Aliyehoji dawa za MSD kuuzwa duka binafsi abambikiwa kesi ya ujambazi

DAWA za kutibu binadamu zinazomilikiwa na Bohari Kuu ya Dawa (MSD), zimegundulika kuuzwa katika duka moja la mfanyabiashara binafsi lililoko eneo la Mwananyamala kinyume na agizo la Serikali.

Hayo yalibainika wiki iliyopita baada ya mwandishi wa habari na mhariri sanifu wa gazeti hili, Dennis Luambano, kwenda katika Duka la Damaco lililoko nje ya Hospitali ya Mwananyamala na kununua dawa zenye nembo ya MSD huku akinyimwa risiti za kodi zinazotambuliwa na Mamlaka ya Mapato (TRA) na kupatiwa iliyoandikwa kwa mkono.

Akizungumzia tukio hilo katika chumba cha habari cha gazeti la Mtanzania, Sinza Kijiweni, Luambano alisema dawa hizo zinauzwa kinyemela kwa wauzaji kutowapa risiti wanunuzi na kwamba mmiliki wa duka hilo anatumia nguvu ya fedha kuficha uovu anaoufanya.

Luambano alisema baada ya kununua dawa hizo na kuanza kuhoji dawa za Serikali kuuzwa katika duka binafsi, alikamatwa na polisi waliokuwa na mmiliki wa duka hilo aliyemtaja kwa jina la Herman Manyanga na kubambikiwa kesi ya ujambazi na utapeli.

“Asubuhi ya Aprili 18, mwaka huu mtoto wangu, Bahati alipata ajali ya gari akiwa na wenzake eneo la Bamaga karibu na Kituo cha Sayansi. Akapelekwa Hospitali ya Mwananyamala kwa ajili ya kupata matibabu.

“Pale Mwananyamala daktari alinielekeza kwenda kununua dawa duka la hospitali lakini baadhi ya dawa hizo hazikuwepo ikanilazimu kwenda kununua nje. Nilikwenda duka la Damaco lililoko nje ya hospitali na cheti cha daktari na kuuziwa ‘urine bag, catheter na dripu’ tatu zenye nembo ya MSD lakini muuzaji akaninyima risiti ya TRA, nilipong’ang’ania akinipa ya kuandika kwa mkono,” alisema Luambano.

Alisema wakati akirejea wodini aliwasiliana na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa MSD, Laurean Bwanakunu, kuhusu dawa hizo ambaye alimtaka azipige picha pamoja na risiti kisha amtumie kupitia kwenye simu yake ya kiganjani kwa ajili ya ufuatiliaji jambo ambalo alilitekeleza kisha akarudi wodini.

Luambano alisema baadaye mwanaye alihamishiwa Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili kwa matibabu zaidi hivyo aliondoka na dawa zilizosalia alizonunua kwenye duka la Damaco na kuendelea na uchunguzi wa suala hilo ambalo Bwanakunu alieleza kuwa ametoa maagizo kwa watendaji wake kulifanyia uchunguzi kwa kushirikiana na maofisa wa Mamlaka ya Chakula na Dawa Tanzania (TFDA).

“Katika kufuatilia habari hiyo nilimtafuta mmiliki wa duka la Damaco kupitia simu ya kiganjani ili nipate maelezo yake na yeye alisema limemshtusha hivyo hawezi kuliongelea kwenye simu, akanitaka niende dukani kwake jambo ambalo sikuliafiki bali nilimwalika yeye ofisini kwake lakini alisita na kuomba nichague sehemu nyingine aje azione hizo risiti kwa ajili ya kujiridhisha kabla ya kuchukua hatua.

“Sikuona tatizo, nikamwelekeza eneo ninaloishi ni Mikocheni akasema atafika, alikuja kweli akaniita Baa na Restaurant ya MRC iliyo jirani tu na kwangu nikaenda kumuonyesha risiti na dawa hizo pamoja na kupata maelezo yake.

“Alipoziona dawa na risiti alitaharuki huku akisema hata mwandiko kwenye risiti ameshaujua hivyo akaaga kwenda dukani kwake kutafuta ukweli kabla ya kunipa maelezo yake,” alisema Luambano.

Akisimulia zaidi sakata hilo, alisema Manyanga alimpigia simu baadaye akimtaka wakutane saa 10 jioni siku hiyo hiyo katika Baa na Restaurant ya MRC kwa ajili ya kumpa maelezo yake lakini alipofika aliwekwa chini ya ulinzi wa askari polisi ambao walimfunga pingu huku wakimtuhumu kwa ujambazi.

“Nilikwenda na kumkuta yuko amekaa peke yake. Kabla sijakaa wakaja vijana wawili wakatoa pingu wakanifunga huku wakinieleza kuwa wameambiwa na Manyanga mimi ni jambazi hivyo wakanipeleka kituo cha polisi Oysterbay na kuniweka ndani,” alisema.

Alilaumu kuwa aliwekwa rumande bila kuchukuliwa maelezo hadi alipotolewa na mkuu wa kituo ambaye pia aliitisha jalada alilofunguliwa na baada ya kulipitia aliwaamuru askari wachukue maelezo yake kisha wampe dhamana.

“Kabla sijatoa maelezo niliuliza kosa langu nikaambiwa ni jambazi. Jalada langu lilipewa namba OB/RB/7795/2016,” alisema.

Taarifa ya Wizara kuhusu Kikao cha XIV cha Ushirikiano wa Tanzania na Rwanda

Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje ya Rwanda Balozi Jeanine Kambanda akifungua Kikao cha 14 cha Tume ya Pamoja ya Kudumu ya Ushirikiano baina ya Tanzania na Rwanda katika Hoteli ya Lake Kivu Serena tarehe 29 Aprili 2016



JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA

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Kikao cha Kumi na Nne cha Tume ya Pamoja ya Kudumu ya Ushirikiano baina ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na Jamhuri ya Rwanda, 29 – 30 Aprili 2016

Gisenyi RWANDA
Kikao cha Tume ya Pamoja ya Kudumu ya Ushirikiano kati ya Tanzania na Rwanda kilichofanyika kuanzia tarehe 29 – 30 Aprili, 2016, kimekamilika Mjini Gisenyi, Rwanda, ambapo wataalam wa sekta mbalimbali wameazimia kuharakisha maeneo ya ushirikiano baina ya nchi hizi mbili.
Kikao hicho cha 14 cha ushirikiano kimefanyika kufuatia maagizo ya Marais wa Tanzania na Rwanda wakati wa ziara ya Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli nchini Rwanda mwanzoni mwa mwezi Aprili mwaka huu.
Wakati wa ziara hiyo, wakuu hao walikubaliana kuharakisha utekelezaji wa makubaliano ya ushirikiano na kuibua maeneo mapya yanayolenga kuinua shughuli za kiuchumi baina ya nchi hizo mbili.
Wakati wa ufunguzi wa kikao hicho cha wataalamu kiongozi wa ujumbe wa Tanzania Balozi Ramadhan M. Mwinyi, Naibu Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje ya Tanzania aliwakumbusha wajumbe wa pande zote mbili kuendesha mazungumzo na mjadala kwa kuzingatia maagizo ya viongozi hao na vilevile kuchangamkia fursa za ushirikiano wa shughuli za kiuchumi za wananchi wa pande zote mbili baada ya mindombinu ya kikanda kuimarika.
Kwa upande wake, Balozi Jeanine Kambanda, Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje ya Rwanda na mwenyeji wa kikao hicho, alihimiza wajumbe kujiwekea malengo yanayotekelezeka na tarehe za ukomo kwenye maeneo yote watakayokubaliana ili kusukuma utekelezaji na kupata matokeo ya haraka.
Pamoja na mambo mengine, pande zote mbili zimekubaliana kuimarisha ushirikiano katika sekta muhimu kama vile miundombinu ya ushoroba wa kati (central corridor), kuharakisha ujenzi wa reli ya kati katika kiwango cha kimataifa (standard gauge), kukuza ushirikiano katika sekta ya anga hususan baina ya mashirika ya ndege ya Rwandair na ATCL, kuimarisha ushirikiano katika sekta za sayansi na teknolojia, afya, kilimo na ufugaji, utalii, elimu, mawasiliano n.k.
Mkutano huo pia umekubaliana kuanzisha Kamati ya Pamoja ya Utekelezaji (Joint Implementation Committee) kwa ajili ya kufuatilia kwa karibu maeneo yote ya ushirikiano yaliyokubaliwa katika Kikao hicho cha 14. Kamati hiyo itakayoongozwa na Makatibu Wakuu wa Wizara za Mambo ya Nje za nchi hizo mbili, itakutana kila robo mwaka.
Aidha, Serikali ya Rwanda imeonesha utayari wake wa kuleta nchini Maafisa na Watumishi wa Serikali kwa lengo la kupata uzoefu na mafunzo katika vyuo vya kitaalamu nchini kama vile Chuo cha Diplomasia  (CFR), Chuo cha Taifa cha Utalii na Wanyamapori  (Mweka) na Chuo cha Usafirishaji (NIT).
Kwa upande wa Tanzania, Serikali imedhamiria kuwakutanisha wataalamu wa mitaala ya elimu kwa lengo la kubadilishana uzoefu na Rwanda kwenye upande wa kuandaa mitaala ya elimu ya tehama kwenye shule za awali, msingi na sekondari.
Mkutano ujao wa kumi na tano wa Tume ya Pamoja ya Kudumu ya Ushirikiano kati ya Tanzania na Rwanda utafanyika mwaka 2018, nchini Tanzania.
Imetolewa na:
Kitengo cha Mawasiliano ya Serikali,
Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje, Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Kikanda na Kimataifa,
Gisenyi, Rwanda
30 Aprili, 2016


Sehemy ya Ujumbe wa Tanzania (kushoto) na Rwanda (kulia) wakifuatilia hotuba za wakuu wa ujumbe wa pande mbili ambapo ujumbe wa Tanzania uliongozwa na Balozi Ramadhan M. Mwinyi, Naibu Katibu Mkuu, Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje, Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Kikanda na Kimataifa.

Sehemu ya ujumbe wa Tanzania


Mbatia na Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Mafa nchini watembelea walioathirika kwa mafuriko Miwaleni, Mandaka, Mabogini na kukabidhi misaada

Mbunge wa jimbo la Vunjo, James Mbatia akizungumza jambo na Mkurugenzi wa idara ya Maafa nchini Brigedia Jenerali Mbazi Msuya wakati wakitembelea kijiji cha Mandaka Mnono kujionea athari ya mafuriko, katikati ni Mbunge wa viti Maalum (CHADEMA) mkoa wa Kilimanjaro, Lucy Owenya.

Retirement Calculator: Helps know how much you need to save monthly to reach your goal


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If you expect to receive Social Security benefits, click here to government's SS quick calculator to estimate how much you can expect to receive from Social Security.

This Tanzanian doctor knows why vaccines matter


Not long ago, the hospital in Tanzania where Dr. Namala Mkopi works was overwhelmed by sick children.

So many kids suffered from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea, the hospital was often forced to assign two or more patients to a single bed.

Then, in 2012, Tanzania launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate every child against pneumonia and rotavirus, two of the biggest threats to the country's kids.

Fast forward four years. When Dr. Mkopi flew to the US earlier this year, he says his hospital was empty as it has ever been.

Vaccines save lives. No one knows that better than Dr. Mkopi. Watch the video above to hear his story.

SOURCE: www.globalcitizen.org

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN, Aprili 29, 2016







Google starts labeling 'Contains Ads' for apps and games monetizing using ads

Google's Play Store has started implementing what it informed developers last year about declaring whether their apps had ads or not. 
Users who'd rather pay a little amount to have ads taken off permanently, or  those who are annoyed by having to install the app first to find out if it has ads or not before uninstalling it, will appreciate this move of helping them know beforehand what's in the app or game they're installing.

Now, apps and games have started showing up on the Play Store with "Contains ads" text, right below the Install / Buy / Open button and next to "In-app purchases" (if applicable).

MSD yafafanua kuhusu dawa "zilizochukua rekodi ya safari ndefu kufika Muhimbili"

Mkurugenzi Mkuu MSD, Laurean Bwanakunu akionesha moja ya nyaraka inayoonesha upelekaji wa dawa katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili alipokuwa akizungumza na waandishi wa habari ofisini kwake Dar es Salaam leo
BOHARI ya Dawa (MSD) imetoa ufafanuzi kuhusu dawa za sh.bilioni mbili kuwa njiani kutoka Bohari ya Dawa ya Keko kwenda Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili tangu mwaka 2012.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari Dar es Salaam leo Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa MSD, Laurean Bwanakunu alisema hakuna dawa ambazo ziko njiani tangu mwaka 2012 kutoka Bohari ya Dawa kwenda Muhimbili kama ilivyodaiwa na Mkaguzi na Mdhibiti Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali (CAG) Bungeni.

Bwanakunu alisema kuwa ripoti ya CAG ilionesha dawa na vifaa tiba vyenye thamani ya sh.bilioni 2.03 havikuwa vimefika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili tangu Mei 2012 licha ya kuonekana kwenye ankara 23 na Bohari ya Dawa.

"Tunapenda kutoa ufafanuzi kuwa ankara hizo sio kwamba dawa hazikufika hospitalini hapo, bali hazikuonekana kwenye vitabu vya kupokelea mali vya Hospitali ya Muhimbili" alisema Bwanakunu.

Alisema kwamba baada ya kupitia nyaraka zake, Bohari ya Dawa mpaka sasa imefanikiwa kupata uthibitisho wa hati za kupelekea mali za dawa na vifaa tiba vyote vilivyopokelewa Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili ambavyo ni pamoja na dawa za figo na moyo ambazo zilikwishapelekwa Muhimbili.

Aliongeza kuwa pamoja na juhudi za MSD imewasiliana na Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili ili kuainisha taarifa za kwenye ankara na shehena ya dawa na vifaa tiba vilivyopelekwa hospitalini hapo kwani utaratibu wa kupeleka na kukabidhi dawa hospitalini unamlazimu mpokeaji kusaini ankara ya kupeleka mali ambazo zote zipo MSD.

Akitolea ufafanuzi kuhusu picha zinazosambaa kwenye mitandao ya kijamii za gari aina ya lori lenye herufi "MSD" na kutoa maelezo kuwa ni gari la MSD amesema nembo inayoonekana kwenye gari hilo siyo ya Bohari ya Dawa.

Katika ripoti ya CAG ilionesha kwamba madawa na vifaa tiba ambavyo havikupokelewa kwa muda mrefu kutoka MSD vilikuwa vyenye thamani ya sh.bilioni 2.03 ambapo katika hali ya haikutajiwa kuchukua zaidi ya wiki moja kufikishwa sehemu husika ukizingatia ofisi zao ziko Dar es Salaam.

Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Bohari ya Dawa (MSD), Laurean Bwanakunu (kulia), akizungumza katika mkutano huo. Kutoka kushoto ni Mkurugenzi wa Rasilimali Watu na Utawala, Victoria Elangwa na Mkurugenzi wa Fedha na Utawala, Sako Mwakalobo.

Ofisa Uhusiano Mkuu wa MSD, Etty Kusiluka (kulia), akizungumza katika mkutano huo wakati akimkaribisha Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa MSD (kushoto), kuzungumza na wanahabari.Katikati ni Mkurugenzi wa Huduma kwa Wateja na Shughuli za Kanda, Terry Edward.

Kauli ya Msajli wa Hazina, Mafuru kuhusu hisa za serikali kwenye UDA

Msajili wa Hazina Bw. Laurence Mafuru akitoa ufafanuzi kwa waandishi wa habari leo jijini Dar es salaam kuhusu umiliki wa hisa za Serikali katika Shirika la Usafirishaji Dar es salaam (UDA) na kubainisha kuwa Serikali inamiliki hisa 49% katika shirika hilo kinyume na upotoshwaji unaofanywa na baadhi ya watu kuwa Serikali imeuza hisa zote kwa muwekezaji. Kulia ni Afisa Habari wa Ofisi ya Msajili wa Hazina Bw. Gerald Chami.

Rais Magufuli awakaripia polisi na waendesha mashitaka - Hotuba

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na Makamanda wa Polisi, Wanasheria wa Serikali, Wafawidhi wa Mikoa na Wakuu wa upelelezi wa Mikoa na Vikosi kabla ya kufungua rasmi Kikao kazi cha Makamanda hao wa Polisi katika Ukumbi wa Dodoma Convention Center.
TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli amelitaka Jeshi la Polisi nchini na Ofisi ya Mwendesha Mashitaka kujirekebisha kwa kutekeleza wajibu wao huku wakitanguliza maslahi ya taifa.

Rais Magufuli ametoa maagizo hayo leo tarehe 29 Aprili, 2016 wakati akifungua kikao cha kazi cha Makamanda wa polisi wa mikoa, Mawakili wafawidhi wa serikali wa Mikoa na Wakuu wa upelelezi wa Mikoa na Vikosi, kinachofanyika kwa siku mbili katika ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Dodoma uliopo katika eneo la Tambukareli Mjini Dodoma.

Awali kabla ya kutoa hotuba yake Rais Magufuli aliwapa nafasi Makamanda na Mawakili Wafawidhi hao kutoa maoni yao juu ya changamoto zinazowakabili katika kutekeleza wajibu wa kufanya upepelezi na kuendesha mashitaka, hususani kujua sababu za kuchelewesha kesi za makosa ya jinai, ambapo wamedai ufinyu wa bajeti ndio sababu kubwa ya kucheleweshwa kwa kesi za hizo.

Kufuatia kutajwa kwa changamoto hiyo Rais Magufuli ameahidi kuhakikisha anawatafutia fedha kwa ajili ya kukabiliana nazo, lakini ametaka fedha zitakazotafutwa zitumike vizuri kwa kuwa taarifa zinaonesha Jeshi la Polisi limekuwa likihusishwa na matumizi mabaya ya fedha hali inayoongeza ukubwa wa matatizo yanayokwamisha utendaji wake wa kazi.

Ametolea mfano wa taarifa za matumizi mabaya ya fedha zinazotolewa kwa ajili ya kununulia vifaa na sare za askari, ama mikataba yenye mashaka inayotiwa saini kati ya Polisi na wawekezaji kuwa ni baadhi ya mambo yanayoongeza hali ngumu ya utendaji kazi kwa jeshi hilo.
"Oysterbay pale ni eneo ambalo ni very prime, kila mmoja anajua, mmeingia kwenye mikataba mnayoijua nyinyi, akapewa mtu anawajengea pale, sifahamu kama majengo hayo yanafaa. Palikuwa na ubaya gani eneo la Oysterbay likawa na hati, mkaitumia hiyo hati kwenda kukopa benki na kujenga nyumba hata za ghorofa 20 pale, mkaweka investment na Polisi wenu wakakaa pale. Nimesema lazima nizungumze kwa uwazi, nisiposema kwa uwazi nitajisikia vibaya nikimaliza mkutano huu, nataka muelewe na muelewe ukweli direction ninayoitaka mimi" Amesema Rais Magufuli.
Aidha, Rais Magufuli ameitaka Ofisi ya Mwendesha Mashitaka kujipanga kufanya kazi kwa ufanisi na ameelezea kusikitishwa kwake na vitendo vya serikali kushindwa katika kesi nyingi mahakamani licha ya kuwa na wanasheria mahiri.
"Niwaombe mawakili na polisi wanaohusika na upelelezi mtangulize maslai ya nchi mbele, kwa sababu kumekuwa na usemi kwa baadhi ya wapelelezi na mawakili wachache, nasema wachache, panapokuwa na kesi inayohusiana na pesa pesa, wana misemo yao wanasema dili limepatikana, na saa nyingine kesi inapopelekwa mahakamani wana-collude Mawakili wa serikali na mawakili wanaomtetea mhalifu, na wanapo-collude siku zote serikali inashindwa. Unapoona hali hiyo ya kila siku serikali inashindwa, halafu siku hiyo unataka serikali ikuwezeshe, kwa vyovyote serikali inapata kigugumizi" amesisitiza Rais Magufuli.
Dkt. Magufuli pia amelitaka Jeshi la Polisi kujiepusha na kashfa ambazo zimekuwa zikisemwa dhidi yake, ikiwemo maafisa wa Polisi kujihusisha na biashara ya dawa za kulevya na kuazimisha silaha kwa wahalifu wa ujambazi.

Hata hivyo Rais Magufuli amelipongeza Jeshi la Polisi na ofisi ya Mkurugenzi wa Mashitaka kwa kazi kubwa wanayoifanya na ametaka apelekewe mpango wa mahitaji yao ili atafute namna ya kuimarisha vyombo hivyo.

Gerson Msigwa
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mawasiliano, IKULU
Dodoma
29 Aprili, 2016



Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na Makamanda wa Polisi, Wanasheria wa Serikali, Wafawidhi wa Mikoa na Wakuu wa upelelezi wa Mikoa na Vikosi kabla ya kufungua rasmi Kikao kazi cha Makamanda hao wa Polisi katika Ukumbi wa Dodoma Convention Center.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiwa amesimama pamoja na viongozi wengine wakati wimbo wa Jeshi la polisi ukipigwa. Kulia kwake ni Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya nchi, Charles Kitwanga, Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dodoma Jordan Rugimbana, Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali George Masaju, Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TAKUKURU Valentino Mlowola, Kushoto kwake ni Waziri wa Katiba na Sheria Dkt. Harison Mwakyembe , Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya Nchi Mhandisi Hamad Yusuph Masauni na Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi Nchini Ernest Mangu.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiwasili kwenye ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Dodoma Convention Center kwa ajili ya ufunguzi wa rasmi Kikao kazi cha Makamanda hao wa Polisi.

Baadhi ya Makamanda wa polisi wa Mikoa mbalimbali wakipiga makofi wakati Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli alipokuwa akiwahutubia.


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza jambo na Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini IGP Ernest Mangu kabla ya kufungua kikao kazi hicho.

Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini IGP Ernest Mangu akimshukuru Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli mara baada ya kufungua kikao kazi hicho.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Makamanda wa Polisi wa mikoa mara baada ya kufungua kikao kazi chao katika ukumbi wa Dodoma Convention Center mjini Dodoma.

Baadhi ya Makamanda wa polisi wa Mikoa mbalimbali wakiimba Wimbo wa Jeshi la Polisi kabla ya ufunguzi wa Kikao kazi hicho.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisalimiana na Kamanda wa Kikosi cha Usalama barabarani Mohamed Mpinga.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiagana na baadhi ya Wanasheria wa Serikali, Wafawidhi wa Mikoa na Wakuu wa Upelelezi wa Mikoa mara baada ya kufungua kikao kazi cha Makamanda wa Polisi, Wanasheria wa Serikali, Wafawidhi wa Mikoa na Wakuu wa Upelelezi wa Mikoa.

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Raia wapiga kombolela! Sukari iliyofichwa tani 24 yakamatwa Singida

Watu waliochoka na tabia za kipuuzi za wafanyabiashara kuficha sukari ili kutengeneza uhaba ambao haustahili na kuuza bidhaa hiyo kwa bei ya juu wamesaidia kukamatwa kwa mifuko 655 ya sukari sawa na tani 24.3. wilayani Singida.

Pamoja na kukamatwa kwa mifuko hiyo, wafanyabiashara wawili pia wametiwa ndani kuhusiana na bidhaa hiyo ambayo ilifichwa stoo.

Waliokamatwa ni Mohamed Alute Ally (44) mfanyabiashara wa eneo la Unyankindi aliyekutwa na mifuko 335 ya kilo 25 kila mmoja na Yusufu Suleiman (39) mfanyabiashara wa eneo la Minga katika Manispaa aliyepatikana na mifuko 320 ya kilo 50.

Taarifa ya kukamatwa kwa sukari hiyo na wafanyabiashara hao ilitolewa na mwenyekiti wa kamati ya usalama ya wilaya ambaye pia ni mkuu wa wilaya ya Singida, Saidi Amanzi .

Amanzi alisema waliendesha msako baada ya kupata taarifa za siri kuwa kuna baadhi ya wafanyabiashara ambao walikuwa wanaficha sukari ili waweze kuiuza kwa bei ya juu.

Taarifa inasema kwamba mfuko mmoja wa sukari ambao huuzwa 92,650/- sasa unauzwa kati ya 115,000/- na 120,000/- huku kilo moja ikiuzwa kati ya 2,400/- na 2,800 kwa kilo kinyume na bei elekezi ya 1,800/-.

Tanzanian girls shine at an ICT event in Adidis Ababa

The Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Ambassador of Tanzania to Ethiopia H.E. Naimi Hamza Aziz(centre) poses for a picture with four student girls from Tanzania who participated in the Girls in ICT Day Celebrations in Addis Ababa under the auspices of International Telecommunication Union ITU held at AU Headquarters yesterday.

From left, Elida Alex Paul from Msalato Girls Secondary school, Dorice Mhanga from Kleruu Secondary School in Iringa, Khudhaima Bedran Sultan from Chasasa Secondary school in Pemba and Elician Yohana Kapi from Nyankumbu Secondary school in Geita.

(photo courtesy of Tanzanian Embassy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia).



TANZANIA COMMENDED FOR ENHANCING GIRLS EDUCATION IN ICT


Tanzania has been commended for its efforts in enhancing girl’s education in the country including rural areas with the aim of achieving gender balance by availing opportunities for girls to acquire skills in science and technical subjects including Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The compliments were given yesterday (April 28, 2016) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Director for Africa Mr. Andrew Rugege when officiating at the opening ceremony of the International Girls in ICT Day Celebration held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“ Your Excellency Tanzanian Ambassador Naimi Aziz, I would like you to convey my regards to your government for its efforts in promoting ICT education for girls as witnessed by four girls who travelled all the way from Tanzania to join us in this auspicious occasion. The girls, excelled in ICT competition organized by ITU,” he said praising the girls for successful creating useful IT applications that could be used for provision of social services.

The four girl students from Tanzania who were invited for the occasion in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa include, Khudhaima Bedran Sultan from Chasasa Secondary school in Pemba Zanzibar, Elician Yohana Kapi from Nyankumbu Secondary school in Geita, Dorice Mhanga from Kleruu Secondary school in Iringa and Elida Alex Paul from Msalato Girls Secondary school in Dodoma.

Mr. Rugege said ITU estimates a skills shortfall of over two million jobs in the Information and communication technology (ICT) sector within the next five years adding that, Girls and young women who learn coding, apps development and computer science will not only be well-placed for a successful career in the ICT sector, but ICT skills are rapidly becoming a strong advantage for students in just about any other field they might choose to pursue.

“ Girls in ICT Day reminds us that ICTs help to improve the lives of people everywhere and especially in Africa – through better health care, better environmental management, better communications, and better educational systems that transform the way children and adults learn,” he said adding that the technology has been instrumental in creating job opportunities to African youths.

The girls participating in the school workshops were invited to the African Union in Addis Ababa HQ for a half day celebration where they had the opportunity to present their work and what they learned during the workshops to the ITU officials, the diplomatic community, AU Staff and ITU Delegates.

Six girls from various secondary schools in Tanzania who excelled in ICT competition coordinated by the ITU were invited for the ADDIS Girls in ICT Day celebration having emerged winners from zonal and eventually national ICT contests. Two of them could not travel to Addis Ababa to join their colleague due to delay in visa application.

The Four Girls are scheduled to return home on Saturday.

ITU's Girls in ICT Day, is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness among girls and young women about the importance of digital skills for a successful professional career in all sectors and encouraging them to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

.ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
An organization based on public-private partnership since its inception, ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and almost 800 private-sector entities and academic institutions. ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has twelve regional and area offices around the world.

ITU membership represents a cross-section of the global ICT sector, from the world's largest manufacturers and telecoms carriers to small, innovative players working with new and emerging technologies, along with leading R&D institutions and academia.

Founded on the principle of international cooperation between governments (Member States) and the private sector (Sector Members, Associates and Academia), ITU is the premier global forum through which parties work towards consensus on a wide range of issues affecting the future direction of the ICT industry.

From Freddy Maro,
Tanzania Embassy
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
29 April, 2016

Ujumbe kwenye ukuta maarufu Kigoma


Freedom of the Press 2016 - Tanzania

2016 Scores
Press Freedom Status: Partly Free
Legal Environment: 18 / 30 (0 = best, 30 = worst)
Political Environment: 22 / 40 (↓1) (0 = best, 40 = worst)
Economic Environment: 15 / 30 (0 = best, 30 = worst)
Press Freedom Score: 55 / 100 (↓1) (0 = best, 100 = worst)
Quick Facts
Population: 52,291,000
Freedom in the World Status: Partly Free
Internet Penetration Rate: 4.9%
A wide range of restrictive laws allow authorities to exert pressure on journalists in Tanzania, and the risk of prosecution encourages self-censorship. The media landscape is diverse, but deeply polarized along political lines. Control of the media is mostly concentrated in the hands of a few proprietors, including the government, which reportedly withholds advertising contracts from critical outlets.
Key Developments:
  • In the spring, the government adopted two laws – the Statistics Act and the Cybercrimes Act – that were widely viewed as tools to rein in critical reporting ahead of October's general elections.
  • In June, the government issued guidelines for online content providers mandating, among other things, that they provide a right of reply to aggrieved parties, and edit controversial user comments and online discussions.
  • The media landscape became increasingly polarized during the election campaign.
  • It remained to be seen whether John Magufuli of the long-ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party – the winner of the October presidential election – would take action to reform Tanzania's restrictive media laws.
Legal Environment: 18 / 30
The constitution provides for freedom of speech, but numerous laws encourage self-censorship and limit the ability of the media to function effectively. The most notorious and widely enforced of these laws is the 1976 Newspaper Registration Act, which empowers authorities to ban publications "in the interest of peace and good order." In January 2015, authorities used the act to suspend publication of the weekly East African newspaper, alleging that its license had lapsed. The suspension remained in place throughout the year. Another restrictive law, the National Security Act, allows the government to take action against any piece of journalism that touches on information it considers classified.
Two pieces of legislation restricting press freedom in Tanzania became law in 2015. In March, parliament passed the Statistics Act, which imposes criminal penalties – including prison terms and high fines – for the publication of any statistical information without prior authorization from the National Bureau of Statistics, and for publishing "false" statistics. In April, parliament passed the Cybercrimes Act, which provides for prison terms and fines for several online activities, including the publication of false information and insulting or inflammatory rhetoric. Rights advocates pointed out the great potential for authorities to abuse the law to persecute government critics. At least three people were charged under the Cybercrimes Act in October 2015, including a university student over a Facebook post alleging that Tanzania's top military commander had been hospitalized.
A long-discussed Media Services Bill, which would replace the 1976 Tanzania News Agency Act and the restrictive Newspaper Registration Act, was again put on hold in mid-2015 after pressure from civil society and media advocates. Critics noted that the bill as currently drafted would worsen the climate for free expression in the country, placing onerous and unnecessary regulations on media outlets.
Libel is a criminal offense that carries heavy fines, and officials have also used civil libel suits to weaken cash-strapped media houses.
Tanzania does not have a law guaranteeing access to information. A draft access to information bill was submitted to parliament in 2015, but was withdrawn in June pending further consultation with media and civil society groups. Critics noted substantial deficiencies in the draft, including that information obtained through its procedures could not be for "public use" and that the publication of such information would be a criminal offense subject to jail time. Meanwhile, a number of current Tanzanian laws, such as the Civil Service Act and the Public Leadership Code of Ethics Act, block access to information by placing legal restrictions on the ability of public officials to provide certain information to the media.
The 2003 Tanzania Communications Regulatory Act established the framework for the regulation of Tanzania's broadcast and electronic media. It established the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), a nominally independent agency, which is charged with issuing broadcast licenses and legal monitoring, and can close stations at will. There is concern that the TCRA may be subject to government influence. The board chairman and vice chairman are both appointed by the president, while the director general and four board members are chosen by the communications minister. The independent Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) was established by media groups in 1995 as an alternative to government regulation.
Legal conditions for the press in the semiautonomous Zanzibar archipelago remain more restrictive than on the mainland. There, the private media generally avoid criticizing the leadership, as implicating Zanzibar lawmakers in criminal activities can result in a minimum fine of approximately $200 or three years' imprisonment, according to the semiautonomous region's defamation laws. The laws are rarely used to imprison journalists, but authorities have revoked journalists' permits as a means of silencing criticism.
Political Environment: 22 / 40 (↓1)
Media outlets in Tanzania express a wide range of views. However, the media landscape is polarized along political lines, and partisanship among outlets intensified during the run-up to the October 2015 elections. Journalists in Tanzania often encounter pressure from editors and media owners seeking to protect their political interests.
There is no prior censorship by national authorities. However, in June 2015, authorities promulgated new guidelines for blogs and other online content providers in advance of the elections. Under the rules, online media are required to register with the TCRA, take steps to ensure balanced election coverage, edit controversial user comments and online discussions, and give the right to reply to aggrieved parties and candidates.
The increasing number of restrictive laws and content restrictions – including broadly worded provisions within the Statistics Act and the Cybercrimes Act – has put pressure on journalists to practice self-censorship to avoid running afoul of the law.
In Zanzibar, authorities still largely control the content of the national radio and television broadcasts that the islands receive. There have been reports that such broadcasts are aired on a delay, in order to permit censorship by Zanzibari officials. The state-owned Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) largely reports along progovernment lines. Cable television and private local radio stations are given more leeway than mainland media; articles from mainland dailies criticizing the Zanzibari government are often read on the air. Opposition politicians have access to state media outlets.
Physical attacks and threats against journalists in Tanzania decreased during 2015. However, there were isolated reports of minor incidents during the election campaign period. In July, a CCM party official blocked several journalists from covering a party meeting in Kyela, and assaulted one who complained about the exclusion. In September, ruling party officials again barred certain reporters from accessing CCM presidential candidate Magufuli due to their past critical coverage of the party.
Economic Environment: 15 / 30
There are numerous media outlets in Tanzania, including dozens of daily and weekly newspapers. According to the TCRA, there are more than 100 licensed radio stations and 26 licensed television stations; only a small percentage of the population has access to television due to high costs. Internet penetration in Tanzania continues to increase but remains low, at just below 5 percent in 2014. Social-media outlets and online forums have grown in popularity in recent years. Foreign media content is freely available in Tanzania.
In Zanzibar, 3 cable television stations and 20 local, private radio stations compete with the ZBC. The government publishes the only daily newspaper, Zanzibar Leo. The majority of Zanzibaris depend on newspapers from the mainland. Residents can also receive private broadcasts from the mainland.
Private individuals and companies, the government, and nongovernmental organizations are the main media owners, but control is concentrated in the hands of a few proprietors. A handful of radio stations have national reach, including state-run Radio Tanzania and privately owned Radio One, Radio Free Africa, Radio Uhuru, and the youth-oriented Cloud FM. Some national radio stations are seen as sympathetic to the ruling CCM, while others favor the opposition.
The government reportedly continues to withhold advertising from critical newspapers and websites, especially those that favor the opposition. Private firms that are keen to remain on good terms with the government allegedly follow suit, making it difficult for critical media outlets to remain financially viable.
Freedom House, Freedom of the Press 2016 - Tanzania, 26 April 2016, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/57220d9b15.html [accessed 28 April 2016]

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WM Majaliwa azungumza na Mkurugenzi Mkuu NSSF; Taarifa ya agizo la NSSF kwa waajiri

Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akizungumza na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Taifa la Hifadhi ya Jamii (NSSF), Aprili 28, 2016
TAARIFA YA NSSF ILIYOTOLEWA APRILI 27, 2016 KWA UMMA

Shirika la Taifa la Hifadhi ya jamii (NSSF) linapenda kutoa wito kwa waajiri wote wanaodaiwa malimbikizo ya michango ya wafanyakazi wao kulipa malimbikizo hayo kabla ya tarehe 30.06.2016.

Waajiri ni moja kati ya wadau wakubwa wa shirika letu la NSSF kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 11(6) na 12 (1) cha sheria ya NSSF, waajiriwa wana majukumu makubwa mawili.
Kuhakikisha wafanyakazi wao wanaandikishwa katika shirika la taifa wa hifadhi ya jamii (NSSF) mara tu wanapoajiriwa. 

Kuwakata michango yao asilimia 5% au 10% kutoka kwenye mshahara wa mwezi na kuwasilisha mchango huo ukiwa ni asilimia 20% ya mshahara wa mwezi, maana yake ni kwamba mwajiri baada ya kufanya makato kutoka katika mshahara wa mfanyakazi wake, anatakiwa kuongeza asilimia 10% au 15% ili ifikie asilimia 20% na kuwasilisha kwenye shirika.

Kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 14 cha sheria ya NSSF no 28 ya mwaka 1997, waajiri wote wanatakiwa wawasilishe michango ya wafanyakazi wao ndani ya siku 30 toka tarehe ya mwisho wa mwezi husika, kwa mfano mchango wa mwezi machi,2016 , unatakiwa uwe umewasilishwa kwenye shirika kabla ya tarehe 30/4/2016 kinyume na hapo ni ukiukwaji wa sheria na ni kosa la jinai.

Lakini kuna baadhi ya waajiri kwa sababu wanazozijua wenyewe, wanashindwa kutekeleza hitaji hili la kisheria kikamilifu kwa kushindwa kuwasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi wao kwa wakati.

Kitendo cha kutowasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi wao kwa wakati si tu kwamba ni kosa la jinai kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 72 (d) cha sheria ya NSSF na ambayo adhabu yake ni pamoja na kifungo cha miaka 2 jela, lakini pia ucheleweshaji huu unasababisha madhara makubwa kwa wanachama na shirika kwa ujumla.

Kutowasilisha michango kwa wakati husababisha usumbufu mkubwa kwa wanachama pale wanapostaafu kazi na kutakiwa kulipwa mafao yao ya uzeeni, hali hii husababisha wanachama kucheleweshewa malipo yao kwa makosa ambayo si ya kwao. Na wakati mwingine shirika hulazimika kuwalipa wanachama hawa kwa hasara kwa sababu waajiri wameshindwa kuwasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi husika.

Ili kuendana na kasi ya Mh. Rais John Pombe Magufuli na “motto” wake wa “Hapa kazi tu” shirika limeandaa mpango mkakati wa kuwapitia / kuwatembelea waajiri wote katika jiji la dsm na mikoa yote tanzania bara ambao wanadaiwa michango ya wafanyakazi wao ili kuweza kukusanya michango hiyo . Mpango huu wa kuwatembelea waajiri hawa itaanza rasmi tarehe 2/5/2016. Maafisa wa shirika watawapitia waajiri hawa mmoja baada ya mwingine na hakuna hata mmoja atakayeachwa bila kutembelewa alimradi anadaiwa michango ya wafanayakazi.

Kumbukumbu tulizonazo, kwa mfano katika jiji la Dar es salaam pekee mpaka mwezi machi, 2016 waajiri wapato 3,234 wanadaiwa kutowasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi wao wenye jumla ya shs milioni 21,497.35 hali hii haiweze kuvumilika hata kidogo na ni kinyume kabisa na mwenendo kasi wa mh. Rais magufuli katika kukwaletea watanzania maendeleo endelevu na motto wake wa hapa kazi tu.

Shirika linatoa wito kwa waajiri wote kuhakikisha wanalipa michango ya NSSF ya wafanyakazi wao kwa wakati na linawataka waajiri wanaodaiwa kuhakikisha wanalipa malimbikizo yote ifikapo tarehe 30.06.2016 pia tunawaomba waajiri wote wanaodaiwa watoe ushirikiano kwa maafisa wetu pale watakapowatembelea katika maeneo yao ya kazi ili kufikia muafaka wa pamoja wa jinsi ya kulipa madeni haya ndani ya muda uliowekwa yaani tarehe 30.06.2016.

Itakapofika mwezi julai, 2016 shirika halitakuwa na njia nyingine ya kufanya zaidi ya kuwapeleka mahakamani waajiri wote wanaodaiwa michango ya wafanyakazim, tungependa kila mwajiri atomize wajibu wake ili kuepuka usumbufu wa muda na mambo mengine lengo la nssf siku zote ni kuwa na mahusiano mazuri na waajiri na hatua za kisheria dhidi ya waajiri zinachukuliwa kama hatua za mwisho (Last resort) za kumfanya mwajiri atomize wajibu wake pale ambapo njia zingine zote zimeshindikana (zimegonga mwamba), lakini katika mazingira ya kawaida shirika halitarajii kwamba waajiri watashidnwa kutimiza wajibu wao mpaka wachukuliwe hatua za kisheria. Aidha kwa upande mwingine, serikali pamoja na vyombo vya sheria, mahakama na ofisi ya mwendesha mashitaka mkuu wa serikali (DPP) wameahidi kutoa ushirikiano kwa Shirika la Taifa la Hifadhi ya Jamii – NSSF katika kutekeleza majukumu yake.

Shirika la Taifa la Hifadhi ya Jamii (NSSF) linapenda kutoa wito kwa waajiri wote wanaodaiwa malimbikizo ya michango ya wafanyakazi wao kulipa malimbikizo hayo kabla ya tarehe 30.06.2016.

Waajiri ni moja kati ya wadau wakubwa wa shirika letu la NSSF kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 11(6) na 12 (1) cha sheria ya nssf, waajiriwa wana majukumu makubwa mawili. 

Kuhakikisha wafanyakazi wao wanaandikishwa katika shirika la taifa wa hifadhi ya jamii (NSSF) mara tu wanapoajiriwa. 

Kuwakata michango yao asilimia 5% au 10% kutoka kwenye mshahara wa mwezi na kuwasilisha mchango huo ukiwa ni asilimia 20% ya mshahara wa mwezi, maana yake ni kwamba mwajiri baada ya kufanya makato kutoka katika mshahara wa mfanyakazi wake, anatakiwa kuongeza asilimia 10% au 15% ili ifikie asilimia 20% na kuwasilisha kwenye shirika.

Kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 14 cha sheria ya nssf no 28 ya mwaka 1997, waajiri wote wanatakiwa wawasilishe michango ya wafanyakazi wao ndani ya siku 30 toka tarehe ya mwisho wa mwezi husika, kwa mfano mchango wa mwezi machi,2016 , unatakiwa uwe umewasilishwa kwenye shirika kabla ya tarehe 30/4/2016 kinyume na hapo ni ukiukwaji wa sheria na ni kosa la jinai.

Lakini kuna baadhi ya waajiri kwa sababu wanazozijua wenyewe, wanashindwa kutekeleza hitaji hili la kisheria kikamilifu kwa kushindwa kuwasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi wao kwa wakati.

Kitendo cha kutowasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi wao kwa wakati si tu kwamba ni kosa la jinai kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 72 (d) cha sheria ya nssf na ambayo adhabu yake ni pamoja na kifungo cha miaka 2 jela, lakini pia ucheleweshaji huu unasababisha madhara makubwa kwa wanachama na shirika kwa ujumla.

Kutowasilisha michango kwa wakati husababisha usumbufu mkubwa kwa wanachama pale wanapostaafu kazi na kutakiwa kulipwa mafao yao ya uzeeni, hali hii husababisha wanachama kucheleweshewa malipo yao kwa makosa ambayo si ya kwao. Na wakati mwingine shirika hulazimika kuwalipa wanachama hawa kwa hasara kwa sababu waajiri wameshindwa kuwasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi husika.

Ili kuendana na kasi ya mh. Rais Dk. John Pombe Magufuli na “Motto” wake wa “hapa kazi tu” shirika limeandaa mpango mkakati wa kuwapitia / kuwatembelea waajiri wote katika jiji la dsm na mikoa yote tanzania bara ambao wanadaiwa michango ya wafanyakazi wao ili kuweza kukusanya michango hiyo . Mpango huu wa kuwatembelea waajiri hawa itaanza rasmi tarehe 2/5/2016. Maafisa wa shirika watawapitia waajiri hawa mmoja baada ya mwingine na hakuna hata mmoja atakayeachwa bila kutembelewa alimradi anadaiwa michango ya wafanayakazi.

Kumbukumbu tulizonazo, kwa mfano katika jiji la Dar es salaam pekee mpaka mwezi machi, 2016 waajiri wapato 3,234 wanadaiwa kutowasilisha michango ya wafanyakazi wao wenye jumla ya shs. milioni 21,497.35 hali hii haiweze kuvumilika hata kidogo na ni kinyume kabisa na mwenendo kasi wa mh. Rais magufuli katika kukwaletea watanzania maendeleo endelevu na motto wake wa hapa kazi tu.

Shirika linatoa wito kwa waajiri wote kuhakikisha wanalipa michango ya NSSF ya wafanyakazi wao kwa wakati na linawataka waajiri wanaodaiwa kuhakikisha wanalipa malimbikizo yote ifikapo tarehe 30.06.2016 pia tunawaomba waajiri wote wanaodaiwa watoe ushirikiano kwa maafisa wetu pale watakapowatembelea katika maeneo yao ya kazi ili kufikia muafaka wa pamoja wa jinsi ya kulipa madeni haya ndani ya muda uliowekwa yaani tarehe 30.06.2016.

Itakapofika mwezi Julai, 2016 shirika halitakuwa na njia nyingine ya kufanya zaidi ya kuwapeleka mahakamani waajiri wote wanaodaiwa michango ya wafanyakazi. Tungependa kila mwajiri atimize wajibu wake ili kuepuka usumbufu wa muda na mambo mengine lengo la NSSF siku zote ni kuwa na mahusiano mazuri na waajiri na hatua za kisheria dhidi ya waajiri zinachukuliwa kama hatua za mwisho (last resort) za kumfanya mwajiri atomize wajibu wake pale ambapo njia zingine zote zimeshindikana (zimegonga mwamba), lakini katika mazingira ya kawaida shirika halitarajii kwamba waajiri watashidnwa kutimiza wajibu wao mpaka wachukuliwe hatua za kisheria. Aidha kwa upande mwingine, serikali pamoja na vyombo vya sheria, mahakama na ofisi ya mwendesha mashitaka mkuu wa serikali (DPP) wameahidi kutoa ushirikiano kwa shirika la taifa la hifadhi ya jamii – NSSF katika kutekeleza majukumu yake.

 James Oigo, Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Uendeshaji NSSF akizungumza na waandhishi wa habari katika makao makuu ya shirika hilo, jengo la Benjamin Mkapa. Kulia ni mmoja wa maofisa waandamizi wa shirika hilo Bw. Salim Khaifan na maofisa wengine waliohudhuria katika mkutano huo Aprili 27, 2016

Tanzanians think Government newspaper bans need to be defended in court

91% of citizens think that Government newspaper bans need to be defended in court
Citizens are broadly supportive of access to information with 8 out of 10 saying it would reduce corruption and wrong doing

26 April 2016, Dar es Salaam: While long-term legislation allows the government to unilaterally ban newspapers, 91% of citizens think that any ban should first be justified and defended in Court. More broadly, 8 out of 10 citizens (78%) say that access to public information would reduce wrong-doings and corruption, and 6 out of 10 (60%) think that the government should only be able to restrict information that is vital to national security. Citizens, therefore, are largely supportive of greater transparency and accountability.

These findings were released by Twaweza in a research brief titled Into the light? Citizens and access to information. The brief is based on data from Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative high-frequency mobile phone survey. The findings are based on data collected from 1,811 respondents across Mainland Tanzania (Zanzibar is not covered in these results) between 10 and 25 February 2016.

In addition, more than half of citizens believe they would be able to access the following information: how to register a birth (71%), how to report a broken water point (63%), and information on how to report corruption (56%). However less than half of citizens think they will be able to get information on district budgets, spending and plans (42%), how much capitation grant their local school received (39%) or stock outs at local health facilities (35%).

Interestingly, such optimism is not based on experience as more than 8 out of 10 citizens report that they have never been to their water supply office, public primary school, local health facility or local government offices to seek information. In fact, citizens rely largely on radio (70%) and less on television (21%) as their main sources of information. When asked which media sources they trust, both radio (trusted by 80% of citizens) and television (trusted by 73% of citizens) were cited as the most trusted. By contrast newspapers are only trusted by 27% of people. Although social media is the least trusted and least used source of information, the Sauti za Wananchi survey indicates that 47% use social media while 53% do not.

Whatever their sources of information, citizens are not necessarily well informed about all issues. Only 2% know about the Cybercrimes Act in detail, although 31% have heard about it. Given that the Cybercrimes Act was one of the more widely debated pieces of legislation that came before Parliament in 2015, and that it directly affects citizens’ rights in terms of social media use, this level of knowledge is low.

Aidan Eyakuze, Executive Director of Twaweza, said “Although local power and politics may prevent citizens from seeking information directly from public institutions, they are overwhelmingly supportive of the principles of greater transparency. They are also clear on what sources of information they use and trust. The new administration has, so far, been active in providing information, especially from the highest office in the land. It would do well to make information available to citizens in accessible ways through channels that they already use. We should also ensure that the underlying call from citizens, for government to account for its actions - whether banning a newspaper or acts of corruption – is heard. Informed citizens, with clear signals that their input would be welcome and utilized, and with redress mechanisms if they are not given information they need, can become powerful allies in the ambitious agenda of the fifth phase government.”

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For more information:
Risha Chande, Senior Communications Advisor, Twaweza
e: [email protected] | t: (+255) (0) 656 657 559       

Notes to Editors
·         This brief and the data contained can be accessed at www.twaweza.org, or www.twaweza.org/sauti
·         Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We have programs, staff and offices across all three countries, and a globally respected practice of learning, monitoring and evaluation. Our flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey.  We undertake effective public and policy engagement, through powerful media partnerships and global leadership of initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership
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Call for job applications at TCRA for Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board members positions



THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF WORKS, TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

APPOINTMENT TO THE CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS OF THE TANZANIA COMMUNICATION REGULATORY AUTHORITY (TCRA)

The Chairman of the Nomination Committee, established under section 8(1) (a) of the TCRA Act. No. 12 of 2003, invites Tanzanians with relevant qualifications as spelt out herein to apply for appointment to fill the positions of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board members of Tanzania Communication Regulator Authority. Attention is hereby drawn that all applicants are required to observe the provisions of Sections 7(5) and 11 of the TCRA Act, 2003 as well as the TCRA Code of Conduct relating to conflict of interest.

Qualifications required:
As per the First Schedule of the TCRA Act 2003, the following are the minimum qualifications for appointment to the TCRA Board:
  1. Should be a graduate of a recognized university;
  2. Have at least 10 years experience in one or more of the fields of Management, Law, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Broadcasting, ICT or related fields;
  3. Have knowledge of the communication industry;
  4. Should satisfy the Nomination Committee that he/she is unlikely to have a conflict of interest under Section11 of the Act;
  5. Be willing to serve as member to the board.
All applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and names and addresses of three references (including current or last employer) should be sent to the address below so as reach the Chairman of the TCRA Nomination Committee by 23rdMay, 2016

The Chairman,
TCRA Nomination Committee,
Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication,
14 Jamhuri Street,
P.O.BOX 2645,
11470 DAR ES SALAAM

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Police: Father kills 2-year-old daughter because she interrupted his game



A Texas father beat and suffocated his 2-year-old daughter to death after she interrupted him while he played computer games, police said.

Anthony Michael Sanders, 31, was charged Friday with capital murder in the December death of Ellie Sanders, who was found unresponsive on her parents’ bed after spending the day with her father and older brother, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Watauga police.

The little girl and her 5-year-old brother were left with Sanders while his wife went to an art show about 10 a.m. December 12.

About 30 minutes after the mother returned to their suburban Fort Worth home about 8:30 p.m., the toddler’s brother tried to wake his sister, according to police.

“He went in there and told (his parents) that she was sleeping and wouldn’t wake up,” Watauga police Sgt. Jason Babcock told the Star-Telegram.

Though the unaware mother told the boy to let her sleep, Sanders went in to check on Ellie and started yelling for his wife to call 911 because their daughter wasn’t breathing.

Emergency responders rushed the child to a local hospital, but she could not be saved and was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m.

The child was found to have severe bruising all over her body, including her face, head and around her eyes, marks that are commonly referred to by doctors as "raccoon eyes" typically caused by asphyxiation.

Doctors also found blood behind her ear and two bite marks on her back that appeared to have been made by an adult, authorities said.

Police say Sanders told them he had checked on Ellie numerous times and even changed her diaper about 30 minutes before his wife came home.

"She appeared fine and was up watching television in the bedroom laughing," Sanders told police, the arrest affidavit said.

"Police said Sanders is responsible for the child’s death, saying they believe he caused the bruises and bite marks and killed her when he held his hand over her face," Babcock told the paper.

"Anthony, by his own admission, was the only adult that was in the residence during the time the injuries were inflicted upon his daughter which caused her death," a detective wrote in the arrest affidavit.

“He’s very involved in computer gaming. … That’s something he did constantly,” Babcock told the Star-Telegram. “She may have interrupted him somehow. His day may have been interrupted.”

Tarrant County medical examiner’s office ruled this month that Ellie’s death was a homicide by asphyxiation. Her father was arrested the next day.

His bail was set at $1 million.

After Ellie’s death, Child Protective Services took custody of her brother, who is now 6. He has been placed in the care of a relative, a CPS spokeswoman told the paper.

The family had no prior history with CPS.

Venezuela cuts public employees' workweek to 2 days to save energy

Venezuela's socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American OPEC country.

President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela's 2.8 million state employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on electricity consumption.

"From tomorrow, for at least two weeks, we are going to have Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as non-working days for the public sector," Maduro said on his weekly television program.

Drought has reduced water levels at Venezuela's main dam and hydroelectric plant in Guri to near-critical levels. The dam provides for about two-thirds of the nation's energy needs.

Water shortages and electricity cuts have added to the hardships of Venezuela's 30 million people, already enduring a brutal recession, shortages of basics from milk to medicines, soaring prices, and long lines at shops.

Maduro, 53, who succeeded the late Hugo Chavez in 2013 and is facing an opposition push to remove him through a recall referendum, appealed for understanding and support.

"The Guri has virtually become a desert. With all these measures, we are going to save it," he said, adding that the daily drop in water level had slowed to 10 centimeters from 20.

OPPOSITION DERISION

After months of unscheduled outages, the government began programmed electricity rationing this week across most of Venezuela, except the capital Caracas, prompting sporadic protests in some cities.

Maduro has also changed the clocks so there is half an hour more daylight in the evening, urged women to reduce use of appliances like hairdryers, and ordered malls to provide their own generators.

Regarding the public sector measure, the government is excluding workers in sensitive sectors such as food.

Full salaries will still be paid despite the two-day week.

Critics have derided Maduro for giving state employees days off, arguing it would hurt national productivity and was unlikely to save electricity because people would simply go home and turn on appliances there instead.

"Maduro says that 'we in government don't stop working for a second'. Of course. Except for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!" satirized Leonardo Padron, a columnist for pro-opposition El Nacional newspaper, via Twitter.

Officials said the El Nino weather phenomenon is responsible for Venezuela's electricity woes. But critics accuse the government of inadequate investment, corruption, inefficiency and failure to diversify energy sources.

MSc. Scholarship under project Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa (GroFutures)

MSc. Scholarship under the project

Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa” (GroFutures)

Background

The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is collaborating with the other five African Institutions and seven European Institutions to implement a four year research based project titled ”Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa” (GroFutures). The team is composed of internationally renowned experts on the science, management and governance of groundwater. The project is funded by the NERC-ESRC-DFID in the UK through the UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the poor). The aim of the GroFutures project is to develop the scientific basis and participatory Management processes by which groundwater resources can be used sustainably for poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project works closely with the key public and private sector stakeholders in Tanzania, both at the National and local levels.

The focuses of GroFutures project are on:

 Reducing uncertainty in the renewability and quantity of accessible groundwater to meet future demands for food, water and environmental services

 Promoting inclusion of poor people's voices in decision-making processes on groundwater development pathways

 Intensified dependency on groundwater as demand for food and water rises and variability in rainfall and river flow increases due to climate change

GroFutures deliverables include:

 Quantitative understanding of groundwater development pathways

 Improved estimation of groundwater storage and recharge

 Compilation of multi-decadal groundwater level observations across Africa to assess climate-groundwater relationships

 High-frequency monitoring data to assess recharge process and groundwater - surface water interactions

 Quantification of future groundwater recharge and storage under projected changes in climate and land-use.

MSc. Research support


Within this project, two exciting MSc. scholarships are available for Tanzania nationals at the Sokoine University of Agriculture. The project intends to engage MSc. students who have or are about to complete their coursework to undertake their research within the project’s social sciences research focus areas. Some highlights on the research topics and objectives are provided hereunder:

1st Topic: Economic viability of groundwater use for irrigation by small-scale farmers

Overall Objective: To evaluate the economic potential of utilizing groundwater for irrigation by smallholder farmers

Specific objectives include to:

i) establish financial capability of a community of smallholder farmers to own groundwater source(s) e.g. boreholes or dug wells including a pumping unit;

ii) evaluate the performance of groundwater use for irrigation by smallholder farmers;

iii) analyse the costs and benefits from the use of groundwater for irrigation

2nd Topic: Institutional groundwater governance in Tanzania

Overall Objective: To build up a suitable institutional structure of groundwater governance in Tanzania

Specific objectives include to:

i) identify the trend of groundwater governance institutions and structures

ii) typology of groundwater users for both domestic and agriculture

iii) conduct a comparative analysis of between groundwater and surface water use for irrigation by

smallholder farmers

Required competencies (Combined)

 Good BSc. Degree (GPA > 3.5) in natural science or related fields, preferably with a background in Institutional analysis and economics

 High social competences in interacting with stakeholders at different levels

 High competence in economic analysis

 Good understanding of integrated water resources management

 Experience with stakeholder or institutional analysis

 Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications including statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS)

 Excellent skills in oral and written communications in English

 Great interest in working with an interdisciplinary and international team

 Willingness to work in the field for extended periods.

What the research project offers

 Work in a strong international team

 Training in inter- and trans-disciplinary research

 Field expenses and travel allowances

 Supervision by experts from SUA and from collaborating institutions.

Application

Please send a CV, academic transcript, two academic referees’ letters, and a brief outline of research interest to the Project Leader (Tanzania) Prof. J.J. Kashaigili ([email protected], [email protected]) and Ms. Devotha Mosha ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 10th May 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted immediately after the deadline to set up the interviews. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.