of the party, for only general congress is mandated to expel him. The opposition CUF on Tuesday announced the expulsion of Prof Lipumba from the party, saying 43 out of 53 members of the CUF’s National Leadership Council [&hellip

Britons Give 6bn/- To Restore Learning Infrastructure In Kagera.

Britons Give 6bn/- To Restore Learning Infrastructure In Kagera.

In a goodwill gesture to ensure students resume classes, UK Department for International Development (DFID) yesterday donated 6.3bn/- to restore learning infrastructure in the quake hit Kagera Region. The generous contribution is for rebuilding, upgrading and equipping the schools, which were badly damaged by a recent earthquake that also claimed 17 lives and destroyed houses, [&hellip

Indiscipline, Oorruption Messed Up ATCL.

Indiscipline, Oorruption Messed Up ATCL.

President John Magufuli yesterday cited unprofessionalism as the major shortfall that sent the once-vibrant national airline to its knees. Dr Magufuli charged that Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) had been operating in a ‘business as usual’ style without observing professionalism. Speaking at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Dr Magufuli said the national flag carrier’s [&hellip

Oil, Gas Firms Give 4bn/- To Vocational Training.

Oil, Gas Firms Give 4bn/- To Vocational Training.

Oil and gas companies under the consortium of Tanzania Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Project (TLNG) have donated 1.9m US dollars (about 4bn/-) to beef up employment opportunities for the youth through vocational training in natural gas in the twin southern regions of Mtwara and Lindi. TLNG is composed of five partners–BG/Shell Group, ExxonMobil, Ophir Energy, [&hellip

Q400 Manufacturer Upbeat On Its Planes Versatility.

Q400 Manufacturer Upbeat On Its Planes Versatility.

The Q400 planes manufacturer, Bombardier Inc, has commented that Tanzania is set to boost air travel after purchasing the ‘’extremely efficient and cost effective planes’’ also preferred by developed countries. The national carrier, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), in recent times, remained a mere spectator as both gigantic and medium-sized airlines battled for the country’s [&hellip

Magufuli Fires Two Over Kagera Quake Scam.

Magufuli Fires Two Over Kagera Quake Scam.

President John Magufuli has revoked the appointment of Kagera Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Amantius Msole and Bukoba Municipal Council Director, Mr Steven Makonda, over fraud. The two were fired today after it was found out that they had opened a bank account using a similar name with an official account used to collect donations [&hellip

CUF Expels Lipumba As 20 Held Over Violence.

CUF Expels Lipumba As 20 Held Over Violence.

The Civic United Front (CUF) has expelled its former National Chairman, Professor Ibrahim Lipumba, as police in Dar es Salaam are holding the party’s 22 followers for allegedly plotting violence. Forty-three out of 53 CUF members of the party’s National Leadership Council supported the move to expel Prof Lipumba, accusing him of undermining the party. [&hellip

Government Orders Removal Of Bumps On Highways.

Government Orders Removal Of Bumps On Highways.

Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) has been directed to remove bumps along highways because they highly contribute to road accidents. The directive was issued yesterday by the Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Hamad Masauni during the opening of the road safety week for this year at Karangalala grounds in Geita region. He said the road [&hellip

Evicted Residents Promised Free Accommodation In Dar.

Evicted Residents Promised Free Accommodation In Dar.

President John Magufuli’s pledge to give houses to 644 residents of Magomeni quarters (Kota) now becomes a reality as the government has disbursed 5bn/- for starting construction of the buildings from next week. Just three weeks ago, President Magufuli visited the area and announced that the government would construct new structures and give five-year free [&hellip

JPM: Purchase More Cargo Scanners.

JPM: Purchase More Cargo Scanners.

President John Magufuli has given a two-month ultimatum to Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to purchase four cargo scanning machines at Dar es Salaam Port. His new directive came when he visited the port yesterday upon which he discovered that only two out of four machines were working. The functioning two machines, however, have no capacity [&hellip