Win up to 300 Euros! The VISAGE Students Photography Competition 2016

We are excited for this year’s Visage Students Photography Competition and Exhibition 2016. Last year we asked you to submit photographs depicting gender equality, this year is slightly different. Students are invited to submit photographs showing gender challenges towards achieving gender equality in the society.

What are the core gender challenges in the society? Who is doing what and why, are the roles different between males and female? Are youths able to reach their goals despite their sexes? Tell us your story through photographs.

The deadline:

The competition is now open till 30th April and the winner will be announced on the 27th May. The Visage Students Photography Competition and Exhibition 2016, is open until 30th April 2016 at 6pm (CET).

Read more at: http://www.visage-project.com/get-involved

Mwili wa marehemu Henry Kiherile waagwa Houston, Texas

Marehemu Henry Kiherile enzi za uhai wake
Jioni ya Jumamosi (16/04) Jumuiya ya Watanzania waishio katika jiji la Houston na miji mingine ya karibu ilifanya Ibada Takatifu katika kanisa la Umoja kumuaga mpendwa wao Henry Kiherile aliyefariki wiki moja na nusu iliyopita baada ya kupigwa risasi na watu wasiojulikana.

Ibada hiyo ilihudhuriwa na idadi kubwa ya watu waliokuwa na huzuni kubwa juu ya kifo hicho kilichogusa mioyo ya watu wengi. 

Mwili wa marehemu Henry unatarajiwa kusafirishwa jioni ya leo kuelekea nyumbani Tanzania kwa mazishi yanayotarajiwa kufanyika jijini Dar es Salaam siku ya Ijumaa tarehe 22/04/2016.

Zifuatazo ni picha za Misa hiyo.

Habari za kitaifa na michezo Aprili 17, 2016 kutoka ChannelTEN




Ripoti inasema Tanzania ni nchi ya 1 Afrika na 3 duniani kwa kuzalisha ufuta

Taasisi ya Utafiti na Maendeleo ya Kilimo ya Naliendele imetoa ripoti na kueleza kuwa Tanzania ni nchi ya kwanza Afrika na ya tatu duniani kwa uzalishaji wa ufuta.

Kwa mujibu wa ripoti hiyo, Tanzania imekuwa kinara baada ya ugunduzi wa mbegu aina ya Lindi 2002 inayozalisha ufuta wenye uzito mkubwa na kustahimili magonjwa ukiwa shambani.

Mkurugenzi wa taasisi hiyo, Dk Omar Mponda amesema uzalishaji wa ufuta umeongezeka maradufu kutoka tani 30,000 mwaka 1990 hadi kufikia tani 460,OOO mwaka huu, hivyo kuifanya Tanzania kuwa ya tatu ulimwenguni ikiongozwa na nchi za Myanmar na India. “Mtu anaweza kusema hawa watafiti wanafanya kazi gani, kazi yetu inachukua muda mrefu kupata teknolojia kwa sababu kupata mbegu bora siyo chini ya miaka 10, hivyo unatakiwa uwekeze kwa kipindi hicho kabla ili uje kupata mbegu.

“Lakini napata faraja kama mtafiti kwa kupata mbegu kwani sasa hivi tunaweza kujivunia kwenye ufuta na tuna karibu aina nane,” amesema Dk Mponda.

Hata hivyo, baadhi ya wakulima wanasema maisha yamebadilika kutokana na kilimo cha ufuta baada ya kutumia mbegu ya Lindi 2002 iliyofanyiwa utafiti na taasisi hiyo.

Mmoja wa wakulima hao, Abdallah Salum alisema amepata mafanikio kwa kilimo cha ufuta.

“Sasa nina nyumba mbili za bati na ninasomesha watoto sekondari kutokana na mavuno ya mbegu hii ya Lindi 2002 na hata uzito wake ni tofauti na mbegu zetu za kienyeji tulizokuwa tukizitumia hapo awali,” amesema Salum.

Zainab Mkwiru alisema kilimo cha ufuta kinamuwezesha kujikimu kimaisha.

“Zamani nilikuwa nalima, lakini sikuwa napata faida kwani nilikuwa nalima kwa ajili ya matumizi yangu...baada ya kuonana na washauri wa utafiti na kilimo sasa nafanya kilimo cha biashara na kumudu gharama za maisha,” amesema Mkwiru.

Ufuta unalimwa kwa kipindi cha miezi mitatu na tayari wakulima wameendelea kunufaika kwa kipindi kifupi kutokana na uwapo wa soko.

Maoni ya Dk Slaa kuhusu hatua ya MCC kuinyima Tanzania msaada

TANGU Shirika la Marekani la Changamoto za Milenia (MCC) litangaze kusitisha msaada wake wa zaidi ya Sh Trilioni moja kwa serikali ya Tanzania na zaidi kundi la nchi wahisani zipatazo 10 zitangaze kujitoa kuchangia bajeti ya mwaka huu, Taifa limebaki njia panda.

Kumekuwa na maoni tofauti, juu ya uamuzi huo ambao unaelezwa kutokana na kukiuka misingi ya demokrasia hasa katika suala la Uchaguzi wa Zanzibar, na sheria ya makosa ya mitandao (Cyber Crime Act).

Wakati wabobezi wa masuala ya kiuchumi wakisema uamuzi huo unaweza kuitikisa nchi, baadhi ya wanasiasa na wananchi wa kada mbalimbali wanasema ni heri tufunge mikanda tujitegemee.

Mjadala ni mkubwa na ama kwa hakika unaweza kusema umeliacha Taifa njiapanda.

Kutokana na hilo, MTANZANIA Jumapili limefanya mahojiano ya moja kwa moja kutoka nchini Canada aliko msomi, mwanasiasa aliyepata kushika wadhifa wa Ukatibu Mkuu wa Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) Dk. Willibrod Slaa. Yafuatayo ni mahojiano kamili;

SWALI: Unadhani kitendo cha Serikali ya Marekani kupitia shirika lake la Changamoto za Milenia (MCC) kuifutia Tanzania msaada wa zaidi ya Sh. Trilioni moja utaathiri Taifa?

Dk. Slaa: Ni dhahiri Kitendo cha ” kuifutia misaada ya MCC” kitaathiri Taifa. Kwa muda mrefu mipango yetu imekuwa ikitegemea fedha na Misaada ya Wahisani.

Aidha kwa muda mrefu Bajeti yetu ya Serikali Kuu, na kwa kiasi kikubwa pia Bajeti ya Hamashauri zetu zimekuwa Tegemezi.

Mwalimu Nyerere aliiona na kuonya zamani sana jambo hilo. Wabunge mbalimbali kwa nyakati tofauti, na hasa kuanzia Bunge la 8 wamekuwa wakipiga kelele Serikali zetu ( zote 2) . Zipunguze utegemezi huo. Kimsingi hatua zimekuwa zikichukuliwa.

Nikilinganisha na wakati nilipokuwa Mbunge ambapo utegemezi ulikuwa karibu ya 80% kwa bajet ya Matumizi (Recurrent Expenditure) na karibu ya asilimia 95 hadi asilimia takriban 40 ya sasa ni hatua kubwa sana. Lakini naamini haitoshi, kwani “uhuru” kamili ni kuwa na uwezo na uhuru wa kupanga na kutumia fedha na rasilimali zako kwa jinsi unavyotaka uhuru huu bado hatunao.

Unadhani hizi ni sababu za msingi walizotoa kwamba ni kutokana na uchaguzi wa Z’bar na sheria ya makosa ya mtandao (Cyber Crime)?

Dk Slaa: Kimsingi, mimi sipendi kuzungumzia sana msingi wa maamuzi yao, nje ya zile hoja ambazo wamezitoa. Kwa mambo makubwa kama haya nisingilipenda kuwa ” mganga wa kienyeji kuanza kubadhiri sababu halisi.

Lakini ni ukweli kuwa kwa muda mrefu nchi za magharibi zimekuwa zikihusisha sana misaada yao na mambo kama “hali ya Demokrasia” na “Utawala bora” katika nchi zinazoitwa ” Nchi zinazoendelea” (Developing Countries).

Nchi yetu siyo tu imeweka Saini bali pia imeridhia Mkataba wa Cotonou ( zamani Lome convention wa 1975) kati ya nchi, wakati ule 12 za Jumuia ya Ulaya kwa Upande mmoja na Nchi 77 za Afrika, Caribean na Pacific kwa upande mwingine. Msingi mkubwa wa Misaada inayotokana na mkataba wa Cotonou kama ulivyosainiwa Mauritius, ni hali ya Demokrasia katika nchi husika.

Mkataba huo bado unaendelea hadi leo,japo mambo mengi yamekuwa yakiamuliwa kwa msingi wa ushirikiano wa kikanda (EPA).Nakumbuka, wakati nikiwa mwakilishi wa Bunge la JMT katika Bunge la ACP/EU ( joint Assembly) moja ya hoja kubwa iliyojitokeza ni ” nini hasa tafsiri ya neno Demokrasia na Good Governance”. Mpaka nimemaliza kipindi changu hoja hiyo ilikuwa haijapata Tafsiri sahihi kwakuwa falsafa ya nchi za magharibi na nchi za ACP zilikuwa hazifanani.

Hivyo, mimi sipendi kuzungumzia msingi wa hoja yao, nje ya sababu walizozitoa wao (MCC) na mimi sijaona sababu zingine. Hivyo sitaki kutabiri.

Kama hizo ndizo sababu za MCC basi ni ” application” ya principles ambazo wamekuwa wakizisema, na kwa nyakati mbalimbali wamekuwa wakijadiliana na Serikali ya Tanzania na nyaraka kuhusiana majadiliano hayo ziko nyingi, na nyingine niliisha zitoa hadharani huko nyuma.

SWALI: Kutokana na hilo unadhani uamuzi huo unaweza kuiteteresha Serikali katika utekelezaji wa miradi ya maendeleo?

Dk. Slaa: Ni kweli uamuzi wa kukosa mabilioni ya fedha kutoka kwa Wahisani mbalimbali wa Marekani na wa Ulaya unaweza kuwa na athari kubwa katika mipango yetu. Kwa kuwa kutatokea pengo katika Bajeti yetu.

Aidha pia kwa taarifa ya ndani isiyotoka ‘Research Desk ya Developing Nations’ wenzetu wa Mashirika ya Fedha ya Marekani na Ulaya kwa mara ya kwanza katika historia (kama taarifa hizo ni za kweli) wameiweka (listed) Tanzania kama ” Risky investment destination”.

Kwa kawaida listi ya aina hii ina maana ya kuwa, siyo tu mashirika ya kiserikali kama MCC na Misaada baina ya nchi kwa nchi kwa ilivyo kwa ‘Bajet Support” na aina mbalimbali za “Basket Funding” zitaathirika, bali pia ” Private Sector” ya Tanzania na za Nje zinaxofanya kazi Tanzania hazitaweza ku ” access ” fedha kutoka kwenye Taasisi za Fedha za nchi za ulaya na North America.

Kimsingi hakuna kikwazo ” Rasmi” cha kiuchumi bali mashirika ya Nje kama ya utafutaji wa Mafuta, Gesi, Uranium na madini yote kwa ujumla, yatashindwa kufanya kazi kwa kukosa fedha. Kutokana na ” masharti magumu” ya kupata fedha hizo kama ilivyo sasa. Aidha biashara itadorora na hata utalii hatimaye utadorora kwa kuwa utakuwa ghali sana.

Lakini Mimi naamini, kuwa tuko kwenye ulimwengu ” unaoojiita wa kidemokrasia”. Tunafuata misingi ya International Law. Bila kuingia kwenye uhalali au kutokuwa halali uchaguzi wa Zanzibar, ambapo a ” Sovereign” country ” Taifa uhuru kwa mujibu wa Sheria ya Kimataifa” imefanya maamuzi. ..”

inayoamini ni kwa mujibu wa Sheria zake”, maamuzi hayo ( kama hayakuvunja sheria zingine za kimataifa kama genocide, ( ambayo historia inaonyesha walifumbia macho wakati wa mauaji ya kimbari ya Rwanda), wanapaswa kuheshimu uamuzi wa Taifa huru ambayo imetekeleza matakwa ya Sheria zake( rejea juu nilipoeleza ( Tunapotofautiana katika Tafsiri ya Good Governance na Democracy.

Hawana haki kabisa ku ” impose” (kushinikiza) matakwa yao. Na ndio maana ninavyoona, wamechukua njia tofauti ya ” kuzuia misaada na kutu “list” kama nilivyoeleza hapo juu. Haya mambo mawili yanatofautiana sana na effect zake ni pia tofauti.

Kwa kutambua kuwa Taifa huru, halipaswi kutetereka kama inaamini ilifanya maamuzi yake kwa mujibu wa sheria zake na ” inaamini” kwa dhati hakuna ” haki za msingi” ( sizungumzii ‘political rights!) bali ” human Rights”.

Tuna mifano mingi huko nyuma.

1) Mwalimu Nyerere aliipa Taifa moja kubwa masaa 48( kama nakumbuka vizuri) kuondoka na makontena yao ya misaada yaliyokuwa Bandarini Dar es Salaam, kwa kuwa tu walitaka kutuchagulia ‘Marafiki’ . Hatua ilituumiza kwa muda kwa kukosa ile misaada, lakini ilijenga heshima ya Utu wetu Watanzania na dunia nzima ikatuheshimu, na kwa muda mrefu hatukuchezewa tena na Taifa lolote la nje.

2) Afrika ya Kusini wakati wa ubaguzi wa Rangi (apartheid) siyo tu ilinyimwa misaada bali iliwekewa vikwazo vya kiuchumi. Na hapa pia nieleweke sizungumzii uzuri au ubaya wa apartheid policies bali nazungumzia ” uamuzi halali” wa Taifa huru kwa mujibu wa sheria zake.

Tofauti na wengi wanavyofikiri, Afrika Kusini walifunga mikanda yao kulinda Sovereignity na autonomy yao kama Taifa. Matokeo yao walijenga uchumi imara, walikuza rasilimali watu yao na kupata wanasayansi bora duniani (succesful heart transplant ya kwanza duniani ilifanyika Afrika ya Kusini na Daktari Kabouroo! Leo wana viwanda vya magari, wana heavy industries, wana ndege za kutosha. Kimsingi wanashindana na Ulaya na Marekani.

Wanaogopwa na kuheshimika. Hatutafikia hatua hiyo iwapo kila wakati tutapaswa kupiga magoti. Wao pia wanahitaji “Resources” tulizonazo, ni suala la muda tu. Watarudi wenyewe bila kubembelezana. Watakaporudi tutaheshimiana kwa kuwa wakati huo na sisi tutakuwa tumejenga uwezo wetu.

Hii habari ya kuwauzia ” raw materials” kisha “finished products” zinarudi kwetu kwa bei ambayo asilimia 90 ya watu wetu ( yaani wale waliozizalisha) hawawezi kununua bidhaa hizo ni lazima ifike mahali tuseme basi. Inahitaji ” Bold decision” ( maamuzi magumu yasiyoyumba).

Kusimamia rasilimali zetu vizuri, tuwatumie walio tayari kutusaidia ” wakati wa shida” kama ambavyo tayari wako wenye nia njema wamejitokeza, ila na wao wasituletee masharti yasiyo na kichwa wala miguu.

Kwani mara ya kwanza China kututoa kwenye shida. Watanzania tumesahau wakati wa mapambano ya ukombozi ” Marekani alivyokataa kutusaidia ” ujenzi wa barabara ya ukombozi”- ujenzi wa Barabara na reli ya Tazara na barabara – kama sijakosea ( Tanzam). Zambia ingelikuwa imeumia sana kama si kwa ujenzi wa reli ya Tazara wakati wa ukombozi wa nchi za kusini mwa Afrika.

Cuba mbona haijaangamia kwa kuwekewa vikwazo na Marekani kwa miaka yote hiyo? Juzi Obama si ameenda likizo mwenyewe, nadhani kwa kujialika mwenyewe ( it was not an official state visit). Heshima haiji kwa kuomba omba inakuja kwa kuchukua maamuzi magumu.

SWALI: Unadhani nchi itaweza kuendelea bila misaada na kwamba tutaweza kujetegemea ndani ya muda mfupi?

Dk. Slaa: Kinachodumaza nchi ni mawazo ya viongozi wake na wananchi wake. Kinachoendeleza nchi si misaada ni jinsi Taifa linavyojisimamia. Canada ina pupulation karibu sawa na Tanzania. Kila barabara ina flyover, sisi leo tukiona daraja pale ubungo tunashangaa.

Walienda kuomba wapi? Kodi zao, rasilimali zao- mafuta, mbao, mazao ya kilimo yalifanya kazi. Yalisimamiwa vizuri. Uwanja mdogo tu wa mkoa kwa siku kuna flight minimum 2000. Reli na bandari zinaleta bidhaa mpaka Dar es Salaam.

Watu wao wanalipa kodi kwa wakati bila shuruti. Kulipa kodi ni heshima (ni kweli watu wana moyo wa kulipa kodi kwa kuwa wanaona matunda ya kodi zao.

Huduma muhimu zote; afya ni bure, elimu ni bure mpaka equivalent ya form VI yetu. Kwetu sisi hela za kodi sehemu kubwa inaishia mifukoni mwa watu.

Wakianza “kutumbuliwa” tunalalamika badala ya kuunga mkono anayewatumbua, jambo ambalo miaka yote haikutokea.

Hivyo ninaamini tuko kwenye njia sahihi, tukikaza uzi, tukaziba mianya yote bila huruma, kila chombo kikafanya kazi kwa mujibu sheria. Tutaweza kujenga uchumi wa heshima. Lazima kuwe na ” Zero Tolerance” kwa ufisadi, uwizi wa mali za umma na rasilimali zote za Taifa.

Tuondoe vyeo mbalimbali vya ” ulaji” vilivyotengenezwa kwa ajili ya Maswaiba, kila nafadi ya kazi haina sababu ya kujaziwa watu, kazi inayofanywa na mtu mmoja haina sababu ya kufanywa na watu

Tujifunze kinachoitwa ” lean Management”, najua wako watakaopiga kelele kwa sababu tumejijenga kwenye utamaduni wa kulindana.

Mbona wenzetu wameweza wana nini kuliko sisi? Ingekuwa Tanzania ishushwe kwa siku mbili tu, na ardhi yote nchi nzima ifunikwe na barafu, kwa hali yetu tutafilisika mara moja.

Lakini wenzetu kila wakati wako barabarani ”kuondoa barafu tu” na heavy equipment. Sisi hata mafuriko ya siku moja tunaangamia na kulia.

Tunahitaji kubadili mtindo wetu wa kufanya kazi na kujituma hasa vijana, ambao wengi wamejenga utamaduni wa kukesha kwenye mitandao wakipiga propaganda au kwenye ” pool” wakiambiwa inakuwa “noma” nchi haijengwi kwa miujiza isipokuwa kwa kazi, na kila mmoja kutumiza wajibu wake mahali alipo.

Tukifika hapo hatutatetereka, na tusipofika hapo tumlaumu Magufuli kwa kuwa yeye siyo “omnipotent” kama Mungu.

Aidha tusiposimama kama Taifa katika jambo kama hili, tatawaliwa tena kama ” Donald Trump” Mgombea urais wa Republican (USA) anavyotabiri sahihi.

Siamini Watanzania tuko tayari kutawaliwa na mgeni yeyote yule kwa sababu yoyote ile, na hasa siyo kwa sababu tumeamua kuendekeza wizi, ufisadi au kwa kuwa tunaendekeza ” anasa” badala ya ” kufanya anasa” baada ya kazi kama wenzetu wanavyofanya.

Ukienda mitaa ya baa, bia zimejaa utadhani sisi ndio matajiri kuliko Marekani au Canada. Tuna mihela kwa ajili ya bia, lakini hatuna hela kwa ajili ya kusomesha watoto wetu. Tuondoe hii laana na aibu kwa kubadili tabia zetu.

Athari za kiafya za vyakula vyenye wanga


MOJA ya vyakula ambavyo tumekuwa tukitumia kwa wingi hasa Watanzania wenye kipato cha kati na chini kabisa ni vyakula vya aina kuu tatu, Wanga, Protini na Mafuta (Fats).

Na kwa kiwango kidogo sana tunatumia vitamin na madini katika milo yetu. Moja ya masomo ya chakula tunayofundishwa ni kula mlo kamili.Watu wengi tumekuwa tukitumia elimu hiyo hadi hapa tulipofika.

Napenda kusema tu kwamba mlo kamili ni kwa ajili ya mtu mzima ambaye hana ugonjwa wowote na ni kwa yule tu ambaye hataki kula kiafya.

Napenda kusema haya kwa sababu tumekuwa tukila vyakula vya namna ile ile lakini tumekuwa tukiugua mno magonjwa mbalimbali yatokanayo na lishe mbovu. Hadi sasa ugonjwa wa kisukari hapa duniani unaua zaidi ya ugonjwa wa UKIMWI, swali la kujiuliza je, tumejitenga wapi mbali katika lishe?

Leo nataka nikueleze kidogo kuhusu sayansi ya chakula aina ya wanga. Maana kila mtu ninayemwelekeza njia sahihi ya kupunguza uzito anakwambia nitaishije bila chakula cha wanga? Mwili wako hutumia vyakula vikuu aina tatu ambavyo ni wanga, protini na mafuta.

Na unatakiwa ujue kuwa gramu moja ya wanga hutengeneza nishati ya mwili kalori nne, ambapo protini nayo hutengeneza kalori nne na Fats hutengeneza kalori tisa. Unaona ni zaidi ya mara mbili ya nishati zinazotengenezwa na chakula cha wanga.

Hii ina maana kuwa ninaposema kuwa tunaweza kupunguza wanga na ukaishi ukiwa na nguvu nyingi zaidi hata ya ulivyo kuwa katika lishe ya wanga nyingi.

KWA NINI NAKUSHAURI UPUNGUZE WANGA KIAFYA?

Unapokuwa umepunguza wanga au kuacha kabisa ulaji wa vyakula vyenye wanga nyingi, mfano mikate, ugali, wali na tambi. Hakikisha kitendo hicho kiendane na kuongeza kiwango cha mafuta na vyakula vya protini mwilini mwako katika lishe yako. Hii itaufanya mwili wako kuanza kutumia mafuta kama nishati ya mwili ya kwanza kujitengenezea nguvu.

Viungo vya binadamu kama ini na figo vinapokuwa vinatumia mafuta kuzalisha nishati ya mwili hutengeneza viini vya nishati viitwavyo Ketone Bodies, ambavyo hivi ndivyo hutumiwa na seli za mwili kujitengenezea nishati kwa wingi.

Hivyo basi, unapokuwa unajizuia kutumia vyakula vya wanga mwili wako utatumia karibia siku tano hadi wiki kuanza kutumia mafuta kama nishati ya mwili na hicho kitendo tunaita Keto Adaption.

Ningependa kusema kwamba Keto Adaption ni ile hali ya mwili wako kujenga mazoea ya kutumia mafuta kama chanzo cha nishati ya mwili na hapo ndipo utaanza kuona mabadiliko katika mwili wako makubwa.

Utakuwa unajisikia mwenye nguvu na unatashangaaa dalili mbalimbali zilizokuwa zinakusumbua zinapotea hii ni kwa sababu ya uwezo mkubwa wa ketone bodies katika mwili wako dhidi ya glucose.

Sote tunajua kwamba ulaji wa vyakula vya wanga kwa wingi na vyakula vyenye sukari nyingi vinaongeza kiwango cha sukari kwenye damu zaidi ya kiwango ambacho mwili wako unaweza kuhimili.

Mfano; kiwango cha kawaida cha sukari kinachohitajika mwilini mwako ni kijiko kimoja cha chai, hiki ni kiwango ambacho hakiwezi kukuletea matatizo. Basi kama binadamu anaishi kwa sukari inayokadiriwa kuwapo kwenye damu kama kijiko kimoja tu cha chai.

Unywaji wa soda moja unaweza kuongeza zaidi ya vijiko 10, hivyo basi mwili wako unakuwa unashindwa kuhimili sukari iliyozidi.

Kwa wale wanaopenda kula baga, inakadiliwa kuwa baga moja ya kati inaweza kutoa sukari zaidi ya vijiko 16 kwenye damu.

Swali la kujiuliza mwili unapeleka wapi sukari iliyozidi wakati miili yetu inahitaji sukari kiwango kidogo kama kijiko kimoja tu kuishi?
Mwili hutengeneza maji kutoka kwenye seli za kongosho ziitwazo beta seli, maji haya ni homon iitwayo Insulin, kazi kubwa ya insulin ni kutunza glucose hii katika damu kwa matumizi ya baadae, na inatunza katika kiasi maalumu katika mfumo wa Glycogen na kiasi kikubwa katika mafuta.

Hivyo basi, mafuta haya huhifadhiwa katika sehemu mbalimbali kama tumboni, shingoni, mikononi, kifuani na kiunoni. Mafuta haya huhifadhiwa katika mfumo wa Tryglycerides ambayo haya ni miongoni ya mafuta mabaya mwilini mwako.

Sasa mtu anayekwambia wanga nyingi katika chakula chako ni salama anakudanganya kwa kiasi kikubwa kwani tunaona jinsi gani ulaji wa kiwango kingi cha vyakula vya wanga na sukari vinavyosababisha sukari kupanda kupita kiasi na insulin kuanza kuhifadhi katika mafuta.

Kila siku nasema, tumekaririshwa adui mkuu ni fats na kujisahau ulaji mbovu wa vyakula vya wanga huku tukiishia kulea vitambi na magonjwa sugu, hii yote ni kutokuwa na ufuatiliaji wa lishe nzuri na salama kwako.

MADHARA MENGINE YA SUKARI
Napenda kuwarudisha nyuma kidogo katika somo la bailojia. Tulijifunza kuwa miili yetu imejengwa kwa kiini kidogo sana kiitwacho seli ambapo shughuli zote za mwili zinafanyika humo.

Nilijifunza kuwa ndani ya seli kuna viungo vidogo vidogo navifananisha na (Apartments kwenye nyumba kubwa) moja wapo ni Mitochondria, hiki ni kiungo kidogo katika seli ambacho kinahusika na kuzalisha nishati ya mwili tu. Pia nikikumbuka watu wote tulijifunza kwamba mwili wetu hujitenegenezea nishati ya mwili au nguvu kupitia kuifanyia kazi sukari iliyo ndani ya damu baada ya kuingia ndani ya seli.

Hivyo basi insulin ni kama ufunguo ambao unafungua milango ili sukari iweze kuingia ndani ya seli hadi kwenye mitochondria. Mwili wako unapokuwa unatumia hewa ya oxygen kuna uwezekano mkubwa wa kupatikana kwa athari iitwayo Oxdative stress.

Hii ndiyo inayofanya chuma kipate kutu, hii ndiyo inayofanya mafuta ukiyaweka kwenye jua kwa muda mrefu yanaharibika. Basi mwili wako unakuwa unatengeneza vihatarishi viitwavyo Reactive Oxygen Species kwa kifupi huitwa Free Radicals.

Hizi ni sumu ambazo hupatikana wakati mwili unajitenegenezea nishati yake kwa kutumia oxygen na hizi zinapokuwa kiwango kikubwa huweza kuharibu kabisa seli na kuziua na pia zinaweza kupelekea kupata magonjwa sugu kama saratani.

Hivyo, tafiti zinaonesha kwamba vyakula vya wanga na sukari vina matokeo makubwa ya kutenegeneza Free Radicals nyingi kupita kiasi.

Miili yetu ina kiwango fulani cha viondoa sumu ambavyo vinaipunguza sumu ya free radicals kuepusha kusababisha magonjwa kwa kuziua seli.

Lakini panapokuwa na kiwango kikubwa cha uzalishaji wa free radicals mwili unashindwa kuhimili na hatimaye free radicals zinaanza kuleta madhara mwilini mwako. Kadri mitochondria zinavyodhoofika ndivyo magonjwa nyemelezi ya lishe yanavyotukabili kila kukicha.
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Serikali yasimamisha malipo ya ujenzi wa jengo la Makamu wa Rais

SERIKALI imesimamisha malipo kwa wakandarasi waliojenga jengo la ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais, baada ya kubainika kujengwa chini ya kiwango.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari jijini Dar es Salaam jana, Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Katiba na Sheria, Mohammed Mchengerwa alisema jengo hilo lilijengwa kwa gharama ya Sh bilioni 8 lakini tayari lina nyufa.

“Kamati ilitoa ushauri kwa serikali kusimamisha malipo ya wakandarasi baada ya kubaini jengo la ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais limejengwa chini ya kiwango,”alisema Mchengerwa.

Alisema udhaifu huo wameuona, baada ya kamati kutembelea jengo hilo ambalo lilikuwa na matatizo mengi.

Alisema kutokana na hali hiyo, kamati hiyo imeishauri Serikali kusimamisha malipo yote na kumtaka Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali(CAG) kufanya ukaguzi maalumu kwenye jengo hilo na kuwasilisha ripoti kwenye kamati hiyo.

Alisema ripoti ya awali, inaonyesha wakandarasi wanaidai Serikali Sh milioni 230.

Alisema pia kamati imeitaka Serikali kuwachukulia hatua Wakala wa Majengo Tanzania(TBA) ambao walihusika kutoa ushauri wa ujenzi wa jengo hilo.

Alisema jengo hilo limejengwa na wakandarasi wa ndani kutoka Kampuni ya Mecco na Kampuni ya ujenzi kutoka China.

Alisema kamati yake imeishauri Serikali kuwafikisha mahakamani watendaji watakaobainika kujenga jengo hilo chini ya kiwango.

April Press Release by TCME on contribution by the mining companies to the ecomomy

TANZANIA CHAMBER OF MINERALS AND ENERGY

PRESS STATEMENT

April 2016

MINING COMPANIES SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS TO ECONOMY, OPERATE TRANSPARENTLY

Recently, the mining sector has seen negative media reports in relation to the way in which it operates. The Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME) represents member companies involved in the mining sector, from explorers to large scale producers as well as medium and small scale miners. Businesses that support the mining sector also form part of the membership. This sector is a significant contributor to Tanzania’s economy and the statistics below show the tangible fiscal and social benefits that accrue to the Tanzanian economy which in turn enables the Tanzanian Government to deliver on important development projects.

Mining Benefits to Tanzania

Key statistics:

  • Investment into the mining sector from 1997 - 2015: USD 4.5 billion.
  • Revenue generated over the same period: USD 16.5 billion
  • GDP contribution: 3.3% (2013), Vs Vision 2025 of 10% contribution.
  • 43% of total exports in 2013 (BOT Annual Report 2012/13).
  • 48.2% Gross Value Added (% of revenue retained in country) i.e utilized for local procurement, taxes, training, infrastructure, local salaries and others.
  • Large Scale Mining employs directly 20,000 and another 200,000 induced (1:10)
Chart showing distribution of revenue generated by member companies for the period 1997-2015

The revenue generated by our members amounted to USD 16,499,378,727 for the period 1997 to 2015

Description
Amount spent  (US$)
% of Revenue
Local Procurement
4,812,639,755
29.2
Community Spend
50,813,229
0.3
Training Spend
40,946,264
0.2
Local Salaries
1,146,813,407
7.0
Infrastructure Spend
58,095,698
0.4
Royalty & Other Taxes to Govt
1,827,814,617
11.1
TOTAL
7,937,122,971
 48.2

The above chart and accompanying table indicates that the Gross Value Added (GVA) in the Tanzanian economy adds up to 48.1% (that is the amount of all payments made by the companies in-country as a percentage of revenue generated by the companies. The statistics provide to a large extent the vast tangible incremental fiscal and social benefits that accrue to the Tanzanian economy.

The government benefits directly from royalty payments of 4% or 5% depending on minerals produced which is charged on gross turnover (not on profit). Local withholding taxes, corporation tax charged at 30% on profits, employment taxes and customs duties are other sources of Government revenue as shown on the chart. 

In addition to direct taxation, the development of the mining industry has had a massive impact on many other sectors. As a result of mines that were constructed, , rural communities have had access to power and water supplies where there were none previously, thus enabling improvement of the quality of life of rural communities that prior to the arrival of the investors, might have seemed unattainable in rural Tanzania,  mobile phone networks have reached communities previously isolated from modern communication. Other benefits include improvements and rehabilitation of local schools the equipping and supply of dispensaries and encouraging local businesses to flourish; these are all standard activities on the part of the mining companies in an effort to foster a positive relationship with the community around the mine area. It is noteworthy to point out that that these benefits flow to the communities without cost or charge, and are not a compulsory requirement of the Government but cost the companies millions of dollars. These costs cannot be reported as tax credits, but are funding tangible contributions to national development. In addition, railways have benefited by the freighting of supplies, trucking companies have expanded, to meet the demands of the mines, hotels in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Geita etc. have seen a significant increase in occupancy rates due to the mining employees and international visitors. Even tourism has reaped a benefit by the many mining related people visiting Tanzania’s world class national parks. New roads have been constructed or existing roads upgraded, not at the cost of the taxpayer, but the mining companies themselves. These are all very real and tangible benefits to Tanzanian citizens that the critics of the industry choose to ignore or overlook. These benefits increase with every additional mine that comes on stream in Tanzania.

We need to continue leveraging the untapped potential linkages with other sectors of the economy, such as roads, ports, railways; manufacturing, including beer production; agro and food processing; energy; technology and knowledge transfer, tourism etc.




Future of the Industry

The future of the mining industry is at a watershed marred with great uncertainty unless urgent strategic interventions are made in the macro-economic and sectorial environment that would enable Tanzania to reclaim its competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination of choice that it once was, not too long ago. In early 2000s, Tanzania opened at least one gold mine every year until about year 2005. That was the time Government of Tanzania embarked on deliberate measures to attract mining investments which resulted in massive injection of USD 4.5 bn of Foreign Direct Investment in the Mining Sector alone. This investment over that period created value and significantly contributed to Tanzania’s economic growth and poverty reduction. 
We are yet to see the momentum of opening new large scale gold and other mines and exploration work has significantly waned. This investment has gone to other countries in Africa instead – in the last 8 years, Burkina Faso for instance has seen six new large scale mines open and exploration has continued to identify further investment options.

Declining trend

Significant drop in gold production

Declining exploration and mining projects calls for an urgent need of a turn-around that would result into massive inflow to revamp   exploration and mining capital that would uplift and sustain the investment momentum. Otherwise, under the current circumstances, medium to long term outlook, one should not be considered unpatriotic to say, Tanzania’s 2025 Vision of achieving 10% GDP growth from the mining sector is far-fetched if such strategic corrective interventions are not made, sooner rather than later.

Transparency of the Mining Sector

We also address media reports on a recent decision of the Tax Appeals Tribunal in relation to one member of the TCME - Acacia Mining plc (Acacia).  

The TCME wishes to inform the general public that it fully supports and re-iterates Acacia’s view that the allegations directed against our member are utterly baseless. Having scrutinized the article published in the media, there are essentially two major areas which require clarification:

  1. Dividend Payments
The books of accounts of the mining companies are the most intensely and persistently audited than any other companies or industries in Tanzania. All of the large scale mining members are listed on various stock exchanges  such as New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Australia Stock Exchange etc., and are therefore subjected to rigorous scrutiny and strict disclosure requirements based on best international practice of corporate governance. In addition to the world class international external Auditors including the likes of PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG etc. the accounts and supporting tax records are also regularly and routinely audited by Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Ministry of Energy and Minerals through Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA), Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) etc. In spite of all these audits, none of our members has over the years been brought to book or found guilty of the allegations that are regularly raised against our individual member companies and the industry as a whole. Instead, our individual member companies have won accolades from Ministry of Finance through TRA for being most tax compliant entities in the sector.

It has been asserted that Acaciahas been paying dividends to its offshore shareholders in London despite the fact that its Tanzania mines (North Mara Gold Mine, Bulyanhulu Gold Mine and Buzwagi Gold Mine) have been consistently incurring losses. We find it prudent to address this matter from a professional point of view.

For the period under review on the subject matter, all Acacia operating entities in Tanzania declared accounting profits. However under the Tanzanian income tax law and the terms of the Mine Development Agreements, until the initial investment has been recouped the entities are not in a position to pay any corporation tax (Tax on profits). 

It is worth noting that Acacia alone has to date invested USD 3.8billion into building and developing four (4) modern large scale mines, one of which (Tulawaka) has been handed over to the Government and is now operated by STAMICO. As per usual practice any initial investment has to be recouped before the company pays corporate tax - in effect any profits are offset against the capital investment resulting into taxable losses.

The financial results of Acacia and its Tanzania subsidiaries are available to the general public through its audited financial statements, which can be found on its website. Dividend payments are declared in those accounts and the payment of dividends are not entirely dependent on profits. Dividends can be paid based on retained earnings, capital reduction, free cash flows, and available cash reserves.

In the year 2010, when African Barrick Gold plc (Now Acacia) was created as a separate entity and it raised funds through the issue of 107 million new ordinary shares. Part of these proceeds have been used to invest further in Acacia’s mines and exploration and part retained as reserves for other uses including the payment of dividends. These funds did not have their origin in Tanzania and they were therefore not subject to any form of Tax in Tanzania. In the United Kingdom, and in many other countries, it is legal and accepted practice to pay dividends from capital reserves. Consequently it is entirely incorrect to assert as reported in some of the media coverage, that dividend payments by a company can only be made if there is enough profit.

  1. Tax Residency and Allegation on Permanent Establishment
Following changes in the mining legislation and in response to a Government request, Acacia as a gesture of goodwill, agreed to cross list on the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) in December 2011. As a pre-requisite for cross listing, Acacia was required to obtain certificate of compliance from the Business Registration and Licensing Authority (BRELA). Following the registration the Tanzania Revenue Authority then forcefully registered Acacia for VAT and TIN on an assumption that the company is resident in Tanzania for Tax purposes.

Acacia is registered as a foreign company under the laws of Tanzania and holds certificate of compliance No. 75382 in accordance with Part xii of Company’s Act.  The company was required to obtain the certificate of compliance in order to offer shares to Tanzanian Investors under private placement at the time of its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. In essence the certificate of compliance confirms that the laws under which the foreign company is incorporated are, for all company law intents and purposes equivalent to company law in Tanzania. The certificate is NOT, in itself representative of the conduct of business within Tanzania. It also has to be noted that a number of other foreign companies have completed cross listing process for purposes of listing shares on the DSE. All such companies are recognized publically as being foreign companies and NOT Tanzanian Companies for Tax purposes. Acacia should not be an exception to this.

Further, since the company’s subsidiaries in Tanzania (Bulyanhulu Gold Mine, North Mara Gold Mine and Buzwagi) uses Acacia name to identify their existence in Tanzania, it has been asserted that based on the use of parent company’s name, Acacia  is assumed to have tax residence in Tanzania and therefore subjected to Tanzanian Income Tax and hence withholding tax on dividends.

It has to be noted that the North Mara Gold Mine LTD, Bulyanhulu Gold Mine LTD and Buzwagi Gold Mine (Pangea Minerals LTD) are individual legal entities incorporated in Tanzania and registered as required by the law. These three individual companies are separately registered with TRA for VAT and TIN and pay taxes and royalties within Tanzania. However for branding purposes the three individual companies as a group use the holding company’s name. This does not mean that Acacia has tax residence in Tanzania.  Using abrand name to assert tax residency can be very destructive and threating to future investments in Tanzania. The assumptions might imply that all multinational companies with branches in Tanzania and/or which use parent company’s name to operate locally to have tax residency in Tanzania and any form of dividends paid to shareholders overseas corresponding to Tanzania  operations to be subject to tax in Tanzania regardless of taxes already paid in their jurisdictions.

Acacia is a significant contributor to the Tanzanian mining sector. In the last six years alone, Acacia companies have paid over US$750 million of taxes and royalties in Tanzania, nearly double the amount that shareholders have received in dividends. It invested US$65 million into community development projects and currently supports over 45,000 jobs in the country.

In addition to taxes and royalties that Acacia companies are legally required to pay, it has agreed to contribute more through a corporate tax pre-payment agreement, a voluntary increase in local service levy and a voluntary increase in the royalty rate. It does so in an open and transparent way and makes this information available to the Government, stakeholders and the public on an on-going basis.
Latest news from one of the newspapers claims that one manufacturing company, TBL, paid more taxes in 2015 than all major mining companies in Tanzania combined. It is our view that one needs to compare apples for apples but in this case, one is attempting to compare two completely different industries. The TBL as a company in the beverage industry has a different cost base, just as its products are also different. In this regard, the initial investment for a beer factory is much smaller compared to Mining and it is also one-off, save for maintenance, upgrade and expansion costs.  Mining’s risk profile and investment begins at the exploratory phase and requires heavy initial and progressive investments through mining development.Commodity prices are also extremely volatile and the industry does not have any control or room for manoeuvre. One also needs to look at the multiplier effect brought in by the Mining Industry and its economic benefits in general rather than a limited focus on taxes.
Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy was established in 1994. The main role of the Chamber as a focal point for mining sector investors is to represent the common interests of stakeholders in the minerals industry and dealing with issues affecting the mining industry in general and its members in particular. The Chamber exists to ensure that promulgation of policy, legal, regulatory, and fiscal frameworks take into account the interest of the members in collaboration with the government.
Issued by
Amb. Ami Mpungwe (rtd), Chairman
Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy 
For Enquiry:
Mr. Emmanuel Jengo
Executive Secretary – Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy
Telephone: - +255 22 2667594

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Kauli ya Bunge kuhusu habari ya Lugumi iliyochapishwa na gazeti la NIPASHE



Ofisi ya Bunge imebaini upotoshwaji mkubwa Katika habari iliyochapishwa na Gazeti la Nipashe toleo la leo Aprili 16, 2016 yenye kichwa cha habari kisemacho “ Bunge sasa laufyata mkataba wa Lugumi”. Habari hiyo imeandikwa kufuatia ufafanuzi uliotolewa na Bunge jana kuhusu maagizo yaliyotolewa na Kamati ya Hesabu za Serikali (PAC) dhidi ya utekelezaji wa mkataba wa Jeshi la Polisi na Kampuni ya LugumiEnterprises Ltd kuhusu mradi wa utambuzi wa alama za vidole (AFIS) (Automated Fingerprint Identification System.

Ndani ya habari hiyo pia, Gazeti hilo limeeleza kuwa kamati ya PAC iliwahi kuliandikia Jeshi la Polisi kulitaka liwasilishe mkataba huo mbele ya Kamati, jambo ambalo si kweli bali ni upotoshwaji wa makusudi wenye lengo la kujenga hisia mbaya kuhusu mwenendo wa shughuli za Bunge mbele ya Umma.

Ukweli ni kwamba PAC haijawahi kuliandikia jeshi la Polisi kama inavyodaiwa na Gazeti hilo. Nukuu ya maelezo ya PAC katika Hansard kwa Afisa Masuhuli kuhusu jambo hilo inasema kama ifuatavyo:

“Kamati inamuagiza Afisa Masuhuli kuwasilisha maelezo ya kina kuhusu utekelezaji wa Mkataba baina ya Jeshi la Polisi na Kampuni ya Lugumi Enterprises kuhusu mradi wa AFIS. Maelezo hayo yawasilishwe kwa Ofisi ya Katibu wa Bunge kabla ya Jumatatu tarehe 11 Aprili, 2016”.
Katika agizo hilo PAC haikuwa imeandika kwa maandishi kuhusu agizo lake hilo hadi tarehe 12 Aprili, 2016 ilipo mweleza Katibu wa Bunge aweze kuwasilisha agizo hilo kwa maandishi ili liweze kupata Kinga chini ya Sheria ya Haki, Kinga na Madaraka ya Bunge ambapo barua iliandikwa na kuwasilishwa kwa Afisa Masuhuli ili kupatiwa maelezo hayo kabla ya tarehe 18 Aprili, 2016.

Aidha, Mwandishi pia amelituhumu Bunge kuwa lina nia ya kuficha ukweli kuhusu jambo hili kwa kusema taarifa ya ufafanuzi iliyotolewa na Bunge ni “kama kufunika kombe mwanaharamu apite kwa kujaribu kupotosha maagizo ya yaliyotolewa na kamati ya PAC ambayo inataka kuuona mkataba huo”

Ni vyema ikafahamika kuwa si jambo jema kwa mwandishi au chombo chochote cha habari kulituhumu Bunge linapotekeleza majukumu yake kwa kuwa Bunge linafanya kazi zake kwa kwa kuzingatia kanuni zake za Kudumu ikiwa ni pamoja na Sheria. 
 
Ofisi ya Bunge inalisihi Gazeti la Nipashe kuomba radhi kutokana na taarifa yake hiyo iliyojaa upotoshwaji mkubwa kwa uzito ule ule au kurekebisha taarifa yake kulingana na ukweli ulivyo haraka iwezekanavyo.

Imetolewa na;
Ofisi ya Bunge,
Kitengo cha Habari, Elimu na Mawasiliano,
S.L.P 9133,
DAR ES SALAAM.

16 Aprili, 216.

Taarifa ya Wizara kuhusu maonesho ya kimataifa ya madini ya vito Arusha



Wizara ya Nishati na Madini (MEM) kwa kushirikiana na Chama cha Wafanyabiashara wa Madini Tanzania (TAMIDA), wanawaalika wadau wote wa Sekta ya Madini na wamiliki wa Leseni ya Biashara za Madini, Masonara na Wachimbaji wa Madini ya Vito kushiriki kwenye Maonesho ya Tano ya Kimataifa ya Madini ya Vito Arusha (Arusha Gem Fair - AGF).

Maonesho haya yatafanyika katika Hoteli ya Mount Meru ya Arusha, kuanzia tarehe 19 hadi 21 Aprili, 2016.

Maonesho ya AGF kwa mwaka 2016 yanalenga kuendeleza azma ya kuifanya Arusha kuwa kituo Kikubwa cha madini ya vito Afrika. Pia, maonesho haya yatawakutanisha washiriki (exhibitors) zaidi ya 100 kutoka nchi za Afrika Mashariki, Kati na Kusini na wanunuzi wa kimataifa zaidi ya 500 pamoja na wadau mahiri wa tasnia ya vito. Maonesho pia yanadhamiria kuendeleza biashara ya madini ya vito katika nchi za Mashariki, Kati na Kusini mwa Jangwa la Sahara.

Kutokana na hilo, Wizara ya Nishati na Madini haitatoa vibali vyovyote vya kusafirisha madini ya vito nje ya nchi kuanzia tarehe 5 hadi 28 Aprili, 2016. Ili kuhakikisha kuwa kunakuwepo na madini ya vito ya kutosha kwenye maonesho haya.

Vibali vitatolewa kwa Washiriki wa maonesho pekee kuanzia tarehe 19 Aprili, 2016 hadi maonesho yatakapokwisha. Lengo letu ni kuhakikisha maonesho haya yanafanikiwa na kuifanya Tanzania kuwa kituo kikubwa cha biashara ya madini ya vito barani Africa.
Mabanda ya maonesho yanapatikana kwa gharama za Dola za Marekani 1,000. Kamati ya Maonesho inasimamia ugawaji wa mabanda hayo kwa ushindani (first come-first be served).

Taarifa kuhusu usajili zinapatikana katika Ofisi za Madini za Kanda zilizo katika Miji ya Arusha, Mwanza, Dar es salaam, Mtwara, Mpanda, Shinyanga, Mbeya, Musoma, Songea na Singida au Ofisi za TAMIDA.

Wanunuzi wanatakiwa kujisajili kupitia tovuti ya maonesho: www.arushagemshow.com;
au kwa barua pepe ya maonesho: [email protected] ; au kwa njia ya simu zifuatazo +255 784352299 or +225 767106773.

Imetolewa na,
Katibu Mkuu

Rais Nkurunziza amtumia barua Rais Magufuli


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Burundi Mheshimiwa Pierre Nkurunziza amemtumia ujumbe Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli ambaye pia ni Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki, akimhakikishia kuwa hali ya Burundi ni shwari na amemuomba awasihi wananchi wa Burundi waliokimbia nchi yao warejee nyumbani.

Barua yenye ujumbe huo, imewasilishwa kwa Rais Magufuli leo tarehe 16 Aprili, 2016 Ikulu Jijini Dar es salaam na Mjumbe Maalum wa Rais Nkurunziza ambaye ni Mnadhimu wa Jeshi la Burundi Meja Jenerali Evariste Ndayishimiye.

Meja Jenerali Ndayishimiye amemueleza Rais Magufuli kuwa Rais wa Burundi Mheshimiwa Pierre Nkurunziza amemtuma kuleta barua hiyo pamoja na shukrani za dhati kwa Tanzania ambayo ni rafiki, jirani na ndugu wa kweli wa Burundi kwa ushirikiano mzuri inaoupata kutoka Tanzania katika masuala mbalimbali.

"Burundi na Tanzania ni ndugu wa kweli, na sisi Burundi tunaiona Tanzania na nchi yetu kama Baba na mtoto wake" amesema Meja Jenerali Ndayishimiye.

Kwa upande wake Rais Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli amemshukuru Rais Nkurunziza kwa kumtumia ujumbe huo na amemhakikishia kuwa Tanzania itaendelea kuwa rafiki na ndugu wa dhati wa Burundi kama ambavyo mahusiano ya nchi hizi mbili yamejengwa tangu zamani.

Kuhusu hali ya Burundi Rais Magufuli amesema anaamini kuwa wasuluhishi mgogoro wa nchi hiyo ambao ni Rais wa Jamhuri ya Uganda Mheshimiwa Yoweri Kaguta Museveni na Rais Mstaafu wa awamu ya Tatu wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Benjamin William Mkapa watafanikiwa kusuluhisha mgogoro huo.

"Naomba umwambie Rais Mheshimiwa Nkurunziza kuwa Tanzania itaendelea kushirikiana na Burundi, na tunawaombea mgogoro uishe ili muendelee kuijenga nchi yenu"Amesema Rais Magufuli.

Gerson Msigwa
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mawasiliano, IKULU
Dar es salaam

16 Aprili, 2016

[video] Hotuba ya Rais Magufuli alipoweka jiwe la msingi la ujenzi wa flyover ya TAZARA


Local Democracy and Governance Expert, Design of Mid and Final Evaluation of DFID I4ID Program, Tanzania

Organization: Social Impact
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 May 2016
Local Democracy and Governance Expert, Design of Mid and Final Evaluation of DFID I4ID Program, Tanzania
Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.
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· Develop findings, conclusions and recommendations based on evidence.
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Local Democracy and Governance Evaluation Expert, Design of Mid and Final Evaluation of DFID I4ID Program, Tanzania

Organization: Social Impact
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 May 2016
Local Democracy and Governance Evaluation Expert, Design of Mid and Final Evaluation of DFID I4ID Program, Tanzania
Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.
Proposal Objective:
SI is preparing a tender to design and then implement a midterm review (early 2019) and final evaluation (early 2021) for DFID’s five-year Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) Program. The goal of the program is to strengthen democratic governance institutions in Tanzania to be more inclusive and accountable and strengthen economic growth to provide more benefits to poor people. Work would be conducted over five years, beginning August 2016 with the nine-month design phase. The design would establish, with DFID and the implementing partner, a core set of evaluation questions linked to the program’s Theory of Change. Upon approval, the mid-term review would be completed by April 2019; and the final evaluation by June 2021.
Position Description:
SI is seeking a Local Democracy and Governance Evaluation Expert to support the Team Leader in evaluation design, evaluation tool development, and data collection activities. The position would be based from home, with intermittent trips for field-based activities.
\Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Tanzanian citizenship will be considered. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.**
Responsibilities:
· Support in the evaluation design/plan, as well as subsequent analyses and research for the three components of the program.
· Design tools; collect and manage data; conduct data analysis on subsequent mid-term review and final evaluations.
· Contribute to the final report in concert with other team members, that meet SI and DFID’s quality standards.
· Develop findings, conclusions and recommendations based on evidence.
Qualifications:
· A minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field.
· Five years of international professional experience designing and implementing data collection and analysis for M&E activities.
· Proven expertise in democracy and governance sector programs in Africa.
· Familiarity with DFID’s project cycle, policies, regulations, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies and reporting requirements.
· Exemplary writing and presentational skills.
· Strong inter-personal and negotiation skills.
· Research capacity building and uptake.
· Prior experience on DFID activities or evaluations strongly preferred.
· Ability and willingness to travel throughout Tanzania; willingness to commit to the duration of the contract.
Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.
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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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