Category: Local News

Sacked Staff Can Appeal, Says PS.

Sacked Staff Can Appeal, Says PS.

The government has issued fresh guidelines that allow legitimate public-sector workers who were recently fired for allegedly using phony academic certificates to legally challenge the state decision before May 15. However, the government warns all those challenging the government to ensure their documents were genuine or they would face twice the existing penalties. Dr Laurean [&hellip

Journalists Mark Media Freedom Day Today.

Journalists Mark Media Freedom Day Today.

Vice-President Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi will today join members of the press to mark the World Media Freedom Day scheduled to take place at the ‘Zanzibar journalism and mass Communication College (ZJMC)’ multi-purpose hall. The event organising committee Chairperson, Ms Shifaa Said Hassan, revealed here yesterday that the journalists aim at attracting many stakeholders. The [&hellip

President To Grace Media Day Gala.

President To Grace Media Day Gala.

President John Magufuli is expected to conduct a short tour of Mwanza region where, among other activities, he will address the Media Freedom Day gala audience. The media day event will be held here nationwide for the second year in a row. The coming of the president was confirmed to the ‘Daily News’ here yesterday [&hellip

Workers Plead For Relief On Heavily Taxed Salaries.

Workers Plead For Relief On Heavily Taxed Salaries.

Tanzania’s workers yesterday asked the government to ease the tax burden on their salaries to enable them provide families with basic needs. Presenting their case before President John Magufuli during the International Workers Day here, the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) Secretary General, Dr Yahya Msigwa decried what he termed excessive deductions from employees’ [&hellip

Author: Please Read … or Perish.

Author: Please Read … or Perish.

Youth have been urged to cultivate a culture of reading books in order to expand the horizon of knowledge. The Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that in the past it was common to find a young man carrying a book on a Daladala, saying [&hellip

Police Warn CUF Members Against ‘Cleaning’ Exercise.

Police Warn CUF Members Against ‘Cleaning’ Exercise.

The Police Force has banned the Civic United Front (CUF) followers from carrying out what they termed as a clean-up exercise at the party headquarters in Buguruni which was planned for tomorrow, on security reasons. Addressing journalists yesterday, the Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone Commissioner Simon Sirro said they received a letter from the [&hellip

JPM: Voluntarily Go Or Face Jail.

JPM: Voluntarily Go Or Face Jail.

The government has fired nearly 10,000 civil servants after discovering that they had phony academic documents, giving a 15-day ultimatum to voluntarily disappear from their workstations or face seven-year jail terms. The group includes 9,932 servants working in local government authorities (LGAs), public institutions, corporations and agencies. It was not immediately discovered how much the [&hellip

Magufuli Sacks 10,000 Civil Servants Over Fake Qualifications.

Magufuli Sacks 10,000 Civil Servants Over Fake Qualifications.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for holding fake education certificates. The president was reacting to a report by a task force listing 9,932 government employees with dubious secondary school qualifications. That’s just over 2% of the country’s civil servants. The civil servants could also be prosecuted and if found guilty [&hellip

President Frees Over 2,000 From Prison, Courtesy Union Amnesty.

President Frees Over 2,000 From Prison, Courtesy Union Amnesty.

President John Magufuli yesterday pardoned 2,219 prisoners on the occasion of the 53rd Anniversary of the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, marked at national level at the Jamhuri Stadium in the designated capital of Dodoma. Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Maj. Gen. Projest Rwegasira, said in a statement yesterday that the [&hellip

Yono Seizes Properties Of 68bn/- Tax Defaulters.

Yono Seizes Properties Of 68bn/- Tax Defaulters.

Yono Auction Mart has seized properties worth 68.1bn/-, belonging to businesspeople who are yet to honour their tax obligations with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA). The properties were seized during an ongoing operation to crack the whip at tax defaulters, carried out in collaboration with TRA. Yono, who are auctioneers, debt collectors and commission agents [&hellip