President Magufuli praises Mkapa for his bloldness

By Frank Kimboy @frankkimboy fkimboy@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. President John Magufuli, political leaders and academics yesterday highly praised Tanzania’s third phase President Benjamin Mkapa during the launching of the latter’s book titled: ‘My Life, My Purpose: Tanzania president remembers.’Those, who were given the podium during the ceremony hailed the former Head…

Cashew farmers enjoy rising prices

By Louis Kolumbia @Collouis1999 lkolumbia@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. Cashew nut farmers are putting on broad smiles as price for the crop has risen by about 6.5 per cent during the past two weeks of the ongoing marketing season. The price rise could be attributed to a slower supply amid a high…

Harmonisation pushes up intra-East African Community (EAC) trade over 10pc

By Zephania Ubwani @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.comArusha. Intra-regional trade within the East African Community (EAC) bloc rose by 10.3 per cent last year, courtesy of harmonisation of cross-border rules and procedures.“Reforms taken under the Customs Union has also boosted intra-regional trade,” Mr Christophe Bazivamo, EAC deputy secretary general responsible for productive and…

Tanzania Government scraps 36 water authorities over cost

By Sharon Sauwa @TheCitizenTZ ssauwa@tz.nationmedia.comDodoma. The government has scrapped 36 water supply and sanitation authorities in Tanzania to same operating costs.The tasks of the district and township water supply and sanitation institutions will now be merged with those of the regional authorities, the permanent secretary in the ministry of Water,…

Jafo in another election U-turn

By Khalifa Said @ThatBoyKhalifax ksaid@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. Local Government minister Selemani Jafo made yet another U-turn yesterday over the local government elections as opposition parties maintained their stance against taking part in the polls.In a statement issued in Dodoma, Mr Jafo rescinded the orders he issued on Sunday, allowing all…

Outstanding CSOs receive recognition at awards gala

By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTz news@thecitizen.co.tzDodoma. Twelve civil society organisations have been honoured at the CSO Excellence Awards that marked the end of CSO Week 2019 held in Dodoma from November 4 to 8.The awards were organised and hosted by the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS). The gala also witnessed…