Category: Local News

‘No Zika Cases so Far’

‘No Zika Cases so Far’

    The  government has allayed fears over Zika virus outbreak which has currently hit some parts of the world, insisting that so far there is no case registered in the country. Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu told reporters here that the country is still free from the [&hellip

State Working on Indicative Fees.

State Working on Indicative Fees.

      As the country looks forward to having an indicative fee structure for private schools, the government has announced that there will be no uniformity as there is a number of factors to be put into consideration. This was revealed by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Prof Joyce Ndalichako here yesterday. [&hellip

Graft Booty Worth 11bn/- Frozen.

Graft Booty Worth 11bn/- Frozen.

    Asset Recovery and Forfeiture Section (AFRS) has obtained more than 24 court orders for freezing and forfeiting posh cars, cash, bank accounts and real estate owned by corruption convicts estimated at 11bn/- for the past five years. The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr Biswalo Mganga, told a joint press conference in Dar [&hellip

30 Rescued, Several Others Feared Dead as MV Kilombero Capsizes.

30 Rescued, Several Others Feared Dead as MV Kilombero Capsizes.

Rescuers have managed to save 30 people as several others are feared dead after MV Kilombero ferry capsized on Wednesday night while crossing the Kilombero River in Morogoro Region, the National Assembly heard on Thursday. The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled), Ms Jenista [&hellip

CUF to Boycott Isles Poll Re-run.

CUF to Boycott Isles Poll Re-run.

    The  Civic United Front (CUF) has announced that it will not participate in the rerun of elections on March 20 following the annulment of the previous poll last October 25 by the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC). At its two-day meeting in Dar es Salaam, the CUF Governing Council agreed on the boycott, insisting [&hellip

Dar CBD Set For Underground Electricity Distribution Cables.

Dar CBD Set For Underground Electricity Distribution Cables.

    The government is mapping out strategies to ensure stable distribution of electricity in Dar es Salaam, including installation of underground transmission cables in the Central Business District, to check frequent disruptions, the Minister for Energy and Minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, has said. The mega-power project in the country’s commercial capital, according to Prof [&hellip

Income Tax Set For Decrease.

Income Tax Set For Decrease.

    The Ministry of Finance and Planning has announced that Pay As You Earn (PAYE), will drop by one per cent in the next financial year, from the current 11 to 10 per cent. The Deputy Minister, Dr Ashatu Kijaji, told MPs here yesterday that the government will continue consulting workers unions for further [&hellip

Opposition MPs Ordered Out as TBC Reduces Live Coverage of Bunge Sessions.

Opposition MPs Ordered Out as TBC Reduces Live Coverage of Bunge Sessions.

    The  government yesterday defended the decision by the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) to reduce airtime for live coverage of Bunge sessions — citing high costs. “TBC has been spending about 4.2bn/- each year to foot costs associated with live coverage of the assembly. “We have thus decided to stop the coverage,” the Minister [&hellip

Kinondoni to Have Solid Waste Plant.

Kinondoni to Have Solid Waste Plant.

    The municipality of Kinondoni in Dar es Salaam will start next month the construction of a waste compost plant at Mabwepande to facilitate easy collection of solid waste. Under the programme, compost works will be funded by the Council, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the City of Hamburg. [&hellip

Police Pledge Greater Protection Of Albinos.

Police Pledge Greater Protection Of Albinos.

      Police  in Dar es Salaam say they are well-prepared to protect people with albinism against people who kill them due to superstition. The Dar es Salaam Special Zone police commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Simon Sirro said police will ensure people with albinism receive adequate security as other citizens because they [&hellip