Sunday, 17 February 2013

Butchers in a bind as faith row over right to slaughter rages

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
Reported by Frederick Katulanda, Clara Haule and Miguel Suleyman

Butchery owners in Mwanza have been thrown into confusion following a massive drop in meat sales blamed on a religious conflict that has rocked Mwanza and Geita regions.

Butchery operators and attendants said sales had plunged by about 70 per cent, adding that the situation was “dangerous”.

They told The Citizen on Sunday that low sales started a few days after the Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for social relations, planning coordination, Mr Stephen Wassira, met Christian and Muslim leaders.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Mwanza Airport Repair Project Stalls

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By Nashon Kennedy

THE Deputy Minister for Transport, Eng. Charles Tizeba, has directed a Chinese company known as United Engineering and Technical Consultants (UNETEC) to start rehabilitation of Mwanza Airport immediately.

The deputy ministers' directive comes amid complaints from government officials and stakeholders that the rehabilitation has been delayed for a long period of time. "Members of the public want to see the project completed on time. They do not want to see your workers roaming here and there in the city without doing anything.

This is an international contract and must be executed according to agreement," he said. The deputy minister was also dissatisfied with what he described as absence of senior personnel at the site.

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

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From Mwanza Guide 'online', Mwanza
By Hans Kristoffersen, editor

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Friday, 1 February 2013

Precision Air resumes five flights to Kigoma weekly

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Felix Lazaro

Precision Air Services (PW) has resumed its flights to Kigoma -- five times a week. Carrier’s Marketing and Branding head Linda Chiza said in a statement yesterday that the company launched its ATR 42 (photo) for the route on Wednesday.

It will depart from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma via Mwanza on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It will take off at 6:00 hours, arrive in Mwanza at 07:30 hours and connect to Kigoma at 10:00 hours arriving at 11:10 hours. Departures from Kigoma will be on the same days 11:40 hours to arrive in Mwanza at 12:50 hours and connect to Dar es Salaam at 13:00 hours arriving there at 15:00 hours.