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CHINESE firm Dajiang Innovation, popular known as DJI, recently launched its first agricultural aerial system, the Agras MG-1, operated as a drone, is now geared at providing cheaper crop spraying, also billed to become safer and more efficient. The company plans to supply the drone to local farmers to help ease their farm work, notably to minimize human labour and the cost of production.
POVERTY throughout the world has cut many bright students’ education dreams, throwing them into the vicious circle of paucity.
THE East African Community Secretariat has saved 3.4 m/ US dollar by cutting down travel expenses in 10 month period. The EAC secretariat said in a statement on Wednesday that it had significantly reduced traveling expenses in the period running from May 2016 to February 2017 compared to a similar period from May 2015 to February 2016.
MAJOR cement producers struggled in the market last year with declining profit after sales revenue slumped due to intense competition and lower government spending on infrastructure projects.
VANILLA growers in Kagera Region have unanimously agreed to establish a Crops’ Stabilisation Fund (CSF), which will assist them when prices plunge in the world market.
WATER is essential for human life and to sustain various aquatic living organisms. It is also an important economic driver as an essential requirement for industry, power generation, commerce and agriculture. But in his performance audit report on the control of water abstraction from the water sources, the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof Mussa Assad, has noted, among others, absence of proper plans and effective mechanism to monitor and control authorised water abstractors. Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE KAPAMA reports…
SURVEYS and inspections of vessels are very important in ensuring safety in maritime transportation if they are well managed. In light of that, the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) carries such mandate. However, in his performance audit report on the management of surveys and inspection of vessels in maritime transportation, the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof. Mussa Assad, has noted ineffective measures, ultimately SUMATRA targets of reducing accidents were not met since marine accidents were often occurring. This contributed to risk of making maritime transportation in Tanzania mainland unsafe. Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE KAPAMA reports…
SAFETY management in maritime transportation is important and if well managed can save peoples’ lives, reduce injuries and loss of properties by reducing the number of accidents.