Category: Local News

Chikawe Named Ambassador To Japan.

Chikawe Named Ambassador To Japan.

    President  John Magufuli has appointed former cabinet minister Mathias Chikawe, the country’s new Ambassador to Japan. A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications in Dar es Salaam quoted Chief Secretary (CS), Ambassador John Kijazi, as saying the appointment is effective April 13, 2016.   Before his new appointment, Mr Chikawe served [&hellip

Bunge Begins Session On Tuesday, Broadcasts Under Control.

Bunge Begins Session On Tuesday, Broadcasts Under Control.

    Parliament  begins its session here on Tuesday by controlling broadcasts of its sessions using Clean Feed programme before being aired by other radio and television stations It also begins using a biometric system to identify all persons in order to enhance security. National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Dr Tulia Ackson, visited the debating chamber [&hellip

Machinga Complex Debt Reach Staggering 36Bn/-.

Machinga Complex Debt Reach Staggering 36Bn/-.

    The  Machinga Complex in Dar es Salaam has a debt amounting to 36bn/-, which is three times the value of the building, that is 12bn/-, supposed to be paid by business people using the complex, the Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Paul Makonda, has said. On a visit to the complex situated in Ilala [&hellip

War On Corruption Yields Results.

War On Corruption Yields Results.

    Some 596 cases related to corruption are currently going on in courts with 6.5bn/- being saved, thanks to the intensified anti-graft crusade by President John Magufuli’s administration. The Vice-President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, revealed here yesterday when launching the 2016 edition of the Uhuru Torch race, insisting that the war against crooked public [&hellip

Massive Facelift For Dar As Work On 1st Flyover Starts.

Massive Facelift For Dar As Work On 1st Flyover Starts.

    President  John Magufuli has laid the foundation stone for the construction of a flyover at the intersection of the Nelson Mandela Expressway and Nyerere Road in Dar es Salaam – to kick off the government’s massive infrastructure improvement drive in the commercial capital. Upon completion of the project in two year’s time, the [&hellip

Dubai Firm Files Suit For 560bn/- Against Symbion.

Dubai Firm Files Suit For 560bn/- Against Symbion.

      Dubai-based Rental Solutions and Services LLC (RSS) has filed a suit against Symbion Tanzania Limited, demanding, among others, payment of a total of 228,070,655.67 US dollars (over 560bn/-), being compensation and total outstanding amount of rental charges for its power generators. According to the plaint originating from the suit filed in the [&hellip

Health Budget Up To 250bn/- From 41bn/-.

Health Budget Up To 250bn/- From 41bn/-.

    The  government has increased its budget for purchasing medicine from 41bn/- in the fiscal year 2014/15 up to 251bn/- in 2015/16 to address shortages. The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, said over the weekend that the Fifth Phase government was well prepared to ensure that no [&hellip

Fraud Shrouds DCC Contracts.

Fraud Shrouds DCC Contracts.

    Dar es salaam  Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has unearthed massive cheating in contracts entered between the Dar es Salaam City Council (DCC) and different agents, costing the government millions of shillings in revenue. As a result of the massive cheating, the Dar es salaam RC has directed Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau [&hellip

New HIV Testing Campaign For Girls Launched.

New HIV Testing Campaign For Girls Launched.

  The  government has launched a new HIV Testing and Counselling Campaign for adolescent girls who are highly vulnerable in seven highly-affected regions. The campaign was launched over the weekend by the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, who underscored the need for young girls across the country to [&hellip

S. Sudan Inks EAC Accession Treaty.

S. Sudan Inks EAC Accession Treaty.

    The  Chairman of the East African Community (EAC), President John Magufuli and the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit, yesterday signed the Treaty of Accession of the latter into the EAC. Speaking at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Dr Magufuli hailed South Sudan, noting that he was proud of the [&hellip