Job: Evaluation and redesign of extension training manuals for the Patient procurement Platform

Organization: AGRA
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Oct 2016

If you live in UK you now can transfer money to E. Africa, no fee, using Wave

wave send money app

Wave, a New York-based money transfer firm, has expanded its M-Pesa-linked diaspora remittance services to the United Kingdom.

This means that East Africans living in the UK can now use the Wave app to send money directly to Safaricom’s M-Pesa wallets, as well as to Uganda and Ethiopia through MTN mobile money. They can also send to Tanzania’s M-Pesa.

Wave, launched in May 2014, was previously only available in the US and Canada. Remittance inflows from Europe, mostly the UK, accounted for nearly a third of the $559 million (Sh55.9 billion) Kenyans sent back home in the five months to May this year.

Drew Durbin, Wave co-founder and chief executive, said the money transfer firm is banking on the fact that it does not charge any commission to send cash to win market share.

“Wave now supports instant transfers from United Kingdom debit cards to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia,” Mr Durbin said in a statement.

“The rest of Europe is coming soon,” he said without offering any timelines.

The Wave app is available on both Android and iOS. It does not levy users a fee to make diaspora remittances, but earns from foreign exchange.

The US firm’s local partner for remittances is Commercial Bank of Africa, which also banks for M-Pesa.

Wave is spoiling for a fight with Western Union and MoneyGram — the two dominant players in the East African market — with displays of live price comparisons with competitors on its app, offering consumers a chance to rate offerings by different providers.

“Western Union and MoneyGram make money on both currency exchange and fees. Wave only makes money on our exchange rate,” the firm claims.

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most expensive region to send money to with remittance costs estimated at 9.74 per cent of the principal, according to latest data from the World Bank.

The Wave app joins a list of other online platforms such as WorldRemit and mHITs as well as traditional diaspora remittance firms such as Western Union, MoneyGram and Xpress Money, which are all turning to mobile money services to offer end-to-end money transfer services.

A number of Kenyan banks have also entered the business.

Kishindo cha mwitikio wa wakazi wa Dar kwenye wito wa kupima afya bure

UPDATE: Septemba 26, 2016

WANANCHI waliojitokeza katika zoezi la kupima afya zao lililoanza Jumamosi na Jumapili wiki iliyopita jijini Dar es Salaam, wamelalamikia mpango mbovu wa huduma hiyo, anaandika Aisha Amran.

Wamesema, huduma hiyo imekuwa ya kuchelewa na kwamba, wamechukua namba mapema lakini mpaka jana hawakuwa wamehudumiwa.

Zoezi hilo lililotarajiwa kumalizika jana, limeongezwa siku mbili na sasa litamalizika kesho kutokana na kuwepo kwa idadi kubwa ya watu waliojitokeza.

Upimaji afya huo ulidhaminiwa na Paul Makonda, Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam kwa lengo la kuhamasisha wananchi kuwa na tabia ya kwenda kupima afya zao mara kwa mara.

Akizungumza na mwanahalisionline, Salumu Moshi, mwananchi aliyekwenda kupata huduma hiyo Mnazimmoja amelalamika kuwa, huduma hazikidhi mahitaji kwasababu watoa huduma ni wachache ukilinganisha na watu waliojitokeza.

“Huduma za hospitali ni gharama sana kwani mpaka umuone dakitari lazima utoa kwanza kiasi cha shilingi 30,000 ambapo kwa hali ya Mtanzania wa chini hawezi kumudu na ndio maana kukitokea huduma kama hizi ambazo hutolewa bure, watu tunakauwa wengi sana,” amesema Moshi.

Moses Michael amesema, endapo hospitali wangepunguza gharama za kupima afya ya mwili, watu wengi wasingejitokeza mpaka watoa huduma kuelemewa.

“Baadhi ya watu walioendelea kujitokeza walirudishwa nyumbani kwa kukosa huduma ya namba ambazo mwazo zilitolewa kwa zaidi ya watu 11,200,” amesema.

Joseph Masanzo, Famasia Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam amesema, lengo la huduma hiyo ni kuwahamasisha wananchi kuwa na tabia ya kupima afya zao mara kwa mara.

Amesema, hawakutegemea kama watajitokeza kwa wingi kiasi hicho na kwamba, kutokana na ongezeko la idadi ya watu kinyume na matarajia yao, wameongeza siku mbili zaidi (Jumatatu na Jumanne).

“Mategemeo yetu ni kutoa huduma kwa jumla ya watu 3000 na tuwahudumie kwa siku mbili lakini imekuwa kinyume kwani wamejitokeza zaidi ya idadi tuliyotegemea, mpaka tukaamua kuongeza siku ili kila mtu apate huduma.”

Amesema, awali wananchi hawakuwa na uelewa mzuri hivyo walitoa huduma taratibu.

“Tunashukuru wananchi kujitokeza kwa wingi lakini mpaka leo tumeshahudumia zaidi ya watu 6000 ukilinganisha na idadi tuliyoandikisha na huduma ambazo tunazitoa hapa ni kupima presha, figo, kisukari, virusi vya Ukimwi, tezi dume na mwagonjwa mengine,” amesema Masanzo.


Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda (kushoto) akizungumza na wananchi walio fika katika viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja kupata vipimo na kupatiwa ushauri na Madaktari kutoka Hospitali Mbalimbali Jijini Dar es Salaam.

Wananchi wakiwa na watoto wao katika viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja

Wananchi wakiwa katika mistari ambao hawajapata namba

Mkuu wa Idara ya magonjwa ya Dharura na Ajali Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili Dk. Juma Mfinanga akizungumza na waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) wakati wa zoezi la kupima vipimo kwa wananchi bure lililoratibiwa na Ofisi ya Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam Paul Makonda kwa kushirikiana na madaktari kutoka hospitali mbalimbali za Dar es Salaam ikiwemo, Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili, Aga Khan Hospital, Taasisi ya Moyo ya Jakaya Kikwete ikiongonzwa na Rais wa Chama cha Madaktari Figo Tanzania na pia ni Daktari Bingwa wa Figo Dk. Onesmo Kisanga

Mganga Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Grace (kushoto) Magembe akiwaonyesha jambo wananchi waliojitokeza kupata huduma ya vipimo kutoka kwa madaktari wa hospitali mbalimbali ikiwemo Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, zoezi lililoratibiwa na Ofisi ya Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, lililofanyika katika viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja Jijini humo.

Kutokana na mwitikio wa wananchi, huenda siku zitaongezwa baada ya Mkuu huyo kujadiliana na madaktari hao.

Septemba 25 ilikuwa ndiyo siku ya kuhitimisha zoezi hilo.


Wafanyakazi katika Ofisi ya Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja

Zuhura Shaba (54) akiwa amebebwa na baadhi ya Madaktari na wafanyakazi wa Afya baada ya kujikuta amepoteza fahamu mara baada ya kufika katika viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja Dar es Salaam.

Baada ya muda na mpiga picha hizi alibahatika kuongea naye na kuanza kusema kwa utaratibu kinachomsumbua na kueleza mengi. Alisema yeye ni Mtoto wa 7 na baba yake enzi za uhai wake miaka ya nyuma alishika nyadhifa mbalimbali serikalini kama, Waziri wa Afya, Meneja Mkonge Tanga, Mbunge.

Alisema anamshukuru Mkuu wa Mkoa na "Mungu amuongoze kwa kila anachokifanya kwa Jamii ya Kitanzania," na kumshukuru Rais wa Tanzania, "kwa kumpa maono ya kumchagua kijana huyu, Makonda kuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa," na kuishukuru timu nzima ya Madaktari kwa moyo wao kuona jamii ya Kitanzania bado ina hali duni na, "kushirikiana na Mkuu wa Mkoa kutuletea zoezi hili, nashukuru baada ya kujikuta napoteza fahamu nimejikuta nipo katika chumba huduma ya haraka na kupata huduma na sasa najiona ninanafuu."


Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ilala Bi Sophia Mjema (kushoto) akishiriki zoezi la kugawa namba kwa wananchi walioitikia wito wa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam

Baadhi ya wananchi wakiwa wamenyoosha mikono wakitarajia kupata namba kwa ajili ya kupatiwa huduma ya vipimo


Askari Polisi akizungumza na baadhi ya Wananchi waliojitokeza katika viwanja vya Mnazi Mmoja




Joyce Mgeta akipatiwa vipimo na Dk. Daniel Chacha (kushoto) mara baada kujikuta anaishiwa nguvu ghafla akiwa katika foleni ya kusubiri kupata namba. Kulia ni Mkuu wa Idara ya Magonjwa ya Dharura na Ajali Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili, Dk. Juma Mfinanga


Picha zote na maelezo: KHAMISI MUSSA

UN, Arkansas nonprofit launch $4 million program for dairy farmers in E. Africa

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A United Nations agency is partnering with an Arkansas-based nonprofit group to launch a $4 million program for dairy farmers in East Africa.

The three-year initiative between the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Heifer International will set up dairy hubs to help farmers in Tanzania and Rwanda collect and sell their milk. The program will involve 3,850 families in the two countries.

Heifer International is contributing $2 million to the project. A $2 million grant will be provided by the specialized U.N. agency, which works to end rural poverty.

Half the funds will be spent in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where five dairy hubs will be established. The rest will set up six hubs in Rwanda. The participants will be men, women and youth living on less than $2 a day.

Job at PILPG: Tanzania Chief of Party

PILPG is hiring a Chief of Party, to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to implement a project to counter violent extremism by enhancing judicial accountability in Tanzania. The project is expected to begin in the fall of 2016.

Project Overview

The project is designed to increase the effectiveness and accountability of the justice sector as a means to address sociopolitical marginalization and lack of justice that drive violent extremism in Tanzania. The project will work closely with Tanzanian institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs) to build their capacity to monitor the judiciary in handling cases related to violent extremism and to increase their coordination on strategies for effective action in countering violent extremism (CVE), including outreach and communication with affected communities, key stakeholders, and security and judicial actors. Program activities will include: (1) trainings for CSOs and Tanzanian institutions on human rights monitoring, reporting, and advocacy; (2) supporting the establishment of a working group on justice sector approaches to CVE that brings together representatives from civil society and institutions; and (3) assisting working group members in conducting outreach to marginalized communities and populations affected by violent extremism or prone to radicalization.

Role of the Chief of Party

PILPG is seeking a legal professional with at least seven years of experience in international law, with particular expertise in judicial accountability, CVE, and human rights to serve as the Chief of Party for its Tanzania program. The Chief of Party will be based full time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and will work under the supervision of the DC-based Project Director.

Contract Term

One year, with a possibility for extension. 


Program Responsibilities
  • Conduct consultations on the needs of institutions, local partners, and CSOs to identify areas of assistance needed and to tailor program activities;
  • Design and facilitate workshops and trainings, strategic planning meetings, and working group meetings;
  • Provide substantive direction to PILPG research teams on the drafting of legal memoranda, reference resources, and training materials;
  • Oversee the implementation of sub-awards provided to Tanzanian institutions and CSOs;
  • Ensure continued evaluation of the project to assess its success in meeting the stated goals and objectives;
  • Analyze local political conditions and the effectiveness of the project in meeting the stated goals and objectives;
  • Strategize with other organizations and U.S. government offices to ensure programming is complementary;
  • Ensure adherence to requisite grantor policies and procedures;
  • Oversee the development, review, and timely submission of project-related materials, including regular reports and internal circulations that update, measure, and evaluate project results;
  • Coordinate closely with PILPG’s Washington, DC office on the overall strategy and development of the project;
  • Provide regular briefings to PILPG’s Washington, DC office on political and security developments and implementation of the program;
  • Maintain regular communication with the PILPG Project Director, as well as the research team;
  • Coordinate closely with the Pro Bono Director on pro bono contributions to the project, including law firm partners; and
  • Coordinate closely with other PILPG field offices. 
Administration
  • Draft materials on the Tanzania program for PILPG’s website, annual reports, internal circulations, and law firm updates at the request of senior staff;
  • Draft contracts for program partners, including developing work plans and budgets;
  • Maintain PILPG’s in-country financial books related to the Tanzania program in accordance with PILPG’s financial policies and procedures manual;
  • Develop quarterly program reports that detail program activities and measure and evaluate program results;
  • Facilitate the visits of non-field staff, consultants, external evaluators, and funder representatives as appropriate; and
  • Manage all local service providers to PILPG and local office and related logistics and financials. 
Educational and Professional Qualifications
  • A higher education degree in law;
  • A minimum of seven years work experience in international law, with expertise in judicial accountability, countering violent extremism, and human rights;
  • Past experience working with government officials and civil society organizations;
  • Past experience managing US government-funded programs, including a deep knowledge of US government regulations;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience in Tanzania or in East Africa; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in written and spoken Swahili is a plus.**Communication and Organizational Skills**
  • Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out program strategy;
  • Ability to manage staff, including Local Program Assistant, Law Fellow(s), and interns.
  • Capacity to conduct research, edit, and draft reference resources, including comparative studies, option papers, and core elements memorandum, and, as needed, draft policy proposal or constitutional language;
  • Ability to manage and provide substantive guidance on work product to a team of research associates and law firm pro bono partners;
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills;
  • Prior experience editing writings of others to ensure professional quality and suitability;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with multiple team members located across the globe;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple activities in a fast-paced, challenging overseas environment; and
  • Initiative to be a responsive self-starter to solve problems independently. The Public International Law & Policy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample online at publicinternationallawandpolicygroup.org

Source: https://publicinternationallawandpolicygroup.secure.force.com

Job: Project Coordinator - IRC, Tanzania

Organization: International Rescue Committee

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • MSc or equivalent in Civil, Environmental Engineering or Public Health (MPH) degrees, with Water and Sanitation specialization preferred.
  • Experience working in humanitarian environments with a minimum of five years professional experience in program design, implementation in the field of environmental health.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering consultative, responsive programming. Previous demonstrated experience in effectively promoting and mainstreaming gender within projects
  • Strong experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders, and particularly experience in leading coalition-based projects
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and development, including needs assessment and proposal development.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including budget management
  • Understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the context as well as conflict sensitivity
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills. 
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Fluency in English; Swahili, Kirundi and French languages a strong advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills.
Deadline Date: Sunday, 20 November 2016

Follow this link for more information: chm.tbe.taleo.net

Job: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator- ARISE II Tanzania

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

Winrock International Welcomes Applicants from all geographic regions of the world. If you do not have a five digit zip code in your region, please populate the zip code prompt with 11111 to proceed.
CATEGORY International 
 
DESCRIPTION

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator- ARISE II Tanzania

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of M&E Coordinator for the ARISE II Tanzania program. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached position description.

GENERAL:

Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to [email protected] and submit a current resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and reference contacts to the attention of “Winrock Tanzania Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Application.”. Local Tanzanian nationals and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted by October 9, 2016.

Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

EEOE/AA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Location: Tabora, Tanzania

Reports to: Project Director

Position Summary:

Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE) is a program to combat child labor in tobacco-growing communities through education, economic empowerment, and the promotion of a regulatory environment conducive to child labor prevention. ARISE is funded by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and jointly implemented by Winrock International (WI) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). Winrock International is recruiting for the position of a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for its ARISE Program based in Tabora, Tanzania.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with government and various ARISE partners, establish and train Village Child Labor Committees (VCLCs) and VCLC chairpersons.
  • Liaise with stakeholders at the community level to assess the project’s progress and share information including reports.
  • Ensure that data at the family and community levels are collected, stored, and analyzed.
  • Document lessons learned from different activities implemented in the communities through success stories.
  • Prepare documentation and assist in development of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Design and implement the project’s monitoring and evaluation system, including child/beneficiary monitoring and tracking. Maintain data and report on all children withdrawn and prevented from child labor (direct program beneficiaries).
  • Design data collection tools and instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies. Adapt and utilize existing tools to be provided by the project, as appropriate.
  • Monitor project activities on a daily basis at both the office and field (community) levels.
  • Design and implement community-level surveys measuring awareness of child labor issues and increases in household livelihoods.
  • Develop and/or monitor project performance indicators and report on them as required.
  • Any other duties as directed by the ARISE Program Director, as relevant.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • University degree in sociology, demography, statistics, or other social science area
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in donor-funded development projects
  • Experience in child labor or child protection projects is desired
  • Experience designing and leading training activities in rural communities
  • Experience implementing qualitative and quantitative research a plus
  • Report writing and publication skills (excellent written, oral and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili)
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times
  • Collaborative team player with leadership skills
  • Willingness to travel and work up to 70% of time in the field 
EOE STATEMENT 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Click Here to Apply Now

Source: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1406404

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Septemba 25, 2016






Shindano la ususi: Nani mkali wa kusuka nywele Dar? Jiandae!



#SukaSuka ni jukwaa la Times FM ambalo linavumbua wakali wa kusuka Mtaa Kwa Mtaa kila wiki mara 3. Kwa miezi miwili tumekua tukiingia kitaani kusaka wakali ambao wanaweza kusuka mitindo yote kwa speed zaidi ya mwendo kasi. Washindi wanatapa zawadi papo hapo kutoka #DarlingHair kuwanao karibu ili kuwasaidia mbinu na njia za kijasiriamali waweze kufanikiwa katika fani yao ya ususi.

Bila msusi, dada zetu wasingeringa hapa mjini. Bila Msusi mabrothermen wasingedata kwa watoto wa hapa town! Piga saluti kwa wasusi wote.

Kama we ni msusi mkali uwe mwanamke, mwanaume tunakuja kitaani kwako soon kama kawa.

Jiandae kwa zawadi kibao na kutoboa katika ususi #SukaSuka2016 #SukaSukaNaTimesFM.


Zakaria on ATCL's newly acquired aircraft: Your enemies will hate everything you do, even good things

Tony Zakaria
Tony Zakaria
Has this ever happened you? You are attacked by some people even when you think you are doing something worthwhile? It could be a disgruntled spouse, your ex, jealous workmates, or school rivals.

You are cursed if you do and blamed if you don’t. Such is the nature of ordinary people. Maybe the only means of getting around that your family ever owned was a Flying Pigeon brand bicycle.

And now after years of saving and belt-tightening, daddy came home with a Toyota Corolla 2011 model. By city standards a Corolla is a small step, but by family standards, that is a giant leap forward.

Then the matron of the house in her typical lack of diplomacy wonders aloud why not a Mercedes like the one Massawe family owns? Here is the breaking news Mama Status Symbol. The Corolla sedan takes five passengers, same as the Mercedes S500, but uses half the fuel and its spares cost 90% less.

How many men can relate to what I am describing? A father must consider the welbeing of the family now and in future. You must have heard of some grumpy losers who are more concerned with status who just want to find fault with the new Air Tanzania plane, recently delivered from Canada. They hate the new plane when it has not even started working. Eti it is not a jet or even a jumbo.

Don’t we have enough jumbos in the Serengeti? We do not want another white elephant. Air Labda has had jet aircraft, a string of hired Boeing 737s. Where are they now? They could only land in tarred airports, and when we tried landing one in Kigoma, it skidded off the runway and damaged the undercarriage.

The twin prop craft we have just acquired can take 70 persons and land in almost every province today, not just Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Mtwara and Dar. It should land in Pemba, not just Zanzibar.

This is our Corolla. We will get the Mercedes in due course. No need to break the family budget when we are just relaunching the forever-limping national airline. Am not sure the old Air Tanzania with hundreds of staff, frequent cancellations of flights and dependency on government bail outs can deliver this time.

Let us give it the benefit of doubt. The planned but postponed nationwide strike or demos as called by Ukawa, I mean Chadema since CUF opted out, are they on or off? If I was the one to decide, I would let them go ahead.

Why? Because ultimately the wananchi will reward or punish the party (ies) taking part. That would also take away their agenda to play victims of political oppression.

I would deploy a minimum police to observe, with instructions not to interfere. It would not be right for such demos to take up too many police who have other duties to the people of Tanzania. The political leaders did say it is their right to hold peaceful demonstrations.

That right comes with the responsibility to ensure their rank and file behave and act in ways that strictly do not interfere with the peace and security of all residents of Tanzania.

After they exhaust their right to hold demos, I would send them the bill for police and firemen and women involved in observing the demonstrations. I would deduct the cost from the subsidy political parties receive from the treasury.

Let them feel the sweetness in the political pocket. They want to demonstrate? Fine. But taxpayers should not be expected to foot the bill. Let the opposition parties cover the allowances for police, fuel and communication costs for the duration and frequency of their demos. And if any citizen is injured or has a heart attack as a result, the medical bills should be sent to demonstrating parties. Let us give democracy wide space to breathe and grow.

The common man on the street understands why the president wants everyone to focus on working hard to rebuild the economy of families, communities and the nation at large, instead of ‘wasting time’ by holding demos countrywide.

As Mwalimu taught us, we have to run while others walk. We cannot run by staging nationwide strikes to mobilise the populace to sanction the government in power for perceived suppression of freedoms.

Talking of freedoms, there is a law enacted in parliament which must mean MPs from the opposition side agreed with it. At that time, Magufuli was not president but just another MP. And yet his government is receiving all the blame for the cyber crime legislation.

Why is it a crime to freely air one’s political or other views in cyberspace and okay form elected reps to call each other names in parliament in full view of the viewing world? We have freedom of expression in our constitution.

Was it really necessary to limit such freedom by enacting a specific law targeting social media and the internet? I do not personally believe any citizen expressing his frustration, disillusionment or misguided feelings should face jail time for venting his anger on cyberspace.

It makes Tanzania appear to have a backward or military type mentality where only leaders know what is good and the rest should keep quiet and follow orders. Which is not what the MPs intended.

How many times have we heard of newspapers, radio or TV stations being closed for criticisng, publishing or airing anti-establishment content in America is r Western Europe?

Or even having panelists who called the government of Bush, Obama or Tony Blair bad names? When we order closure of radio stations or newspapers, are we saying we have better or higher standards than the USA or UK?

Let the coming information act take all of these issues into consideration. Just because something is said or carried out by those from the opposite political side does not mean it should be fought tooth and nail. We can just agree to disagree.

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Tony Zakaria
[email protected]
+255-713-246136
www.dailynews.co.tz

Prof. Anna Kajumulo-Tibaijuka receives Prince Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development

Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa presents UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka with the Bahrain Medal of Honour (phoso source: unhabitat.org accessed by wavuti.com 25th September 2016)

New York, Sep. 25 (BNA): Arab and foreign political personalities and diplomats have highlighted the significance of the "His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development" that has been granted to Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, the former Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements, Tanzania, former UN- Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Former Executive Director, UN-Habitat and Director – General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi.

The award was presented during a grand ceremony held at the UN Headquarters on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

In their statements, they emphasized that the award reflected the extent to which the leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain supported the efforts of the international community on sustainable development, and motivated people and institutions who offered noble service to humanity.

They particularly praised the initiatives of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, in support of sustainable development actions, both locally and regionally, as well as his vision in this area. They also praised the standards of developments in Bahrain in various sectors under the wise leadership.

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark hailed, as she attended the ceremony, the award as a wonderful event, saying that Bahrain had the right to be proud of its accomplishments in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and of its transition to achieve sustainable development goals.

Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister, Augustine Mahiga expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government of Bahrain led by HRH Prince Khalifa for organsing the award ceremony to honour Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka in recognition of her role and contributions to achieving urban and sustainable development. He said that Bahrain and Tanzania had convergent views on the significance of the UN-Habitat and the efforts of Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka for years to promote its goals, adding that the occasion was a special opportunity to strengthen relations between the two countries and to boost their shared interests. He also lauded the development status of Bahrain as one of the countries that had embraced a successful model for sustainable development, saying that it is a pearl among Arab countries.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani expressed appreciation to HRH Prince Khalifa for the prestigious initiative of His Highness Award for Sustainable Development through which Bahrain sent a message to the international community about the high interest in the objectives set by the United Nations. He said that Bahrain, thanks to the leadership of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the direct supervision and follow-up of HRH Prince Khalifa and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, was able to achieve the Millennium Development Goals well ahead of the 2015 target.

"Bahrain has been able to excel in the field of human development, which has always been among the things that concerned HRH the Prime Minister," Al Zayani said, adding that "HRH the Prime Minister as a leader and with such ideas and initiatives presents us his vision for the future." He added that HRH the Prime Minister has highlighted his own personal as well as Bahrain’s deep interest in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals through the award, noting that the choice of Professor "Anna Tibaijuka" for the award was commendable and demonstrated that the prestigious recognition was for all and encouraged everyone to continue to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

HRH Princess Basma bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, expressed sincere thanks and appreciation for Bahrain's leadership, government and people for the celebration, which coincided with the celebration of Saudi Arabia's National Day.

"We are proud there is an award with such a great significance in New York," she said, stressing that HRH the Prime Minister Award for Sustainable Development was on behalf of the Arab nation and not only Bahrain because "we are all one family." HRH Princess Basma lauded the objective of the award to stimulate continuous and lasting humanitarian and development field work.

Abdullah bin Yahya Al Moallami, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, expressed his delight to attend the award ceremony, stressing that sustainable development is a core concern for all countries. He said that the sustainable development goals for 2030 were approved last year in New York, and the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain on sustainable development and on bestowing an award in this area reflected the Kingdom’s attention to the issue and its positive contributions.

"Saudi Arabia shares Bahrain’s attention to the issue and hails the initiative of HRH the Prime Minister in launching the award," he said, wishing Bahrain and its leaders and people further successes.

Dr. Riyad Mansour, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, said that His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development represents a dignified deed from His Highness towards the United Nations in general and to Ms. Anna Taajuka in particular. He stressed that the award reflects the understanding of Bahrain's leadership, government and people of the importance of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and of their great service to humanity, expressing his admiration and gratitude to HRH the Prime Minister for the award, describing it as "one more his numerous special gestures."

Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment in the United Arab Emirates, said: "We are proud that the Kingdom of Bahrain is leading the celebrations at the United Nations in the field of sustainable development." He added that Bahrain was one of the first countries to honour international leaders in this area, noting that His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development was a pioneering initiative with a significant impact on the world.

Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, said that Professor Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka was bestowed the award in recognition of her contributions to the service of humanity and the fight against poverty in the world. He added that Tibaijuka visited Bahrain and appreciated the achievements of the Kingdom and its government led by HRH the Prime Minister in various fields in the service of the people and submitted her reports. The minister added that she fully deserved the award.

Housing Minister Basem bin Yagoob Al Hamer said he was delighted to attend the award ceremony, saying that the recognition received great international attention "because its goals encourage initiatives by people and institutions to promote sustainable development." He added that he highlighted in his speech during the award ceremony the contributions of the Government of Bahrain in the field of sustainable development, noting that Bahrain, under the leadership of HRH the Prime Minister has achieved many of the goals of sustainable development under the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, adding there was great attention from the Prime Minister to the field of sustainable development at the local and international levels.

"His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development has become a landmark within the international community," he added as he congratulated Professor Tibaijuka on the distinction.

Professor Tibaijuka said she was grateful for the "His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development", saying that she was thankful to HRH the Prime Minister for his constant support to her throughout her tenure at the UN. She pointed out that she worked for seven year at the UN-Habitat and never expected that someone would recall her and bestow an award on her. She commended Bahrain's major achievements in sustainable development that were accomplished thanks to his HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and his wisdom and forward-looking vision for the future, noting what he has achieved successes for the people of Bahrain in the area of sustainable development. She affirmed that the award gave a special significance to the efforts of her team in order to achieve the goals of sustainable development and presented an incentive to all people for further efforts and more work in order to achieve human solidarity.

Dr oksomait, a senior sustainable development consultant and the former regional director of African affairs at the UN-Habitat said that the His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development reflected the major commitment by Bahrain and its people in the field of sustainable development. "It is also a strong indication of Bahrain’s pledge and commitment to implement sustainable development," she added.

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BNA 1637 GMT 2016/09/25

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