Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 10)

WEEK 10 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 18

 

Mar 7h 2016

Reports circulate that there is intense scrutiny of the government wage bill apparently because it has taken above half of the total revenue collection for February, totalling over half a trillion shillings spent in one month for civil service salaries. If the February salary bill stood at Sh573.7bn and this was above half total revenues, it may still be valid if collections total Sh1.5trn. Although the article is totally chaotic, the bottom line is that there still are many ghost salaries f.e. to people who are retired or in graves and the civil service salaries should be around a third of the revenues.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=89630

Mar 7h 2016

Analysts and legal experts have recommended a review of the Public Leadership Code of Ethics Act to give the Ethics secretariat teeth to bite and be able to verify the wealth of retired officials for enhanced integrity and accountability. They however criticized the way such information is handled by the Ethics secretariat as the register of leaders’ wealth is not available to the public.

Ippmedia

Mar 7h 2016

The government has unveiled a massive plan that will see all teachers in primary and secondary schools being accommodated near their working stations. Along with teachers’ accommodation, the government will also construct vocational training colleges at districts levels to offer vocational education to the students failing to make it to the higher learning institutions.

http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/home-news/47687-massive-countrywide-teacher-housing-plan-unveiled

Mar 7h 2016

The government has introduced electronic system of paying salaries for public servants in a move to end complaints of arrears. (before many, especially in rural area's lost every month some days for traveling to the towns to get their salaries from the bank)

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=89660

Mar 10h 2016

The government is seeking views from the private sector to improve a draft of national skills development strategy aimed at addressing employability of graduates from higher learning institutions in the country.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) findings highlight that formal sector employment in Tanzania accounts for an estimated 2.1 million jobs with the private sector's contribution accounting for 68 per cent of the jobs available in the labour market. Furthermore, studies estimate that about 800,000 of Tanzania youth enter the job market every year and below 10 per cent find a job in the formal sector.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201603100432.html

Mar 11h 2016

Dar es Salaam. Nine managers of the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewarage Corporation (Dawasco) were suspended yesterday in

what could explain some of the reasons why the city of nearly 5 million people is starved of water. The Dawasco employees were accused of diverting water and supplying it for free to Strabag, the German company that is constructing the Dar Rapid Bus Transit (Dart) project. Water and Irrigation minister Gerson Lwenge who announced their suspension claimed that up to Sh2.9 billion was lost in 2014 due to the diversion. If true, the incident would point to a scandal that explains the widely held suspicion among the public that Dawasco employees often diverted water or deliberately interfered with the flow for selfish gain. Some of them have been accused of colluding with big water sellers to frustrate availability of the precious liquid so as to create a shortage from which the vendors profiteered.

http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/Exposed--Water-utility-bosses-in-Sh3bn-scam/-/1840340/3113774/-/dt9mot/-/index.html

Mar 11h 2016

President John Magufuli has ordered the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to suspend payments amounting to 925.6 billion/- ($ 440 million) meant to settle outstanding government debts pending a fresh and thorough verification exercise. The president also instructed the central bank to conduct a staff audit of its 1,391-strong workforce and terminate redundant employees.

http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=89802>

Mar 11h 2016

A new United Nations report has confirmed that Tanzania is now a popular international transit hub for illegal drugs of various kinds being smuggled to and fro across the country’s borders. According to data presented in the UN-linked International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) report for 2015 which was launched in Dar es Salaam this week, local authorities intercepted consignments containing over 321 kilograms of contraband narcotics during the first eight months of 2014 alone.

http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=89804>

Mar 11h 2016

The government has commended efforts by the private sector in stimulating the economy, saying they will be given wider opportunities now that the government wants to revive industries. Speaking at the 16th Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) General Meeting in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Deputy Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Charles Mwijage, said that the government would ensure that investment policies would be more friendly to local investors

http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=89806

Mar 13h 2016

The government has denied report that it would block quite a number of social media networks in reinforcement of last year’s infamous Cyber Crimes Act that was condemned by the local human rights activists, the European Union (EU) and the United States of America, saying it infringes media freedom.  Minister for Works, Transport & Communications Prof Makame  Mbarawa allayed fears of the massive blockade, saying the government would focus on boosting the social media in acknowledgement of their crucial  role in bringing about development.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=89885>

Mar 13h 2016

Some considering articles

The education puzzle for Magufuli's administration http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=89888

 

 


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