Saturday, 15 August 2015

Dar es Salaam-Mwanza ATCL flights set to resume

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Exuperius Kachenje, The Citizen Reporter

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) will resume flights on the Dar es Salaam-Mwanza route tomorrow, the state-owned firm said yesterday.

Acting Managing Director Mr Johnson Mfinanga told journalists in Dar es Salaam that ATCL’s 50-Seater Bombardier CRJ-200 will ply the route 14 times in a week.

“With the resumption of our scheduled flight between Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, Tanzanians now have an option of flights. The Dar es Salaam-Mwanza route is key to ATCL’s overall business strategy of addressing our clients’ diverse requirements, which includes among others, providing more seat capacity and a quick turnaround in our scheduled flights,” said Mr Mfinanga.

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Three priests and a nun died today

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Phinias Bashaya

Missenyi. Three priests and a nun died today and 13 others passengers were injured after their vehicle collided head on with a bus at Bugorola Village in Missenyi District, Kagera Region.

A Toyota Landcruiser ferrying the priests was on its way to a thanksgiving mass at Kimiza Village in Karagwe District where their colleague was consecrated as a priest.

The vehicle collided head on with a bus christened Sabuni Express, which was on its way from Karagwe to Mwanza via Bukoba town. Pastor Erasto Nakure, who was in the fateful vehicle, identified the priests who died in the accident as Onesmo Bahabwa, Michael Mwelinde and Frolian Tuombe, who was the driver of the vehicle. He also identified the nun Margaret Kadebe.

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