Revolutie in Tanzania - Magufuli pakt door (vervolg - week 4)

[31 januari 2016]
Tanzania blijft in beroering. De laatste week ook weer veel vermeldenswaardige gebeurtenissen in Tanzania. Magufuli en zijn nieuwe regering pakken de misstanden aan. GoTanzania houdt de ontwikkelingen bij in een wekelijkse update.
 

WEEK 4 2016

MAGUFULI'S WEEK 12

 

Jan 25th 2016

A biogas production project, supported by the Rural Energy Agency (Rea), will be launched. The project, to run for two years, will be implemented by the Tanzania Domestic Biogas Programme (TDBP) in collaboration with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV). It targets installation of 10,000 biogas plants in the country by the end of 2017. (Note: this project is very doubtful since the experiences from the realized installations are very bad)

http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/Business/Pangani-biogas-project-for-inauguration-today/-/1840414/3042426/-/p8wkqoz/-/index.html 

 

Jan 25th 2016

The president suspended the director general of the National Identification Authority (NIDA), Dickson Maimu, and other officials of the authority pending a graft investigation and an audit of the 179.6 billion-shilling ($82.20 million) that NIDA has so far spent on the project.

http://af.reuters.com/article/tanzaniaNews/idAFL2N1591B2

Jan 25th 2016

Magufuli strode into office in November promising to reduce corruption, cut wasteful spending and improve public services. These initiatives are welcome in the East African nation, which, while seen as a bastion of political stability in an at-times volatile region, consistently ranks low on human development and high on graft. But Magufuli’s government imposed new restrictions on the media recently, and brought that commitment into question.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/01/25/tanzania-loves-its-new-anti-corruption-president-why-is-he-shutting-down-media-outlets/

Jan 26th 2016

The government yesterday unveiled the second five year development plan (FYDP II) 2016/2017-2020/21 framework that focuses on industry economy. “The new development plan is in line with President John Magufuli’s plan to have a new Tanzania based on an industrial economy” she told members of parliament. (Note: On request of the opposition at Jan 30th this plan in postponed)

Ipp media 26-1-16

Jan 26th 2016

The National Assembly meetings resume today in Dodoma with legislators expected to debate President John Magufuli’s eleventh parliament inauguration speech. About 156 questions are expected to be asked by Members of Parliament and to be answered by responsible ministries.  At least 18 questions will be asked during the Prime Minister’s instant question session normally held every Thursday morning.

 Ipp media 26-1-16

Jan 27th 2016

Releasing the 2014 report titled ‘Education and Training Policy’ in Dar es Salaam on last week, Prof Suleiman Sunga observed that in developing countries like Tanzania which enjoys a growing economy, albeit it suffers from abject poverty, education policy must focus on economic and poverty reduction. Needless to say, Tanzania is poor and therefore needs to revamp its economy, he said.

Tanzania is in the bottom quartile of countries with the lowest level of human development ranking at 159 out of 187 countries.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=88321

Jan 27th 2016

Tanzania went one place down to 117 out of 167 on the transparency international  corruption perception ranking 2015 with 30 points out of 100 (100 = no corruption). On top of the list (countries with the least corruption) we find Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands (87..81 points) On the bottom (countries with the most corruption) Sudan, Afghanistan, Korea and Somalia (12..8 points). Neighbouring countries Kenya and Uganda are on a shared place 139 (25 pnt), and Rwanda on a surprising good place number 44 (54 pnt)

http://www.transparency.org/cpi2015

Jan 28th 2016

Zanzibar's main opposition party said on Thursday it would not take part in a planned rerun of last year's elections in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands which were scrapped after alleged irregularities. (note: the results of the elections in December 15 were scrapped after it appeared that the opposition CUF won)

http://m.news24.com/news24/Africa/News/opposition-to-boycott-zanzibar-election-rerun-20160128-6

Jan 28th 2016

All Tanzanian households are obliged to have a latrine or will be fined Tzs 100,000

Local government

Jan 299h 2016

At least 300 entrepreneur groups in Tanga Region are expected to benefit from loans which will be provided through the 50m/- pledged for every village by President John Magufuli during his election campaigns last year. The money will start to be provided at the end of February this year. He said the aim of providing the loans to small and medium entrepreneurs is to empower groups which perform well in business so as to fight poverty. 

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=88379

Jan 299h 2016

The government intends to amend the law governing the Community Health Fund (CHF) to make it mandatory for all people to join and contribute it in order to easily access health services. It said the amendments are also aimed at broadening the use of CHF 

membership cards at regional level so as to enable more people to access health services within their localities.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=88382

Jan 309h 2016

The government plans to redistribute specialized doctors and health officers to ensure equal provision of health services in hospitals across the country, the parliament heard yesterday. 

“It might be a painful exercise to doctors who do not want to be moved upcountry, but I humbly ask you, the lawmakers to support the government in this endeavour; we would not like to see politicians defending deviant doctors  once the exercise begins,” the minister said, though short of stating when the exercise was due to start.

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=88413

Jan 309h 2016

The government has directed that billions of shillings held in commercial banks by ministries, public corporations and local government authorities be immediately transferred to the Bank of Tanzania (BoT). The order made early in the week will see many commercial banks lose significant deposits. It could also disrupt some of the major bank’s liquidity in the short term. Commercial banks are said to be holding an upward of Sh600 billion ($ 285 million)) at any given time from the different government entities affected by the new directive.

http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/News/Banks-to-lose-billions-in-new-govt-directive/-/1840340/3054886/-/s8memw/-/index.html

Jan 309h 2016

The government has instructed the Prevention and Combating of Corruption (PCCB) to inspect development projects being implemented by local government authorities (LGAs) in an effort to control embezzlement of funds and substandard projects. 

http://www.ippmedia.com/?l=88410

Jan 309h 2016

Assets Recovery and Forfeiture Section (AFRS) has obtained more than 24 court orders for freezing and forfeiting posh cars, cash, bank accounts and real estate owned by corruption convicts estimated at 11bn/-($ 5 million) for the past five years. The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr Biswalo Mganga, told a joint press conference in Dar es Salaam that the properties and cash have been recovered from people who were found guilty in corruption, poaching, human traffic and narcotic drugs cases.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201601291461.html>

 


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