Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 31)

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WEEK 31/2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 40

In the news about the miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania

 

Jul 31th 2016

Analyse: The man known as The Bulldozer, because of his single-mindedness in fulfilling his promise as a public servant, is shaming his peers across the continent. Magufuli is only 56. If he continues in this vein, and hopefully gets a second term, Tanzania might just reclaim its place as the hub of East Africa.

 

http://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/the-bulldozer-shows-we-still-have-fighting-chance-2051469

Aug 1th 2016

The United States pledged $407 million aid to Tanzania on Monday, months after cancelling a similar payment due to an election that it said had violated the country's commitment to democracy.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tanzania-usa-aid-idUSKCN10C2RD

Aug 1th 2016

President John Magufuli's yesterday banned transporting mineral sands from gold mines for smelting outside the country. The government was losing the much deserved revenue due to poor follow-up on the amount and value of minerals recovered from the sands. Gold miners should invest in smelters right here in Tanzania instead of "exporting" sands to recover minerals in them that include tin, copper and silver.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608010674.html (The Citizen)

Aug 1th 2016

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) in Mara Region has uncovered a gang of unscrupulous traders who ferry huge consignments of goods through illegal routes at the Sirari border in Tarime District using motorcycles to evade tax. TRA officials here have teamed up with their counterparts from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to identify the traders who are claimed to use various tricks to evade taxation.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608020834.html (Daily news)

Aug 2th 2016

Touts are expelled from the new bus stand at Ng'erenge're area, a few kilometres from the Tanzanian/Kenya border post.  Sirari is one of the country's busiest border posts connecting the country with the neighbouring Kenya. Every bus company should have not over five people and they should be wearing uniforms and carrying identity cards. Revenues accrued from the bus stand will be directed towards improving facility infrastructure as well as supporting other development activities in area.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608030110.html (Daily news)

Aug 3th 2016

Tanzanians have moved against the reinstatement of a Nigerian oil firm as bulk fuel supplier after it allegedly imported substandard fuel products – The Nigerian oil firm has reportedly flouted Tanzanian regulations on proper standard of products twice in six months – Tanzanian authorities have called for a review of how the Nigerian company won the bid when it is not even qualified to participate in the process

https://www.naij.com/914021-scandal-tanzania-govt-war-nigerian-oil-firm-sad-thing.html

Aug 3th 2016

Tanzania aims to raise sugar production by about 31 percent over the next four years to meet domestic demand. Local growers produce around 320,000 tonnes of raw sugar per year against demand of 420,000 tonnes, with imports from Brazil and elsewhere filling the deficit. President John Magufuli in February tightened restrictions on sugar imports, leading to nationwide shortages and pushing up the local price.

http://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/east-africa/2016/08/03/tanzania-plans-to-boost-sugar-output/

Aug 5th 2016

Child rights activists say they will oppose the move by the government to appeal against the High Court ruling that outlaws the marriage of children below the age of 18. The Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) has condemned the government for what it says is a portrayal of failure in its obligation to guarantee protection of children's rights.

From <http://allafrica.com/stories/201608050186.html (The Citizen)

Aug 5th 2016

Tanzania Commodity Exchange (TCX) is set to make Tanzania a hub for commodity trading in East African region that will involve setting up exchange associations and fostering relationships with International agencies. Commodity Exchanges integrates functioning of several key components of agriculture trade namely farmers, traders to services like Warehouse and Warehouse receipt system. It brings in standardization of quality and allows people to trade using efficient banking channels making transactions more transparent and fast for the participants.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608050515.html> (Daily News)

     

Aug 5th 2016

The government yesterday announced hard-hitting measures, including introduction of a points' penalty system and straight arraignment of reckless drivers, a fresh move aimed at checking the increasing wave of road accidents. The six-month project aims to reduce road accidents by 10 per cent. Road accidents had increased from 23,578 road accidents in 2012 to 23,842 road accidents in 2013, claiming the lives of 3,969 people in 2012 and an increase of 1,043 deaths in 2013.  Between 2013 and 2014 after introduction of stern measures against reckless drivers, deaths from road accidents decreased from 3,969 in 2013 to 3,760 in 2014.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608050181.html (Daily News)

Aug 7th 2016

From now on science subjects are compulsory to all students from Form One up to Form Four. Currently, according to the education policy, secondary school students may opt either to quit science subjects or continue with other subjects at Form Three level. This measure should, of course, force students to pull up their socks and study the subjects, despite the fact that in the current situation many students consider subjects as very difficult. So, most of them opt for the arts streams.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608080145.html (Daily news)

Aug 8th 2016

Tarime District Commissioner Glorious Luoga has banned the use of mobile phones at the District Hospital during working hours. He said the decision was aimed at improving service delivery at the hospital which serves hundreds of patients, particularly from poor families.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608080166.html (Daily News)

Aug 2th 2016

The Minister for Energy and Minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, revealed yesterday that the government will invest at least 30 billion USD (over 60 trillion/-) for the construction of a gas processing plant in Lindi Region. He said the government is already embarking on the grand plan and that Lindi residents and Tanzanians in general should expect economic revolution in few years to come.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608020173.html (Daily news)

 

 

Aug 8th 2016

Tanzania plans to spend 7 trillion shillings ($3.21 billion) over the next five years to connect about 1 million rural households to electricity by  use some of its natural gas reserves to end power shortages and boost industrial growth. It is expected to benefit up to 5 million people. An estimated 40 percent of Tanzania's population of around 47 million currently has access to electricity. The government wants to lift the proportion of the population with access to electricity to 85 percent by 2025.

http://news.trust.org/item/20160808115855-xjlql/

Aug 9th 2016

The country benefited from a jump in tourist arrivals and rising gold prices, and paid less for oil imports. Earnings from tourism rose 7 percent to $2.3 billion due to more visitor arrivals, the bank said, while revenue from gold rose 4 percent to $1.28 billion, reflecting higher export volumes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3731255/Tanzanias-current-account-benefits-strong-gold-prices-tourism-boost.html

Aug 9th 2016

The government is doing everything in its powers to deliver quality services to Tanzanians, insisting that every citizen must engage in both social and economic activities for the country's better future. Tanzania is tired of begging for aid and support from donors and that it is high time Tanzanians learn to pay tax for the betterment of their nation. We must build and own our economy," he said. Mr Mwijage said Tanzanian farmers have a big role to play in building up the industrial economy.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608100108.html (daily news)

Aug 9th 2016

The Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has saved a total sum of 8,864,158,680/- ($ 4.2 million) following several tips on bribery incidents that were foiled between January and June, this year. Statistics released by the PCCB recently shows that the anti-corruption bureau received a total of 4,138 cases within the period, whereas 412 case files were opened.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608090114.html (Daily news)

Aug 10th 2016

Three media outlets have been fined a total of 19m/- for violating regulations governing broadcasting services in the country. These are the Independent Television ( ITV), which has been ordered to pay 10m/-, Clouds Television and Clouds Entertainment FM both ordered to pay 4m/- and 5m/- respectively.  During the interview the presenter failed to control the interviewee, thus providing room for him to give out statements that insulted the National Assembly Deputy Speaker

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608100239.html (Daily news)

 

 

Aug 10th 2016

Transporters on the Central Corridor now save up to 78 per cent of weighbridge stoppage times, thanks to an April directive by Tanzanian President John Magufuli for transit trucks to stop only three times instead of eight at weighbridges in the country.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608100015.html (The New times)

Aug 11th 2016

Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa initiated the development of six Special Economic Zones. The RCs for Coast, Morogoro, Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya and Songwe regions, will have to initiate economic zones linked with the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA).

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608110143.html (Daily news)

Aug 12th 2016

Seven out of every 10 children in Tanzania are living in poverty, according to a new report by the National Bureau of Statistics. The Child Poverty in Tanzania 2016 survey shows that 26 per cent of children are from poor households, and are thus deprived of basic needs like health, education and sanitation in what the report refers to as "multidimensional poverty". The study was conducted in three phases from 2008 to 2013 and involved 5,010 households, of which 3,947 had children. Data was obtained from 11,843 children involved in the study.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608120154.html (The Citizen)

Jul 31th 2016

All hell broke loose this week when the president of the United Republic  announced that the government is moving from Dar to Dodoma.   Does that mean that we will now have to travel to Dodoma to get basic government services?  What exactly does that move mean? That aside; Dodoma is about to become the most expensive city in the country.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608010583.html (Daily news)

Aug 12th 2016

Kiswahili weekly tabloid, Mseto, has been suspended for three years after the government accused it of running stories with the intention of inciting hatred against President John Magufuli. The tabloid invoked the wrath of the authorities in an article published on August 4, this year. The article was headlined "Waziri amchafua JPM"(literal translation, "Minister tarnishes JPM image")

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608120163.html (The Citizen)

 


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