Category: Habari za Kitaifa

Act on corrupt public servants, says minister

Government leaders have been challenged to act on the recommendations given by the integrity committees in order to bring to justice all public servants involved in corruption.  The challenge was thrown by the minister in the President’s Office (Good Governance), George Mkuchika when speaking at a regional consultative meeting here yesterday. He said if used [&hellip

Aga Khan to open 30 outreach centres throughout Tanzania

In a bid to support government efforts in improving health and sending services close to wananchi, the Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania (AKHST) plans to open over 30 outreach centres and as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the hospital will set up free camps for cancer screening, diabetes, blood pressure and kidney ailments. The [&hellip

JK congratulates Queen of Denmark

President Jakaya Kikwete has congratulated Queen Margrethe II of Denmark who turned 74 yesterday. In a statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communication circulated to the media yesterday, the president described relations between Tanzania and Denmark as excellent. “It is my pleasure on behalf of the people and the government of the United Republic of [&hellip

TMA: Pemba, Tanga set for heavy rains this week

Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has issued an alert for heavy rains in the next two days in Pemba Island and Tanga Region. However Dar es Salaam and Coast regions will only experience normal rains, according to agency. According to TMA, Tanga and Pemba are currently in the rain season but will experience heavy rains on [&hellip

Adverse weather conditions affect fish market, prices up

The ongoing flood in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions as well as other parts of the country is reported to be affecting the supply of fish at the international fish market at Ferry, Dar es Salaam. Because of bad weather, fishermen cannot venture far out to sea as a result the catchment is small [&hellip

Customers to pay for car fuel using M-Pesa

Vodacom Tanzania and Total Tanzania Limited have launched a partnership which will enable motorists to refuel their vehicles and pay via M-Pesa. Speaking at the launch yesterday in Dar es Salaam Vodacom Tanzania External Affairs Manager, Salum Mwalim said the service will benefit Tanzanians as they will no longer need to carry a lot of [&hellip

Mengi cautions youth against waiting for govt employment

IPP Executive Chairman, Dr Reginald Mengi, has called upon the youth to be part of solutions for socio-economic development and to utilize existing opportunities instead of waiting for the government to offer them employment. He said unemployment is a global challenge, but each country should make sure that it finds its own means and ways [&hellip

JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation

Tanzania has continued to fulfill her regional responsibilities by ensuring that the central corridor railways and roads are operational to serve its landlocked neighbours, President Jakaya Kikwete has said. Speaking during the World Economic Forum Alignment Meeting on Development of the Central Corridor in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Kikwete said the government has implemented a [&hellip

Supply of medicines to health facilities going to plan

Health facilities in Kinondoni Municipality that were facing acute shortage of drugs have started receiving medicine supply for the third quarter of Financial Year 2013/14 (January to March) the Medical Store Department (MSD) has reported. According to MSD, at least 50 percent of the drugs have already been supplied between Monday and Friday last week [&hellip

Floods: Thousands still trapped

Thousands of passengers were still stranded in Dar es Salaam and upcountry, following the damage caused to roads bridges in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions. No bus was allowed out of the Ubungo Bus Terminal (UBT) as Ruvu Bridge remained submerged in the flooded Ruvu River. The government announced yesterday that efforts were being [&hellip