Category: Local News

Oil Pipeline ‘Ready June 2020’.

Oil Pipeline ‘Ready June 2020’.

  Constraction of the 1,403-kilometre pipeline to transport crude oil from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga Port in Tanzania is expected to be completed by June 2020, the Minister for Energy and Minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, announced. Implementation plan for the US $4 billion dollars (about 8.7 trillion/-) will be up for discussion next Friday [&hellip

Mwanga Official Fired For Paying Ghost Worker.

Mwanga Official Fired For Paying Ghost Worker.

    Kilimanjaro  Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Saidi Mecki Sadiki, has suspended Mwanga District Human Resources Officer, Mr William Msapali, for paying a ghost worker. RC Sadiki said here that Mr Msapali failed to file and submit correct information about a public officer, Mr Agapiti Chuwa who gets paid monthly while he is out of [&hellip

Magufuli’s 50m/- To Villages For Release Next July.

Magufuli’s 50m/- To Villages For Release Next July.

    Implementation  of President John Magufuli’s promise to provide 50m/- to every village for development starts in the 2016/2017 financial year, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Labour, Youth and Employment, Anthony Mavunde said here yesterday. He told the National Assembly that the procedures on the best way of distributing the money were [&hellip

SSRA Valuation Delays Payment Of New Pension.

SSRA Valuation Delays Payment Of New Pension.

  Only  pensioners under Public Service Pensions Fund (PSPF) are enjoying the new pensions minimum by 100 per cent since the increase that was effected in July 2015, it was announced here yesterday. Deputy Minister for Finance and Planning Ashatu Kijaji told the National Assembly that other social security funds were still waiting for actuarial [&hellip

Ghost Worker Verification Gets ‘Tougher’ In Dar.

Ghost Worker Verification Gets ‘Tougher’ In Dar.

    Dar es salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Paul Makonda, has asked the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to investigate some personnel officers in the region for providing him with contradicting reports regarding ghost workers. The RC explained further that so far a total of 32 cases in Kinondoni Municipality have been [&hellip

Embattled Lugumi Defends Part In AFIS Deal.

Embattled Lugumi Defends Part In AFIS Deal.

      The embattled Lugumi Enterprises Limited came out yesterday to defend itself against accusations that it did not meet its part of the deal with the Tanzania Police Force on the 39bn/- Automated Fingerprint Information System (AFIS), maintaining the project was implemented as agreed. The new development comes as several Members of Parliament [&hellip

Second 5-Year Devplan Unveiled.

Second 5-Year Devplan Unveiled.

      The  government has presented in the National Assembly the second Five Year Development Plan (FYDP) that will need 107 trillion/- for its implementation. Presenting the plan yesterday, the Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Philip Mpango, said the FYDP 2016/17-2020/21 aims at boosting industrialisation for economic development. He said the industrialisation would [&hellip

School Fee Standardisation Defended In Parliament.

School Fee Standardisation Defended In Parliament.

    The  government has defended its position of standardising school fees or putting in place indicative fees for private and public schools at primary and secondary levels. This position was given in the National Assembly here by Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Vocational Training, Engineer Stella Manyanya, when responding to a question from [&hellip

Two Drown After Vehicle Slips Into Sea In Dar.

Two Drown After Vehicle Slips Into Sea In Dar.

  Two  people drowned after the vehicle they had boarded slid into the Indian Ocean while ferrying them to Kigamboni from Kivukoni in Dar es Salaam. Marine Police Commander Mboje Kanga told the ‘Daily News’ over the phone that the accident occurred earlier in the morning when the two were crossing from the City Centre [&hellip

Impounded Tanzanites Up For Sale.

Impounded Tanzanites Up For Sale.

  The government, through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, has started to auction gemstones, diamonds, gold and other valuable minerals that were impounded in a consignment belonging to smugglers. The Deputy Commissioner for Minerals, Engineer Ally Samaje, said the value of tanzanite gemstones that will be put up for auction in Arusha is beyond [&hellip