Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 36)

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WEEK 36 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 45

In the news about the miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania

 

Sep 11th 2016

Sentiment: What Would Mwalimu Nyerere Say If He Came Back to Life? [unfortunately not a real answer is given on the question in the title]

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609120078.html (Daily News)

Sep 11th 2016

Corruption: The 2007 Traffic Report was a revelation on how millions of dollars worth of timber revenue are being lost due to poor governance and rampant corruption in the sector. According to the report, illegal logging and corruption in the forest sector is a complex problem to which there is no simple solution. Timber harvesting permits will only be granted to people with farms, industries and a commendable track record in planting trees. For this year associations have filed 19,800,000 cubic metres as applications for timber harvesting while the capacity is 640,000 cubic metres.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609120098.html (Daily News)

Sep 12th 2016

Economics: If joining the EPA Tanzania will lose $865 million (Sh1.7 trillion) in revenue during the 25 years of implementing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). This if the East African Community signs the pact with the European Union (EU). This would mean that Tanzania will remain a supplier of raw material and a market to value added products from the EU.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609120500.html (The Citizen)

Sep 12th 2016

Opinion: Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s quick action to stem corruption and government waste won praise from so many graft-weary East Africans that it triggered the internet meme #WhatWouldMagufuliDo. Now, there are growing concerns that the man nicknamed “bulldozer” is going too far. There is a clear risk that short-term gains for government could come at the cost of long-term investment, And with government officials across the spectrum under enormous pressure to deliver results and increase revenue generation, conversations which were previously being held along technical lines are now increasingly being driven by a political agenda.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-12/luster-wears-off-tanzanian-president-s-anti-corruption-drive

Sep 13th 2016

Economics: Italian companies are ready to support the Tanzanian companies in building up industrialization of the economy. According to the Italian ambassador, the fifth government's strategies to build up industrial driven economy fits well with Italian companies interests of developing trade partnership with their counterparts in Tanzania.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609130613.html (Daily news)

       

 

 

Sep 14th 2016

Polity: Tanzania will soon have seven cities after completion of the ongoing process to upgrade Moshi and Dodoma municipalities. Presently, the country has five cities--Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya, Arusha and Tanga.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609140743.html (The Citizen)

Sep 14th 2016

Politics: The opposition party Civic United Front (CUF) is engaged in an ongoing power struggle within the party.  There is intelligence to the effect that ruling political parties, those that have been in power for far too long, have a tendency to highly control opposition politics in their regions. To do so, they usually establish some small political parties in the name of opposition. They finance these small parties divide the opposition and earn more votes during hard times. The same thing applies to Zanzibar, and it was evident in the last general election. Some small political parties were financed to conduct campaigns and cause confusion in the election

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609140705.html (The Citizen)

Sep 15th 2016

Corruption: The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has said there is sufficient money in circulation to keep the economy going while attributing the tight liquidity situation to tight tax collection measures, cost cutting and crackdown on corruption by the government. The bank was closely monitoring money in circulation, including all transactions conducted through commercial banks.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609150155.html (The Citizen)

Sep 15th 2016

Freedom of speech: Five people appeared before a Tanzanian court Wednesday charged with insulting President John Magufuli on social media. The court later released them on bail of Tsh500,000 (about $230) each after defence lawyer Tundu Lissu objected to a request by the prosecution that they be remanded pending completion of ongoing investigations. The cases were adjourned to September 27.

 

If convicted, they face time in prison and hefty fines. In June, a 40-year old man in Arusha, Tanzania was sentenced to three years in prison and a Sh7 million ($3,190) fine for insulting president John Magufuli on Facebook.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609150983.html (The East African)

 

 

 

 

http://qz.com/782239/five-tanzanians-were-charged-with-cybercrime-for-insulting-president-john-magufuli-on-social-media/

Sep 15th 2016

Concerns: Tanzania's industrialisation and tourism goals are likely to be an illusion unless the investment environment is improved, experts warn. The calls on the government to ensure smooth water and power services are made available and the tax regime and policies become friendly for investors. The government should go an extra mile by encouraging investments in industries to produce inexpensive but quality products to achieve its industrialisation target.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609150599.html (The Citizen)

Sep 15th 2016

Economics: According to the central bank Tanzania's economy is on track to expand by 7.2 percent in 2016, up from 7 percent in 2015, boosted by construction, an anti-corruption drive and better management of public resources. The shilling had been steady in the first half of 2016 thanks to growing exports of goods and services and a slide in import costs, largely due to weaker global oil prices.

http://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/east-africa/2016/09/15/tanzania-on-track-to-hit-72-pct-growth-in-2016-central-bank/

Sep 16th 2016

Statistics: President John Magufuli enjoys a 96 per cent approval rating, according to a new study by the advocacy organisation Twaweza. 88% of respondents were confident that President Magufuli can maintain his current momentum to the end of his term The actions that have drawn the most approval are the removal of ghost workers (69%), free education (67%) and dismissal of crooked public servants (61%). 58% of respondents said they do not disapprove of any of the actions. Only 6% of respondents disapproved of the  actions that are seen in some quarters as having restricted "democratic space".

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609160870.html

Sep 16th 2016

Polity: The government has announced major reforms in public institutions and its entities to reduce audit queries and increase efficiency. They also aim at ending government assistance to its commercially operating institutions, which are performing poorly.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609160036.html (Daily News)

Sep 16th 2016

Land reform: District councils have been instructed to identify abandoned farms and plots countrywide so as to initiate legal process for revocation of their title deeds in a bid to check recurring land conflicts. The process for calling off the ownership must be completed before the people of the communities can be given a part of the farms.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609160020.html (Daily News)

Sep 17th 2016

Women rights: A government review of the outlived Marriage Act 1971 seeking to empower women and curb child marriage is now at advanced stage.  Earlier a divorced woman walked away with nothing. But the new laws embed requirements for matrimonial property distribution. Women now own property ... for the record, a huge number of people in prison today are serving long jail terms for abuse and gender based violence.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609170110.html (Daily News)

 


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