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Whistleblower Bill passed after hot debate

Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Asha-Rose MigiroTHE National Assembly yesterday passed the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill (2015) after protracted deliberations.


Treasury disburses 89bn/- to farmers

Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Steven WassiraTHE government has settled 89bn/- as payment of the outstanding farmers’ debts, the National Assembly was told here yesterday.


Kikwete orders end to produce exportation ban

PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete congratulates UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Country Representative, Mr Alvaro Rodguez after handing him a plaque and certificate after his organisation emerged overall winner in the category of Information, Publishing, Printing and Stationery at the 39th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) exhibitions in the city yesterday. Right is the Industry and Trade Minister, Dr Abdallah Kigoda and Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) Director General, Ms Jacqueline Maleko (second left). (Photo by Staff Photographer)THE government has directed all regional and district commissioners to stop banning the transportation and exportation of produce, citing that the action does not augur well for business.


Five MPs suspended from house

FIVE opposition members of parliament have been suspended from attending the ongoing 20th meeting for violating standing orders while two others will miss two sessions for the same offence.


Kikwete pleads for more support in water sector

President Jakaya KikwetePRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete yesterday pleaded with development partners to consider supporting the water sector, since it was crucial in promoting public health in communities and reducing the burden of women trekking miles to fetch water.


CJ tells newly admitted advocates to uphold ethics

CHIEF Justice, Mohamed Chande Othman.CHIEF Justice (CJ), Othman Chande has reminded advocates of their responsibility to adhere to professional ethics while defending their clients and refrain from malpractices that tarnish the image of the judiciary.


Legislators decry poor state of road network

Minister for Works, Dr John MagufuliMINISTER for Works, Mr John Magufuli, has assured the National Assembly here yesterday that all promises made by President Jakaya Kikwete to improve road network in the country will be fulfilled before he leaves office.


Limited budget hinders water projects

Deputy Minister for Water, Mr Amos MakalaLIMITED budget in the 2014/2015 financial year made it difficult for the government to finance water projects in different parts of the country.


State promises to address suspicious tendency actions

Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Pereira Ame SilimaTHE government has warned against radicalisation of young people in the country, saying it will continue to take a close look and actions to any suspicious tendencies.