Friday, 25 July 2014

Hospital ship promises ‘mobile’ healthcare for Lake Victoria islanders

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Emmanuel Chacha

Mwanza. The Christian Life World Mission Frontiers - Tanzania Chapter plans to unveil a hospital ship (photo) that would provide mobile medical services to people living in Lake Victoria islands.

The sectary for Tanzania Chapter, Mr Frederick Ntakabanyula, told The Citizen that the programme is new in Africa, adding that it will be launched on Saturday next week, but the services will officially commence early November, this year.

“This comes after a series of surveys revealed that islanders were encountering numerous diseases but couldn’t access proper medical services due lack of dispensaries and health centres in their areas as well as lack of reliable means of transport,” he said.

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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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