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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA) PLC, TONY ELUMELU, NAMED AMONG THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICANS OF 2015

Tony O. Elumelu Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings.  
Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu continues to fly the African flag by promoting his philosophy of Africapitalism, which aims to drive growth and development through entrepreneurship and private sector growth. Using $100m of his own capital, he successfully launched an entrepreneurial programme that provides seed capital, mentorship and guidance to promote entrepreneurship throughout Africa.

Some investments via Heirs Holding, his investment vehicle, have been timid by his standards but one area where he has taken a lead and been more aggressive has been in the power sector and his investments are yielding results. In addition to all this, the United Bank for Africa (UBA), the bank he founded and now chairs, continues to perform strongly and is one of the most active Nigerian banks outside Nigeria.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

BENKI YA NBC YATOA SOMO KUHUSU UBORA WA HUDUMA YAKE YA ISLAMIC BANKING KWA WATEJA WA MTWARA

Meneja Uendelezaji wa Biashara wa Benki ya NBC, Eddie Mhina (kulia), akizungumza na baadhi ya wateja wa benki hiyo kuhusu huduma za kibenki zinazofuata kanuni na misingi ya kiislamu (Islamic Banking) katika warsha ya siku moja waliyowaandalia wateja wa NBC mkoani Mtwara hivi karibuni.
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Huduma za Kibenki zinazofuata misingi ya Kiislamu (Islamic Banking), cha Benki ya NBC, Yassir Masoud (kulia), akielezea kuhusu huduma hizo wakati wa warsha ya siku moja waliyowaandalia wateja wa NBC mkoani Mtwara hivi karibuni.
Meneja Uendelezaji wa Biashara wa Benki ya NBC, Eddie Mhina (kulia), akiagana na mmoja wa wateja wao Mohamed Kioze mara baada ya kuisha warsha ya siku moja waliyowaandalia wateja wa NBC kwa ajili ya kuwaelezea kuhusu bidhaa mbalimbali zinazopatikana kupitia kitengo cha Islamic Banking cha NBC, mjini Mtwara hivi karibuni.

FASTJET LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO KENYA


23 December 2015 - fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has announced that fastjet Tanzania has been given clearance by the Kenyan government to operate flights between Kenya and Tanzania under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries, as previously approved by the Tanzanian Government. Two new routes, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, and Kilimanjaro to Nairobi are on sale from today, with one way fares starting from as low as at USD80 and USD50 respectively, plus taxes.

From 11 January 2016, fastjet Tanzania will operate a daily flight between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi and between Kilimanjaro and Nairobi. Flights between Zanzibar and Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and Mombasa are also expected to be added to the network later in 2016.

Ed Winter, Chief Executive Officer of fastjet Plc, said: “fastjet Tanzania has been working towards the launch of these routes for some time and we are extremely pleased that clearance has now been granted to commence operations.

SHIRIKA LA NDEGE LA ETIHAD LAFUNGUA KITUO CHA AFYA CHENYE HADHI YA KIMATAIFA KWA AJILI YA WAFANYAKAZI WAKE ABU DHABI

Ukataji wa Utepe mwekundu (Kutoka kushoto kwenda kulia): Naser Al Mazroei, Mkurugenzi mtendaji kitengo cha huduma kwa wateja katika mamlaka ya vitambulisho Emirates; Ray Gammell, Afisa mkuu wa Utendaji na Watu kutoka Shirika la ndege la Etihad; Dk Nadia Bastaki, Makamu rais huduma za matibabu; Dk Mariam Buti Al Mazrouei, Kaimu afisa mtendaji wa Ambulatory Healthcare Services; and Dk. Mubarak Al Darmaki, Kaimu afisa mkuu wa kliniki kutoka Ambulatory Healthcare Services.
Shirika la ndege la Etihad ambalo ndio shirika rasmi la nchi ya Falme za kiarabu, leo hii imefungua milango ya kituo cha afya chenye hadhi ya kimataifa kwa ajili ya wafanyakazi wake Abu Dhabi. Kituo hiki ambacho ni kikubwa kwa mazingira kitatoa huduma za kliniki, huduma za kitabibu kwa wafanyakazi wenye visa pamoja na raia wenye vitambulisho toka falme za kiarabu.

Kituo hicho kilichopo jengo la Etihad Plaza, mjini Khalifa, kitaruhusu wafanyakazi zaidi ya 23,800 wa shirika hili la ndege wenye makazi nchi ya Falme za kiarabu kupata huduma bora za kitabibu, katika mazingira ya kisasa karibu kabisa na makao makuu ya shirika hilo la ndege.

Afisa mkuu wa rasilimali watu na Utendaji, Ray Gammell, alisema “Kama muajiri bora zaidi duniani, tunajivunia kwa kutoa huduma kwa timu yetu kubwa ya wafanyakazi, wakiwemo wa nchi ya falme za kiarabu na wakigeni. Kituo hiki kipya kitaruhusu tuendelee kuboresha programu zetu zinazolenga kutunza afya za wafanyakazi wetu na hivyo kuongeza ufanisi wao wa kazi

Saturday, 19 December 2015

BENKI YA NBC YAZIDI KUWAWEZESHA VIJANA KIUCHUMI

Ofisa wa Benki ya NBC kitengo cha ATM, Pendo Clement (kushoto) akizungumza na baadhi ya wanafunzi wa ​Chuo cha ufundi stadi cha Future World, Gongo la mboto Chuo cha Ufundi Stadi cha Future World, kuhusu masuala mbalimbali ya kimaisha ikiwa ni sehemu ya mradi wa Kuendeleza Vijana Kiuchumi Dar es Salaam wa kuendeleza vijana kiuchumi Dar es Salaam unaodhaminiwa na benki hiyo. Hafla hiyo ilifanyika chuoni hapo, Gongo la Mboto nje kidogo ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam juzi.
Meneja wa ATM na Kadi wa Benki ya NBC, Wambura John (kushoto), akiwafundisha wanafunzi wa Chuo cha ufundi stadi cha Future World, Gongo la mboto Chuo cha Ufundi Stadi cha Future World jinsi wanavyoweza kutumia mitandao katika kujitengenezea kipato ikiwa ni sehemu ya mradi mradi wa Kuendeleza Vijana Kiuchumi Dar es Salaam wa kuendeleza vijana kiuchumi Dar es Salaam unaodhaminiwa na benki hiyo. Hafla hiyo ilifanyika chuoni hapo, Gongo la Mboto nje kidogo ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam juzi.
Meneja Huduma za Jamii wa benki ya NBC, Irene Peter (kulia) akihojiwa na waandishi wa habari katika hafla hiyo.
Mkuu wa Chuo cha Ufundi Stadi cha Future World, Robert Mkolla (katikati) akiwaonyesha maofisa wa NBC mandhari ya chuo hicho katika hafla hiyo. Kushoto ni Meneja Huduma za Jamii, Irene Peter na kulia ni Meneja Mahusiano wa benki hiyo, William Kallaghe.
Meneja Mahusiano wa Benki ya NBC, William Kallaghe (kushoto) akizungumza na baadhi ya wanafunzi waChuo cha ufundi stadi cha Future World, Gongo la mboto Chuo cha Ufundi Stadi cha Future World walipotembelea chuoni hapo jana ikiwa ni sehemu ya mradi mradi wa Kuendeleza Vijana Kiuchumi Dar es Salaam wa kuendeleza vijana kiuchumi Dar es Salaam unaodhaminiwa na NBC.

TIGO YADHAMINI UZINDUZI WA ROCK CITY MALL: KUFANYA GULIO LA KUUZA BIDHAA MBALIMBALI MWANZA

Meneja Huduma kwa Wateja wa Tigo Kanda ya Ziwa Beatrice Kinabo, akifafanua jambo kwa waandishi wa habari jijini Mwanza hivi karibuni, ambapo jengo la kimataifa la biashara (Rock City Mall) limekamilika na Tigo watafanya gulio la kuuza bidhaa mbalimbali. Kushoto ni Katibu wa Bodi ya wakurugenzi wa Mwanza City Commercial Complex Company Limited, Joseph Mlinzi na kulia ni Meneja wa Tigo Pesa Kanda ya Ziwa Issa Orry.
Meneja wa Tigo pesa Kanda ya Ziwa Issa Orry, akizungumza na waandishi wa habari jijini Mwanza hivi karibuni, ndani ya jengo la kimataifa la biashara (Rock City Mall) ambapo limekamilika na Tigo watafanya gulio la kuuza bidhaa mbalimbali. Kushoto ni Meneja Huduma kwa Wateja wa Tigo kanda ya Ziwa Beatrice Kinabo.
Katibu wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa Mwanza City Commercial Complex Company Limited, Joseph Mlinzi, akizungumza na waandishi wa habari jijini Mwanza hivi karibuni, kuhusu kukamilika kwa jengo la kimataifa 
la biashara (Rock City Mall), ambalo wananchi wanaruhusiwa kuingia na kununua bidhaa kuanzia jumamosi wiki hii. Kulia ni Meneja Huduma kwa Wateja wa Tigo kanda ya Ziwa Beatrice Kinabo, ambapo Tigo wataendesha gulio la kuuza bidhaa zao.

THE TOP FIVE LUXURIOUS HOTELS IN TANZANIA

Of all the reasons you should never miss adventures in Tanzania, the presence of unique luxurious hotels and great resorts take the foremost place. These hotel rooms are more related with the nature or background of the destinations. JovagoTanzania shares the top 5 luxurious hotels that make for a relaxing getaway this holiday season.

Manta Resort, Pemba
At this hotel you will find a paradise. The underwater room is 13 feet under the Indian Ocean; this is the first of its kind in Tanzania and even east Africa. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the underwater paradise of Tanzania, surrounded by the tropical marine environment.


Essque Zalu, Zanzibar
Essque Zalu, is located on the north eastern coast of Indian Ocean, the hotel has the attractive villas and executive suites. It is built with local traditional material on the roof, exquisite gardens and outdoors furniture. The hotel located in Nungwi where Tanzania’s most beautiful beaches are found.

Singita sasakwa Lodge, SerengetiOccupying more than 300,000 acres, the exquisite hotel rooms overlooks the Serengeti national park plains. The lodge was built with incorporated stone walls and verandas. What a perfect moment to enjoy the wildlife!

Park Hyatt, ZanzibarIt’s a perfect way to enjoy the Zanzibar architecture; the hotel gives room for travelers to experience the culture and spectacular views of the oceanfront in the heart of stone town.

Hyatt Regency, Dar es Salaam
This is the biggest luxurious five star hotels in Tanzania; it provides its guests with views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel featuring 180 spacious and comfortably appointed rooms and suites with authentic hospitality, deluxe amenities and extensive business facilities to meet the needs of all travelers



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FASTJET YATANGAZA SAFARI ZA KILA SIKU KWENDA ZANZIBAR KUTOKA DAR


Dar es Salaam, 11 December 2015 – Kampuni ya ndege ya gharama nafuu barani Afrika, fastjet imetangaza safari zake za kila siku kwenda Zanzibar kutoka Dar es Salaam zitakazoanza tarehe 16, Januari 2016.

Huduma hii ambayo itaanza mara moja ni matokeo ya maombi ya abiria na makampuni yanayotoa huduma kwa watalii ambao kwa muda mrefu wamekuwa wakidai huduma hiyo ili kuimarisha soko la ndani.

Huduma za usafiri kutoka uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa wa Mwalimu Nyerere wa Dar es Salaam na ule wa Abeid Amani Karume wa Zanzibar zitafanywa kwa kutumia aina ya ndege ya Airbus A319 yenye uwezo wa kubeba abiria 165.

Uanzishwaji wa safari hizo ambazo zitakuwa pia zinapitia Johannesburg, Afrika ya Kusini ni katika kutekeleza sera ya fastjet ya kusikiliza madai ya wateja wake.

Kwa mujibu wa Meneja Mkuu wa Fastjet Tanzania Jimmy Kibati, safari ya kutoka Zanzibar zitaanza saa 3:30 asubuhi na kuwasili saa 7:20, na baadae kutua Zanzibar saa 1:40 jioni kwa saa za Afrika Mashariki.

FASTJET ANNOUNCES DAILY FLIGHTS TO ZANZIBAR FROM DAR


Dar es Salaam, 10th December 2015 – Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has announced that it will commence daily flights to Zanzibar from Dar Es Salaam on 11 January 2016 in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the local and regional market.

Services between Dar Es Salaam’s Mwalimu Nyerere International Airport and Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport will operate using Fastjet’s modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 156 passengers.

The Dar-Zanzibar flight that will also be connecting to Johannesburg in South Africa is in line with Fastjet’s policy of listening to its customers’ demands.

According to Fastjet General Manager, Jimmy Kibati, flights to South Africa will depart Zanzibar at 09h30 and land in Johannesburg at 13h20, with the return flight from Johannesburg departing at 14h10 and landing in Zanzibar at 19h40 (all local times).

Friday, 18 December 2015

KCB BANK TANZANIA DONATES TZS 3,850,000 TO TANZANIA LEAGUE OF BLINDS

From left to right, Christine Manyenye, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Godfrey Ndalahwa, Acting Managing Director, giving a brief speech, Robert Bundala, Vice President, Tanzania League of Blinds.
From left to right, Christine Manyenye, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Godfrey Ndalahwa, Acting Managing Director, Robert Bundala, Vice President, Tanzania League of Blinds giving a vote of thanks.
Godfrey Ndalahwa, Acting Managing Director handing over a dummy check to Robert Bundala, Vice President, Tanzania League of Blinds in the presence of Christine Manyenye, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs. 
Some KCB Bank staff pose for photo with members of Tanzania League of Blinds.
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, KCB Bank handed over a cheque of TZS 3,850,000 to the Tanzania League of blinds to enable them to purchase 70 white canes to celebrate the International White Cane Day which will be held in Tabora.

White Cane Day, is an international awareness raising event, celebrates the importance of the white cane and promotes a safe environment for long cane users.

The White Cane is a walking instrument for the blind to enable them to move freely and independently and detect obstacles in their way. It serves as a traffic sign and pleads for safety to the police, motorists and pedestrians, urging them to show to the blind the right way.

Since 1997, KCB Bank Tanzania has supported the community through social impacting projects to the tune of over 1 billion TZS. The said projects have improved the learning facilities (desk) for public owned and managed primary schools, improved provision of healthcare through provision of health care equipment, rehabilitated and conserved the environment, supported enterprise development and assisted communities that had emergencies as a result of floods.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

AfDB LAUNCHES THE AFRICAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2015 IN SUDAN


The African Development Bank (AfDB), and the United Nations Development Programme, in collaboration with the Government of Sudan launched the 14th Edition of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) on December 10, 2015.

The event took place at the Mamoun Beheiry Center in Khartoum. It was presided over by Abdul Kamara, the Resident Representative of the African Development Bank in Sudan, and Hassan Gafar, Deputy Director for Foreign Finance in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning who represented the State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Magdi Yasin. The ceremony was attended by representatives of international organisations, diplomatic and consular missions, government agencies and departments, academic institutions, private sector and the civil society.

Kamara described the AEO as a comprehensive analysis that empowers policy makers, civil society and private sector with lessons and best practices across the continent. “It now enjoys a special place as a useful reference for academics, policy makers and development practitioners about the performance of Africa’s macroeconomic aggregates, and how these are impacting the lives of ordinary citizens,” he noted.

UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA ENHANCES THE PHYSICAL WELLBEING OF ITS EMPLOYEES

UBA Tanzania members of staff take part in sack racing competition during the Jogging to bond event.
UBA Tanzania members of staff during aerobics session at the Jogging to bond event.
UBA Tanzania members of staff take part in tug of war during the Jogging to bond event.
Some of the other activities done during the event.
During breakfast after all the activities.

EXIM BANK TANZANIA LAUNCHES CALL CENTRE

Exim Bank Tanzania Chief Finance Officer, Selemani Ponda (2nd right) addresses reporters at a press conference to announce the launch of the bank’s new call centre service for its customers, as part of its strategy to deliver an exceptional banking experience in Dar es Salaam yesterday. He is flanked by the bank’s Head of Treasury, George Shumbusho, (2nd left), the bank’s Marketing Manager, Abdulhaman Nkondo (1st left) and the bank’s Senior Manager-Customer Service, Frank Matoro.
Exim Bank Tanzania has launched a new call centre service for its customers, as part of its strategy to deliver an exceptional banking experience while supporting its middle to corporate clients in the Wireless, Financial Services.

Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Bank’s Senior Manager -Customer Services, Mr Frank Matoro said the launched Call Center Tele-services provides the bank’s clients with dedicated, hybrid world class customer relationships.

“Our customers will enjoy an exclusive call centre service staffed by a carefully selected, highly qualified and knowledgeable team to manage their accounts and assist them in facilitating their financial dealings from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m and on Saturdays 8:30 am to 1:00 p.m through EXIM Call Center Number 0784 107600,’’ he mentioned

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

ANALYSTS ENDORSE 'MAGUNOMICS'

President John Magufuli
President John Magufuli’s cost cutting measures and ‘boils squeezing’ economics, for which the term ‘Magunomics’ has been coined, is set to uplift the development budget and accelerate economic growth.

Various economic analysts interviewed by the 'Daily News' believe that the measures will improve social well-being and economic growth as more money would be available for development activities.

The budget for development expenditure on average was allocated between 8.0 per cent and 10 per cent per fiscal year. According to the analysts, the austerity measures under “Magunomics’’ would increase revenue, efficiency, productivity and equality, thus speeding ecogrowth and social well-being.

Prof Humphrey Moshi, seasoned economist with the University of Dar es Salaam, says “Magunomics’’ would create a level playing field among businesses people. “Corruption (in most cases) favours big businesses and harms small ones.

Minus it, it would create a level playing field,” Prof Moshi noted. He noted further that the strategies would also encourage investments from abroad, which the country needs most at the moment to upgrade the social and economic infrastructure. “For instance, the austerity measures on foreign trips are set to strengthen the shilling as it will diminish demand for the foreign currencies,” Prof Moshi argued.

Dr Hildebrand Shayo, a senior economist with TIB Development Bank, said “Magunomics’’ has been introduced to strengthen the delivery chain along the good governance resolve. “The government,” Dr Shayo said, “cannot deliver its development plans without having sufficient revenue”.

HELLOFOOD INTRODUCES THE 12 DAYS OF CHRITSMAS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


Dar -es -Salaam, December 15th Every year, all through December, people around the world live and practice the spirit of giving. The true spirit of Christmas is the spirit of giving, to give back to the less fortunate as well as our loved ones. It all began in 336AD when Christmas was first celebrated during the time of the Roman Empire.

According to research, we give presents at Christmas to symbolize the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wiseman. It’s the time to be generous, so in honor of this time, food ordering app hellofood has launched “12 Days of Christmas”, a social media campaign to encourage and share in the spirit of giving to its customers during this holiday season.

From the 13th to the 24th of December, hellofood will be giving its loved ones, its customers, the chance to win a free meal! There will be a range of different competitions on social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook, where winners will be given free meal from the restaurants joining hellofood in a little giving. You can take part in the competition by simply following hellofood Instagram and Facebook pages and keeping an eye out for amazing opportunities to win. Participate in the competition on that day and stand a chance to win! The winners will be announced at the end of each day, and even if you don’t win, there are amazing deals from the restaurants on the site and app as well.

DAR ES SALAAM STOCK EXCHANGE SET TO JOIN SELF-LISTING ELITES OF AFRICA


The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE), is walking closer to become third exchange in the continent to de-mutualise. The demutualisation or self-listing is a process through which any member-owned organisation becomes a shareholder-owned company.

Frequently, this is a step towards the initial public offering (IPO) of a company. DSE operates as a ‘mutual’ exchange. The DSE Chief Executive Officer, Mr Moremi Marwa said the bourse was walking closer to follow Nairobi Securities Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange which have demutualised.

“We, at the DSE are in the middle of a demutualisation process, being the third Exchange in Africa to achieve what we have achieved this far,” Mr Marwa said in statement. However, the CEO said, other Exchanges in Africa are also seriously considering this option.

“Out of the current 25 exchanges in Africa, more than dozen are positively considering to initiate the process of demutualisation,” Mr Marwa said. The CEO said the demutualisation has many advantages including enhancement of corporate governance within the exchange for sustainable protection of all its stakeholders.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

EXIM BANK HANDS OVER GRAND PRIZE TO THE WINNER OF ITS FIXED DEPOSIT CAMPAIGN

Exim Bank Tanzania Product Manager, Mr Aloyse Maro (left) hands over a Toyota IST dummy key to the bank’s Assistant Relationship Manager, Ms Naomi Sanga (centre) who represented the bank’s Fixed Deposit Campaign grand prize winner at a handover event organized by the bank over the weekend in Dar es Salaam. Looking on is Exim Bank Marketing Manager, Abdulrahman Nkondo.
Exim Bank Tanzania handed over the grand prize to the winner of its Fixed Deposit Campaign after conducting a raffle draw in the attendance of Gaming Board of Tanzania representative in Dar es Salaam last week.

Ms Naomi Sanga, the bank’s Assistant Relationship Manager received the keys to a Toyota IST on behalf of the campaign’s winner at a handover event organized by the bank over the weekend in Dar es Salaam and attended by a number of officers to honor the winner.

Commenting on her customer’s win, Ms. Sanga expressed her delight for her customer, saying that the initiative reflects the bank's appreciation and recognition of customer loyalty.

BOTSWANA FINANCIAL GROUP LETSHEGO ACQUIRES 75% OF TANZANIA'S ADVANS BANK

Letshego Holdings Limited (BSE:LETSHEGO), a Botswana based financial institution involved with micro-lending in Southern and Eastern Africa, has recently announced the acquisition of a 75% stake at Advans Bank Tanzania (ABT) to diversify its clients’ base and tap the growing demand in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) lending in the country. 

The acquisition, which was executed by the subscription of newly-issued shares worth USD 7 million or TZS 15 billion, made Letshego the majority shareholder in ABT with Advans SA and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) holding minority stakes. 

According to ABT, the transaction not only supported the bank to meet the new minimum regulatory core capital for banks in Tanzania of TZS 15 billion raised from TZS 5 billion by the Bank of Tanzania (BOT), but also reinforces the shareholding structure and provide the resources needed to enhance its operation and expand its reach in the country. 

Click here to access the complete article, courtesy of Tanzaniainvest.com

FASTJET APOLOGIZES FOR THE DISRUPTION OF FLIGHTS


Fastjet Tanzania deeply regrets the disruption to customers affected by flight delays over the weekend that started on Friday, 11 December 2015 as a result of the breakdown of the DAR-MWANZA-DAR, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customer's travel plans.

The principal cause of the disruption was a technical problem on the flight. Fastjet engineers worked hard to rectify the fault without success and ultimately a spare part had to be urgently ordered from Brussels, Belgium, which arrived on Sunday morning (13 December 2015) and the aircraft was finally restored and normal operations resumed by Sunday afternoon (14th December 2015).

The delay of that one flight caused more disruptions on following flights, and by Saturday most of the passengers managed to travel but due to the combination of Friday’s customers, there was overbooking, which led to some passengers remaining behind who were thereafter booked on the next flights.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

WASHIRIKI 15 WACHAGULIWA KATIKA SHINDANO LA TIGO DIGITAL CHANGE MAKERS' LA 2015

Dar es Salaam, Desemba 11, 2015: Kampuni ya Tigo Tanzania kwa kushirikiana na Reach for Change (R4C) wametangaza washiriki 15 wenye vipaji vya ujasiriamali wa kijamii wamechaguliwa katika shindano la “Tigo Digital Change Makers’ ambapo washindi wawili watatangazwa wiki ijayo.

Shindano hili lilioanza Septemba, limepokea mamia ya maombi kutoka kwa washiriki wenye ubunifu wa kiteknologia katika sekta mbalimbali zikiwemo elimu, ukulima na afya kwa mujibu wa Afisa wa Huduma kwa Jamii wa Tigo, May Thomas

Katika taarifa iliyotumwa kwa vyombo vya habari jijini Dar es Salam leo, May amesema, wajasiriamali wa kidijitali 15 waliochaguliwa kila mmoja wao alileta suluhisho la kidijitali lenye ubunifu lilokusudia kuboresha maisha ya watoto nchini Tanzania, na ndio kigezo kilicho wafanya wafuzu kushiriki katika shindano hilo.

May alisema: wengi katika hawa waombaji fikra zao ubunifu zimeenda sambamba na mkakati wetu wa kuleta mabadiliko ya kidijitali maishani. Hali imesababisha changamoto kubwa katika zoezi la kuchagua washindimda,” alisema, huku akiongeza kuwa washindi hao wawili watapokea dola za kimarekani 20,000 kila mmoja kwa ajili ya kutekeleza miradi yao.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

INTERSWITCH LAUNCHES IN TANZANIA

Interswitch East Africa CEO, Bernard Matthewman speaking to Bank CEOs and Members of the Press during the launch of Interswitch Tanzania held at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro.
Regional Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications Cynthia Kantai addressing the Members of Press during the launch of Interswitch Tanzania held at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro.
Richard Coate, Verve International Regional Head in East Africa speaking to Bank CEOs and Members of the Press during the launch of Interswitch Tanzania held at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro
Invited guests from Financial Institutions in Tanzania.

MKURUGENZI MKUU NHC AZUNGUMZIA UMUHIMU WA MIKOPO YA NYUMBA KONGAMANO LA WAHANDISI

Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa, Nehemia Kyando Mchechu akizungumza kwenye kongamano la 28 la Taasisi ya Wahandisi Tanzania (Institution of Engineers Tanzania – IET) juu ya mchango wa sekta ya fedha na mikopo ya nyumba katika kuimarisha sekta ya ujenzi wa nyumba endelevu za gharama nafuu nchini. Kongamano hilo lililofanyika kwa siku mbili jijini Dar es Salaam lilifanyika kwenye Kituo cha Mikutano cha Kimataifa cha Mwalimu Julius Nyerere mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita. IET ni Taasisi inayojitegemea iliyoundwa mwaka 1977, ikiwa na lengo la kuimarisha fani ya Uhandisi hapa nchini. Taasisi hii tayari ina jumla ya wanachama 3,000 kutoka katika sekta mbalimbali hapa nchini.
Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa, Nehemia Kyando Mchechu akizungumza kwenye kongamano la 28 la taasisi ya Wakandarasi Nchini (IET) juu ya mchango wa sekta ya fedha katika kuimarisha sekta ya ujenzi wa nyumba endelevu za gharama nafuu nchini. Kongamano hilo lililofanyika kwa siku mbili jijini Dar es Salaam lilifanyika kwenye Kituo cha Mikutano cha Kimataifa cha Mwalimu Julius Nyerere mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita.

TAASISI YA SEKTA BINAFSI, BOT, BENKI YA DUNIA WAJADILI MFUMO WA MIRADI YA PPP

Mkurugenzi wa Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi Tanzania (TPSF), Dk Gideon Kaunda akihojiwa na waandishi wa habari katika hafla ya ufungaji wa semina ya siku mbili kuhusu ushiriki wa sekta binafsi katika miradi ya ubia kati ya sekta binafsi na ya umma (PPP), iliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam mwishoni mwa wiki iliyoandaliwa na Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi Tanzania (TPSF), ikishirikiana na Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BoT) na Benki ya Dunia.
Mtaalamu wa uchumi kutoka Benki ya Dunia, Jeffrey Delmon (kulia) akizungumza na washiriki semina ya siku mbili kuhusu ushiriki wa sekta binafsi katika miradi ya ubia kati ya sekta binafsi na ya umma (PPP), iliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam mwishoni mwa wiki na kuandaliwa na Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi Tanzania (TPSF), ikishirikiana na Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BoT) na Benki ya Dunia.
Mkurugenzi wa Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi Tanzania (TPSF), Dk Gideon Kaunda (kulia) akizungumza katika hafla ya ufungaji wa semina ya siku mbili kuhusu ushiriki wa sekta binafsi katika miradi ya ubia kati ya sekta binafsi na ya umma (PPP), iliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam mwishoni mwa wiki iliyoandaliwa na Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi (TPSF), ikishirikiana na Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BoT) na Benki ya Dunia. Kushoto ni Kamisha wa PPP kutoka Wizara ya Fedha, Dk. Francis Mhilu.
Kamishna wa Sera ya Ushirikiano wa Sekta Binafsi ya Umma (PPP) kutoka Wizara ya Fedha, Dk. Francis Mhilu (kulia) akiagana na Mtaalamu wa uchumi kutoka Benki ya Dunia, Jeffrey Delmon baada ya kumalizika kwa semina ya siku mbili kuhusu ushiriki wa sekta binafsi katika miradi ya ubia sekta binafsi na ya umma (PPP), iliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam mwishoni mwa wiki iliyoandaliwa na Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi (TPSF), ikishirikiana na Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BoT) na Benki ya Dunia. Kushoto ni Mkurugenzi wa Taasisi ya Sekta Binafsi Tanzania (TPSF), Dk Gideon Kaunda.

EXIM BANK LAUNCHES THE FIRST EVER RETAIL BOND IN TANZANIA

Exim Bank Tanzania Chief Finance Officer, Selemani Ponda addresses a press conference to announce the Public Issue of the first-ever Retail bond in Tanzania to raise up to TZS 15 billion. This is a first-of-its-kind bond offering in Tanzania that permits investors with as little as one million shillings to invest in bonds to be listed on Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE). He is flanked by CORE Securities Managing Director Mr. George Fumbuka (left) whose company is the bond’s Sale Lead-Manager and Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Projects and Business Development Manager, Patrick Mususa.
CORE Securities Managing Director Mr. George Fumbuka (center) addresses a press conference to announce the Public Issue of Exim Bank's first-ever Retail bond in Tanzania to raise up to TZS 15 billion. This is a first-of-its-kind bond offering in Tanzania that permits investors with as little as one million shillings to invest in bonds to be listed in Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE). He is flanked by Exim Bank Tanzania Chief Finance Officer, Selemani Ponda (right) and the bank’s Cluster Head, Agnes Kaganda.
Exim Bank Tanzania announced the Public Issue of the first-ever Retail bond in Tanzania to raise upto TZS 15 Bn. This is a first-of-its-kind bond offering in Tanzania that permits investors with as little as one million shillings to invest in bonds to be listed in Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).

The Bonds will offer investors a guaranteed Tax Free Interest of 14% p.a, payable half yearly for a period of 6 years. Further, Investors may use their Bonds as collateral for any borrowings (including from the Issuer) in accordance with the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) rules.

“Exim Retail Bond offer small & medium size investors who does not have investment opportunities similar to that available to large investors and corporates an attractive opportunity to earn tax free guaranteed returns of 14% p.a for a period of 6 years”, Said Mr. Selemani Ponda, Chief Finance Officer (CFO). The bond will target both, large and small savers, wholesale and retail investors.