Category: Local News

5,108 get mining licences as State sounds warning.

5,108 get mining licences as State sounds warning.

The Mining Commission yesterday announced the issuance of 5,108 primary mining and prospecting licences with a caution that whoever violated the agreed regulations would have their licences revoked. Addressing reporters here yesterday, the Commission Chairman, Prof Idris Kikula, said the licences had been granted to those who submitted applications before July 4, 2017. He said [&hellip

Sensitive jobs strictly for locals.

Sensitive jobs strictly for locals.

The government has ruled out the likelihood of foreigners being employed in sensitive areas like airports, ports and borders, with Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa stressing that only Tanzanians would be given the first priority even in all sectors. Speaking in Parliament here yesterday, he said the government was addressing the employment question rationally, by giving [&hellip

‘Women’s role vital in industrial agenda’.

‘Women’s role vital in industrial agenda’.

Agriculture has been termed an entry point for women to the fourth industrial revolution and a critical input into the economic growth of Africa, via agro-processing manufacturing industries. The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, made the remarks on behalf of the Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the [&hellip

President: Settle Suma JKT’s 38bn/- debt fast.

President: Settle Suma JKT’s 38bn/- debt fast.

President John Magufuli has issued a one-month ultimatum to all public and private Institutions to pay an outstanding debt amounting to 38bn/- they owe Suma JKT, a military institution within the National Service. The money represents debts by private and public institutions that purchased tractors from Suma JKT for executing various agricultural projects. In the [&hellip

Work, loathe begging, Chaka tells Africans.

Work, loathe begging, Chaka tells Africans.

Renowned South Africa based musician Yvonne ChakaChaka yesterday challenged Africans to work together, do things by themselves and stop begging if they have to achieve their development goals. The entrepreneur and humanitarian threw the challenge in Dar es Salaam ahead of the African Reconnect Conference, which is scheduled for today at the APC Hotel and [&hellip

Tanzanite bows to govt pressure.

Tanzanite bows to govt pressure.

Tanzanite One Mining Company has agreed to compensate and pay all taxes it owes the government, conceding some malpractices in its operations in the country. Chairman of President John Magufuli formed negotiation committee Prof Palamagamba Kabudi and Director of Tanzanite One Faisal Juma signed the payment agreement in Dar es Salaam yesterday. In his post-signing [&hellip

BOT merges TPB and Twiga Bancorp banks.

BOT merges TPB and Twiga Bancorp banks.

The Central Bank of Tanzania (BOT) has authorized the merger of Twiga Bancorp Limited and TPB Bank Plc with effect from 17th May, 2018, the Deputy Governor Bernard Kibesse has announced in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. After the merger, according to Mr Kibesse, the name ‘TPB Bank Plc’ will be retained whereas customers, employees, [&hellip

21 ‘negative fees’ to be dropped, Tizeba says.

21 ‘negative fees’ to be dropped, Tizeba says.

The government yesterday announced that plans were afoot to scrap 21 crop fees and cess in the 2018/19 Financial Year, as part of a broader drive to improve the agricultural sector and farmers’ welfare. The Minister for Agriculture, Dr Charles Tizeba, told Parliament that the payments had been an obstacle to the development of the [&hellip

Oil-linked foul air cleared.

Oil-linked foul air cleared.

President John Magufuli has put a lid on the row over imported edible oil at the Dar es Salaam Port by directing the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) to charge the requisite import duties for clearance of the critical commodity, to avoid its shortage in the market. He also instructed that all importers who will be [&hellip

More floods likely to haunt EA nations, observers warn.

More floods likely to haunt EA nations, observers warn.

Rains have eased? Probably, but international weather observers warn that Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda should not sigh with relief yet, as more thunderous precipitations are expected later this month. An analysis by the global Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the regional forecast and current soil saturation [&hellip