Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 26)

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WEEK 26 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 34

In the news about the miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania

 

Jun 26th 2016

Summary: There is disbelief in Tanzania and East Africa in general as new elected President John Pombe Magufuli breaks with the past - introducing policies which a growing base of displeased elites are angrily branding as "arrogance" and a creepy Dictator.

President John Magufuli has been a darling of ordinary Africans and he has massive support throughout the continent and better yet, in his own Tanzania. He is seen as the saviour of the poor, the one man who has given himself to the fight against the corrupt systems of governance that the continent was now used to.

http://cameroon-concord.com/editorial/item/6304-meet-john-pombe-magufuli-president-of-tanzania-a-darling-ruler-that-most-african-countries-desire-to-have-as-their-leader

Jun 27th 2016

Leaders of the main opposition party Chadema in Coast Region have vowed to boycott all activities officiated by President John Magufuli in protest of his decision to ban political rallies.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606271128.html The Citizen

Jun 27th 2016

President John Magufuli yesterday dropped 100 District Commissioners in the long-awaited appointments that seek to reshape the fifth phase administration. President Magufuli has said in various occasions in the past that performance would be the key determinant to whether or not one would be retained as a DC.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606271182.html (The Citizen)

Jun 27th 2016

The National Assembly yesterday passed The Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2016 which, among others, endorses the Corruption and Economic Crimes Division of the High Court whose penalties for grand corruption charges carries a minimum of 20 years imprisonment. Moreover, witness protection is guaranteed under the amendment whereas the Whistle-blower and Witness Protection Act rules will be applied in Corruption and Economic Crimes contrary to the current law whereas the Inspector General of Police (IGP) was tasked with protection of the witness and his/her family.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606270865.html (Daily news)

Jun 27th 2016

The government has revealed that 80 per cent of Tanzania's labour force is unskilled, a situation that pose an obstacle to moving into a middle income economy. That means 16 million Tanzanians are unskilled. "The government is aware about this problem. We need to upgrade the current composition of unskilled labour. We have to move from 80 per cent to 54 per cent of unskilled working population,"  The problem gives Tanzania an uphill task as it eyes to become a middle income country come 2025.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606271174.html (The Citizen)

Jun 27th 2016

Analyse: Tanzania’s new president shakes up east Africa’s ‘sleeping giant’ In a crowded street in Dar es Salaam, where tailors and scrap-iron merchants vie for space with vegetable hawkers, barber shops and butchers displaying slabs of meat, one incantation is on everybody’s lips: “Magufuli”. Last October, to virtually everyone’s surprise, John Pombe Magufuli, a less-than-glamorous cabinet member who had done two stints as public works minister, became president of Tanzania. He is hopeful the new president will get the economy working for the poor

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0eae9b54-3c5c-11e6-9f2c-36b487ebd80a.html

Jun 27th 2016

Tanzania Fair Competition (FCC) has warned dishonest traders to refrain from importing substandard goods and ensure they stick to business ethics. The commission's Communication and Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mdimi, said this when destroying counterfeit goods seized during various operations conducted by the government watchdog.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606270328.html (Daily news)

Jun 27th 2016

The new master plan for Arusha will cover selected areas in neighbouring districts beyond the city boundaries, according to consultants. Execution of the ambitious plan, prepared by Surbana Consultants Pte Ltd of Singapore, will finally begin in August this year, one of the focus being to overhaul and age-old water supply and sewerage networks.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606280105.html (The Citizen)

Jun 28th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 1th 2016

Scientists have discovered helium reserves in Tanzania that are a “game-changer” in addressing a critical shortage of the vital-yet-rare gas, Oxford University said. A research group from Oxford and Durham universities in England, working with a Norway-based helium-exploration company, discovered as much as 54 billion cubic feet, or BCf, of the gas in Tanzania’s Rift Valley

The Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, has ordered the drilling of helium to start immediately. Prof Muhongo told The Citizen that the management of the Helium One Company had been given the go ahead to start drilling at Lake Rukwa where 54.2 billion standard cubic feet of the gas had been found.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-28/scientists-discover-game-changer-helium-deposits-in-tanzania

 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201607010430.html (The Citizen)

Jun 29th 2016

Tanzania's central bank said on Tuesday it expects economic growth to accelerate to 7.4 percent in 2017 from an estimated 7.2 percent this year, driven by construction, communications and finance.

<http://af.reuters.com/article/investingNews/idAFKCN0ZE1FL

Jun 29th 2016

The Civic United Front (CUF) said yesterday it was gathering evidence it would use in suing President John Magufuli at an international court over crimes against humanity allegedly committed by the police in Pemba and some areas in Unguja. The party - which believes it had won the presidency in the October 2015 General Election, which the Zanzibar Electoral Commission chairman, Jecha Salim Jecha cancelled - said it has every reason to believe that Dr Magufuli is aware of all the atrocities some Pemba residents are going through.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606290008.html (The Citizen)

Jun 29th 2016

As human activities continue to encroach into game-protected areas, the toll on wildlife across the country is rising by the day. Because of this, the Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Manyara Region, is now on the verge of collapse. But at the forefront of the ruinous activities, are unscrupulous politicians from 10 villages surrounding the WMA. They have, for years, been fingered in rampant malpractices threatening the protected area.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606290874.html (The Citizen)

Jun 29th 2016

A World Bank report has ranked Tanzania lowly in policy environment on development and poverty reduction. Tanzania scored 4.0 (out of 6) in economic management; 3.7 in structural policies; 3.7 in policies for social inclusion and equity; and 3.3 in public sector management and institutions. Tanzania's score is still above the average CPIA score for sub-Saharan African countries combined at 3.2 in 2015, which remains similar to last year's performance.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606290619.html (The Citizen)

Jun 30th 2016

Although originally discovered in April 2015, recent investigations of the Mambakofi 1 gas discovery in the onshore Ruvu Basin in Tanzania have shown it to be much larger than the 160 Bcfg initially announced. 

https://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2016/06/exploration-update-tanzania

Jul 1th 2016

Magufuli’s 'bulldozing' leadership questioned Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli, popularly known as 'the Bulldozer,' has been lauded for tackling corruption head-on. But his critics warn of a diminishing democratic space.

A group of 11 citizens have filed a petition in the High Court seeking an order to reverse the government's decision to end live broadcasts of parliamentary proceedings. The date for the hearing has been set for July 15.

http://www.dw.com/en/magufulis-bulldozing-leadership-questioned/a-19371737

Jun 30th 2016

The government is planning to set up a body to regulate tax practitioners. That was revealed yesterday by an assistant commissioner at the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Mr Shogholo Msangi, during a stakeholders consultative workshop here on regulating tax practitioners. He said the government believes that tax policies and administration play an important role in the country's development, and therefore there is a need to regulate the profession.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201607010264.html (The Citizen)

Jul 1th 2016

As the government insisted yesterday on the deadline in dealing with the shortage of school desks countrywide, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, said data collected by June 17 shows that primary schools have addressed the scarcity by 77 per cent while secondary schools registered 93 per cent compliance.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201607010575.html (Daily News)

Jul 1th 2016

Commercial banks have announced an increase in transaction fees of 18 per cent effective today. Stakeholders say the increase threatens to reverse gains made in financial inclusion in the country. Banks have announced that fees charged on services such as withdrawals would increase following the government's decision to impose 18 per cent value added tax (VAT) on the charges. The government is targeting the billions of shillings banks have been earning in transaction fees, but, as expected, the additional cost has simply been passed on to customers. The government has also introduced a *10 per cent excise duty tax on mobile money transfers*, leaving people with no viable alternatives.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201607010056.html (The Citizen)

Jul 1th 2016

The government estimates to have lost at least Sh29 billion ($ 13.8 million) to a tax evasion syndicate allegedly run by a Dar es Salaam businessman and his accomplices between 2010 and 2014 via 4 companies. According to Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Commissioner The businessman, who is in custody, created a fake tax system using electronic fiscal devices and printed and sold to traders fake receipts that they used to demand tax refunds from TRA. 228 other companies were being investigated

http://allafrica.com/stories/201607010057.html (The Citizen)

Jul 1th 2016

The church leader Bishop Dr David Mabushi of the International Evangelical Assemblies of God has urged Tanzanians to support government's determination to improve the economy in the next five years. Community support to government development agenda will help end problems contributing to underdevelopment. Problems facing Sinyanga district include killings of the elderly, rape, schoolgirl pregnancies and killings of people with albinism. "Support of religious leaders is crucial because they have tremendous influence over their followers,"

http://allafrica.com/stories/201607010567.html (Daily News)

 


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