Category: Local News

Scrap Metal Business Under Scrutiny.

Scrap Metal Business Under Scrutiny.

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has already prepared a draft bill for a law that would regulate scrap metal business in the country, the National Assembly was told here yesterday. Minister Charles Mwijage said that the proposed law would make clear procedures and system of management and control of such trade in various [&hellip

New PS Takes Over Office, Promises Quality Education.

New PS Takes Over Office, Promises Quality Education.

Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Ministry’s newly appointed Permanent Secretary Leonard Akwilapo is optimistic that the national target to improve literacy and numeracy skills at primary schools will be attained. Dr Akwilapo said the overall pupils’ performance has been steadily improving since the introduction of the special teaching curriculum for grade one and two [&hellip

MPs Condemn Spate Of Abductions.

MPs Condemn Spate Of Abductions.

Members of Parliament yesterday raised grave concern over the rising cases of kidnapping in the country, pressing the government to conduct due investigations and net all people behind the criminal incidents. The lawmakers claimed that the country was in a deplorable state of insecurity due to the mysterious incidences of abduction and asked the government [&hellip

JPM Forms Second Mineral Sand Probe Team.

JPM Forms Second Mineral Sand Probe Team.

President John Mgufuli has formed the second special team to examine the contents of mineral sand in containers held in different parts of the country. The second team comprises economists and lawyers while the first had geologists, chemists and scientists. The team members are Professor Nehemiah Eliachim Osoro, Professor Longinus Kyaruzi Rutasitara, Dr Oswald Joseph [&hellip

State Forms Team To Address Ruaha Basin Ecological Problems.

State Forms Team To Address Ruaha Basin Ecological Problems.

The government has formed a task force team to salvage the ecology of the Great Ruaha River whose flows are gradually dwindling due to environmental degradation. Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan is scheduled to officially unveil the 13-member team tomorrow, according to the Minister in Vice-President’s Office, Union Affairs and Environment, Mr January Makamba. He said [&hellip

Seven Tanzanians Get EAC Secretariat Jobs.

Seven Tanzanians Get EAC Secretariat Jobs.

The East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers which met at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, from March 30th to April 4th, this year, has appointed 31 East Africans to various positions at the EAC Secretariat in which seven are Tanzanians. A statement issued yesterday, show that among the appointment Tanzanians Mr Kamugisha Kazaura is [&hellip

Mkapa Mourns Sir Chande.

Mkapa Mourns Sir Chande.

Former President Benjamin Mkapa yesterday sent a condolence message expressing his profound sadness following the death of Sir Andy Chande. In his statement, the former head of state explained that Sir Chande was a patriotic citizen who devoted his life in supporting the growth of Tanzania’s economy. “I have learned with profound sadness of the [&hellip

Mbowe, Mdee Grilled By Parliamentary Committee.

Mbowe, Mdee Grilled By Parliamentary Committee.

The Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee, yesterday grilled Kawe lawmaker Halima Mdee and Leader of Opposition Camp, Freeman Mbowe for several hours for allegedly breaching parliamentary standing orders. Ms Mdee (Chadema) and Mr Mbowe, who is also Chadema Chairman, turned up for the hearing which commenced at 10:00 am. The duo was questioned for [&hellip

Minister Orders Defiant Pastoralists Out Of Parks.

Minister Orders Defiant Pastoralists Out Of Parks.

The government has maintained its position requiring pastoralists, who illegally entered and grazing their animals in forest reserves and national parks in the country, to leave such areas with immediate effect. Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Prof Jumanne Maghembe told the National Assembly here yesterday that the time allocated for them to leave the [&hellip

VIP Engineering, 2 Others Halt $168.8m Pay Order.

VIP Engineering, 2 Others Halt $168.8m Pay Order.

The High Court (Commercial Division) has given the Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Limited and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhard three weeks (21 days) to respond to proceedings, seeking to set aside registration of a foreign summary judgment for payments of $168, 800,063 (about 400bn/-). The proceedings relate to two applications lodged by three local [&hellip