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THE Civic United Front (CUF)’s Zanzibar presidential candidate Seif Sharif Hamad has promised that his government, if elected, will build a fruit-juice factory in South Unguja in efforts to solve the ‘lack of market’ challenge facing farmers.
TANZANIANS will have the chance to pay their last respects to the body of the Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), the late Reverend Christopher Mtikila, on Wednesday, before his body is taken to Milo Village in Ludewa District, Njombe Region for burial on Wednesday.
THE World Bank has said Tanzania is among countries in Africa which have posted robust economic growth despite weak global economic conditions. “Together with Ethiopia, Rwanda and Ivory Coast as well as Mozambique, these countries are expected to sustain the economic growth rate at around seven per cent or more in the next two years,” said the World Bank’s Acting Chief Economist Punam Chuhan-Pole.
DAR ES SALAAM Stock Exchange’s mobile trading platform has been welcomed as the numbers of users continue to rise daily. The platform launched some six weeks ago has attracted many investors since it began in mid-August signifying a new trading trend at the bourse.
THE Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has started making feasibility studies for modernisation of Mwanza, Musoma and Bukoba ports. The move is aimed at reducing challenges which residents of the areas have been facing for the past two decades in terms of transportation of people and cargo.
A POLICE detective identified as G 7137 PC William Peter based in Bukoba district, was on Sunday night killed in a hit and run accident while another detective G 5279 PC Claudius, suffered severe injuries and was admitted to Bukoba Referral hospital in critical condition.
THE Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development has directed professional town planners in the country to ensure all drawings are in line with the city’s respective rules and regulations including provision of open spaces as per proper guidelines.
FIVE decades of efforts through thick and thin have now come to fruition. With tremendous enrichment of friendly exchanges and increased variety of win-win cooperation models, the Sino- Tanzania relations have become an important brand and envy of other African nations.
UNEMPLOYMENT is soaring and the economy is tanking, but with the help of the private sector and a dose of entrepreneurial flair, young people can forge their futures. Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 per cent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25.
WITHOUT proper support from the police, the development of mobile phone antitheft applications is useless It is said that elections are not the only thing stolen in Africa. Available statistics show that the favourite item among thieves across several countries is the mobile phone.