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Government reclaims 100 pc shares in TTCL ownership

Deputy Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Mr January MakambaFINALLY, the long-drown-out blame game between Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) and Bharti Airtel over shares has ended, with the latter surrendering its 35 per cent stake it had in the state-run telecom firm.


Noose tightens on bold sugar smugglers

Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Mr Godfrey ZambiDAYS are numbered for dishonest traders who smuggle and dump sugar that is meant for transit in the local market as well as diverting subsidised sweetener imported for industrial for human consumption, as the government is working on measures to curb the practice.


Bunge urges state to do away with emergency power plants

PARLIAMENTARY Standing Committee on Energy and Minerals has urged the government to do away with emergency power plants to relieve the state-owned power utility Tanesco from huge amounts of money it pays to the firms in term of capacity charges.


State to engage private sector in railway project

Transport Minister, Mr Samwel SittaCONSTRUCTION of the central railway line with standard gauge is expected to start any time this year, Transport Minister, Mr Samwel Sitta, assured the National Assembly on Saturday.


Kenyan parliamentarians tour Arusha

AS Tanzanian legislators sit in Dodoma, Members of Parliament (MPs) from Kenya toured Arusha City over the weekend.


More knowledge needed to fight leprosy

LACK of adequate knowledge on leprosy has been named as one of the factors which hinder patients from seeking medical treatment at dispensaries, health centres and hospitals for early diagnosis and eventually treatment.


Lutheran church in Karagwe constructs agriculture varsity

THE Karagwe Diocese under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) is undertaking construction of the Karagwe University of Agriculture (KUA), which is expected to take the first intake of students in January, next year.


Part of Shekilango- Morogoro Road to close from on Monday

STRABAG International, the main contractor in the ongoing Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT) has announced a two- month temporary closure of the Morogoro/Shekilango roads junction in Dar es Salaam, starting on Monday.


Zanzibar determined to promote tourism

Second Vice- President, Amb. Seif Ali IddiSECOND Vice- President, Amb. Seif Ali Iddi, has said government is determined to promote tourism by developing infrastructure to accelerate growth in the sector.