Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Oryx, NMB forge partnership to scale up clean energy use

 Daily News reporter

DAR ES SALAAM: THE Oryx Gas Tanzania Ltd (OGTL) and NMB Bank have launched a strategic partnership in ensuring that clean cooking energy solution is accessible to

Trial against Zambia’s ex-first lady Ms Lungu begins


ZAMBIA: A trial against Zambia’s former first lady Esther Lungu, the wife of ex-President Edgar Lungu, has begun in Lusaka.

Pinda encourages high veggies intake in fighting NCDs

TANZANIA: Former Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has rooted for higher intake of fruits and vegetables in lowering the risks of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Regulator announces new bus fares

LATRA Director General CPA Habibu Suluo made the announcement on Monday, citing the decision as a response to the hiked operating costs.

Regarding the new bus fares, he mentioned that trips not exceeding 10 kilometers, with the previous fare at 500 shillings, will now be 600 shillings.

Those for 550 shillings have risen to 700.

Additionally, places where transport fare was 600 shillings have increased to 800, those previously at 700 are now 900, and for trips covering 26 to 30 kilometers, the new transport fare will be 1100.

The Director further stated that the current fare for distances of 31 to 35 kilometers has risen from 1000 to 1300, and for a 36 to 40-kilometer journey, the new fare is 1400.

Elaborating, he clarified that the new fares will not affect students, with no increment for them.

Meanwhile, for upcountry buses, the longest distance of 1,659 kilometers, such as the Arusha-Sumbawanga trip through Chalinze/Morogoro, will have a normal fare of 80,000 instead of 69,000. The middle fare will be 113,000 instead of 94,000. The middle-class fare for Dar es Salaam to Bukoba trips passing through Chalinze will now be 44,000 instead of 37,000, and 31,000 instead of 27,000 for normal trips.

CPA Suluo stated that individuals with alternative arguments regarding the new prices are allowed to appeal within 14 days; otherwise, no changes will be made.

Corruption body hails Tanzania’s resolve against graft

Kenya can use open-source solutions for ‘bottom-up AI’



Kenya, with its innovative bottom-up economic strategy, could play a pioneering role in new AI developments. PHOTO | SHUTTERSTOCK

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes a cornerstone of the global economy, it is

Compensation for customers of collapsed stockbrokers raised four times


Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Chief Executive Officer Wycliffe Shamiah. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG

The Treasury has raised the compensation paid to investors who lose money when a