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121. Kikwete reiterates vow to take Dar university to new heights
  Friday, February 12, 2016  by Admin
  The newly appointed chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dr Jakaya Kikwete, has reiterated his commitment to making the varsity a premier higher learning institution that would be a source of well equipped leaders of the future.
122. Standard gauge railway: Great Lakes regional govts must come together
  Tuesday, February 09, 2016  by Admin
  News which broke out on Friday in the National Assembly that the much-anticipated construction of the central railway line to standard gauge may remain an elusive dream is indeed disappointing.

Listening attentively to the carefully chosen words by Minister for Finance and Planning Dr Phillip Mpango in Dodoma when winding up debate on the nation’s development framework, it came out quite clear that the project to have the railway uplifted to the international standard gauge is impossible to be implemented by Tanzania alone as it is very costly.
123. Eliminate FGM by 2030, say UNFPA, UNICEF
  Tuesday, February 09, 2016  by Admin
  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have teamed up in campaigning against female genital mutilation (FGM), calling for concerted efforts to end the barbaric practice.

UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, made their joint statement during the 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
124. Chinese investors set to buy more cassava from Tanzania
  Tuesday, February 09, 2016  by Admin
  SEVERAL Chinese companies investors have expressed interest in buying 5 million tons of dried cassava annually from the southern part of Tanzania, it has been learnt.

They also intend to increase purchases by half the said amount on a yearly basis depending on the crop’s availability, national cassava coordinator Dr Geoffrey Mkamilo (pIctured) said.
125. Premier Majaliwa to officiate NEEC stakeholders meeting
  Tuesday, February 09, 2016  by Admin
  Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa is expected to officiate the opening of the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) stakeholders meeting today in Dar es Salaam.

Announcing the meeting to journalists, the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Hamis Mwinyimvua said the meeting is part of the implementation of the National Economic Empowerment Policy and is organised by NEEC and the Prime Minister’s office.
126. Mineral officials assure workers on safety of tanzanite mines
  Monday, February 08, 2016  by Admin
  The tanzanite mines at Mererani in Simanjiro District of Manyara Region are safe and show no signs that they will collapse as some miners claimed, according to senior mineral officials.

Deputy commissioner for minerals Ally Samaje said here over the weekend that findings from a recent inspection on Tanzanite One located in the remote area of Mererani, showed that the mine was not in danger of sinking.

He said the inspection was part of implementation by his office of an order by Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Manyara regional security committees after some of the mine workers claimed that there were signs that the mine would sink.
127. Over 700 people sign petition to end FGM
  Monday, February 08, 2016  by Admin
  More than 700 people within and outside the country have signed a petition to push the government to amend the Marriage Act of 1971 that violates the rights of the girl child by allowing early marriages for girls as young as 15 years of age.

Out of the 700 signatures, about 200 were collected late last week in Dar es Salaam during the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is observed annually on February 6.
128. Construction of New Bagamoyo Road stretch to be completed by May
  Monday, February 08, 2016  by Admin
  CONSTRUCTION of a 4.3 kilometres section of the New Bagamoyo Road from Mwenge to Morocco in Dar es Salaam is expected to be completed in May this year, according to the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) chief executive officer Patrick Mfugale.

“Implementation of the project is progressing well even though there are challenges,” Mfugale said, pointing out that the time schedule for the project was six months.

The expansion of the road, one of the city’s most-used throughfares, will enable pedestrians and motor vehicles to enjoy eased traffic on an otherwise heavily congested part of road.
129. Doctors to keep a sharp eye on Zika
  Monday, February 01, 2016  by Admin
130. Report: healthy national economy by 2020
  Monday, February 01, 2016  by Admin
  It is impressing that the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has reported improved liquidity in the national economy as opposed to increased money supply in the market that sometimes goes with the rising inflation. This time around the domestic economy is witnessing a boost in money supply against the declining inflation.

Financial experts and economists have already nodded to the trend, describing it as healthy to the country's economic growth. They say the high supply of money into the economy, coupled with falling inflation, could translate into increased saving should consumers maintain their spending.
131. Tanzania's gas enough to satisfy British users for over 20 years
  Monday, February 01, 2016  by Admin
  The gas resources so far discovered in Tanzania can meet the current demand of gas for the whole of the UK between now and around 2040, The Guardian has reliably learnt.

Tanzania has established gas resources amounting to 55 trillion cubic feet (tcf), which is 22 times the gas British users consume annually. The 2.5 tcf annual consumption means that Tanzania has capacity to supply the UK with gas for over 20 years.
132. TMA, college team up on military science course
  Monday, February 01, 2016  by Admin
  The Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA), in collaboration with the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA), will from this year launch a degree course in military science.

Rector of the institute, Prof Johannes Monyo, disclosed this at the 6th Coventry University masters degree graduation ceremony on Friday in Arusha that the course aims at equipping military personnel with skills and knowledge in management studies crucial in their respective daily operations.
133. Govt releases 318bn/- to cover development projects
  Monday, February 01, 2016  by Admin
  The government has released 318bn/- for the month of January purposely to cover various development projects in the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Dar es Salaam at the weekend, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Planning Servaciaus Likwelile said out of those funds 274bn/- have been set for construction of roads, 40bn/- for Kinyerezi II power project and 7.7bn/- has been set aside for water projects.
134. Isles recognised for political will to defend, protect children's rights
  Wednesday, December 02, 2015  by Admin
  The government in Zanzibar has assured citizens of its readiness to ensure development and improvement of children’s welfare and rights through implantation of policies.

The statement comes following a recent award Gold Future Policy Award given to Zanzibar by the World Future Council, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF during the 133rd IPU assembly held in Geneva.
135. Govt urged to review Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) for exploration firms
  Wednesday, December 02, 2015  by Admin
  The government has been urged to review the current Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) system so as to make exploration and activity within the companies to become more flexible and move its focus from exploration towards encouraging development and production.

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