In The Spotlight
THERE is a possibility that future general elections in Tanzania will go hand-in-hand with those taking place in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi if the Elections Board of the East African Community (EAC) would harmonise regional poll processes.
SOME carbon credit projects are not taking off after prospective investors backed off due to a global price fall in carbon market, the government has said.
MOROGORO Regional Commissioner Dr Stephen Kebwe has directed district councils here to procure satellite images to enable proper land surveying and planning in a bid to do away with recurring land conflicts in the region.
DOMESTIC revenue is set to increase in the next fiscal year as the government has already underlined various mechanisms to increase collections.
MAJORITY of banks saw their profits dwindling, with some suffering losses in this year’s first quarter, although a handful of them posted marginal profit increase. The banking sector normally experiences a slow-start at the beginning of the year, but in this year, experts attribute the dismal performance to the general elections that restricted money in circulation.
ALL referral hospitals including Sekouture in Mwanza will soon be supplied with medical supplies and equipment including X-Ray machines and CT-Scans, Members of Parliament (MPs) were assured here.
CHALLENGES facing cancer patients at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in accessing medicines will soon be made things of the past as the government is working round the clock to address them.
THROUGH ages doctors have attempted to correct the abnormal arrangement of the cleft lip and palatal tissues to achieve a normal appearance. The earliest documented history of cleft lip is based on a combination of religion, superstition, invention and charlatanism.
LAST week a gathering of Maasai elders, also known as Laigwanans, in Monduli District, brought to light something that many Tanzanians are afraid to talk about: “Religions have lost appeal and currently losing ground as well, ’’ according to the Maasai.
THE move by the government last week of banning local councils from hiring private companies to collect revenues on their behalf, is commendable. The move is commendable since the practice that had protruded in the last five to ten years turned out to be a loophole of financial losses for most cities, municipals and town councils.