Category: Local News

21 ‘negative fees’ to be dropped, Tizeba says.

21 ‘negative fees’ to be dropped, Tizeba says.

The government yesterday announced that plans were afoot to scrap 21 crop fees and cess in the 2018/19 Financial Year, as part of a broader drive to improve the agricultural sector and farmers’ welfare. The Minister for Agriculture, Dr Charles Tizeba, told Parliament that the payments had been an obstacle to the development of the [&hellip

Oil-linked foul air cleared.

Oil-linked foul air cleared.

President John Magufuli has put a lid on the row over imported edible oil at the Dar es Salaam Port by directing the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) to charge the requisite import duties for clearance of the critical commodity, to avoid its shortage in the market. He also instructed that all importers who will be [&hellip

More floods likely to haunt EA nations, observers warn.

More floods likely to haunt EA nations, observers warn.

Rains have eased? Probably, but international weather observers warn that Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda should not sigh with relief yet, as more thunderous precipitations are expected later this month. An analysis by the global Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the regional forecast and current soil saturation [&hellip

Here comes industrial priorities.

Here comes industrial priorities.

Government spearheaded industrial drive will in the next fiscal year take onboard eight priorities, focusing on boosting entrepreneurship, developing special economic zones, industrial parks and researches. This is what the 143.3bn/- proposed budget for the Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment targets to realise in the 2018/19 fiscal year, to ensure that the country achieves [&hellip

Govt gets new investor, ends Udart monopoly.

Govt gets new investor, ends Udart monopoly.

The government has commissioned another investor to bring new buses into the country to ply on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure to complement services offered by Usafiri Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (Udart). This was revealed by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa in Parliament, yesterday, when responding to on the spot question posed by Maulid [&hellip

Govt alert on Ebola outbreak.

Govt alert on Ebola outbreak.

Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the government has embarked on precautionary measures to prevent the deadly disease from crossing into the country. Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Ummy Mwalimu told reporters here yesterday that the government has supplied Thermal Scanners to all main gateways [&hellip

Loans board invites new applicants for 2018/2019 academic year.

Loans board invites new applicants for 2018/2019 academic year.

Higher Education Students Loan’s Board (HESLB) yesterday opened the application window for new loan applicants seeking financial support for 2018/19 academic year. HESLB Director General Abdul-Razaq Badru told reporters in Dar es Salaam that over 40,000 first year students will benefit from the 427bn/- allocated for the next academic year. “ The application window is [&hellip

TZ’s Israel mission to reinforce bond.

TZ’s Israel mission to reinforce bond.

Tanzania and Israel have received yet another boost in their diplomatic ties after the former opened an embassy in Ramat Gan on Tuesday, becoming the 15th African state to open an embassy in Israel. It is also the fourth to open a new embassy which is located along 12 Abba Hillel Silver Street in Ramat [&hellip

Crooked traders on a cliff edge.

Crooked traders on a cliff edge.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday issued a threeday ultimatum to industrialists and traders to release all edible oil and sugar stocks in their warehouses, blaming some unscrupulous manufacturers and dealers for hording the commodities in order to hike prices. The premier explained here yesterday evening that after expiry of the ultimatum, the government would conduct [&hellip

Resolve oil row, Ndugai orders.

Resolve oil row, Ndugai orders.

National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai yesterday directed the government institutions involved in the edible oil dispute to discuss measures to resolve the crisis which has caused a growing panic in the domestic market. For the past few days there has been an increasing uneasiness in the market as the country has been hit by another [&hellip