Notice from TBS to all motor vehicle importers


The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) started to inspect used motor vehicles in 2002, since then international tenders are advertised to look for qualified agents/companies to inspect vehicles on behalf of TBS. The former tender expired in 2014 hence TBS re-advertised international tender for inspection of used motor vehicles from Japan and United Arab Emirates. Companies which won international tender and their inspection fee charges are as follow:

With effect from 1st January 2015 the mentioned above companies will be inspecting used vehicles on behalf of Tanzania Bureau of Standards. Please note that the above mentioned inspection fee are fixed.

Therefore we remind all importers of used motor vehicles from Japan and United Arab Emirates that, it is a MUST to inspect all used motor vehicles before they are shipped to Tanzania.

Legal action will be taken against whoever contravene with this notice. This will include 30% penalty of CIF value plus inspection fee at destination point of USD 140 and USD 125 for used vehicles from Japan and United Arab Emirates respectively.

For further information contact:

Director General
Tanzania Bureau of Standards
P. O. BOX 9524
Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255-22-2450206
Hotline: +0800110827

Pres. Kikwete's speech at New Year's sherry party

President Kikwete addresses heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New Year Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015.



Honourable Bernard Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation;
Your Excellency Juma Alfan Mpango, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps;
Excellencies, Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations;
Distinguished Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Welcome Remarks
I welcome you all to the State House. I thank you for accepting my invitation to attend this traditional event to commemorate the end of 2014 and welcome 2015.

I do hope that, those of you who joined the diplomatic community in Dar es Salaam in 2014, have settled down, and are receiving the necessary cooperation of my government and of your diplomatic colleagues.  I extend our very best wishes for the New Year to you all and through you to your Heads of State and Government, Heads if your respective institutions, your people, your spouses and staff.

Economic and Political Development
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
The year 2014 has been a very eventful year for Tanzania.  We are witnesses to important landmark events happening in the social-political and economic landscape of the country.  The economy continued to register strong macro-economic performance.  GDP growth is expected to be 7.4 percent compared to 7.3 percent in 2013.  Inflation rate dropped from 6.0 percent in January 2014 to 4.8 percent in December 2014. This drop is a result of an increase in food production. Last year, we produced a surplus of 3.25 million tonnes of grains which is an increase of 31.4 percent compared to a surplus of 2.23 million tonnes in 2013.    The objectives of Kilimo Kwanza and SAGCOT are working and succeeding.

We also registered an increase in export earnings.  By 31 October, 2014, Tanzania exported goods and services worth USD 8.539 billion compared to USD billion 8.332 recorded at the same time in 2013. Had it not been for the fall in the world prices of coffee, tea, cashew nuts, cotton and gold, we would have done much better.

In another development, last year, we concluded the rebasing exercise of our economic statistics.  The base year will now be 2007 instead of 2001.  Accordingly, therefore, the GDP of Tanzania in 2013 was 70 trillion shillings using 2007 base year compared to 53.7 billion shillings using 2001 base year.  Likewise, GDP per capita is 977 USD compared to 742 USD using 2001 figures.  Please be informed that this is the 5th time such an exercise was undertaken in Tanzania.  Previously it was done in 1966, 1976, 1992 and 2001.

Social Progress
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
We also registered commendable progress in the social-economic services particularly in education, health care, water supply, roads, airports and railways. The New Education and Training Policy was approved by Cabinet.  The Policy underlines improving access and quality of education and training as core tenet of the new policy.  Everything else is an elaboration of how to see this core policy tenet is realised.

There are two important factors of the new Policy that are worth mentioning.  First the renewed emphasis on ensuring that Tanzanians get the type of education that will cater for the needs of the job market in terms of wage employment and self employment.  The second is the aspiration of making secondary school education free from next year, 2016.  The idea to make primary and secondary school education accessible to every Tanzanian is a major undertaking on our part.  That is why we in government have given ourselves the task of ensuring proper preparations are made so that this noble goal can be realised smoothly.

Ladies and Gentlemen;
There are three other landmark developments in education which occurred in 2014 that I would like to share with you today.  The first one is with regard to availability of primary and secondary school teachers.  With the employment of 36,339 teachers in 2014 we remain with a shortage of 45,233 teachers of which 26,946 are for primary schools and 18,288 are for secondary schools.  This is the lowest shortage of teachers we have ever been in the last seven years.  Indeed, the cooperative endeavour of some of you and us, to invest in teacher training is paying desired dividends.

The other important highlight worthy mentioning is the fact that there is no more shortage of teachers of arts subjects in secondary schools in Tanzania unlike the situation seven years ago.  However, we are still contending with a shortage of 18,277 science teachers in secondary schools.  The capacity of our training institutions is to produce 2,500 teachers annually, compounds the problem.  In this regard, we welcome the innovative action by the University of Dodoma to design a diploma course for science and mathematics teachers.  The plan to enrol 5,602 students annually beginning 2014/2015 academic year should help ease and resolve the shortage of these teachers at the earliest possible time.

The second thing is the shortage of text books in primary and secondary schools.  We have been making steady progress in tackling this problem.  In 2005, for example, in primary schools the ratio of book to students was 1:6 while in secondary schools it was 1:5. Through using own budgetary resources and support from development partners, in 2014 the ratio was 1:2 for both.  I would like, to use this opportunity to thank our development partners for their support.

Allow me to recognise the United States of America for donating 2.5 million science and mathematics books for secondary school last month.  Our overarching ambition is to get to 1:1 ratio by 2016.  Your continued cooperation and support will be highly appreciated.

Through a unique Public People Partnership, close to 3,500 community secondary schools have been built since 2005 todate.  Because of serious oversight on the part of leaders, 3,463 of these schools did not construct science laboratories.  Two years ago, I launched a major campaign to build laboratories in these schools.   Good progress has been made.  So far 40.5 percent of the laboratories have been completed, work is at advanced stage for 54.8 percent and 4 percent of the laboratories is at initial stage of construction.   I believe in six months time all of these schools will have physics, chemistry and biology laboratories.  Any support we can get from your great nations with regard to provision of laboratory equipment and other needs will be highly appreciated.

After dealing effectively with the issues of shortage of teachers, text books and science       laboratories, the next big thing ahead of us will be teacher’s houses.  We will launch a major initiative in the next budget to build houses for teachers beginning with rural areas. There is a huge shortage.  We will seek your support in this last mile action in primary and secondary school education development in Tanzania.  We look forward to your cooperation and support as you have always done in the past.

Health Sector
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
Equally important progress was made in the health sector.  This was in terms of building and equipping health delivery centres and dealing with diseases.  With regard to employment, in 2014 we employed 8,345 health professionals of whom there were doctors, nurses and other professionals. With regard to training of health personnel, we were able to reach 97 percent of our target of admitting10,000 students by the year 2017.  I am sure, therefore that, we will surpass that target by far by that time.

We registered remarkable progress in infrastructure development in 2014.  The tarmac road network was extended by 1,459 kilometres with 19 tarmac roads completed in 11 regions.  This year we expect 24 roads to be completed in 12 regions.  This will add another 1,339.06 kilometres.  We also expect work to start on eight new roads in Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Kilimanjaro, Katavi and Arusha regions.  Thousands of kilometres of earth roads have been improved using the Road Fund whose budgetary allocation has been increased to 751.7 billion shillings in 2014 from 504.4 billion shillings in 2013.

Implementation of the rural electrification programme being undertaken by the Rural Energy Agency (REA) has been a tremendous success.  3,836 villages have been electrified by 2014 and we expect another 1,500 will be reached by June, 2015.  This means 43 percent of all villages in the country will be covered giving an access to electricity for 38 percent of Tanzanians as compared to 18.4percent in 2012.  This is no small achievement in a short period of two years.  A lot has been achieved as well in the railway, ports and water sub sectors.  For brevity of time I will not go into details today.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
It would be remiss of me, if I did not acknowledge, appreciate and thank some of you gathered here for your country’s or institution’s kind support.  It has made a huge difference.  I appeal for continued support and cooperation in 2015 and other years to come.

50th Anniversary of the Union
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
Another landmark event of last year was the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Union between the People’s of Republic of Zanzibar and the Republic of Tanganyika on 26th April, 1964, which gave birth to the United Republic of Tanzania.

The people of Tanzania had every reason to celebrate because it is a momentous achievement.  Our Union remain one of the few examples of successful and long surviving mergers of two sovereign republics into one new nation.  The secret behind this success has been the continued goodwill of our cooperating states and our readiness to openly discuss challenges facing the union and resolving them.

I initiated Constitutional Review process in the same spirit.  There are some issues which require action in the Constitution.  I am glad the Constitution Review process went well and if the Proposed Constitution is endorsed in the Referendum a last solution will have been resolved.  The Electoral Commission is finalising preparations for the referendum to be held on April 30th, 2015.  We are doing everything within our powers to ensure that the problems identified in the pilot registration of voters exercise and others, are addressed speedily.

It is critically important that the exercise succeeds because   the Voters Register being developed for the Constitutional Referendum is the same one that will be used in the General Elections later in October 2015. With regard to support for the General Elections, let me use this opportunity to thank the UNDP and all other partner states and institutions that have expressed readiness to assist our government in the preparations.  Please expedite the disbursement of the promised resources.  I want to assure you of the readiness of my Government to work with you all.

Local Government Elections
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
On 14th and 20th December 2014, respectively, the country conducted local Government elections. The successful conduct and conclusion of these elections speaks volume about the vibrancy and consolidation of democracy in Tanzania.  I commended the Parties and the people who contested the elections.  I also congratulated the winners.  I commended my Party CCM for the landslide victory and the opposition parties for the stronger performance. I deplored violence by followers of political parties and mistakes committed by some election officials.  We took action against both, we are sending a strong message that such action will not be tolerated in the General Elections in October, 2015.

Post 2015 Development Agenda
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
The year 2015 is a special one as far as the global development agenda is concerned.  It is the year when the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to a close and the negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda will be concluded.
We in Tanzania would like to see the unfinished business of the MDGs to form part of the post 2015 development agenda. For effective implementation of the post 2015 development agenda Tanzania emphasizes on a clear mechanism to ensure stable, predictable and reliable sources of financing for its implementation.  We promise to play our part well in the negotiations of the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Regional Integration
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
At the regional level, Tanzania will continue to be a committed and proactive member to the EAC, SADC and ICGLR.   Last November, Tanzania assumed the Chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC). In our one year tenure of office, we will strive to consolidate the gains made todate and work to advance the East African integration agenda to the greatest heights possible.  We shall equally remain committed to the SADC and participate fully in the implementation of the Regional Indicative Development Plan (RIDP), the SADC Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ (SIPO) and all decisions of the SADC Summit and its Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

The International Scene
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
At the continental and global scene, Tanzania will remain a faithful member of the African Union and the United Nations.  Currently, we have contributed over 3,000 troops to UN peace keeping mission in the DRC, Darfur and Lebanon.   Tanzania is the 6th contributor of military and police peacekeepers in Africa and 12th globally. In making this noble contribution, we are advancing both our foreign policy objective and upholding the ideals of the United Nations Organisation. I promise continued contribution to UN peace keeping efforts whenever requested to do so.

Let me use this opportunity to set records straight about Tanzania’s position and role in the evolving security situation in the Eastern DRC and the on going voluntary surrender and disarmament exercise by the FDLR rebels.  We have always been supportive and will continue to be supportive of these efforts to ensure the Eastern DRC is free of armed groups that threaten the security of the people of Congo and Congo’s neighbours.  Any misrepresentation of Tanzania’s position is done by people who pretend to read Tanzania’s mind and make their thinking the truth.  This is preposterous and contemptible.  It is done by people who have ill intensions against our country.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
Another development which I would like you to know is about South Sudan.  In October, 2014 Tanzania through the ruling party Chama cha Mapinduzi facilitated the Intra – Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) dialogue, in Arusha.  This was done following the request of His Excellency President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and the leadership of the SPLM in August, 2014.  They requested CCM to help unify the conflicting factions within the SPLM.  It is these decisions in SPLM which is actually responsible for the ongoing conflict and war in their dear country.

The first round of the dialogue went very well, and at its conclusion the three factions signed a Framework Document.  President Salva Kiir, Former Vice President Riek Machar and I, were present to witness this occasion.  The parties are now back, and in accordance with the Framework Document, they will now address the root causes of the conflict within the party and devise the way out.
I am of the view that, if the negotiating teams maintain the spirit they demonstrated in the first round, this process will be crowned with success.  They will be able to reunite their Party and pave the way for ease and success of the IGAD peace negotiations in Addis Ababa.  We urge the international community and all other people of good will to spare no effort in assisting the SPLM teams involved in the negotiations in Arusha to reach an amicable solution. Let us help them agree to reunify their Party – the SPLM and end the armed conflict which has caused untold suffering and deaths to innocent people in this youngest nation in the world.  The newest member of the African Union and the United Nations.

Bilateral Relations
Your Excellency Dean of the Diplomatic Corps;
Excellencies, Heads of Diplomatic Missions;
Representatives of International Organizations;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Last but not least in importance, I would like to say a few words about our bilateral relations.  I am amply satisfied with the state of relations between Tanzania and the countries and organisations you represent.  You have been important contributors to our development endeavours.  Some of you have been important partners in regional, and global political-diplomatic arena as well.

On behalf of the government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania and on my own behalf, I thank you so much for your friendship, cooperation and support.  Let us strive to do more in 2015 and advance our bilateral relations to greater heights. You will always find in Tanzania a trusted and dependable friend and partner.

The year 2015 will be an exciting one, especially on the political front with the Constitutional Referendum and the General Elections. We look forward to your usual cooperation, support and understanding.  Please do not do otherwise.

After these many words, I once again thank you for accepting my invitation.   I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2015. Thank you for your kind attention.

President Kikwete talks to heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New Year Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015.

President Kikwete addresses heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New Year Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015.

President Kikwete in a group photo with heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New Year Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015.

Ujumbe wa watoto wa marehemu Rupia kwa uchungu wa majungu dhidi yao

Ujumbe wa da' Chemi:

Wadau, marehemu Godfrey Rupia (53) alifariki dunia, mjini Dar es Salaam mwezi Desemba. Marehemu alikuwa na watoto wawili hapa Boston, ambao kwa sasa wana miaka 18 na 17. Wako Chuo Kikuu na High School kwa sasa. Marehemu aliondoka hapa USA kurudi Tanzania, na aliacha mke na watoto. Hatimaye, marehemu alioa mke mwingine Tanzania, na mke wake hapa aliolewa tena. Watoto wamekuwa na uchungu sana na maneno yalioyosemwa juu ya mama yao na wao kutokwenda Tanzania kwenye mazishi ya baba yao. Wamenitumia maoni yao na kuniomba nibandike hapa Swahili Time na kusambaza hasa kwa waliopotoshwa juu ya hali ilivyokuwa.

Kwa wasiojua, marehemu alisaida waTanzania na waafrika wengi sana waliokuja kuanza maisha Marekani. Mungu alilaze roho ya marehemu mahala pema mbinguni. Amen.

The Late Godfrey Rupia 1961-2014

We have remained silent to see how things would play out and WE ARE SPEECHLES! It has come to our attention that certain assumptions have been made involving the recent death of our father, Godfrey Rupia, and, the decisions made thereafter. Unfortunately our father did indeed pass and what else is also unfortunate is the uprising of drama from fellow Tanzanians in the community and abroad.

First of all lets start of the idea that my sister and I were suppose to leave to Tanzania in the middle of school on such a short notice. We were in no way prepared to travel outside of the country and clearly it wasn't that important to come to us directly and tell us. The whole idea of the trip was impractical and unplanned. And my sister and I decided against it ourselves because of our own reasoning and my parents stood by it.

Now to the Rupia's.... Since you seem to talk a lot to everyone besides your nieces and nephews directly who were the children of your own brother I guess we will speak to you through this. You guys have never consulted us on a single detail of what fundraising or to what the so called "plans" you have seemed to come up with. It seems that you indeed held fundraisers and services. Now we are just wondering whatever happened to that money? Who is holding it? What is your scheme in dealing with it??? To us it seems like you care more about the look of the situation than what is actually going on, and instead of mourning the death of our father you decide to diminish my family's name. You think that it's our mother who is holding us back from coming over to you guys? HELLLL NO! We are adults damn it! Since when did you care about our well being? We have rarely talked to you besides seeing you guys at different events and each time there seems to be some sort of empty promise every time we leave (us knowing time after time that it's utterly bullshit but we didn't complain).

We have been on our own with our mother and father without you guys and we have been doing just fine, and we wouldn't want it any other way. If you really cared about us then why were we not told about the seriousness of our fathers illness? Why was there never help financially? Not even an invite to go out or come to important events in our lives? And now that we are adults you care? We are sickened to hear that you believe that you are in the right and decide to trash our parents name. You are foolish for doing so and we are tired of your nonsense. I mean honestly some of the names I hear trashing our families name like the Rupia's,William Malecela you guys must honestly be outside of your mind to be running your mouths the way you are. You are children living in an adult body and as my Uncle James said; "you are a coward" and no coward should be the one running their mouth about a my hard working family and you should probably take of your own damn life before you go on discussing other peoples especially my family's. You guys do not care about us you just see the opportunity to tear "us" down and will say anything to do so and I say us because if you talk about any of my family that involves me and if so we are going to have a problem. I wish one of you had the balls to call me or come and talk to us face to face and say what you have been saying because I am 100% positive that you wouldn't be saying what you have been saying to us because that is not what weak and cowardly people do and that is exactly what you guys are Rupia's in Boston, and the rest of the penut gallery you disgust me and my family and I have no room for that in my life and neither does my family. They're are numerous events in the past of which we are aware of where you have shown your ugly sides and showed signs of no care and sympathy towards me and my family and we have no room for it.

To our dear friends in the Tanzanian community that have fed into the lies and the trash talk. How long have you known us? You have been our support system especially in the times when my mother was raising us on our own. And now I ask how long have you known the people who have been telling you these untruthful and childish stories? Some of you guys have seemed to congregate with others who are untruthful about what is actually going and seem to spread the lies yourself. Now this one really hits us pretty hard because we thought that we were pretty much like family and no matter what happens we would all stick together but apparently this is not the case. So some of you decide to confront my mother?! And say terrible things to her and behind her back?! How dare you! After everything we have been through? Some of you are almost as bad as the Rupia's right now and that gets us very very upset. When I come back from school and hear of this terrible news it hit me hard to the core. You know who you are and I am not going to say your names but you should be ashamed you should be very very ashamed about what has been said and done. Everything that my sister and I have done thus far has been our own decision making and our parents have stood by what we have decided and you attack them. I wish just one of you guys came directly to us or called me to actually see what was going on. Not even giving my family the benefit of the doubt but believing the lies directly and that disgusts me.

You ride on your high horses as if nothing you have done is wrong and that is absolute bullshit and not believing us is also bullshit and if you seem to carry on with your beliefs maybe we should not carry on this so called relationship that you guys fake with us because a real family friend would not disregard us for the belief of illegitimate lies. My sister and I could not go to Tanzania in the middle of school. I was finishing my first semester of school and I wasn't letting Delois do this by herself. We have been here all vacation we have seen some of you in church and you don't even say anything? And you know what that is perfectly fine. In growing up in my short 18 years of life I have come to find that friends come and go but family remain forever and as long as I have them there is no need for any lying hypocrites who seem to have forgotten who we are and that is alright with us believe me. In conclusion, before you go running your mouth find out what is true and what is not because a lot of you have put yourselves in a very tough position.

And from me personally; " I beg you confront me in person about your irrational stupidity so that I can straighten some of you out, and if you still believe in these backstabbing illegitimate rumors you can do my family and yourself a favor by never speaking to us again. We have been on our own before and nothing will have changed if you decide not to be around in the future. I hope that you can live with what little conscience a lot of you have because some of the things you have been saying is borderline evil and my family and I have no room for your bullshit! Thank you to all those who have remained loyal towards my family and have sincerely reached out and stood up for us while we remained quiet. We have seen everyone's true colors and in the midst of the ugliness going on we are thankful to know who our true friends and family are If you people continue to cause havoc I please insist on you trying me.

Thank you for reading

- Edward & Delois MWAIPUNGU Rupia

Mawasiliano na anwani za mawakala na wasambazaji wa MeTL Group

Taarifa ya Polisi kuhusiana na uchaguzi uliofanyika Desemba

Kufuatia kukamilika kwa mchakato wa uchaguzi wa viongozi wa Serikali za Mitaa, Vijiji na Vitongoji na hivi sasa kuendelea kwa zoezi la kuapishwa kwa viongozi hao katika maeneo mbalimbali hapa nchini, kumejitokeza tabia ya baadhi ya wananchi kufanya vurugu na fujo katika zoezi hilo. 

Baadhi ya wananchi wamekuwa wakijihusisha na vitendo vya kihalifu kwa kufanya fujo na vitendo vya vurugu ikiwemo kuwapiga baadhi ya watendaji wanaosimamia zoezi la kuapisha na kuwapiga viongozi wateule waliochaguliwa kihalali na wananchi kwa madai kuwa hawakushinda kihalali katika uchaguzi huo jambo ambalo ni kinyume cha sheria, kanuni na taratibu za nchi.

Kufuatia hali hiyo, Jeshi la Polisi nchini, linatoa onyo kwa wananchi wenye tabia hiyo kuacha mara moja na badala yake kama mtu hakuridhika na matokeo ya uchaguzi huo, afuate utaratibu wa kuwasilisha malalamiko yake kwenye ngazi husika ili yaweze kufanyiwa kazi kwa mujibu wa sheria.

Aidha, Jeshi la Polisi linawata Wakurugenzi na Maafisa watendaji wenye dhamana ya kusimamia mchakato wa kuwaapisha wenyeviti waliochaguliwa, kufuatilia kwa karibu migogoro inayojitokeza na kuitatua migogoro hiyo mapema ili kuepusha migongano inayoweza kusababisha uvunjifu wa amani.

Jeshi la Polisi halitamvumilia mtu ama kikundi chochote kitakachofanya vurugu ama fujo kwa kisingizio cha ushabiki wa siasa na badala yake atakayebainika hatua kali za kisheria zitachukuliwa dhidi yake.

Imetolewa na:
Advera J. Bulimba – SSP
Msemaji wa Jeshi la Polisi.

Rais Kikwete akabidhi vitabu Chuo cha Taifa cha Ulinzi

Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange na maafisa waandamizi wa JWTZ wakiangalia vitabu wakati wa hafla fupi ya kukabidhi vitabu 201 kwa ajili ya Maktaba ya Chuo cha Ulinzi (National Defence College - NDC) iliyofanyika Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam, Ijumaa Januari 9, 2015.

Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimkabidhi baadhi ya vitabu na Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange. Rais Kikwete amekabidhi vitabu hivyo 201 kwa ajili ya Maktaba ya Chuo cha Ulinzi (National Defence College - NDC) iliyofanyika Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam, Ijumaa Januari 9, 2015. Rais kikwete, ambaye ameshachangia jumla ya vitabu 2752 katika maktaba ya chuo hicho na chuo cha Monduli katika vipindi tofati, amesema elimu imo vitabuni, na ili kuelemika
yapaswa mtu asome vitabu, na kwamba taasisi ya elimu inakamilika ikiwa na vitabu.

Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimsikiliza Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange alipokuwa akimjshukuru kwa kutoa vitabu 2752 kwa Chuo cha Ulinzi na makataba zingine za JWTZ wakati wa hafla fupi ya kukabidhi vitabu 201 kwa ajili ya Maktaba ya Chuo cha Ulinzi (National Defence College - NDC) iliyofanyika Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam leo Ijumaa

Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiagana na Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange na maafisa waandamizi wa JWTZ baada ya hafla fupi ya kukabidhi vitabu 201 kwa ajili ya Maktaba ya Chuo cha Ulinzi (National Defence College - NDC) iliyofanyika Ikulu jijini
Dar es Salaam, Ijumaa Januari 9, 2015.

Pres. Kikwete's condolence message to François Hollande regarding Charlie Hebdo office shootings

President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has sent the condolence message to H.E. François Hollande, President of the Republic of France following a shooting attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris which occurred on 7th January, 2015.

The message reads as follows:

H.E. François Hollande,
President of the Republic of France,

Your Excellency,

I have received with great sadness and dismay the devastating news of the tragic attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris which has claimed the lives of 12 people and injured several others. On behalf of the Government and the People of the United Republic of Tanzania and on my own behalf, I wish to convey to you our heartfelt condolences and through you to the bereaved families who have been robbed of their loved ones by this heinous act.

France and Tanzania enjoy good relations through which we have worked hand in hand to tackle the most pressing security challenges of our time. To this end, I condemn this senseless attack which aimed at bringing fear and insecurity among the French people and the world at large. We are convinced that under your able leadership, the Government of France will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

While wishing all the victims fortitude in this difficult time, please accept, Your Excellency, renewed assurances of my highest consideration.


8 January 2015

Ziara ya Waziri wa Viwanda katika mchimbo ya Liganga na Mchuchuma

Picha ya pamoja ya Mh. Waziri wa Viwanda na Biashara pamoja na watafiti na Viongozi wa serikali.

Waziri wa Viwanda na Biashara, Mhe. Dk. Abdallah Kigoda amekutana na wafanyabiashara wa Mkoani Njombe na kuzungumza nao fursa mbalimbali zilizopo katika mkoa huo mara baada ya kupokewa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Njombe Dkt. Rehema Nchimbi.

wafanyabiashara wa Mkoani Njombe

Mlima wa Liganga uliopo mkoani njombe wilaya ya Ludewa ambapo kampuni ya Tanzania China International Mineral Resources Ltd.

Waziri wa Viwanda na Biashara, Dk Abdallah Kiogoda (kushoto) akimsikiliza Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa kampuni ya Tanzania China International Mineral Resources Ltd, Erick Mwingira juu ya miradi hiyo ya makaa ya mawe, alipotembelea miradi ya Chuma cha Liganga na Makaa ya Mawe ya Mchuchuma. Kulia ni Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Maendeleo la Taifa (NDC), Mligi Mkucha.

Waziri wa Viwanda na Biashara katika mlima wa liganga.

British High Commission hands over Medical Equipment to the Ministry

HE Dianna Melrose The British High Commissioner hands over Protective suits to Hon Seif Rashid Minister of Health and Social Welfare


Friday 9 January, 2015

British charity, UK Police Aid Convoys, gifts Tanzania medical equipment

On Friday 9 January British High Commissioner, Dianna Melrose, handed over medical equipment to Dr. Seif S. Rashid, Minister of Health and Social Welfare at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare offices in Dar es Salaam. She did this on behalf of the British charity UK Police Aid Convoys.

Speaking at the event, Ms Melrose said:

“This medical equipment was donated by the British Ambulance Service and hospitals across the United Kingdom. We hope that the equipment will prove useful to Tanzanian medical institutions and benefit the people of Tanzania. The donation is a symbol of the close partnership between the UK and Tanzania in the health sector. The Department of International Development [UK Aid] supports programmes in Tanzania in reproductive health, water and is finalising a new £32.96 million Nutrition programme to reach over 3 million mothers and children.”

The medical equipment was sent to Tanzania, along with equipment for the Fire and Rescue Services and Police in a 42 feet container, organised by National Police Aid Convoys. It is a UK based charity, staffed by volunteers, that collect, sort and then dispatch this sort of equipment as donations to partner agencies all over the world.

On 11th December 2014 the High Commissioner presented equipment for fire fighters and Police and on the mainland to Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe.

This included protective clothing for fire fighters, breathing apparatus, medivac chairs and traction splints.

On Wednesday 7th January, she presented equipment from another container sent to Zanzibar to the Zanzibar Police Commissioner and the Fire and Rescue Service Commissioner. We were delighted to hear that the equipment proved useful in the rescue of people injured following the collapse of a building in Stone Town.

DFID is supporting a new £32.96 million Nutrition Programme (ASTUTE) to combat stunting in children aged under 5. ASTUTE is a 5 year programme (from 2014/15 to 2019/20) with of funding. This will support interventions to improve early childhood development and reduce the prevalence of stunting (low height for age) in Tanzanian children under 5 years old. It will focus on the first 1000 days of life from conception.

The UK is funding UNICEF in two regions and another group of organisations working in 5 regions. The programme will reach over 3 million mothers and children. The aim is to ensure that over 50,000 children under five years will not be stunted and have enhanced overall development. It should reduce the prevalence of stunting in Tanzanian children aged five by at least 7 percentage points in 8 target regions.

DFID is also providing £22 million for the Family Planning Programme Phase II over a four year period (2014-2018). This is designed to increase women’s use of family planning and the availability of comprehensive post-abortion care services across Tanzania. The programme is expected to reach over 1 million women by 2018 and result in over 916,000 fewer unintended pregnancies and 2,300 fewer maternal deaths. It will include training for health workers, outreach services to rural areas, and provide contraceptives to 80,000 young women to avoid unwanted pregnancies and reduce risk of unsafe abortions. Support will also be given for 28,000 women who have suffered sexual violence to both recover and to be able to advance their court cases, making the environment more supportive for women.

HE Dianna Merlose the British High Commissioner hands over Pediatric Leg traction to Hon  Seif Rashid Minister of Health and Social Welfare 

HE Dianna Melrose The British High Commissioner hands over an adult hand training model to Hon Seif Rashid Minister of Health and Social Welfare

Wamtwanga Afisa Mtendaji kwa kumwapisha mgombea wa CCM badala ya NCCR-Mageuzi

Wananchi wa kijiji cha Nduoni huko katika Kata ya Kirua Vunjo Magharibi, Mkoani Kilimanjaro wamefunga ofisi ya kijiji na kumpiga Afisa Mtendaji wa Kata hiyo kwa madai ya kuchakachua matokeo ya uchaguzi uliopita kwa kumtangaza mgombea wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi kuwa mshindi badala ya mgombea wa chama cha NCCR-Mageuzi.

Wananchi hao walikusanyika na mabango mbalimbali wakisema wanasikitishwa na hatua ya serikali kumwapisha mgombea wa CCM, Bw. Joseph Msaki aliyepata kura 158 na kumwacha mgombea wa NCCR-Mageuzi Bw. Thomas Ngowi aliyechaguliwa na wananchi kwa kupata kura 163.

Wamesema wamefikia hatua ya kufunga ofisi hiyo kwa madai ya kupewa kiongozi asiye chaguo lao baada ya Afisa Mtendaji huyo kudai kuwa alishinikizwa kumwapisha mgombea wa CCM kuwa mwenyekiti wa kijiji hicho.

Kufuatia vurugu za wananchi hao, Afisa Mtendaji wa Kata hiyo, Reginald Mlay alilazimika kumtangaza rasmi Bw.Thomas wa chama cha NCCR-Mageuzi kuwa ndiye mshindi halali wa kijiji hicho kwa kura 163 akifuatiwa na mgombea CCM aliyepata kura 158 huku mgombea wa TLP akipata kura 9.

Mjumbe wa Halmashauri Kuu ya NCCR-Mageuzi taifa Bw. Hemed Msabaha amesema Mtendaji huyo alikiuka kanuni za uchaguzi kwa kuhujumu maamuzi ya wapiga kura jambo ambalo limesababisha vurugu ambazo zinatishia usalama.

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