In The Spotlight
THE Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation ministry has put in place a second 15-year development plan for construction, purchase and rehabilitation of buildings for High Commissions and residences abroad which started in the financial year 2017/2018, the National Assembly heard yesterday.
THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) yesterday substituted new charge sheet into fraud and money laundering trial against former senior officials with Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), adding two more accused persons and two counts of conspiracy and abuse of office.
WOULD you, esteemed reader, believe that there’d be a day when there’d be NO NEWS ‘worth releasing – especially by the highly-reputable British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)? Reportedly, on April 18, 1930, the BBC blithely announced in their evening programme that “there’s no news!”
THE “romance” and “magic” of the cup is engulfing Mainland Tanzania, in itself “a great thing” in football. Feats of the “giants” being killed are being performed against “goliaths” by “minnows”.
NIC Bank Tanzania has gone digital with the launching of a mobile money solution that is expected to improve businesses’ credit scores and make access to credit easier. According to a statement, NIC Bank Tanzania has partnered with Vodacom using an Mpesa payment solution called NIC LIPA that will encourage electronic record keeping, and will enable businesses to establish a clear transaction history, making it easier for them to access loans to grow their business. “
THE prosecution yesterday made amendments of charge sheet in the seditious trial involving senior officials of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) by joining Ester Bulaya, Bunda Urban Member of Parliament (MP) amongst the accused persons and adding two more counts.
FRESH demarcation on the International boundary between Tanzania and Kenya would help to maintain the existing peace, security and order amongst the residents living along the borders in the countries.
Respicius Diocress, a resident of Butayaibega village in Bukoba District has been apprehended by police following accusation of slaughtering his own twin children. According to Kagera Region Police Commander Augustine Ollomi, the accused was arrested in Mwanza on April 16 where he went into hiding and plans are in place to bring him back to Bukoba for further legal actions. "
HEALTH complications wrought by tobacco smoking in Tanzania and elsewhere vary from life-threatening pneumonia in children to outright impotence in men. More dangerous narcotic drugs are also prevalent in Tanzania, where more and more young people pick up the habit. On the global front, during the past decade, tobacco leaf production has shifted from high-income countries to developing countries, particularly those in Africa.
THE ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of lifeenhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections. However, at least 1.5 billion people still lack an official form of identification and in many countries, this problem disproportionately affects the most vulnerable segments of society such as the poor, individuals fleeing persecution or conflict, women and children.
SOME issues are so critical that, they cannot be perceived to be boring to read or hear about, no matter how frequently they are discussed. Fitting most appropriately in that category is the scheme that Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda initiated recently, to inject sanity onto the essentially hallowed issue of parenthood.