Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg week 16)

WEEK 16 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 24

 

Apr 17th 2016

cybercrime-act-makes-it-dangerous-to-insult-the-president-on-facebook Emily's statements are allegedly contrary to Section 16 of Tanzania's Cybercrime Act No. 14 of 2015, which says: "Any person who publishes information, data or facts presented in a picture, text, symbol or any other form in a computer system where such information, data or fact is false, desceptive, misleading or inaccurate commits an offence, and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than three million shillings or to imprisonment for a term not less than six months or to both" (Note this law is settled in 2015 before the elections)

https://globalvoices.org/2016/04/17/tanzanias-cybercrime-act-makes-it-dangerous-to-insult-the-president-on-facebook/

Apr 17th 2016

According to a new by-law everybody has to clean his own place and around voluntarily every last Saturday of the month.

Local village

Apr 17th 2016

The budget session of Parliament, which starts on Tuesday, is expected to be of its own kind, as it has so far drawn the interest of wananchi in various parts of the country. However, wananchi will miss some events and drama that always occur during the proceedings because there will be no longer live coverage by TV of House activities. (note: This is because of budget reasons; it is still live covered by radio)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604170238.html

Apr 18th 2016

Former Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) employee, Deogratius Gerald Nyinge (35), appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with forging documents and obtaining credit of 20m/-($ 9000)  by false pretences.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604181236.html

Apr 18th 2016

Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has unearthed massive cheating in contracts entered between the Dar es Salaam City Council (DCC) and different agents, costing the government millions of shillings in revenue.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604180239.html

Apr 19th 2016

The Government of Norwegian will continue to support local content development in the wake of huge natural gas discoveries in the country.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604191038.html

Apr 19th 2016

President Dr John Magufuli has suspended the appointment of Dar es Salaam City Director, Wilson Kabwe for office malpractice when opening Kigamboni Bridge. The suspension came after Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Paul Makonda told the gathering that the director has denied Dar city council a levy of 3.0bn/- ($1,4 million)  that was to be realised from Ubungo Bus Stand.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604191194.html

Apr 19th 2016

Parliament Session Is Set to Start. The 2016/17 budget would amount to Sh29.539 trillion ($ 14 billion) in all, is scheduled to table the budget estimates on June 9, to be followed by nine days of debate by Members of Parliament.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604191075.html

Apr 19th 2016

The Tanzanian government has ordered the immediate closure of two North Korean medical clinics operating in the major port city of Dar es Salaam because the facilities used fake medicine, unqualified doctors and ineffective treatments that could actually harm patients. The medical facilities had no business licenses but were accepting patients, while most of the North Korean doctors at the clinic had no work permits, The Guardian, Tanzania’s leading newspaper, reported on April 17th.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/tanzania-shutters-two-04192016143509.html

Apr 20th 2016

Finally, the seemingly ‘untouchable’ Dar es Salaam City Council Director Wilson Kabwe has been suspended over inking fraudulent deals that have denied the government billions of shillings. President Magufuli, who had called the Dar es Salaam RC on the podium twice to give more details, stressed that his government will not tolerate public leaders who use the sweat of poor Tanzanians to benefit themselves. “Such leaders have no place in my government. I am announcing that Kabwe is suspended and the anti-corruption institution should investigate this immediately. If he will be found clean, then I have no problem with him.

http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/home-news/49005-dar-city-director-gets-marching-orders-over-dubious-deals

Apr 20th 2016

Reportage: 'The miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania' (very interesting analyse of the first 5 months of Magufuli)

http://en.gotanzania.org/newsblog/details/reportage-the-miraculous-way-to-prosperity-in-tanzania/

Apr 20th 2016

The government, through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, has started to auction gemstones, diamonds, gold and other valuable minerals that were impounded in a consignment belonging to smugglers. The Deputy Commissioner for Minerals, Engineer Ally Samaje, said the value of tanzanite gemstones that will be put up for auction in Arusha is beyond 2.5 billion/- ($ 1.1 million)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604210970.html

Apr 20th 2016

President Magufuli said he was proposing the Nyerere Bridge name in honour of the contribution of the founding father of the nation, Mwalimu Nyerere, to the welfare of his people. He said at the commissioning of the bridge that the idea to construct the structure was conceived during Mwalimu's administration, but could not take off due to financial constraints.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604210910.html

Apr 20th 2016

The government has announced that it will not be extending the June 16 fake cell phone switch off deadline. Tanzania currently has a GSM subscriber base of 35 million and approximately 40 per cent of these subscribers use counterfeit phones, the TCRA said recently

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604180853.html

Apr 20th 2016

The government yesterday unveiled an ambitious plan that it says will serve as a blueprint for the country's economic and social development for the next five years. The National Development Plan 2016/17-2020/21 aims to boost industrialisation and transform Tanzania into a middle-income country by 2020 by pumping 107 trillion/- (51 billion) of public investments into the economy.

http://www.ippmedia.com/news/unveiled-boldnew-100trn-national-development-blue-print

Apr 21th 2016

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) reportedly investigated the suspicious transactions after bankers detected an unusual movement of funds from several accounts operated by the company Lugumi in Dar es Salaam. It has now been claimed that the company Lugumi only installed 14 machines at a staggering Sh49 billion ($ 23 million) outside the main agreement.  Some reports say owners of the embattled company are highly connected to top government officials and politicians who are working round to frustrate investigation and shield them from prosecution.  Some analysts feel the Lugumi scandal is likely Magufuli's first major encounter with how corruption takes place in the top echelons of government that would likely stretch his resolve. (Note: from other sources it is known that  Ridhiwani Kikwete, the son of former president Kikwete and Said Mwema, former Tanzania’s Inspector General of Police who is also Said Lugumi‘ s father in-law are the key business associates of the Lugumi company.)

http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/How-withdrawal-of-billions-turned-spotlight-on-Lugumi/-/1840340/3167140/-/4jdera/-/index.html

 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604210821.html

Apr 21th 2016

The World Bank has praised the African country Tanzania’s fiscal growth, calling it one of the continent’s bright spots. The World Bank has praised President Magufuli’ s anti-corruption crusade. Now, the nation is looking towards the future. There are plans for a new port and a bid for a cross-country oil pipeline, among other projects.

http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/04/21/foreign-investors-look-towards-tanzania

Apr 22th 2016

The National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) is in collaboration with Regional Administration and Local Government looking for suitable ways of implementing President John Magufuli's campaign pledge of providing each village countrywide with Sh50 million ($ 24,000)), Parliament was told yesterday.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604221081.html

Apr 22th 2016

The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is poised to land over Sh100 billion from mining giant Acacia (Formerly Barrick) in a tax windfall after the firm made provision for the payment in its financial report released yesterday. Acacia declared a net loss of $52 million (Sh104 billion) in the results for the first quarter of this year to accommodate the tax bill that was recently declared in a ruling by the Tax Revenue Appeals Tribunal that found the mining firm in arrears.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604221141.html

Apr 22th 2016

The Opposition says it will boycott the Budget session in the National Assembly, accusing the government of high jacking their parliamentary privileges. New guidelines were not "gazetted", allocation of budget funds were not approved by the parliament and limiting of live coverage of parliamentary sessions, is against the basic human right of freedom of expression.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604230066.html

Apr 22th 2016

The main opposition Chadema has criticized President John Magufuli's style of suspending and dismissing public officials accused of corruption or embezzlement of public funds, saying the style is against principles of rule of law and good governance.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604221074.html

Apr 23th 2016

Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children minister Ummy Mwalimu yesterday suspended NHIF acting director general Michael Mhando and three other top officials over the alleged loss of about Sh3 billion ($ 1.4 million) from the fund's account in Mara Region.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604230087.html

Apr 23th 2016

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) Director General Valentino Mlowola was yesterday beside himself with joy after it was announced in the National Assembly in Dodoma that a special court to try corruption and embezzlement of public funds cases would become operational in July, this year.

http://www.ippmedia.com/news/pccb-jubilant-mood-special-anti-graft-court-fast-tracked

Apr 23th 2016

Uganda picks Tanzania for oil pipeline. Earlier Uganda had planned to send the pipeline through Kenya, which wanted a joint facility for oil from its own fields that are under development. The 1,400km (800 miles) pipeline will connect Uganda's western region near Hoima, where big oil reserves have been discovered, with Tanzania's port of Tanga.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36121081

 


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