Category: Local News

Govt Bans Pig Importation, To Curb Swine Disease.

Govt Bans Pig Importation, To Curb Swine Disease.

The government has banned, for one year, importation of live swine and its products following an outbreak of Africa Swine Fever (ASF) which has hit some regions in the country. The move is aimed at containing the spread of the disease. So far, some regions have been hit by the disease, a move which forced [&hellip

PM Suspends EWURA’s Felix Ngamlagosi.

PM Suspends EWURA’s Felix Ngamlagosi.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has suspended the Director-General of the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Felix Ngamlagosi, amid a controversial application letter for an extension of a power Generation Licence from Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL). A statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communications says that Mr Ngamlagosi was suspended effective yesterday. He [&hellip

​Pay 200m/- Fine Or Face Jail, Court Instructs ‘Mtoto Wa Ngombe’.

​Pay 200m/- Fine Or Face Jail, Court Instructs ‘Mtoto Wa Ngombe’.

A Prominent businessman, Ndama Hussein (44) alias Ndama mtoto wa Ng’ombe, has been sentenced to pay a fine of 200m/- for money laundering amounting to 540, 000 US dollars in a transaction involving exportation of minerals worth 16bn/-. Senior Resident Magistrate, Victoria Nongwa sitting at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates’ Court ordered the Dar es Salaam [&hellip

Govt Saves 54bn/- In Anti-Corruption Drive.

Govt Saves 54bn/- In Anti-Corruption Drive.

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has saved 53.9bn/- in public funds through various operations and interventions in 2016/2017 financial year. Such an amount is bigger compared to that saved during the 2015/2016 financial year, which amounted to 7bn/- only, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said. The Premier divulged this in Dodoma, yesterday, [&hellip

​Commander-In-Chief Promotes 29 Senior Prisons Officers.

​Commander-In-Chief Promotes 29 Senior Prisons Officers.

Twenty-nine senior prisons officers yesterday ended their day with a surprise handshake, walking home with one rank higher, thanks to promotion by President John Magufuli. President Magufuli, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, promoted five senior officers with the Tanzania Prisons Service (TPS) to Deputy Commissioners of Prisons (DCPs) and 24 others to Senior Assistant [&hellip

​Science Boost For Many Schools.

​Science Boost For Many Schools.

Remarkable improvements are beckoning for the low and middle- level education sector, following the launch of an initiative in Dar es Salaam yesterday, under which an assortment of equipment will be distributed to nearly 2,000 schools. The launch officiated by Prime Minister Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa yesterday will empower 1,696 secondary schools that will get laboratory [&hellip

​I am Guilty, Money Laundering Suspect Tells Court, Yet Again.

​I am Guilty, Money Laundering Suspect Tells Court, Yet Again.

A Prominent Businessman, Shabani Hussein (44), alias Ndama mtoto wa Ng’ombe, has for the third time pleaded guilty to the same charges of money laundering, involving up to 1.8bn/-. On two previous occasions, he did the same, only to backtrack by subsequently denying the facts at the preliminary hearing stage. The money laundering charge is [&hellip

​Songwe Scans Passengers For Ebola.

​Songwe Scans Passengers For Ebola.

Songwe International Airport (SIA) in the new Songwe Region has started to test passengers who enter the country through the airport for Ebola under the unit of emergency diseases. The Songwe Regional Health Officer, Mr Peter Alfred, has said that several health officers from the Regional Unit of Emergency Diseases have camped at the airport [&hellip

​Finally, Ndesa Laid To Rest In Moshi.

​Finally, Ndesa Laid To Rest In Moshi.

Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) Co-founder, the late Philemon Ndesamburo, was yesterday laid to rest at his home gardens –KDC Street, Mbokomu Road in Moshi municipality’s Kiboriloni Ward. Ndesamburo who breathed his last on May 31 was buried at a ceremony that was attended by many people, with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania [&hellip

Magufuli: It’s Competence, Not Party Link, That Counts.

Magufuli: It’s Competence, Not Party Link, That Counts.

President John Magufuli has urged the newly appointed Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner, Ms Anna Elisha Mghwira, to deploy her efforts, experience and creativity in addressing challenges facing the people, across political, religious and tribal affiliations. Speaking shortly after swearing-in the newly appointed RC at the State House in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Dr Magufuli assured the [&hellip