In The Spotlight
MORE than 60 per cent of factories that were vibrant in Arusha after Independence, have all closed down, with the buildings that used to house them being converted into religious premises, Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa was told on Saturday.
PRIME MINISTER Kassim Majaliwa yesterday instructed local authorities to embrace the concept of local content in all-prospective projects as a way to support local industries.
A RENOWNED Reconstructive Surgeon from India, who is also Head and Neck Oncology Specialist, Dr Subramaniam Iyer, is expected to visit the country next month and perform complex surgeries to Tanzanian patients with serious congenital or accident related burn injuries or any other deformities.
MY friend Max is bugging me again, this time about tourism. Except he would like to see tourists given an information brochure before they land in the country, telling them what to expect and how to make their stay enjoyable.
LAST week, the government announced an institutional review of the structure of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) to give it mandate and legal authority to implement its activities efficiently.
EFFORTS made by Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to attract more cargo from transit markets have paid off after the authority recorded an increase of cargo destined to Rwanda.
POLICE in Biharamulo District are investigating an incident where a 60-year old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree branch using a sisal rope.
PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Ms Maimuna Tarish has expressed the need for higher learning institutions in the country to emulate Moshi Cooperative University on how to handle issues pertaining to students.
AN official of a non-governmental organisation has reminded the general public to monitor, manage public resources and raise questions on development projects’ expenditures as their responsibility.
IN this week’s summation of the book: A Monument to China-Africa Friendship, Our Correspondent Mr Jaffar Mjasiri shares some of the most important narratives of Professor Issa Shivji on the Permanent Labour Tribunal case that had involved Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) workers in the 80s which set the first labour case precedent in the country.
LAST week, Germany donated €40 million to support the health sector in the region. Ordinarily, such news would call for celebration; with the recent runaway corruption in the region and especially in the health sector, however, one fails to understand the purpose of donations which end up in a few people’s pockets.