Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg week 14)

WEEK 14 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 22

 

Apr 3th 2016

In a move to make services of the Tanzania Posts Corporation more efficient, customers will from Tuesday start receiving letters, documents, reports and various products within and outside the country directly at their homes and offices. “The posts at the door steps” project established in 2008 and officially inaugurated in 2010

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=90558

Apr 3th 2016

The British government is under pressure to review UK aid worth £200 million (over 622 billion /-) to Tanzania due to the widely-condemned Zanzibar election rerun. A former United Kingdom cabinet minister warned against “spraying money around” simply to ensure that Britain kept the United Nations target of spending 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid, according to latest media reports.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=90610

Apr 4th 2016

Tanzania's biggest gold miner caught in massive tax evasion scam  A Tanzanian tax tribunal has accused Acacia Mining Plc of running an elaborate tax evasion scam by falsely declaring losses in its gold mining operations in the country, while at the same time posting “huge profits” and paying dividends to its London-based shareholders. The tribunal has now ordered Acacia Mining to pay over $41.25 million (90 billion/-) to TRA

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=90609

Apr 4th 2016

Former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga, who spent the weekend as a guest of President John Magufuli in his Chato District, Geita Region home village, yesterday explained the origin of the special friendship between the two leaders.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=90612

Apr 4th 2016

TRA has added a new weapon to its intelligence gathering arsenal by setting up a scheme of rewarding people who volunteer information on tax evasion. The informer receives three per cent of the paid tax.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604040678.html

Apr 5th 2016

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has cancelled celebrations to mark Union Day as part of his cost-cutting efforts. "People should cerebrate this day at home or continue with their personal business", said a statement by his office. He said the money government had set aside for the celebrations should be spent on improving roads in Mwanza in north-western Tanzania.

 

http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/tanzanias-president-magufuli-cancels-union-day-celebrations-to-save-money.197705/

Apr 5th 2016

The Igunga District Executive Director, Mr Rostrika Turuka, has directed the police to apprehend seven village executive officers for embezzlement of 5.3m/, - ($ 2,500) which were meant as food aid for hunger victims. (before VEO's on the best were transferred after such crimes)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604060198.html

Apr 5th 2016

The government has denied claims that 14 western Development Partners (DPs) have announced withdrawal of general support to Tanzania as depicted by a local media outlet. A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance and Planning sought to clarify a news story carried on the 'Guardian' of March 31 and other social media, titled "Magufuli's government hit by more foreign aid cuts."

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604060254.html

Apr 6th 2016

Mwanza Region will carry out another verification exercise in staff payrolls in the wake of a tip off on the existence of many other ghost workers. In the first exercise, the regional authorities discovered the existence of 334 ghost workers.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604060194.html

Apr 6th 2016

The government has paid over Sh7.5 billion ($ 3.5 million) in taxpayers' money to nearly 8,000 "ghost" workers in local authorities since January. Deputy Minister of State in the President's Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Angela Kairuki said the ongoing drive to identify phantom workers had unearthed 7,795 non-existent public employees between January 1 and April 3.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604060917.html

Apr 6th 2016

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Tanga has launched an investigation into alleged gross irregularities in the use of Sh1.9 billion ($ 9 million) by the local government on development projects.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604060942.html

Apr 7th 2016

DAR es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) has offered the best return above all stock markets in East Africa in the first three months of this year in US dollar term.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604070189.html

Apr 7th 2016

Tanzania plans to raise spending by 31 per cent to 29.53 trillion Tanzanian shillings ($13.53 billion) for its 2016/17 fiscal year budget, the Finance Ministry said in a draft budget proposal. Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango said in a presentation to parliament on Thursday that the aim was to focus on infrastructure and industrial projects.

http://leadership.ng/news/515976/tanzania-raises-201617-budget-proposal-almost-third

Apr 8th 2016

President John Magufuli visited Rwanda on Wednesday for a two-day official visit which sets stage for new order in East Africa. President Magufuli's maiden trip abroad since his election in 2015 signifies a deep resolve to restore Tanzania's clout in the region and shake-off the recent 'lone-ranger' tag among other East Africa Cobenniemmunity (EAC) partners on key integration issues such as trade and infrastructure development. (Earlier Kagagame from Rwanda realised a major development in only a view year time which put Rwanda on place 55 of the corruption index, Tanzania is still on place 116)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604080250.html

Apr 8th 2016

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is currently finalising technical issues that will enable it to start constructing low-cost houses, raising hope of an improved access to decent houses among Tanzanians.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604080532.html

Apr 9th 2016

Aminex PLC, the Africa-focused oil and gas production and Development Company, has announced first gas production from its Kiliwani North gas field in the country.

http://www.ippmedia.com/business/aminex-reports-first-gas-production-kiliwani-north-tanzania

Apr 10th 2016

The Tanzanian hospitality industry is pondering on cutting jobs following government measures barring public organisations to hold workshops and seminars in hotels to stem unnecessary costs.  The move has sharply affected revenues of a number of hotels which depended much on government and its agencies through seminars, workshops and retreats being conducted in various hotels. (NB: Earlier it appeared that a lot of governmental meetings were organized in luxury hotels. Often this hotels were owned again by public servants who earned triple from their salary, from their sitting allowance and from renting meeting facilities)

http://www.ippmedia.com/news/hotels-mull-laying-workforce

Apr 10th 2016

Pula finds highly prospective graphite potential in Tanzania Pula Group Chairman Charles Stith says, “When you look at the region and the projects that are already in progress, namely Magnis and Walkabout, it would suggest that with the quality and the inferred quantity of our find, Tanzania could overtake China as the world’s largest graphite producer in the near future.” Tanzania has been projected to become the number two producer of graphite by 2017.

http://www.ippmedia.com/business/pula-finds-highly-prospective-graphite-potential-tanzania>


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