PRESIDENT John Magufuli has reiterated the government’s commitment to solve the challenges facing doctors and nurses at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), at the same time giving kudos to the medical practitioners in the country that they are doing a good job.Add a comment
IN a world that is constantly changing, time is very important. Gone are the days when shoppers will have to hop from one shop to another looking for commodities.Add a comment
THE President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Governments will send its project monitoring unit to ascertain whether 12.6 bn/- was the exact figure used for construction of a 4.8 Kilometer road in Morogoro Municipality.
Such move comes following concerns raised recently in the National Assembly recently based on allegations that the Council is constructing roads at an inflated cost of 3bn/- for a Kilometer as compared to TANROADS for the same quality of tarmac road.
The Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Governments, Mr Selemani Jafo, pointed this out during his surprise visit in Morogoro municipality to inspect three roads.
“After going through the regional probe team report and that of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), my ministry will also send a team of experts to scrutinise the issue,” said Mr Jafo.
He noted that his mission in the region is to authenticate the actual value cost and the construction work and on whether the quality matches the cost incurred. The minister pointed out that the matter needs a proper explanation to satisfy the leaders and citizens who are not experts in the area. “My ministry is currently emphasizing on monitoring the implementation of various projects to ascertain their durability and value,” he said.
Morogoro Municipality District Executive Director (DED), Mr John Mgalula informed the minister that the project is divided into three parts which are constructed to tarmac level. Mr Mgalula attributed that the 3bn/- was not intended for placing the tarmac but rather other road infrastructure including lights and canals.
“The 2.6 Kilometer road in Tubuyu will cost 5.1bn/- for all the construction along with other related work…….the NaneNane road of 1.6 Km is valued at 3.2bn/- ,” said Mr Mgalula. He noted that the implementation will be carried out by a Chinese company, Group Six International Ltd.Add a comment
THE East African Community (EAC) is moving in to ensure maritime safety, boost environmental conservation as well as tackle illegal fishing as massive decline of Nile Perch has hit Lake Victoria.Add a comment
THERE is hope for women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania as surgery to restore function in theirremoved body parts is increasingly becoming common in Africa, including the neighbouring Kenya.Add a comment
A COMMUNITY of small-scale traders (Vibindo Society) has advised governments in the East African Community, including Tanzania to consider allowing citizens to use national identity cards as legal travel documents in order to boost cross border trade.Add a comment
THE East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has tabled, before the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), a budget amounting to 110 million US dollars (246.69bn/-) for the 2017/18 financial year, which holds the theme, ‘Accelerating Implementation of the EAC Integration Agenda.’Add a comment
PRELIMINARY surveys conducted in Kakonko District, Kigoma Region have revealed the area has deposits of mineral varieties. Deputy Minister Dr Medard Kalemani informed the National Assembly yesterday that the district had proved to have deposits of gold, limestone, Agate and Diatomite.Add a comment
MEMBERS of Parliament have expressed their grave concerns on continued invasion of farms and destruction of properties by destructive wildlife such as jumbos (elephants) and hippos.Add a comment
A TOTAL of 5,418 bodaboda (motorcycle) accidents have occurred in three years, from January 2015 to February 2017, the National Assembly heard yesterday.Add a comment
IN a bid to boost energy access in rural Tanzania, the government of the Republic of Korea, yesterday, revealed plans to open a training centre for renewable energy technology in Arusha Region.Add a comment
A DAY after President John Magufuli ordered security organs to investigate parties involved in the mineral sand saga, the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) and the Police are already on their toes implementing the directive.Add a comment
THREE new Bills on land are set for tabling in the Parliament to curb, among others, tax divergence and land monopoly as the government revealed yesterday that 34,000 surveyed plots in Dodoma region are in the hands of ‘middle men’ and lack title deeds.Add a comment
AT 54, festivities to mark ‘Africa Day’ took off here with calls whose message narrowed down to harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth.Add a comment
THE street children’s crisis in Kilimanjaro Region has been eased significantly, thanks to heightened awareness on the rights of young community members.Add a comment
KAGERA Region has underscored the importance of trans-border meetings to combat the outbreaks of diseases like cholera, which has been reported in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Add a comment