Monday, 31 March 2014

City authorities to relocate small traders today

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Sheilla Sezzy

Mwanza. The city council here will today start removing small traders from areas around the city to allocated areas which authorities claim to be healthier and business friendly.

The decision to move the traders was reached over the weekend during a councillors’ meeting held here at the Mwanza City Hall, with Mahina Ward councillor Charles Chinchibela, heaping blames on city officials for withholding areas which were allocated for small traders.

The city council in collaboration with leaders of small traders had since last year, prepared a plan that would facilitate better business environments for the traders in a move that aimed to promote peace and harmony between city officials and small traders. (Sheilla Sezzy).

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Over 3,000 laud free cervical cancer, cryotherapy screening

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

Mwanza. Women in Mwanza have hailed free cervical cancer and cryotherapy screening offered to over 3,000 women, saying it was a timely life-saving initiative.

The four-day free screening was conducted by experts from Population Services International (PSI) as part of activities to mark the international Women’s Day celebrations.

Over 1,200 were screened for cervical and breast cancer at Nyamagana Stadium as over 2,000 others were screened at Buzuruga, Igoma, and Rafiki health centres.

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4 suspected cattle rustlers lynched

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Annastazia Fredy

Mwanza. Four people suspected to be cattle rustlers were killed by a lynch mob at Buhongwa suburb in the city, the police and ward officials confirmed yesterday.

The killings occurred at Nyangomango suburb in Usagara, in Misungwi District. Angered by the theft of animals in the area, wananchi seized Mafisi Mwita, one of the suspects and forced him to lead them to his accomplices who were hiding at Igwambiti Village in Buhongwa, about 18km south of Mwanza City.

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Monday, 17 March 2014

1,000 turn out for free kidney tests in Mwanza

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Annastazia Fredy

Mwanza. Over 1,000 residents of Mwanza yesterday underwent a free kidney testing by specialists from Bugando Referral Hospital, being part of the activities marking the World’s Kidney Week.

The three-day screening involved residents of Mwanza city, Magu, Misungwi and Sengerema districts,.

They were also given education on things that might affect kidney functions.

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

7 in trouble over banned underwear

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Diana Heriel

Mwanza. Police in the city are holding seven traders who were caught selling unhygienic under garments in a crackdown carried out in three major markets here.

The crackdown also targeted traders involved in selling used pairs of sox and other form of male and female garments, which health experts proved to contain fungus and other toxic substance of the human body.

Speaking to reporters here, the acting regional police commander, Mr Christopher Fuime, said that the under garments targeted were those earlier banned by the government after health experts found them to cause breast cancer, fungus and other skin-related diseases or infections.The traders wanted the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) to also involve wholesalers and importers, instead of focusing on retailers only.

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Friday, 21 February 2014

End smuggling, investors urge govt

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

Mwanza. Manufacturers and other players in the economy have urged the government to embrace a holistic approach to curbing the menace of smuggling.

Manufacturers said apart from the negative impacts smuggling has on the development of local industries, it also denies the government of appreciable revenue.

Local investors attending the three-day forum raised concern over unabated smuggling of various products into the Lake Zone saying it deeply hurts local industries.

They raised the concern during the just ended Lake Zone’s Investor Forum, warning if not checked most of threatened industries may soon close down.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Transport firm in major expansion plans to upcountry

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Veneranda Sumila

The majority shareholder in Shirika la Usafiri Dar es Salaam (UDA), Simons Group will buy 20 modern buses and dispatch them on upcountry routes, the company announced recently.

Chief executive officer and chairman, Robert Kisena said in Dar es Salaam earlier this week that the buses will travel between Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, Mbeya and Tanga.

“We have already ordered 20 buses which will arrive in the country anytime in the next few weeks….we want to make travelling in the country more a comfortable undertaking,”
he said. The plan goes alongside that of building hotels that offer world-class services in all the destinations where the company’s buses will be travelling to.

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