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Tanzania Loan Defaulters Get Ultimatum

Tanzania Loan Defaulters Get Ultimatum

THE government yesterday declared serious crackdown on loan defaulters to recover unpaid loans, which were issued by state-sponsored empowerment funds to support youth, women and people with disabilities. Although the government envisages consolidating the empowerment funds, which currently range between 16 and 19 to make them have a noticeable impact in the society, it has […]

Thousands Nabbed in Anti-Drugs Campaign, Says PM Kassim Majaliwa

Thousands Nabbed in Anti-Drugs Campaign, Says PM Kassim Majaliwa

The anti-drugs campaign has led to the arrest of 11,303 suspects in seven months (between July 2016 and January 2017) the Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said in Parliament today. Tabling his 2017/18 budget Mr Majaliwa said suspects were nabbed for manufacturing, distribution, peddling and abusing drugs. About 9,174 suspects were found guilty by the courts […]

Tanzania Moves Over 2,000 Govt Officials to New Capital City Dodoma

Tanzania Moves Over 2,000 Govt Officials to New Capital City Dodoma

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday reiterated the government’s resolve to effectively make Dodoma Tanzania’s new capital, revealing that so far 2,069 government officials have already shifted here. The officials, who include ministers, permanent secretaries, heads of department and other senior officials had moved to Dodoma by the end of the first phase in February. Mr […]

Probe Reveals John the Rhino Died ‘From Negligence’

Probe Reveals John the Rhino Died ‘From Negligence’

CONTROVERSY surrounding the disappearance of a rhinoceros, christened John, was put to rest yesterday after a probe team formed by the state last December revealed that the animal died at a private farm identified as Sasakwa Grumeti. Contradicting reports over John the rhino’s whereabouts unfolded last year during the Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa’s visit to […]

Tanzania Ban On ‘Viroba’ to Help State Control Rampant Tax Evasion

Tanzania Ban On ‘Viroba’ to Help State Control Rampant Tax Evasion

Production and packaging of alcoholic drinks in plastic sachets, viroba, are reportedly denying the government a whopping 600bn/- in revenues, annually, due to tax evasion. Minister of State in Vice- President’s Office, Union Affairs and Environment, January Makamba, addressing reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, said the government has formed a national task-force to enforce […]

Commander-in-Chief President John Magufuli Commissions 165 New Army Officers

Commander-in-Chief President John Magufuli Commissions 165 New Army Officers

The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, President John Magufuli, yesterday commissioned 165 army officers to the rank of second lieutenant at the State House in Dar es Salaam. The commissioning was done for the second time at the State House instead of the habitual venue – the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) – in Monduli District, […]

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa Bans Shisha Smoking, Tells Off Dealers

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa Bans Shisha Smoking, Tells Off Dealers

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has banned shisha smoking in the country, asking clerics, parents and all leaders to fight against dealers and smokers. The PM’s order came as Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC) Paul Makonda yesterday declared war against dealers of tobacco-laced shisha in the country’s business capital, insisting that all the […]

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