Category: Local News

PM Lays Stress On Anti-Graft War.

PM Lays Stress On Anti-Graft War.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has declared war against unscrupulous public servants who pocketed salaries of ghost workers, insisting that the government would deal with them decisively. “We have already identified more than 10,000 phantom workers in the payroll who were occasioning loss of billions of shillings to the government every month and immediately [&hellip

AFRICA “COULD BE THE FIRST CONTINENT TO GO GREEN”: KOFI ANNAN

AFRICA “COULD BE THE FIRST CONTINENT TO GO GREEN”: KOFI ANNAN

Kofi Annan indicated that “Africa has the possibility of being the first continent to become a green continent”, in his remarks last week at a press conference on the ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Speaking at the event – organized by the African Development Bank [&hellip

KOFI ANNAN SUPPORTS NEW GLOBAL FISHERIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

KOFI ANNAN SUPPORTS NEW GLOBAL FISHERIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

“Massive plunder” of the world’s fisheries is “destroying entire fishing communities”, Kofi Annan said today at the launch of a new global initiative aimed at stemming illegal fishing. In a video message to the first International Conference of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), Mr Annan, the chair of the Africa Progress Panel, welcomed the initiative [&hellip

10 REASONS TO WATCH AFRICA IN 2016

10 REASONS TO WATCH AFRICA IN 2016

In 2016, the world faces uncertainty and volatility — as well as huge opportunities for significant progress. Africa stands not just to gain from these major shifts, but also to lead some of them. The global landscape is certainly challenging, with the political and economic news dominated by slowing growth, rocky STOCK MARKETS, falling commodity [&hellip

INVEST IN DIGITAL AND TRANSFORM AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA

INVEST IN DIGITAL AND TRANSFORM AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA

Africa has the potential to feed not just itself but other regions too. Our report ‘Grain, Fish, Money’ shows that technology can help transform agriculture in Africa. The spread of mobile devices has created opportunities for agribusiness, banking, commerce and INVESTMENT. Mobile technology can accelerate Africa’s productivity in farming and fisheries. Examples of applied tech [&hellip

FORESTS DESTRUCTION POSES THREAT TO CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT, SAYS KOFI ANNAN

FORESTS DESTRUCTION POSES THREAT TO CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT, SAYS KOFI ANNAN

The world could miss out in the fight against climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the current scale of forest destruction continues, according to Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel. Kofi Annan warned against the destruction of forests, which provide clean air and water, and local communities with food, [&hellip

SHAKING UP FINANCE AND BANKING IN AFRICA

SHAKING UP FINANCE AND BANKING IN AFRICA

Africa stands at a crossroads. Economic growth has taken root across much of the region. In many countries, exports are booming, foreign investment is on the rise and dependence on aid is declining. Governance reforms are transforming the political landscape. Democracy, transparency and accountability have improved, giving Africa’s citizens a greater voice in decisions that [&hellip

AFRICA PROGRESS PANEL WELCOMES CONVENING OF FIRST INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT

AFRICA PROGRESS PANEL WELCOMES CONVENING OF FIRST INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT

The Africa Progress Panel welcomes the convening of the first International Anti-Corruption Summit in London on 12 May. This Summit provides an opportunity for the UK government to show leadership again as it did at the G8 Summit in 2013 at Lough Erne on the issues of tax and transparency. Transparency is a critical weapon [&hellip

Electronic Collection Increases Govt Revenue In Hospitals.

Electronic Collection Increases Govt Revenue In Hospitals.

The government has said that use the of electronic revenue collection systems in hospitals has increased revenue. Citing examples while responding to a supplementary question, the Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments), Mr Suleiman Jaffo, said Mbeya Hospital now collects 500m/- per month from 70m/-. Sekouture Hospital in [&hellip

ATCL To Lay Off, Recruit Afresh.

ATCL To Lay Off, Recruit Afresh.

The ailing Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) will lay off all of its workers and recruit some of them afresh in accordance to their qualifications, experience and the needs of the airline, the government has said. Works, Transport and Communications Minister Professor Makame Mbarawa said in the National Assembly that the aim was to trim [&hellip