Waziri aiagiza NHC kutokuanzisha miradi mipya hadi 7 ya kibiashara iliyoanzishwa ikamilike

Lukuvi pia amepiga marufuku ongezeko la kodi za nyumba za serikali (za NHC) kabla ya Waziri kutaarifiwa.

Mvua na upepo mkali waezua paa za nyumba 9 Machame, Kilimanjaro

Facebook testing a tool for non-consensual intimate images; Alert if someone is impersonating you

Facebook is testing a feature that will send you an alert when they suspect an account is impersonating you or your account by using your name and profile photo.

Facebook will reach out and ask you to clarify or out the troll. 

The feature is currently live for 75% of users across the globe.

This tool if successful, may reduce the number of complaints and harassment it receives from users on its platform.

"We heard feedback prior to the roundtables and also at the roundtables that this was a point of concern for women," Davis told Mashable. "And it's a real point of concern for some women in certain regions of the world where it [impersonation] may have certain cultural or social ramifications."

Facebook is also testing two other safety features as a result of the talks: new ways of reporting non-consensual intimate images and a photo checkup feature. Facebook has explicitly banned the sharing of non-consensual intimate images since 2012, but the feature it's currently testing is meant to make the reporting experience more compassionate for victims of abuse, Davis is quoted as saying.

Under the test, when someone reports nudity on Facebook they'll have the additional option of not only reporting the photo as inappropriate, but also identifying themselves as the subject of the photo. Doing so will surface links to outside resources — like support groups for victims of abuse as well as information about possible legal options — in addition to triggering the review process that happens when nudity is reported.

Davis said initial testing of these reporting processes has gone well but they are still looking to gather more feedback and research before rolling them out more broadly.

Msimamo wa CUF baada ya uchaguzi wa marudio Zanzibar

Kufuatia ubakaji wa demokrasia kupitia kile kilichoitwa uchaguzi wa marudio uliofanywa juzi tarehe 20 Machi, 2016, jana Mwenyekiti wa Tume ya Uchaguzi ya Zanzibar, Jecha Salim Jecha, alikamilisha kazi aliyoagizwa kwa kutangaza kile alichokiita matokeo ya uchaguzi wa Urais.

Chama Cha Wananchi (CUF) kilishaeleza msimamo wake kuhusu ubakaji huo wa demokrasia kupitia taarifa yake kiliotoa tarehe 18 Machi, 2016. Baada ya hatua ya jana tunaweka msimamo wetu kwamba:

  1. Hatutambui hicho kinachoitwa matokeo ya uchaguzi wa marudio wa tarehe 20 Machi, 2016 na kwa maana hiyo hatumtambui huyo aliyedaiwa kuwa mshindi na kwa msingi huo huo hatutoitambua wala kushirikiana na Serikali itakayoundwa kutokana na matokeo hayo batili ya uchaguzi batili.

  2. Tunawapongeza kwa dhati Wazanzibari wote kwa ukomavu wao mkubwa wa kisiasa waliouonesha kwa kuitikia wito wa mpendwa wao Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad na chama chao cha CUF na kutoshiriki katika uchaguzi huo batili. Kwa ujasiri wao huo wameudhihirishia ulimwengu kwa njia za amani na za kistaarabu kwamba chaguo lao ni Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad. Kwa mara nyengine tena Wazanzibari wameyathibitisha maamuzi yao ya kidemokrasia waliyoyafanya kupitia uchaguzi huru na wa haki wa tarehe 25 Oktoba, 2015.

  3. Tunavipongeza vyombo vya habari vya ndani na nje na jumuiya ya kimataifa kwa kuonesha hali halisi ilivyokuwa na jinsi Wazanzibari walivyoikataa CCM, walivyowakataa watawala na walivyokataa kutumika kubaka demokrasia. Wazanzibari wameandika historia nyengine mbele ya macho ya ulimwengu. Kwa mara nyengine tena Wazanzibari wameshinda.

  4. Tunajua Wazanzibari wana hamu ya kujua hatua zinazofuata katika kusimamia maamuzi yao ya kidemokrasia waliyoyafanya tarehe 25 Oktoba, 2015. Chama chao kinawatoa wasiwasi Wazanzibari kwamba hakijayumba na kinafuatilia haki yao hiyo kwa njia za amani na za kidemokrasia na kitakuwa kikiwaeleza kila kinachoendelea.


22 Machi 2016

BlackBerry needs your help! After WhatsApp now Facebook is kicking it out

Here is the announcement from BlackBerry:
The app landscape continues to evolve, and in ways that are not always within our control. Recently, Facebook made the decision to discontinue support of their essential APIs for BlackBerry and WhatsApp announced they would end support for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS at the end of 2016.

We are extremely disappointed in their decision as we know so many users love these apps. We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands (but let them know how you feel on social media, using the hashtag #ILoveBB10Apps). Despite this, we have worked hard to ensure our end users have the best experience in light of this decision, and are continuing to search for alternate solutions.

Our commitment to BlackBerry 10 and to developers has not changed – we know our developer community continues to be one of the strongest proponents of BlackBerry 10 and they are creating thousands of apps every month. As a way to support them and to promote new apps, we’re now featuring some of the best native applications on BlackBerry World in a list called “Great Apps on BlackBerry.” The category will be a list of 20 applications, featured for two weeks, once per month, similar to the way we feature apps on the BlackBerry World Carousel. We’re also continuing whenever we can to invest in apps important to users, such as the update to the Twitter app released today with important fixes and another update coming in a month with new features. This ensures that our many BlackBerry 10 customers have the best OS and apps possible.

We look forward to new apps and new customers on BlackBerry 10 and thank our developer community for their continued strong support!

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN, Machi 22, 2016

Waimba "Maalim Seif, Maalim Seif..." ukumbini alipotangazwa Meya wa Dar

6 things to remember when you are heart broken

It’s a dull, subdued sensation when your heart is breaking, like the muffled sound of a distant gunshot. It doesn’t physically pierce your skin or tear you to pieces, but the sensation is physically present – the paralyzing discomfort of realizing that something you took for granted is leaving for good.

Although it’s hard to accept at first, this is actually a good sign, having a broken heart. It means you have loved something, you have tried for something, and you have let life teach you.

Life will attempt to break you down sometimes; nothing and no one can completely protect you from this reality. Remaining alone and hiding from the world won’t either, for endless, stagnant solitude will also break you with unhealthy nostalgia and yearning.

You have to stand back up and put yourself out there again. Your heart is stronger than you realize. I’ve been there and I’ve seen heartbreak through to the other side. It takes time and patience.

Deep heartbreak is kind of like being lost in the woods – every direction leads to nowhere at first. When you are standing in a forest of darkness, you cannot see any light that could ever lead you home. But if you wait for the sun to rise again, and listen when someone assures you that they themselves have stood in that same dark place, and have since moved forward with their life, oftentimes this will bring the hope that’s needed.

It’s so hard to give you advice when you’ve got a broken heart, but some words can heal, and this is my attempt to give you hope. You are stronger than you know!

Please remember…
  1. The person you liked or loved in the past, who treated you like dirt repeatedly, has nothing intellectually or spiritually to offer you in the present moment, but more headaches and heartache. 

  2. When you don’t get what you want, sometimes it’s necessary preparation, and other times it’s necessary protection. But the time is never wasted. It’s a step on your journey. Someday you’re going look back on this time in your life as such an important time of grieving and growing. You will see that you were in mourning and your heart was breaking, but your life was changing. 

  3. Some chapters in our lives have to close without closure. There’s no point in losing yourself by trying to hold on to what’s not meant to stay. Remember this, and always keep two simple questions in mind: What opportunities do I have right now? What's one small, positive step forward I can take today? 

  4. One of the hardest lessons to learn: You cannot change other people. Every interaction, rejection and heartbreaking lesson is an opportunity to change yourself only. And there is great freedom and piece of mind to be found in this awareness. 

  5. It’s always better to be alone than to be in bad company. And when you do decide to give someone a chance, do so because you’re truly better off with this person. Don’t do it just for the sake of not being alone. 

  6. Be determined to be positive. Understand that the greater part of your misery or unhappiness from this point forward is determined not by your circumstances, but by your attitude. 
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Job: Head of Refugee Affairs – Tanzania-Uganda-Somalia-Kenya (TUSK)

Organization: Handicap International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Apr 2016

PSI Consultacy: ITN Market Landscape

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 Apr 2016

Job: Finance Controller

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Mar 2016
Overall Objective
The Finance Controller will oversee the financial management for the DRC Tanzania Programme and will be under the supervision and direction of the Head of Finance and Administration .
Financial Management
  • Oversee and manage daily accounting and finance functions including the timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll ,Budgeting , receivables, and payables.
  • Monitor systems for financial operations in the offices and in Camps in accordance with the DRC Handbook and donor regulations, including systems for cash flow management, budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record­keeping, grant management and compliance.
  • Maintain banking relations and plan/monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of DRC programs.
  • Provide monthly standard accounting submissions to Head Quarters, including cashbooks and cash counts, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide monthly management reports which will include expenditures by each sector, and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
Quality Management
  • Perform internal audits and reviews as required to ensure compliance with DRC and donor requirements.
  • Conduct due diligence on any purchases as required by DRC- policy.
  • Ensure finance complies with procurement policies and procedures for all goods and services.
Planning, budgeting and donor reporting
  • Develop periodic budgets with the Program Manager(s) and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with the program Managers
  • Plan and maintain over-sight of co-funding requirements and develop budgeting tools as needed
  • Develop budgets for new project proposals and budget revision in collaboration with the Program manager and HoFA.
  • Prepare donor financial reports as per donor guidelines.
The Personal Specifications are:
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree holders along with 5 year relevant experience are also eligible to apply.
  • Master level or equivalent degree in Accounting or Finance (e.g. M.Com, MS / MBA Finance) will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 year experience in the field of accountancy / finance.
  • For Bachelor degree holders the Minimum experience is 5 years including 2 years relevant experience with INGO.
Technical Skills:
  • Excellent knowledge of basic accountancy principles and practices.
  • Proficient user of MS Office applications especially MS Excel.
  • Knowledge of ECHO, UN / Donor procedures and practices is added advantage
  • Membership to Accounting professional body would be an added advantage
  • Language Skills: English is mandatory.
Start date : ASAP
Duty station : Kibondo
Contract : 3 months, with possibility of extension subject to funding and performance.
How to apply:
The position is for Tanzania NATIONALS ONLY.
Please submit a Cover Letter and curriculum Vitae to [email protected] not later than 25th March 2016 .Your application letter should state “Finance Controller Tanzania “on the subject matter.

Job: Finance & Administration Manager - Dar es Salaam

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Mar 2016
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.
The ICRC's Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution's humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.
The ICRC office in Dar-es-Salaam is seeking for an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of: Finance & Administration Manager - Dar es Salaam
Finance management:
• In charge of accounting. Draws up complete accounting documents & prepares monthly accounting closing;
• Draws up banking documents & carries out currency conversion;
• Plans monthly cash needs
• Organises payments
Human Resources Management
• Participates in the evaluation of HR needs & assists the HoO in recruiting
• Explains staff regulation, other HR and finance procedures to staff members;
• Keeps up to date individual files, follows up absences and monitors changes in labor law
• Supervision of the driver
Premise & Maintenance & Logistics:
• Manages the administration and maintenance of premises and facilities
• Keeps up to date inventories;
• Organises requisition of office and other supplies;
• Serves as ICT relay
• University degree in Business Administration or Finance/Accounting and/or
Diploma in accounting (CPA /CMA or similar) internal Audit (CIA or similar) an asset;
• Computer literacy in windows environment;
• Very good organizational, analytical& administrative skills;
• Staff management skills & administrative skills;
• Able to work independently and within a team;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills(English and Swahili);
• Minimum 3 (three) years of experience in a similar position;
• Experience in the use of an accounting computerized package is an added advantage.
How to apply:
Interested persons, female or male, with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resource Office on the e-mail below, before 30th March, 2016. Please include; a detailed Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Current and Expected remuneration and contact details of three referees. (Indicate the position title on the subject line).
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. E-mail: [email protected]

Job opportunity: Communication Officer - Dar es Salaam (Re-Advertised)

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Mar 2016
Communication Officer - Dar es Salaam (Re-Advertised)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.
The ICRC's Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution's humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC's delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.
The ICRC office in Dar es Salaam is seeking for an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of; Communication Officer in Dar es Salaam
The Communication Officer implements communication projects under supervision.
S/He assists the delegation in identifying the communication goals with regard to key target groups, participates in setting strategies and formulating action plan accordingly.
  • Implements communication projects;
  • Contributes to define communication and prevention objectives for the area or portfolio covered;
  • Contributes to implement relevant activities and to develop supporting tools;
  • Supports the Head of Dar Office in networking with relevant leaders and organisations in Tanzania.
  • Follows political, security, military and humanitarian developments, as well as other related issues
  • Jointly with TRCS, provides coaching for NS field disseminators;
  • Makes presentations to various target groups in the country on the role and mandate of the ICRC.
    • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as communications, political science, international relations, journalism.
    • Fluent spoken and written Swahili and English.
    • Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office).
    • Minimum 2 year’s work experience in a field relevant to communication.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in an ICRC operation an asset.
    • IHL basic knowledge is an asset.
    • Good knowledge of the political, social & media environment in the country/region of assignment.
How to apply:
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resource Office on the e-mail below, before 30th March, 2016. Please include a detailed; Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees. (Indicate the position title on the subject line).
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. E-mail: [email protected]

EU, USA Statement on Election re-run in Zanzibar

The High Commissioners and Ambassadors to Tanzania of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, today issued the following statement regarding the election re-run which took place in Zanzibar on March 20th, 2016:

“We regret the Zanzibar Electoral Commission’s decision to hold a re-run of the 25 October 2015 election, without a mutually acceptable and negotiated solution to the current political impasse.

“In order to be credible, electoral processes must be inclusive and truly representative of the will of the people.

“We reiterate our call on the Government of Tanzania to exercise leadership in Zanzibar, and to pursue a negotiated solution between parties, with a view to maintaining peace and unity in the United Republic of Tanzania.

“We commend once again the population of Zanzibar for having exercised calm and restraint throughout this process, and call on all parties and their supporters to re-start the national reconciliation process to find an inclusive, sustainable and peaceful resolution.”

Mkandarasi asababisha kero ya barabara Kivule

WAKAZI wa Bomba Mbili, Kata ya Kivule, Manispaa ya Ilala Jijini Dar es Salaam wanakabiliwa na adha kubwa ya kutumia barabara yao ya mtaa kufuatia mkandasasi anaejenga barabara ya muda kwaajili ya kupisha ujenzi wa daraja la Kivule kumwaga vifusi bila kuvisambaza kwa zaidi ya wiki mbili sasa huku wao wakishindwa kupita na magari yao.

Vifusi vikiwa vimerundikwa barabarani na kuziba kabisa njia hiyo.'ll

Kalavati zikiwa zimewekwa na mjenzi huyo na ambazo wananchibwamehoji uimara wake wa kuweza kuhimili uzito wa magari makubwa.

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DAWASCO yatangaza ongezeko la maji na kuomba taarifa za wavunaji

Shirika la Majisafi na Majitaka Dar es salaam (DAWASCO), imetangaza kuwako na ongezeko la maji katika maeneo mbalimbali ya jiji la Dar es salaam, pamoja na maeneo ya miji ya Kibaha na Bagamoyo mkoani Pwani, baada ya mtambo wa maji wa Ruvu chini kuanza kufanya majaribio ya uzalishaji wa Maji .

Akiongea na waandishi wa habari Kaimu Meneja Uhusiano wa DAWASCO, Bi. Everlasting Lyaro, amesema kuwa kutokana na ongezeko hilo la maji watu wengi wameanza kupata huduma ya Majisafi, na pia kumekuwepo na ongezeko la uvujaji wa maji katika maeneo mengi ya jiji la Dar es Salaam:

“Kufuatia ongezeko hili la maji watu wengi wameanza kupata huduma ya Majisafi, na uvujaji wa maji umeongezeka katika maeneo ambayo aidha yalikuwa na miundombinu ya maji lakini hayakuwa na huduma ya maji au maeneo ambayo yalikuwa yakipata maji kwa msukumo mdogo (low pressure)” Alisema Bi. Lyaro

Aidha, ametoa wito kwa wateja na wananchi wote kutoa taarifa za uvujaji huo wa maji pindi wanapobaini kuwapo na uvujaji wa maji katika makazi yao na maeneo mbalimbali ya jiji kupitia kituo cha huduma kwa wateja kwa kupiga simu namba 022194800 au 0800110064 (bure).

“Namba hizi ziko wazi saa 24 kwa siku na mteja hatakatwa gharama yoyote akipiga simu hizi. Hivyo tunaomba wateja wetu waisaidie DAWASCO kupunguza upotevu wa maji kwa kutupa taarifa za mivujo na kupasuka kwa mabomba” alisema bi Lyaro.

Kutokana na ongezeko hilo la maji maeneo yaliyoanza kupata Maji baada ya majaribio ya mtambo huo kuwa ni Tandale, Manzese Makunimula, Mwananyamala, Kinondoni mkwajuni, baadhi ya maeneo ya Vingunguti, Chang'ombe, Ubungo-Mabibo na City Centre.

Pia, DAWASCO imetumia nafasi hiyo kuwakumbusha wateja wote kulipia huduma ya maji kwa wakati kwani watu wengi kwa sasa wameanza kupata huduma ya Majisafi na salama kutokana na kuongezeka kwa uzalishaji wa maji katika mtambo wa maji wa Ruvu chini, hivyo hawana budi kuyalipia ili kuepuka usumbufu wa kusitishiwa huduma ya Maji.

Kuongezeka kwa huduma ya maji katika jiji la Dar es Salaam na mji wa Bagamoyo kumetokana na kukamilika upanuzi wa mtambo wa Ruvu Chini ulioanza mwaka 2011 hivyo kuongezeka kiasi cha uzalishaji wa maji kutoka wastani wa lita milioni 182 hadi lita 270 kwa sasa.

Watumishi walio likizo, masomoni watakiwa kuripoti vituo vya kazi kwa uhakiki

Watumishi wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Temeke walioko masomoni na likizo wametakiwa kurudi mara moja katika vituo vyao vya kazi ili kuhakikiwa.

Agizo hilo limetolewa hivi karibuni na uongozi wa Halmashauri hiyo ikiwa ni katika kutekeleza agizo la Mhe Rais Dkt John Pombe Magufuli la kuhakiki watumishi wote wa umma waliopo kwenye orodha ya malipo ya watumishi wa umma ndani ya siku 15 ili kubaini watumishi hewa wanaoendelea kulipwa mishahara.

Akizungumza kwa njia ya simu msemaji wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Temeke Bi Joyce Nsumba amesema zoezi hilo ni muhimu sana kwa watumishi hivyo basi watumishi wote wa Halmasahuri hiyo waliopo likizo na masomoni wanatakiwa kurudi katika vituo vyao vya kazi ili kuhakikiwa.

“Taarifa imeshatoka kwa watumishi wote kuwa wanatakiwa kuhakikiwa na kwa wale waliopo likizo na kwenye masomo wanatakiwa kurudi ili wahakikiwe na kuendelea na likizo na masomo yao kwani mara baada ya uhakiki huu kukamilika, majina ambayo yatakuwa hayajahakikiwa yatafutwa kwenye orodha ya watumishi,” Alisema Bi Joyce.

Bi Joyce Nsumba ameongeza kuwa mpaka sasa uhakiki unaendelea kwa makundi mbalimbali wakiwemo watumishi kutoka Idara ya Afya, Elimu, Fedha na Biashara, Kilimo,Mifugo,Ujenzi,na Maendeleo ya Jamii na mpaka sasa wameshahakiki zaidi ya watumishi 8,000.

Zoezi la uhakiki wa watumishi wa umma nchini limekuja mara baada ya uchunguzi uliofanywa katika mikoa ya Singida na Dodoma katika Halmashauri 14 na kugundulika kwa watumishi hewa 202 wanaolipwa mishahara na hivyo Mhe. Rais Magufuli kutoa agizo la kuhakiki watumishi wote katika Wizara, Mikoa, Wilaya, Idara, Taasisi na Wakala za Serikali ndani ya siku 15.
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Mabasi ya haraka kuanza majaribio wiki ijayo

WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amesema mabasi yaendayo kasi (DART) yataanza kufanyiwa majaribio ndani wiki moja kuanzia sasa ili madereva waanze kuzoea njia na taa za kuongozea magari.

“Wataanza na mabasi kati ya 30 – 50 ambayo yatapita kwenye njia zote za mradi huo. Zoezi hilo litafanyika ili watumiaji wengine wakiwemo waendesha daladala, bodaboda na watembea kwa miguu waweze kutambua kuwa njia ya mabasi yaendayo kasi si ya kwao, hivyo waanze kuzoea,” alisema.

Ametoa kauli hiyo leo mchana (Jumanne, Machi 22, 2016) wakati alipofanya ziara ya ghafla katika Soko la Kimataifa la Samaki la Feri iliyokuwa na lengo la kuangalia mfumo wa majiko ya gesi sokoni hapo na kukagua ujenzi wa ukuta unaotenganisha soko hilo na mabasi yaendayo kasi.

Waziri Mkuu ambaye ametembelea soko hilo kuanzia saa 5:10 hadi saa 5:54, alitoa jibu hilo wakati akijibu maombi ya mfanyabiashara mmoja, Bw. Sharifu Ramadhani ambaye alisema wanatumia fedha nyingi kwa ajili ya usafiri kwa vile mabasi mengi yanaishia Mnazi Mmoja. “Mabasi yanaishia Mnazi Mmoja na huku ni mbali kwa hiyo tunalazimika kutembea kwa miguu kwa sababu kukodi taxi ni gharama kubwa,” alisema.

Akifafanua kuhusu hatua iliyofikiwa kwenye utekelezaji wa mradi huo, Waziri Mkuu alisema: “Hivi sasa wanakamilisha ufungaji wa mitambo ya kukatia tiketi ambapo abiria atakuwa na kadi kama za benki ambayo anaijaza fedha halafu anapita kwenye mashine, kiasi cha nauli kinakatwa halafu anaingia kwenye basi, hakutakuwa na muda wa kukata tiketi.”

Alisema tatizo la usafiri kwa wafanyabiasha wa feri litakwisha hivi karibuni baada ya mabasi hayo kuanza.


S. L. P. 3021,
JUMANNE, MACHI 22, 2016.

Zitto, Bashe wajiuzulu; Spika afanya mabadiliko ya Kamati za Bunge

Gazeti la MTANZANIA la Machi 22, 2016 limechapisha habari ifuatayo...

KAMATI za Kudumu za Bunge zinatarajiwa kufanyiwa mabadiliko makubwa ya viongozi na wajumbe wake wakati wowote kuanzia sasa, baada ya ripoti ya uchunguzi wa mwenendo wa wabunge kuwatuhumu baadhi yao kujihusisha na vitendo vya rushwa kutua mezani kwa Spika wa Bunge, Job Ndugai.

Taarifa za uhakika zilizolifikia MTANZANIA kutoka ndani ya Ofisi ya Bunge, zinaeleza kuwa Spika Ndugai atawang’oa katika nyadhifa za uenyekiti na makamu wenyeviti wa watano wa Kamati za Bunge kutokana na tuhuma hizo za rushwa.

Hatua hiyo ni pamoja na kuhawamisha baadhi ya wabunge kutoka kamati moja hadi nyingine, kutokana na majina yao kutajwa na wengine kuhusishwa moja kwa moja na tuhuma za rushwa.

Imeelezwa kwamba, Spika Ndugai amelazimika kuchukua uamuzi huo baada ya kufikishiwa mezani ripoti ya uchunguzi uliofanywa na taasisi za kiuchunguzi za Serikali, kuhusu mwenendo usioridhisha wa baadhi ya wabunge hususan waliopewa dhamana ya kuongoza Kamati za Bunge.

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa hiyo, wenyeviti wa Kamati za Kudumu za Bunge wanaotajwa kuvuliwa nyadhifa zao wakati wowote kutokana na tuhuma hizo ni Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Nishati na Madini, Martha Mlata ambaye ni Mbunge wa Viti Maalumu (CCM).

Wengine ni Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Uwekezaji na Mitaji (PIC), Richard Ndassa, ambaye pia ni Mbunge wa Sumve (CCM) na Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Ardhi, Maliasili na Mazingira, Dk. Mary Mwanjelwa ambaye ni Mbunge wa Viti Maalumu (CCM).

Makamu wenyeviti wanaotajwa kuwamo katika orodha ya kuondolewa katika nyadhfa zao ni Dk. Raphael Chegeni (Kamati ya Huduma za Maendeleo ya Jamii) ambaye pia ni Mbunge wa Busega (CCM), Mbunge wa Mwibara, Kangi Lugola (CCM), Kamati ya Hesabu za Serikali za Mitaa (LAAC).

Vyanzo vya habari vya gazeti hili kutoka ndani ya Ofisi ya Bunge vimeeleza kuwa Spika Ndugai baada ya kufikishiwa ripoti yenye tuhuma dhidi ya baadhi ya wabunge, aliwaita ofisini kwake, wenyeviti wa kamati watatu ambao ni Mlata, Ndassa na Dk. Mwanjelwa pamoja na makamu wenyeviti wawili ambao ni Lugola na Mbunge wa Sumbawanga Mjini, Aeshi Hilaly (CCM), ambaye ni Makamu Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Hesabu za Serikali (PAC).

Wabunge kadhaa wamelieleza gazeti hili kuwa sakata hilo limelitikisa Bunge kiasi cha kumlazimu Spika kuwaonya wenyeviti na makamu wenyeviti aliokutana nao ofisini kwake kuhusu nyendo zao baada ya majina yao kutajwa kwenye ripoti hiyo wakidaiwa kujihusisha na rushwa, huku Aeshi ambaye jina lake halimo kwenye orodha ya watuhumiwa akitakiwa kuwa makini yeye mwenyewe pamoja na wajumbe wake, kwa sababu kamati anayoingoza imekuwa ikikumbwa na tuhuma za namna hiyo kila mara.

Taarifa zaidi kutoka ndani ya Ofisi ya Bunge zimeeleza kuwa katika ripoti aliyokabidhiwa Spika Ndugai, kuhusu mwenendo usioridhisha wa baadhi ya wabunge, zimetajwa baadhi ya taasisi za umma ambazo zimekuwa zikiombwa au kushinikizwa kutoa rushwa.

Taasisi zilizotajwa ni Shirika la Ugavi wa Umeme Tanzania (TANESCO), Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC), Mfuko wa Taifa wa Bima ya Afya (NHIF) na Mamlaka ya Udhibiti wa Huduma za Nishati na Maji (Ewura).

Ofisa mmoja wa juu wa Bunge (jina tunalifadhi) amelieleza gazeti hili kwamba uchunguzi umebaini kuwa, Mlata akiwa na mmoja wa wajumbe wa kamati yake anatuhumiwa kupokea kiasi cha Sh milioni nane kutoka Ewura.

Huku akilionyesha gazeti hili ripoti hiyo, alisema uchunguzi umeonyesha kuwa Kamati ya Huduma ya Maendeleo ya Jamii ilimtuma katibu wake ambaye ni mtumishi wa Bunge kwenda kuchukua mzigo wa kamati hiyo katika ofisi za NHIF, lakini alipofika alikabidhiwa mfuko uliojaa fedha ambazo alikataa kuzipokea.

Alisema, ofisa huyo alirudi na kuitaarifa kamati hiyo ameshindwa kuchukua mzigo huo kwa sababu ni fedha jambo ambalo haruhusiwi kwa mujibu wa tararibu za kazi zake.

Ofisa huyo alisema, baada ya taarifa hiyo katibu huyo alishambuliwa na baadhi ya wajumbe wa kamati hiyo kwa kuwaangusha, huku wakimuapiza asiseme jambo hilo na kwamba watazifuata wenyewe.

“Hawa jamaa sasa wanaomba rushwa wazi wazi na kwa nguvu, wanatumia kamati hizo kuwabana na kuwatisha watendaji ili wawape chochote, ripoti hii inamtaja Mlata kuwa alipokea shilingi milioni nane akiwa na mbunge mwenzake na kamati ya Chegeni nayo ilimtuma katibu wake ambaye ni ofisa kwenda kuchukua mzigo, lakini alipofika huko akakuta ni furushi la hela.

“Yule kijana alikataa kuzichukua kwa sababu maadili yake ya kazi yanamzuia, akarudi akawaambia ameshindwa kuchukua mzigo wenyewe kwa sababu ni furushi la hela, wakamfokea huku wakimwapiza asitoe siri hiyo na kwamba watazifuata wenyewe, yeye alipotoka hapo akaenda kuripoti kwa mabosi wake,” alisema ofisa huyo wa Bunge.

Spika Ndugai alipotafutwa kuthibitisha taarifa hizo hakuweza kupatikana. Hata hivyo, Katibu wake, Said Yakub aliliambia gazeti hili kwamba bosi wake anao utaratibu wa kuacha milango wazi kwa wabunge kukutana naye mara kwa mara kwa ajili ya kujadiliana mambo ya kibunge na yale yanayohusu utawala.

Alisema ni kweli kulikuwa na kikao hicho baina ya Spika na wabunge hao lakini hawezi kuzungumza kilichojadiliwa isipokuwa Spika mwenyewe ambaye ana mamlaka ya mwisho kuhusu uendeshaji wa shughuli za Bunge.

“Swali lako bwana mimi siwezi kulizungumzia sana, unajua Spika ana utaratibu wa kuacha milango kwa wabunge wake ambao hukutana naye mara kwa mara kwa ajili ya kujadiliana mambo ya kibunge yakiwemo ya kiutawala.

“Sasa ni kweli wabunge hao unaowataja ambao ni viongozi wa kamati walikutana na kufanya kikao na Spika lakini mimi siwezi kukuambia kilichoongelewa humo ndani isipokuwa yeye mwenyewe kwa sababu ndiye mwenye mamlaka ya mwisho ya kuhusu uongozaji wa Bunge,” alisema Yakub.

Alipoulizwa Dk. Mwanjelwa kuhusu jina lake kutajwa kwenye tuhuma hizo alisema ni tuhuma ambazo hazina ukweli na kwamba nafsi yake ni safi kwa sababu hajapewa fedha na mtu wala taasisi yoyote.

Dk. Mwanjelwa alikiri yeye pamoja na baadhi ya wenyeviti wa kamati kuitwa ofisini kwa Spika ambao aliwaeleza kuwepo kwa maneno mitaani kuhusu baadhi ya wabunge wanavyotumia majina ya wevyeviti kuomba rushwa na kuwataka kuwasimamia vizuri pamoja na kuwafikishia ujumbe wa kubadilika.

“Ni kweli Spika alituita, mimi na wevyeviti wenzangu wa kamati sita ambazo huwa zinakumbwa na majaribu sana. Alitutaka kuwa makini kwa sababu ya unyeti wa kamati zetu lakini hakutuhumu kamati yoyote wala mwenyekiti wa kamati yoyote kupokea wala kuomba rushwa,” alisema Dk. Mwanjelwa.

Kwa upande Mbunge wa Mwibara, Kangi alipoulizwa kuhusu hilo, kwanza alieleza kushtushwa kwake na kuona habari inayohusu Bunge kutikiswa na rushwa kisha akakanusha Spika kuzungumzia jambo lolote kuhusu rushwa kwa wabunge.

“Mimi kwanza leo (jana) asubuhi nimeshtushwa sana na taarifa niliyoona kwenye gazeti lenu ikihusu Bunge la rushwa, kikao kweli Spika alituita lakini ni utaratibu wake wa kawaida kukutana na wabunge wake ila kwenye kikao hicho Spika hakuzungumza lolote kuhusu rushwa hata kama inatajwa mtaani hakuna ni uongo, kungekuwa na jambo kama hilo mimi ningekuambia,” alisema Lugola.

Naye Mwenyekiti wa Kamati wa Nishati na Madini, Martha Mlata, alipoulizwa alisema ni kweli Spika aliwaita baadhi ya wevyeviti wa Kamati za Bunge ambazo alizungumza nao mambo mengi ikiwamo suala la kuwataka na hata kuwaonya wajumbe wa kamati zao kuwa makini na kazi zao na kujiepusha na vitendo vya rushwa.

Alipoulizwa kuhusu tuhuma anazoelekezwa za kupokea Sh milioni nane akiwa na mbunge mwenzake alikanusha kwa kueleza kuwa tuhuma hizo ni za uongo zenye lengo la kumchafua.

Mbali na hao, Makamu Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Huduma na Maendeleo ya Jamii, Dk. Raphael Chegeni naye alikanusha yeye mwenyewe na wajumbe wa kamati yake kujihusisha na rushwa na kueleza kuwa jambo hilo lina nia ya kupunguza makali yao ya kuwasulubu watendaji wa Serikali wanaoshindwa kutekeleza majukumu yao kwa ufasaha.

“Hatujaitwa kwa Spika, hatujachukua rushwa kwa mtu yoyote. Hili lina lengo la kutupungumzia makali kwa sababu kamati yangu ina watu makini na imekuwa ikiwindwa sana, unajua sisi tunawasulubu kweli kweli watendaji wa Serikali ambao wanashindwa kutimiza wajibu wao sawasawa, sasa kama wameamua kutuchafua hilo litakuwa jambo jingine,” alisema Chegeni.

Alipoulizwa kuhusu kamati yake kutajwa kumtuma Katibu wake kufuata mzigo NHIF, Chegeni alisema jambo hilo halina ukweli wowote.

Taarifa zaidi zinaeleza kuwa, Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Bunge ya Uwekezaji na Mitaji (PIC), Richard Ndassa ametakiwa kufika leo makao makuu ya Taasisi ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Rushwa (TAKUKURU), baada ya kuitwa kwa ajili ya mahojiano.

Gazeti la MTANZANIA la Machi 21, 2016 lilichapisha habari ifuatayo...

Kashfa ya rushwa yanyemelea Bunge

WABUNGE wa Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano, wameanza kutuhumiana kupokea rushwa kutoka kwa baadhi ya wafanyabiashara wenye ukwasi mkubwa na watumishi wenye nyadhifa za juu katika ofisi za umma ili wawasaidie kulinda maslahi yao.

Baadhi ya wabunge waliozungumza na MTANZANIA mwishoni mwa wiki katika ofisi za Bunge, Dar es Salaam kwa sharti la majina yao kuhifadhiwa kwa sababu siyo wasemaji wa Bunge, walisema tayari majina ya watuhumiwa hao yamefikishwa ofisi ya Spika, Job Ndugai.

Walisema walibaini kuwapo tuhuma hizo baada Ndugai kuwaita baadhi ya wenyeviti wa Kamati za Bunge na kuwaonya kuhusu mienendo yao ya uongozi huku akiwataka kubadilika na kuacha kufanya kazi kwa mazoea ya zamani kwa vile mambo yamebadilika.

Mmoja wa wabunge aliyezungumza na gazeti hili kwa sharti la jina lake kutotajwa gazetini, alieleza kuwa vyombo vya uchunguzi vilimkabidhi Spika Ndugai, majina ya wenyeviti wa Kamati za Kudumu za Bunge waliobainika kuhongwa na wafanyabiashara na maofisa waandamizi wa ofisi za umma.

Alisema katika orodha hiyo, wapo pia wabunge ambao wameingizwa kwenye orodha ya malipo ya kila mwezi ya mamilioni ya shilingi ya wafanyabiashara na maofisa hao wa umma, lengo likiwa kulinda maslahi yao.

Mbunge huyo alisema Spika Ndugai alikutana na watuhumiwa hao ofisini kwake wiki iliyopita na kuwaonya kuwa vitendo vyao vya kuchukua mamilioni ya shilingi kutoka kwa wafanyabiashara na watumishi waandamizi wa umma kwa lengo la kutumia Bunge kuwalinda, vinakwenda kinyume na majukumu ya kazi za ubunge.

“Spika aliwaambia amepata taarifa za uhakika kutoka kwa maofisa wa Serikali wanaohusika na mambo ya uchunguzi kuwa wamehongwa mamilioni kwa ajili kujiandaa kujenga hoja za kutetea au kushambulia wabunge wenzao watakaogusa maslahi ya wafanyabiashara na maofisa hao wakati wa mkutano wa Bunge la Bajeti,” alisema.

Alisema tangu kuzunduliwa Bunge la 11, zimekuwapo ziara zisizoisha za wafanyabiashara wakubwa na maofisa waandamizi wa Serikali kuwafikia wenyeviti wa Kamati za Bunge, lakini baada ya uchunguzi wa sasa ndiyo imebainika zina lengo la kuwanunua.

“Unajua, hili Bunge la 11 linawachanganya sana watu kwa sababu hata ndani ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kuna wabunge wanaotofautiana sana kwa misimamo. Sasa wapo ambao wameapa kutofumbia macho ufisadi na wanapata nguvu kutokana na msimamo wa rais wa kutumbua majipu.

“Sasa tulishangaa hapo mwanzoni tulipoanza kuwaona wafanyabiashara na wakati mwingine maofisa wa juu wa Serikali wakikutana mara kwa mara na baadhi ya wenyeviti wetu na baadaye ndiyo imebainika kumbe lengo lao lilikuwa kujenga ushawishi wa kutetewa bungeni.

“Majina yao wote yako kwa Spika na kila kitu kuhusu kashfa yao hii. Spika mwenyewe amekwisha kukutana nao na amewaonya, nasikia kuna hatua zaidi zinakuja.

“Ila tafadhali sana usinitaje mimi siyo msemaji, nasema nikiwa bungeni siyo huku nje, nyie subirini nadhani mtapewa taarifa tu viongozi wetu wa Bunge,” alisema mbunge huyo.

Alipotafutwa, Katibu wa Bunge, Dk. Thomas Kashilillah kuzungumzia suala hilo na hasa iwapo barua hiyo yenye tuhuma nzito dhidi ya wenyeviti wa Kamati za Bunge imefika mezani kwake, simu yake ya kiganjani iliita bila kupokelewa na hata alipotumiwa ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi hakujibu.

Naye Spika Ndugai alipotafutwa, simu yake ilikuwa haipatikani na jitihada za kuwatafuta wenyeviti wa kamati za Bunge wanaotuhumiwa kupokea rushwa hazikuweza kufanikiwa jana hadi tunakwenda mitamboni.

Call for Applications: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

For Mid-Career Professional Study In The United States

*** Application cycle 2017 - 2018 ***
The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam is seeking qualified candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey program. Online applications are now available starting March 22, 2016. Deadline for submitting applications will be no later than June 1, 2016. Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for mid-June, 2016. 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. In Tanzania, fellows are nominated by the Office Of Public Affairs of the American Embassy based on demonstrated potential for leadership and commitment to public service. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) from provide primary funding for the Humphrey program within its congressional appropriation for exchanges. The Humphrey program is a non-degree program. Applicants should not assume that they could become degree candidates after they arrive in the U.S. Anyone seeking a degree program should look at the Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program, among others.
Fellowship Fields
Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the following fields:
  1. Agricultural Development/ Agricultural Economics: Suitable candidates include individuals focused on technical areas of agricultural development such as building sustainable farming systems for increasing food production and rural incomes. Individuals developing national policy frameworks related to agriculture, trade and food policy are also appropriate candidates.
  2. Communications/Journalism: Appropriate candidates include those using electronic mass media and telecommunication to facilitate national development in the areas of agriculture, health, family planning, nutrition and education. These candidates might manage media strategies for non-governmental organizations or for state-run media, alike. Journalists engaged in public affairs reporting, magazine and feature writing, and interpretive writing on social issues and international affairs are also suitable.
  3. Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention: ECA cooperates with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in co-funding Humphrey fellowships in substance abuse treatment and prevention. Appropriate candidates for these fellowships include researchers, treatment providers, prevention specialists, and program planners at governmental or non-governmental organizations. Fellows in this field will learn about NIDA-supported substance abuse research and its application to the development of prevention programs, treatment protocols, and government policy. Appropriate candidates should hold mid-level positions in such organizations as universities, government ministries, drug abuse treatment or prevention agencies, social welfare or community-based organizations, or as health care professionals. Because the effective treatment and prevention of drug abuse depends on the interpretation and application of current research, candidates in this field who have a record of scientific research are preferred. However, candidates without research records will also be considered carefully if they can demonstrate the ability to gain an understanding of research in the field and a commitment to apply its results to substance abuse treatment and prevention in their home environments. All regular selection criteria also apply in this field, including demonstrated leadership potential, public service commitment, English proficiency, etc. Given the emphasis on substance abuse prevention and treatment, candidates who are law enforcement professionals should be focused on demand reduction issues rather than interdiction policies.
  4. Economic Development/ Finance and Banking: This field may be interpreted very broadly. Suitable candidates include policy makers and administrative managers focusing on contemporary development issues including population growth, agriculture and industrial development, poverty and income distribution, labor markets and foreign trade. Also, individuals who are working in the field of sustainable development in the public or private sector are appropriate.
  5. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy: Individuals who are contributing to national education planning, policy development and implementation make good candidates. University professors whose projects focus exclusively on research or teaching are not suitable. However, university professors in administrative or policy-making positions are eligible. Candidate profiles also include those focused on areas of education with an administrative or policy: curriculum development, instruction and learning assessment techniques, program design and adult learning, the use of technology in higher education. These individuals MAY be teachers who have additional responsibilities in the areas above.
  6. Finance and Banking: Suitable candidates include individuals who are involved in the management of financial institutions, the regulation of depository institutions and securities, or transnational lending and trade financing. Corporate financial managers and analysts are appropriate if they are interested in and able to convey how their work will impact the development of the country.
  7. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention: Physicians, health educators, communications specialists and policy analysts who are interested in HIV/AIDS policy and prevention are appropriate candidates in this field.
  8. Human Resource Management: The most suitable candidates in this field are those individuals dealing with institutional change, setting personnel policies and procedures. These might be human resource managers or individuals from varying fields who have been charged with re-organizing a department or ministry, for example.
  9. Law and Human Rights: Attorneys and judges are the most suitable candidates for this field. If the individual is not an attorney or judge he or she must have a strong legal background to facilitate placement at schools of law. The range of law specializations is far-reaching; some of the more common include: constitutional, criminal, business, civil rights, family/child, alternative dispute resolution, international humanitarian, international trade, international business, intellectual property, and telecommunications. Individuals engaged in legal and judicial reform and the administration of justice are also appropriate candidates.
  10. Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change: Natural resource and environmental managers are appropriate candidates for this field. Policy makers and practitioners working on the protection of natural resources, water management and quality issues, land use, conservation and development, risk assessment and management policy, and pollution are also suitable.
  11. Nonproliferation: This focus is new to the Humphrey Program and would include foreign government officials and leaders in the area of nonproliferation education and national security studies.
  12. Public Health Policy and Management: Physicians, clinicians with management responsibilities, health educators, and other practitioners with policy-making responsibility in this field are suitable candidates. Past Fellows, interests have included: management of public health care organizations, health care delivery through community-based organizations, reproductive, adolescent, and child health, and epidemiology in public health practice.
  13. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration: This field may be interpreted very broadly. Policy issues that past Fellows addressed have included: regional, economic and workforce development planning; public management and leadership; financial management in public and non-profit organizations; poverty and inequality; gender; public finance and revenue administration; domestic and foreign development policies; political transition to market-based democracy; planning and the global knowledge economy; private sector development.
  14. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: Appropriate candidates include teachers, administrators, and other education practitioners in the field of Teaching of English as a Foreign Language if they are interested in teacher training, curriculum development and methodology.
  15. Technology Policy and Management: Network administrators, engineers and urban planners involved in formulating technology policy and managing technological change/systems are suitable candidates in this field.
  16. Trafficking In Persons, Policy and Prevention: Candidates include foreign government officials, NGO activists, and media specialists who are focused on anti-trafficking issues. Humphrey Fellows can focus in areas of public administration, NGO administration, law and human rights, social work, communications and journalism, and public health as applied to anti-trafficking program management and policy making.
  17. Urban and Regional Planning: Appropriate candidates for this field include architects, engineers, city planners, and historic preservation Specialists. Also suitable are individuals involved in some aspects of urban design and managing urban growth and change, geographic information systems, and regional integration and development.
Recruitment of Eligible Candidates
Approximately 120 American embassies and commissions worldwide are eligible to nominate candidates, who will undergo additional screening by U.S.-based independent panels of academics and professionals with regional and field-specific expertise. The presidential-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board must also approve all candidates recommended by the U.S.-based independent panels before a grant can be offered. 

Appropriate applicants are mid-career professionals in leadership positions and who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. It is important that applicants have considerable initiative if they are to benefit from the program. Prospective fellows should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience prior to August of the grant year in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspect in the field of their specialization.
  • Applicants must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify.
  • Applicants should be proficient in both written and spoken English. Finalists will be required to have a minimum Test Of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 525 paper-based, or 71 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), although exceptionally strong applicants with lower scores may be nominated for the Long-Term English (LTE) training. Please note that if you do not have a TOEFL score, we will arrange for you to take the examination if you are nominated.
  • Applicants should have at least five years of relevant professional experience beyond the university degree. In general, applicants should have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. Accordingly, they should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not experienced previously and are not likely to experience without the Humphrey program.
  • An applicant may be removed from consideration if he/she does not meet all of the technical eligibility requirements.
  • Ineligible applicants include recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities, individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August of the grant year; and individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the five years prior to August of the grant year). An applicant with resent third country experience, especially in developed countries, may have a less compelling need for Humphrey program than a candidate who has never had a significant professional stay abroad.
  • As per the guidelines of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, local employees of U.S. Missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and members of their families are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment.
  • Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status may not apply to the program, since they are ineligible for a J visa.
Nature of the Program
It is essential that applicants have a clear understanding of the professional development component of the program (see below). If an applicant intends to pursue an advanced academic degree or to attend a specific university, he/she should not apply for the program. Applicants should also understand that Humphrey maintenance support might not enable them to maintain the standards of living they enjoy at home.
Program Components
  1. Academic placement in a non-degree program: the Humphrey program is not designed to lead to a degree. Rather, fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions. There is no provision for fellows to request placement at any particular university. Approximately 18 campuses have been selected through a competitive process to host fellows in groups with significant thematic and subject affinities. Each university is chosen based on institutional resources and the level of support and guidance it offers to the participants. Each campus has a designated faculty coordinator for academic and administrative support. Faculty advisors also assist fellows in pursuing balanced academic and professional programs.
  2. Professional: A fellow's professional-development plan may include professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation (work attachment) which must be at least six weeks in duration. Early in the academic year, each fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the fellow's need for relevant, practical professional experiences.
IIE will accept only electronic submissions of applications through embark system. The online application is available at:http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/ If you are unable to fill out the online application, contact the HHH Coordinator by email well before the deadline to make alternative arrangements.
Humphrey Program CoordinatorHHH Program
Office of Public Affairs, American Embassy
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
Box 9123
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 
Voice: +255 22 229 4186
Fax: +255 22 229 4722
Email: [email protected]
Selection for the Humphrey program is competitive. Nominated candidates must meet program qualifications, including demonstrated leadership ability/potential, a commitment to public service, a clear need for the program, and a well-developed program plan. 

Final results of the selection process will be available by April/May of 2015. Please submit only the 2015-2016 application forms to facilitate timely processing of the applications. The applications must include letters of recommendation, TOEFL scores if available, academic transcripts and English language translations of all non-English documents. For all applications including those by electronic submission, applicants still need to mail/hand-deliver certified true copies of all necessary documents as well as original signature pages of the application.
  1. Application questions: responses should be drafted and completed by the applicant. Responses should provide detailed information about the applicant's plans for professional development and how they relate to the applicant's goals and Tanzania's needs. Independent review panelists rely heavily on the proposed program plan in evaluating the applicant's communications skills, his/her understanding of the Humphrey program, and the applicant's need for it. Independent review panelists are also keen to see clearly articulated evidence of commitment to public service by the applicant.
  2. References: One reference form must be from the candidate's current employer. The employer should indicate how the Fellow's training would be utilized by the organization upon return and also confirm that the employee will be granted a leave of absence for the Fellowship's duration and that a position will be available upon return home. The second reference form should be from an individual who can comment significantly on the candidate from a different perspective: a university professor, professional mentor, or an associate if the candidate is involved in relevant community service or volunteer work. Personal friends, non-professional colleagues or family members are not acceptable references. Please submit no more than the two required references.
  3. Substance Abuse Supplimentary Application Page: all applicants applying for fellowships in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment should complete the special form for candidates in this field regardless of degree held, number of publications or research experience. Applicants in other fields should omit this page of the application.
  4. Medical exams are not required as part of the application process. Medical evaluation forms are only to be completed after a candidate has been awarded a fellowship.
  5. Visas And Travel: Please note that applications should be made in the full name of the applicant as it appears or will appear on his/her passport. This is to ensure easier handling of necessary paperwork for visas and travel if the applicant is selected.
The HHH fellowship stipend is not sufficient to support anyone but the grantee. Awards do not include an additional allowance for dependents. Please be advised that the cost of living in the United States is much higher than in Tanzania, if you are considering whether to have dependents join you in the U.S. Dependents may not accompany fellows to English language training. Fellows who wish to have family members join them during all or part of their fellowship year must receive prior approval from the U.S. host campus coordinator before IIE will issue a dependent DS-2019. Fellows may request permission for dependents to join them but must show proof of adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents' health insurance. If these conditions are met, IIE will prepare and send by express mail to The American Embassy an individual DS 2019 form for each dependent to support his/her J-visa application. Dependents may not arrive until after fellows have submitted required documentation of personal funds to IIE. 

Health insurance for dependents is required and can cost 150-200 dollars per month per dependent. Failure to provide adequate dependent health insurance coverage is grounds for termination of the grant award. 

For more information, please email [email protected] or write to:
Humphrey Program Coordinator
HHH Program
Office of Public Affairs, American Embassy
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
Box 9123
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 
Voice: +255 22 229 4186
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Jiji la Dar lampata Meya

KAIMU Mkurugenzi Jiji la Dar es Salaam Bi. Sara Yohana amemtanganza Isaya Mwita Charles ambaye ni Diwani wa Kata ya Vijibweni (CHADEMA) kutoka Wilaya ya Temeke kuwa Meya wa Jiji la Dar es Salaam.

Kaimu Mkurugenzi huyo alimtangaza mshindi huyo baada ya kuhesabiwa kura za uchaguzi uliyofanyika leo jijini Dar es Salaam ambapo mshindi alipata kwa kura 84 dhidi ya mgombea mweza kupitia chama cha CCM, Bw. Yenga Yusuph ambaye alipata kura 67 katika uchaguzi ambao kura 7 ziliharibika.

“Tunawashuruku wapiga kura wote mlioshiriki zoezi hili la upigaji kura kwa utulivu bila vurugu na kuweza kulifanikisha mpaka kumpata Meya wa Jiji hili,” alisema Bi Yohana.

Mshindi Mhe. Chacha aliwashukuru wapiga kura wa Vijibweni kwa kumchagua kuwa Diwani pamoja uongozi wa chama chake kwa kukubali kumpa nafasi ya kugombea kiti hicho.

“Nimejipanga kuleta maendeleo katika sekta ya elimu pamoja na kupambana na kero ya foleni katika jiji pia hakikisha wananchi wote maskini wanafaidika na mapato ya jiji hili katika kuendeleza miundombinu mbalimbali ,”alisema Chacha.

Mwenyekiti wa CHADEMA Bw. Freeman Mbowe alisema idadi ya wapiga kura tu inaonyesha wazi kuwa ushindi wa kiti hicho cha meya ni lazima uchukuliwe na CHADEMA sababu madiwani wengi wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam wanatoka katika chama hicho.

Isaya Mwita Charles, Meya wa jiji la Dar es Salaam (kushoto) akiwa na viongozi wa CHADEMA katika uchaguzi huo

Meya wa Jiji la Dar es Salaam Isaya Charles (katikati)akizungumza na wananchi juu ya kuwashukuru sana wapiga kura wake wa kata ya Vijibweni kwa kumchagua kuwa Diwani pamoja uongozi wa chama chake kwa kukubali kumpa nafasi ya kugombea kiti hicho, Jiji la Dar es Salaam.

Sehemu ya wafuasi wa CHADEMA waliojitokeza katika uchaguzi huo, leo Jijini Dar es Salaam.