Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 38)

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WEEK 38 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 47

 

In the news about the miraculous way to prosperity in Tanzania

 

 

Sep 23th 2016

Economics: The government is set to advertise a tender for construction of the Standard Gauge Railway earlier in December, The railway would link Tanzania and the landlocked East African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi towards facilitating transport in the central corridor. 1tri/- ($500 billion)  have been set aside for that work and the joint venture would help the locals to grab the opportunity.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609230683.html (Daily News)

Sep 25th 2016

Corruption: The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has ordered an investigation of medical personnel at Mafia District Hospital who own pharmacies around the hospital premises.  Patients are forced to pay 20,000/- for one box of 'Panadol' while when we buy the same box direct from the market, one pay only 8,000/-. [Note: Pharmacies were widely used by doctors to sell drugs which were given for free to hospitals]

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609250172.html (Daily News)

Sep 25th 2016

Law enforcement: The government has announced verification and identification of all civil servants starting October 3. It will effective that date embark on a two-week vital registration across the country for a centralised data of all public servants. The exercise will cater for employees in public institutions, parastatals, agencies, local authorities, government departments, regional authorities, ministries and all utilities that fall under the government. The country is estimated to have more than 561,000 public servants. Stern measures will be taken against employees who will not submit the needed documents within the two week's time.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609250174.html (Daily news)

Sep 26th 2016

Health: The supply of drugs to public hospitals is being hampered by serious shortage of funds after the government provided only 32 per cent of the money that the Medical Stores Department (MSD) needs for quarter ending September 30. The government has only released Sh20 billion to MSD for the purchase of essential medicine and medical supplies out of the Sh62.5 billion that should have been released for the July-September quarter. The Parliament approved for the MSD an annual budget of Sh250 billion for the 2016/17 fiscal year. Underfunding has immensely weakened MSD's ability to procure supplies for use in public hospitals, health centres and dispensaries, leading to a countrywide shortage of medicine

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609261164.html (The Citizen)

Sep 27th 2016

Economics: The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) in Arusha region has surpassed its July and August revenue collection targets of 63.1bn/- ($ 30 million) by collecting a total of 64.6bn/-. ($ 31 million). Tourism is among sectors that are recording high performance in revenue collections in the region.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609270012.html (Daily news)

Sep 27th 2016

Accountability: President John Magufuli has directed Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to review its contract with Tanzania Internal Container Terminal Services Limited (Ticts), five months after Controller and Auditor General (CAG) Musa Assad revealed that it is marred by numerous shortfalls. In his maiden tour of Dar es Salaam Port yesterday, the President tasked the ministry of Works, Transport and Communication to oversee talks between the two parties and ensure the country gets what it actually deserves from the contract.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609270725.html (The Citizen)

Sep 27th 2016

Law enforcement: Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday imposed an indefinite ban on the harvesting of forest products in Rufiji District. Mr Majaliwa also ordered the suspension of four officials accused of failing to properly manage forest resources in the district.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609270739.html (The Citizen)

Sep 27th 2016

Traffic: Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) has been directed to remove bumps along highways because they highly contribute to road accidents. The road bumps in highways were among the major sources of road accidents that occur in the country

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609270676.html (Daily News)

Sep 27th 2016

Economics: Acacia Mining (LON:ACA) on Tuesday announced the successful restart of operations at its Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania. Acacia said guidance for Bulyanhulu remains unchanged and is and at a group level it continues to expect third quarter production to be broadly in line with Q1 2016, with unchanged full year production guidance of at least 780,000 ounces of gold.

http://www.mining.com/acacia-back-speed-tanzania/

Sep 28th 2016

Corruption: Tanzania's president has sacked two senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money from an earthquake fund. The two dismissed officials had opened a bank account which bears the same name as the one opened by the government. The two, along with the suspended official, intended to use the account to collect money for their benefit while it was meant to help the victims of the earthquake

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37493496 (BBC)

Sep 28th 2016

Insurance: The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) and the Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (Tira) have launched a programme that seeks to increase the insurance penetration in a country. Data shows that Tanzania's insurance industry has a penetration level of just about one per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). This is far below the world average of 2.3 per cent.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609280521.html (The Citizen)

Sep 28th 2016

Corruption: Tanzania has asked the international community to support her efforts against corruption and hold their multinational companies accountable in payment of due taxes. Multinationals must as well return assets and funds they stole from developing countries and hid in their countries....poor countries need those funds to finance development endeavours. National efforts to curb corruption could not yield sustainable results unless supported by the international community.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609290153.html (Daily News)

Sep 29th 2016

Development: Tanzania is seemingly on the right track to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number one and two, thanks to the government and private sector joint initiatives to support farmers. While SDG number one envisages ending poverty in all its forms everywhere, goal number two seeks to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Through eloquently executed strategies to support especially small and medium scale farmers, Tanzania's agricultural prospects are bright.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609290292.html (Daily news)

Sep 29th 2016

Human rights: Bongo Flava musician Fulgency Mapunda aka Mwana Cotide and his producer are charged over an allegedly provocative song that was uploaded on Youtube. The two circulated a song titled 'Udikteta Uchwara' (Petty Dictatorship).

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609290233.html (The Citizen)

Sep 29th 2016

Economics: According to this year's Global Competitive Tanzania ranks 116 out of 138 countries. In 2013/2014, Tanzania ranked 125th out of 148 countries, while in 2014/2015 it moved four places up, raking 121st out of 144.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609290129.html (Daily News)

 

 

Tanzania, the second largest economy in the East Africa, grew 7.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 5.8 percent during the same time last year

http://www.africapropertynews.com/east-africa/3264-tanzania-economy-shows-solid-growth-in-second-quarter.html

Sep 29th 2016

Law enforcement: The Ilala magistrate court on Thursday September 29, 2016 slapped a 34 years old man with a 30 years jail sentence and fined him Sh5 million ($10,500) for defiling a six years old girl.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609300739.html (The Citizen)

Sep 30th 2016

Polity: The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, will today shift to Dodoma officially as part of implementation of the government's decision to move to the country's capital. The presence here is an indicator that Dodoma is really our country's capital. 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609300009.html (Daily news)

Sep 30th 2016

Statistics: A whopping 80 per cent of Tanzanians want the Opposition to accept defeat and help the government to develop the country, only 11 per cent think Tanzania is currently being led by a dictator compared to 58 per cent who think otherwise. A total of 60 per cent support the President's ban on political rallies.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201609300549.html (The Citizen)

Oct 1th 2016

Education: The vast majority of teachers in the country lack necessary academic and pedagogical skills to teach. An average 14 per cent teachers are absent from schools, but absence from classrooms was much higher with 47 percent teachers who were in school but not in class, teaching. Tanzania pupils lose more than 50 per cent of the scheduled teaching time. Only 41 per cent of schools had required minimum infrastructures.

http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/home-news/54054-students-get-raw-deal-as-most-teachers-lack-skill-research

Oct 1th 2016

Health: The government should open up more training facilities to produce pharmacists because at the moment Tanzania faces acute shortage of these important medical professionals in the country. Apparently, there are only 1200 qualified pharmacists in the country, despite mushrooming private drug stores, dispensaries, medical laboratories and health centres. In a country of 50 million residents, the ratio between pharmacists and ordinary residents is gaping.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201610010147.html (Daily News)

 


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