Science labs in schools: Govt should take charge
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Dec 14
It is still widely suggested that agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania’s economy, even as more than 70 per cent of the population depends on the sector chiefly for survival and little else.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Dec 14
It is undisputable that in democratic states, elections are the core ingredients of their existence, unlike in countries following the autocratic rule. Tanzania, that before independence followed the colonial British type of multi-party democracy, adopted single party rule for decades since independence in 1961.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Dec 14
Darts is one of sports disciplines that have lately made encouraging progress, thanks to stakeholders’ diligence in promoting it. The game’s followers have been busy soliciting support to ensure competitions were organised on regular basis both at the club and national levels, and the efforts are slowly but surely paying off.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 14th Dec 14
Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Said Meck Sadick has directed the three municipal councils, and especially Ilala municipality which has overall control of the city centre, to cease operations of three auction marts.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Dec 14
Tanzanians woke up to what can be described as a shocking news yesterday following reports that the US government put on hold the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact with Dar es Salaam pending government’s response on the Tegeta escrow scandal.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Dec 14
Democracy, according to Abraham Lincoln, is government of the people, by the people, for the people. And one of its important tenets is the election, meaning that a country’s rulers have to get the legitimacy of ruling the people through an election.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Dec 14
The festive season is fast approaching, and people across the globe are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and the New Year. This is also the time Tanzanians have just marked 53 years of Tanganyika’s independence, when the last governor of what is now mainland Tanzania handed over the reins of power to Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Dec 14
A national policy framework was proposed some years ago, with a view to enhancing social security systems and safeguarding children, people with disabilities and people belonging to other vulnerable groups.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Dec 14
Anyone believing that Tanzania has not made any meaningful economic strides since Tanganyika’s Independence in 1961 is neither fair nor honest. Similarly, anyone giving the country a 100 per cent pass mark on that score is not being realistic.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Dec 14
An important step towards the promotion of soccer in Tanzania will be witnessed in Mwanza on December 30, with the kicking off of the inaugural national Under-12 soccer tournament. The event, which is organised by Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), is meant to help promote soccer talent right from the grassroots across the country and will involve all regions.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 7th Dec 14
Next Sunday Tanzanians who are eligible to vote are going to polling stations to elect their local leaders who will lead them for the next five years. Local polls are essential for the country given the fact that development programmes are basically implemented at grassroots level in coordination with these local leaders, being replaced and renewed next Sunday.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Dec 14
Plenty of debate is expected not just in Kenya and East Africa but among stakeholders of the International Criminal Court on the freeing from ICC tentacles of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, facing charges of crimes against humanity in relation to the violence following the disputes election results for the presidency, as President Mwai Kibaki was seeking a second term late 2007.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Dec 14
With post harvest losses claiming over 40 per cent of Tanzania’s annual national production of cereals and the fact that the national food reserve stores are currently saturated, the launching of a project to test three innovative storage technologies to help the county’s smallholder farmers reduce post-harvest losses is very much welcome.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Dec 14
Anyone who has been keeping an eye on Tanzanian politics over the past few decades is very much aware of the severity of grand corruption scandals this developing nation has endured over the years.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Dec 14
Events happening in the cotton producing areas of the Lake Victoria zone show more work is need to be done to instill production stability in this crucial sector. Private efforts alone – that have of late involved contract farming and buying agencies which peg supper profit at the end of their businesses will not in any way help stabilise this sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Dec 14
As the world marks the World AIDS Day (Dec1) it is heart wrenching to learn that pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS are less likely to get treatment care than other adults. The report from Amref Health Africa-Tanzania also says treatment coverage among children living with HIV in 2012 was less than half that of adults.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Dec 14
Tanzania’s Under-19 women cricketers will have the chance to defend the country’s pride when they feature in this year’s Africa Cricket Association (ACA) U-19 Trophy tournament in Dar es Salaam later this week.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Nov 14
Tanzania is currently passing through a bumpy stretch when it comes to issues of good governance and public accountability. It is during this period when development partners have made a firm stand that they will not release over Sh900 billion meant to support the country’s 2014/15 budget until the government ‘clears the air’ with regard to the withdrawal of Sh320 billion from the Tegeta Escrow account that was being administered by the Bank of Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Nov 14
The argument put forward by the Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office, Ummy Mwalimu in Parliament this week to the effect that more than 1.8 billion trees have been planted in the past 16 years and therefore deserves merit is to say the least unimpressive.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Nov 14
After a long slumber, the Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania (ALAT), has this week come up with a big surprise for urban residents across the country. In a statement issued by its chairman, Dr Didas Masaburi, the association said it plans to introduce mayoral competition awards for its city and municipal heads.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Nov 14
Last week we published in one of our editions a sad story about the Tanga Economic Corridor Limited project which some of its investors say they cannot see light at the end of the tunnel while its construction period is almost coming to an end.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Nov 14
Half a century down the road and a survey shows the curse of the nation still remains, poverty, ignorance and disease, in that order. When the founding father proclaimed the plight over 50 years ago, the nation was at the infancy of independence, still shaking off the colonial socio-development shackles but even today, when it comes to poverty, the average living standards of a Tanzanian, measured in terms of food shelter and clothing, leaves much to be desired.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Nov 14
Volleyball lovers in Tanzania have every reason to applaud efforts by the Tanzania Amateur Volleyball Association (Tava) to revive the sport.\ The most noticeable effort is that of establishing a grassroots development programme in schools, under which the association has been organising national Level One volleyball coaching courses to primary and secondary schools teachers, who are then tasked with training youngsters in their respective schools.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 23rd Nov 14
Top level appeals for increased efficiency in revenue collection on the basis of synchronizing and harmonizing the numerous taxes levied on taxpayers, so as to promote compliance in most quarters have lately been heard.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Nov 14
Parliament is trying to strike a balance between government accountability and independence of the judiciary, in case that will provide further clarification as to how the constitution operates, ahead of ratification of the new constitution expected for the second quarter of next year.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Nov 14
Emergency response service for the people has largely remained an ideology in the policy makers’ documents shelved away in some government office. On the ground, should one fell sick in the dead of the night or burglars broke into someone’s house, who would you call? What mandate do they have and how fast would they respond? Would you call the hospital and the police? For most Tanzanians, one would wake up to the rude realisation that, most public hospitals do not have medicines at the moment or beds, let alone the capacity to send out an ambulance to a slum area.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Nov 14
Chances of college or university students securing funds from the Higher Education Students’ Loan Board (HESLB) have become increasingly remote in recent years, while the number of those eligible keeps ballooning.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Nov 14
Since President Jakaya Kikwete took office in late 2005, Tanzania’s energy sector has been associated with corruption scandals, including misappropriation of public funds, and often blamed for the poor performance of the sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Nov 14
Efforts to revive and later gradually promote hockey in Tanzania are widely expected to make an important step forward at the end of this month. Come that time, the country’s women hockey club – popularly known as Twende (literally, let’s get going) – will be taking part in the Africa Hockey Club Championship in the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 16th Nov 14
Vice President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal on Friday evening met with a number of senior media personnel, mostly managing editors of various media outlets and institutions to have a frank discussion on the state of media concerns on governance in particular.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Nov 14
Not a week passes without something being heard about simmering or volatile situations where farmers are clashing with livestock keepers, with some incidents involving individuals often becoming the flash point for wider clashes.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Nov 14
Of late, there has been a tug-of-war between cotton farmers in Shinyanga Region represented by their councillors and the government over the price of cotton seeds. Reports say that cotton farmers complain that the present price of seeds at 500/- a kg is ostensibly too high.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Nov 14
The health sector in most of Africa has been struggling for years, the major problems including shortage of skilled personnel, equipment and supplies, especially in rural areas contributing a great deal to impeding the sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Nov 14
Health, there is no doubt, is the most important aspect of human life from the time they are brought to this cruel world as young ones. Yes, it is an unkind world in more ways than one could fathom of.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Nov 14
It is not the first or second time we have witnessed the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations – CECAFA – making spirited efforts at eleventh hour to search for tournament hosts.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 9th Nov 14
Parliamentarians have this week been pillorying the government for sleeping on the job as hospital drugs ran out, and the Medical Stores Department says it can’t procure and distribute drugs without having been paid by the relevant authorities.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Nov 14
China has been making headlines of late in the international media following reports that its diplomatic and military officials who travelled to the East African region last year engaged in a buying spree of ivory, prompting its prices to skyrocket.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Nov 14
Most farmers in Tanzania sweat and toil for several months before the time comes for them to harvest crops for sale, often in far-off and unreliable markets. In between, they are at the mercy of the weather and other natural phenomena, highly unpredictable these days.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Nov 14
For decades, activists, politicians and the larger Tanzanian public have had the dream of obtaining a new Constitution, one that would address the shortcomings of the 1977 one that is in use up till now.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Nov 14
There are parts of Tanzania where trees, which make forest cover, have been felled so vigorously and for so long that they have turn into desert – and more are fast moving towards the same worrisome direction.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Nov 14
Sunday evening’s assault on former Prime Minister Joseph Sinde Warioba at a democracy symposium in Dar es Salaam was, to say the least, a most disgraceful and detestable act that has indelibly stained the good name of Tanzanians as a peace-loving people.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Nov 14
Few people do not know what soccer is. Many may fumble if asked to explain any other sports and games, but not soccer. The problem might relate to the importance of this hugely popular game, but few other aspects.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Nov 14
Most often Tanzanians are branded as people who tend to complain or lament whenever things don’t move in the right direction. Not only this habit exists among ordinary people but also faces the top brass of the government, including the president and the prime minister.
THE GUARDIAN | 31st Oct 14
The quest for corporate sponsorship by most of our soccer clubs, especially those featuring in the Mainland premiership, is in high gear. The great demand for decent sponsorship by sports clubs and organisations is explained by the need to offset ever-rising running costs.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Oct 14
Just how do people with disability such as impaired vision or hearing cross a road in any busy urban area in Tanzania or elsewhere? They do not, because it is suicidal, unless some Good Samaritans walk them across against the honking of motorists often claiming sole proprietorship of the roads.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Oct 14
Many public hospitals are seriously short of the expertise and financial and other resources they need to run smoothly and effectively. Some can hardly do without tax breaks or support from well-wishers, including in the form of local and foreign institutions’ corporate social responsibility.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Oct 14
Many a time, there has been need for the government to pull down structures or take over some portion of land from individuals for development projects. This has occurred in such cases as expansion of roads and airports or construction of buildings meant for providing social services like schools or health centres, to mention but two of them.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Oct 14
It's high time the National Arts Council – Basata – worked a lot more closely with other relevant authorities towards ending the raging controversy over newly crowned Miss Tanzania Sitti Mtemvu.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 26th Oct 14
Another gesture of signing multimillion dollar agreements with China has taken place, at the occasion of an official visit of President Jakaya Kikwete in that country, which may have had airs of a farewell visit.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Oct 14
Dar es Salaam residents on Thursday woke up to the shocking news about the robbery carried out at Stanbic Bank’s Myfair Plaza branch in which over Sh1 billion is reported to have been grabbed at gun point.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Oct 14
The government’s decision to stop hiring secondary school certificate holders for teaching posts is welcomed, albeit reservations. On one hand it is commendable for the nation to aspire for an improved education system rooted on well trained teachers who are versatile and professional capable of handling the challenges of the fast developing modern world.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Oct 14
The Connected Farmers Alliance (CFA) has announced plans to create a mobile network enabled supply chain aimed at improving the productivity of low income, smallholder farmers in the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Oct 14
A series of photos capturing moments of terror faced by Nairobi’s Westgate shoppers won this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards and the Kenyan photojournalist who took them, Joseph Mathenge, expressed deep emotions recollecting the terrifying ordeal.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Oct 14
Tanzania has so far been spared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that continues to wreak havoc across West African of countries since it erupted in December 2013. However, if the country is to remain safe, it is vital that any suspected symptoms be reported with immediate effect.
NIPASHE | 21st Oct 14
Kuna taarifa kuwa baadhi ya shule za msingi nchini ziko katika tishio la kukumbwa na maradhi yatokanayo na uchafu kufuatia walimu na wanafunzi wake kujisaidia vichakani kwa sababu ya kukosekana kwa vyoo.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Oct 14
Tennis is one of the minority sports in Tanzania in that not many people happen to access the few available courts, most of them in urban areas. The reason behind the limited popularity of the game is based on the fact that the infrastructure to support it is too poor and inadequate to meet demands of players.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 19th Oct 14
Members of the East African Community (EAC) are pooling resources and synergies together to contribute to a massive effort being organized around the world to fight the still rampaging Ebola epidemic, whose cost in lost lives is in four thousand people and counting.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Oct 14
A Measure of disbelief could be gleaned from anyone who met veteran sympathisants of the Palestinian cause in Dar es Salaam at midweek, where joy mingled with quiet despair as it was announced that the UK legislature has passed a resolution to recognize the Palestine National Authority as an independent state.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Oct 14
Ever heard of the irony of a man dying of thirst yet he lives on an island surrounded by fresh water? That is the plight of more than 80 per cent of the country that lives in rural areas, the most under served and impoverished societies in the country most of whom are farmers.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Oct 14
Tanzanians yesterday commemorated the 15th anniversary of the death of the Father of the Nation, Julius Kambarage Nyerere, fondly referred to by Kiswahili name of Mwalimu. Translated into English, the word means a and no better word could be found to apply to him.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Oct 14
The commercial port city of Dar es Salaam is endowed, as is most of the rest of the coast line, with numerous historical sites, buildings and artifacts that date as far back as the Portuguese and Arab rule of the East African coast.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Oct 14
Last week’s announcement by the Information, Youth, Culture and Sports ministry on the permanent deployment of the electronic ticketing system as a gate collection mechanism calls for applause from sports lovers across Tanzania.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 12th Oct 14
Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee has awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to two outstanding activists for the rights of the child, most noticeably to Pakistan teenager Malala Yousafzai, whom media reports say she is 17 but a CNN talk show had host Christianne Amanpour citing her age as 16.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Oct 14
President Jakaya Kikwete recently implored members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Tanzania to refrain from interfering with the country’s internal affairs under the guise of extending religious support.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Oct 14
While agriculture still stands as the backbone of Tanzania’s economy, it is mostly carried out by old and poorly equipped smallholders – essentially meaning they are engaged in subsistence farming.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Oct 14
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is reported to have recorded a turnover of 175bn/-, more than the cumulative value for the previous three years, in a matter of three months. These returns were registered between July and last month, a phenomenal achievement the bourse’s leadership attributes to good macroeconomic fundamentals and optimism among investors.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Oct 14
The Tanzania Football Federation should consider itself highly privileged to have secured sponsors for its Mainland premiership and the national team, Taifa Stars. None of the other sports associations in the country is as lucky, all having fought hard for sponsorship but to no avail.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Oct 14
President Jakaya Kikwete on Wednesday last week inaugurated the newly rehabilitated and expanded Tegeta-Mwenge stretch of New Bagamoyo Road in Dar es Salaam. The project is a major facelift for a city grappling with crippling traffic jams.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Oct 14
There is an expression in Kiswahili affirming that “what is said exists, and if not, it is coming,” and this is what this newspaper has established with regard to rumours that there is a gang of criminals abducting children.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Oct 14
A Fistfight involving members of the police force and the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) took place on Wednesday at the Tarime police post on account of the police having arrested a TPDF soldier on motorcycle.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Oct 14
The collapse of the once bustling Arusha-based General Tyre factory was a big blow to Tanzanian economic in general and transportation sector in particular. With the sad development, there was soon a boom in the market of substandard tyres – which is, in turn, which commonly cited as a major factor behind the surge in the carnage on our roads.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Oct 14
Yestreday was UN International Day of Older Persons, one of the Day’s highlights being the launch of the 2014 Global Age Watch Index by HelpAge International. The index, which ranks countries by gauging how well their ageing populations are faring, shows Tanzania standing 92nd out of the 96 surveyed.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Oct 14
Housing is one of the basic necessities of human beings and once upon a time most families in Tanzania used to build their houses using mud, poles and grass. Generally speaking, this practice has since been abandoned, superseded by the widespread use of cement, mud or burnt bricks, timber, corrugated iron roofing sheets, etc.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Sep 14
Is it any surprise that three-quarters of road accident victims are too poor to pay their medical bills? With 80 per cent of Tanzanians living in rural areas and many of those in the urban centers found in slums, it is only to be expected that more than half of the people admitted to hospital after being involved in road accidents cannot afford the treatment they need.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Sep 14
We have lately been seeing a number of institutions organising a series of marathons across Tanzania. It started with the Kilimanjaro Marathon before the practice spread like wildfire to a number of other regions, among them are Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Mara and Mwanza.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 28th Sep 14
Former Prime Minister and erstwhile chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission Judge Joseph Warioba, has come out with all guns blazing against the likely adoption of a new Draft Constitution prepared by a drafting committee under Andrew Chenge, who like ex-premier Warioba is a former attorney general.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Sep 14
Dar es Salaam residents, especially those living close to Kunduchi Beach, including tourists were this week shocked after spotting an oil slick on the sea shore. It immediately came to their attention that the oil slick came from an abandoned ship, RAK Indiana, owned by JAK Enterprises.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Sep 14
Global warming that is wrecking havoc across the world was for a long time and still is treated by many nations as a whim of scientists that has little to no practical effects in real life, at least their policies seem to imply this.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Sep 14
One wonders what would be the most appropriate way for Tanzanians to react when the country is described as one of the world’s rich countries and poor nations. But even more important and relevant would be the extent to which the country fighting to rid itself of the shame of poverty by translating the human capital, natural resources and other “raw wealth” it is endowed with into meaningful development and therefore.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Sep 14
The UN warns that, at the speed we are going, preventable road accidents will be claiming the lives of an estimated some 2 million people every year by 2020. Meanwhile, it was reported at roundtable discussions on road safety held in Dar es Salaam a year ago that road crashes are one of the top five causes of deaths among children and young people and the number one killer of young men in their 20s in Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Sep 14
Science plays a pivotal role in human development, and this is why nations across the globe place a premium on the teaching of science subjects at all levels of education and training.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Sep 14
The resurfacing of counterfeit e-tickets during last week’s Community Shield match between Mainland premier soccer league champions Azam FC and Young Africans SC at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam only proves the urgent need for tighter control measures.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 21st Sep 14
A verdict has been given for some existing debates not just in Tanzania but many places on breaking up countries, in the vote that the people of Scotland have recently conducted on whether to remain part of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Sep 14
The media fraternity found itself in the middle of a scuffle on Thursday in downtown Dar es Salaam when anti-riot police were dispersing Chadema supporters who had gone to police headquarters to accompany party national chairman Freeman Mbowe.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Sep 14
Are the media on the one hand and State agencies like the police and other law-enforcement agencies on the other necessarily sworn enemies.? In other words, can’t the two sides ever see eye to eye? Do they have to look askance at each other even when there is absolutely no cause for doing so? And, with that, would they raise eyebrows were they to partner in anything constructive or otherwise well-meaning.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Sep 14
One can travel back in time, and not only in one’s youth to advise on a few dos and don’ts, but much farther back. Let us say a million years ago, when hominids first walked planet Earth.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Sep 14
The Journal of American Medical Association reports that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States – after heart disease and cancer. It says 2012 saw over US$3 billion spent on medical malpractice payouts, adding that one doctor or health practitioner is sued every hour on average in the US.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Sep 14
Agriculture, which is taken to include farming, fishing and livestock keeping, is widely viewed as the backbone of Tanzania’s economy and this. It is unfortunate, however, that most of these activities are still carried out in traditional ways of our ancestors.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Sep 14
Most Tanzanian soccer fans at home and abroad will be eagerly awaiting – and indeed focusing on – the new premiership season that gets under way at venues across the Mainland this weekend.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 14th Sep 14
Routine merry go round that is now habitual between top government officials and the donor community was disturbed on Friday, as Tanzania is regularly praised for around seven per cent economic growth, which obviously reflects on excellent economic management on the part of the government.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Sep 14
The current meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) in Dodoma has spent billions in taxpayers’ money but with virtually nothing to brag about, we can confidently state. The only thing that CA members may brag about is the financial gain they have so far reaped.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Sep 14
Of late there has been a public outcry to the effect that malaria rapid diagnostic testing (mRDT) method has outlived its efficacy as it provides imprecise results according to health care seekers and should therefore be withdrawn.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Sep 14
Securing a job in Tanzania, as it is in many other countries can sometimes be cumbersome. This applies to new graduates as well as people who were formerly employed but somehow lost their jobs.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Sep 14
Tanzanian women have in recent years been clamouring for fifty-fifty placements in all public posts, like representation in Parliament and other government posts. This is well and good, for according to the national census women a bit more, at 51 percent, than their malefolk.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Sep 14
Once upon a time, and in some communities pretty recently, people used to predict what would befall a person or a country often without risking being dismissed as a big liar or rumour-monger.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Sep 14
The quest for corporate sponsorship by most of our soccer clubs, especially those featuring in the Mainland premiership, is in high gear. The great demand for decent sponsorship by sports clubs and organisations is explained by the need to offset ever-rising running costs.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 7th Sep 14
For some months now the government through the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has found itself at loggerheads with the business community in the country over the newly introduced system of using Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs).
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Sep 14
For the past two or three weeks now media outlets, including The Guardian newspaper have been reporting on the predicament farmers in the regions famous for maize production in the country (the Big Four) are facing with regard to losses they are incurring as a result of lack of reliable markets for their produce.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Sep 14
'Unity is strength' is an adage that has over the years been applied by nations across the globe to achieve development. Whether it is political or economic development, the more the people or countries work together the more the strength they will have to deal with challenges they face.