Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 18)

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WEEK 18 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 26

In the news about the miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania

 

May 1th 2016

As the world marks International Labour Day, over 8,000 so-called ‘ghost workers’ have been identified on Tanzania’s government pay-roll. Removing these bureaucratic fictions will save the state over $35 million in salaries which would have been paid to non-existent staff from January to April this year.

http://aa.com.tr/en/world/ghost-workers-exposure-saves-tanzania-35-million/564656

May 1th 2016

President John Magufuli has reduced pay as you earn (paye) income tax charged on salaries from 11 percent to 9 percent. Dr Magufuli said it today when addressing the May day celebrations in Dodoma that the move aims at alleviating a burden which workers in the country carry. He said while businessmen have been evading taxes, workers have been faithful in paying the tax because it was directly taken from their salaries. He said that as he continues to fight against ghost workers and corruption, he will continue to work on improving workers welfare.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605010186.html

May 2th 2016

The Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Professor Mussa Assad, has questioned the rationale behind transferring government shares in the Promotion of Rural Initiative and Development Enterprises (Pride Tanzania) Limited to a private company.  The main purpose of establishment of this entity was to provide credit to small and micro-entrepreneurs in Tanzania. It has been claimed, however, that Pride Tanzania was being burdened by loans it has allegedly obtained from financial institutions. "Pride Tanzania has never submitted its financial statements for audit as required by the law," remarks the CAG.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605020044.html

May 2th 2016

Sacked Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) Executive Director Juliet Kairuki fell out with President John Magufuli over tax issues and an apparent arrangement through which she was reportedly earning a salary outside the established government structure, Sources in government with knowledge on the dispute told that Ms Kairuki may also have been punished for granting herself allowances outside the government structure to meet her salary expectations.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604291160.html

May 2th 2016

The $ 2.7 billion-dollar Mchuchuma coal and Liganga iron-ore mining projects in Tanzania's southern highlands will kick off in March next year. Energy and Minerals  The Chinese firm Sichuan Hongda Group owns 80 per cent of the Liganga mine and 70 per cent of the Mchuchuma coal complex with a 100-year lifespan and a total value of $54.8 billion combined

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605021159.html

May 2th 2016

China last week said it is ready to provide $6.8 billion for the construction of Tanzania's Standard Gauge railway along the Central Corridor. (See also http://allafrica.com/stories/201604300184.html about the connection with Rwanda with this railway.)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605030286.html

May 2th 2016

ABB Global Technology has opened a service centre in Tanzania that will serve Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi for the maintenance and rehabilitation of turbochargers in power plants. The company is looking forward to bring electrical technology solutions to Tanzania and the East Africa by introducing new products and providing experts. The ABB Group of companies operates in 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605030334.html

May 3th 2016

Since the liberalisation of the media in Tanzania in the mid-1990s, the press is freer, more professional and independent, but there is still a long way to go. The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) is still dealing with government-imposed bans, ethical lapses and attempts at heavy-handed regulation. (The author is the executive secretary of the Media Council of Tanzania.)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605030843.html

May 3th 2016

Analyse: After five decades of formulating strategies as well as policies, and following repeated political statements on the importance of industries in Tanzania's economic growth, has the time arrived for a take-off?

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605030579.html

May 3th 2016

A dizzying array of exceedingly-generous official tax exemptions have cost Tanzania's national economy close to Tzs 8 trillion/- ($ 3.7 billion) over the past five years alone, creating yawning fiscal gaps that have forced the government to borrow heavily to fund development projects, it has been revealed.  According to latest records, tax exemptions rose consistently in the last five years of former president Jakaya Kikwete's government. Tanzania’s national public debt reached a staggering $19.4 billion (around 42.7 trillion/) by the end of 2015, with foreign debt increasing by more than $1 billion in just one year.

http://www.ippmedia.com/news/devastating-cost-tax-exemptions-nation

May 3th 2016

Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Charles Mwijage launched a Tzs 140 billion ($ 66 million) star city development project close to Morogoro municipality. When  completed, the integrated township project would generate 100,000 employment opportunities for the youth in the education, light industry, tourism, logistics, commercial, transport and onstruction sectors.

http://www.ippmedia.com/news/govt-launches-140bn-integrated-township-project

May 3th 2016

It is clear that Russia is seeking business and economic breakthrough with Tanzania. Whether it is part of its geopolitical adventures or genuine efforts to lessen economic sanctions imposed on it by the West after its forays into Ukraine, it is difficult to tell. But as Russian industrialists seek strategic raw materials, it is not difficult to see why Tanzania, endowed with rich mineral and agricultural resources, could be a target. So far the only major uranium mining company in the country, is operated by Uranium One owned by Russian state Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom by 100 per cent. Tanzania's exports to Russia are $52 million while imports from Russia are $ 60 million. Russian mainly exports ferrous metals, machinery and equipment, fertilisers to Tanzania, while Tanzania exports agricultural products to Russia.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605020863.html

May 4th 2016

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will assist Tanzania to realize its core agenda on nurturing industrialization for economic transformation and human development using the kaizen formula writes ELISHA MAYALLAH. Kaizen or 'continuous improvement', is a strategy where employees at all levels of a company work together proactively to achieve regular, incremental improvements to the manufacturing process.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605030272.html

May 4th 2016

Tanzania has a stockpile of over 90 metric tonnes of ivory, the world's largest haul, which is estimated to be worth well over Tzs 400 billion/on ($ 333 million) The global black market. A common strategy adopted by many countries has been to destroy the stockpiles of ivory to send a message against the illegal trade. Kenya recently destroyed its ivory haul, prompting some conservationists to renew their call for Tanzania to follow suit. But officials in Tanzania remain starkly divided about what to do with the country's stockpile.

http://www.ippmedia.com/news/ivory-haul-magufulis-400bn-dilemma

May 4th 2016

The government and key stakeholders of Dar es Salaam port have drawn up a plan to rescue the port in the wake of a steep decline in cargo traffic. Measures proposed include the scrapping of Value Added Tax (VAT) on transit goods.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605041018.html

May 4th 2016

Govt to Act on Freedom of Information Bill after complaints raised by media stakeholders on the Right to Information and Communication Bill is ready in the 2016/2017 financial year. It has also appealed to the stakeholders to form a committee to re-examine and seek a lasting solution to the simmering dispute over live coverage of parliamentary sessions.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605040030.html

May 7th 2016

THE government has managed to slash tax exemptions to at least one per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Deputy Minister for Finance and Planning Dr Ashatu Kijaji.  The minister said that from July 2015 to March 2016 the amount that had been exempted from tax amounted to 564,106m/She said her ministry’s forecast indicated that by the end of this financial year exemptions would reach 752,141m/ ($358 million) , equivalent to 0.8 per cent of the GDP.

http://www.ippmedia.com/business/minister-says-tax-exemptions-cut-1-cent-gdp

 


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