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Mugumu airstrip for further improvement

THE TOURISM sector will soon get a needed boost following plans to upgrade Mugumu Airstrip to an airport in Serengeti District, Mara Region.


‘No Ebola patient in Kilimanjaro’




Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Leonidas GamaKILIMANJARO regional authorities have allayed fears of an outbreak of Ebola following reports that there was an Ebola patient at a Moshi municipality dispensary.


Kikwete: Agricultural transformation key to economic development

President Jakaya KikwetePRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has reaffirmed his commitment to push forward the green revolution agenda, saying it was impossible for any country to advance economically without transforming its agricultural sector.


PAC irked by lacklustre officials, dismiss PS and team

PAC Chairman, Mr Zitto KabweTHE Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Friday dismissed the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Ms Sophia Kaduma and her team after failing to provide satisfactory answers on government strategies to help farmers increase maize production in the country.


Pinda woos Polish investors

Prime Minister Mizengo PindaTHE Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, has invited Polish business people to invest in Tanzania. The premier who is on a two-day state visit to Poland has invited the business people to invest in agriculture, fisheries, transport, infrastructure, minerals, energy and tourism.


Zanzibar needs its own police helicopter

ZANZIBAR House of Representatives was informed on Friday that Tanzania’s Police Force has only two helicopters covering both the mainland and the Isles, but backbencher, Mr Saleh Nassor Juma (CUF-Wawi), wants one of the helicopters to be stationed on the Isles.

Mr Juma wanted to know to why there was no helicopter for the Police in Zanzibar, arguing that it is important to have one stationed on the Isles.

“Defence and security affairs including the Police fall under the Union, therefore the Isles and the mainland share available facilities like Police helicopters,” said Mr Juma.

In response, the Minister for State (responsible for Police) - Second Vice- President’s Office, Mr Mohamed Aboud Mohamed said that although the two Police helicopters are stationed in Dar es Salaam, the planes are used all over the country.




Two more petrol tanker victims discharged

TWO more people who were injured after a petrol tanker caught fire in Mbagala on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam last week have been discharged from Temeke Hospital.


Don calls for more funds in agricultural research

THE government has been urged to allocate enough funds for agricultural research and development, instead of depending on donor support with limited areas for research.


Plans underway to upgrade Mugumu airstrip

THE TOURISM sector will soon get a needed boost following plans to upgrade Mugumu Airstrip to an airport in Serengeti District, Mara Region.