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Friday, 24 August 2018

NMB KLiK - RAHISI, HARAKA, BILA USUMBUFU

Benki ya NMB mapema wiki hii walifanya uzinduzi wa huduma tatu mpya za Benki hiyo uliofanyika Hotel ya Hyatt na kuhudhuriwa na wadau mbalimbali wa sekta ya fedha, teknolojia na baadhi ya wateja wa NMB. Huduma zilizozinduliwa ni uwezo wa mwananchi kufungua akaunti kupitia simu yake ya mkononi, App yenye huduma zote ambazo mteja anaweza kufanya mwenyewe badala ya kwenda kwenye tawi na Scan to Pay huduma ya kufanya malipo kwa kutumia QR code na hivyo kuwawezesha kulishikishwa kifedha. App ya NMB KLiK inapatikana katika Playstore https://goo.gl/Fr9fZf na kupitia AppStore https://goo.gl/wQXZV6

Mgeni rasmi katika uzinduzi huo alikuwa ni Naibu Gavana Usimamizi wa Fedha Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BOT) Dk. Benard Kibese ambaye alisema kwamba ubunifu huo utarahisha Watanzania wengi kufungua akaunti za benki hiyo kupitia simu zao za mikononi na kwamba hivi sasa watumiaji wa simu za mkononi ni wengi na hivyo huduma hiyo ya NMB imekuja wakati sahihi.

“Tunaipongeza NMB kwa ubunifu huu ambao wamekuja nao wa kuhakikisha wanatumia teknolojia iliyopo kuanzisha huduma za kufungua akaunti kupitia simu ya mkononi na kizuri zaidi hata wenye simu za tochi bado wanaweza kufungua akaunti kupitia huduma hiyo,” alisema Dk. Kibese.


Huduma hii imepokelewa vizuri na watumiaji wa mtandao wa Twitter ambao wamesema kwamba uzinduzi huo ni muhimu sana hususani katika mchakato wa kuipeleka Tanzania katika Uchumi wa kati.

Been through that NMB TL and that #NMBJourney imefungua memories mob and sone good throwback vibe too! Good to see how this bank (formerly MuAlizeti) have come along! Can’t wait to use their new app!

— PATRICE (@PatNanyaro) August 14, 2018

Life made easy! NMB KLiK 🔥🔥 Tried it, and it worked magic! Beautiful app @NMBTanzania pic.twitter.com/iMoiGzikIb

— Mafuru (@MafuruJ) August 15, 2018

@NMBTanzania hii app yenu nimeirate 4.9 out of 5. Ipo designed proffesionally
Great job#changeTanzania
I am banking at my comfort with NMB KLiK app. Download here https://t.co/PWaIFLiPrg

— Senior Citizen™ (@heliufoo) August 15, 2018

The new NMB KLiK App is revolutionizing the mobile banking in Tanzania like never before 🔥🔥🔥🔥 congrats @NMBTanzania for major milestone

— Julius J. Mbungo (@007juelz) August 15, 2018

Saturday, 18 August 2018

MOMBASA OPTS FOR ARTIFICIAL GRASS TO BEAUTIFY CITY STREETS

Motorists along Nkrumah road in Mombasa where county government has introduced artificial grass on pavements in this picture taken on August 15, 2018.
Mombasa County is using artificial grass on the median strips, the middle lawn that separates roads, as part of its city beautification project.

Lawns along Nkrumah road have the shiny green synthetic turf, which complements the fresh blue and white paint on buildings across the street.

Many buildings within the central business district (CBD) have been painted in Egyptian blue and white colours while red cabro blocks have fixed on the pavements.

Some residents support the use of the synthetic grass, largely used in football fields in the county and elsewhere.

"As much as it may not be real grass, it will uplift the look of our city and is also advantageous in that there is no or minimal maintenance cost incurred by the county government...I support," Edwin Waweru, a resident, said.

Reduce workers

Other residents fear the number of workers who used to weed the lawns and roundabouts will be reduced.

"We now know that only few people will be working on the lawns," a resident said.

Hoteliers are backing the move, saying it is cost effective and has low maintenance.

KAGAME TO SADC: IT'S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE CONTINENTAL TRADE AREA

Rwandan President Paul Kagame wants more countries to ratify the Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame has once again promoted the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as a pact that will guarantee the improvement of Africa's negotiating position globally.

Speaking at the 38th summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek, Namibia, President Kagame, who is also the African Union chairman, said the AfCFTA and the Protocol of the Free Movement of Persons will also increase trade among African nations.

“Domestic priorities are of course important and can never be disregarded. Those needs are what brings us together in the first place. We must find a way of taking care of our home front while building our regional economic communities. We have the ability to do more for our countries individually, but even better, collectively. Today more than ever collaboration among African countries is not a choice,” he said.

The CFTA was signed by 44 African nations in March in Kigali.

KOFI ANNAN, FORMER UN CHIEF, DIES AT 80


Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, has died aged 80 in Switzerland, his aides say.

He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said on Saturday.

Mr Annan served two terms as UN chief from 1997 to 2006, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work for his efforts.

He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

In a statement announcing his death, the Kofi Annan Foundation described him as a "global statesman and deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world".

"Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did."

The career diplomat, who was originally from Ghana, died in hospital in the Swiss city of Bern. He had been living near Geneva for several years before his death.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for helping to revitalise the international body, during a period that coincided with the Iraq War and the HIV/Aids pandemic.

Kofi Annan's wife, Nane, was by his side when he died

TANZANIA YATEULIWA RASMI KUWA MAKAMU MWENYEKITI WA SADC

Mkutano wa 38 wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC), unaofanyika mjini Windhoek, Namibia, kuanzia tarehe 17 hadi 18 Agosti 2018, umemteua Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kuwa Makamu Mwenyekiti wa SADC kwa kipindi cha Agosti 2018 mpaka Agosti 2019.

Kufuatia uteuzi huo, Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania atapewa rasmi jukumu la Uenyekiti wa SADC katika Mkutano mkuu ujao wa 39 utakaofanyika Tanzania mwezi Agosti 2019.

Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan akiwa katika Mkutano wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa SADC unaofanyika mjini Windhoek, Namibia kuanzia tarehe 17 hadi 18 Agosti 2018. 
Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Mhe. Balozi Dkt. Augustine Mahiga akifuatilia ufunguzi wa mkutano wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali mjini Windhoek, Namibia. Kulia ni Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa wa Jamhuri ya Afika Kusini, Mhe Lindiwe Sisuli.
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Afrika Kusini na Mwenyekiti wa SADC aliyemaliza muda, Mhe. Cyril Ramaphosa akikabidhi nafasi ya uenyekiti kwa mwenyekiti mpya na Rais wa Jamhuri ya Namibia, Mhe. Hage Geingob.
Mwenyekiti wa SADC na Rais wa Namibia, Mhe. Hage Geingob akihutubia mara baada ya kukabidhiwa nafasi ya uenyekiti wa SADC mjini Windhoek, Namibia ambapo aliishukuru Serikali ya Afrika kusini kwa uongozi mahiri kwa kipindi chote cha uongozi wake na aliahidi kushirikiana na wanachama wote katika kuiletea kanda maendeleo na kupunguza umasikini.
Waasisi wa SADC wakiwa wamesimama wakati wimbo wa Tiafa wa Namibia na wimbo wa SADC ukipigwa, kushoto ni Rais mstaafu wa kwanza wa Jamhuri ya Namibia, Mhe. Sam Nujoma na kulia kwake ni Rais wa mstaafu wa kwanza wa Jamhuri ya Msumbiji, Mhe. Joaquim Chissano. 
Picha ya pamoja.
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CEMENT EXPORTS BANNED AS STAKEHOLDERS GRAPPLE WITH SHORTAGE AND PRICE INCREASE

As the country grapples with acute cement shortage, the government has banned exportation of the commodity until the shortage is fully addressed.

The decision came after the Deputy Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Engineer Stella Manyanya, convened an emergency meeting with all stakeholders involved in the cement and coal industry to figure out how best look the problem can be addressed.

Flanked by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Professor Joseph Buchweshaija, Eng Manyanya, led a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday night. It was in the wake of a section of the local media reporting that a cement shortage was looming and had triggered a shortage of cement and itsprice being hiked on an unprecedented scale.

The meeting was conducted in camera after stakeholders requested that the media be excluded, to enable stakeholders air their views freely, with the deputy minister promising to brief journalists thereafter.

During the briefing session, Eng Manyanya said both the government and stakeholders had unanimously agreed that cement exports should cease until the deficit was covered. She said both parties came to a conclusion that exports should only commence after it would have been conclusively established that there was enough cement for meeting local market demands.

The deputy minister further said that the government and stakeholders agreed that the infrastructure to and from the cement and coal producing factories be improved to facilitate smooth transportation of the end products.

Friday, 17 August 2018

EXIM BANK CONCLUDES YEAR LONG 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN AT MAWENI REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Uvinza District Commissioner, Mwanamvua Mrindoko (second left) receives 50 mattresses from Exim Bank Tanzania Head of Marketing and Communications, Stanley Kafu (second right), donated by the bank to support the Kigoma Maweni Regional Referral Hospital recently. First left is the Regional Administrative Secretary, Shaban Mchata.
14th August 2018, Kigoma - Exim Bank Tanzania concluded its year long CSR campaign by donating 50 beds and mattresses to the Maweni Regional Referral Hospital, in Kigoma region. The Corporate Social campaign dubbed “20 years of taking care of the community”, which was launched in August 2017 during the banks 20th anniversary under the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program called Exim Cares has invested Tsh200 million into the Tanzanian health care especially when it comes improving the healthcare delivered to women.

In Tanzania, hospitals and clinics suffer from a shortage of medicine, medical supplies and beds, particularly public referral hospitals. In an attempt to address these shortages plaguing the nation, Exim Bank Tanzania, a Tanzanian bank with an unmatched international presence, embarked on a countrywide initiative of donating 500 beds and mattresses to maternity wards at public hospitals in 13 regions across the country as part of yearlong corporate social campaign aimed at celebrating 20 years of serving the Tanzanian community.

Maweni Regional Hospital is the twelfth hospital to receive this donation after Mawenzi Regional hospital in Kilimanjaro in June, Sekou Toure Regional Hospital in Mwanza in May, Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital in Morogoro in April, Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam in March, Bombo Referral Hospital in Tanga in February, Mbeya Zonal Referral hospital in Mbeya in January, Mount Meru Regional Hospital in Arusha in December, Dodoma Referral Hospital in November, Ligula Hospital in Mtwara in October, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar in September and Temeke Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam in August last year. The event was held at the maternity ward on the hospital grounds and was honored by the presence of the district commissioner of Uvinza in Kigoma, Mwanamvua Mrindoko, Head of Marketing and Communications of Exim Bank Tanzania, Stanley Kafu and the Director of the Hospital, Dr. Osimund Dyegura.

MAKAMU WA RAIS, MHE SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN AONGOZA UJUMBE WA TANZANIA KATIKA MKUTANO WA WAKUU WA NCHI NA SERIIKALI WA SADC WANAOUNDA UTATU WA ASASI YA USHIRIKIANO WA SIASA, ULINZI NA USALAMA

Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan akiwa katika mkutano wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) wanaounda Utatu wa Asasi ya Ushirikiano wa Siasa, Ulinzi na Usalama uliofanyika mjini Windhoek, Namibia tarehe 16 Agosti 2018. Kutoka kushoto ni Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Mhe. Balozi Dkt. Augustine Mahiga na Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Prof. Adolf Mkenda wakifuatilia mkutano.
Wajumbe wa Serikali ya Tanzania na Zambia wakifuatitilia hafla ya ufunguzi wa mkutano. Kulia kwa Makamu wa Rais ni Rais wa Jamhuri ya Zambia, Mhe. Edgar Chagwa Lungu. 
Katibu Mtendaji wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika, Dkt. Stergomena L.Tax (kulia) akitoa hotuba ya ufunguzi wa mkutano. Kushoto ni Rais wa Jamhuri ya Namibia na Mwenyekiti wa Asasi ya Ushirikiano wa Siasa, Ulinzi na Usalama.
Mhe. Makamu wa Rais akisalimiana na Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo (DRC), Mhe. Joseph Kabila kabla ya kuanza kwa mkutano huo.
Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan amemuwakilisha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli katika mkutano huu pamoja na Mkutano wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa SADC utakaofanyika tarehe 17 na 18 Agosti 2018.

Mkutano huu umehusisha Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wanaounda Utatu huo ambao ni Mheshimiwa João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, Rais wa Angola na Mwenyekiti wa sasa wa SADC organ; Mheshimiwa Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Zambia na Makamu Mwenyekiti wa SADC Organ na Mheshimiwa Samia Suluhu Hassan, Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania akimuwakilisha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli ambaye ni Mwenyekiti wa SADC Organ aliyemaliza muda wake.

Mkutano huu umejadili taarifa ya hali ya siasa, ulinzi na usalama katika kanda kwa kipindi cha mwaka mmoja uliopita wa Agosti 2017 hadi Agosti 2018.

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KAMPUNI YA VISA ON MOBILE WASHIRIKIANA NA MAXMALIPO KUBORESHA HUDUMA KWA WATEJA


Kampuni ya kimataifa ya teknolojia ya malipo, imetangaza rasmi ushirikiano wa kimkakati kati yao na Maxcom Afrika ambayo itawawezesha wauzaji zaidi ya 30,000 kupokea malipo ya Visa kwa kutumia simu ya mkononi pamoja na mawakala 20,000 ambao watawezeshwa kupokea amana na kutoa malipo na kuunganisha watanzania na mfumo wa kimatiaifa wa malipo

Kampuni ya Visa imejitolea kuleta njia rahisi zaidi, za kuaminika na salama za kufanya malipo duniani kote. Sasa, pamoja na malipo kwa kadi za plastiki, wateja wanaweza kutumia simu zao kufanya malipo kwa Visa.
Visa kwenye simu itawezesha wateja kufanya malipo mbalimbali au kutuma pesa kwa familia na marafiki, bila kukatwa malipo.

Huduma hii ambayo inatolewa kupita akaunti ya benki huunganisha akaunti ya mteja ya benki na hudumza za benki za simu bila na kuwezesha mteja kufanya malipo ya ndani nan nje ya nchi kwa kutumia huduma ya Visa kwa simu.
Pia itawezesha huduma za kuweka na kutoa pesa kwa kutoka kwa mawakala wa benki maalumu.

Ushirikiano wetu na Maxcom Afrika utahakikisha kuwa Watanzania wanaweza kulipa kwa kutumia Visa kwenye simu zao kwa wauzaji wapya zaidi ya 30,000.

AIR TANZANIA FUTURE BRIGHT AS IT GROWS STRONG


Air Tanzania's future looks bright as it is growing strong with fleet expansion, increased destinations and frequencies and significant loss reduction due to improved revenue collection system.

The ATCL's Head of Communications, Josephat Kagirwa told the `Daily News’ on Wednesday that improvements seen in raising revenue collection to an average of 700m/- per month in 2006 to 4.5bn/- per month last year has boosted the prospects of doing better in the lucrative regional aviation market as prepares to fly to Entebbe and Bujumbura this month.

“We are bullish about future prospects. With new aircraft, we get new destinations and more frequencies. Our sales are going up and revenue is increasing,” he said in an interview.

The state-owned airline, which managed to cut on losses from 14bn/- in 2016 to 4.3bn/- last year while still investing, plans to fly to Harare (Zimbabwe), Lusaka (Zambia), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Guangzhou in China within the next four months.

According to a strategic business plan, up to 2022, Air Tanzania will be flying to Nairobi-Kenya, Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kigali in Rwanda, Accra in Ghana, Lagos in Nigeria, Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Muscat in Oman and London in the UK.

STATE COMMITS TO SETTLE DEBTS TO PENSION FUNDS

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Policy Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Youth, Employment and Disabled, Jenista Mhagama.
Dodoma - All government debts to the merged social security funds will be settled through the Public Service Social Security Scheme Fund (PSSSF) formed under the Public Service Social Security Act, 2018.

Fielding questions from journalists on PSSSF operations in Dodoma on Wednesday, the Social Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA) Director General Irene Isaka said the government has agreed to settle the entire debt subject to thorough verifications.

“The government has committed itself to pay its debts to the pension funds, the non-cash bonds will be used to settle the bills,” Ms Isaka said without stating the exact amount of the debts.

She explained further that the government stopped borrowing money from the social security funds since 2014 after hitting the borrowing limit.

PSSSF, which became operational on August 1, 2018, has taken over a myriad of challenges of the defunct social security funds.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Policy Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Youth, Employment and Disabled Jenista Mhagama, speaking to reporters in Dodoma on Wednesday, assured members of the merged funds that all their assets and investments were in good hands.

REFORMS TO UP LEGAL EFFICIENCY AS STATE PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO PUT ALL LEGAL OFFICERS IN PUBLIC SECTOR UNDER ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Prof. Palamagamba Kabudi.
Dodoma - Attorney General’s (AG) Office will soon be managing all lawyers in public service in attempt to ensure legal officers in government and public institutions deliver to the highest standards.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Minister Prof Palamagamba Kabudi said in Dodoma on Wednesday that the move aims at among others to get rid of shoddy contracts that have been subjecting the nation to massive losses.

To make it work, the amendment bill will be tabled in the coming parliamentary session under the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.2) Act 2018, proposing changes on the Discharge of Duties of the AG Office, said the minister.

He was speaking at the official launch of Dodoma offices of the AG, Solicitor General and National Public Prosecution, which the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, graced.

Prof Kabudi said AG structure changes through the Government Notice of 13th February 2018, which among others introduced the office of the Solicitor General and National Public Prosecution for increased efficiency in justice delivery, have necessitated the new move.

“Following the changes, the Solicitor General will be responsible for overseeing and administering all lawyers in the public sector, be in ministries, local government authorities and public institutions,” said Prof Kabudi He added: “The ministries and institutions should take the AG structure changes positively for they will have positive impact on improving accountability and professionalism.”

Thursday, 16 August 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS AT AIR TANZANIA

TANZANIA BREWERIES EYES MEGA PLANT, NEW HEADQUARTERS IN DODOMA

The country’s oldest and largest brewing company, Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), eyes to shift its headquarters from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma, where it intends to establish the biggest plant in the country.

The company unveiled on Tuesday that the planned brewery, in the capital city, worth 250bn/- is expected to give the government 100bn/- in Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax.

Local farmers and residents will also benefit from the investment as the facility will be consuming 5.6 million tonnes of materials annually and will create over 600 jobs.

The good news came out after the Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Trade and Environment toured the TBL headquarters in Dar es Salaam, during which they saw the production chain of the company’s drinks.

“The new plant will have substantial contribution to the economy and will bring major changes in Dodoma,” said Mr Davis Deogratius, General Manager of the Tanzania Distilleries Limited (TDL), which is a subsidiary of TBL, when he made a presentation to members of the committee.

The company told the MPs that they had already done a survey on the land that the mega facility will be sitting on; only that now they are working on the paper work, including submitting the detailed plans to the government.

Mr Deogratius mentioned that the company was eager to build the new industry from 2020, which its construction will take about two years.

MWAKYEMBE TOUTS FREE-TO-AIR SAGA RETHINK

The Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sport, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has called upon the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), to provide guidance to Azam, Multichoice and Zuku pay TVs if they are interested in providing free-to-air (FTA) services.

“As long as they have agreed and have withdrawn the FTA from their decoders, but have shown interest and want to air them, then TCRA should give them guidance on procedures to follow so that they do so with the right licences and according to the law,” he stated.

Dr Mwakyembe told a press conference in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday that if the law had any shortcomings on the matter then procedures are known on how to amend it.

“It is the right of every Tanzanian to access news, and it is by law that these local channels should provide the service without payment to every individual and that is what the government wants to its people,” he further stated.

He explained that together with the explanations offered by the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Engineer Isaac Kamwelwe, there is still a great knowledge gap and confusion to people on the removal of FTA on Azam, Multichoice and Zuku decoders.

Giving more light on the matter he said, Azam, Multichoice and Zuku interfered with another groups in the market and disturbed the whole system.

KONGAMANO LA BIASHARA NA UWEKEZAJI KUHAMASISHA WADAU WA MADAWA NA VIFAA TIBA KUWEKEZA NCHINI TANZANIA LAFANYIKA SEOUL, KOREA

Mgeni Rasmi katika Kongamano la kuhamasisha uwekezaji katika viwanda vya madawa na vifaa tiba nchini Bw. Geoffrey Mwambe, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kituo cha Uwekezaji (TIC) akitoa hotuba ya ufunguzi, kwa niaba ya Mhe. Ummy Ally Mwalimu (Mb), Waziri wa Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na watoto, wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.
Picha ya pamoja meza kuu: Kutoka kushoto: Makamu Mwenyekiti wa Korea-Africa Foundation (KAF), Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa TIC, Bw. Geoffrey Mwambe, Balozi wa Tanzania Korea Mhe. Matilda Swilla Masuka, “Congressman” KIM Gyu-hwan, Rais wa KAF, Balozi Yeon-ho CHOI, na mwisho kulia ni Katibu Mtendaji wa Chama cha watengenezaji madawa (TAPI), Bw. Abbasi S. Mohamed. 
Picha ya Pamoja ikijumuisha meza kuu na watoa mada kutoka: TIC, TFDA, MSD, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) na “Korea Medical Devices Industrial Association”.
Ubalozi wa Tanzania uliopo Seoul nchini Korea kwa kushirikiana na “Korea-Africa Foundation” na “Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry” uliandaa Kongamano la Biashara na Uwekezaji kwa wadau wa sekta ya Afya lililofanyika Seoul, Jamhuri ya Korea. Kongamano hilo la aina yake, liliandaliwa ili kuunga mkono juhudi za Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania katika kuboresha sekta ya Afya.

Kongamano hilo lililenga kuhamasisha uanzishwaji wa viwanda vya madawa na vifaa tiba nchini Tanzania, lilihudhuriwa na makampuni zaidi ya 100, kutoka pande zote mbili ikijumuisha: Makampuni ya utengenezaji madawa na vifaa tiba; Vyuo Vikuu; Taasisi za utafiti; Hospitali; Vyama vya watengenezaji wa madawa na vifaa tiba; Makampuni kutoka katika sekta binafsi; na Diaspora wa Tanzania waliopo Seoul.

Wakati wa Kongamano hilo, mada mbalimbali ziliwasilishwa zikijumuisha: Fursa zilizopo Tanzania katika sekta ya utengenezaji wa madawa na vifaa tiba; Mazingira ya ufanyaji biashara na vivutio “incentives” vinavyotolewa na Serikali; Hali ya soko na uhitaji (Market Potentiality); Taratibu za kufuatwa katika uingizwaji wa bidhaa za madawa na uanzishwaji wa viwanda husika; na Utayari wa sekta binafsi katika kushirikiana na wenzao wa Korea katika biashara na ubia katika viwanda vya madawa na vifaa tiba.

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ATCL YATOLEA UFAFANUZI UVUMI WA DREAMLINER KUPATA HITILAFU

MAKAMU WA RAIS MHE. SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN AWASILI MJINI WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA KUSHIRIKI MKUTANO WA 38 WA WAKUU WA NCHI NA SERIKALI WA SADC

Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan amewasili tarehe 15 Agosti 2018 katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa wa Hosea Kutako mjini Windhoek, Namibia ambapo atamwakilisha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli katika Mkutano wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) utakaofanyika tarehe 17 na 18 Agosti 2018. 
Makamu wa Rais, Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan akizungumza na mawaziri wa Serikali ya Namibia waliowasili kumpokea katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa wa Hosea Kutako mjini Windhoek, Namibia. wa kwanza kulia ni Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Mhe. Christine Hoebes na wa kwanza kushoto ni Waziri wa Elimu ya juu, Mafunzo na Ubunifu, Mhe. Dkt Itah Kandjii-Murangi.
Makamu wa Rais Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan akisalimiana na Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Mhe. Balozi Dkt. Augustine Mahiga mara baada ya kuwasili katika uwanja wa ndege wa Kimataifa wa Hosea Kutako mjini Windhoek, Namibia.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKET UPDATE AS AT 15 AUGUST 2018

CURRENT VACANCIES AT THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK




VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS AT TANZANIA RAILWAYS CORPORATION

NMB ANNOUNCES A DIGITAL SOLUTION TO ACCELERATE FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN THE COUNTRY

Bank of Tanzania Deputy Governor (Financial Stability and Deepening), Dr. Bernard Kibesse at the launch of NMB Bank’s digital revolutionary products where one can open a bank account, Scan to Pay and utilize online banking services through NMB KLiK App.
  • NMB announces a self-service account opening experience for customers
  • New easy-to-use NMB Klik App
  • Pay cash-less using scan2pay
Dar es Salaam, August 14, 2018 - NMB Bank Plc (NMB) has launched a new way of account opening where mobile phone users will be able to open a bank account through NMB USSD and NMB Klik App and their phone number becomes their bank account number. The whole process just takes a few minutes.

NMB is the first local bank to offer the possibility to open an account on a mobile device without the need to visit a branch. Thereafter, the customer has up to 90 days to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) verification.

NMB continues to innovate and offer its customers a richer, better connected and more exciting personal experience. The launch of this innovative service reflects one of NMB’s broader goals: to put the customer perspective at the heart of our services, through effective incorporation of digital technology in products and services. The account will help to accelerate financial inclusion through its light KYC requirement.

The self-service account opening makes it easier to reach the unbanked population while simplifying the process of opening a bank account to anyone who needs one at their convenience. To open an account, a customer simply needs to either dial *150*66# or download the NMB Klik App on Google Play and/or App Store for Android and iOS respectively.

MAXCOM, VISA PARTNER TO LAUNCH MVISA


Maxcom Africa, an ICT integration firm, has partnered with a global payments technology company, Visa to launch mVisa, a mobile-based payment solution which will help to connect more Tanzanian consumers to the global payment system.

The new mobile-based payment solution will enable more than 30,000 retailers in Tanzania to accept Visa on mobile payments, as well as 20,000 local agents to conduct cash deposits and withdrawals.

Visa General Manager for East Africa, Sunny Walia said in a statement that they were committed to bringing more convenient, reliable and secure ways to pay everywhere around the world.

Visa on mobile will enable consumers to pay merchants or send money to friends and family directly from their bank account via their bank’s mobile banking services as well as enabling interoperable deposit and withdrawal services from appointed bank agents.

BANKING MADE SIMPLE AS NMB LAUNCHES MOBILE PHONE ACCOUNT PACKAGE


As competition among banks becomes stiff, NMB Bank has launched hassle free and simple mobile enhanced account opening package, to ease access to banking services and products by the un-bankable population, in a bid to accelerate financial inclusion in the country.

The accessibility of banking services and products in the country grew to 16.7 per cent last year from 14 per cent in 2013, the FinScope Survey 2017 report has shown.

The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) Deputy Governor, Dr Bernard Kibese said in Dar es Salaam, yesterday, during the launch of the package that the new NMB products will open a window for more financially excluded rural population, to access and benefit on banking services and products.

“I commend NMB for capitalising on the fastgrowing mobile tech to design appropriate and affordable products and services to help common people open bank accounts instantly, using a mobile device without visiting a branch,” he said, while challenging other players to follow the footsteps.

He added, “Technology must enable simple and affordable initiatives but products and services should come from customers.

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MKUTANO WA BARAZA LA MAWAZIRI WA SADC WAFUNGULIWA MJINI WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki Mhe. Balozi Dkt. Augustine Mahiga akiwa katika Mkutano wa siku mbili wa Baraza la Mawaziri wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika unaofanyika tarehe 13 na 14 Agosti 2018 katika hoteli ya Safari mjini Windhoek, Namibia.
Katibu Mtendaji wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Dkt. Stergomena L. Tax (mstari wa mbele kati) akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Baraza la Mawaziri wa Jumuiya ya maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika mara baada ya hafla ya ufunguzi wa mkutano huo mjini Windhoek, Namibia. 
Katibu Mtendaji wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika, Dkt. Stergomena L. Tax akitoa hotuba ya ufunguzi wa mkutano wa Mawaziri wa SADC. Katika hotuba yake aliwasilisha taarifa fupi ya mwaka ya utekelezaji ya Jumuiya hiyo pamoja na kuishukuru Serikali ya Afrika Kusini (Mwenyekiti aliyemaliza muda) kwa uongozi na usimamizi mzuri katika kipindi chote cha Agosti 2017 hadi Agosti 2018.
Mkutano ukiendelea. Walioketi nyuma ya Mhe. Waziri Mahiga kutoka kushoto ni Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki. Prof. Adolf Mkenda na Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Ujenzi, Viwanda na Mawasiliano (anayeshughulikia masuala ya ujenzi) Mhandisi Joseph Nyamhanga. 
Mkutano ukiendelea. Kutoka Kushoto ni Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango, Dkt. Khatibu Kazungu, Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kikanda wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Balozi Innocent Shiyo na Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Viwanda, Biashara na Uwekezaji, Bw. Edwin Mhede.
Wa kwanza kulia ni Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Namibia mwenye makazi yake nchini Afrika Kusini, Mhe. Sylivester Ambokile na wajumbe wengine wa Serikali ya Tanzania wakifuatilia ufunguzi wa mkutano.
Mkutano wa siku mbili wa Baraza la Mawaziri wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) umefunguliwa rasmi katika Hoteli ya Safari mjini Windhoek, Namibia tarehe 13 Agosti 2018.

Ujumbe wa Tanzania katika mkutano huu unaongozwa na Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Mhe. Balozi Dkt. Augustine Mahiga ambaye ameambatana na viongozi waandamizi wa Serikali ya Tanzania ambao ni pamoja na Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Prof. Adolf Mkenda; Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (anayesimamia masuala ya Ujenzi) Mhandisi Joseph Myamhanga, Naibu Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali, Dkt. Evaristo Longopa; Naibu Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango, Dkt. Khatibu Kazungu na Naibu Katibu wa Wizara ya Viwanda, Biashara na Uwekezaji, Bw. Edwin Paul Mhede

Mkutano huu ni sehemu ya mikutano ya awali ya maandalizi ya mkutano wa 18 wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa SADC utakaofanyika tarehe 17 na 18 Agosti 2018 mjini Windhoek, Namibia. Mikutano mingine ya awali ni mkutano wa Makatibu Wakuu wa SADC uliofanyika tarehe 9 na 11 Agosti 2018 na Mkutano wa Wakuu wa Nchi na Serikali wa Asasi ya Ushirikiano wa Siasa , Ulinzi na Usalama ya SADC (SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security) utakaofanyika tarehe 16 Agosti 2018 ambao utapitia na kujadili hali ya Siasa, Ulinzi na Usalama katika Kanda kwa kipindi cha Agosti 2017 hadi Agosti 2018.

ACTL WAJIPA MIAKA SITA KUPATA FAIDA

Dar es Salaam. Shirika la Ndege la Tanzania (ATCL) linatarajia kuanza kupata faida mwaka 2023 endapo mpango wake wa kibiashara utatimia na mwenendo wa biashara ukiendelea kuimarika kama ilivyo sasa.

Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa shirika hilo, Ladislaus Matindi alisema hayo jana alipozungumza na Mwananchi kutoa ufafanuzi wa kile alichozungumza meneja mauzo na usambazaji wa ATCL, Edward Nkwabi wakati wa mkutano na mawakala wa tiketi za shirika hilo.

Matindi alisema hivi sasa shirika linapambana kuhakikisha linapunguza hasara katika biashara kupitia mpango wa kibiashara wa mwaka 2017/2022.

Awali, meneja mauzo na usambazaji wa ATCL, Nkwabi akizungumza na mawakala wa tiketi za shirika hilo alisema limefanikiwa kuongeza mapato hadi kufikia Sh4.5 bilioni kwa mwezi mwaka 2017 tofauti na mwaka 2016 yalipokuwa Sh700 milioni kwa mwezi.

TANZANIA GETS 307BN/- UK GRANT, EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, ANTI-CORRUPTION BATTLE AMONG FOCUS AREAS


The UK government has dished out a 307.5bn/- grant to support the Fifth Phase Government’s efforts in enhancing the education sector, curbing corruption and improving healthcare services.

The support was announced recently in Dar es Salaam by the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Ms Penny Mordaunt, shortly after meeting President John Magufuli at the State House.

Ms Mordaunt said that her government dished out the additional package for supporting President Magufuli’s priority ventures, 124.5bn/- of which will be injected into the education sector. She explained that priority would be given to improving the quality of education and ensuring that individuals with disabilities have access to education.

Ms Mordaunt said 23.5bn/- would be channelled into the anti-corruption initiative and the remaining 160bn/- would be spent on healthcare programmes.

“This is a sign of increasing and strong commitment between our two nations; we very much want to focus our efforts to ensure that the President is able to achieve his tremendous ambitions for his country and we are really privileged to be a partner in this with Tanzania,” she said.

She added that apart from being one of the major donors in terms of international aid budget, UK was also the largest commercial investor in Tanzania, adding that her country was delighted by the President’s readiness to open doors for more British investors under a win-win relationship.

“We will also ensure that the President’s ambitions for a win-win relationship on business and investment is absolute at the forefront of our partnership,” Ms Mordaunt said.

MAJOR BOOST FOR AGRICULTURE AS PRESIDENT MAGUFULI AVAILS 10 TRACTORS TO SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, 2BN/- TO JACK UP INSTITUTION’S OPERATIONS


President John Magufuli has honoured his pledge of providing ten tractors to Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), to enable the institution produce competent experts in the field of agriculture.

The tractors worth 587.5m/- were handed over to the university on Saturday by the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Mr Doto James in Kibaha, Coast Region on behalf of the President.

The PS said that the institution has been provided with the tractors as part of the government’s efforts towards transforming agriculture which employs majority of Tanzanians.

Mr James said that the tractors were an accomplishment of the promise made by President Magufuli during his impromptu visit to SUA headquarters in Morogoro Region in March, this year.

He called upon the university to make proper use of the tractors, noting that the government will make follow ups through the Ministry of Finance and Planning which monitors various development projects for institutions, funded by the government.