Ethiopia’s tourism revenue hits record high in 2015; Beats Kenya and Tanzania combined!

Ethiopia’s tourism revenue jumped 20.7 percent in 2015 to a record high of $3.5 billion from $2.9 billion in the previous fiscal year lifted by increased number of foreign tourists visiting the East African nation, data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed.

The country’s revenue was more than what it more tourist established neighbors, Kenya and Tanzania, earned last year combined. The two east African neighbors cumulatively earned $2.77 billion.

Kenya’s revenue from its tourism sector dropped about 3 percent in 2015 to $837 million as visitors numbers continued a four year drop due to increased insecurity caused by frequent al Shabaab militants attacks, Reuters reported.

In Tanzania, a reduction in number of visitors last year also saw a fall in foreign exchange earnings from tourism to $1.93 billion, from $2 billion in 2014, The Exchange reported.

The number of visitors to Ethiopia increased by 136,000 to 910,000 in 2015, an estimated 88,000 foreign tourists per month, as the country hosted a number of high profile international business conferences and exhibitions, Ethiosport reported.

Ethiopia, home to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, wants to become one of the top five tourist destination in Africa by tripling the number of foreign tourists visiting the country to 2.5 million in 2020.

This will make tourism making the leading sector in one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. It had targeted to raise $3.5 billion from the sector this fiscal year.

On average visitors to the country have rose by 12 percent annually over the last decade as the country economic growth picked up and the government introduced incentives to attract investors into the sector.

Ethiopians living in abroad have built more than 200 luxury hotels in the country making it easier for the country to market itself as a upmarket tourist destination.

Tourism contributes about 4.5 percent of the country’s GDP and generates about a million jobs according to the World Bank.

Landlocked Ethiopia does not have any beaches to promote like the other two, but its cultural wealth like its 13th century underground churches of Lalibela, hewn from solid rock and the hill castles of Gondar are its big selling point.

It’s also grown more and more popular for travelers as it’s a safer and affordable destination.

The country has in recent years embarked on massive infrastructure spending that saw Africa’s first light train cutting though the sprawling city of Addis Ababa launched in September.

“What Ethiopia offers to tourists, different from Kenya and Tanzania, is history and culture,” Tony Hickey, an Irish tour operator who first arrived in Ethiopia in 1973, told the Daily Mail.

Body of Tanzanian student in the USA recovered in North Platte River

Members of the Lincoln County Dive Team and Investigators from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of nineteen year old Samson Charles.

He was positively identified and his death will be ruled accidental drowning. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor.


People all over the world are reacting to the death of a young man from Tanzania, In North Platte to take college classes and play basketball.

Officials believe he drowned in the North Platte River while on a kayaking trip Monday.

Samson Charles picture is on the Knight's Softball Facebook page. The team wrote, "Rest in paradise our friend." It also says Samson Charles was the number one fan who was always humble and kind and cheered us at every game. It says "our NPCC family is hurting with the loss of a wonderful young man. There wasn't a person he didn't say hello to and make their day brighter with his contagious smile."

Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za magazeti ya Tanzania leo Julai 15, 2016

Job: Night Manager - Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Recruiter: Wyndham Hotel Group

Location: Tanzania (TZ)

Salary: Competitive

Posted: 14 Jul 2016

Closes: 11 Aug 2016

Job Type: Finance, Night Auditor, Front Office

Sector: Hotel

Job Level: Management

The Night Manager is responsible for ensuring that all daily reports are generated, daily revenues are balanced, express checkouts are processed efficiently and guests needing assistance during the shift are accommodated. The Night Manager will provide the management team with accurate and reliable information needed to make effective operational decisions.

What will it be like to work for this family of brands?

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 8,000 hotels and 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. From the award-winning upper-upscale offerings of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, to the distinctly familiar properties of its globally recognized Dolce, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8® and Howard Johnson® brands, Wyndham Hotel Group prides itself on providing guests, owners and franchisees with exceptional customer service, great value and the most lodging choices around the world.

Ramada Resort®

Ramada Resort and Ramada Hotel & Resort properties cater to leisure travelers in key destinations throughout the world. Most properties feature high-speed Internet access, full buffet breakfast, on-site restaurants, pools, spas, fitness centers and additional recreational facilities. Select properties also feature business centers and meeting and banquet facilities.

What will I be doing?
  • Prioritize job functions in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ensure accuracy of all numbers reported including statistics.
  • Input and update financial information into corporate communications network.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly and annual data processing system functions as required.
  • Keep management abreast of any unusual operational or financial events and/or deviations of policies or procedures.
  • Ensure overall guest satisfaction.
  • This job requires performing as a Duty Manager in the night.
  • Check guests in and out.
  • Handle and take reservations.
  • Handle guest’s special requests and customer complaints during shift.
  • Perform all other front desk duties and responsibilities.
  • Investigate and handle complaints, disturbances, emergencies, etc. during shift.
  • Perform some Night Audit functions, able to review all Night Audit related functions and able to produce Night Audit reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of Night Audit month-end reports, including in-house movie reports, house account summary, phone summary, etc.
  • Interview, train, supervise and develop Night Audit staff, including coaching, counselling and discipline.
  • Prepare, copy, and distribute reports as required.
  • Handle special guest requests.
  • Monitor and prepare Night Audit reports in accordance with Wyndham’s requirements meeting various due dates and deadlines, i.e.
  • Attend and contribute to periodic meetings to maintain favourable working relationships among employees and promote maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by management.
What are we looking for?
  • Working in any of our Wyndham Hotel Group Brands is always to be striving to exceed the expectations of our Guests, collaborating with other Associates and delivering financial returns for our Owners. To successfully fill this role, you should possess the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:
  • Min of 2 years experience in a similar role within an upscale brand / 4 or 5 star hotels.
  • Previous working experience in Tanzania/Africa.
  • Bachelor or Master Diploma in Business Administration/ Hotel Management or equivalent.
  • Possess strong commercial acumen, with experience in increasing profitability.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • A team player, someone that is pro-active and acts with integrity.
  • Proficient in English language and preferred in Swahili language.

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotel Group manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotel Group performs recruiting and hiring functions on their behalf. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotel Group where Wyndham Hotel Group is serving as the management company and will not be the actual employer.

How to apply

32 job opportunities - The East African Community

Click the job title in the list below to open the corresponding page with details.
  1. Director General (Customs & Trade)
  2. Director (Human Resources and Administration)
  3. Director (Infrastructure)
  4. Legislative Draftsman
  5. Principal Planning & Research Officer
  6. Principal Agricultural Economist
  7. Principal Customs Officer (Compliance & Enforcement)
  8. Principal Customs Officer (Procedures & Facilitation)
  9. Principal Economist (Investment & Private Sector Promotion)
  10. Principal Education Officer
  11. Principal Information Technology Officer
  12. Principal International Relations Officer
  13. Principal Librarian
  14. Principal Political Affairs Officer
  15. Principal Resource Mobilisation Officer
  16. Principal Standards Officer
  17. Principal Tourism Officer
  18. Principal Trade Officer (Internal Trade)
  19. Senior Accountant
  20. Senior Conference Officer
  21. Senior Energy Officer
  22. Senior Human Resources Officer
  23. Senior Livestock Officer
  24. Senior Materials / Pavement Engineer
  25. Senior Meteorologist
  26. Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  27. Senior Records Officer
  28. Senior Statistician
  29. Accountant
  30. Budget Officer
  31. Customs Officer (Procedures & Facilitation)
  32. Customs Officer (Tariff & Valuation)
NOTE: All jobs
Duty station: Arusha, Tanzania.
Application deadline: Monday, 15 of August, 2015 at 1700hrs

Mitandao jamii + Kutokata tamaa = Mafanikio: Msikie Mama mfugaji aliyepoteza mil 180/= katika miezi 6

Contract oppotunities available at the USA Embassy in Tanzania

  • System for Award Management (SAM) Registration (Revised August 31, 2014)

Job: Development Program Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication, USA Embassy in Tanzania

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY –Development Program Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication

Job: Budget Analyst/ Administrative Assistant - USA Embassy in Tanzania

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Budget Analyst/ Administrative Assistant

Job: Health Unit Assistant - USA Embassy in Tanzania


Job: Motorpool Supervisor - USA Embassy in Tanzania


Job: Information Resource Center (IRC) Director - USA Embassy in Tanzania

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Information Resource Center (IRC) Director

Job: Purchasing Agent - USA Embassy in Tanzania

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Purchasing Agent (Re-advertised)

Job: Plumber - NOB at the USA Embassy in Tanzania


Aliyefanyikwa ukatili na kukatwa matiti ajifungua; Anaomba msaada

Moshi. Msichana Maria Aloyce (23), ambaye Januari mwaka huu alikatwa matiti yake yote na mwanamume mmoja, amejifungua mtoto wa kike huku changamoto ikiwa ni jinsi ya kumnyonyesha.

Msichana huyo, mkazi wa Kijiji cha Ghona, Kata ya Kahe Mashariki, alifanyiwa unyama huo Januari 7 na polisi kuchukua zaidi ya miezi mitano kumtia mbaroni mtuhumiwa. Wakati akikatwa matiti hayo, alikuwa na ujauzito wa miezi mitano.

Mmoja wa majirani anayemuuguza msichana huyo, Fadhilai Mrisha amesema kuwa Maria amejifungia salama katika Hospitali ya Rufaa ya KCMC. 
“Amejifungua mtoto wa kike mwenye uzito wa kilo 3.1 lakini changamoto kubwa ni kwamba hana matiti yote na mtoto anahitaji maziwa. Kwa kweli huu ni mtihani,” amesema Mrisha.
Msichana huyo aliwaomba wasamaria wema kumsaidia maziwa kwa ajili ya mtoto wake pamoja na kugharimia matibabu katika kipindi chote alicholazwa kwa vile hana uwezo.
“Ninaomba wanisaidie nipate maziwa ya mtoto. Kama unavyoniona sina matiti, yote yamekatwa kabisa nimebaki na makovu tu. Kuna gharama za matibabu. Nisaidieni,” amesema.
Chanzo cha taarifa: Daniel Mjema, [email protected]MWANANCHI

[video] Dakika 4 za Maalim Seif na Salim Kikeke katika studio za BBC Swahili

Katibu Mkuu wa CUF aliyekuwa pia mgombea urais wa chama hicho visiwani Zanzibar Maalim Seif amezungumza na mtangazaji wa BBC, Salim Kikeke kuhusu kizungumkuti cha siasa visiwani humo.

Hapa ni maoni ya mtizamaji mmoja baada ya kutizama video hiyo...

Waziri Tizeba asimamisha kazi watendaji 6 Wizara ya Kilimo na kumvua 1 madaraka, kumhamisha

Waziri wa Kilimo, Mifugo na Uvuvi, Dkt. Charles Tizeba amemsimasha kazi Mtendaji Mkuu wa wakala wa Taifa wa Hifadhi ya chakula Bw. Charles Walwa na watendaji wengine watano ili kupisha uchunguzi kufuatia kuwepo kwa tuhuma za kuhujumu Hifadhi ya Taifa ya chakula.

Adhabu kwa mujibu wa sheria kwa kughushi nyaraka za serikali

Serikali kuwachukulia hatua kali ikiwemo kutaifisha mitambo yao watu wote wanaojihusisha na uhalifu wa kughushi Nyaraka za Serikali na kuwataka wananchi wasiowaamnifu wanaojihusisha na uhalifu wa kughushi na matumizi ya Nyaraka bandia waache mara moja.

Onyo hilo limetolewa na Mpiga Chapa Mkuu wa Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Kassian Chibogoyo katika Kipindi maalu cha “Tujikumbeshe” ambapo alitumia fursa hiyo kutoa ufafanuzi wa kukamatwa kwa Nyaraka mbalimbali za Serikali leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Chibogoyo amesema mwaka 1999 Serikali ilitoa tamko kupitia Tangazo GN Na. 488 lililolenga kutahadharisha umma kuwa yeyote atakaye jihusisha na uchapaji wa Nyaraka bandia mitambo yake itataifishwa.

Serikali imekuwa ikiendesha Operesheni maalumu ijulikanayo “Okoa Pato la Taifa” ambayo lengo lake kuu ni kuhakikisha inapambana vilivyo na uharamia wa matumizi ya Nyaraka bandia.

Aliongeza kuwa uhalifu wa kutengeneza Nyaraka bandia ni zaidi ya ujambazi kwani zinaweza kuvuruga mipango ya nchi, na kusasabisha nchi kuingia katika hatari na machafuko.

Kwa mujibu wa Sheria za nchi matumizi ya Nyaraka bandi ni kwenda kinyume na sheria za nchi na adhabu zake zinafahamika. Akizitaja baadhi ya Sheria hizo Mpiga Chapa Mkuu amesema makosa ya uhalifu wa Nyaraka yanaangukia katika Sheria za Ushahidi,Sheria ya Makosa ya Jinai, Sheria ya Usalama wa Taifa ya Mwaka 1970 pamoja na Sheria ya Nembo na Alama za Taifa.
“Sheria ya Usalama wa Taifa ya Mwaka 1970 namba 3 ibara ya 6 inatoa katazo kwa mtu yeyote kumiliki Mihuri ya Serikali, Nembo ya Taifa na Karatasi maalum za Serikali kwa matumizi binafsi, mtu akikiuka sheria hii adhabu yake ni miaka 20 jela”. Alisema Chibogoyo.
Aidhi ametumia fursa hiyo kwaomba wananchi wema kushirikiana na Serikali kupambana na vita hii kwa kutoa taarifa pindi wanapobaini waharifu wa namna hiyo kwani kuruhusu hali hii iendelee ni kuhujumu uchumi wa nchini.

Aliongeza kuwa Ofisi yake kwa kushirikiana na Jeshi la Polisi wamejipanga kuhakikisha wanashinda vita hii ili kunusuru uchumi wa Taifa nakuahidi kutoa ushirikiano kwa wananchi wasamaria wema watakao toa taarifa juu ya uhalifu huo.

Baadhi ya Nyaraka ambazo zimekuwa zikighushiwa mara kwa mara ni pamoja na Vyeti vya Elimu katika ngazi mbalimbali, Risiti za Serikali, Vyeti vya kuzaliwa na Ndoa, Stika za Bima, Kadi za Magari na Pikipiki, Mihuri na Nembo ya Taifa.

Mpiga Chapa Mkuu wa Serikali Bw. Kassian Chibogoyo (katikati) akionesha kwa waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) moja ya cheti cha ndoa ambacho kimepatikana toka kwa wachapishaji wa nyaraka bandia za Serikali mapema hii leo jijini Dar es Salaam, kulia ni Afisa habari toka Idara ya Habari Bw. Frank Shija na kushoto ni Afisa Habari toka Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu Bw. Augustino Tendwa.

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Julai 14, 2016

Bwaya: Madikteta wa familia tunaweza kudai demokrasia?

Familia ikishirikiana kazi. Picha:
Madai kuwa baadhi ya watawala wetu wa ki-Afrika ni madikteta hayashangazi. Inasemekana watawala hawa hawasikilizi maoni ya watu wanaowaongoza, hawashauriki wakati mwingine na watu walioteuliwa kuwashauri, wanaminya uhuru wa maoni/kujieleza na kadhalika. Madai haya yanaonekana kuwa ni matamanio ya wananchi kuwa na serikali zinazoheshimu demokrasia -nguvu ya wananchi kushiriki katika uongozi/utawala wa taifa lao kwa kuamua utaratibu gani utatumika kujitawala na nani anaweza kupewa jukumu la kuwaongoza. Haya yote yandai ushirikishwaji wa wananchi kwa kukuza uhuru wa kila raia kusema/kutoa maoni na kadhalika.

Naomba kujenga hoja kwamba ili tuweze kujenga uhalali wa kudai demokrasia ni muhimu sisi wenyewe tuoneshe mfano wa kuwa wanademokrasia kweli.  Ninatumia dhana kwamba, mara zote, utawala wa nchi ni sura halisi ya utamaduni wa wananchi wake. Kwamba viongozi/watawala wa nchi hubeba tabia/ na hulka za jamii wanazoziongoza. 

Haiwezekani kutarajia watawala wawe tofauti na wananchi wanaowaongoza kwa sababu utawala wa nchi huzaliwa na wananchi. Ndio maana, kwa mfano, wananchi wanaothamini elimu, hutafuta na kuchagua miongoni mwao viongozi wanaothamini elimu kama wao. Kinyume chake, wananchi wasiothamini elimu (wajinga) huweza, na kwa kweli hufurahia, kuchagua wajinga kuwa watawala wao. Kadhalika, wananchi wanaopenda njia za mkato kujipatia kipato, huthamini wenzao wajanja wenye kujua kutafuta fedha kirahisi na hatima yake wananchi hawa hujichagulia viongozi wanaokuja baadae kufahamika kama mafisadi. Ndio kusema viongozi hawawezi kuwa tofauti na wananchi.

Tukizitazama nchi zinazosifika kwa demokrasia tunabaini kuwa demokrasia katika nchi hizo ni utamaduni wa wananchi. Demokrasia ni maisha/mila inayoanza kwenye utawala wa familia. Kila mwanafamilia kwa kiasi kikubwa anajengewa mazingira ya kujisikia kuwa na uhuru wa maoni. Mtoto hupewa nafasi ya kufanya maamuzi kwa mwongozo wa mzazi. Mke hupewa fursa ya kushiriki katika maamuzi anayoyafanya mumewe kwa sababu demokrasia katika jamii hizo ni utamaduni unaoanzia kwenye familia na sio matamanio hewa ya kisiasa.

Ninapofikiria madai yetu haya ya kutaka watawala wetu wawe wana-demokrasia, maswali kadhaa yanajitokeza. Ninajiuliza, kwa mfano, tunaweza kweli kudai kuwa sisi ni jamii inayoamini katika demokrasia kuanzia ngazi ya familia? Je, demokrasia ni utamaduni wetu? 

Je, sisi wanaume wa ki-Afrika hatutishwi na kukua kwa demokrasia kwenye ngazi ya familia zetu? Tunawashirikisha kweli wake zetu katika maamuzi bila kuwawekea mipaka? Tunaheshimu maoni ya watoto wetu kama tunavyotaka watawala wetu waheshimu maoni yetu? Ni lini kwa mfano wazazi hukaa na watoto wao kujadili bajeti ya familia?

Pengine ni kweli tunaihitaji demokrasia kwenye vyama nyetu vya siasa na serikalini. Lakini je, tunaweza kuwalaumu watawala/viongozi wanaoonesha hulka za kidikteta kama sisi wenyewe ni madikteta wa familia zetu? Je, sisi madikteta uchwara  wa familia zetu (tusiowapa wake/waume/watoto wetu uhuru wa maoni kwa kuogopa kukosa mamlaka yetu kama wazazi/wanaume) tunaweza kuwa na uhalali kwa kudai hatupendezwi na viongozi wa ki-Afrika wanaoonekana kuwa ni madikteta?

Pengine unauliza, sasa tufanyeje? Tuache kudai demokrasia? Nina mapendekeza njia moja wapo kati ya mbili. Ya kwanza, ili tuweze kujenga taifa linaloamini uhuru wa mawazo kweli kweli, tuanze kujenga demokrasia ya kweli ndani ya familia zetu. Tuanze kuwashirikisha wake zetu katika maamuzi bila kuogopa kuonekana 'tumeshikiliwa'. Tuanze kuthamini na kuheshimu maoni/mahitaji ya watoto wetu na kuyasikiliza. Tujenge taifa la kweli la watu wanaoamini demokrasia.

Tukishindwa pendekezo la kwanza, basi, tuamue kuwa wakweli wa dhamira zetu kuwa sisi ni madiktetauchwara kwa asili. Tuunge mkono udikteta uchwara  wa ngazi ya taifa ambao kwa hakika utakuwa unaakisi utamaduni wa udikteta tuliouzoea katika familia zetu. Taifa ni sura ya familia. Right? Right. 
Twitter: @bwaya

Halmashauri za Wilaya Kyerwa na Biharamulo zaanza kutekeleza mradi wa PS3

Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Misaada la Kimataifa la Marekani (USAID), Moses Busiga akizungumza wakati wa kikao cha kwanza cha maofisa watendaji wa Halmashauri mbili za Wilaya ya Kyerwa na Biharamulo mkoani Kagera kilichofanyika leo ikiwa ni kuanza kwa utekelezaji wa Mradi wa Uimarishaji Mifumo ya Sekta za umma (PS3) Mkoani Kagera.

Kiongozi wa timu ya uzinduzi wa Mradi wa PS3 mkoani Kagera, Abdul Kitula akizungumza

Washiriki wakisikiliza kwa makini mada. 

Washiririki walikaa katika makundi na kuainisha wadau mbalimbali wa maendeleo walioko katika halmashauri zao na namna ambavyo wanashirikiana katika kuimarisha mifumo ya sekta za umma.

Wataalam wa masuala ya Utawala nao walishiriki kuhakikisha mambo yanaenda vizuri.

Afisa Mipango wa Halamashauri ya Wilaya ya Kyerwa, Johansen Karugaba akiwasilisha taarifa ya Wilaya yake.

Dk Rest Lasway wa mradi wa PS3 akitoa mapendekezo yake.

Afisa Maenendeleo ya Jamii Mkuu kutoka Ofisi ya Rais TAMISEMI, Sebastian Kitiku akitoa mapendekezo.

Mwenyekiti wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Kyerwa, Kashunju Runyogote akitoa maoni yake.

Afisa Mipango wa Halamashauri ya Wilaya ya Biharamulo, Andambike Kyomo akiwasilisha taarifa ya kundi lake.

Mmoja wa washiriki akichangia maoni

Mtaalam wa masuala ya Rasilimali watu kutoka Taasisi ya Benjamin Mkapa (BMF), Remmy Moshi akiwasilisha mada.

Afisa Elimu wa Halamashauri ya Wilaya ya Kyerwa akifafanua jambo.

Ofisa wa PS3, Desderi Wenger akizungumza wakati wa uwasilishaji wa taarifa za vikundi.

Mratibu wa Mradi wa PS3 kutoka Ofisi ya Rais TAMISEMI, Berha Swai akizungumza.

Mwenyekiti wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Kyerwa, Kashunju Runyogote akitoa neno la shukrani.

Ufafanuzi wa Wizara ya Afya kuhusu taarifa za kushushwa mishahara



Katika siku za hivi karibuni kumekuwa na uvumi katika Mitandao ya Kijamii kuwa Serikali imeamua kushusha mishahara ya Madaktari kwa asilimia 30% ili kuendana na dhana ya #HapaKaziTu na kuwa Serikali imekusudia kufuta malipo ya posho za Wataalamu wa Afya walio katika Mafunzo kwa Vitendo ufafanuzi kwa Umma wa Watanzania na Watumishi wa Sekta ya Afya kuwa taarifa hizo siyo za kweli.

Taarifa aliyoitoa Katibu Mkuu (Afya) alipokuwa anaongea na Watumishi wa Hospitali ya Bugando ililenga kutoa ufafanuzi kwa Watumishi wa Hospitali hiyo kuhusu kufutwa kwa kibali cha Msajili wa Hazina kilichowawezesha watumishi wa Hospitali hiyo kulipwa Mishahara ya Taasisi zilizo chini ya Msajili wa Hazina tangu mwaka 2012.

Uamuzi huo wa Msajili wa Hazina unatokana na ukweli kwamba Hospitali ya Bugando siyo Shirika la Umma na hivyo wanastahili kulipwa mishahara sawa na watumishi wengine wa Serikali Kuu kwa kuzingatia makubaliano yaliyopo kati ya Serikali na Baraza la Maaskofu Tanzania (TEC) ambao ndio wamiliki wa Hospitali ya Bugando.

Aidha, ieleweke kuwa mishahara ya Watumishi wa Sekta ya Afya haizingatii ngazi ya Vituo vya kutolea huduma kama vile Zahanati, Kituo cha Afya, Hospitali, au Hospitali za Rufaa bali huzingatia uzito wa kazi na majukumu ya kada husika. Hivyo, mshahara wa Daktari wa Hospitali ya Wilaya ni sawa na ule wa Hospitali ya Rufaa ngazi ya Mkoa na Hospitali ya Rufaa ya Kanda.

Kutokana na maelezo haya, uamuzi huo wa Msajili wa Hazina utaihusu Hospitali ya Bugando pekee na siyo Hospitali zote za Kanda kwa kuwa dosari hiyo haikutokea katika Hospitali nyingine za Kanda.

Kuhusu ajira mpya kwa mwaka 2015/2016 ufafanuzi ulitolewa na Mhe. Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwamba hakutakuwa na ajira mpya hadi hapo Zoezi la Uhakiki wa Watumishi Serikalini litakapokamilika. Hivyo, vibali vya ajira vilivyokuwa vimetolewa vimefutwa hadi hapo itakapotamkwa vinginevyo.

Kadhalika, kumekuwa na Uvumi kuwa Serikali inakusudia kufuta posho ya ‘Interns' kuanzia mwaka huu wa fedha. Taarifa hii pia siyo sahihi kwa kuwa hakuna chombo chochote cha Serikali ambacho kimetoa maamuzi hayo.

Wizara inasisitiza kuwa maamuzi ya Serikali hutolewa na Mamlaka husika kwa nyaraka. Hivyo, watumishi wa Sekta ya Afya na wananchi kwa ujumla wanaaswa kuzingatia taarifa zinazotolewa na Mamlaka za Serikali kuhusu Masuala yanayowahusu ambayo mara nyingi hutolewa kwa nyaraka badala ya Mitandao ya kijamii,

Imetolewa na;
Kitengo cha Mawasiliano Serikalini – Afya
14 Julai, 2016

Rugemalira aanza ujenzi wa hospitali kubwa Bukoba kwa wagonjwa wa saratani


Mkoa wa Kagera kupiga hatua kubwa kimaendeleo baada ya kujitokeza mwekezaji mzalendo ambaye ni Mshauri Mkuu wa Kampuni ya VIP Engineering and Marketing Company Ltd ya Jijini Dar es Salaam Bwana James Rugemalila kuanza mchakato wa kujenga kituo kikubwa (hospitali) ya magonjwa ya matibabu ya Kansa katika Manispaa ya Bukoba.

Bw. James Rugemalila akiambatana na ujumbe mzito na wataalamu wa afya kutoka nchi mbalimbali alifika katika ofisi ya Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kagera tarehe 10/07/2015 na kuongea na Katibu Tawala mkoa Bw. Nassor Mnambila ambaye alimhakikishia juu ya kupata ardhi wanayohitaji na kuwa serikali ya mkoa itawaunga mkono katika hatua zote za kupatikana kwa kituo hicho.

Aidha Bw. Rugemalila na ujumbe wake walifika Manispaa ya Bukoba na kuongea na Kaimu Mkurugenzi Bw. Lukiko Chibunu ambaye pia aliwahakikishia kuwa ardhi ipo na tayari wameitenga kwa ajili ya uwekezaji huo kama walivyoombwa na Bw. Rugemalila na walidhuru eneo husika Mtaa wa Makongo karibu na Ziwa Victoria.

Ujumbe huo ulilidhishwa na eneo husika pia Bw. Rugemalila aliambatana na Profesa Anthony Pais Mkuu wa Idara ya Upasuaji kutoka Bangalore India ambaye alisema Tanzania na Mkoa wa Kagera ni muhimu kuwa na kituo hicho kutokana na takwimu za Shirika la Afya ulimwenguni (WHO).

Profesa Pais alisema kuwa wagonjwa wa kansa 35000 wanatambuliwa kila mwaka duniani na asilimia 90% ya wagonjwa wanatoka duniani kote na wagonjwa 3000 wanatoka Tanzania kila mwaka na hupelekwa nje ya nchi kutibiwa ambapo baada ya kituo hicho kujengwa itakuwa fursa kwa watanzania kupata matibabu hapa hapa nchini na mkoani Kagera.

Vilevile Profesa Pais alisema kuwa Kampuni ya VIP Engenering and Marketing Ltd iliamua kujenga kituo hicho mkoani Kagera kwasababu walipoonyeshwa eneo la Makongo katika Manispaa ya Bukoba walipendezwa nalo sana pia mkoa wa Kagera umepakana na nchi zote za Afrika Mashariki ambapo ni moja wapo ya fursa katika uwekezaji.

Naye Bw. Anic Kashasha Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Mahusiano na Mawasiliano katika Kampuni ya VIP Engineering Ltd alisema kuwa kituo hicho mara baada ya kukamilika kitajulikana kwa jina la (RUTAKWABYERA CANCER HEALTH CENTER) na kitakuwa na hadhi zote za hali ya juu mpaka kawaida ili kutoa fursa kwa wananchi wote kupata huduma stahili.

Kituo hicho kwa kuanzia kitajengwa na kuanza na vitanda 100 na mara baada ya kukamilika kitakuwa na vitanda 500 pia zitajengwa hosteli za wananchi ambao watakuwa wanawaleta wagonjwa wao kupata mahala pakujihifadhi. Kitaitwa kituo badala ya hospitali kwani kitakuwa kinaendesha uchunguzi, ugunduzi, na kutoa tiba na elimu juu ya ugonjwa wa Kansa.

Kituo cha Rutakwabyera kinatarajiwa kujengwa ndani ya miaka mitatu kuanzia sasa na gharama za mradi mzima zitajulikana mara baada ya ujenzi kuanza rasmi. Mkoa wa Kagera unazo Nyanja nyingi sana za uwekezaji wazawa na wawekezaji mbalimbali mnakaribishwa kuwekeza Kagera.
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