Category: Local News

Mengi cautions youth against waiting for govt employment

Mengi cautions youth against waiting for govt employment

IPP Executive Chairman, Dr Reginald Mengi, has called upon the youth to be part of solutions for socio-economic development and to utilize existing opportunities instead of waiting for the government to offer them employment. He said unemployment is a global challenge, but each country should make sure that it finds its own means and ways [&hellip

JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation

JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation

Tanzania has continued to fulfill her regional responsibilities by ensuring that the central corridor railways and roads are operational to serve its landlocked neighbours, President Jakaya Kikwete has said. Speaking during the World Economic Forum Alignment Meeting on Development of the Central Corridor in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Kikwete said the government has implemented a [&hellip

Supply of medicines to health facilities going to plan

Supply of medicines to health facilities going to plan

Health facilities in Kinondoni Municipality that were facing acute shortage of drugs have started receiving medicine supply for the third quarter of Financial Year 2013/14 (January to March) the Medical Store Department (MSD) has reported. According to MSD, at least 50 percent of the drugs have already been supplied between Monday and Friday last week [&hellip

Floods: Thousands still trapped

Floods: Thousands still trapped

Thousands of passengers were still stranded in Dar es Salaam and upcountry, following the damage caused to roads bridges in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions. No bus was allowed out of the Ubungo Bus Terminal (UBT) as Ruvu Bridge remained submerged in the flooded Ruvu River. The government announced yesterday that efforts were being [&hellip

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

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