Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cash boost for Mwanza traders

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

Mwanza. The Bank of Baroda has promised to issue concessional loans to small and medium entrepreneurs in Mwanza Region in order to improve their businesses.

The bank manager for Mwanza branch, Mr Asheri Warioba, however said the best way to assist the small and medium entrepreneurs was for them to form groups before seeking the loans.

He made the remarks during the inauguration of the bank’s new branch in Mwanza, which is the fourth in the country after Dar es Salaam where there are two and another one in Arusha.

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Fastjet adds new Mwanza flights as demand surges

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Veneranda Sumila

Dar es Salaam. Fastjet is adding four return flights every week between Dar es Salaam and Mwanza to meet the growing passenger demand.

According to a statement, the extra flights will start on August 1 and will be operated on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“Our customers can start purchasing tickets. They are on sale starting today,”
the statement quoted Fastjet chief commercial officer Richard Bodin as saying.

Fastjet will also operate an additional return flight on Sundays between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka.

“Tickets for this flight will also be available to purchase from today. We are thrilled to add these flights to our schedule.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Anglican Tanzania okays female bishops

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By  The Citizen Reporters

Mwanza/Mbeya/Dodoma. Anglican bishops in Tanzania say the church’s decision to allow female bishops is a significant development in the quest for human equality.

The Synod of the Church of England, the seat of power for the Anglican Church, ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes on Monday with an overwhelming vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops.

The long-awaited change marks the completion of a process that started more than 20 years ago with the ordination of women as priests.

In separate interviews with The Citizen yesterday, Anglican bishops of Victoria Nyanza and Mara dioceses welcomed the move.

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Precision Air to resume Kigoma flights

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By  Ludger Kasumuni

Dar es Salaam. Precision Air has announced its resumption of Kigoma flight.

It will also increase frequencies between Mwanza and Nairobi effective August 1.

It will be operating three flights a week from its Mwanza mini-hub to Kigoma and 14 flights a week between Mwanza and Nairobi.

The firm’s group CEO Sauda Rajab said in a statement yesterday that the airline would be flying to Kigoma on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with passengers from Mwanza Airport.

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Monday, 30 June 2014

Ng’wanakilala to be buried in Dar tomorrow

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Emmanuel Chacha

Mwanza. Messages of condolence poured in yesterday for veteran journalist Nkwabi Ng’wanakilala who died in Mwanza on Friday night.

His body will be flown today to Dar es Salaam, family members said yesterday.

The deceased, who was a senior lecturer at St Augustine University (Saut) and former director general of Radio Tanzania Dar es Salaam (RTD), will be buried tomorrow at his Kibamba family home.

His son, Lugendo Ng’wanakilala, said in Mwanza that members of the Saut community would pay their last repects to the fallen journalist today morning at his residence at Malimbe. A number of people including lecturers and students, gathered at his home soon after news of his death spread in Mwanza.

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

'I love Mwanza' film launched in Mwanza

From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Joseph Mchekadona 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Bernard Membe (photo) launched a film entitled ‘I Mwanza in the lake Victoria sprawling city Mwanza yesterday.


During the launch the Minister said the government has put in place measures to mitigate challenges faced by artists and related entertainment industry in the country.

He urged artists to work closely with the government so that they can benefit from the sports diplomacy program, saying the program will link local artists with their foreign counterparts.
‘The government knows that there are many challenges which artists in the country are facing, let me assure you that we are committed to solve them and soon you will start enjoying benefits of your hard works’, he said.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Lost student leader found unconscious

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Aidan Mhando

Mwanza. A student government president of the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (Cuhas) at Bugando, Mr Musa Mdede, who went missing since June 17, has been found while unconscious at Usagara area.

Mr Mdede, who doubles as chairman of the Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions Students’ Organisation (Tahliso), allegedly disappeared as he finalised his application for candidacy in a bid to seek re-election. The student government election was scheduled for June, 29.

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