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Damian Gowela is a Tanzanian journalist based in Dar es Salaam, renowned for his insightful coverage of legal issues, business planning, and social development. As a bilingual journalist, he contributes to Tanzania Standard Newspapers (TSN) in both English and Kiswahili, writing for Dailynews, Sundaynews, and HabariLeo. His reporting has shed light on high-profile court cases, including the bail proceedings of former JATU PLC executive director Peter Gasaya on fraud charges, and has provided in-depth analysis of the business sector, such as JATU PLC's collaboration with international experts to devise a new business plan aimed at securing shareholder investments amidst financial challenges.

Gowela's journalism extends to critical social issues, where he has reported on initiatives to combat malnutrition and enhance food safety in Tanzania. He emphasizes the importance of multisectoral collaboration and international partnerships, drawing attention to the roles of organizations like the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union (EU) in these efforts. His work often explores the intersection of religious teachings and societal challenges, exemplified by his coverage of the Tanzanian Prime Minister's appeal to faith leaders to tackle gender-based violence and moral decay.

Throughout his career, Gowela has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to reporting on significant developments within Tanzania's legal, social, and business landscapes. His contributions to journalism have not only informed the public but have also fostered a greater understanding of the complex issues facing Tanzania today.
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Embassy marks 60th TZ-Sweden cooperation in style

04 Apr 2024  |  htsyndication.com
The Swedish Embassy in Tanzania celebrated 60 years of development cooperation with Tanzania by launching a biorepository laboratory at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). This facility is designed to collect, catalog, and store biological material for research. Additionally, an innovation incubation hub was inaugurated at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)-Mloganzila to support the MUHAS Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiatives. The events were part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between Sweden and Tanzania in various developmental sectors.

Tanzania mourns Kuwait's Emir

04 Apr 2024  |  htsyndication.com
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan expressed her condolences following the death of Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away at the age of 86. President Hassan conveyed her message through her social media account, extending her sympathies to the Royal Family, the government, and the people of Kuwait on behalf of all Tanzanians. The news of the Emir's passing has prompted responses from leaders around the world.

Ministry calls for community needs assessment in adult learning

04 Apr 2024  |  htsyndication.com
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Tanzania is emphasizing the importance of Adult Learning and Education (ALE) by calling on experts to assess community needs and tailor education programs accordingly. The ministry believes that effective adult learning programs can significantly contribute to socio-economic growth and improve livelihoods. This call to action was made by the MoEST Acting Director of Basic Education, Mr. Josephat Luoga, during the launch of the Kibaha Community Learning Centre, which coincided with International Literacy Week celebrations.

Biteko: Govt to put more weight in support of private sector

11 Mar 2024  |  dailynews.co.tz
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy, Dr. Doto Biteko, praised the growth of the private sector in Tanzania, highlighting its role in economic advancement and job creation. He emphasized the government's partnership with the private sector to achieve sustainable development goals, including poverty eradication. President Samia Suluhu Hassan was commended for fostering a business-friendly environment. During the opening of the Rafiki Dodoma Hotel New Wing, Biteko urged government executives to support the private sector efficiently and criticized unnecessary bureaucratic delays. He also noted the need for more classic hotels to boost tourism and praised the hotel's adoption of clean energy cooking practices. CEO Fladmiry Mallya thanked the government for creating a favorable investment climate.

Tanzania, Iraq seek stronger diplomatic ties

04 Mar 2024  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Tanzania and Iraq are working to strengthen diplomatic ties, with discussions between National Assembly Speaker Dr Tulia Ackson and Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Dr Fuad Hussein at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Türkiye. The forum addressed global and regional issues, including security challenges and development trends. African foreign ministers highlighted the continent's potential, focusing on education, infrastructure, and food security. They called for global cooperation to tackle terrorism and emphasized the need for investment in agriculture.

Tanzania: NCAA Sets New Tourists, Revenue Records

28 Feb 2024  |  allafrica.com
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) has recorded a significant increase in tourist numbers and revenue, with 534,065 tourists in the first half of 2023/24, a 10% increase from the previous year. President Samia Suluhu Hassan's efforts, including starring in the Royal Tour documentary, have been credited for the tourism revival post-Covid-19. Revenue at NCA rose from 31 billion TZS in 2020/21 to 171 billion TZS in 2022/23, with an anticipated 200 billion TZS by the end of 2023/24. Initiatives such as voluntary relocation of residents from protected areas and combating poaching have contributed to the conservation success, with a 25% increase in the black rhinoceros population. The NCAA's CSR efforts include scholarships for locals and support for beekeeping and school nutrition programs.

Mpango jets in Davos for WEF

15 Jan 2024  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzanian Vice-President Dr Philip Mpango is attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, representing President Samia Suluhu Hassan. The meeting, which runs from today until January 19, will cover topics such as agriculture, governance, economics, food security, and climate change. The theme of the meeting is 'Rebuilding Trust, Accessible to the Wider Public', and it will feature over 200 sessions. WEF President Brørge Brende emphasized the need for public-private collaboration to address global challenges. The forum will focus on security, cooperation, economic growth, jobs, artificial intelligence, and strategies for climate, nature, and energy. Over 2,800 leaders and 500 journalists are expected to attend, with heightened security provided by Swiss and neighboring country forces.

Dar resident jailed 30 years for impregnating schoolgirl

13 Jan 2024  |  dailynews.co.tz
Meshack Marko, a 23-year-old resident of Bunju, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by the Kinondoni Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam for raping and impregnating a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Principal Resident Magistrate Ramadhan Rugemalira delivered the verdict, stating that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt. The court heard from five witnesses and saw three exhibits, including testimony from the victim and her mother. The victim was also examined at the Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital, and DNA testing by the Chief Government Chemist Laboratory Agency confirmed the pregnancy. The prosecution had called for a severe punishment to deter similar crimes.

TANZANIA: Deputy Prime Minister's Role in Government Coordination and Sector Development

09 Jan 2024  |  dailynews.co.tz
On August 30, Tanzanian President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan reinstated the position of Deputy Prime Minister, appointing Dr. Doto Biteko. Dr. Biteko is the third person to hold this position in Tanzania's history. His role includes coordinating government business, and he has been assured support by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa. Dr. Biteko has been active in promoting investment in Tanzania's mining sector, as evidenced by his participation in the 2023 Tanzania Mining and Investment Forum (TMIF) sponsored by Geita Gold Mine Limited (GGML). He has also been involved in directing energy sector management, calling for the dismissal of underperforming managers at TANESCO and TPDC. Additionally, Dr. Biteko, in collaboration with TACAIDS, has urged stakeholders to allocate sufficient resources to combat HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

Police officers sentenced 20 years over abuse of power

08 Jan 2024  |  dailynews.co.tz
In Arusha Region, the Resident Magistrate’s Court has sentenced former police officers, including Senior Superintendent Hillary Komba and two others, to 20 years in prison for abuse of power. The officers were convicted of illegally searching Professor Justin Maeda’s home, falsely accusing him of involvement in the elephant tusk trade, and demanding a bribe for his release. The prosecution, led by PCCB Prosecutor Christopher Nyasonga, presented evidence that the officers planted fake elephant tusks on Maeda’s property and later extorted money. Three other officers were acquitted due to insufficient evidence. The convicted officers sought a lighter sentence, citing remorse and family dependencies, but the court imposed a severe penalty to deter similar misconduct by police.

More 25 households leave NCA

01 Jan 2024  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
A total of 25 households, comprising 172 people and 213 livestock, have voluntarily relocated from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in Arusha to other regions. The NCA Conservation Commissioner, Richard Kiiza, encouraged the residents to act as ambassadors for those yet to relocate. The relocation aims to improve living conditions and reduce human-wildlife conflicts. The government and the Ngorongoro District Administration are educating residents on the benefits of relocation, with the NCAA facilitating the process. The population increase in the NCA has led to competition for resources between livestock and wildlife, exacerbating human-wildlife conflicts.

Tanzania: Govt Tells NEC Staff to Work Diligently, Avoid Misconducts

22 Dec 2023  |  allafrica.com
Deputy Minister Ms Ummy Nderiananga addressed the National Electoral Commission (NEC) staff at a meeting in Dodoma, emphasizing the importance of integrity, adherence to public service ethics, and avoidance of corruption and other unethical behaviors. She highlighted the significance of their role in the electoral process and urged them to communicate accurately and maintain peace. Ms Nderiananga also commended the successful trial of the Permanent National Voters' Register upgrade in Tabora and Mara regions. NEC's Director of Election, Mr Ramadhani Kailima, confirmed the successful trial and praised President Samia Suluhu Hassan for her support in enhancing the commission's capabilities.

Government Urges NEC Staff to Uphold Integrity and Ethics

21 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Deputy Minister Ms Ummy Nderiananga addressed the National Electoral Commission (NEC) staff at the Njedengwa Uchaguzi House in Dodoma, emphasizing the importance of integrity, adherence to public service ethics, and avoidance of corruption and alcoholism. She urged the staff to maintain confidentiality, cooperate, and avoid inflammatory language to ensure peace and adherence to the constitution. The staff were also instructed to provide accurate information about NEC, especially during elections, and to keep pace with President Samia Suluhu Hassan's initiatives. The successful completion of the Permanent National Voters’ Register (PVR) upgrading trial was acknowledged, with NEC’s Director of Election, Mr Ramadhani Kailima, praising President Samia for her support in enhancing the commission's capacity.

TMDA Names Hotspots for Illegal Sale of Government Medicines in Tanzania

21 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) has identified Dar es Salaam, Lindi, Ruvuma, and Simiyu as hotspots for the illegal sale of government medicines and medical supplies. TMDA Director General, Mr. Adam Fimbo, reported that a special operation conducted in various regions resulted in the seizure of unregistered medical devices and unlicensed medicines, including government-owned equipment. Counterfeit veterinary medications and expired medicines were also found. The operation's success was attributed to TMDA's regulatory mechanisms and controls. Suspects have been apprehended and are facing legal action, with fines imposed on some. The Pharmacy Council of Tanzania (PCT) calls for continuous education for pharmacy owners and the public. Deputy Commissioner of Police CID Daniel Nyambabe warned against illegal activities that compromise health and access to healthcare.

TMDA uncovers regions selling illegal health commodities

21 Dec 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) has identified Dar es Salaam, Lindi, Ruvuma, and Simiyu as regions where illegal sales of government medicines and medical supplies are taking place. TMDA Director General, Mr. Adam Fimbo, informed journalists that health commodities labeled 'For GOV-TZ-NOT FOR SALE' were being sold in pharmacies and private health institutions within these areas. This announcement was based on a special operation carried out between November 20 and 24, which targeted multiple regions across Tanzania to uncover such illegal activities.

Aweso pushes for strengthened awareness on water sources protection

19 Dec 2023  |  htsyndication.com
In anticipation of World Water Day, Tanzania's Water Minister Jumaa Aweso has called for increased public awareness and action to protect and maintain the country's water resources. During a symposium sponsored by Azam Media, with the theme 'Mito ni Maisha Yetu 2023' ('Rivers are our Life 2023'), Aweso highlighted the importance of ongoing education for Tanzanians to understand the critical role of water source safeguarding in ensuring survival and well-being. The upcoming World Water Day, observed on March 22nd, will focus on the theme 'leveraging water for peace.'

Tanzania's Water Minister Urges Protection of Water Resources Ahead of World Water Day

18 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
In anticipation of World Water Day, Tanzania's Water Minister Jumaa Aweso called for public commitment to protect the nation's water resources. During a symposium sponsored by Azam Media, stakeholders from various sectors gathered to discuss water conservation. The theme for the next World Water Day is 'leveraging water for peace.' Aweso highlighted the importance of community participation in water conservation efforts and announced government budget allocations for protecting water sources. Elibariki Massassy, Director of the WRBWB, outlined strategies to manage the increasing water demand due to population growth. Economist Dr. Marcossy Albanie emphasized the critical role of water in agriculture and the economy, urging collective responsibility in water protection. The symposium also addressed the issue of herdsmen's interference with water sources, suggesting cooperation to build shared infrastructure.

Court Orders Release of Traditional Healer in Trophy Possession Case

18 Dec 2023  |  allafrica.com
The Court of Appeal Shinyanga Registry has ordered the release of traditional healer Kulwa Kashiki, who was previously convicted for unlawful possession of a government trophy. Justices Winfrida Korosso, Zephrine Galeba, and Mustafa Ismail found the proceedings of the trial and first appellate courts to be a nullity, quashing the conviction and sentence. The case stemmed from charges in 2017 when Kashiki was found with a wildebeest tail and serval cat skin without a permit. The appeal highlighted procedural errors, including a lack of clarity in the consent for prosecution, leading to the decision for Kashiki's release unless held for other lawful reasons.

Tanzania to End Sugar Deficit, Begin Exporting Surplus Next Year

18 Dec 2023  |  allafrica.com
Tanzanian President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan announced that Tanzania will eliminate its sugar deficit and start exporting surplus from next year. She also stated that the country will resolve its power shortage issues by activating two turbines at the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project. The President made these remarks during the 17th President's Manufacturer of the Year Award, organized by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries. She addressed the recent cooking oil shortage, dollar scarcity concerns, and urged local manufacturers to source raw materials domestically and to collaborate with foreign investors. The event also highlighted the importance of the industrial sector's contribution to the economy and recognized manufacturers for their efficiency, foreign exchange earnings, and investment in modern technology.

TANZANIA: President Mourns Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

18 Dec 2023  |  allafrica.com
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan expressed her condolences over the death of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away at the age of 86. The announcement was made by the Minister of the Emiri court, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sabah, on Kuwaiti state television. Sheikh Nawaf's death has led to a 40-day official mourning period and a three-day government closure in Kuwait. Sheikh Nawaf had been hospitalized in late November for an unspecified illness and had previously sought medical checks in the U.S. in March 2021. Following his death, Sheikh Meshaal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah was named the new emir. Sheikh Nawaf became emir in September 2020 after the death of his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Kuwait is a constitutional emirate with a significant oil reserve, and several Arab and Islamic nations have declared mourning periods for the late emir.

Court Orders Release of Traditional Healer in Trophy Possession Case

18 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Court of Appeal Shinyanga Registry has ordered the release of traditional healer Kulwa Kashiki, who was previously imprisoned on charges of unlawful possession of a government trophy. Justices Winfrida Korosso, Zephrine Galeba, and Mustafa Ismail found the proceedings of the trial and first appellate courts to be a nullity, leading to the quashing of the conviction and sentence. The case stemmed from allegations that Kashiki was found with a wildebeest tail and serval cat skin without a permit in 2017. The appeal highlighted issues with the clarity of the consent drafted for the prosecution, which contributed to the decision to release Kashiki.

TANZANIA: PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan Mourns Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

18 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan expressed her condolences over the death of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away at the age of 86. The announcement of his death was made by the Minister of his Emiri court, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sabah, on Kuwaiti state television. Kuwait has entered a 40-day official mourning period and a three-day government closure. Sheikh Nawaf, who was sworn in as Emir in September 2020 following his half-brother's death, had a long history of service in high office, including as defence and interior minister. His half-brother, Sheikh Meshaal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has been named the new Emir. Kuwait is a constitutional emirate with a significant oil reserve, and several Arab and Islamic nations have declared mourning periods for the late Emir.

Tanzania to End Sugar Deficit and Power Shortages

18 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzanian President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan announced that Tanzania will eliminate its sugar deficit and start exporting surplus from next year. She also stated that the country will resolve its power shortage issues by activating two turbines at the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (JNHP) by mid-next year. The President made these remarks during the 17th President’s Manufacturer of the Year Award (PMAYA), organized by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI). She addressed the recent cooking oil shortage, dollar scarcity concerns, and urged local manufacturers to source raw materials domestically and to contribute to the new development vision. CTI officials highlighted the importance of the awards in recognizing industrial contributions and competitiveness, and they discussed challenges such as power shortages, foreign exchange availability, and the high cost of Electronic Tax Stamps (ETS).

Tanzania Government to Buy Minerals at International Rates to Boost Forex

16 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Tanzanian government, through the Bank of Tanzania (BoT), has expressed its willingness to purchase minerals from local dealers at international market rates to enhance foreign exchange earnings. Minister for Minerals, Mr. Anthony Mavunde, announced this in a meeting with mining stakeholders in Dodoma, aiming to improve the economy's financial flow and profitability for dealers. The government's strategy includes empowering miners with education, loans, and resources such as mining sites and rock-cutting machines. The government also plans to import rock-cutting machines and ensure reliable energy for mining activities to increase output and tax revenue. License holders are urged to develop their territories as per regulations, with consequences for non-compliance.

BoT ready to buy minerals from domestic dealers-govt

16 Dec 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Tanzanian government has announced through the Minister for Minerals, Mr. Anthony Mavunde, that the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) is ready to purchase minerals from domestic dealers at international market rates. This initiative is aimed at boosting the country's foreign exchange earnings and improving the financial flow within the economy. The announcement was made during a meeting in Dodoma with mining stakeholders, which included miners, mineral refiners, traders, and representatives from the Ministry of Finance and BoT. The meeting's purpose was to discuss the empowerment of stakeholders in the mining sector, particularly in refining.

NECTA Lauded for Promoting Meritocracy in Tanzania

04 Dec 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has been praised by the Tanzanian government for its role in promoting meritocracy through the administration of national examinations. During the NECTA 50th Anniversary exhibition, Education Minister Prof Adolf Mkenda highlighted the reduction of bureaucracy in opportunity allocation and the importance of credentials in job markets. He urged NECTA to combat exam fraud and maintain the integrity of the merit-based system. The Deputy Permanent Secretary, Dr Franklin Rwezimula, discussed the implementation of a new education policy focused on competence and skills. NECTA's Executive Secretary, Dr Said Ally Mohamed, outlined the council's mandate as established by Parliament Act No. 21 of 1973.

NECTA hailed for promoting meritocracy

04 Dec 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has been praised by the Tanzanian government for its role in promoting meritocracy within the country. The Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Adolf Mkenda, commended NECTA during the launch of a three-day exhibition marking the council's 50th anniversary. The event took place at the Mnazi Mmoja garden in Dar es Salaam. Prof Mkenda highlighted that NECTA's administration of national examinations has helped reduce the influence of nepotism, ethnicity, religion, and corruption in the allocation of opportunities, thus fostering a system based on merit.

Tanzania, China Strengthen Ties Through TVET Collaboration

27 Nov 2023  |  allafrica.com
Tanzania's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has emphasized the importance of collaboration with China to enhance the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Tanzania. During the China-Tanzania Academic Exchange Seminar, officials discussed the benefits of joint academic programs, student and teacher exchanges, and shared technological support. The seminar, organized by NACTVET in partnership with the Sunmarker Institute from China, aims to strengthen TVET and produce skilled graduates for the job market. The collaboration is seen as a way to foster sustainable economic growth and address employment needs in both countries.

Govt: All projects at Msomera to be completed on

27 Nov 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Tanzanian government has assured that all infrastructure projects in Msomera Village, Handeni District, Tanga, will be completed on time. These projects are intended to serve residents relocating from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jim Yonazi, stated that sectoral ministries are collaborating to ensure timely completion. The National Service (JKT) is involved in constructing 5,000 houses for the relocates. Handeni District Commissioner, Mr Albert Msando, and Chairman of Msomera, Mr Martin Oleikayo, both praised the government's efforts, which aim to improve access to essential services and the quality of life for Tanzanians.

Tanzania-China Collaboration to Enhance TVET Quality

27 Nov 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzania's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has highlighted the benefits of collaboration with China in improving the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). During the China-Tanzania Academic Exchange Seminar, Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr Franklin Rwezimula emphasized the potential for joint academic programs, student and teacher exchanges, and technological support. The seminar, organized by NACTVET in partnership with the Sunmarker Institute from China, aims to strengthen TVET to meet labor market demands and contribute to sustainable economic growth. NACTVET's Executive Secretary, Dr Adolf Rutayuga, and Governing Council Chairman, Professor John Kondoro, also spoke on the importance of investing in TVET for the skills development of the youth. Mr Duan Xiofei from CIIC International Education Technology provided insights on China's TVET institutes.

Tanzania, China commits to strengthen TVET quality

27 Nov 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Tanzania and China are strengthening their collaboration to enhance the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Tanzania. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Tanzania has expressed that this partnership is expected to produce more competent graduates who can contribute to various sectors of the economy. The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Franklin Rwezimula, highlighted the collaboration during the China-Tanzania Academic Exchange Seminar. The partnership includes establishing joint academic programs and student exchanges, aiming to develop the necessary workforce through improved TVET.

Govt: All projects at Msomera to be completed on time

27 Nov 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The government has committed to completing all infrastructure projects in Msomera Village, Handeni District, Tanga, on schedule. These projects are intended to accommodate residents relocating from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jim Yonazi, confirmed the timely completion during a visit by sectoral permanent secretaries to inspect the ongoing construction. Dr. Yonazi emphasized the full participation of all sectoral ministries in this initiative.

UNICEF, SADC call for improved legislation, policies to end GBV

25 Nov 2023  |  htsyndication.com
UNICEF and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have urged member states to enhance their legislative, policy, budgetary, and accountability measures to combat Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against women and children. The call to action comes in light of data indicating high rates of forced sex and sexual abuse in the region, particularly in Tanzania. UNICEF's Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Ms. Etleva Kadilli, highlighted that the violence stems from power imbalances and emphasized the need for systemic change to address these issues.

UNICEF, SADC Urge Stronger Measures Against Gender-Based Violence in Southern Africa

24 Nov 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
UNICEF and SADC have urged member states in Southern Africa to strengthen measures against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Data indicates high rates of forced sex and childhood sexual abuse in the region, with 17% of girls and women in Southern Africa and 28% of women in Tanzania affected. UNICEF's Etleva Kadilli and SADC's Elias Magosi emphasized the need to address the root causes of violence, including power imbalances and societal factors like poverty and weak legal frameworks. The report discussed the devastating immediate and long-term effects of violence on individuals and society, including physical harm, mental health issues, and reduced educational and economic outcomes. SADC is focusing on GBV prevention in its development plan and is working to implement a regional strategy to address GBV in line with the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.

TANZANIA: Primary School Leaving Examination Results Announced

24 Nov 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has released the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) results, showing a marginal improvement in the overall pass rate by 0.96 percent from the previous year. Boys had a pass rate of 80.59 percent, while girls had a nearly identical rate of 80.58 percent. A total of 1,092,960 candidates passed the exams, with most obtaining B and C grades. NECTA withheld results for 360 candidates due to various reasons and cancelled results for 31 candidates for cheating. Two examination centers were banned for fraud, and four others received warnings. The exams were taken by 1,397,370 candidates, including 4,583 with special needs, on November 13-14.

EAC to Develop Health Data Governance for Digital Health Sector Transformation

22 Nov 2023  |  allafrica.com
The East African Community (EAC), in collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the Pan African Health Informatics Association (HELINA), is committed to developing a Health Data Governance (HDG) framework to drive digital transformation in the health sector of East Africa. A consultative forum held in Kigali, Rwanda, concluded with this commitment, aiming to build consensus for the African Union's initiatives. Dr Eric Nzeyimana, the EAC Principal Health Officer, announced that the EAC HDG Framework is expected to be operational within six months and will be reviewed by the 24th EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health. Financial support for the framework's development has been provided by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)-funded Integrated Health Programme and the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability project. HELINA has been recognized as a strategic partner in transforming the region's health sector with digital technologies.

High level meeting pledges financial boost for gender equality

20 Nov 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The High-Level Generation Equality Africa Regional Meeting on Financing for Gender Equality concluded with commitments from 21 African countries to accelerate financing for gender equality. Key areas include combating gender-based violence, women's economic empowerment, and advancing technology and innovation for gender equality. The meeting, held in Dar-es-Salaam, emphasized gender-responsive budgeting and was convened by Tanzania in collaboration with UN Women and the IMF AFRITAC East. The UN Women Regional Director and the IMF Deputy Managing Director both highlighted the economic benefits of gender equality. Representatives from 22 Sub-Saharan African countries attended the meeting.

Stakeholders urged to join forces to prevent zoonoses

05 Nov 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jenista Mhagama, called for collaborative efforts in the health sector to educate communities on protecting themselves from zoonotic diseases. During the 'One Health' National Conference 2023 in Dodoma, she emphasized the importance of the One Health approach, which integrates human, animal, and ecosystem health. Mhagama highlighted the rise in zoonotic diseases and the need for collective action to manage these diseases. The government aims to strengthen disaster management systems and encourages sectors to participate in research on zoonoses and related areas. Permanent Secretary Dr. Jim Yonazi discussed the conference's purpose to strengthen the One Health approach for disaster resilience.

Tanzania Centre for Democracy Launches Women's Forum to Boost Political Participation

28 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD) has launched a women's forum in Dar es Salaam to enhance women's participation in politics and democracy. TCD Chairperson Prof Ibrahimu Lipumba encouraged women to use the platform to address their challenges and demand a constitution that reflects citizens' views. TCD Director Bernadetha Kafuko highlighted the need for policies that allow women to engage in politics without fear and called for mentorship programs for women entering politics. The event was attended by notable female political figures and supported by the Switzerland and US embassies. US Ambassador Michael Battle commended President Samia Suluhu Hassan for including women and youths in leadership, while Switzerland Ambassador Didier Chassot emphasized the importance of inclusive political processes.

Tanzania Lauded for Creating Conducive Mining Investment Environment

24 Oct 2023  |  allafrica.com
Tanzania's Deputy Minister for Minerals, Dr Steven Kiruswa, credited President Samia Suluhu Hassan for the significant achievements in the mining sector, attributing them to her efforts in creating a favorable investment climate. Speaking at the 6th session of the 2023 Annual Contractors' Meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Dar es Salaam, he highlighted the sector's contribution to the national GDP and exports. The meeting, hosted by Tanzania and held in Africa for the first time, focuses on responsible management of seabed mineral resources, aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Marie Bourrel-McKinnon of the ISA discussed the importance of incorporating diverse viewpoints into the draft Exploitation Regulations for seabed mining. The ISA, established under the 1982 UNCLOS, aims to protect the marine environment from the impacts of mining.

Tanzania remains steadfast in management of seabed mineral resources

24 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzania's Deputy Minister for Minerals, Dr Steven Kiruswa, credited President Samia Suluhu Hassan for the growth in the mining sector due to her efforts in creating a favorable investment climate. Speaking at the 6th session of the 2023 Annual Contractors’ Meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Dar es Salaam, he highlighted the sector's contribution to the GDP and national exports. The meeting, hosted by Tanzania and held in Africa for the first time, focuses on responsible management of seabed mineral resources. Dr Kiruswa emphasized Tanzania's commitment to the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Marie Bourrel-McKinnon of the ISA discussed the importance of contractor input in developing exploitation regulations for seabed mining, aiming for regulations that balance diverse interests and protect the marine environment.

Tanzania remains steadfast in management of seabed mineral resources

24 Oct 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Tanzania's Deputy Minister for Minerals, Dr. Steven Kiruswa, has credited President Samia Suluhu Hassan for the achievements in the mining sector, particularly for creating a favorable investment climate for both local and international investors. His comments were made during the opening of the 6th session of the 2023 Annual Contractors Meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Dar es Salaam. This event marks the first time the meeting is held in Africa. The selection of Tanzania as the host by the ISA secretariat and general secretary underscores the country's commitment to managing its seabed mineral resources effectively.

TANZANIA: Kenya and Tanzania Power Interconnection Project Nears Completion

21 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Kenya and Tanzania Power Interconnection Project (KTPIP), nearing completion at 99%, is set to benefit Tanzania. The project, costing 258 million US dollars and managed by Tanesco, involves a 400-kilovolt power line stretching 510 kilometers, with the majority in Tanzania. Funded by JICA and AfDB, it aims to facilitate electricity trade within East Africa and connect to the Southern African power network. Tanesco's Timothy Mgaya highlighted ongoing testing and the potential for revenue generation through power transmission fees. The project will also enhance power distribution in several Tanzanian regions and is supported by Japan's energy sector initiatives.

Janabi stresses provision of quality services

21 Oct 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Professor Mohamed Janabi, the Executive Director of Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam, has emphasized the importance of providing quality services to patients. He addressed the hospital staff, urging them to be responsible and to ensure timely and polite delivery of services. Prof. Janabi's remarks came as he was handing over certificates to nurses who have successfully managed bedsores in patients at MNH-Mloganzila. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, occur in patients who are bedridden or confined to a wheelchair for extended periods.

Janabi stresses provision of quality services

20 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Professor Mohamed Janabi, the Executive Director of Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), has emphasized the importance of responsibility and quality service delivery among the hospital staff. He praised the nurses at MNH-Mloganzila for successfully managing bedsores in patients and encouraged all staff to provide timely, quality services and to work cooperatively. Assistant Director of Midwifery and Nursing Services at MNH-Mloganzila, Ms. Christina Mwandalima, affirmed the commitment of the nurses to continue providing excellent services in accordance with laws and health guidelines. The article also briefly explains what bedsores are and their potential severity.

GGHSP out to strengthen Tanzania, Japan relations

20 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Embassy of Japan in Tanzania highlighted the importance of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) as a means to strengthen relations and understand the real situation in Tanzania. Ambassador Yasushi Misawa emphasized the value of direct communication with local communities through these projects during his visit to Kibohehe Primary School in Kilimanjaro Region. The school, which suffered damage from severe weather in 2018, received support from the Japanese Embassy for reconstruction, including classrooms and furniture. The GGHSP, part of Japan's Official Development Assistance, has funded 383 projects in Tanzania, focusing on education and health sectors, with a total aid amounting to 27 million US dollars.

REGROW to stimulate inflow of tourists at Nyerere National Park

16 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania has highlighted the impact of the Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth (REGROW) projects on tourism in the Southern Circuit, particularly in Nyerere National Park. Funded by the World Bank with a soft loan of 150 million US dollars, the REGROW initiative encompasses 22 projects totaling over 141 billion Tanzanian shillings. These projects aim to enhance natural resource management, address climate change and human activity impacts, and improve water management. The ministry expects an increase in tourist inflow upon completion of these projects, which also include the creation of visitor information centres and the renovation of an airport. Officials from the ministry and the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) emphasized the importance of meeting international quality standards and deadlines for the ongoing projects.

REGROW to stimulate inflow of tourists at Nyerere National Park

16 Oct 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania has announced that the Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth (REGROW) projects in the Southern Circuit, including the Nyerere National Park, are expected to boost tourist inflow upon their completion. Deputy Permanent Secretary Commissioner Benedict Wakulyamba, during his visit to the park, highlighted the progress of the World Bank-funded projects, which total more than 141 billion Tanzanian shillings. The ministry is also planning to establish several visitor information centres as part of its tourism promotion strategy.

Ministry calls for community needs assessment in adult learning

15 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in Tanzania is emphasizing the importance of Adult Learning and Education (ALE) for socio-economic growth and has launched the Kibaha Community Learning Centre (CLC) with support from DVV International. The Acting Director of Basic Education, Mr. Josephat Luoga, highlighted the role of ALE during the International Literacy Week. The CLC aims to provide education tailored to community needs, including entrepreneurship and health services. Kibaha District Commissioner Nickson Simon noted the high illiteracy rates in the region and the potential impact of the CLC. DVV International, represented by Regional Director Mrs. Frauke Heinze, reaffirmed their commitment to supporting lifelong learning and fighting poverty through education.

TAWA commended for promoting sustainable tourism

13 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania, Ms Angela Kairuki, praised the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) for their efforts in promoting sustainable tourism during her visit to the TAWA wildlife garden at the Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE). The expo, which focuses on travel within Africa, serves to promote Tanzanian tourism and facilitate connections between local and international tourism companies. Kairuki acknowledged TAWA's role in sponsoring the event and their contribution to its success. She also extended an invitation to the next S!TE event scheduled for October 2024, highlighting the exhibition's blend of business networking and social engagement.

TAWA commended for promoting sustainable tourism

13 Oct 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Tanzania's Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ms Angela Kairuki, praised the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) for its dedication to promoting sustainable tourism. Her commendations were made during her visit to the TAWA wildlife garden at the 7th Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE) in Dar es Salaam. The expo is a significant event aimed at enhancing inbound and outbound travel within Africa, and it serves as a platform for connecting Tanzanian, Eastern African, and Central African tourism companies with international counterparts.

Dar es Salaam to Expand Main BRT Terminal at Kivukoni

11 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit Agency (DART) is set to quadruple the capacity of the main passenger terminal for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at Kivukoni, Dar es Salaam, to handle 320 buses per hour, up from the current 80. This expansion is part of the BRT Phase IV project and is expected to be completed by 2025. The terminal will be expanded to accommodate increased bus traffic from the upcoming BRT routes in Phases II, III, and IV. During the construction, alternative bus stops have been designated. The project will be implemented by China Communication Construction Company Limited (CCCCL), and local organizations such as DARCOBOA and LATRA are involved in the transition process.

BRT main terminal capacity to increase four-fold

11 Oct 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit Agency (DART) has announced plans to expand the main passenger terminal for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at Kivukoni area in Dar es Salaam. The expansion project, which is set to begin on October 21, aims to increase the terminal's capacity from handling 80 BRT buses per hour to 320. This development is part of the 429 billion Tanzanian Shilling BRT Phase IV project, which will extend from Kivukoni to Tegeta via Bagamoyo Road in the city. The expansion is necessary to accommodate the expected increase in the number of buses as more routes are introduced.

Unity and Solidarity at the Forefront of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's 52nd National Annual Convention in Tanzania

09 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Tanzania recently held its 52nd National Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) in Dar es Salaam, focusing on themes of unity and solidarity. Deputy Minister Khamis Hamiza Khamis emphasized the importance of national unity for peace and development, representing Vice-President Dr. Philip Mpango. The event, which included participants from across Tanzania, featured speeches and activities promoting peace and harmony. The International Republican Institute previously held a Unity Festival in Dar es Salaam to promote peace among youth. Tanzania's diversity in ethnicity, religion, and language, along with a predominantly young population, underscores the importance of inclusive political processes for a stable democracy. The Jalsa Salana, initiated by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, aims to foster spiritual growth, social interaction, and a stronger community bond.

PM demands report on illegal fishing activities

08 Oct 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has mandated the submission of a comprehensive report on combating illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean before the 2024/25 budget presentation. The project, funded by the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Japan, aims to curb illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Significant achievements include the establishment of a robust coordinating mechanism, delivery of essential assets, and capacity-building sessions for small-scale fishermen. The initiative has improved the livelihoods of coastal communities and underscores the commitment of all stakeholders to maritime safety and sustainable development.

JKCI introduces HBC to curb sudden deaths

04 Oct 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in Dar es Salaam has launched a Home-Based Care (HBC) programme to provide healthcare services to patients at home, particularly in remote areas, to reduce sudden deaths. The programme targets patients discharged from JKCI and includes advanced AI-based Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Early Warning System (EWS) technology from Dozee, which monitors vital signs and alerts healthcare providers. The initiative aims to improve patient safety, operational efficiency, and reduce the burden on hospitals. President Samia Suluhu Hassan is commended for her efforts in enhancing Tanzania's healthcare sector.

Swedish Embassy launches MUHAS’s biorepository and innovation hub

03 Oct 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Swedish Embassy has inaugurated a biorepository and an innovation incubation hub at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. This initiative is part of the 60-year development cooperation between Sweden and Tanzania. During the event, 20 junior faculty members received the Swedish International Development Agency’s (SIDA) seed grant for research. The biorepository will store biological samples for future research, enhancing MUHAS's attractiveness as a research institution. The innovation hub aims to foster innovative solutions in health, contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 3. The collaboration between Sweden and MUHAS has significantly contributed to MUHAS's improved global university rankings. The support for the next phase is expected to begin in January 2024, subject to funding from the Swedish government.

Court reasserts 30 years for man in rape case

01 Oct 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Richard Malimi, a resident of Kahama District in Shinyanga Region, has had his 30-year sentence for attempted rape upheld by Judge Emanuel Kawishe at the High Court in Shinyanga. Malimi's appeal, which challenged the conviction and severity of the sentence, was dismissed for lacking merit. The court found that the evidence, including the victim's testimony and corroboration by a second witness, substantiated the intent and actions of Malimi, justifying the sentence.

Tanzania Cardiac Society and Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute Organize Events for World Heart Day

28 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Tanzania Cardiac Society, in collaboration with the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute, is preparing for World Heart Day by organizing a series of events aimed at raising awareness about heart disease. TCS President Dr. Robert Mvungi announced a two-day medical camp and a health walk to promote education and prevention of cardiac diseases. The health walk will start at Uhuru Stadium and end at JKCI Dar Group premises. The events are part of a global campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and early checkups to prevent heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide. JKCI Director Dr. Peter Kisenge highlighted the government's investment in healthcare to combat heart disease and urged citizens to participate in the activities.

Tanzania: Collective Efforts Needed to Mitigate El Nino Effects, Says Minister

26 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Jenista Mhagama, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office of Tanzania, emphasized the importance of collective efforts in disaster management during a workshop for the Dar es Salaam Regional Disaster Management Committee. The workshop aimed to review the implementation of plans to prevent and prepare for the potential consequences of El Nino. Mhagama highlighted the need for timely action in each sector to mitigate damage and protect lives, property, and the environment. The Tanzania Meteorological Authority has warned of above-normal rains influenced by El Nino, expected to start in late September and spread to various regions in October. The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Albert Chalamila, also urged citizens to heed the advice of authorities.

Disaster management is collective responsibility, says Mhagama

26 Sep 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Jenista Mhagama, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (Policy, Parliament, and Coordination), emphasized the importance of collective efforts in disaster management during a workshop session for the Dar es Salaam Regional Disaster Management Committee. The workshop aimed to review the implementation of plans to strengthen the ability to prevent and prepare for the potential consequences of El Nino. Mhagama highlighted that disaster management is a shared responsibility and urged everyone to take action in their respective areas to protect lives and property.

Prime Minister Majaliwa Warns Against Impregnating Schoolgirls

25 Sep 2023  |  allafrica.com
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has issued a stern warning against men impregnating schoolgirls, stating that such actions could lead to a 30-year prison sentence. He emphasized the importance of girls' education and mentioned President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan's efforts to protect girls, while also ensuring boys are not neglected. Additionally, Majaliwa ordered the tracing of six Missenyi District Council employees for the refund of public funds and criticized their inadequate revenue collection. He commended the District Commissioner for improving revenue collection at an international auction. The PM also inspected the ongoing construction of the Kakunyu medical centre and issued a 5-day ultimatum for its operation. He concluded by encouraging the public to engage in agribusiness and protect water sources.

Tanzania: Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa's Warning on Schoolgirl Pregnancies and Government Revenue

25 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has issued a stern warning against men impregnating schoolgirls, reminding them of the 30-year prison sentence for such an offense. During his visit to Kamachumu area, Kagera Region, he addressed the issue of female students dropping out due to early pregnancies. He also ordered the tracing of six Missenyi District Council employees for the refund of public funds and further disciplinary actions. The PM criticized the under-collection of revenue at an international auction in Bunazi and praised the District Commissioner for improving the revenue collection. Additionally, he inspected the Kakunyu medical centre and issued a 5-day ultimatum for its operation. He emphasized the importance of agriculture and environmental conservation by urging the protection of water sources.

Minister demands creativity from National Museums

23 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzania's Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ms Angellah Kairuki, emphasized the importance of creativity and research at the National Museums of Tanzania (NMT) during her visit. She suggested that the NMT should host diverse exhibitions and make research findings public to promote the institution both nationally and internationally. Kairuki highlighted the need for more human resources to improve production and efficiency. She also praised the NMT for incorporating technology such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), which allows visitors to experience all seven national museums simultaneously. The minister encouraged the development of private museums and preservation of culture and history. Deputy Minister Dunstan Kitandula and NMT History Curator Pius Gondeka also spoke on the importance of antiquities preservation and the recent boost in tourism, partly attributed to President Samia Suluhu Hassan's participation in the Tanzania Royal Tour documentary.

Govt commits strong cooperation with diplomats

22 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzania's Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Mr January Makamba, has reaffirmed the government's commitment to strengthening international relations and cooperation. In a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps, he emphasized the importance of mutual economic and social cooperation for sustainable growth and vowed to maintain regular dialogues to bolster bilateral relationships. The minister highlighted the government's achievements, including improvements in democracy and political reconciliation. Ambassador Samwel Shelukindo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, also echoed the commitment to constructive engagement with foreign missions.

Govt commits strong cooperation with diplomats

22 Sep 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Tanzanian government, represented by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Mr January Makamba, has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening cooperation with international partners and diplomats. This declaration was made during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps, which was also Mr Makamba's first briefing with foreign diplomats and international organisations operating in Tanzania. The minister emphasized the importance of mutual economic and social cooperation as a key to sustainable growth and expressed the desire to deepen positive relationships with all embassies and international organisations.

Finance Minister Advocates for Crop Insurance to Mitigate Risks

16 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzania's Finance Minister, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba, has urged citizens, particularly those in agriculture, to insure their crops to mitigate financial losses from various risks such as climate change, pests, and other damages. During the 25th Anniversary of Alliance Insurance Corporation, he emphasized the importance of insurance in economic activities and wealth creation, including health insurance for families. The ministry aims to improve conditions for the insurance industry and educate the public on the benefits of insurance. Dr Baghayo Saqware, TIRA's Commissioner of Insurance, called for adherence to industry regulations for fair competition and protection of policyholders, while praising Alliance Insurance Corporation for their service since 1998.

Minister stresses institutions to consult OSG in legal decision

14 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Tanzania's Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Ambassador Pindi Chana, has emphasized the importance of government institutions consulting the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) before making legal decisions. During her visit to the OSG, she highlighted the need for collaboration to avoid losses that could impact development projects. She praised the OSG for its role in educating on legal matters and resolving claims efficiently, saving the government billions of dollars. The Solicitor General, Dr. Boniface Luhende, requested an increased budget for the OSG to enhance its operations and stressed the office's role in ensuring justice, which in turn builds investor trust and promotes economic growth. The OSG, established in 2018, is tasked with overseeing civil cases and arbitrations involving the government, with a focus on improving the government's litigation capabilities and coordination.

Ndalichako tasks PSSSF to conduct regular training to prospective retirees

12 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Prof Joyce Ndalichako, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office of Tanzania, emphasized the importance of continuous training for retirees during a seminar organized by the Public Social Security Service Fund (PSSSF). The training aims to guide retirees in making safe investments and avoiding retirement savings crises. Ndalichako suggested expanding the age range for training and establishing a system to track retirees' progress. She warned against fraud, especially online, and encouraged joining supportive social groups. PSSSF Director General, Mr Hosea Kashimba, noted the fund's expectation of 11,000 retirees in the 2023/24 financial year and highlighted the seminar's focus on financial education, rights and duties, psychological preparation, and environmental preservation through tree planting initiatives.

Immigration Department plays vital role in attracting Chinese investors

08 Sep 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Tanzania Immigration Service Department has been recognized for its significant role in facilitating the entry of Chinese enterprises and individuals into Tanzania, contributing to the country's economic and social advancement. The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Ms Chen Mingjian, highlighted this impact during a ceremony where the Embassy of China donated teaching equipment to the Tanzanian Immigration Department. Ambassador Chen emphasized the mutual benefits of immigration, noting its contribution to local economic growth and the well-being of the local population.

China's Support to Tanzania Immigration Department Boosts Economic and Social Progress

07 Sep 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Ambassador of China to Tanzania, Ms Chen Mingjian, highlighted the significant role of the Tanzania Immigration Service Department in fostering economic and social progress through the welcoming of Chinese enterprises and individuals. During a handover ceremony for donated teaching equipment by the Embassy of China, Ms Mingjian praised the bilateral cooperation between China and Tanzania, particularly noting the success of the Belt and Road Initiative. She also mentioned the substantial increase in bilateral trade volume over the past decade. Dr Anna Makakala of the Tanzania Immigration Department expressed gratitude for the donation, which includes various technological items, and acknowledged the positive impact it will have on the department's training capabilities and service delivery.

TZ affirms commitment to fostering vibrant engagement with CSOs

30 Aug 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The Tanzanian government has expressed its strong commitment to enhancing engagement with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Ambassador Samwel Shelukindo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, emphasized this commitment during a workshop aimed at raising awareness of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC). The workshop is part of efforts to ensure that the voices of African citizens are incorporated into the African Union's work. The Tanzanian Interim National Chapter of ECOSOCC is seen as a key component in this engagement, focusing on governance, democracy, human rights, and gender equality. The workshop aligns with the AU Executive Council's decision to establish ECOSOCC National Chapters for better accountability and civil society engagement in AU initiatives.

TZ affirms commitment to fostering vibrant engagement with CSOs

30 Aug 2023  |  htsyndication.com
The Tanzanian government, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Samwel Shelukindo, has expressed a strong commitment to enhancing engagement with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). During a workshop aimed at raising awareness of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC), Dr. Shelukindo highlighted the importance the government, led by President Samia Suluhu Hassan, places on the contributions of CSOs to the country's development. The government's support for the Council was also affirmed.

Tanzanian Agriculture Students Fly to Israel for Intensive Training

28 Aug 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
On Sunday, 260 Tanzanian students specializing in agriculture departed for Israel to participate in an 11-month intensive training program at the Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT). This initiative is part of a collaborative effort between the Tanzanian and Israeli governments to revolutionize Tanzania's agricultural sector by enhancing the skills and knowledge of its students. The training aims to prepare the students to become self-employed agri-preneurs and to contribute to food production and security in Tanzania. The program includes participants from various Tanzanian educational institutes and is expected to foster academic and professional networks between the two countries. The students will depart in three groups from Julius Nyerere International Airport to Ben Gurion Airport, Israel.

Indonesia Pledges to Boost Investment in Tanzania's Gas Sector

23 Aug 2023  |  allafrica.com
Indonesia has committed to increasing its investments in Tanzania, particularly in the management of the Mnazi Bay gas block. This was announced by Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a press conference with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan in Dar es Salaam. The two countries have signed seven Memorandums of Understanding covering various sectors, including defense, energy, and agriculture. President Widodo emphasized the strategic importance of gas cooperation and proposed a Bilateral Investment Treaty and a Preferential Trade Agreement to enhance bilateral trade, which grew by 20.7% in 2022. Indonesia also plans to contribute to Tanzania's health sector by exporting pharmaceutical products and is finalizing a development plan for Africa, including the revitalization of a training center in Morogoro. The visit by President Widodo, his first to Tanzania and the continent, aims to strengthen the historical ties between the two nations, dating back to the Asia-Africa Summit in 1955 and the Non-Aligned Movement.

INDONESIA pledges to increase investments in Tanzania's energy sector

23 Aug 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
Indonesia has committed to increasing its investments in Tanzania, with a focus on the management of the Mnazi Bay gas block by an Indonesian state-owned company. President Joko Widodo announced this during a press conference after meeting with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan. The two countries signed seven MoUs covering various sectors, including defense, energy, and agriculture. Widodo emphasized the strategic importance of gas cooperation and proposed a Bilateral Investment Treaty and a Preferential Trade Agreement to enhance bilateral trade and investment protection. He also mentioned Indonesia's intention to contribute to Tanzania's health sector by exporting pharmaceutical products and highlighted the historical ties between Indonesia and African countries dating back to the Asia-Africa Summit in 1955.

It’s training in aviation, no shortcut to success

05 Jun 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
The article discusses a project under the Ministry of Agriculture in Tanzania, in partnership with the FAO and the EU, aimed at enhancing food safety and agricultural trade. It highlights the graduation of 20 youths from drone pilot training at the Civil Aviation Training Centre in Dar es Salaam, which is part of a three-year project to strengthen plant health services. The training is expected to address challenges in the horticulture sector and improve the quality of crops for international markets. The goal is to increase Tanzania's crop export value from $1.2 billion to $5 billion by 2030. The project also includes efforts to improve phytosanitary performance and efficiency, and to raise awareness among donors about plant health activities.

JATU PLC Hires Dutch Expert to Develop New Business Plan

06 Apr 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
JATU PLC, a youth-led agribusiness company, has been facing controversy regarding the fate of shareholders' investments. To address these concerns, the company has hired Mr Ben Philipsen from PUM Netherlands Senior Experts Institute to develop a new business plan. Philipsen will work alongside Luzane Financing and InterCapital Advisory Services for 14 days to align the new plan with the company's vision and goals. The plan aims to protect investor interests, increase capital, settle debts, and manage challenges. The company is collaborating with various stakeholders, including the government, to facilitate this change. The President and the Ministry of Agriculture have been supportive of JATU PLC's efforts. The Chairman of the Board assured investors of the company's international vision and commitment to overcoming challenges. Iyen Msemwa of Archo Ltd emphasized adherence to stock market procedures during this process.

EAC to Develop Health Data Governance for Digital Health Innovations

05 Apr 2023  |  dailynews.co.tz
The East African Community (EAC), in collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the Pan African Health Informatics Association (HELINA), is committed to developing a Health Data Governance (HDG) framework to drive digital transformation in the health sector in East Africa. The commitment was made during a Consultative Forum on Health Data Governance in Kigali, Rwanda. Dr Eric Nzeyimana, the EAC Principal Health Officer, announced that the EAC is working on the framework following a directive from the 23rd Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health. The framework is expected to be in place within six months and will be key in managing risks and safeguarding individual rights. Financial support for the initiative is provided by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)-funded Integrated Health Programme (EIHP) and the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project. HELINA has been recognized as a strategic partner in this endeavor.

Prime Minister Urges Faith Leaders to Combat Gender Based Violence and Moral Decay

03 Apr 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has called on faith leaders to combat gender-based violence and moral decay in society. Speaking at the national Quran recitation competition organized by the Aisha Sururu Foundation, he emphasized the importance of upholding Tanzanian moral values and traditions. He praised Tanzania’s Mufti, Abubakar Zubeiry bin Ally, for his stance against moral deterioration and urged religious leaders to educate the public. The event, sponsored by Amana Bank, highlighted the bank's commitment to empowering various groups and enterprises. The Prime Minister also encouraged Muslims to pray for peace and national prosperity. President Samia Suluhu Hassan has previously made similar calls to religious leaders to address moral issues in society.

Bail Efforts for Former JATU PLC CEO Hit a Snag Amidst Fraud Charges

25 Jan 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
Former Chief executive director of JATU PLC, Peter Gasaya, is facing difficulties in meeting bail conditions for his fraud charges involving over 5bn/-. His lawyers, Kung’e Wabeya and Nafikile Mwamboma, are requesting the court to set more affordable bail conditions, arguing that the current amount set deprives their client of his right to bail. State Attorney Caroline Matemu has asked for more time to respond to the defense's arguments. The bail conditions require Gasaya to submit 2.6bn/- or equivalent property deed and two Dar es Salaam-based guarantors with substantial assets. The case is adjourned until January 25. In a separate case, the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court found three individuals guilty of murdering businessman Amadius Kilawila in 2010, with the defense set to present their case on January 17.

GAIN calls for collective efforts to root out malnutrition

22 Jan 2023  |  Daily News - Tanzania Standard Newspapers
During the 20th anniversary of Global and Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Dar es Salaam, the Country Director, Ms Prisce Rwezahula, emphasized the importance of multisectoral efforts to combat malnutrition in Tanzania. She highlighted the progress made since 2010 but acknowledged that more needs to be done to meet nutrition targets. The Assistant Director of Nutritional Services from PORALG, Mwita Waibe, and Mr Ashery Manyama, Headmaster of Udzungwa Secondary School, also spoke on the need for improved nutrition and praised GAIN's contributions. GAIN has trained school heads and education officers on supporting biofortified products and is operational in 9 countries to combat malnutrition through a holistic food system approach.

Mpango jets in Davos for WEF

15 Jan 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Tanzanian Vice-President Dr. Philip Mpango has arrived in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Representing President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Dr. Mpango will engage in discussions with Heads of State and international organisations to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen Tanzania's ties with other countries. During the forum, which runs from January 15 to 19, he will attend sessions focusing on agriculture, good governance, economic and investment issues, food security, and climate change. The information was confirmed in a press statement by the Vice-President's Press and Communication Assistant, Franco Singaile.

Dar resident jailed 30 years for impregnating schoolgirl

13 Jan 2023  |  htsyndication.com
Meshack Marko, a 23-year-old resident of Bunju, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by the Kinondoni Resident Magistrates Court in Dar es Salaam for raping and impregnating a 16-year-old schoolgirl. The Principal Resident Magistrate, Ramadhan Rugemalira, delivered the verdict, stating that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt. The crimes occurred on various dates between January 2021 and August of the previous year in Bunju, Kihungule, Dar es Salaam. The court found that Marko's actions deprived the girl of her right to education.

YEAR ENDER. 2023: Year to remember in Samia's appointments

09 Jan 2023  |  htsyndication.com
In 2023, Tanzanian President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan made a significant political move by reinstating the position of Deputy Prime Minister, a role that had been dormant for decades. Dr. Doto Biteko was appointed to this position, becoming the third individual in Tanzania's history to hold it, following the late Augustino Mrema and Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim. The State House in Dodoma issued a press statement announcing the appointment. As Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Biteko's responsibilities include coordinating government business. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa welcomed Dr. Biteko and assured him of support in his new role.

Police officers sentenced 20 years over abuse of power

08 Jan 2023  |  htsyndication.com
In Arusha Region, the Resident Magistrates Court has sentenced three former police officers to 20 years in prison for abuse of power. The officers include Senior Superintendent Hillary Komba, Police Constable Bartholomeo Maya, and Police Constable Apolinary Burretta. Principal Resident Magistrate Regina Oyer delivered the judgment, stating that the evidence presented by both the defence and prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused had committed the offence. The court's decision reflects a serious stance against abuse of power within the police force.

Biteko condemns parents who marry off underage children

01 Jan 2023  |  /
Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Doto Biteko condemned parents and guardians in Bukombe, Geita, for marrying off underage children instead of sending them to school, labeling the practice illegal. He emphasized the government's efforts under President Samia Suluhu Hassan to build schools and urged parents to prioritize their children's education.

Govt tells NEC staff to work diligently, avoid misconducts

22 Dec 2022  |  htsyndication.com
The Tanzanian Government, through Deputy Minister Ms Ummy Nderiananga, has urged the staff of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to work with diligence and avoid any misconduct that could undermine the commission's integrity. The call for ethical behavior was made during the opening of the commission's workers council meeting in Dodoma. The Deputy Minister emphasized the importance of adhering to public service ethics and regulations, highlighting the need for the NEC staff to maintain the principles of public service and honor their oaths.

Health data governance to foster digital transformation in health

22 Nov 2022  |  htsyndication.com
The East African Community (EAC) is developing Health Data Governance to advance digital transformation in the health sector across East Africa. A press statement from EAC Senior Public Relations Officer Simon Owaka announced the collaboration between the EAC Secretariat, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), and the Pan African Health Informatics Association (HELINA) to strengthen health data governance. This commitment was solidified at the conclusion of a Consultative Forum on Health Data Governance in Kigali, Rwanda. The initiative aims to drive digital innovation and transformation in the region's health sector.

Court of Appeal orders release of traditional healer

18 Dec 2021  |  htsyndication.com
The Court of Appeal Shinyanga Registry has ordered the release of a traditional healer named Kulwa Kashiki, who resides in Shinyanga. Kulwa Kashiki was previously imprisoned on charges of unlawful possession of a government trophy. The order for his release came after Justices Winfrida Korosso, Zephrine Galeba, and Mustafa Ismail reviewed his appeal against the January 2021 ruling by the Resident Magistrates Court of Shinyanga. The justices found the proceedings and judgment of the trial and first appellate courts to be a nullity, leading to their decision to quash the previous proceedings and judgment.
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