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91. Lack of Guidelines Delays Property Tax Collection
  Friday, September 09, 2016  by Admin
  The government decided that beginning this financial year, collection of property tax collection will be undertaken by TRA instead of the Local Government Authorities.

This is according to a briefing given to Mwanza Regional Commissioner (RC) John Mongela who made a familiarisation tour at the TRA regional office on Wednesday. Mongela said TRA start collecting property tax as per government directives.

“We are all aware of the government push in ensuring internal revenue is collected, including property tax previously collected by the municipal and town councils,” he said. He said his office will immediately communicate with TRA headquarters on the delay as there is no official statement.

92. Govt tightens noose on tax dodgers in $3bn oil industry
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  The government has ordered owners of all petrol stations across Tanzania to install special devices connected directly to fuel pumps to monitor business transactions as part of a wider crackdown on tax evaders in the country’s $3 billion-a-year oil import industry.

The state-run Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) said in a public notice yesterday that all petrol stations in Tanzania must have the special electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) installed by March 1 this year.

“These special EFDs will be directly connected to (the) fuel pumps,” TRA acting commissioner general Alphayo Kadata said in the statement.
He warned that oil marketing companies that fail to heed the directive would face stern penalties, including the shutting down of their petrol stations.
93. Ministry officials help out in work on new Muhimbili maternity ward
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  Expecting and new mothers will no longer have to sleep on the floor at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam once the installation of 300 modern hospital beds has been completed in the hospital’s designated new maternity wing formerly used as an administration block.

The four-storey building is being prepared for its grand transformation as outlined in President John Magufuli’s directive for the premises to be vacated immediately to give way to mothers whom he found sleeping on the wet floor of the old maternity wing owing to a shortage of beds and space.
94. Dar city to host first African sustainable business summit
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  DAR ES SALAAM is scheduled to host the first African Sustainable Business Summit geared at discussing better ways in which business can change society.

The two-day summit, will be held under the theme ‘17 Goals 17 Business Opportunities: Setting the tone for the Post 2015 Development Agenda and seeks to encourage dialogue and exchange of sustainable business practices in particular encouraging private sector participation in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The summit is organised by the African Sustainable Business Magazine (ASB Magazine) and will be held in April (14th and 15th). Participants at the summit will also share experience and ideas before coming up with proposals to promote a culture of sustainable business in Tanzania.
95. Two in court over unlawful possession of 32.8m/- tusks
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  Two people were last week arraigned before the Kisutu Resident Magistrates’ Court in Dar es Salaam charged with unlawful possession of elephant tusks worth 32.8m/-.

The accused are Jane Kidugo (33), a businesswoman who resides at Mbezi Msigani and Shomari Kijiji (43), a resident of Chole Kisarawe in Coast Region.
96. PPF praised for wider coverage of informal sector
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  The government has showered praise on Parastatal Pension Fund (PPF) for introducing “Wote Scheme,” a service that specifically targets members from the informal sector as a way of widening social security coverage in the country.

“I understand that the Wote Scheme targets not only members of the informal sector, but acts as additional scheme for members who have joined other social security funds,” Jenista Mhagama, the minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled), stated.
97. Tanesco saves 2.7bn/- in six years as it curbs power cuts
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  The Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (Tanesco) has saved 2.7bn/- in six years after reducing 20 per cent of power outages.

The company’s deputy managing director (Investment), Decklan Mhaiki, revealed this at the weekend when briefing journalists on the goals attained by the firm during implementation of its capacity-building project which was supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
98. Air pollution exposure in pregnancy ups asthma risk in babies
  Tuesday, February 16, 2016  by Admin
  Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of five years, a new study has warned.

Children whose mothers lived close to highways during pregnancy had a 25 per cent increased relative risk of developing asthma before the age of five, researchers said.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada studied over 65,000 children from birth until the age of 10 years.
99. Rains demolish Rukwa school
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  Similarly, the school’s latrines have completely been damaged leaving 720 pupils without decent places to relieve themselves. Impeccable reports from the area had it that following the demolition of the public institution several makeshift huts have been built.

But their roofs are prone to leaking during the rainy season. The Sumbawanga District Council ‘s chairman, Mr Kalolo Ntila, told the ‘Daily News’ over the phone today that the situation is pathetic for the pupils as they are forced to attend classes in the makeshift huts.
100. Revenue body directs petrol station owners to fix EFDs
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  A statement issued in Dar es Salaam by TRA Acting Commissioner General said the EFD machines meant for the petrol stations are special as they have to be connected direct with the gasoline pump systems.

“Petrol stations operators using normal pumps must use the special ones meant for the pump stations and those who will fail to do so before the deadline will face punitive action, ” read the statement in part.
101. Babati sets aside 22bn/- for development activities
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  BABATI District Council has endorsed a budget of 22bn/- towards financing various development activities. Babati District Executive Director, Mr Reuben Mfune, said the money would be raised from various sources, but a huge chunk would come from the central government’s subsidy amounting to 13.3bn/-.
102. AG wants accused persons bail’s right protected, sustained
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  Already the AG has applied for typed copy of the proceedings and officials with his Chambers charged with Constitutional matters were going through the ruling given by the High Court on the matter before preparing the memorandum of appeal.

“Yes, we have already lodged a notice of appeal to oppose the entire decision of the High Court in this matter. We are currently going through the ruling carefully before taking further steps,” a high ranked official, who preferred anonymity because of sensitivity of the matter, told the ‘Daily News’.
103. Exercise to turn building into maternity ward begins
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  The exercise is follow-up to President John Magufuli’s directive issued on Saturday when he was addressing Dar es Salaam elders during celebrations to mark 100 days in office.

He said during his recent visit to the maternity ward he witnessed hundreds of expectant mothers sleeping on the floor for lack of hospital beds. Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, said she would ensure that the exercise was completed by yesterday or today to enable the building house pregnant women.

“The goal is to put 300 beds in the building to accommodate expectant mothers. Many babies are born prematurely and these beds are so special for them,” Ms Mwalimu said while supervising the exercise.
104. Officials flouting civil service regulations on the spotlight
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance), Ms Angela Kairuki, said here that she has discovered that some senior officials have the habit of hiding files when the period of promotion for junior officials approaches.

“As a result, people who deserve promotion are not elevated because the process becomes difficult if someone’s file is hidden or lost as you can’t verify records,” she said.
105. Chinese volunteers win accolades
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  Also, they were acknowledged for impressing multicultural phenomena which later on will enable easier working and living together as one society among Chinese and Tanzanian citizens.

These remarks were made by Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Ms Chiku Galawa, who was Chief Guest at an event for awarding certificates of appreciation to Chinese Volunteers who have been working in the country.

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