Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 22)

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WEEK 22 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 30

In the news about the miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania

 

May 28th 2016

With confirmed funding commitments amounting to US$1 billion and confirmed participation from global investors and funding institutions in control of more than US$200 billion, the Tanzania International Investment Forum For Investments is set out to be the largest gathering of international investors in Tanzania. Scheduled to take place at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, 12-14 July 2016, “We welcome investors throughout the world to participate in the TIFI 2016 and explore the abundant opportunities available in Tanzania, where return on investment is among the highest in Africa

http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=5201&pLv=3&srI=49&spI=27

May 28th 2016

Analyse: Government by gesture A president who looks good but governs impulsively some Tanzanians, especially businessfolk, are having doubts about Mr Magufuli’s flair for the dramatic. When he thinks a public official has misbehaved he fires him on the spot, rather than following due process. More important is that he shows little interest in wider reforms aimed at spurring economic growth. If anything he seems to be making it tougher to invest in a country that already scores dismally on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, where it is ranked 139th out of 189. “What Africa needs is strong institutions, not strong men or women,” says Zitto Kabwe, an opposition leader.

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21699470-president-who-looks-good-governs-impulsively-government-gesture

May 30th 2016

Analyse: Questions now for Magufuli style But he should not be trespassing beyond his proper jurisdiction by doing the work which institutions like the courts, government arbitration bodies and the media are supposed to do.

Two of his neighbours, Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, were widely hailed as aggressive reformists when they came into office. They both later proved to be dictators who have overstayed their welcomes and now ­cannot be removed.

http://mini.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/questions-now-for-magufuli-style-2028231

May 30th 2016

Analyse: Interesting Times Indeed for Journalists If words mean what they say, then journalists in Tanzania have bumped into an inexhaustible source of information and news. It is good that JPM did not say all advanced age civil servants are corrupt. But questions abound: Is it true that the allegedly civil servants started getting corrupt as they grew older?  JPM was quoted by media outlets as saying the following: First that the "seat" in which he sits as President, was not given to him by "any person," but God. Think about it and recall.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605310551.html  (The Citizen)

May 30th 2016

Slightly over six months after the new government came to power, hotel businesses fashioned to host conferences have sounded an alarm of hardship in doing business. This follows the government order banning ministries, government departments and agencies (MDAs) holding conferences and other meetings in privately-run establishments. (Note: it is known that many civil servants were among the owners of these establishments organizing conferences at their  to gain sitting allowances)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605300896.html (the citizen)

May 30th 2016

The new VAT Act, effective from 1 July 2015, has brought about a significant change by subjecting these services to VAT at the standard rate of 18 per cent. As a result, foreign consignees of transit goods will now incur an additional 18 per cent Tanzanian VAT which cannot be claimed in their respective countries. As result Dar es Salaam port has begun experiencing a decline in transit cargo traffic in recent months.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201605310317.html

Jun 1th 2016

Tanzania has begun a nationwide programme to seize land left undeveloped by investors and return it to poor farmers, in a bid to quell conflicts between farmers, herders and developers. For more than a decade, foreign investors have bought up large tracts of land for agriculture or for energy projects, but many have left the land unused.

http://www.euronews.com/newswires/3201555-tanzania-seizes-idle-land-from-investors-to-return-to-poor-farmers/

Jun 1th 2016

Analyse: Despite the good intentions, President Magufuli's style makes some people uncomfortable. In fact, a section of stakeholders in the business and political cycles and the academia, are still trying to decipher his style, seven months down the line Magufuli: "If you see people wondering [about his determination], it is because they are used to business as usual. They thought I will be part of them. Never! Not me! I better give up the presidency and return to the village than being a President and entertain the rot that is in this country. I am saying never.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606011117.html (The Citizen)

Jun 2th 2016

Analyse: The article which appeared in the Economist of May 28th 2016 about the Tanzanian leader and government was both distasteful and amateurish to say the least.

Yes Africa needs strong men and strong women to lead strong institutions. And yes Tanzania is just doing that for the benefit of her citizens. Those businessmen or so called foreign investors who used to siphon our resources with absolute impunity using corrupt government leaders and politicians, who do not want strong men and women, should count themselves unwanted.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606020944.html (Daily news)

Jun 2th 2016

The police force requires over 4tri/- ($ 8.4 billion) for the construction of stations, administrative blocks and residential houses for its officers countrywide, the National Assembly heard here yesterday. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Hamad Yusuf Masauni also mentioned the release of mobile numbers of the police leaders to the public, the notification system through the electronic gadgets and establishment of suggestion boxes as other strategies to fight corruption in the force.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606030324.html (Daily News)

Jun 3th 2016

President John Magufuli yesterday revealed the government blessed the suspension of 7,802 University of Dodoma students for vetting. President Magufuli said the students who were studying under a special education programme would be sieved and only those with requisite qualifications recalled to continue with their studies. "Politics is killing our education. Laws and regulations governing education are not being followed! I am now trying to restore order and urge university students to stay away from politics when in campus,"

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606030999.html (The Citizen)

Jun 3th 2016

Analyse: The one thing that Tanzania needs to do though, is to manage the resources efficiently and effectively. This I believe will happen under the administration of the new president, John Magufuli, who was elected on the 29 of October 2015 with 58% of the vote. He is known to be a devout Catholic and corruption free and ran on a message of stamping out corruption. The Tanzanian GDP for the last quarter of 2015 grew at a rate of 7.1% due to substantial increases in defence, communication, financial, and insurance sectors

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/tanzanias-promising-future-cm630014 3-6-16

Jun 3th 2016

According to Mr Luoga, about 59 hectares of bhang (edible preparation of cannabis) farms have in the recent weeks been destroyed in various parts of the district. "In a period of two months alone 59 hectares of bhang farms have been uprooted and burnt", the DC told the 'Daily News' recently. Mr Luoga said people found growing the illegal crop are urged to plant cash and food crops. The use of illicit drugs like bhang contributes to criminal activities, thus elimination of the bhang farming in the area is imperative, the DC said.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606030230.html (Daily news)

Jun 4th 2016

The European Union has taken a decision to maintain minimal contact with the government of Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein, citing the decision of the Zanzibar Electoral commission (ZEC) to annul the October 2015 election results without providing evidence to justify its "unprecedented decision."

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606050099.html (The East African)

 

 

                                                                        


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