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EAC improves ranking in doing business; Tanzania registers the biggest leap - WB Report

The move by the regional states to interconnect its infrastructure has elevated the East African countries’ (EAC) status in the World Bank logistics ranking.
The improvement is an important indicator in attracting foreign investment into the region.

The ranking is a tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance
According to the 2016 World Bank Logistics Performance Index, a survey conducted by the institution on the efficiency of trade logistics in 160 countries, has seen EAC countries, among them Uganda, climb up the efficiency ladder.

The survey indicates that in Africa, the regional countries competed strongly, with Kenya being ranked second, Uganda coming fifth, and Tanzania and Rwanda settling in the tenth and eleventh position while Burundi occupies the 13th place.

Impressive strides

In the overall ranking, EAC countries, except Uganda made impressive strides, with Tanzania climbing 77 places higher, registering the biggest leap among EAC countries

Although it competed strongly with its continental peers, Uganda’s ranking was globally impacted because it was not ranked in the previous survey. Out of 160 countries, Kenya is in position 42, Uganda 58, Tanzania 61, Rwanda 62 and Burundi occupies position 107 globally.

The performance of the single customs territory which allows quicker clearance of goods; and other Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiatives were the key contributors to this performance, according to the new release. The release is made after every two years.

Customs agencies have again obtained much higher ratings than other agencies such as sanitary and phyto-sanitary agencies (these are ministries of Agriculture) and those enforcing quality or technical standards of goods, the survey noted.

“The performance is largely attributed to the reforms we have undertaken, that is, Single Customs Territory Clearance procedures, the one stop border posts, the implementation of electronic cargo tracking system and other internal reforms such as performance measurement all aimed at quickening the clearance process,” Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa, commissioner customs, said when contacted recently.

Need for political will

According to the survey, rapid improvements can also be achieved regionally if countries have a strong political will and align their efforts in implementing administrative reform.
This is the case, for example, of the Northern Corridor that links Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda with the port of Mombasa in Kenya. 

“Within the low income group, East African countries are leading the performance in this year’s edition,” reads the survey.

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Tanzania ports authority open liaison office in Kigali

Rwandan importers and exporters will no longer need to travel to Dar es Salaam port, Tanzania to clear their shipments, thanks to a move by the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to open a liaison office in Kigali in October.
“This means that importers, clearing agents and exporters will be able to clear goods from Kigali without having to travel to Dar es Salaam,” 
Eng Deusdedit Kakoko, the TPA director general, said in an interview with The New Times last week. 

Eng Kakoko added that the move aims at bringing services near to the Rwandan business community, 
“which will help cut the cost of doing business, and reduce the hurdles within the logistics and supply chain”.
Kakoko said the Liaison office will be a one-stop-centre, where customers can access information, including the status of their cargo, or applicable port charges.
“This is a healthy and supportive development that will help to reduce time and costs, as well as improve the value chain. It also means that the Rwandan business community can make payments through electronic payment system (EPS) and attend to any queries through the Kigali office,” he added.
The move, according to the Treasury Registrar of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, Lawrence Mafuru, is also clear testimony of the commitment by the Tanzanian government to improve business environment for clients in neighbouring countries, especially for Rwanda.
“We are, therefore, calling on the Rwandan business community to use of this office effectively and take advantage of the cost benefit of doing business through real time information once it starts operations,” 
Mafuru said. 

He said the liaison office will also improve service delivery and guard traders against unscrupulous shipping and clearing and forwarding agents. 

Statistics indicate that almost 70 per cent of Rwanda’s cargo is handled through Dar es Salaam. In the past, local traders have complained of inefficiency, port congestion and safety at the port. Rwandan importers say the development is an important milestone that will help address some of the challenges they face while using the Central Corridor.

Fred Seka, the Association of Clearing and Freight Forwarders Rwanda chief, said the new office will help enhance efficiency and competitiveness and spur trade.

Rwanda-TZ trade numbers

Tanzania’s Port of Dar es Salaam is by far the most important port for Rwanda, accounting for over 70 per cent of Rwandan international maritime trade. More than 90 per cent of other exports (apart from tea and coffee) go through Dar es Salaam, according to figures from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

However, statistics indicate that total trade with Tanzania declined to $68 million in 2015, from $105 million in 2013. Tanzania is Rwanda’s third largest trading partner in the EAC bloc.

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Mganga Mkuu wa Wilaya Nzega, Mhazini washushwa vyeo; Watumishi 5 wafukuzwa kazi

Watumishi watano wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Nzega mkoani Tabora, wamefukuzwa kazi na wengine wawili wameshushwa vyeo kwa tuhuma za ubadhirifu wa Sh190 milioni, limeripoti gazeti la MWANANCHI.

Pia, wengine wanadaiwa kuisababishia hasara halmashauri hiyo zaidi ya Sh460 milioni kwa kutokuzingatia taratibu za ununuzi. Kufukuzwa kazi kwa watumishi hao kumefuatatia uamuzi uliotolewa na baraza la madiwani baada ya uchunguzi kukamilika tangu wasimamishwe kazi Mei mwaka huu, hivyo kubainisha kuwa walifanya ubadhirifu wa fedha za Mfuko wa Afya ya Jamii (CHF) na zingine za chanjo ya watoto zaidi ya Sh68 milioni.

Akizungumza katika kikao cha madiwani Mwenyekiti wa Halmashauri hiyo, Marco Kiwele alisema baada ya uchunguzi menejimenti ya halmashauri, madiwani wamejiridhisha na tuhuma hizo hivyo kwa kuzingatia kanuni za utumishi wa umma za mwaka 2003 namba 42 watuhumiwa wamepatikana na hatia.

Amewataja waliofukuzwa kuwa ni aliyekuwa Ofisa Ununuzi, Seleman Cherehani; Mweka Hazina, Stanslaus Kalokola; Katibu wa Hospitali ya Wilaya, Kisasu Sikalwanda; Mratibu wa Chanjo Wilaya, Joel Jondele na Mtendaji wa Kijiji cha Mwamala, Said Madua aambaye anatuhumiwa kutafuna Sh12 milioni.

Walioshushwa vyeo ni aliyekuwa Mganga Mkuu wa Hospitali ya Wilaya ya Nzega, Dk Emmanuel Mihayo na aliyekuwa Mhasibu wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya, Denis Gombeye. Hata hivyo, jitihada za kuwapata watuhumiwa hao zilishindikana kutokana na kuondoka wilayani tangu waliposimamishwa kazi na kudaiwa kubadilisha namba zao za simu.

Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Nzega, Jacob James aliwataka watumishi kuwa waadilifu na kuongeza kuwa, ataendelea kusimamia sheria.

Daktari wa Kongwa asimamishwa kazi kwa ulevi

Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kongwa, Deogratius Ndejembi amewasimisha kazi daktari mmoja na matabibu wawili wa Hospitali ya Wilaya ya Kongwa kwa tuhuma za uzembe na ulevi, limeripoti gazeti la MWANANCHI.

Akizungumza na uongozi wa Mji Mdogo wa Kibaigwa, Ndejembi alisema alikwenda katika hospitali hiyo ya wilaya usiku akakaribishwa na runinga iliyokuwa inawaka.
“Nilikaa pale kwa muda wa dakika 45 ndio akatokea mtumishi akasema kuwa alikuwa katika wodi ya watoto. Lakini unajua tu ipo shida,”alisema.
Alisema kesho yake aliitisha kikao na maazimio yakawa kwamba daktari hayo asimamishwe kazi wakati uchunguzi ukiendelea.

Aliwataja waliosimamishwa ni daktari wa Meno, Dk Waziri Majuto ambaye amesimamishwa kwa ulevi na matabibu wawili Daniel Ndahani ambaye alisimamishwa kwa kukosa weledi wa kazi na Denis Msovero hakuwepo kazini wakati alipoenda katika hospitali hiyo.

Government of Tanzania unaware of Machar's presence in the country

The government has been caught unaware by reports of the presence in the country of the former South Sudan Vice President Dr Riek Machar, reports The Citizen newspaper.

A section of the Kenyan media reported, over the weekend, that Dr Machar has been spotted in Dodoma, Tanzania's capital, where he was allegedly seeking refuge.

But spokesperson of the Foreign Affairs and East African Community ministry Mindi Kasiga told The Citizen in a telephone interview yesterday (Sunday) that the ministry was following up on the reports. The ministry was not, therefore, in a position to either confirm or deny Dr Machar's presence in the country, she noted.

Ms Kasiga added that there had been no exchange of official communications between the government and Dr Machar team in recent days.

"We have been caught unawares by reports of Dr Riek Machar's presence in Tanzania. We are currently trying to establish whether Dr Machar is actually in the country," she said.

According to unconfirmed media reports Dr Machar gained entry into Tanzania four days ago, and was later "spotted on Satellite". Further reports relate the impromptu visit of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to Dar es Salaam on Saturday with the "exile" of Dr Machar to Tanzania.

Dr Machar's whereabouts have been the subject of speculation since he fled Juba following the start fresh fighting in Juba last month. Mr Machar was then stripped off his first vice-president title and Taban Deng Gai, a former cabinet minister, was appointed in his place.

Tanzania's ruling party has been hosting negotiations in Arusha, which were aimed at ending hostilities and cementing unity within the ranks and file of the SPLM party. Both Dr Machar and South Sudan President Salvar Kiir have been attending the talks. -- AllAfrica.com

About 600 East African doctors to undergo advanced training

About 600 medical specialists in East Africa will undergo a four-year medical training fellowship in a move expected to help improve rate of early detection and treatment of cancer and neurological diseases.

The fellowship is also expected to address the ratio of doctors to patients in the region’s growing population.

Kenya, for instance, has about 22 neurosurgeons — 12 of who are paediatrician neurologists — for the over 44 million population.

Fare much worse

This is less by nearly 200 neurologists required for the population.

On the other hand, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda fare much worse with only five, seven and three specialists respectively for their burgeoning populations.

This is despite the World Health Organisation recommendation of 200 specialists for Uganda and 275 for Tanzania.

A mixed faculty

The training scheme — which will also include a medical fellowship — is the brainchild of the East African Development Bank (EADB) and the British Council in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, London. It was unveiled on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya.

In the first three years of the project, the programme will conduct a series of East-Africa based residential five to seven days training courses in neurology and oncology which will be delivered by a mixed faculty from the UK and East Africa.

Forms of cancer

EADB Director General Vivienne Yeda said the training will boost the medical fraternity’s capacity in the region by availing qualified professionals who will tackle various cancers — even as 50 Kenyans die daily from various forms of cancer — and other neurological disorders.

British Council regional director for sub-Sahara Africa, Mandy Johnson said: “We hope that the programme will lead to better health for the people of East Africa and ease the growing burden that non-communicable diseases put on the economies of East Africa.”

Tanzania tops countries with largest percentage of growth in world tourist bookings

American based luxury travel network Virtuoso reports that Tanzania has, this year, recorded the largest largest percentage of growth in year-over-year bookings.

With 390 members and more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Virtuoso put the hot 10 as follows:
  1. Tanzania (+98%) 
  2. Portugal (+88%) 
  3. Ireland (+58%) 
  4. Brazil (+53%) 
  5. Mexico (+48%) 
  6. Russia (+44%) 
  7. Netherlands (+38%) 
  8. Jamaica (+28%) 
  9. Sweden (+23%) 
  10. Poland (+18%)
Virtuoso analyses the "The Hot 10" as follows:
Africa is hot, with 15 percent growth in travel to the continent over last year. Tanzania is experiencing a huge increase in bookings, as travelers seek out its incredible scenery and diversity of wildlife. South Africa is also up from 2015’s summer bookings; together the two countries represent 80 percent of Virtuoso’s travel to Africa.

On it's hot 10 fall and holiday trips, Virtuoso noted the international destinations that have seen the largest percentage of growth in year-over-year bookings from September to December as follows.
  1. Kenya (up 59%)
  2. Iceland (up 56%)
  3. Saint Martin (up 39%)
  4. China (up 35%)
  5. Ecuador (up 34%)
  6. Japan (up 32%)
  7. South Africa (up 28%)
  8. Tanzania (up 27%)
  9. Croatia (up 25%)
  10. Jamaica (up 23%)
Africa continues to surge, continuing its summer travel boom. With sales up 28 percent year over year, Africa is the only continent to grow this quarter.

Why?

A safari trip is on virtually everyone’s bucket list. Safari sales are up 17 percent, and Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa are all ideal for adventurous travelers. According to Virtuoso travel advisors, safaris are particularly appealing for multigenerational family trips with plenty to enjoy for all ages.

Buriani Mzee Aboud Jumbe Mwinyi


Aliyewahi kuwa Rais wa Pili wa Serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi kati ya tarehe 7 Aprili 1972 hadi 30 Januari 1984, na Makamo wa Kwanza wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Alhaji Aboud Jumbe Mwinyi amefariki dunia mchana wa leo nyumbani kwake Kigamboni, jijini Dar es Saalam baada ya kuugua kwa muda mrefu,

Mzee Jumbe ameaga dunia akiwa na umri wa miaka 96 akiacha watoto 13 na wajukuu takariban 40.

Kifo cha mwanasiasa huyo mkongwe kimethibitishwa na mtoto wa marehemu, Mustafa Aboud Jumbe akisema kuwa marehemu anatarajia kuzikwa kesho mchana nyumbani kwake Migombani, Zanzibar

Marehemu Jumbe atakumbukwa kwa mchango wake mkubwa wa kuiongoza Zanzibar akichukua nafasi ya aliyekuwa rais wa nchi hiyo marehemu Abeid Aman Karume aliyefariki mwaka 1972.

Enzi za uhai wake akiwa rais wa serikali ya mapinduzi Zanzibar alishirikiana na rais wa wakati huo wa Tanzania na mwenyekiti wa chama cha TANU marehemu Julius Nyerere kuanzisha Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kwa kuvunja vyama vya TANU na ASP na kuunda chama kimoja cha CCM.

Imeelezwa kuaw, Alhaji Jumbe aliwahi kutoa wosia wake hadharani akitaka mazishi yake yasibene sura ya kitaifa na wala jeneza lake lisifunikwe bendera ya taifa au ya chama na kuomba yawe ya mazishi ya Muislamu na mwananchi wa kawaida.