Buhari to Cameron: I am not going to demand any apology but return of stolen assets held in British banks


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari wants the U.K. to help return stolen assets from his country and does not need an apology from David Cameron for calling his country “fantastically corrupt.”

Buhari delivered a keynote speech at an anti-corruption conference in London on Wednesday, ahead of an international summit on the same topic in the English capital on Thursday. His speech came a day after British Prime Minister Cameron described Nigeria and Afghanistan as “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.” Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu had said that Buhari was embarrassed by the comments and that Cameron “must be looking at an old snapshot of Nigeria.”

The Nigerian president said that he was not demanding “any apology from anybody” after Cameron’s unguarded remarks, which were made during a conversation with Queen Elizabeth II and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday. Rather, Buhari implored the U.K. to assist in returning Nigerian public funds that he alleged had been stolen and hidden in British banks. The Nigerian president referenced Britain's role in helping to impeach the late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, a former Nigerian state governor who skipped bail in the U.K. and fled back to Nigeria by wearing women's clothes. When asked on Wednesday if Nigeria was fantastically corrupt, Buhari replied: “Yes.”

Buhari recently appealed to the international community and United Nations for “more cooperation” in assisting Nigeria with recovering its assets that have been secreted abroad. No conclusive figure has been put on the amount of Nigerian money laundered abroad, but Buhari has pointed to the oil and gas industry in particular as an area where “mind-boggling” sums have been stolen by public officials

A 2013 report by U.K. think tank Chatham House found that Nigerian crude oil “is being stolen in an industrial scale” and that the country was losing $3.6 billion annually as a conservative estimate, with proceeds from the oil being laundered in international financial centers including the U.K. and U.S. One former military ruler of Nigeria, the late Sani Abacha, is believed to have looted up to $5 billion in public funds during his five years in power, with an estimated $2.2 billion thought to be stored in European bank accounts.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond defended Cameron for his comments. “The Prime Minister was merely stating a fact. These are both countries with serious corruption problems and the leaders of both those countries know they have those problems and are determined to deal with them,” said Hammond on Wednesday during a visit to Gibraltar, the BBC reported.

Finally! WhatsApp's introduces desktop app - Official Download available


After a long wait, WhatsApp yesterday dropped a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work.
Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you'll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.

To download the app, visit https://www.whatsapp.com/download from your desktop browser. Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).

Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket.

Job: Program Coordinator - International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs

Organization: International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Jun 2016
ICAP at Columbia University is a non-governmental organization operating in Tanzania since 2004, with funding from the PEPFAR through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), ICAP supports quality, comprehensive, family-focused HIV prevention, care and treatment services at health facilities and communities in Mwanza and Kagera. A key aspect of the program is to build the capacity of the MOHSW, at the national and sub-national levels, and indigenous CBO/NGOs to manage HIV programs including financial, administrative, program management and technical advisory skills. The program has employed competent, dynamic individuals with programmatic understanding, clinical background as well as public health management knowledge in implementing the program objectives. Since April 2014 in Mwanza City, ICAP has been implementing an outreach-based harm reduction/HIV prevention program to key populations (KP). Starting in October 2015, ICAP is expanding its programming for key populations targeting priority populations (PP) of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 among the general population in both Mwanza and Kagera with community-based HIV prevention interventions.
The program is now seeking to fill one position in the Mwanza office.
Position Title: Program Coordinator – Key and Priority Populations (1 position)
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Dar es Salaam
Location: Mwanza
Travel: Up to 50% in intervention regions
Overall Job Function:
The incumbent will be responsible to oversee the overall implementation of an HIV prevention program among key and priority populations in Mwanza (for Nyamagana MC and Sengerema DC) or Kagera (for Bukoba DC and Muleba DC). S/he will work closely with the Senior Technical Adviser in Dar es Salaam and supervise the program teams in Mwanza and Kagera.
Specific responsibilities and duties:
  • Lead and manage all staff working on the key and priority population portfolio in Mwanza and Kagera offices
  • Oversee work plan development for immediate initiation of an HIV prevention program for KP and PP communities in Mwanza and Kagera and implement it. Regularly develop annual and quarterly work plan and implement.
  • Oversee the orientation of the local government authorities and other stakeholders about the key and priority population programs
  • Oversee the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on KP/PP program
  • Oversee the development of the referral network model between the outreach and health facility services
  • Coordinate mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KPs and PPs are found
  • Coordinate mapping of local NGOs to identify the most appropriate NGO(s) to be sub-contracted, participate in the development of the SOW and regularly monitor its implementation. Develop plan in building the capacity of the local NGO and submit to the ICAP management for the implementation
  • Supervise the recruitment and training community outreach workers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
  • Oversee and expand the delivery of HIV prevention services to the KPs/PPs by community outreach workers. The type of services provided include: HIV risk reduction (e.g. behavior change communication, condom and lubricant distribution), screening for TB/STI/GBV, escorted referral to HIV/STI/TB testing and other health services, and linkage/referral for HIV care and treatment.
  • Mentor and supervise community outreach workers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach worker meetings
  • Develop with the M&E team the M&E tools for KP/PP program
  • Ensure adequate data collection and timely, complete and clean reporting to the MOHSW and to the donor
  • Performing any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor
Required qualification, Knowledge and skills:
  • Demonstrated working experiences of a minimum 5 years in HIV prevention and care to KP/PP programs with a donor funded organization, or similar field
  • Demonstrated management experience of a minimum 3 years, with strong supervisory and management skills in leading teams of public health professionals, experience in developing and executing work plans, budgets, etc.
  • Ability to work after normal working hours at informal gatherings and entertainment centers
  • Ability to interact well with KP/PP groups by facilitating a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all clients regardless of their race, gender, religion, health/HIV status, or sexual orientation. Candidates that identify themselves as one or more of the targeted populations are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and adherence and psychosocial support programs
  • Ability to work independently, strong problem-solving skills
  • Required excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; familiarity with Kiswahili an added plus.

How to apply:
Applicants should send their application letter and CV by email, mentioning the post applied for as a subject line to [email protected] Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do NOTattach any certificates when submitting online.
ICAP is an equal opportunity employer; Tanzania nationals, women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.

Job: Consultant, Tanzania - fluent in Swahili

Organization: Oxford Policy Management
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Jun 2016
We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant to join our team in the Tanzania office. As a core member of the Tanzania consultancy team, you will:
  • Provide technical inputs on OPM Tanzania’s projects
  • Assist in the growth and development of the teams consultancy business
  • Support the work of other portfolios and programmes by providing advice and inputs on technical issues relating to actual and potential projects.
  • To deliver projects and carry out other tasks under the direction of the OPM Tanzania Technical Lead in accordance with an agreed annual performance agreement including associated financial and other targets.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Undertake technical work on OPM consulting and other projects involving a range of policy, implementation, research and training-related issues, in accordance with required delivery deadlines and OPM quality and report writing standards.
  • Contribute to tenders for projects, including project budgets and staffing plans.
  • Foster good relations with clients and partners, including donor agencies and partner government ministries.
  • Contribute as required to general business and technical development activities such writing articles and participating in other research and publication programmes as required.
  • Develop strong and effective working relationships with all other members of the team, other Programmes, and other OPM colleagues.
  • Participate, through programme meetings and by other means, in the general development of the work of the Tanzania Office, the Programme and the Company in general.
  • Take a proactive approach to on- and off-job personal and career development by working on projects in other OPM portfolio areas, keeping abreast of latest developments within the office and taking opportunities to attend training events as appropriate.
  • Comply with all internal policies processes and procedures including financial management systems.
  • Undertake other duties reasonably required by Technical Lead.
Key Skills and Experience:
  • Degree and post-graduate qualification in relevant discipline (for example, economics, statistics, development studies).
  • A solid grounding of the subject matter with associated relevant work experience.
  • Advanced analytical skills – quantitative and/or qualitative.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to the technical area and the regional political landscape.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and willingness to work in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to work in English and Swahili
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing office of OPM. You will be instrumental in shaping and growing the Tanzanian office with a great existing team, this role will give you exposure to all elements of consultancy work, enabling you to personally develop with the support of the whole organisation.

How to apply:
Follow the link to our vacancies page and apply with your CV and cover letterhttp://www.opml.co.uk/join-us/vacancies

Job: Zanzibar Project Manager - D-tree International

Organization: Organization: D-tree International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Jun 2016
D-tree International harnesses the power of mobile technology to improve the quality of healthcare delivery by supporting health workers and their supervisors to provide better care to their clients. D-tree's partnership model focuses on supporting existing health systems and programs by collaborating with governments, funding agencies, and NGOs to support frontline health workers in communities and at health facilities. The starting point of the work is the development and delivery of electronic protocols on mobile devices that guide health workers by prompting them to ask specific questions and take appropriate action. D-tree has been working in Zanzibar since 2010 on projects focused on maternal and child health. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, D-tree has trained more than 300 health workers who serve more than 60% of the rural population as part of the Safer Deliveries program. D-tree is currently scaling up this program throughout all of Zanzibar to support Community Health Workers to provide high quality care to pregnant women to encourage facility deliveries and postpartum follow up in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.
The Zanzibar Project Manager will support all of D-tree’s work in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The Project Manager primarily manages the Safer Deliveries program, but also provides support to other D-tree initiatives and identifies areas for additional collaboration and funding. The position is based in Stone Town, Zanzibar with frequent travel to implementation field sites in Unguja and Pemba and occasional travel to Dar es Salaam.
We seek a candidate who is motivated, interested in health care and technology, open to innovative ideas, efficient, eager to work hard, and a team player. The position will require close coordination with multiple departments within the Ministry of Health, other implementing partners, donors and the D-tree team. One of the key components of our projects is working closely at the national and district level to ensure real government ownership of these projects is achieved. The Project Manager must be comfortable in multiple roles ranging from field-based coordination and hands-on field work to high-level partnership building.
Job Responsibilities
Program management
  • Lead & manage the Zanzibar based office & staff (6-8 employees):
  • Oversee a diverse team to ensure program goals are met
  • Support recruitment and day-to-day management of staff
  • Ensure staff are motivated, empowered and given professional development opportunities
  • Manage grants across the Zanzibar portfolio, including general administration, information management, and budget monitoring and compliance for USAID and private funding source
  • Monitor and report on progress on all project objectives; ensure staff and partners are kept on track to achieve results
  • Coordinate community and facility health worker and supervisor activities
  • Create training packages and oversee training of community- and facility-based health workers
  • Deploy mobile health projects, including phone preparation, follow-up sessions, and troubleshooting
  • Implement and track progress on monitoring and supervision plans
  • Identify and implement community outreach and behavior change activities
  • Identify technical and programmatic problems and issues and act accordingly to solve
  • Develop and implement mixed methods program evaluations, including development of tools, oversight of data collection, and analysis.
  • Report on processes, deliverables and objectives, including internally and externally (e.g., donor reports and publications)
Technology
  • Develop application specifications including flowcharts, detailed protocols, and tools
  • Be willing to learn to use software programs to build and maintain mobile applications
  • Make updates and changes to mobile application using Mangologic software; communicate about any bugs or updates to the mobile application with Program Director to ensure usability of mobile applications
  • Be willing to learn SQL programming to support development of program dashboards
Program development
  • Work with the D-tree Program Director, Country Director (based in Dar es Salaam) and headquarters (US based) staff to design new projects and write proposals
  • Develop and adjust project strategies and work plans
  • Develop monitoring, supervision, and evaluation frameworks
  • Establish strategic alliances with other implementing organizations and donors to explore areas for collaboration and expansion
Partnership building
  • Foster effective working relationship with Government at all levels; collaborate on strategic planning and reporting activities
  • Communicate effectively through available forums at regional, district, ward and village level the position or/and role of D-tree International Tanzania
  • Represent D-tree to senior government officials/personnel and with NGO partners
  • Present project highlights and results at meetings and forums/conferences
Required Skills and Experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in public health, with at least 2 years in a developing country
  • Experience coordinating health programs/projects required; experience working on mobile health initiatives preferred
  • Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Proven experience in program planning, management, and report writing
  • Proven experience managing and empowering a diverse team
  • Analytical thinking skills and willingness to learn to use software and programming techniques to support the mobile health aspects of the project
  • Experience working closely with Ministries of Health to implement programs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili (preferred)
  • Experience with USAID funding (strongly preferred)
  • Exposure to mobile money systems (helpful)
  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be proactive, and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time within Tanzania

How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the instructions below. Applications which do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
Email the following documents to [email protected]
  1. Cover letter, clearly and concisely explaining how you meet each of the required skills and experience specified above
  2. Your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, showing your work history & achievements
  3. A writing sample
  4. Include subject: “Zanzibar Project Manager”
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Jun 2016
D-tree International harnesses the power of mobile technology to improve the quality of healthcare delivery by supporting health workers and their supervisors to provide better care to their clients. D-tree's partnership model focuses on supporting existing health systems and programs by collaborating with governments, funding agencies, and NGOs to support frontline health workers in communities and at health facilities. The starting point of the work is the development and delivery of electronic protocols on mobile devices that guide health workers by prompting them to ask specific questions and take appropriate action. D-tree has been working in Zanzibar since 2010 on projects focused on maternal and child health. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, D-tree has trained more than 300 health workers who serve more than 60% of the rural population as part of the Safer Deliveries program. D-tree is currently scaling up this program throughout all of Zanzibar to support Community Health Workers to provide high quality care to pregnant women to encourage facility deliveries and postpartum follow up in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.
The Zanzibar Project Manager will support all of D-tree’s work in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The Project Manager primarily manages the Safer Deliveries program, but also provides support to other D-tree initiatives and identifies areas for additional collaboration and funding. The position is based in Stone Town, Zanzibar with frequent travel to implementation field sites in Unguja and Pemba and occasional travel to Dar es Salaam.
We seek a candidate who is motivated, interested in health care and technology, open to innovative ideas, efficient, eager to work hard, and a team player. The position will require close coordination with multiple departments within the Ministry of Health, other implementing partners, donors and the D-tree team. One of the key components of our projects is working closely at the national and district level to ensure real government ownership of these projects is achieved. The Project Manager must be comfortable in multiple roles ranging from field-based coordination and hands-on field work to high-level partnership building.
Job Responsibilities
Program management
  • Lead & manage the Zanzibar based office & staff (6-8 employees):
  • Oversee a diverse team to ensure program goals are met
  • Support recruitment and day-to-day management of staff
  • Ensure staff are motivated, empowered and given professional development opportunities
  • Manage grants across the Zanzibar portfolio, including general administration, information management, and budget monitoring and compliance for USAID and private funding source
  • Monitor and report on progress on all project objectives; ensure staff and partners are kept on track to achieve results
  • Coordinate community and facility health worker and supervisor activities
  • Create training packages and oversee training of community- and facility-based health workers
  • Deploy mobile health projects, including phone preparation, follow-up sessions, and troubleshooting
  • Implement and track progress on monitoring and supervision plans
  • Identify and implement community outreach and behavior change activities
  • Identify technical and programmatic problems and issues and act accordingly to solve
  • Develop and implement mixed methods program evaluations, including development of tools, oversight of data collection, and analysis.
  • Report on processes, deliverables and objectives, including internally and externally (e.g., donor reports and publications)
Technology
  • Develop application specifications including flowcharts, detailed protocols, and tools
  • Be willing to learn to use software programs to build and maintain mobile applications
  • Make updates and changes to mobile application using Mangologic software; communicate about any bugs or updates to the mobile application with Program Director to ensure usability of mobile applications
  • Be willing to learn SQL programming to support development of program dashboards
Program development
  • Work with the D-tree Program Director, Country Director (based in Dar es Salaam) and headquarters (US based) staff to design new projects and write proposals
  • Develop and adjust project strategies and work plans
  • Develop monitoring, supervision, and evaluation frameworks
  • Establish strategic alliances with other implementing organizations and donors to explore areas for collaboration and expansion
Partnership building
  • Foster effective working relationship with Government at all levels; collaborate on strategic planning and reporting activities
  • Communicate effectively through available forums at regional, district, ward and village level the position or/and role of D-tree International Tanzania
  • Represent D-tree to senior government officials/personnel and with NGO partners
  • Present project highlights and results at meetings and forums/conferences
Required Skills and Experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in public health, with at least 2 years in a developing country
  • Experience coordinating health programs/projects required; experience working on mobile health initiatives preferred
  • Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Proven experience in program planning, management, and report writing
  • Proven experience managing and empowering a diverse team
  • Analytical thinking skills and willingness to learn to use software and programming techniques to support the mobile health aspects of the project
  • Experience working closely with Ministries of Health to implement programs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili (preferred)
  • Experience with USAID funding (strongly preferred)
  • Exposure to mobile money systems (helpful)
  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be proactive, and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time within Tanzania

How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the instructions below. Applications which do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
Email the following documents to [email protected]
  1. Cover letter, clearly and concisely explaining how you meet each of the required skills and experience specified above
  2. Your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, showing your work history & achievements
  3. A writing sample
  4. Include subject: “Zanzibar Project Manager”

Job: Technology mentor - Tanzania Education Corporation

Organization: Tanzania Education Corporation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 23 May 2016

Tanzania Education Corporation is looking for technology mentors/coaches during the months of July-September in Karatu, Tanzania.

TEC is a Boston based nonprofit that supports schools in Tanzania, currently Tumaini Junior and Senior Secondary Schools. Both are top performing private schools in the Arusha region of Tanzania. Though private, tuition is reasonable and a student is never sent home if they become unable to pay fees. About 40% of students receive some form of financial aid. This system has resulted in schools with almost 900 students receiving quality education from dedicated, well-paid teachers, four meals a day, clean water, invested parents, and a happy environment.

Tumaini Senior Secondary was opened in January 2016 with an emphasis on STEM and computer skills. The 46 students currently enrolled in this program are being taught programming, project-based learning and modern day technology, as well as fulfilling the government curriculum.

Around August the students will be engaged in a 2+ month project where they will come up innovative solutions that would help the local community using technology. For example: building an automatic irrigation system using soil humiditiy sensors, raspberry pi, water valve, etc.; building a security system using a raspberry pi, camera module, servos, etc.; building a cheap vaccination/medicine storage unit using thermoelectric peltier coolers.

TEC is looking for mentors/coaches who have previous experience in technology related projects, programming and teaching to visit our field offices in Tanzania and lead these students in potential projects. Each mentor will be responsible for guiding one group through the process.

Housing, food and in-state transporation will be provided for volunteers.

How to apply:

Email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter.

Rais Magufuli awasili Uganda kushuhudia kuapishwa kwa Museveni

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akilakiwa na mwenyeji wake Rais Mteule wa Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni mara baada ya kuwasili katika Ikulu ya Entebe nchini Uganda

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli leo tarehe 11 Mei, 2016 amewasili Jijini Kampala nchini Uganda ambapo kesho,Al hamisi May 12,2016 anatarajiwa kuhudhuria sherehe za kuapishwa kwa Rais Mteule wa Jamhuri ya Uganda Mheshimiwa Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Rais Magufuli ametua katika uwanja wa ndege wa Entebe majira ya saa tano za asubuhi na kupokelewa na Waziri wa Ujenzi na usafirishaji wa Uganda Mheshimiwa John Byabagambi na kisha kuelekea Ikulu ya Entebe ambako amepokelewa rasmi na mwenyeji wake Mheshimiwa Rais Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Akiwa katika Ikulu ya Entebe Rais Magufuli amekagua gwaride rasmi lililoandaliwa kwa heshima yake na pia amepigiwa mizinga 21.

Aidha, Viongozi hao wamefanya mazungumzo ambapo pamoja na kujadili masuala mbalimbali ya ushirikiano na uhusiano kati ya nchi hizo mbili, Rais Magufuli amemhakikishia Rais Musevenikuwa Tanzania itatoa ushirikiano wa kutosha kufanikisha ujenzi wa bomba la mafuta linalotarajiwa kujengwa kutoka Hoima katika Ziwa Albert nchini Uganda na kupita kaskazini mwa Tanzania hadi bandari ya Tanga.

Rais Magufuli ameongozana na Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje, Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Kikanda na Kimataifa Mheshimiwa Suzan Kolimba.

Gerson Msigwa
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mawasiliano, IKULU
Kampala

11 Mei, 2016

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiwa na mwenyeji wake Rais Mteule wa Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wakati nyimbo za mataifa mawili pamoja na ule wa Afrika Mashariki ukipigwa katika Ikulu ya Entebe nchini Uganda.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiwa na mwenyeji wake Rais Mteule wa Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisalimiana na Maafisa mbalimbali waku wa vyombo vya Ulinzi wa Serikali ya nchini Uganda mara baada ya kuwasili nchini humo.





Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akikagua gwaride la heshima mara baada ya kuwasili katika Ikulu nchini Uganda.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akipunga mkono kwenye kikundi cha ngoma za asili mara baada ya kuwasili kwenye Ikulu ya nchini Uganda.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na mwenyeji wake Rais Mteule wa Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni mara baada ya kuwasili katika Ikulu ya Entebe nchini Uganda.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisaini kitabu cha Pongezi wakati alipowasili katika Ikulu ya Entebe nchini Uganda.

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akipunga mkono kwenye kikundi cha ngoma mara baada ya kuwasili kwenye uwanja wa Entebe nchini Uganda

Wabongo bana! Washushwa kinguvu kwenye mabasi ya DART kwa kuamua kuzurura nayo

Usafiri wa mabasi yaendayo haraka jana uliwachanganya wakazi wengi wa jiji la Dar es Salaam waliojitokeza kuchangamkia usafiri wa bure huku wakiibua vituko kutokana na mazoea ya kugombania kupanda, kukaa wawili katika kiti kimoja na kupita njia zisizoruhusiwa.

Waandishi wetu waliokuwa katika vituo mbalimbali kushuhudia majaribio hayo walishuhudia abiria wengi wakishindwa kufuata maelekezo yaliyotolewa na wahusika ikiwamo wasio na matatizo kuketi kwenye viti vya wenye ulemavu.

Pia, wapo walioonekana wakizunguka na mabasi hayo kutoka kituo kimoja hadi kingine bila kushuka hadi walipoteremshwa kwa nguvu.

Juzi, Kaimu Mtendaji Mkuu wa UDART, Ronald Lwakatare alisema mabasi 140 yangeanza kubeba abiria bure jana na leo katika majaribio.

Baadhi ya maofisa waliokuwa wakitoa elimu juu ya matumizi ya mabasi hayo, walisema kuna changamoto ya wakazi hao kuelewa haraka mfumo wa malipo.

Kwa mujibu wa maelekezo ya maofisa hao, kila abiria atatakiwa kufuata hatua mbalimbali kabla ya kupanda usafiri huo na kushuka.

Hatua hizo ni kulipa na kupewa kadi ambayo ndiyo itakayotumika kuingia na kutoka katika kituo. Abiria wote wanapaswa kutumia mlango wa mbele au nyuma wakati wa kuingia kwa kugusisha kadi hiyo ambayo ndiyo inayofungua mlango.

Baada ya kuingia, basi linapofika kituoni, mlango yake hufunguka sambamba na ilipo ile ya kituoni hivyo kutokuwa rahisi kwa mtu yeyote kupenya. Katika utaratibu huo, ni vigumu kwa abiria kuingia na kutoka bila kulipa kutokana na mfumo huo.
  • Imenukuliwa kutoka gazeti MWANANCHI

Msajili Hazina atupilia mbali maombi ya Halmashauri ya Jiji kuhusu UDA vs Simon Group Ltd

MSAJILI wa Hazina ametupilia mbali maombi ya Halmshauri ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam ya kutaka kurudishiwa Shirika la Usafiri Dar es Salaam (Uda) kwa kusisitiza kuwa Kampuni ya Simon Group ina hisa halali katika shirika hilo.

Meya wa Jiji la Dar es Salaam, Isaac Mwita, alikaririwa na vyombo vya habari jana akimtaka Msajili kukadhibidhi shirika hilo kwa uongozi wa Jiji kwa madai kuwa Simon Group walinununua shirika hilo kinyume cha taratibu.

Msajili alisema pia serikali haina mpango wa kuuza hisa zake za asilimia 49 inazomiliki katika shirika hilo.

Madiwani wa Jiji la Dar es Salaam waliomba wapewe hisa hizo za serikali ikiwa hawatarudishiwa hisa za Simon Group.

Akizungumza na Nipashe ofisini kwake jijini Dar es Salaam jana, Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Habari wa ofisi ya Msajili wa Hazina, Gerard Chami, alisema kuwa ofisi yake haiwezi kubadilisha mkataba wa umiliki wa Uda.

“Msajili anakamata hisa za serikali ambazo ni mali ya Watanzania, hazihusiani kwa namna yoyote na hisa asilimia 51 za Jiji ambazo walishaziuza kwa kampuni ya Simon Group. Tunashangaa wanapotaka tuingilie mambo yao ambayo kimsingi hatuhusiki,” alisema Chami.

Chami alieleza kuwa kulikuwa na kesi iliyokuwa mahakamani baina ya Jiji na kampuni ya Simon Group Ltd. Iliamuliwa Simon Group ilipe Sh. bilioni 5.5 ili kununua hisa za Jiji na alifanya hivyo na kwa mazingira hayo, Msajili hadi sasa anamtambua kama mwanahisa mwenza wa Uda.

Alifafanua kuwa hakuna namna ambayo Msajili atajihusisha na hisa hizo kwa kuwa siyo wajibu wake bali anachotakiwa kumtambua mwanahisa mwenzake ambaye kwa sasa ni kampuni ya Simon Group.

“Suala hili linachukuliwa kisiasa zaidi, lakini ukweli unajulikana kwani ni sawa mtu alikuwa na mali yake akaamua kugawa sehemu na kumpa mwingine aliyehitaji kwa wakati huo, lakini kwa sababu zake kile alichogawiwa akaamua kuuza kwa mtu mwingine, ni vigumu kurudi kwa sasa kumweleza aliyegawa awali kugawa tena na hisa zake," alifafanua.

“Yeyote aliyeuziwa hisa hizo sisi tunamtambua ndiye mwanahisa mwenza, tunachojua kwa sasa kampuni ya Simon Group ndiye mwanahisa mwenza kwa kuwa alishamaliza kulipa kwa kutekeleza amri ya mahakama,” alisema.

Alibainisha kuwa hisa asilimia 49 za serikali ina hiari nazo kama ni kuuza kwa faida au kwa ajili ya kupeleka fedha katika eneo jingine lenye maslahi ya jamii na siyo kwa Jiji linavyotaka kumpa mwanahisa mwenza katika shirika hilo.

Meya Mwita alisema juzi kuwa Baraza la Madiwani la Jiji la Dar es Salaam liliazimia katika kikao chake kuwa fedha zaidi ya Sh. bilioni 5.5 zilizolipwa kwa Jiji na kampuni ya Simon Group kwa ajili ya kununuliwa hisa zisirudishwe hadi tathmini ya kina itakapofanyika na kujiridhisha kuwa hadaiwi chochote kwa kutumia mali mbalimbali za Uda kwa maslahi yake.

Pia waliunda kamati ndogo ya wajumbe watatu ambao ni Mbunge wa Kawe, Halima Mdee, Mbunge wa Temeke, Abdallah Mtolea na Mwanasheria wa Jiji, Jumanne Mtinangi kwa ajili ya kufuatilia suala hilo.

Naye Ofisa Habari wa Simon Group, Deus Buganywa, alisema jana hawajapokea barua yoyote kuhusiana na kutakiwa kurejesha hisa hizo baada ya kuulizwa juu ya sakata hilo la UDA.
  • Imenukuliwa kutoka kwenye gazeti NIPASHE

Serikali yafuta hati ya kiwanja cha makazi kilichotolewa na Halmashauri ya Jiji Mbeya

SERIKALI Mkoani Mbeya imeagiza kufutwa kwa hati ya kiwanja kilichotolewa na halmashauri ya Jiji la Mbeya kwenye chanzo kikuu cha maji kilichopo eneo la Nyibuko kata ya Mwakibete kwa matumizi ya makazi.

Agizo hilo, limetolwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mbeya Amos Makala mara baada ya kutembelea na kukagua chanzo kikuu cha maji cha Nzovwe, chenye uwezo wa kuzalisha mita 12 za ujazo kwa siku na kusambaza maji kwa asilimia 41 kwa wakazi wa jiji la Mbeya wapatao zaidi ya 200,000.

Kiwanja hicho ambacho kipo karibu na eneo la chanzo cha maji cha Nzovwe, kilitolewa na maafisa ardhi, idara ya mipango miji kwa ajili ya matumizi ya makazi na kumilikiwa na mtu binafsi aliyetajwa kwa jina moja la Mwakasala.

Makala amesema, chanzo hicho cha maji ndio tegemezi kwa kusambaza huduma ya maji kwa wananchi wa Jiji la Mbeya, hivyo kama kitaachwa na kuharibiwa, wananchi zaidi ya 200,000 wapo hatarini kuikosa huduma hiyo ambayo ni haki yao ya msingi.

Mkuu huyo wa Mkoa amesema Serikali iliwaondoa wananchi wote waliokuwa wanaishi au kuendesha shughuli zao za kiuchumi ndani ya mita 60 na kuwalipa fidia zao hivyo hatua ya wananchi hao kuendelea kuishia mahali hapo ni kukaidi agizo la serikali.

Amebainisha kuwa kiwango kikubwa cha upotevu wa maji kwa asilimia 31 inatokana na baadhi ya vyanzo vya maji kuharibiwa kwa kufanyika kwa shughuli za kibinadamu, kulisha mifugo au kujenga nyumba za makazi pamoja na mabadiliko ya kihaidrolojia.

Hata hivyo, Mkuu huyo aliutaka uongozi wa mamlaka ya maji kwa kushirikiana na Mkurugenzi wa halmashauri ya Jiji la Mbeya, kuhakikisha wanalisiamamia zoezi hilo la kumondoa mvamizi huyo ndani ya siku tatu.

“Wananchi wengine wameondoka tena kwa hiari yao wenyewe, sasa kwa nini huyu atuchezee mchezo mchafu?.. kwa hili sikubaliani nalo, huku akiwataka wananchi ambao ni vijana kulilinda eneo hilo na kuwaonya wale ambao watakubali kutumiwa na mtu au watu kufanya fujo,”alisema.
  • Taarifa imeandikwa na Emanuel Madafa, Mbeya (Jamiimojablogu)

Tahadhari kuhusu matapeli wanaojiita "makachero wa TAKUKURU wanaofuatilia sukari"

JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA

TAASISI YA KUZUIA NA KUPAMBANA NA RUSHWA


Tangu kuanza kwa zoezi la kufuatilia wafanyabiashara wanaoficha sukari kwa agizo la Rais wa Jamhuri ya Tanzania Mh. Dr John Pombe Magufuli, kumekuwa na wimbi la watu wanaojiita “makachero wa TAKUKURU kutoka Makao Makuu” nao wakifuatilia sakata la sukari mkoani Kilimanjaro.

Matapeli hao ambao kwa sasa wapo wilayani SIHA, wamekuwa wakiwasumbua wafanya biashara kwa kudai kuwa wametumwa kuwashughulikia huku wakiomba kupewa fedha ili wawasafishe. Kiasi cha fedha ambacho kimekuwa kikiombwa ni kati ya Shilingi 150,000/= hadi 500,000/= kama “gharama ya kuwasafisha kwa Mheshimiwa Rais”

Naomba wafanya baiashara Mkoani Kilimanjaro waelewe kwamba, TAKUKURU inao mfumo wa utendaji kazi ambao unajali misingi ya utawala bora na kamwe haihusiki na utapeli wa aina hii. TAKUKURU katika utendaji wake wa kazi, haiwatozi wafanya biashara fedha kama adhabu kwa kuhifadhi sukari kinyume na taratibu. TAKUKURU inafuatilia, kuhoji na kumtaka mfanyabiashara kuonesha namna anavyomiliki sukari hiyo kwa kutoa vielelezo husika. Mwisho wa zoezi hili, atakayetoa tamko ni Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro.

Ifahamike kuwa hakuna afisa wa TAKUKURU mpaka sasa aliyetumwa kutoka Makao Makuu kuja mkoani Kilimanjaro kufuatilia zoezi la sukari. Zoezi hili mkoani hapa linaendeshwa na vyombo vya ulinzi na usalama kama timu moja na wala halifanywi na TAKUKURU pekee .

Ifahamike pia kuwa hakuna zoezi linaloihusisha TAKUKURU litakaloendeshwa mkoani bila ofisi ya mkoa kuwa na taarifa. Kwa misingi hiyo yeyote anayeendesha zoezi hilo nje ya utaratibu nilioufafanua ni tapeli, taarifa zake zitolewe mapema ili akamatwe na kushughulikiwa kwa mujibu wa sheria.

Maofisa wote kutoka ofisi ya TAKUKURU mkoa wanavyo vitambulisho na kama watatiliwa shaka basi ofisi yangu ijulishwe kupitia simu namba 0784 998 804 au 0786 089 805 muda wowote. 
 
IMETOLEWA NA
ALEX J KUHANDA
MKUU WA TAKUKURU MKOA WA KILIMANJARO
11/5/2106.

Walioteuliwa na Rais Magufuli katika bodi za Makumbusho, TTB na TAFORI

UTEUZI WA WENYEVITI NA WAJUMBE WA BODI YA WAKURUGENZI WA SHIRIKA LA MAKUMBUSHO YA TAIFA, TAASISI YA UTAFITI WA MISITU TANZANIA (TAFORI) NA BODI YA UTALII TANZANIA (TTB).

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli amefanya uteuzi wa Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa Shirika la Makumbusho ya Taifa, Bodi ya Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Misitu Tanzania (TAFORI) na Bodi ya Utalii Tanzania (TTB).Katika uteuzi huo Mhe. Rais amemteua Bi. Anna Abdallah (Mbunge Mstaafu) kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Shirika la Makumbusho ya Taifa, Dkt. Felician Kilahama (Mbobezi katika fani ya Misitu) kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Misitu Tanzania (TAFORI) na Jaji Mstaafu Thomas Mihayo kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Utalii Tanzania (TTB).Kufuatia uteuzi huo wa Mhe. Rais, Waziri wa Maliasili na Utalii kwa mamlaka aliyonayo chini ya Sheria ya Shirika la Makumbusho ya Taifa Sura ya 281 kifungu cha 4(2) kikisomwa pamoja na Jedwali aya ya (1a) amewateua wafuatao kuwa Wajumbe wa Bodi hiyo;

  1. Amina Amer Issa, Mkurugenzi wa Makumbusho, Nyaraka na Mambo ya Kale Zanzibar.
  2. Ali S. Mcharazo, Mkurugenzi wa Tanzania Library Services, Dar es Salaam.
  3. Godius Kahyala, Dean, College of Arts and Social Sciences University o,f Dar es Salaam.
  4. Thomas J. Lyimo, Dean, Faculty of Science University of Dar es Salaam.
  5. Oswald Masebo, Mhadhiri, Mkuu wa Idara ya Historia, Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.
  6. Lota Melamari, Consult, Management of Natural Resources and Environment and Coordinator of Tanga Botanical Gardens, Arusha.
  7. Anna M. Kishe, Mtaalam wa lugha za Kiswahili na Kiingereza na Mhadhiri katika Chuo Kikuu Huria cha Tanzania, Dar es Salaam.
  8. Donatius M. Kamamba, Mkurugenzi wa Mambo ya Kale, Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii.

Aidha, kwa mamlaka aliyonayo chini ya Sheria ya Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Misitu Tanzania (TAFORI) Sura ya 277 kifungu cha 6(2) kikisomwa pamoja na Jedwali la 2 (1)(a), Mhe. Waziri amewateua wafuatao kuwa Wajumbe wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa taasisi hiyo;

  1. Salim Maliondo, Profesa wa Biologia ya Misitu Chuo Kikuu cha Kilimo Sokoine, Morogoro.
  2. Susana Augustino, Mhadhiri Mwandamizi matumizi ya mazao ya misitu, Chuo Kikuu cha Kilimo Sokoine, Morogoro.
  3. Deusdedit Bwoyo, Kaimu Mkuruenzi Msaidizi, Maendeleo ya Misitu, Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii, Dar es Salaam.
  4. Dismas L. Mwaseba, Mhadhiri Mwandamizi, Chuo Kikuu cha Kilimo Sokoine, Morogoro.
  5. Charles Maguta Kajege, Business Consulatant (Finance), Dar es Salaam.
  6. Lemayon Melyoki Mkurugenzi, Shule ya Ujasiriamali, Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.
  7. Tuli S. Msuya, Katibu Tawala, Mfuko wa Misitu Tanzania, Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii, Dar es Salaam.
  8. Emma Liwenga, Mtafiti Mwandamizi, Taasisi ya Tathmini ya Maliasili (IRA), Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.
  9. Lawrence Mbwambo, Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu, Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Misitu Tanzania (TAFORI), Morogoro.

“Pia, kwa mamlaka aliyonayo chini ya Sheria ya Bodi ya Utalii Tanzania Sura ya 364 kifungu cha 3(2)kikisomwa pamoja na Jedwali 1(2), Mhe. Waziri amewateua wafuatao kuwa Wajumbe wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa taasisi hiyo;”

  1. Ibrahim Mussa, Mkurugenzi wa Masoko, TANAPA
  2. Balozi Joseph Sokoine Mkurugenzi Idara ya Ulaya na Amerika, Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje, Afrika Mashariki Kikanda na Kimataifa.
  3. Mark Leveri, Mtaalam wa kutengeneza filamu na matangazo ya video, Ex. Tanzania Film Company.
  4. Richard Rugimbana, Mtendaji Mkuu Tanzania Confederation of Tourism (TCT).
  5. Zabein Muhaji Mhita, Mbunge Mstaafu na Mkurugenzi wa Elimu ya Msingi Mstaafu.
  6. Agustine Kungu H. Olal, Kamishna Msaidizi wa Sera na Uchumi, Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango.

Uteuzi wa Wenyeviti na Wajumbe hao ni wa muda wa miaka mitatu kuanzia tarehe 24/04/2016 hadi tarehe 23/04/2019.

IMETOLEWA NA:
Angelina E.A. Madete
KAIMU KATIBU MKUU
WIZARA YA MALIASILI NA UTALII
10 Mei, 2016

SUA call for applications for 2 PhD scholarships

SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE 
College of Social Sciences and Humanities 

2 PhD Scholarships Available – Call for Applications 

The Timber Rush: Private Forestry in Village Land (TIMBERRUSH) The College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Sokoine University of Agriculture in collaboration with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark hereby invites interested and qualified citizens of Tanzania (holding MA/MSc degree or equivalent) to submit applications for 2 PhD scholarships related to the Danida funded research project ‘The Timber Rush: Private Forestry in Village Land (TIMBERRUSH). Students will be enrolled at the Sokoine University of Agriculture and may also get enrolled at the University of Copenhagen, and thus there is a possibility of attaining a double degree. 

The scholarships are of four years duration, and will commence on October 1, 2016. The PhD scholars will be supervised by a joint team of senior academics from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Danish Institute for International Studies and University of Copenhagen, and will be provided PhD level training in both universities. The PhD study and research will be closely integrated and coordinated with other activities in the TIMBERRUSH project. 

The overall goal of the research project is to contribute to a more equitable distribution of benefits from private forest plantations on village land through evidence-based policy making. This call is for two PhD positions whose focus is elaborated below: 

The main focus of the first PhD position is on the role of timber value chains in driving tree production in the Southern Highlands. This PhD position will contribute to testing the project hypothesis that the scale and drivers of investments in land for timber production are driven by domestic factors related to national increased value chain understood as flows of material resources, finance, knowledge and information between buyers and suppliers. Other factors can potentially influence the timber rush including foreign investments and foreign demand; conservation and global climate mitigation initiatives supporting the planting of trees; changes in national policies such as opportunities arising from implementation of 1999 Land Act, and government and donor support for community-based forestry and global climate mitigation initiatives past and present. 

The second PhD position will focus on how land is accessed or acquired for producing timber in the Southern Highlands. Specifically, it is expected that the PhD candidate will investigate the impact of investments in land for timber production on local people’s access to and benefits from land and other resources and test the hypothesis that the main beneficiaries are to be found among the domestic investors based in Tanzania’s urban areas while local people bear the costs. The focus of the study could include an understanding of how large areas have been transformed into plantations (and at the expense of other land uses) over time; investigation of distributive outcomes of investments in land for timber production; enhanced conflict between production systems, e.g. food versus trees; gender and procedural dimensions in timber investments; the extent to which the different types of actors have been involved in decision making processes in relevant political institutions and in particular whether they had a fair chance to air their concerns and grievances and are properly compensated when rights to land are transferred to an investor. 

Detailed descriptions of the aim and content of research project as well as requirements and application procedure for each of the two PhD scholarships are posted on the SUA homepage (www.suanet.ac.tz) as well as on the homepages of University of Copenhagen (www.ifro.ku.dk/timberrush) and Danish Institute for International Studies (www.diis.dk/en

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2016 at 10.00 AM East Africa Time (EAT). Short-listed candidates will be invited to prepare full research proposals and to present them at the inception workshop to be held in early September, 2016. Research Proposal on Timber Rush Click link below to open the project proposal http://www.dsi.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/Timber%20Rush%20Proposal.pdf 

Guidelines to complete the PhD application 

Guidelines for shortlisted applicants Click link below to open the guidelines http://www.dsi.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/Guideline%20for%20shortlisted%20applicants.pdf 

PhD application form Click link below to open the application form http://www.dsi.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/PhD%20application%20form.pdf

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Mei 11, 2016







Matukio ya Bungeni katika picha


Mbunge wa Jimbo la Ulanga, Goodluck Mlinga ambaye alisababisha wabunge wanawake wa upinzani kutoka bungeni wiki iliyopita kwa madai ya kuwadhalilisha,akichangia hoja bungeni Dodoma jana, ambapo alieleza kwamba amekuwa akipata vitisho lakini ana imani Jeshi la Wananchi Tanzania lililowasambatisha waasi wa DRC Congo M23 litamlinda. 

Tarifa ya TZUK kuhusu ziara ya WM Majaliwa na ujio wa Balozi mpya Bi. Migiro