In The Spotlight
A FINANCE attaché at Tanzania’s High Commission in Maputo, Mozambique, Joyce Moshi, appeared before Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday facing nine counts, including money laundering and obtaining over 300m/- by false pretences.
THE minister for Agriculture, Dr Charles Tizeba, has sacked three senior officials and suspended three others over embezzlement of funds meant for agricultural inputs in Geita region.
FANFARE was demoted to tragedy when seven people died and seven others were injured when a truck rammed into the vehicle in which they were travelling at Getasam Village, after a wedding ceremony in Hanang, in Babati District, on Saturday evening.
THE sixth round of the highly challenging Premier League climaxed with only 13 goals netted in the eight venues. The most notable, however, was seven draws with only one victory notched in all venues to end it as the least entertaining week for the fans, only Young Africans supporters left the pitch with a broad smile following their team’s 2-1 win over Kagera Sugar.
TOURISM sector is an important sector that has an impact on development of country economy. The main benefits of tourism are income creation and generation of jobs. In Tanzania the sector is leading in bringing foreign currencies.
THE scramble for numbers among internet service providers in Kenya is increasing by the day as new companies enter the everevolving and expanding market with a promise of excellent service.
ACCESS BANK Tanzania’s agent banking unit has transacted some 60bn/- in this year’s first nine months. The bank’s channel dubbed Access Bank WAKALA went in operation in the first quarter of last year registered a remarkable performance in the last two months and its agents reached 200 to date.
TOUR operators have launched ‘De-snaring programme’, which aims at fighting against the rampant snares set by local bush meat mongers to catch massive wildlife within the country’s flagship park of Serengeti.
A senior researcher at Uyole Agricultural Research Institute (ARI – Uyole ) in Mbeya, Dr Rose Mongi, has lamented that in spite of Tanzania being endowed with large tracts of arable land for wheat farming, farmers harvested only 100,000 tonnes of the crop, against the estimated annual demand of 1,000,000 tones, compelling the government to spend large amounts of foreign currency on imports, in a bid to cover the deficit.
MARA Region residents were very lucky recipients of a rare icing on the cake of the latest International Day of the Girl Child celebrations on October 11– the unveiling of plans for a fiveyear project whose thrust is to increase adolescent girls’ enrollment and retention in secondary schools.
TANZANIA Ambassador to China has advised the Ministry of Agriculture to fully exploit opportunities on offer from Chinese experts in efforts to supply dry cassava to the Asian nation.
LAST week environmentalists around the country were shocked by report from some villages around Ruaha national which indicates occurrence of about 50 deaths of vultures due to poisoning by unknown people for unknown reasons.
FORMER Tanzanian President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere stood firm and championed tourism development. He committed himself to develop tourism and ensure that Tanzania becomes the best African safari destination.