Category: Local News

CT-Scan Machine Intended For UDOM Installled At MNH.

CT-Scan Machine Intended For UDOM Installled At MNH.

      The new CT-Scan machine that was installed at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), in December last year was originally designated for the Benjamin Mkapa Ultramodern Hospital of the University of Dodoma (UDOM), the government admitted yesterday. The Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, told the Parliament [&hellip

Directive On Retention Of Funds In Public Firms Doesn’t Affect Local Authorities.

Directive On Retention Of Funds In Public Firms Doesn’t Affect Local Authorities.

      A new  directive abolishing retention of funds in public institutions will not cover local government authorities and social security funds, the government said yesterday in the National Assembly. The Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Mr George Simbachawene, clarified that the directive which was contained in [&hellip

Kinondoni Municipal Targets to Bolster Revenue Collection.

Kinondoni Municipal Targets to Bolster Revenue Collection.

      Kinondoni  Mayor Boniface Jacob has outlined his priorities targeting to triple revenue collection from 48bn/- to 144bn/- , infrastructure improvement and keeping the municipal dirt free during his administration. He revealed his plans in Dar es Salaam yesterday when receiving his party (CHADEMA) manifesto from the party’s coast regional coordinator Mr Casmir [&hellip

Halotel to Cover All Villages.

Halotel to Cover All Villages.

    The  new communication company in the country, Viettel Tanzania, which trades as Halotel is set to put up telecommunication infrastructure in 1,800 villages across the country between May and October, this year. This was revealed in the National Assembly yesterday by the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa, while responding [&hellip

Songwe is new region – with four districts

Songwe is new region – with four districts

      President John Magufuli has proclaimed Songwe as a new region formed out of Mbeya and announced formation of six new districts, including Ubungo and Kigamboni in Dar es Salaam. The announcement was made here yesterday during a news conference by Minister of State in President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments), Mr [&hellip

Diesel Prices Drop to All Time 1,600/-

Diesel Prices Drop to All Time 1,600/-

    Prices for petrol and diesel slid down further yesterday as EWURA made regulatory intervention history with diesel to be sold at 1,600/ and petrol 1,842/- per litre effective today. In a press release outlining its latest regulatory intervention, the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory noted that prices for diesel have dropped from 1,747/- [&hellip

Rural Electrification to Enter Third Phase.

Rural Electrification to Enter Third Phase.

      The  Ministry of Energy and Minerals through the Rural Energy Agency (REA), plans to launch the third phase of its ambitious rural electrification programme, Parliament was told yesterday. Energy and Minerals minister, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, said the agency has been instructed to provide a implementation report of the first and second phases [&hellip

Embezzlers of TASAF Funds Under Probe.

Embezzlers of TASAF Funds Under Probe.

        Gonernment  will probe allegations that some of its officials are using the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) projects for enriching themselves. Minister of State in the President’s Office (Good Governance and Public Service Management), Ms Angella Kairuki made the pledge when responding to Bunda Member of Parliament, Esther Bulaya (Chadema).   [&hellip

Magufuli Condemns British Chopper Pilot Killing.

Magufuli Condemns British Chopper Pilot Killing.

    President  John Magufuli has strongly condemned the killing of the British Pilot, Roger Gower whose helicopter was gunned down during the confrontation with poachers at the Maswa Game Reserve in Simiyu region over the weekend. A statement released by the Directorate of Communication from the State house said President Magufuli has directed the [&hellip

Govt to spend 22.9tri/- in 2016/17.

Govt to spend 22.9tri/- in 2016/17.

      Finance  and Planning Minister Dr Philip Mpango moved in the National Assembly the guidelines for 2016/17 development plan and budget in which the government expects to collect and spend 22.992tri/- for recurrent and development votes. The amount is an increase of 2.2 per cent compared to the budget of 22.495tri/- pegged for [&hellip