In The Spotlight
NO! NO! AGAIN NO! I can’t entertain such laxity…Not in my government . . .that’s non- sensical . . . briefly, that’s what President John Magufuli’s face and mood seemed to be depictIng, as he breathed fire after the presentation of a shocking report on mineral sands.
ACADEMICIANS and legislators have described the probe report on copper concentrate exports presented to President John Magufuli as an eye-opener, on how Tanzania has been losing billions of shillings in the mining sector, calling for transparency in contracts between the government and investors.
- JPM flushes out Prof Muhongo
PRESIDENT John Magufuli, yesterday, fired the Minister of Energy and Minerals Prof Sospeter Muhongo, dissolved Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) Ministerial Advisory Board (MAB) and suspended the agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Eng Dominic Rwekaza, following mineral sand probe team’s report that revealed sickening thievery architected by mining firms and crooked leaders.
TANZANIA has been losing trillions of shillings in revenue; a committee formed by President John Magufuli to investigate the amount of copper and gold contained in mineral sand and its value has revealed.
CURRENTLY ongoing in Dodoma, is the annual budget session of our Parliament (Bunge), and indeed our MPs are currently assembled in the capital city, discussing the government’s budget proposals for the Financial Year 2017/2018.
AS car theft and smuggling in the East African region is gradually ceasing thanks to intervention by law enforcement authorities, another new wave of sophisticated crime in the form of digital bank robbery is now the latest source of worry among security organs.
AN alert on the deadly Ebola disease is sweeping across Mwanza Region as residents here are cautioned to check the movements of visitors from the DR Congo.
THE government is reviewing its 2003 postal policy to provide room for an expanded regional regime under which home-delivery courier services may play an increasing role.
STANDING on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it’s easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging.