Saturday, 28 February 2015

IAA launches new campus in Mwanza City

From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Prosper Makene 

The Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA) has opened a new campus at Buzuruga area, Nyamagana District in Mwanza Region with the aim of reaching a one third of Tanzania’s population living in the Lake Zone.

Already the IAA has established a campus building at Quality Plaza along Nyerere Road in Dar-es-Salaam City and Babati in Manyara.
The Institute has grown from offering full time certificates to undergraduates, postgraduate and Masters programmes.

Speaking at the launch of the campus over the weekend, Mwanza acting Regional Commissioner Baraka Konisaga said the government will continue to invest in the construction of schools and higher learning institutions that’s why the region has provided a plot for the IAA to establish a campus.

Konisaga also called on the accountancy institute to speed up the establishment of more branches countrywide in a move to produce more accountants who will help in developing the economy.

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Mwanza on sensitisation campaign to protect children against violence

From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Correspondent 

A sensitisation campaign to protect children against violence has been launched in by a multi-faceted cooperation team in Mwanza.

The team includes social welfare officers, civil society organisations, child protection teams from the Mwanza municipal councils under the auspicious support of PACT Tanzania.

Mwanza Regional Secretariat, Jalia Mtani
A Social Welfare Officer from the Mwanza Regional Secretariat, Jalia Mtani, told journalists yesterday in the region that the sensitisation will be carried out during the upcoming week of defense and protection for children.

“We will hold mass education on best ways to protect children, debates about the reasons why people violate children's rights and the importance of reporting child abuse to concerned authorities,” she said.

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Almost 5000 Mwanza small traders refuse to pay levies

From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Corresponent

A total of 4,800 small and medium entrepreneurs who operate at major markets in the city centre have threatened not to pay levies to the Nyamagana District authority if their demands are not met by today.

Announcing the decision over the weekend the Chairman of the Society of Market Traders Justin Sagara said following discussions with the management and representatives of the traders it was decided that there is no point of paying 960,000/- per day while the municipality has failed to even put up toilets and other facilities for them.

Each of the entrepreneurs pay 200/- to be allowed to do business at the markets and local auctions located at Buhongwa, Milongo, Mkolani, Sabasaba, Mkuyuni, Kitangiri, Kirumba Magomeni, Nyakato National, Igoma within Nyamagana and Ilemela Districts.

Some of the traders go to the other five districts monthly for auction.The five districts are Ukerewe, Misungwi, Kwimba, Sengerema and Magu.

Sagara said they have for a long time been asking, particularly, Nyamagana District authorities to construct lavatories in areas where the City Council has allocated for the traders but to no avail.
He wonders why the municipality cares less for the genuine needs despite the fact that it Nyamagana ollects revenues from the traders, millions of shillings.

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