Mobile telephony crucial to farmers
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 | 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.
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.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Sep 14
Elephants in Tanzania’s Serengeti plains and Kenya’s Maasai Mara, which constitute the world’s largest eco-system, have for long been feared to be at risk of extinction.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Sep 14
The recurrence of cases of traders in various parts of Tanzania, most noticeably in major cities like Dar es Salaam, Mbeya and Mwanza, staging strikes to protest the introduction of electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) cannot – and should not – be taken lightly.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Sep 14
At least one person is murdered each month in Shinyanga Region, with police associating the killings with superstition and the mad quest for power and riches. Meanwhile, nine out of ten people taken to court in connection with the killing of people with albinism have been handed the death sentence.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Sep 14
Exiting Olympics with empty hands has been a perennial affair for Team Tanzania no matter where the Games are staged in the world. The trend has been a usual one such that most of the fans and sports stakeholders are now obsessed with the endless failures.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 31st Aug 14
Recent reports say that the government is coming for a slap on the wrists from the United Nations for its failure to do patently anything in view of the rampant killings of people with a skin handicap, albinos for more than ten years now.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Aug 14
Members of the Constituent Assembly (CA) hit the last nail on dual citizenship subject in style after they invited officials from the Immigration Department to lecture them on the advantages and disadvantages of the proposal.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Aug 14
The just ended national dialogue on creating a sustainable tuna fishing management in Tanzania in Bagamoyo, Coast Region was to say the least, an eye opener to many. Not only did it discuss the mechanisms being employed in fishing, but also went to the extent of debating the economics of this crucial resource to the nation.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Aug 14
Education is among the basic human rights of all citizens of this country. To a certain extent it has been provided to all children from the primary school level. Hitherto every Tanzanian child has been given the opportunity to join primary schools for seven years and, depending on how well the pupils perform on completion of Standard Seven, some were selected to proceed with secondary school education.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Aug 14
Beneficiaries of loans issued by Tanzania’s Higher Education Students’ Loan Board (HESLB) are meant to be exclusively Tanzanian. To ensure that this basic definitive criterion is adhered to, prospective loan applicants are required to submit to the Loan board certified copies of their birth certificates, parents’ birth documents, academic credentials, guarantor’s information and their signatures.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Aug 14
The outbreak of Ebola in some West African countries early this year has prompted many nations to embark on hefty preventive measures against the deadly virus. Some embarked on heightening border security as others put in place screening mechanisms for travelers at border points as some went even to the extent of sealing borders to prevent citizens of one country to cross to the other.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Aug 14
They say old is gold, and this adage proved very true last Saturday at the ultra-modern 60,000-sitter National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Visiting soccer maestros who, in their heydays played for one of the world’s top clubs, Real Madrid of Spain, came face to face with their counterparts in Tanzania.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 24th Aug 14
Yesterday the public woke up to what can be described as ‘shameful news’ after Deputy Minister for Finance Mwigulu Nchemba informed reporters that the government in the month of July alone saved over Sh40 billion, money that could have gone into shoddy pockets.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Aug 14
Top officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs have been working around the clock to repair the damage done to the image of the ministry generally and the department in particular following a bungled recruitment of junior officials, identified as about 200 police corporals and constables.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Aug 14
This week the Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) announced that it has offered over 5,000 government scholarships, for grabs, to diploma students majoring in mathematics and science in the University of Dodoma (UDOM).
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Aug 14
Sothern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government concluded their 34th Summit at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe this week. Themed “SADC strategy for Economic Transformation: Leveraging the Region’s Diverse Resources for Sustainable Economic and Social Development through Benefaction and Value Addition” the meeting looked styled in a different way compared to many in the past.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Aug 14
The news that there has been an increase of seven percent in the number of tourists from the US who visited Tanzania last year will no doubt be good news to every citizen of this country.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Aug 14
“Weights and measures may be ranked among the necessities of life to every individual. They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of every family and are necessary to every occupation of human industry.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Aug 14
Soccer-mad Tanzanians will have an opportunity to see 25 famous world soccer maestros from the Spanish team, Real Madrid. They play against Tanzania Eleven at the ultra-modern National Stadium in Dar es Salaam three days after arriving on August 21.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 17th Aug 14
On Friday Tanzanians woke up to what could be described as shocking news after officials from the Immigration department informed reporters that they had arrested eight Iraqi nationals at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International airport in their attempt to enter the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Aug 14
Fear has gripped residents of Dar es Salaam region and its environs yesterday following reports that two persons with Ebola-like symptoms were detected in the city. One of the patients reportedly entered the country from Benin while the second one is Tanzanian.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Aug 14
When the government a few years ago came up with the policy of Kilimo Kwanza (literary Agriculture First), cynics dismissed it as among its many policies that have ended up gathering dust in office cabinets of technocrats, but were never implemented to the letter.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Aug 14
The revelation that youth unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania included, are three times higher than the average rate for adults is quite shocking. That put aside, it is also estimated that the percentage of working youth in the region living in extreme poverty is 60 percent.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Aug 14
The just ended Nane Nane exhibitions which took place at national level in Lindi had a number of lessons to farmers and businesses alike. One of them is the grand programme already earmarked by the National Irrigation Commission to set up 25 big irrigation farms that will be developed for paddy and sugarcane, as part of the implementation efforts under the Big Results Now (BRN) initiative.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Aug 14
Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe regions in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania are better known as among the granaries of this country. With cold weather, adequate rainfall and fertile land and minerals, the regions have great potentials for investment, especially in agriculture.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Aug 14
There is no doubt Tanzania has made a big vistas in the realm of politics and diplomacy, and the world recognizes this African nation for that. In the field of diplomacy, for example, Tanzania has a beautiful international posture—in fact this is far better than that of many countries that are developed economically and even militarily.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 10th Aug 14
Skepticism and most probably fear now engulfs this year’s participation of fellow Muslims in the pilgrimage that takes place after the fasting month in Mecca and other sacred sites, including Medina, Arafa and other legendary spots in the rise of Islam.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Aug 14
Members of the Constituent Assembly (CA) resumed their session in Dodoma this week in the absence of key members forming what is branded as defenders of the People’s Constitution (Ukawa).
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Aug 14
At the beginning of this week, US President Barack Obama inaugurated the first US-Africa Leaders Summit which focused mainly on trade and investment between the world’s leading economy and the poorest continent on the globe.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Aug 14
We are relieved by revelations that the Construction Development Fund has set aside some 38.4m/- for the construction of laboratories in 16 secondary schools across the country. This is in response to a directive by President Jakaya Kikwete he made early last month to the effect that all Regional Commissioners must ensure that ward secondary schools that are under their jurisdictions should have science laboratories by November this year.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Aug 14
This week almost 3000 youths from across the country and the world, will converge for a two-day for a youth camp and educators forum. Generally themed, ‘Change your mindset’ the camp and forum will focus on instilling the spirit of volunteerism to the youth and their educators.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Aug 14
The Constituent Assembly is meeting in Dodoma today after breaking up on April 25 to give way to the 2014/15 budget session of the National Assembly that met from early May to July.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Aug 14
Littered with dust are members of the Tanzania’s Team who ’competed’ at the just ended 20th edition of Commonwealth Games staged in Glasgow, Scotland. They are on their way back home completely empty-handed and probably not regretting their disgraceful performance at the Games.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 3rd Aug 14
Tanzaniaa was being praised at mid-week for being among countries that have put a large number of people suffering from HIV/Aids on the anti-retroviral list of eligible recipients of the medical facility.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Aug 14
For sure Sub Saharan Africa is facing a new enemy. Not a normal enemy but a deadly enemy- Ebola. In this case Tanzania is without doubt no exception. Medical experts say the disease is spreading at an alarming rate in West Africa.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Aug 14
Tanzania is best known as being the second country in Africa having the highest number of cattle, led by Ethiopia. However, the 20 million plus cattle are mainly kept by individual households who use traditional technologies or ways.
THE GUARDIAN | 31st Jul 14
The usual annual Nane Nane agricultural shows start tomorrow and we are hopeful that everything will go as planned. Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein is expected to be the chief guest at the opening of the exhibitions to be marked for the first time at national level in Lindi.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Jul 14
It is well known that prime functions of mass media organs, the radio, newspapers, television and now the social media, are to inform, educate and entertain. Most of them have been doing well in fulfilling these functions from the colonial times when there were only few papers like Tanganyika Standard, predecessor to the present day Daily News, Mwafrika and Ngurumo.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Jul 14
What bring nausea to football prosperity in the country for many years are not only poor pitches, gate collection or the standard of the game itself, but the questionable integrity of the people behind match results.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 27th Jul 14
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has closed down or moved to indefinitely suspend operations of the teaching hospital attached to the International Medical and Technological University (IMTU) at Mbezi, on the western outskirts of the city of Dar es Salaam, following the discovery of around 80 plastic bags of assorted human organs.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Jul 14
Debate is raging among sections of civil society and political stakeholders as to the reconvening of the Constitutional Assembly early next month, which top level authorities are declaring that it will go ahead, despite failing to make progress as to the participation of opposition parties.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Jul 14
Today it is a score of days ever since the ongoing fighting began between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. Within this short period of time hundreds of people have been killed, thousands other injured, besides the gargantuan damage done to infrastructure on both sides.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Jul 14
At least assurance has been made by Health and Social Welfare ministry that it is taking all necessary measures to see that Ebola, the deadly disease that has recently killed many West Africans, does not wreck havoc if it happens to creep into the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Jul 14
It is an undisputable fact that science is crucial to human beings, for almost every aspect of their lives depends on it. For instance, for a sick person admitted to hospital they will need a doctor or a health attendant who must have taken science subjects to qualify as such.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Jul 14
In her farewell speech over the weekend, the outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Ingunn Klepsvik, said the measure of a country’s democracy lays in, among other things, the prevalence of a free media.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Jul 14
If there is any sort of change or disruption from the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), this time it should not involve Mainland premiership season’s kick off date. Already premier soccer league clubs have had enough after the football federation made an abrupt postponement of the league’s kick off date.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 20th Jul 14
In the next two or three weeks members of the Constituent Assembly (CA) will be returning to Dodoma to finalise, if not to start again, the task of fine-tuning the second Draft Constitution tabled by the chairman of the defunct Constitution Review Commission (CRC) Judge Joseph Warioba.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Jul 14
Yesterday the public woke up to what it may be described as unexpected news after the commander of the traffic police unit, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Mpinga informed reporters that he had fired 27 traffic police officers for involvement in corruption over a period of six months.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Jul 14
Leaders of the emerging-market bloc on Tuesday met in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia where, among other things, they passed two programmes for the future development of the nascent economic league.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Jul 14
This year’s Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair gave the annual event frequenters many advantages. Among them was how to utilise the country’s soft woods for furniture making to stave off the current massive imports of the same.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Jul 14
Communication is very vital to a country’s economic development, and the cheapest among the four modes-road, air, water and railway- is clearly the latter. Small wonder, therefore, that the founding fathers of the two independent countries of Zambia and Tanzania, Kenneth Kaunda and Julius Nyerere, respectively, decided to link their countries by a railway system.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Jul 14
The current housing deficit in Tanzania is estimated to be 3m units and is growing at a rate of 200,000 units per annum. These are daunting figures indeed. The question is how the National Housing Corporation (NHC), the state agency entrusted to handle the housing needs can work on this plight? Their 2010-2015 strategic plan could be taken as the answer.