Category: Local News

Tanroads to upgrade 13 Dar roads

Tanroads to upgrade 13 Dar roads

In efforts to ease traffic congestion in Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) yesterday signed a contract to upgrade 27 kilometers of feeder roads to tarmac level at a cost of 56bn/-. Construction will start after this rainy season and is expected to be completed within a year. The project will involve [&hellip

Norwegian volunteer, women group offer residential houses

Norwegian volunteer, women group offer residential houses

Minjeni Women Group (MWG), a Kilimanjaro Women Charity Organization, has donated 11 residential houses to needy families in Uru East and Shimbwe wards in Moshi Rural District. MWG Secretary, Leah Maukie Romana Olomi, spoke on behalf of the organisation’s executive director during the handover ceremony of one of the houses. She said the ceremony was [&hellip

Govt seeks funds to boost rail capacity

Govt seeks funds to boost rail capacity

Talks are going on between Tanzania and three United Kingdom banks to finance the construction of a standard gauge for the Central Railway Line from Dar es Salaam to the western end of the country. Construction of the new railway line will not affect the 2,707-kilometre track from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, which is [&hellip

Mtwara resident nabbed with 35 elephant tusks worth over 400m/=

Mtwara resident nabbed with 35 elephant tusks worth over 400m/=

Police have arrested Julius Abeid (32), a resident at Likula Village, Nanyumbu District in Mtwara region with 35 elephant tusks worth 451,440,000/-. Mtwara Regional Police Commander Zelothe Stephen told a news conference here yesterday that the suspect was arrested at his residence following information gathered by Nanyumbu District Police officers from members of the public. [&hellip

Tanzania mineral sector losing up to USD 80 million every year

Tanzania mineral sector losing up to USD 80 million every year

Journalists have been called on to investigate and scrutinise mining deals signed in the country because countries in Africa are reported to be losing to foreign investors between USD50 million and USD80 million every year from their extractive industries and Tanzania has no exception. By comparison to the country’s financial year 2013/14 budget, the said [&hellip

12m Tanzanians using mobile money – survey

12m Tanzanians using mobile money – survey

Over twelve million people use mobile phones today as their electronic wallets for remitting, receiving and saving money or to pay bills. This indicates both urban and rural dwellers throughout the country have immediate access to a range of financial services at the click of their figures. Speaking at the launch of Finscope 2013 survey [&hellip

TFDA closes 39 food outlets in Dar

TFDA closes 39 food outlets in Dar

The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has closed down 39 supermarkets it said were operating illegally, and seized various foodstuffs in a random inspection of the Dar es Salaam outlets.  The products include infant formulas, cooking salt (without iodine content) and energy drinks worth 27.9m/- that had not been approved by the authority. TFDA [&hellip

Central Bank posts impressive performance in 2013

Central Bank posts impressive performance in 2013

Pre-Tax profit of 5.4bn/- has been realized by the Bank of Africa Tanzania (BoT) compared to 3.3bn/- in the previous year, an increase of 63 percent. BoT Managing Director Ammish Owusu-Amoah attributed the impressive performance to increased earnings from net interest income, fees and commissions coupled with improved yields from Treasury products. “The financial performance [&hellip

Diesel prices go up 5.3 per cent

Diesel prices go up 5.3 per cent

Commodity prices are very likely to surge following a slight increase in diesel pump price by 109/- per litre, an equivalent to or 5.63 percent. The surge is based on the fact that most of the goods transported to their point of consumption by trucks, many of which use diesel. According to Energy and Water [&hellip

Tanzania’s deforestation rate twice global average

Tanzania’s deforestation rate twice global average

At 1.1 percent, Tanzania’s average annual deforestation rate is more than twice the global average of 0.5 percent.  To mitigate the destruction in their region, Mamba villagers in Moshi Municipality have planted over 4,000 indigenous trees. Speaking on Tuesday, the Acting Moshi District Commissioner Novatus Makunga called on other regions in the country to emulate [&hellip