Category: Local News

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

Govt urges banks on expansion of services to remote rural areas

Govt urges banks on expansion of services to remote rural areas

Deputy Minister of Finance Adam Malima, has challenged financial institutions to work on expanding their services to reach Tanzanians in remote rural areas. Speaking to journalists yesterday in Dar es Salaam soon after opening the CRDB capital markets day seminar, Malima said the country’s economy has been growing at an annual rate of six to [&hellip

NHC houses in Kigamboni on sale, valued at 36m/- per unit

NHC houses in Kigamboni on sale, valued at 36m/- per unit

National Housing Corporation (NHC) has launched the sale of 214 medium cost houses in Dar es Salaam and reassured stakeholders that construction of affordable housing in at least 14 districts across the country is soon to be completed. Speaking at the sale launch in Dar es Salaam recently, NHC Director of Business Development David Shambwe [&hellip

Kikwete to grace REPOA’s 19th meeting

Kikwete to grace REPOA’s 19th meeting

President Jakaya Kikwete is expected to grace the official opening of the 19th Annual Research Workshop, Research for Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) to be held next week in Dar es Salaam. Speaking at a news conference yesterday in Dar es salaam, REPOA’S Acting Executive Director, Dr. Donald Mmari, said the envisaged research workshop is scheduled for [&hellip

CA urged to remove capital punishment

CA urged to remove capital punishment

Anti-Death penalty campaigners are urging members of the Constituent Assembly not to incorporate Article 72 (1) K that empowers the President to endorse Death Penalties which they say suppresses the fundamental human right, the Right to Life. Johson Mbwambo, a lawyer with the Legal and Human Rights Commission (LHRC) made the call yesterday in Kahama [&hellip

JK welcomes British investors, says country stable

JK welcomes British investors, says country stable

President Jakaya Kikwete has invited British investors to take advantage of abundant opportunities in Tanzania. Kikwete told the investors that policies have been restructured, the market economy stabilised and business environment is favourable. The President elaborated details on available investment opportunities especially in the agricultural sector, infrastructure, tourism, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), mining , [&hellip

Lissu, others question Prof Shivji’s stand

Lissu, others question Prof Shivji’s stand

Renowed lawyer, Prof Issa Shivji has been faulted by several of his colleagues of the Constituent Assembly for allegedly advocating a two tire government structure a move they say is against what he stands for and also contravenes his various publications regarding the Union. The criticism follows his remarks made on Sunday while presenting a [&hellip

Japan gives 6bn/- grant to Tanzania to boost farming

Japan gives 6bn/- grant to Tanzania to boost farming

In an effort to promote agriculture in the country, the Japanese government has offered 6.02bn/- grant, provided through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The money will among others help in procuring of fertilizers, promote irrigation farming and improvement of seeds. Speaking during the signing ceremony between Tanzania and Japanese government officials and JICA in Dar [&hellip

Govt files fresh charges against fishing convicts

Govt files fresh charges against fishing convicts

Two Chinese nationals, Tsu Chin Tai and Zhao Hanqueing who were freed last week on a case involving illegal fishing in Tanzania’s exclusive economic zone yesterday appeared at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court charged with three counts. The accused were earlier convicted of illegal fishing and sentenced to ten years imprisonment or a fine of [&hellip