Monday, 31 December 2012

Local, foreign firms agree to upgrade skills of employees

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Miguel Suleyman

The Maswi Drilling Company Limited has signed a contract with a Canadian firm called Scintrex for technical training that would upgrade the company’s services into international standards.

Now operating nationwide, the firm’s technical empowerment drive, aims to fast-track its endeavours to penetrate new markets in Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi.

The company’s finance and administrative manager, Mr Michael Maungo, revealed this yesterday before a press conference held at the New Mwanza Hotel. He said his company has already paid the Canadian firm $10,000 (about Sh15 million) to bring an expert for training its employees in a project slated to start in January 2013.

“The company has recently bought four sets of ultramodern rigging equipment to facilitate its international market takeover,” he said.

He named some of the equipment as Super Rock 1000 and Super Rock 5000 as well as four compressors, all capable of drilling boreholes 50 to 200 metres deep.

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Mwanza Firm to Drill Wells On Credit

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By Moses Matthew

MASWI Drilling Company Limited plans to spend 2.5bn/- in 2013 to solve water problems in parts of the country that are hard hit by scarcity of water by introducing a new scheme of drilling boreholes and wells on loan.

The company's Finance and Administrative Manager, Mr Michael Maungo, told reporters yesterday that the scheme of drilling boreholes on credit will be unique in the country.

"I believe that this programme will be new not only in the country but also in neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Uganda," said Mr Maungo. He observed that the company's management is optimistic that they will be able to deliver, noting that they will also be able to create employment through their planned projects for the coming year.

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Thursday, 27 December 2012


From Mwanza Guide 'online, Mwanza

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Older airlines scoff at threat of the Fastjet

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Alawi Masare

Established airlines flying domestic routes have said the launch of low-cost airline services by Fastjet is not a threat to their businesses because of the quality of their services and customer loyalty that they have cultivated for over a long period.

The launch of airline services by Fastjet, took the country by storm last week, as the airline transported 900 passengers in eight flights from Dar to Mwanza and Kilimanjaro and back on Thursday, their very first day of operations in Tanzanian skies.

The airline’s management told investors in a statement last week that demand for seats on these routes far outstrips supply and additional flights to these destinations are now being planned.

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