In The Spotlight
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.
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.
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.
THE train always left at 4:10, but that day it did not. I cannot speak of today because I do not know whether the authorities concerned with the train have changed its schedule.
EACH year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That’s about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia.
THE government should continue with plans to ban imports of second-hand clothes so as to promote domestic textiles despite the risks of losing access to the US market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a leader of business lobby group has said.
BANK of Tanzania (BoT) has revised minimum capital thresholds of bureau de change while suspending licensing of new facility to enable the assessment and relicensing of the existing ones.
HISTORY shows that before the coming of colonialists in Kilimanjaro, the Chagga were well organised under small chiefdoms ruled by local ruler called Mangi or Wamangi. These chiefs ruled their subject using forces which were blessed by history, culture and traditional believes whereby the African leopard was regarded as spiritual symbol of the ruling class.
FISCAL policies under the 5th phase government led by Dr John Pombe Magufuli and engagements reaffirmed by the Minister of Finance and Planning in his submission in the just ended budget and overwhelmed by 355 votes, where 260 said YES and 95 said NO for 2017/8 national budget execution, will tackle key barriers to growth in Tanzania only if each one of us correctly works towards a common goal.
TWO years ago, women’s dissent in connection with their lowly status in society did not go unnoticed -- from the upper political echelons to the household level. During the year women demanded a 50-50 representation in the National Assembly and got the nod. Their request was granted but they still have a fight on their hands -- they must win in the constituency polls to make it to the Debating Chamber.