Friday, 30 September 2011

TRA nets 16 traders in Mara

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
From MUGINI JACOB in Musoma

TANZANIA Revenue Authority (TRA) has netted 16 traders including four companies for selling goods without issuing receipts using Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) in Mara Region.

The companies are Jambo plastic (Dar es salaam), Arusha Sundries Ltd (Mwanza), Promasidor PTY(T) Ltd (Dar es Salaam) and Gulled Wholesaler Ltd (Mwanza).

''We have arrested a total of 16 traders who are registered with Value added Tax(VAT) for selling goods without issuing receipts and got a revenue of 21m/- from them,'' Mara Regional TRA Acting Manager, Mr Gamaliely William Mafie, told reporters in Musoma on Thursday morning.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011

We all must fight against fake drugs

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By The Editor

THE Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) has moved swiftly and suspended, with immediate effect importation and sale of four types of medicine, which unscrupulous traders have pushed into private clinics and pharmacies.

In a countrywide survey, TFDA discovered that Orador, Laifin, Erythromycin and Pheoymethylpenicillin counterfeits were on sale in Mtwara, Tabora, Morogoro, Kigoma, Mwanza, Coast and Dar es Salaam regions.

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Mwanza hospital to host free operations next month

From IPPMedia/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Felix Andrew

More than 50 patients with burn scars will get free treatment to be provided by a team of Western Australian surgeons and nurses at Sekou Toure regional hospital in Mwanza late next month.

The exercise, scheduled to begin on October 30 and last until November 9, this year, will be carried out by the foreign doctors in collaboration with their local counterparts.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam recently mission coordinator Devotha Temba urged patients with the problem, especially from mining areas, to show up for the treatment.

“They should not worry about the cost. Various mining firms in the country will take care of all the charges,” she said, adding that the main objective of the mission was to share experiences between foreign and local medical experts.

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Friday, 23 September 2011

Police apologise to Simba, Toto

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

POLICE in Mwanza have apologised to soccer fans and players of Simba SC and Toto Africans, following a bizarre incident on Wednesday, when a police dog wrecked havoc at the CCM Kirumba Stadium during the Premier League match.

Drama unfolded halfway in the first half, when the dog cut loose from the rope that bound her neck and entered into the pitch, only to cause mayhem among players.

Huffing and puffing, the dog chased Simba striker Felix Sunzu, but the towering Zambian star and two goals hero proved to be as fastest as Jamaican short distance runner Usain Bolt. He lost it within the bush of fellow players.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Vodacom injects 50m/- into Mwanza Cycle Challenge

From Daiky News, Dar es Salaam
From a Correspondent in Shinyanga

VODACOM Tanzania will use 50m/- to sponsor the annual Cycle Challenge which will be staged next month in Shinyanga and Mwanza.

Briefing reporters in Shinyanga on Wednesday, Vodacom Tanzania Event Manager Rukia Mtingwa, said the challenge to start in Shinyanga and end in Mwanza on October 22, would have three categories.

The categories are men, women and disabled. Mtingwa said the race will cover 196 kilometres for men and 80 kilometres for women, while disabled category will cover 15 kilometres for men and 10 kilometres for women.

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Precision Air under fire over flight delays

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By DAILY NEWS Reporter

PRECISION Air, the fastest growing and largest local carrier in the country, has come under intense fire over frequent delays and flight cancellations.

Irritated passengers including a journalist who were stranded at Mwanza airport on Sunday called the 'Daily News' offices in Dar es Salaam, complaining over unfair treatment and lack of communication by the carrier when cancelling flights.

This happened after the passengers were told that the early morning flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam which was scheduled for 8:50 am would be delayed for almost two hours.

“My ticket showed that we were to take off at 8:50 in the morning but this never happened and when we demanded for explanation from the company’s ground handling officials at the airport, nothing convincing was communicated to us”, he said.

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Friday, 16 September 2011

Kilimanjaro Fun Festival moves to Mwanza

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By DAILY NEWS Reporter

TANZANIA Breweries Limited through its Kilimanjaro Premium Lager brand has organised a Fun Festival for its Mwanza customers on Saturday , as part of the Kili ''Jivunie uTanzania'' Campaign in line with this year’s celebration of Tanzania’s 50 years of Independence.

This is the second phase of the campaign after taking a break during the Holy Month of Ramadhan that ended recently. A statement issued by the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Brand Manager, George Kavishe, said the event will be held at Furahisha Grounds.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Over 170-HIV positive children stigmatised by parents

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Sheilla Sezzy

Over 170 HIV positive children between the age of one and 15 in Ilemela and Nyamagana districts are living without any form of medical care due to stigma from their parents and guardians.

The revelation was made by an HIV/Aids researcher, Dr Alex Margery, when presenting a report by a non governmental organisation that deals with providing services to victims of the disease in Mwanza City. He said research conducted between 2009/10 found that children in that age group did not receive any form of medical care due to stigma by parents and guardians.

He said the failure to expose the children to medical care systems was not due to being too busy but because of the shame of being seen at HIV/Aids centres receiving such services where they thought they would also be viewed by the society as infected persons.

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Friday, 9 September 2011

New regions to be announced on Friday

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

THE government will on Friday announce establishment of new regions and district councils through the Government Notice (GN).

The Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda (photo), said in Mpanda, Rukwa Region, on Thursday that the announcement has already been signed by Presidet Jakaya Kikwete.

The Notice, he said, would pave the way for citizens to give their views on the new regions and district councils within 30 days.

He was speaking to residents of Rukwa shortly after he landed in the region for a four-day working tour.

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Chacha, Jackline triumph at Rocky City Marathon

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
From a Correspondent in Mwanza

GODFREY Chacha from Mara and Arusha’s Jackline Juma won the Rock City Marathon 2011 titles in the men and women disciplines here on Saturday.

Chacha clocked 61.03.44 to outsmart over 100 rivals while Jackline timed 1:15.22 to win the women’s race.

She beat 30 others. Mohammed Gulle from Arusha prevailed in the men’s five-kilometre race, beating Dotto Ikangaa, also from Arusha and Pascal Ramadhan from Singida.

The race which started in 2009 has been organized by Capital-Plus International (CPI), an integrated communications firm based in Dar es Salaam and sponsored by Airtel, Geita Gold Mine, Air Tanzania Company Limited, Parastatal Pensions Fund (PPF), Bank M, MOIL, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), New Mwanza Hotel, and the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB).

The Mwanza Regional Police Commander, Liberatus Balo, who was the guest of honour at the event, said he was impressed by the private sector's efforts to promote sports in the country and asked more companies to come forward and do the same.

Plans to reduce deaths on Lake Victoria underway

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By Correspondent ADIUE HUMBLE

EFFORTS are underway to drastically cut down the annual death toll on Lake Victoria - the world's second largest freshwater body and East Africa's largest lake - which officials estimate claims at least 5,000 lives every year.

"We are going to do something soon to trim down the death toll by 80 per cent in the blood-thirsty Lake Victoria by putting a reliable marine rescue service in place," said Dr Canisius Kanangire, the executive secretary of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission, quoting the commission's latest statistics.

Lake Victoria's killer status is little known, unlike its fame for the Nile perch fish. The lake straddles three East African countries - Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

All set for Rock City Marathon

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Suleiman Jongo,The Citizen reporter

After days of preparations, the stage is finally set for this year’s Rock City Marathon which takes place this morning in Mwanza.

A Sh1m cash prize is among awards that will be up for grabs at the 21-km race starting at 7am at Mwanza’s CCM Kirumba Stadium.

Event coordinator Zaitun Ituja said yesterday that the award was for an athlete who would smash the current national record of 59 minutes.