Category: Local News

Tanzanite One Irked By Millya’s Claims On Shares.

Tanzanite One Irked By Millya’s Claims On Shares.

The management of Tanzanite One in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, has said that Simanjiro MP James Ole Millya (Chadema) has misled the National Assembly through unverified reports. Mr Millya had told the House last Friday that Sky Group Associates that bought shares in Tanzanite One and owns a bloc at Merereni in Simanjiro District did [&hellip

Traders Urged To Observe Measurement Ethics.

Traders Urged To Observe Measurement Ethics.

Weights and M e a s u r e s A g e n c y (WMA) has promised to increase efforts and knowledge in order to make sure traders observe the required package standards. On Thursday in the National Assembly, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, warned greedy traders who steal from small-scale farmers by overloading [&hellip

Bakwata Urges Calm After Mosque killings.

Bakwata Urges Calm After Mosque killings.

National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA) has condemned the killings of three people, including the leader of the Masjid Rahmani which occurred on Wednesday night in Mwanza Region. BAKWATA Chief Mufti Sheikh Zubeir bin Ally urged muslims in the country to remain calm in this difficult time when the police find the actual reasons behind [&hellip

Burundi Parties Advised To Learn From Two World Wars.

Burundi Parties Advised To Learn From Two World Wars.

Parties to the ongoing conflict in Burundi have been warned against fuelling civil war in the country and advised to learn from the two world wars on how such unrest could badly cost a community socially and economically. That was stated by Head of the European Union Delegation to Tanzania, Ambassador Roeland Van-De Geer, who [&hellip

Rural Power Budget Up By 50pc.

Rural Power Budget Up By 50pc.

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals has increased the budget for rural electrification by 50 per cent, from 357bn/- in the 2015/2016 fiscal year to 534bn/- in the coming year as it struggles to ensure Tanzanians are supplied with reliable electricity. Presenting his budget estimates for the 2016/17 financial year yesterday, the minister, Professor Sospeter [&hellip

Infrastructure Accorded Budgetary Priority.

Infrastructure Accorded Budgetary Priority.

The National Assembly on Wednesday approved 4.9bn/- budget for the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication for the 2016/2017 financial year, with the promise that massive improvement of infrastructure will continue to be given priority. Winding up his ministry’s 2016/17 budgets estimates, Minister Makame Mbarawa said construction of a Central Railway Line at a standard [&hellip

Majaliwa Warns Traders Who ‘Fleece’ Peasants.

Majaliwa Warns Traders Who ‘Fleece’ Peasants.

The government has warned greedy traders, who steal from small scale farmers by overloading their sacks, ‘rumbesa’, to stop immediately lest they face punitive measures. This warning was issued in the National Assembly yesterday by the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, when responding to a question by CUF lawmaker, Swaum Sakala (Special Seats). Premier Majaliwa [&hellip

Gangsters Kill Three In Tanzania Mosque.

Gangsters Kill Three In Tanzania Mosque.

A group of gangsters on Wednesday night stormed a mosque in Tanzania’s northern region of Mwanza, killing three people, including the leader of the mosque, police have said. Ahmed Msangi, the Mwanza regional police commander, said the trio was hacked to death by sharp objects. A 13-year-old boy was wounded as he tried to get [&hellip

Railway Firm Plans Introduction Of Electronic Tickets.

Railway Firm Plans Introduction Of Electronic Tickets.

Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) will soon start selling electronic tickets to passengers, the National Assembly was told yesterday. The move is aimed at addressing problems that passengers encounter when they want to travel by train. Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Prof Makame Mbarawa, said that switching from the sale of manual to electronic tickets [&hellip

Tanzania: 65 Districts Lack Police Stations Govt Reveals.

Tanzania: 65 Districts Lack Police Stations Govt Reveals.

Dodoma — The government has yet to build police stations in 65 districts even though it plans to establish stations in every division. The situation raised security concerns in Parliament: Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Mr Hamad Masauni revealed the details as he responded to a question posed by Mr Zuberi Kuchauka (Liwale-CUF) who wanted [&hellip