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Govt sheds light on EALA members' wrangle

Minister for East African Community, Mr Samuel SittaTHE Minister for East African Community, Mr Samuel Sitta, on Thursday expounded on allegations that a member of the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) assaulted her counterpart in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday.


Aspirants without guarantors can contend in civic polls

Prime Minister Mizengo PindaPRIME Minister Mizengo Pinda has asked local government leaders to accept contenders in the upcoming civic elections without guarantors since not all political parties have reached out to the grass roots level.


Poor harvest leads to drop in cotton ginning facilities

THE Tanzania Cotton Association (TCA) has hinted that the number of ginners has dropped to 43 from 69 in the cotton season 2013/2014 after the crop failed due to a number of challenges.


Firm donates 26 beds to school destroyed by fire

A LOCAL firm, Ako Catering Services, has donated 26 double-deck beds to Nyansincha Secondary School which is located in Tarime district, Mara region, whose one of its dormitories was destroyed by fire on September 15, burning students' items, including beds and mattresses, into ashes.


Ukawa ask for five more days of IPTL escrow debate

Ukawa Co-Chairman James Mbatia.LAWMAKERS from the so-called Coalition of Defenders of the People’s Constitution, Ukawa, have asked the Speaker’s Office to add five more days to the debate on the IPTL escrow account saga, which starts here next Monday.


Local govt polls preps in top gear

The Director of Local Government in the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government, Mr Khalist Luanda.PREPARATIONS for the upcoming local government elections are on a sound note whereas 20bn/- will be spent for the task, it has been reported.


TRL gets 50 new wagons to improve train operations

THE Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) Managing Director, Eng. Kipallo Kisamfu, shows Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Dr Shaban Mwinjaka, some of 50 newly procured wagons worth 8.3bn/- at the Dar es Salaam Port on Wednesday, as part of implementation of the Big Results Now (BRN) programme focused on improving the transport sector. (Photo by Mohamed Mambo)THE Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) on Wednesday received 50 new wagons worth 8.3bn/- from India-based firm, Ms Hindustan Engineering and Industries, geared to improve transportation of cargo using the Central Railway Line.


Kasulu gets 330m/- to construct three health centres

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Mr Aggrey Mwanri.OVER 330m/- had been set aside in the year 2012/13 financial for the construction of three health centres in Rungwe Mpya, Makere and Nyamidaho in Kusulu Rural district.


TTCL-Airtel blame game takes new twist

THE long-drawn-out blame game between Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) and Bharti Airtel over shares has taken a new twist with the Telecommunication Services Workers’ Union (TEWUTA), threatening to drag the company to the court of law should it fail to abide to the contract they had signed.