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Thursday, 19 May 2016

AfDB CHAMPIONS ENERGY ACCESS AND JOB CREATION FOR YOUTH AT THE WEF

At the just-concluded World Economic Forum on Africa, the African Development Bank reiterated the need to improve energy access to all in efforts to industrialise the continent. President Akinwumi Adesina, while participating in a presidential panel on Implementing Africa's Development Agendas, said, "Without electricity, nothing happens. We need to light up and power Africa as energy is key to industrialisation".

Adesina shared the Bank's 10-year roadmap for tackling Africa's huge energy deficit, noting that the strategy would boost the continent's industrial capacity and competitiveness. Energy is at the top of the Bank's High 5 priorities - Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialise Africa; Integrate Africa; and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.

Under the energy strategy the Bank will invest US$12 billion of its own resources in the energy sector in five years, and will partner with other players to mobilise domestic and international capital for innovative financing in Africa's energy industry. The initiative is expected to increase on-grid generation by 160 GW of new capacity by 2025, nearly doubling the continent's existing capacity.

Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon expressed support for the Bank's initiative which seeks to exploit the continent's massive resources for both conventional and renewable energy. Bongo committed to increase his country's resource allocation to the energy sector.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

TANZANIA FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPO 2016


SUSTAINED PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BANK M AND THE MKAPA FOUNDATION

Bank M CEO (Designate) Ms. Jacqueline Woiso (right), speaks during the post event press conference held at Hyatt Regency yesterday. Bank M and Mkapa Foundation announced the success of their partnership over the recently held fundraising dinner organized by the foundation in partnership with the Bank whereby a total of TZS 1.17 billion was raised. She is flanked by the Mkapa Foundation CEO, Dr. Ellen Mnkondya Senkoro.

Monday, 16 May 2016

ECOBANK GROUP APPOINTS AMIN MANEKIA AS GROUP EXEC, CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING

LOME, Togo, May 16, 2016/ -- Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (www.Ecobank.com), parent company of the Ecobank Group, today announced the appointment of Mr Amin Manekia as Group Executive of its Corporate & Investment Banking business. Mr Manekia steps into the position vacated in late 2015 by Mr Charles Kié, who moved to become Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria.

A national of Pakistan, Amin Manekia joins Ecobank with 28 years of international corporate banking experience. It includes an excellent grounding in transaction banking, commercial banking, credit risk and general management. His career spans various business and regional leadership roles across different parts of the world, notably the United States, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Mr Manekia was most recently with Citigroup, where he spent 25 years of his career. He joined Citigroup directly from university in the United States in 1988, moving to South Africa earlier this year as Managing Director and Africa Head for Citi Securities & Banking. In this role, he successfully led Citibank’s Institutional Clients business.

Before his move to South Africa, Mr Manekia spent two transit years at the Samba Financial Group in Saudi Arabia. There, he was the executive responsible for rebuilding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s corporate banking portfolio following the financial crisis. Prior to this, he held various positions with Citibank in different businesses and regions. These included his Nairobi-based role as Managing Director & Banking Head for East and Southern Africa, with business management responsibilities for corporate banking for that region. In 2007, he was the Commercial Banking Head across Citibank’s Africa platform.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

TANZANIA FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPO 2016

CEO, Mikono Speakers International,
Mr. Deogratius Kilawe.
Mikono Speakers International is proud to announce and host the first ever Tanzania financial service expo. This event will see many financial players taking part. These will include but not limited to insurance companies, banks, social security funds, microfinance institutions and payment gateway solution providers. TFSE will make the most of unique 'zones' for exhibitors to cover a broad range of markets including mortgages, insurance, commercial lending, alternative lending, legal, distribution, and technology.

The event will take place in Dar es Salaam at Diamond Jubilee in the VIP hall on the 10th and the 11th of November 2016, from 10am to 7pm. This event is open to the general public to attend for free.

This event is particularly important because according to statistics only 15% of the Tanzanian population is banked and only 0.9% are covered by insurance. This shocking scenario can be attributed to lack of awareness. This expo serves to educate the public about the benefits of using financial services. According to the CEO of Mikono Speakers International, Mr. Deogratius Kilawe, ‘This event comes at the right time for our economy as we are witnessing the changes in professionalism and technology. This industry is client driven; therefore it is imperative for a platform like this to be created for financial services providers and the general public. More than 100 exhibitors from 10 different countries will take part and more than 15,000 people are expected to attend.’’

About Mikono Speakers International

Mikono Speakers International is a fast growing multisectoral consulting firm in Africa providing a wide range of services which are tailor-made to our clients’ needs and desires. We have a professional, youthful, energetic and innovative team that always strives to deliver high quality results for our clients whilst maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Broadly speaking, our work covers, among others, business consulting, inspirational and transformational conferences, workshops and coaching services.

Since its establishment in early 2012, Mikono Speakers International has made strides in all its core activities, especially in inspirational and transformational conferences,workshops and coaching services, through our speaking bureau known as Mikono Speakers.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

ETIHAD AIRWAYS’ NEW PREMIUM LOUNGE OPENS AT MELBOURNE AIRPORT


Melbourne’s totally ‘reimagined’ airport lounge features an a la carte dining room, sculptural showcase bar, children’s playroom, prayer rooms and shower facilities.

  • It features an extensive selection of bespoke, one-of-a-kind cocktails and mock tails developed in partnership with world-leading drinks consultancy, Fluid Movement.
  • Guests in The Residence enjoy their own private lounge with a discreet, separate entry and personalized service.
Etihad Airways recently officially opened its spectacular new Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport, offering guests a stylish, comfortable environment in which they can relax, re-energise, dine, work or be entertained pre-flight.

A natural light filled space with floor-to-ceiling glass, it offers expansive views across the runway. At more than 800m2 with seating capacity for up to 133 guests, it is the airline’s largest Premium Lounge outside Abu Dhabi.

A centrepiece of the new lounge is the intimate 26-seat dining area. Here guests will enjoy the airline’s signature hospitality with restaurant-style a la carte dining and an international buffet.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

AfDB APPROVES A PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE TO TANZANIA MORTGAGE REFINANCE COMPANY

The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors, on May 5, 2016 approved a Partial Credit Guarantee (PCG) of up to US $4 million in local currency to Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company (TMRC).

The Partial Credit Guarantee (PCG) will support TMRC’s proposed Medium Term Note Program to raise long-term funding from the Tanzanian local currency bond markets on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) for on-lending to local banks for mortgage finance operations. The Bank’s PCG will enable TMRC’s bond to meet minimum requirements for listing on the DSE thereby enhancing TMRC’s capacity to mobilize critical long-term funding required for the growth of Tanzania's housing finance markets, and catalyzing the construction of affordable housing.

The Bank intervention is in line with the High 5s agenda for the Bank Group, building on its existing 2013-2022 Strategy, and specifically on the 5th agenda of Improving the Quality of Life for the People of Africa. The five focus areas are essential in transforming the lives of the African people and therefore consistent with the United Nations agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Bank’s intervention will also result in multiplier effects on industries related to the real estate sector and creation of jobs in the construction industry. It will also assist in deepening of Tanzania’s capital markets by increasing the number of listed corporate bonds in the local bond market as well as match assets and liabilities of the institution. The PCG will complement the Tanzanian Government’s efforts to develop a self-sustaining long-term mortgage market in Tanzania.

TIGO YATOA MSAADA WA VYANDARUA KWA HOSPITALI YA UKEREWE

Mkurugenzi wa Kanda ya ziwa wa mtandao wa tigo Ali Maswanya (fulana ya blue), akimkabidhi vyandarua 80 Kaimu Mganga Mkuu wa Hospitali ya Wilaya ya Ukerewe Dk Kaniki Titus, kwenye hafla ya makabidhiano iliyofanyika Mwanza hivi karibuni.
Mkurugenzi wa Mikakati (Director of Strategy) wa tigo Kobbina Awuah (wa tatu kushoto) akimkabidhi vyandarua 80 Kaimu Mganga Mkuu wa Hospitali ya Wilaya ya Ukerewe Dk Kaniki Titus, kwenye hafla ya makabidhiano iliyofanyika Mwanza hivi karibuni.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

BENKI YA NBC YAZINDUA HUDUMA YA BIASHARA YA KATI (BUSINESS BANKING)

Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Viwanda, Biashara na Uwekezaji, Dk. Adelhelm Meru, akisalimiana na Mjumbe wa Bodi ya Benki ya NBC Tanzania, Dk. Kassim Hussein (kushoto), alipokwenda kuzindua Huduma ya Biashara ya Kati ya NBC jijini Dar es Salaam jana. Wa pili kushoto ni Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa NBC Tanzania, Edward Marks na Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Benki hiyo, Nehemiah Mchechu.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Benki ya NBC Tanzania, Edward Marks (kulia), akishikana mikono na Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Viwanda, Biashara na Uwekezaji, Dk. Adelhelm Meru, katika hafla ya uzinduzi rasmi wa Huduma ya Biashara ya Kati ya NBC jijini Dar es Salaam jana. Wa pili kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya benki hiyo, Nehemiah Mchechu na kushoto na mjumbe wa Bodi ya NBC, Anthony De La Rue.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Benki ya NBC Tanzania, Edward Marks akizungumza katika hafla hiyo.
Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya NBC, Nehemiah Mchechu akizungumza katika hafla hiyo.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OPENS NEW BRANCH IN MWANZA

FIRST NATIONAL BANK YAFUNGUA TAWI MWANZA

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mwanza, John Mongella akipata maelezo kuhusu huduma zinazotolewa na benki ya FNB Tanzania kutoka kwa Asmini Gambo, Mshauri wa Huduma kwa Wateja na Mauzo wa benki hiyo baada ya mkuu huyo wa mkoa kuzindua huduma za benki hiyo jijini Mwanza.
Mkuu wa Biashara wa FNB Tanzania, Francois Botha akimueleza Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mwanza, John Mongella jinsi mashine ya kisasa ya kutolea fedha inavyofanya kazi baada ya Mkuu huyo wa Mkoa kuzindua huduma za benki hyo jijini Mwanza.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mwanza, John Mongella (katikati) akikata utepe kuzindua rasmi tawi la benki ya FNB Tanzania la Mwanza jana jijini humo huku akiambatana na Mkuu wa Biashara wa FNB Tanzania, Francois Botha (kushoto) pamoja na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Nyanza Bottling, Christopher Gachuma (kulia) na Alex Mziray, Mkurugenzi wa Fedha wa benki hiyo.

TIGO 4G LTE YAINGIA KWENYE MIJI 5 KANDA YA ZIWA

Meneja Mkuu wa Tigo Diego Gutierrez akiongea na waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) kuhusu mpango wa Tigo kusambaza mtandao wa 4G lte nchi nzima. Pembeni yake ni Afisa Mkuu wa Ufundi wa teknolojia ya mawasiliano wa Tigo Jerome Albou katika mkutano na waandishi wa habari uliofanyika mapema leo katika ofisi za makao makuu ya Tigo Kijitonyama Jijini Dar es salaam.

Waandishi wa habari wakichukua taaarifa
Dar es Salaam, Mei 4, 2016 - Kampuni ya simu ya Tigo ambayo inaendesha maisha ya kidijitali Tanzania imetangaza kuzinduliwa kwa huduma ya 4G LTE katika miji mingine mitano ya kanda ya ambayo ni Tabora, Musoma, Bukoba, Kigoma na Shinyanga.

Kampuni hiyo awali ilizindua huduma hiyo jijini Dar es Salaam mwanzoni mwa mwaka jana na baadaye kuisambaza katika miji ya Arusha, Tanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, Moshi na Mwanza na hivyo kuifanya kuwa kampuni ya simu yenye mtandao mpana na wa kasi wa 4G LTE nchini Tanzania.