Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 11 en 12)

WEEK 11 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 19

Mar 9h 2016

Minister of State in the President's Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Angela Kairuki  The government has pledged to reconsider gender balance in employment opportunities in an effort to meet the target of 50/50 representation.

Mar 9h 2016

Government workers in Tanzania have been banned from using social media and chat apps during work hours. Transport and communication ministry officials have been warned that "gossiping" on social media will lead to dismissal.

Mar 14h 2016

The government has started collecting funds that will be used to buy a new passenger and cargo ship in Lake Victoria. “President John Magufuli is walking his talk; hence plans of buying a new ship remain intact. We are going to buy a passenger and cargo ship in Lake Victoria as the president promised during his campaign rallies,” Majaliwa said. Apart from the plan of buying the ship, the Premier also said the government was set to buy two new planes to boost the air transport sector in the country

Mar 14h 2016

The government has planned to spend 811billion/- ($380 million) in the next five years implementing President John Magufuli’s promise to lend each village 50m/- for development purpose. Already the government has started to engage various stakeholders on the best way to dish out the monies to various citizens’ groups throughout the country.

Mar 15h 2016

President John Magufuli has ordered newly-appointed regional commissioners to clear all ghost workers in local government authorities from the civil service payroll as part of a wider crackdown on public salary fraud. Although the official government payroll lists a total of 556,418 civil servants, it is a badly-kept secret that a considerable percentage of them are actually ghost workers receiving unverified salaries from the state. The payroll itself amounts to a whopping 573.7 billion/- ( $ 272 million) per month, which the president said was unacceptable.

Mar 15h 2016

The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has called on the public to stop using religious organisations to avoid paying taxes. TRA’s acting education manager Yeremia Mbaghi made the call this week in Dar es Salaam when speaking to clerics at a seminar organised by the authority. The seminar served as a platform to familiarize the religious leaders on tax issues. “As long as you are doing business through schools investments, hospitals and other services, you will be required to pay tax” he stressed.

Mar 16h 2016

The former managing director of Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), David Mattaka, and the ex-chief of the government’s public procurement watchdog were yesterday jointly charged in a $43 million corruption case involving the controversial leasing of a used Airbus plane for the national flag carrier nine years ago.

Mar 17h 2016

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa (pictured) yesterday revoked the ownership of 11 idle tracts of land totaling 7,700 acres in Ngara District, Kagera Region as part of the government’s ongoing repossession of undeveloped land estates.  The prime minister also ordered local authorities to conduct an audit to establish whether the owners of the lands are all bona fide Tanzanians.  Land speculation is rampant in Tanzania, where a few private companies and wealthy individuals own huge tracts of uncultivated land in the hope of selling it in the future for super profits. The country has about 48.7 million hectares of arable land, but it is estimated that less than 15 per cent of it is actually under cultivation.

Mar 17h 2016

The World Happiness Report 2016, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries including Tanzania as the 10 least happy places on earth to live http://5c28efcb768db11c7204-4ffd2ff276d22135df4d1a53ae141422.r82.cf5.rackcdn.com/HR-V1_web.pdf

Mar 19h 2016

Most primary schools in Sumbawanga Municipality are crowded with pupils particularly in Standard Ones where almost all 55 schools are under pressure following the government 's new free education policy. A spot survey carried by the "Daily News" shows that most of the schools face myriads of challenges including dire shortages of desks as well as class rooms as between 250 and 300 pupils are congested in a single room.

WEEK 12 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 20

Mar 22h 2016

President John Magufuli yesterday led by example yet again by surrendering his two personally-owned guns – a shotgun and a pistol - to police for verification under an order issued by recently-appointed Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda. The verification exercise at State House in Dar es Salaam was supervised by Dar es Salaam special zone police commander Simon Sirro. Magufuli thus became the first person to implement Makonda’s order aimed at curbing crime in the city through monitoring of available weaponry.

Mar 22h 2016

With 94% of the votes the ruling CCM party won the elections on Zanzibar which were boycotted by the main Zanzibar party CUF. Meanwhile, CUF deputy secretary general Magdalena Sakaya again made it clear her party did not recognise the election re-run or its results.

Mar 23h 2016

Parliament is staring at a serious credibility crisis as claims of bribery of several Members of Parliament unravelled in dramatic fashion yesterday Speaker Job Ndugai removed three parliamentary committee chairpersons and two vice chairpersons from their leadership roles on the day that reports emerged revealing that investigations had been launched into reports that members of the affected committees had solicited for bribes from state parastatals.

Mar 23h 2016

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday gave the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) three months to recover Sh1.5 billion from companies and institutions that had misused tax exemption. Geita Goldmine is also on the list of the companies that the committee directed should be targeted. PAC also directed CAG to audit all companies that were granted tax exemption, but misused it.

Mar 23h 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission concluded its visit to Tanzania on Wednesday, saying the country's economic performance remains strong.

Mar 25h 2016

Two Dutch brothers Artem Alik Vardanyian, 52, and Eduard Alik Vardanyian, 44 have been arrested as they attempted to export 61 monkeys to Albania. They were stopped at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday before flying with the monkeys on a cargo jet. However, it was discovered that they had obtained a permit issued by the assistant director of Wildlife to take the animals out of the country. Curiously, the permits were issued contrary to a ban to ferry wild animals outside the country.

Mar 26h 2016

No wonder taxes have been hovering in the trillions of shillings in recent months. This can be observed clearly as you enter Tanzania Revenue Authority’s (TRA) domestic revenues head offices as well as those in the districts. The Guardian made observation at the authority’s domestic revenues offices on Monday and Tuesday this week where businessmen and women in Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni districts lined up in large numbers to pay government dues. The crowded TRA taxpaying offices  was enough evidence that tax compliance was on the increase.

Mar 26h 2016

A cloud of controversy surrounds the recent arrest of tourists from the United States in connection with illegal possession of a government trophy. Jon and Linda Grant, a couple from Foster City, California, claimed to have endured a corrupt system to gain freedom from their mess after their arrest at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) while leaving Tanzania for possessing a hand-carved giraffe bone which they claim was purchased while on a tour in South Africa. In an interview with the Daily Journal from their home in California, the couple said it cost them $70,000 (over Sh152million) to navigate a corrupt court system to make it home. While travelling through Africa, the retired dentist and his wife were thrown into jail and charged with poaching after they purchased what they thought, and asked multiple times to ensure, was a legal piece of artwork made out of a giraffe bone. ut the intricately engraved 18-inch bone bought at a souvenir shop within a wildlife refuge ultimately had the unsuspecting couple each facing a 20-year sentence and $150,000 fine for poaching, as Tanzania laws provide.

Mar 26h 2016

Over 500 ghost workers revealed in 3 regions.

Mar 27h 2016

The government is to investigate hundreds of private companies around the country beginning next week as part of its strategy to focus labour law enforcement on employers who hire workers without contracts.

 


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