Category: Local News

PM Tells Regions To Open Banks.

PM Tells Regions To Open Banks.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has directed regional authorities across the country to establish community banks to fast track the country’s development, especially in rural areas. He that each region should set out plans for establishing community bank to support the Fifth Phase government’s determination of strengthening financial services in rural areas. The premier [&hellip

New Revelations On Students’ Loan Rip-Off Emerge.

New Revelations On Students’ Loan Rip-Off Emerge.

New revelations of mismanagement of public funds have emerged following a special audit directed by the Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, into the Higher Education Student’s Loans Board (HESLB). She has, therefore, issued two weeks to HESLB to take immediate action against suspended officials, including disciplinary and legal actions [&hellip

Pray For Nation Collectively, Magufuli Tells Tanzanians.

Pray For Nation Collectively, Magufuli Tells Tanzanians.

President John Magufuli has asked all Tanzanians to join Muslims who are currently fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan, to pray for the nation so as peace, harmony and unity continue prevailing in order to attain the envisaged development. Dr Magufuli has also warned business people to refrain from hiking food prices so as [&hellip

Scholars Told To Act, Not Blame.

Scholars Told To Act, Not Blame.

Retired President Benjamin Mkapa has challenged scholars to make use of freedom of speech to discuss issues of national interest that impact on socio-economic development instead of confining themselves to blame games. By so doing, Mr Mkapa hinted that the country will be in a better position to find solutions to various problems and make [&hellip

Police Officers Reminded On Saluting Leaders.

Police Officers Reminded On Saluting Leaders.

Police officers in the country have been reminded to perform hand salutes to political leaders, including Members of Parliament and Representatives in Zanzibar’s House of Representatives, as per provisions of the Police General Order (PGO) number 102. Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery, William ole Nasha, made the reminder here yesterday when responding to [&hellip

Standard three pupils reading speed improves slightly.

Standard three pupils reading speed improves slightly.

The new independent national Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (3R) survey has registered some impressive developments that the new average Kiswahili reading speed for a greater proportion of standard three pupils on Tanzania mainland has surged over five words per minute since 2013. Following the new development achievements, the three agencies of Department for International Development [&hellip

Opposition MPs Free To Attend House Sessions, Says Tulia.

Opposition MPs Free To Attend House Sessions, Says Tulia.

Opposition lawmakers who have been marching out of the debating chamber whenever sessions are chaired by Deputy Speaker, Dr Tulia Ackson, are free to return since they were not chased from the House. “Save for the opposition MPs who were suspended to attend the on-going budget session, the rest have been marching out at their [&hellip

Tundu Lissu, Two Veteran Journalists, Dar Printer In Court Over Sedition.

Tundu Lissu, Two Veteran Journalists, Dar Printer In Court Over Sedition.

Senior journalist Simon Mkina (44) and a Printer, Ismail Mehbood (24), appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam facing five counts relating to publishing and printing seditious material. They were charged alongside two others, Jabir Yunus (52), another journalist; and Tundu Lissu, Member of Parliament for Singida East on Chadema ticket, [&hellip

Nchemba Vows To Squarely Deal With Drug Kingpins.

Nchemba Vows To Squarely Deal With Drug Kingpins.

Two newly-appointed ministers sworn in by President John Magufuli at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Monday have outlined their top priorities, exuding confidence that they will deliver to the fullest. They are Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, who is the new Minister for Home Affairs and Dr Charles Tizeba, who takes over at the [&hellip

Tanzania Joins World In Marking Albinism Day.

Tanzania Joins World In Marking Albinism Day.

As Tanzania today joins the rest of the world to mark the International Albinism Awareness Day, people with albinism (PWA) in the country have called on the government to introduce a subsidy for special oil used by the group to protect their skin against cancer. They made the plea in Dar es Salaam, saying most [&hellip