US FDA's new label rule for added sugar in beverages

Left: The current Nutrition Facts panel on foods. Right: The label changes that the FDA proposed in 2014 would list added sugars. Now the FDA wants the label to list the percent daily value, too. (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for Americans to track how much added sugars we're getting in the foods and beverages we choose.
So, in addition to a proposed requirement to list amounts of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts panels, the FDA is now proposing that companies declare a daily percent value, too.
Read more: The NPR.org

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Job opportunity: Director of Publications


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Director of Publications

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from suitably qualified African professionals to fill the vacant position of Director of Publications in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. The position is a senior one and the successful candidate will work as a member of the Secretariat management team under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Council. The ideal candidate will be a scholar who also has a robust experience in academic publishing. African professionals who combine a robust experience in academic publishing with a solid training in the social sciences/humanities can also apply.

The CODESRIA Publications and Dissemination Programme has, over the last four decades, undergone considerable expansion, earning its place as a leading Africa-based multilingual scholarly publisher with over 500 books and monographs, 12 peer-reviewed scholarly journals and periodicals, and several award-winning titles in its lists. The position of Director of Publications has been created with the aim of consolidating the successes that have been registered within the Programme to date and taking it to new heights. More information about CODESRIA and its Publications and Dissemination Programme can be obtained from the Council’s website: www.codesria.org.

Among other responsibilities, the successful candidate for the position of Director of Publication will be called upon to:

· Play a critical role in defining and implementing the objectives and targets of the CODESRIA Publications and Dissemination Programme according to the demands of changing contexts and requirements;

· Provide direct and hands-on leadership in the scientific life of the Programme and in all aspects of the Programme’s publishing operations, including commissioning, editorial, production, distribution, marketing, customer service, and list management functions;

· Develop proposals for new publications and titles, doing so in direct and interactive collaboration with the other CODESRIA scientific programmes;

· Strengthen the CODESRIA book, monograph and journal publishing brands;

· Expand the on-line presence of CODESRIA journals, monographs, occasional papers, and research and policy briefs;

· Promote innovative and cost effective approaches to both traditional print and electronic publishing;

· Manage a team of in-house editorial staff that includes managing editors, editors, and editorial secretaries;

· Supervise and liaise with a team of freelance editorial service providers that range from printing presses, translators, proof-readers, and copy-editors to typesetters, indexers, web administrators, and distributors;

· Liaise and work with authors, peer-reviewers, editors-in-chief of various journals, professional associations, researchers, publishing houses;

· Coordinate translation, co-edition, co-publication and reprint rights and permissions;

· Seek and share information and opinions about the CODESRIA Book Series, CODESRIA Monographs, CODESRIA journals, CODESRIA Occasional Papers, and CODESRIA Research and Policy Briefs;

· Keep the African and broader international social research communities informed about new CODESRIA publications;

· Initiate collaboration with other publishers and organisations, and assess the scientific and financial viability of such collaborations;

· Develop links with Africa-based university presses and other publishing houses;

· Prepare for and attend major publication events, such as book fairs, scholarly association meetings and forums; and

· Play an active part in the realisation of all the other aspects of the scientific mandate of the Council.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must:

1. Have a solid professional training and background in academic publishing and marketing;

2. Be scholars in their own rights, or have a sound university education, preferably in the Social Sciences or Humanities, and at a postgraduate level (a PhD would be an advantage);

3. Be conversant with evolving roles/applications of information technology in academic publishing;

4. Be abreast of the developments in open access publishing/scholarship;

5. Have adequate knowledge of publishing as a scholarly field and not just an expert in the organisation of texts;

6. Have good knowledge of CODESRIA and possess a demonstrable ability to promote the work of African researchers;

7. Be familiar with the African and international scientific community;

8. Have first-hand knowledge of the African scholarly publishing environment;

9. Have proven experience of management in an academic environment;

10. Be experienced in resource management and the preparation of reports;

11. Have a record of intellectual engagement with the challenges and opportunities in African and international scholarly publishing; and

12. Be fluent in English, French or Portuguese and have good working knowledge of at least one of the other languages.

It is CODESRIA policy to reflect the disciplinary, gender, generational and linguistic diversity of the African social science community in its structures. In this connection, female candidates and younger professionals meeting the qualifications set out are especially encouraged to send in their dossiers for consideration for this position.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The salary level that will be offered will depend on the successful applicant's experience and qualifications, and will be broadly comparable to those of similar posts in other international organisations.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants wishing to be considered for the position are required to supply the following documents:

1. A written application;

2. A detailed CV describing the candidate’s professional experience;

3. Three reference letters, two of which must come from people living in countries other than the applicant’s country of residence; and

4. A sample of scholarly writings or any published reflection produced by the candidate.

The reference letters in support of candidates must be sealed and sent under separate cover and marked “Confidential Reference”, or emailed directly. The application letters and other supporting documents of candidates should be sent in a sealed envelope marked “Application Documents” or sent by email. Both the applications and the reference letters should be sent to:

The Executive Secretary

CODESRIA
Av. Cheikh Anta Diop x Canal IV
BP 3304, CP 18524,
Dakar / SENEGAL
Email: [email protected]

CLOSING DATE

All applications must be received by 10 September 2015. Any application received after this date will not be considered.

Wafanyakazi wanaojenga Airport Terminal III Dar wagoma

Zaidi ya wafanaykazi 200 wa kampuni ya BIM International inayojenga uwanja wa ndege wa Kimataifa maarufu kama Terminal 3 jijini Dar es Salaam wamegoma kufanya kazi kwa madai kuwa uongozi wa kampuni iliyowaajiri umeshindwa kutimiza mahitaji yao ya muda mrefu.



GE, partners announce project to boost Kenya’s power grid



PRESS RELEASE



  • Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year
  • 100MW wind farm near Nairobi will contribute to installed energy capacity in Kenya
  • $2.5 billion in new orders serve transport, aviation, healthcare and energy sectors
  • Deal lands as GE makes substantial progress on its 2014 commitment to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 26, 2015/ -- GE Africa (NYSE: GE) announced today that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado County. GE will be the sole equipment supplier for the 100MW project, some 50 kilometres from the capital Nairobi. The local power deal caps off a successful run of more than $2.5 billion in booked orders on the Africa continent across transport, aviation, healthcare and energy sectors.

The Kipeto project, announced during President Obama’s visit to Kenya, is expected to make a significant contribution to the installed energy capacity in Kenya, where up to 80% of the population currently lacks electricity access. The $155 million contract will include 60 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines, as well as a 15-year service agreement.

Kipeto Energy Limited shareholders include Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Craftskills Wind Energy International Limited, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Maasai community of Kipeto. The project will be financed by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as sole lender to the project. OPIC is the US government’s development finance institute and is part of the Power Africa Initiative.

Continued growth across Africa

The Kipeto wind farm project will add to an existing $2.5 billion in orders that GE Africa has received over the past year. These new orders have come from across Sub-Saharan Africa, in transportation, oil and gas, power generation, healthcare and aviation. They have included:
  • Oil and Gas equipment for Eni Ghana: The $850 million order incorporates both turbomachinery and subsea elements for the offshore project. The order includes three gas turbines for power generation and four centrifugal compressors. The first shipment is scheduled for the end of 2015 and the project is planned to deliver first oil by 2017.
  • Locomotive contract in Angola: GE is to supply 100 locomotives to the Angolan National Railways (INCFA). The contract demonstrates Angola’s commitment to diversify its economy into new sectors such as mining, agriculture and energy.
  • Kenya Healthcare Modernization Programme: GE was selected in February 2015 by the Kenyan Ministry of Health as a key technology partner for its wide-scale infrastructure modernisation programme aimed at transforming 98 hospitals across Kenya’s 47 counties. The radiology modernisation contract awarded to GE Healthcare is the largest of seven tranches of Kenya’s ~$420 million health development plan, aimed at delivering sustainable healthcare development, in line Kenya’s Vision 2030 Plan.
Delivering on commitments

In August 2014 GE committed to invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018. The commitment was made during the US-Africa

Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC. Substantial investment and progress has been made against those commitments, and this week GE announced its involvement in several new projects in Kenya.

“GE has made significant progress against the investment commitments made last August,” said Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa. “Skills training and capacity building are critical, not only for developing African economies, but also for growing GE’s footprint in the region. We consider this a major priority.”

Key progress over the past year includes:
  • GE Manufacturing and Assembly Facility in Nigeria: GE has awarded Nigerian construction company, Julius Berger the contract to build its manufacturing and assembly facility in Calabar, Cross River State. Another Nigerian company, Banyan Tree has been contracted to build a training facility at the Calabar site and for the refurbishment, teacher training and curriculum development of the Cross River State Technical College. GE has also commenced fabrication of subsea well heads and refurbishment of Christmas trees at its Onne facility. Upon completion, these projects make up GE’s $250 million capital expenditure investment commitment to Nigeria. This investment is expected to create 2,300 direct and indirect jobs. The Calabar facility is expected to be a regional manufacturing and assembly hub for GE Oil & Gas as well as other GE industrial businesses. The first of its kind site will include training facilities to enable knowledge transfer and career advancement opportunities for local talent.
  • Nigeria Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET): GE Foundation has funded a biomedical training program in Nigeria to equip technicians with the skills to fix devices ranging from blood pressure cuffs to X-rays. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 50- 80% of medical equipment is out of service in low-income countries). In partnership with Engineering World Health, 19 students have been trained to date. The goal is to train 60 students by year end 2017.
  • Mozambique Graduate Engineering Training Programme: GE has enrolled 20 Mozambican graduate engineers in the company’s Graduate Engineering Training Program (GETP), a “best in class” development program designed to prepare engineers to join GE’s global field service engineering team after successful completion of an intense 24-month curriculum. The engineers concluded phase 1 of the program at the Mozal Artisan Training Center in Maputo, and Phase 2 in South Africa. They have now started a 12-month, on-the-job training program to gain hands-on experience with GE Oil & Gas subsea and rotating equipment products.“We are exceptionally proud of the progress made against our commitment and the impact these initiatives will have on Africa’s workforce,” Ireland added. Additional investments announced this week in Kenya include:
  • GE Garages skills building programme: GE is collaborating with Gearbox and Seven Seas Technologies to bring its successful GE Garages skills building programme to Kenya to help build a skilled workforce and drive entrepreneurial development in the country. The facility in Nairobi will help students, entrepreneurs, makers and other learn about advanced manufacturing processes, software programming and business development through the use of advanced manufacturing innovations like 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC mills.
  • Kenya Healthcare Training Center: As a cornerstone of our healthcare modernization programme, we have announced the GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute in Kenya. The Institute represents a long-term investment of more than $13 million over the next 10 years. The centre is set to become GE’s first dedicated skills development facility in Africa when inaugurated in Q4 2015. Our goal is to train more than 1,000 healthcare professionals over the next 3 years.
  • Round 3 of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge: GE Africa, in collaboration with the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), have announced the expansion of Round III of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge. This third round of the challenge is open to entrepreneurs and energy companies in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia with a sum total of up to $1.1 million in grants to be awarded. The three-year initiative has extended $5 million and 50 awards to energy entrepreneurs in eleven African countries across the Continent. “GE’s capability and global expertise in power generation, healthcare, rail transportation, water, oil and gas, and aviation industries allows us to play a significant role as a partner in the development of Africa,” Ireland said. “This expertise also allows us to share knowledge and build skills of local employees in this critical sectors. We have an opportunity and a responsibility.” A high-level GE delegation, led by Jay Ireland, participated in and hosted events in Nairobi during President Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Media Contact:

Patricia Obozuwa
Director, Communications and Public Affairs, GE Africa
Telephone: +234-1-460-7305
[email protected]

Note to Editors:

More details on the projects outlined are available upon request.

Photos and video b-roll of the event in Nairobi is also available upon request.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) (http://www.ge.com) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. www.ge.com

CHADEMA wapongezwa kwa "kumsajili mchezaji nyota wa siasa Tanzania"

[video] Diaspora remittances ni 3x Donor aid - Susan Mzee, Mshauri Waziri Mkuu kuhusu Diaspora


Bomu linalomwandama Samia Suluhu Hassan

Samia Suluhu Hassan
Samia Suluhu Hassan

Kisiwa cha utalii cha Changuu, kilikodishwa kwa ‘ bei chee’ na kampuni ya Leizure Hotel Limited, ripoti ya Kamati ya Baraza la Wawakilishi (BLW) imebaini.

Ripoti ya Kamati ya BLW iliyoundwa kuchunguza ubadhirifu wa mali za serikali , imebaini kuwa kilikodishwa kwa kodi ya Dola 1,000 kwa mwezi na kumtaja aliyehusika na ukodishwaji huo kuwa ni aliyekuwa Waziri wa Utalii Biashara na Uwekezaji Zanzibar, Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Waziri huyo wa zamani anatajwa kuwa alishirikiana na Kitengo cha Uwekezaji Zanzibar, (ZIPA) kufanikisha suala hilo Desemba 2002.

Katika Baraza la Mawaziri la sasa Samia ni Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais (Muungano).

Kwa mujibu wa ripoti hiyo kisiwa hicho chenye ukubwa wa hekta 11.27 kimekodishwa mwaka 2002 kwa malipo ya Dola za Marekani 1,000 kwa mwezi katika kipindi cha miaka 30. (Dola moja ni karibu sawa na Sh. 1,580)

Hata hivyo kodi hiyo imerekebishwa na kufikia Dola 3,500 licha ya kwamba kabla ya kuwamilikisha wageni kisiwa hicho kilikuwa kinavuna zaidi ya Dola 5,500 kwa mwezi,

Kabla ya kukodishwa kisiwa hicho Shirika la Utalii Zanzibar, (ZTC) lilikuwa likikusanya zaidi ya Dola za Marekani 5,500 kwa mwezi kupitia watalii waliokuwa wakitembelea kisiwa hicho.

“ZTC lililipwa Sh.milioni 40 ili kuondoa mkono wao kwenye kisiwa hicho,” imeeleza ripoti hiyo ambayo imeibuwa mjadala mkubwa visiwani Zanzibar.

Kamati hiyo ya uchunguzi imesema kiwango hicho cha kodi kiliendelea kulipwa na mwekezaji huyo hadi mwaka 2004 kabla ya kufanyiwa mabadiliko baada ya kulalamikiwa kuwa mkataba huo hauna maslahi kwa serikali.

“Kamati ya Baraza haikuridhika na kiwango cha kodi ambacho kilikuwa kinalipwa na wakodishwaji na baada ya hapo kodi iliongezeka kufikia Dola 3,500 kwa mwezi kiasi ambacho kinaendelea kulipwa hadi sasa.”ilisema ripoti hiyo.

Akihojiwa na Kamati ya Uchunguzi ya Baraza hilo Meneja wa Shirika la Utalii Zanzibar, Sabaha Salum, alisema wakati kisiwa hicho kinasimamiwa na shirika lake walikuwa wakikusanya Dola 5,500 kwa mwezi. Hata hivyo alisema ZTC katika kitega uchumi hicho walihusika kukodisha biashara tu, lakini ukodishwaji wa ardhi ya kisiwa ulifanywa na Wizara ya Ardhi kwa kushirikiana na ZIPA.

Kuhusu kobe ambao wamehifadhiwa katika kisiwa hicho alisema pia wamekodishwa kwa mwekezaji huyo kwa mkataba maalum ulioidhinishwa na Idara ya Uhakiki wa Mali za Serikali.

Hata hivyo alisema shirika lilikuwa na mpango wa kukodisha kobe hao katika hifadhi ya wanyama ya ‘Zanzibar Park’ lakini serikali iliahirisha kutokan na wananchi wengi kujitokeza kupiga mpango huo.

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa ya ZIPA kuhusu mradi huo, kampuni hiyo ilikabidhiwa rasmi kisiwa hicho Agosti mwaka 2003 na mradi huo ulitarajia kuwa na thamani Dola za Marekani milioni 1.1 ambapo hadi sasa kampuni hiyo imejenga vyumba 27 vya kulala wageni katika kisiwa hicho.

Wakihojiwa na kamati hiyo ZIPA walieleza kuwa kampuni hiyo imekuwa na tatizo kubwa la kuficha taarifa za mapato na takwimu za wageni wanaotembelea kisiwa hicho tangu kukabidhiwa mradi huo , hali waliyosema ni kinyume na sheria za uwekezaji Zanzibar.

‘Haieleweki ni kiasi gani cha mapato ambacho mwekezaji anaingiza kutokana na biashara anazofanya kisiwani Chaguu.”

Aidha alisema kamati hiyo ilipokea taarifa kuwa hakuna hatua yoyote iliyochukuliwa na SMZ wala taarifa yoyote inayopatikana ya kiulinzi na usalama kutoka kwa wawekezaji hao.

ZIPA iliieleza kamati kuwa mwekezaji huyo kwa mujibu wa sheria anatakiwa kutoa taarifa za shughuli zake kila baada ya miezi mitatu jambo ambalo halifanyiki.

Pia ilisema baada ya kuhojiwa na Kamati ya BLW Mkurugenzi wa Ardhi Zanzibar kuhusu utaratibu uliotumika kutoa kisiwa hicho, alisema “Wakati kodi inapagwa kwa mara ya kwanza ya ukodishwaji wa kisiwa hicho hapakuwa na tathimini yoyote ya kitaalamu iliyokuwa imefanyika hadi sasa kuhusiana na ardhi ya kisiwa hicho.”alikaririwa mkurugenzi wa Ardhi wa Zanzibar.

Kamati imeitaka SMZ kuchukuwa hatua ikiwemo kumtaka mwekezaji huyo kutoa taarifa za mapato na wageni wanaoingia na kutoka katika kisiwa hicho ndani ya miezi mitatu tangu kutolewa kwa ripoti hiyo ya uchunguzi mwezi uliopita.

Ripoti hiyo iliongeza kuwa tathimini ya ardhi ifanywe pamoja na kuangalia upya sheria ya ukodishaji ardhi kifungu cha 46(6) namba 12 ya mwaka 1992 ili ongezeko la kodi lisiwekewe kikomo cha asilimia 10 ya kodi ya awali ya mkataba wa mradi.

Kamati ilieleza kufurahishwa na hatua zinazochukuliwa na kampuni hiyo ya uhifadhi wa mazingira katika kisiwa hicho tangu kufanyika ukodishwaji.

Kisiwa cha Chaguu kina daiwa kukodishwa kwa mwekezaji huyo kwa zaidi ya miaka 30 na kimekuwa kivutio kikubwa cha watalii kutokana na historia kubwa ikiwemo kuwahi kutumika kama gereza kabla ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar ya 1964 yaliyowaondoa Waarabu visiwani hapa.

Kisiwa cha Changuu Z`bar chakodishwa kwa `bei chee`

MWINYI SADALLAH
NIPASHE JUMAPILI
Mei 13, 2012

Bomu linalomwandama Magufuli

John Magufuli
John Magufuli

Habari hii ilichapishwa kwenye gazeti la RAI miaka michache iliyopita ikisomeka...

Huyu Ndiye Pombe Magufuli:

- Wasema nyumba 8,000 kauza kwa mkono wake mwenyewe
- Apuuza maonyo ya wataalamu- Mafaili ya Sundi na Musa aliyabeba kwapani

ALIYEKUWA Waziri wa Ujenzi, John Magufuli, katika Serikali ya awamu ya tatu, aliteka madaraka na kuwa mwenyekiti wa zoezi la kuuza nyumba za serikali ambazo hadi sasa, zimeshauzwa 8,288 imefahamika.

Habari zilizopatikana ndani ya wakala wa Majengo ya Serikali (TBA), zimethibitishia Rai wiki hii kwamba Magufuli alihakikisha anashiriki kama Mwenyekiti katika zoezi zima la kuuza nyumba, ambalo kimsingi lilistahili kusimamiwa na Mtendaji Mkuu wa TBA.

Kwa mujibu wa vyanzo kadhaa vya habari ndani ya TBA, Magufuli alifanya kila aina ya ‘fujo’ katika zoezi la kuuza nyumba hizo, wakati mwingine akibatilisha maamuzi yaliyofanywa na Kamati ya TBA ya kuuza nyumba hizo, akiwapangia watu nyumba kwa utashi wake na wakati mwingine akiwakemea wale wote waliomshauri kinyume na matakwa.

Ni chini ya utaratibu huo, habari zinaeleza kwamba Magufuli, aliyabeba yeye mwenyewe mafaili ya ndugu zake; Musa Magufuli ambaye ni mdogo wake, na Sundi Malomo ambaye ni mzazi mwenzake na kuwalazimisha watendaji wa TBA wafuate matakwa yake katika kuwapatia nyumba ndugu zake hao.

Habari hizo zinaeleza kwamba awali Mtendaji Mkuu wa TBA alimshauri Magufuli kwamba suala la mauzo ya nyumba kwa ndugu zake ni kinyume cha utaratibu. Hata hivyo, imeelezwa kwamba Magufuli alilazimisha huku akisema mdogo wake hana tatizo kwa sababu alikuwa tayari mfanyakazi wa Serikali.

Musa aliajiriwa kwa mkataba wa miezi mitatu, baada ya mwezi mmoja akauziwa nyumba na baada ya miezi miwili akaacha kazi.

“Kwa upande wa Sundi, kwanza ilikuwa Sundi auziwe nyumba moja kwa moja. Lakini Magufuli alipoonywa akashtuka na kusema suala hilo aachiwe yeye mwenyewe. Na ndipo akaibuka na jina la Stanley Manongi kwamba ndiye mnunuzi halisi na baba yake Sundi,” vinasema vyanzo hivyo vya habari, vingine ambavyo vilishiriki moja kwa moja katika mchakato wa uuzaji nyumba hizo.

Habari hizo zinaendelea kueleza kwamba baadaye, Sundi alishtuka akitilia shaka uaminifu wa Manongi, kwamba angeweza kumdhulumu nyumba hiyo.

“Ndipo Magufuli aliibuka na mpango wa Sundi kuwa mtoto wa Manongi na mrithi wake na kisha kwa kuhakikisha kwamba hakuna dhuluma yoyote, mtoto wa Sundi naye akarithishwa na kama mrithi wa pili,” chanzo hicho cha habari kinaeleza.

Chini ya sheria ya Executive Agency Act No. 30 ya mwaka 1997, TBA ilipewa madaraka yote ya kuuza nyumba za Serikali, kujenga nyumba mpya, kuzikarabati zilizopo pamoja na kugawa nyumba za madaraja A, B na C kwa wafanyakazi wa Serikali.

Sheria hiyo inaipa mamlaka ya kipekee ya kufanya shughuli zote bila kuingiliwa na chombo chochote.

Chini ya sheria hiyo, Waziri anaruhusiwa kuteua wajumbe wa bodi ya ushauri watakaomshauri Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara juu ya namna nzuri ya TBA kusimamia mamlaka yake.

Hadi Machi mwaka huu, wajumbe hao walikuwa ni J. Kijazi, E. Lipambila, E. Lugwisha, Msangi, E. Mwakalinga, D. Kisasi, P. Ncheye, F. Werema na A. Bukuku.

Hata hivyo, sheria haitoi nafasi yoyote kwa Waziri kusimamia shughuli za uuzwaji au upangaji wa nyumba za serikali.

Mtendaji Mkuu wa TBA Togolayi Makumba Kimweri, alipoulizwa kupitia kwa Katibu Muhtasi wake, alimwambia mwandishi wa Rai aandike maswali kisha asubiri kuruhusiwa kuingia ndani ya ofisi.

Hata hivyo, baada ya kusubiri kwa muda wa saa moja, mwandishi alipokwenda kuuliza akaambiwa kwamba Kimweri tayari alikwishaondoka ofisini kupitia mlango wa nyuma na asingeweza kurudi ofisini.

Lakini baadhi ya wafanyakazi wa TBA wameiambia Rai kwamba kinachoandikwa kwenye magazeti kuhusu ushiriki wa Magufuli kuuza nyumba za Serikali ni kidogo mno kuliko hali halisi.

Kama ilivyokuwa kwa mdogo wake Musa, waziri Magufuli alishinikiza mtoto wa dada yake anayeitwa James Doto Mgosha auziwe nyumba za serikali kwa kumtengenezea ajira ya muda mfupi katika TANROADS.

Tofauti na Musa, Doto ameuziwa nyumba hiyo kwa jina la mtu mwingine lakini anaishi katika nyumba hiyo, namba 64 iliyopo Kinondoni Flats.

Habari kutoka TBA zinaonyesha jina la mtu mwingine (tunalihifadhi) kuwa ndiye aliyeuziwa nyumba hiyo mtu huyo alipata kupitia utaratibu wa Magufuli kupeleka jina lake kwenye wakala wa majengo na kulazimisha apewe nyumba.

Alipoulizwa kwa njia ya simu, Doto alisema suala la ajira na nyumba waulizwe waliomwajiri na kumpa nyumba. Akakata simu.

Mfanyakazi mwingine alieleza Rai kwamba msichana mwingine (jina tunalihifadhi) akiwa na miezi minne tu kazini alipelekwa na Magufuli katika Wakala wa Majengo akilazimisha auziwe nyumba hata kabla ya kuthibitishwa kazini. Nyumba hiyo iko Block A, Ocean Road.

Hata hivyo, habari hizo zinaeleza kwamba msichana huyo ambaye hadi sasa anaishi na wazazi wake, ameipangisha nyumba hiyo kwa mfanyakazi mmoja wa Shirika la Maendeleo la Umoja wa Mataifa na analipwa kwa dola za kimarekani.

“Kuuza nyumba za serikali sawa, lakini kweli katika mtindo huu? Sisi tunaoshiriki kuzikagua na kuziratibu tukiomba hatupati, lakini wengine wanaingia serikalini miezi miwili wanapata nyumba. Na wengine hata si wafanyakazi, wanapata, hii si sahihi, alilalamika mfanyakazi mmoja aliyeandikia Rai kwa njia ya barua pepe.

Hadi Machi mwaka huu Wakala wa Majengo wa Serikali (TBA) walishauza nyumba 8,288 ambazo hata hivyo zilitakiwa kuuzwa kwa watumishi wa serikali.

Katika mauzo hayo, Serikali ilitarajia kupata jumla ya shilingi 60,016,556,439.00. Hata hivyo hadi sasa Serikali imepata shilingi 22,684,108,115.08.

Kwa sasa, Serikali imebakiwa na nyumba 1,098 zinazosimamiwa na TBA. Kati ya hizo, nyumba 692 zimetengwa kwa wafanyakazi wa Serikali, nyumba 675 kama tied quarters, nyumba 111 zinatumika kama Rest House za Serikali, wakati nyumba 40 zinatumika kama state lodges. Nyumba 24 zinatumika kama ofisi na nyingine 29 ni kama karakana na bohari.

SALVA RWEYEMAMU
RAI

Zanzibar: Madaktari Diaspora waelimisha wanachuo kuhusu saratani ya matiti, meno


Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa Diaspora Zanzibar Ndg Adila Hilal Vuai, akiutambulisha Ujumbe wa Madaktari Diaspora kutoka Washington walioletwa na Jumuiya ya Watanzania Wanaoishi Washington wakali walipofika katika Chuo cha Elimu ya Afya Zanzibar walipofika hapo kutowa Elimu ya Afya ya Saratani ya Matiti na Mano, wakiwa Zanzibar kwa uwenyeji wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa Diaspora na Benki ya Watu wa Zanzibar (PBZ)

Jafary Michael "akabidhiwa viatu vya Mzee Ndesa" kwa Moshi (M)


Wajumbe wa mkutano mkuu wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) wilaya ya Moshi mjini wakiwa katika mkutano maalumu wa kumchagua mtia nia atakaye peperusha bendera ya chama hicho katika uchaguzi mkuu nafasi ya Ubunge jimbo la Moshi mjini.


Mwenyekiti wa CHADEMA mkoa wa Kilimanjaro na Mbunge anayemaliza muda wake, Philemoni Ndesamburoakizungumza wakati wa mkutano huo.




Katibu wa Jumuiya ya Vijana wa Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) wilaya ya Moshi mjini,Joel Makwaia akizungumza katika mkutano wa CHADEMA alipoalikwa kukiwakilisha chama chake.




Baadhi ya wajumbe wa mkutano huo.


Katibu wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo wilaya ya Moshi mjini,Leonard Buberwa akizungungumza akati wa mkutano wa kumpata mgombea wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini.


Watia nia katika nafasi ya Ubunge jimbo la Moshi mjini,Basil Lema,(kushoto) Jafary Michael (katikati) na wakili wa kujitegemea ,Elikunda Kipoko wakiwa ukumbini kabla ya zoezi la uchaguzi kuanza.


Mbunge wa Viti Maalum -CHADEMA, Lucy Owenya alikuwa ni miongoni mwa wagombea wa nafasi ya Ubunge aliyejitokeza kutetea kiti chake.


Wajumbe wa mkutano wakishangilia mara baada ya kutangazwa kwa matokeo.


Msimaizi wa Uchaguzi ,katibu wa baraza la wanawake mkoa wa Kilimanjaro ,Helga Mchomvu akitangaza matokeo katika uchaguzi huo ambao mgombea Basil Lema aliamua kujitoa kabla ya kura kupigwa.


Mtia nia aliyetangazwa mshindi Jafary Michael akiwa na mkewe katika ukumbi wa Umoja Hotel ambako uchaguzi huo ulifanyika.


Mmoja wa wagombea wa nafasi hiyo aliyepata kura 9, Elikunda Kipoko akizungumza na kuwashukuru wajumbe kwa wale waliompigia kura.




Jafary Michael aliye chaguliwa na CHADEMA kupeperusha Bendera ya chama hicho katika uchaguzi mkuu wa mwezi oktoba katika kuwania kiti cha Ubunge jimbo la Moshi mjini.


Michael aliyekuwa Mstahiki Meya wa Manispaa ya Moshi ,akimtambulisha mkewe mbele ya wapiga kura.


Mgombea wa nafasi ya viti maalumu, Lucy Owenya akiwashukuru wajumbe wa mkutano huo kwa kumuamini na kumchagua tena kupeperusha bendera ya chama hicho kupitia viti maalum.


Katibu wa CHADEMA mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Basil Lema aliyekuwa miongoni mwa wagombea kabla ya kujitoa akizungumza katika mkutano huo mara baada ya Jafary Michael mkutano huo kupitisha jina lake kuwa mpeperushaji wa bendera ya chama hicho katika jimbo la Moshi mjini.

  • Tumeshirikishwa taarifa hii na Dixon Busagaga

WanaCCM wanaowania Ubunge Moshi Mjini wajinadi Mawenzi


Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini Priscus Tarimo akijinadi mbele ya wajumbe wa CCM kata ya Mawenzi.


Baadhi ya wajumbe wa Chama cha Mapinduzi kata ya Mawenzi wakiwasikiliza wagombea.




Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini,Edmund Rutaraka akiomba kura mbele ya wajumbe wa CCM kata ya Mawenzi.


Baadhi ya wajumbe katika kata ya Mawenzi.


Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini,Patrick Boisafi akiomba kura mbele ya wajumbe wa kata ya Mawenzi


Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini Chief Omary Mwaliko akiomba kura mbele ya wajumbe wa CCM kata a Mawenzi.


Omary Mwaliko akipongezwa na wanachama a chama hicho mara baada ya kutoa maelezo yake katika mkutano huo uliofanyika katika uwanja wa Hindu Mandal.


Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini,Davis Mosha aijinadi mbele ya wajumbe wa CCM kata ya Mawenzi.




Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Msohi mjini,Athuman Ramole maarufu kama Buni akiomba kura mbele ya wajumbe wa CCM kata ya Mawenzi.






Baadhi ya wagombea wakisikiliza maelekezo kutoka kwa Katibu msaidizi wa CCM wilaya ya Moshi Donatha Mushi mara baada ya zoezi la kujinadi mbele ya wajumbe kumalizika.




Watia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi mjini wakiwa katika gari moja wakielekea katika kata nyingine kuomba kura.

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Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN ya kutwa nzima Jumamosi 25.07.2015


Magazetini Jumapili, Julai 26, 2015






Asubuhi Njema ya ChannelTEN, Jumapili Julai 26, 2015


[audio] Msanii wa filamu, Charles Magali katika mahojiano Marekani



Charles Magali akiwa ndani ya Kilimanjaro Studio zinazomilikiwa na Vijimambo Radio, Kwanza Production na NesiWangu Media

Ijumaa ya Julai 24, 2015, mwigizaji na mwimbaji wa muziki nchini Tanzania Charles Magali alipata fursa ya kutembelea studio zetu zilizopo Beltsville Maryland. Hapo akazungumza nasi kwa ufupi

Karibu umsikilize akihojiwa na Mbunifu na Mtayarishaji wa kipindi hiki Dj Luke Joe na Mubelwa Bandio

Award Winners - ZIFF 2015

Mtitu for Kutakapokucha
Prof Martin

ZIFF 2015 awarded a host of prizes to top films from around the world this evening during a stellar closing ceremony at the Old Fort in Stone Town.

Festival Director Dr. Martin Mhando had this to say of the selection of films at ZIFF 2015, “the level of films this year has surpasses our wildest expectations and many members of the jury have remarked on the quality of the films. African films in particular have stood out for their increased production value as well as innovative story telling. We at ZIFF have been thrilled to present such a varied and wonderful range of films this year.”
The closing ceremony included a performance from Barnaba
Here are the official awards presented at the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015.
ZUKU BONGO MOVIE AWARDS
1. People’s Choice Award – MR. KADAMANJA
2. Best Film in Sound – SAMAKI MCHANGANI
3. Best Cinematography – DADDY’S WEDDING
4. Best Actress – JOKATE MWEGELO in Mikono Salama
5. Best Actor – ADAM KUAMBIANA in Mr.Kadamanja
6. Best Director – HONEYMOON MOHAMED Daddy’s Wedding
7. Best Feature Film - KUTAKAPOKUCHA

EUROPEAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
1. Best African Film – WAZI? FM – Dir: Faras Cavallo

EAC – EAFN AWARDS
1. Best East African Film (Feature) – GOING BONGO – Dir: Dean Matthew Ronalds
2. Best East African Film (Documentary) – SHADOW FIGHTERS – Dir: Josefine Heimburger
3. Best East African Film (Short) – ANGLES OF MY FACE – Dir: Manu Maina

SIGNIS AWARDS
1. Commendation: EYE OF THE CYCLONE (Burkina Faso) Dir: Sekou Traore
2. Signis East Afircan Talent Award: WAZI FM (Kenya) Dir: Faras Cavallo
3. Signis Award: LIFE IS WAITING: REFERENDUM & RESISTANCE IN WESTERN SAHARA – Lara Lee
4. 
 
OUSMANE SEMBENE AWARDS:
Special Mention
v UTHANDO– Dir: Tulanana Bohela (Tanzania/South Africa)
v LIBERTÉ EMPRISONNÉE’ – Dir: Sarah Mikayil (Morocco)
Sembene Awards:
v HOUKAK - Dir: Younès Yousfi (Morocco)
v KWAKU – Dir: Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana)
vSOKO SONKO – Dir: Ekwa Msangi (Tanzania / Kenya)

ZIFF AWARDS
1. Bi Kidude Award (Chairman’s Award) – PRICE OF LOVE – Dir: Hermon Hailay
2. Lifetime Achievement Award
v BI. FATMA ALLOO
v HASSAN MITAWI
3. Special Jury Prize – EVERY DAY IS A SMALL LIFE – Dir: Albane Fioretti
4. Best Documentary – PAPA MACHETE – Dir: Jonathan David Kane
5. Best Short/Animation - SOKO SONKO (THE MARKET KING) –
Dir: Ekwa Msangi
6. Best East African Film Talent – STRENGTH OF A WOMAN –
Dir: Gilbert Lukalia
7. Silver Dhow Award - Best Feature Film (Runner Up) – SIMSHAR –
Dir: Rebecca Cremona
8. Golden Dhow Award - Best Feature Film – WAZI ?FM – Dir: Faras Cavallo

JB receiving an award on behalf of  Jokate