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  • JPM orders repossession of undeveloped privatised industries

PRESIDENT John Magufuli has expressed anger towards individuals who rushed to purchase industries and other parastatal firms, promising to develop them but ended up abandoning them.

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THE Isles government has decided to revoke title deeds for land left undeveloped for a long period, Second VicePresident, Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi announced here yesterday.

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THE government has finished drafting Open Data Policy that aims at promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in public service, the Minister of State in President’s Office - Public Service and Good Governance, Ms Anjellah Kairuki, has said.

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THE Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Principal Legal Officer, Baptister Bitaho (54), has been sentenced to five years imprisonment or pay a fine of 13.9m/- for eight counts, including making false statement and engaging into occupation without a valid working permit.

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WITH Eid-el-Fitr around the corner, Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone has assured city residents of peaceful festive celebrations as it has heightened security during the festive season.

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LOCAL participants at the 41th International Trade Fair have been advised to use the occasion to learn from the international exhibitors and use it as a platform to improve the quality of their products.

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THE Tanzania Association of Freight Forwarders (TAFFA) will for the first time ever host a four-day Global Logistics Summit (GLS –Tanzania 2017) in Dar es Salaam this August.

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ZANZIBAR government plans to amend some of its laws to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in the Isles, the House of Representatives has been told.

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DAR ES SALAAM districts have been advised to take advantage of the introduction of Postcode system in the country to facilitate economic growth of the region, as well as to strengthen security of its residents and country in general.

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THE Officer Commanding of the Ilala District Criminal Investigation Department (OCCID), Yustino Mgonja, told a Dar es Salaam court that he arrested Singida East Member of Parliament (MP), Tundu Lissu, in compliance with an order from his superior.

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GOVERNMENT officials who pocketed money meant for farm inputs have their days counted yesterday as President John Magufuli ordered that stern measures be taken against them.

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THE Finance Bill, 2017, came for the second and third readings here yesterday, providing for amendment of 15 legislations related to the country’s tax regime.

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VICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan delivers her speech during the opening of the International High Level Meeting on Anti-Corruption Reforms and Experience Sharing in Tanzania held in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (Photo by VPO).

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PLANS are already underway for a national anti-graft policy that cuts across every sector, a strategy that will place an anti-corruption drive into top gear, Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has stated.

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PRESIDENT John Magufuli cuts the tape to inaugurate the 64-km Bagamoyo-Makofia Msata road yesterday. The event was held at Lowera Ruvu Bridge. On the President’s right is Special Seats MP Salma Kikwete. On his left is the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Prof Norman Sigala. The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa stands second on the President’s left and Chalinze legislator Ridhiwani Kikwete is second on the President’s right. (Photo courtesy of the State House)

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THE debate is now closed: Schoolgirls who conceive during the course of their studies will not be allowed back to classes after childbirth, President John Magufuli announced yesterday.

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AUTHORITIES in Kagera Region are investigating a nearly three-week pattern of fires that have destroyed 12 houses in Mayondwe Ward in Muleba District, causing an estimated loss of 1.2bn/- so far.

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PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has prevented Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) from collecting property tax from senior citizens aged above 60 years, adding that the tax watchdog should observe the laws of the country.

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THE Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre (SWRC) has cited Singita Grumeti as one of the significant contributors to the conservation of the great Serengeti eco-system.

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THREE East African Community (EAC) member countries - Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania - have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries.

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FIVE people died in separate incidents that occurred in Mbeya and Manyara regions, police have reported. In the first incident a man identified as Matokeo Manyula (30), a resident of Isangala Village in Mbalizi District, Mbeya Region died after being attacked by unidentified people who used a machete.

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AN International conference drawing over 400 local and international experts organized by the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) will be held on June 29 and 30.

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MISUNGWI District Commissioner (DC) Juma Sweda has suspended the Ngaya-Mbarika water project tendering process over alleged malpractices.

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THE government has reiterated that Tanzanians who wish to seek for employment, especially domestic work abroad, must do so through Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA).

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IN a bid to boost tourism sector, the government through the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources is preparing a plan for the diversification of tourism attractions in the country.

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IT is all smiles for residents of Mlimba constituency in Kilombero District after the government made it clear yesterday that it is looking forward to build a new primary court in the area.

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A RESIDENT of Musoma in Mara Region, Paul Manoko, is to remain behind bars for life for raping his one year and three months old child.

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THE government spends 5bn/- every month to pay allowances to both primary and secondary school head teachers and ward education coordinators.

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ISLES President Ali Mohamed Shein (Right) shares a word with Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro at the Zanzibar State House. It is the first time IGP Sirro visiting the semi-autonomous archipelago since he was picked police chief early this month. (Photo by State House)

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PRESIDENT Ali Mohamed Shein has expressed deep concern over the consistent increase in road accidents that claim several lives and maim many others, saying more should be done to minimise the problem.

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OVER 13trl/- will be spent on the second phase of the country’s agricultural sector development programme with the government committing 41 per cent of the total budget whose implementation will be carried out through a basket fund financing initiative.

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A LOCAL non-profit civil society organisation (HAKIELIMU) has launched a campaign aimed at hastening achievement of the ‘girl child education’ as well as emphasizing on the need for pregnant schoolgirls to attend schools after childbirth.

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PRESIDENT John Magufuli is joined by the Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Sandeep Arya (third left) to cut a ribbon while launching a multi-billion project for expansion of the Upper Ruvu Water Treatment Plant in Kibaha District, Coast Region yesterday. Looking on are: Minister for Water and Irrigation, Eng Gerson Lwenge (fourth right), Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) Evarist Ndikilo (second left) and other senior government, Dawasa, Dawasco and CCM officials. (Photo by Fadhili Akida)

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  • President orders immediate payment of water debts
  • Dawasco, Dawasa directed to put their house in order

IN what can be termed as a replica of a directive he issued to the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) three months ago, President John Magufuli has ordered the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (Dawasco) to disconnect water from all government institutions with outstanding bills amounting to 40bn/-.

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NUTRITION International, formerly known as the Micronutrient Initiative, is launching a new health scheme for women, adolescent girls and newborn and young children to be known as the ‘Right Start Initiative’ to improve their nutritional status, all covered under a 4.7bn/- (2.8 million Canadian dollars) investment over the next five years to the year 2020.

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THE government has issued tax exemptions worth 11.8trl/- in the period of 10 years, which is an average of 1.18tril/- per year.

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FORMER Tanzania President, Dr Jakaya Kikwete delivers a key note address at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday. The high-level forum brought together government representatives, heads of agencies and global advocates to identify ways to address the global state of midwifery. (Photo by a Correspondent)

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RETIRED President Jakaya Kikwete has called for urgent global policy reform on midwifery and recognition of the profession, saying skilled and educated midwives can provide essential healthcare needed during pregnancy.

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