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Friday, September 30, 2016

Tibaijuka declines 210m/- of Khalifa award

BERNARD LUGONGO
Prof Anna TibaijukaONCE bitten, twice shy. The saying could well be applied to Muleba South constituency Member of Parliament, Prof Anna Tibaijuka, as she has refused to receive 100,000 US dollars (over 210m/-) as part of the Khalifa Sustainable Development Award, fearing to go against the country’s public servants ethics code.

Laiman isn’t afraid to tell it like it is

Laiman Bidali, founder of Alabastron Network Trust. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA
Laiman Bidali, founder of Alabastron Network Trust. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA 
By JACKSON BIKO
In Summary
  • We quickly settled into a long interesting conversation about gender. Turned out I didn’t need a helmet after all.

Breakfast, Java Valley Arcade. Wintry morning. I’m sitting with Laiman Bidali, founder of Alabastron Network Trust. She’s not as fierce and scary as I had anticipated. (Wanted to wear a helmet for the interview).

Majaliwa officially moves to Dodoma effective today

SIFA LUBASI in Dodoma
THE Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, will today shift to Dodoma officially as part of implementation of the government’s decision to move to the country’s capital.

James Mworia: Law intern who rose to best paid CEO in Kenya

 
By BRIAN NGUGI
In Summary
  • Now Mr Mworia is credited with the much-hailed turnaround of Centum, the investment company with interests in a variety of sectors including energy, real estate, financial services and fast-moving consumer goods.

Dialogue suggested as Hamad, Lipumba set to ‘collide’ today

DAILY NEWS Reporters
POLITICAL analysts have called for a dialogue among top leaders of the opposition CUF, involving political parties Registrar, Justice Francis Mutungi and other influential persons as the party’s top leaders are today expected ‘to collide’ at the party’s office in Dar es Salaam.

Google seeking airspace access for internet balloons


An artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2. Google's X Lab said it hopes to establish a network of helium balloons floating in the stratosphere that will emit a powerful 4G signal to rural and difficult-to-access areas. PHOTO | AFP / NASA/ JP / CALTECH
An artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2. Google's X Lab said it hopes to establish a network of helium balloons floating in the stratosphere that will emit a powerful 4G signal to rural and difficult-to-access areas. PHOTO | AFP / NASA/ JP / CALTECH 
In Summary
  • The new initiative — launched in 2013 and dubbed "Project Loon" — saw its first balloon take off from South America in February only to crash at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, where it was discovered by villagers.
  • Alphabet, the parent company of Google, had partnered with Sri Lanka to bring the internet to remote areas there.

GDP on record 7.9 pc growth

KATARE MBASHIRU
GROSS Domestic Product grew by 7.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, beating by far the 5.8 per cent rate recorded in the corresponding period last year.

Kenya, Uganda set to position E. Africa as the next oil frontier

An oil rig at Ngamia-1 in Turkana County. Ngamia-1 was Kenya’s first significant oil discovery by Tullow and Africa Oil in 2012. PHOTO | FILE
An oil rig at Ngamia-1 in Turkana County. Ngamia-1 was Kenya’s first significant oil discovery by Tullow and Africa Oil in 2012. PHOTO | FILE 
By BRIAN NGUGI

Kenya and Uganda are set to position East Africa as the next oil development frontier, Bloomberg Intelligence has said.

Geothermal Development's turn to profit tilts energy mix

Corporate News
KenGen has unveiled one of the largest geothermal well in the history of exploitation with a potential to generate 30 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply power to half of Nakuru town. FILE
Geothermal wells in Olkaria. The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) moved out of the red to post Sh1.6 billion net profit in the period to June 2015 after inking a deal to sell steam from its Olkaria wells to the government. FILE  XINHUA
By DAVID HERBLING, hdavid@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • GDC sold steam equivalent to 320 megawatts, helping tilt Kenya’s energy mix in favour of geothermal power which is green and cheaper compared to thermal power.

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) broke the loss making streak to post Sh1.6 billion net profit in the full year ending June 2015 after inking a deal to sell steam from its Olkaria wells to the government.

The State-owned firm generated its first revenue of Sh2.5 billion in the period under review being earnings from sale of underground steam to the Kenya Electricity Generating (KenGen) Co to produce geothermal power.
GDC sold steam equivalent to 320 megawatts, helping tilt Kenya’s energy mix in favour of geothermal power which is green and cheaper compared to thermal power.
“Affordable energy means better lifestyles for Kenyans and more profits for investors,” said Johnson Ole Nchoe, chief executive at GDC.
“The Olkaria steam revenue has not only reduced GDC’s dependency on exchequer support, but has also ensured that the company is in the right path towards financial independence,” said Ole Nchoe, who took office mid this year.
Grants tripled
GDC made a loss of Sh115 million in the year to June 2014, when it did not have any revenue streams.  Grants to the parastatal tripled to Sh1.5 billion last year compared to Sh578 million in June 2014.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is keen to exploit renewable energy sources such as geothermal, wind, biomass, and solar to lower the cost of electricity in Kenya.
At an average of ¢21.6 per kWh, Kenya’s electricity is one of the priciest in the world, compared to Ethiopia’s ¢4.7 per kilowatt hour, according to World Bank data.
GDC was formed in 2008 as a special purpose vehicle to accelerate the development of geothermal resources by bearing the risk of drilling steam wells and providing steam to power producers for electricity generation.

Nigerian firm eyes 1.4trn/- power project in Dar

SYLIVESTER DOMASA in Lagos
NIGERIAN company, Egbin Power Plc, has expressed interest to invest 630 million US Dollars (about 1.4trn/-) in construction of a natural gasfired power plant in Tanzania.

Hundreds throng court as ex-RAS, others face justice

MEDDY MULISA in Bukoba
Ex-Kagera RAS, Amantius Msole
KAGERA Resident Magistrate’s Court was yesterday filled to capacity as hundreds of Bukoba residents thronged the premises to witness the arraignment of the recently dismissed Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS).
The ex-Kagera RAS, Amantius Msole, was arraigned before the court during the morning, with several charges read against him. With him before Bukoka Resident Magistrate Dennice Mpelembwa were former Kagera Regional Chief Accountant Simbaufoo Swai, Bukoba Municipal Council Director, Steven Makonda and CRDB Bukoba Branch Manager, Carlo Sendo.

Kenya's economy expands by 6.2pc in second quarter

Money MarketsFarmers pick fresh tea leaves at a tea plantation in Kericho. FILE
A tea estate in Kericho. Kenya's economy expanded by 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 5.9 per cent, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has announced. PHOTO | FILE 
By BD REPORTER


Kenya's economy expanded by 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 5.9 per cent at the same period last year, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has announced.

British charity fights closure for sharing security information

High Court Judge George Odunga. PHOTO | FILE
Justice George Odunga. PHOTO | FILE 
By BRIAN WASUNA, bwasuna@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • The regulator last month lost a bid to set aside Justice Odunga’s orders after holding that it was still investigating INSO’s activities, and that complying with the orders posed a threat to national security.
  • INSO has since asked the NGO Co-ordination Board to advise it on the security alerts it sends to embassies and NGOs even as it insisted that all its foreign staff working in Kenya have valid special passes and are not operating illegally.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Local brewing firm endorses Dar industrialisation drive

DAILY NEWS Reporter
TANZANIA Breweries Limited (TBL) has said government’s ambition to build an industrial economy is achievable if the government would remain committed in creating and sustaining attractive investment environment.

Tazara invites investors for $1.2bn investment gap

DAILY NEWS Reporter
THE Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) needs about US$250 million of investments in the short term and about US$1.2 billion in the long term, to get back to peak performance, Managing Director, Bruno Ching’andu, has said.

ATCL out to recapture market share lost to rivals

DAILY NEWS Reporter
REVIVED Air Tanzania Company Limited, with brand new two Bombardier Q400NG turboprop aircrafts, will fly to twelve destinations and offer business class travel to passengers as it seeks to recapture its market share.

Dar es Salaam mayor election case for hearing

FAUSTINE KAPAMA
THE prosecution has completed the investigations into trial of six people, including three opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) who are facing a criminal charge relating to the controversy that surrounded the election of Dar es Salaam City Council’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Top 50 Tanzanian brands lined up for award Oct. 7

LUDOVICK KAZOKA
VICE-President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, is expected to grace a ceremony at which Top 50 Tanzanian Brands organised by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) will be awarded.

Adamant Lipumba belittles CUF National Council meeting

DAILY NEWS Reporter
EMBATTLED Civic United Front (CUF) Chairman Prof Ibrahim Lipumba has maintained that he remains the legitimate leader of the party, for only general congress is mandated to expel him.

Fund targets to increase pool of health care professionals


A patient waiting for treatment sleeps outside Coast general hospital during the doctors strike in August. PHOTO | FILE
A patient waiting for treatment sleeps outside Coast general hospital in this file picture.  
By STELLAR MURUMBA, smurumba@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • "I can’t wait for the 9,000 AEF beneficiaries to get to work," said Deputy President, William Ruto during the official launch of the Afya Elimu Fund in Nairobi.

Britons give 6bn/- to restore learning infrastructure in Kagera

IDDY MWEMA
THE High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Tanzania, Ms Sarah Catherine Cooke, presents her credentials to President John Magufuli at the State House in Dar es Salaam yesterday, whereby the president hailed her country’s 2.3 million pound (more than 5bn/-) support for Kagera earthquake victims.(Photo by State House)
IN a goodwill gesture to ensure students resume classes, UK Department for International Development (DFID) yesterday donated 6.3bn/- to restore learning infrastructure in the quake hit Kagera Region.

Kinisu got NYS cash while still EACC chief, House team told

Former Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Philip Kinisu. PHOTO | FILE
Former Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Philip Kinisu. PHOTO | FILE 
By JOHN NJAGI
In Summary
  • The funds were paid to Esaki Ltd, which is associated with Mr Kinisu, EACC chief executive Halakhe Waqo has said.

SSRA to check pension funds on 10pc spending rule

BERNARD LUGONGO
 The Director of Research, Action and Policy at SSRA, Mr Ansgar Mushi,
SOCIAL Security Regulatory Authority (SSRA) has embarked on evaluating pension funds to establish whether they have strategic plans to enable them comply with guideline requiring them not to spend more than 10 per cent of members’ contributions on their operational costs.

ATCL heads to prosperity

KATARE MBASHIRU



PRESIDENT John Magufuli cuts a ribbon to inaugurates the newly purchased two aircraft at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam yesterday.) He is flanked by some government officials. On his (right) is the Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Philip Mpango, Canadian Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Ian Myles, Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa (ninth right) and First Lady, Mama Janeth (fourth left). LEFT; President Magufuli, First Lady Janeth, Speaker Job Ndugai (on his right) and Chief of Staff (CS) of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Venance Mabeyo aboard one of the aircraft.(Photo by State House)
  • ...Magufuli promises two brand new, long range planes 
PLANS are well underway for the government to purchase two more new aircrafts to revamp the ailing national flag carrier, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL).

Kenya economy on track for 6pc growth, says central bank

Central Bank of Kenya governor Patrick Njoroge. FILE PHOTO | EVANS HABIL |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By Reuters
In Summary
"The economy is doing relatively well," Patrick Njoroge told Reuters in his office, saying it was on target for the 6 percent expansion forecast by the government

Tanzania scales up competitive ranking ladder

LYDIA SHEKIGHENDA
TANZANIA competitiveness ranking has improved, moving up nine places to 116th position from 125th in the past four years.

UN TO WORK CLOSELY WITH EAC TO PROMOTE PEACE IN EAST AFRICA

EAC Secretary General Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko in talks with H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, the Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi, who paid him a courtesy call at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania today
EAC Secretary General Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko with H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, the Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi outside the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania today
Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi, H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, with EAC Secretary General Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko outside the EAC Headquarters. On the left is Ms. Ruphina Mbua Manono, the Political Adviser to the Director General
EAC Secretary General Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko with H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, the Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi outside the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

SSRA YAWATOA HOFU WANANCHI KUHUSU MIFUKO YA HIFADHI YA JAMII NCHINI

 Mkurugenzi wa Huduma za Sheria wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Mifuko ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Onorius Njole (kushoto), akitoa ufafanuzi mbalimbali kwenye semina ya siku moja ya wanahabari kuhusu mifuko ya jamii Dar es Salaam leo. Kulia ni Mkuu wa Idara ya Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji, SSRA, Sarah Kibonde.
 Mkurugenzi wa Tafiti, Sera na Tathmini wa SSRA, Ansgar Mushi akitoa mada katika warsha hiyo.
Waandishi wa habari wakiwa katika semina hiyo.

MCHUNGAJI DKT.DANIEL KULOLA KURINDIMA KWENYE MKUTANO MKUBWA WA INJILI JIJINI MWANZA.

TIGO YAWAKUMBUKA WAHANGA WA TETEMEKO MKOANI KWA KUTOA SARUJI MIFUKO 2424

SERIKALI YATENGA BILIONI 100 UKARABATI NA UPANUZI WA VIWANJA VYA NDEGE

THEO WALCOTT AONYESHA MAKALI YAKE NA KUIPA USHINDI ARSENAL

GERARD PIQUE ASAIDIA KUIZAMISHA BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH

VIJANA WATAKIWA KUFANYA KAZI KWA BIDII ILI KUONDOKANA NA UMASIKINI



Katika kuhakikisha kuwa Tanzania inakuwa nchi yenye maendeleo na iliyo na watu ambao wamefanikiwa kimaisha, vijana nchini wametakiwa kufanya kazi kwa bidii ili kujikomboa na janga la umaskini lakini pia kulisaidia taifa kupata maendeleo.

Hayo yamesemwa na Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya HiTech International, Paul Mashauri wakati akizungumza na vijana ambao wanajifunza ujasiriamali na kuwambia ni vyema wakaongeza bidii katika ndoto wanazotamani kuzifikia ambazo pia zitawasaidia kuondokana na umaskini ambao umekithiri nchini.

Alisema ili mtu kufanikiwa kimaisha haitaji zaidi elimu ya darasani bali ni muhusika mwenyewe kujiongeza kwa kufanya kazi kwa bidii katika jambo ambalo anatamani kulifikia na akiwatolea mfano yeye mwenyewe kuwa tangu amalize masomo yake katika Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam hajawahi kurudi chuoni kuchukua cheti chake lakini amefanikiwa kimaisha.

"Mimi simchukii mtu ila nauchukia umaskini alionao, ukiwa na juhudi katika biashara na kujituma hata Rais Magufuli hatakufikia mshahara watu wanaweza kusema unafanya biashara ya kawaida lakini inakulipa sana, ni wewe tu na juhudi zako unazofanya ili ufanikiwe,

"Maisha hayana formula kuwa kufanikiwa ni lazima uwe na masters ndiyo upate mafanikio, masters ya maisha ni kuwa mtaani maisha yakupige alafu uinuke upambane na uyashinde hapo ndiyo umeyashinda maisha, ukitaka kufanikiwa lazima ufanye kazi kwa bidii hata mimi natumia muda wangu mwingi kujifunza ili nizidi kufanikiwa," alisema Mashauri.

Aidha Mashauri aliwataka vijana hao kutumia fursa ambayo inatolewa na kampuni yake ya kuuza vifaa vya viwandani ya HiTech International kwa kuwapatia mkopo wa mashine watu ambao wanatamani kufanya biashara za aina mbalimbali ili waweze kufanikiwa kama matajiri wengine wakubwa nchini wamevyofanikiwa.

Nae mwendesha mafunzo kwa vijana hao kutoka Shirika la Kazi Duniani (ILO), Benny Mwambela alisema mafunzo hayo yameanzishwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kinondoni na Shirika la Kazi Duniani (ILO) ili kuwasaidia vijana kupata mbinu za jinsi gani wanaweza kufanikiwa kibiashara na baada ya mafunzo hayo, wahitimu watakwenda kutoa elimu kwa vijana wengine.

"Tunafundisha walimu ambao watakwenda kufundisha watu wengine kuhusu ujasiriamali, kuna watu wasiopungua 10,000 wamejiandikisha kujifunza ujasiriamali kwahiyo tunawafundisha watu hawa ili wakawafunze na wengine ili na wao wajue jinsi gani wanaweza kufanya biashara,

"Wanafundishwa jinsi ya kubuni wazo la biashara, kuna wengine wana mawazo ya biashara watafundishwa jinsi ya kuanzisha biashara, na kuna wengine wanafanya biashara wanafundishwa jinsi ya kutanua biashara na watafundishwa kuhusu kuanzisha vikundi na jinsi gani ya kutumia fedha," alisema Mwambela.

MANCHESTER CITY YABANWA NA KULAZIMISHA SARE DHIDI YA CELTIC

SERENGETI BOYS WATUA CONGO

Baadhi ya wachezaji wa Timu ya Taifa ya Vijana wenye umri wa chini ya miaka 17 - Serengeti Boys, wakiwa Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Maya Maya mara baada ya kutua leo wakitokea Kigali nchini Rwanda walikopiga kambi kabla ya kuwavaa vijana wenzao wa Congo, Jumapili ya Oktoba 2, 2016 kwenye dimba la Massamba Sebat, Brazzaville. Timu hiyo imefikia Hoteli ya Michael’s iliyopo Barabara ya Nelson Mandela jijini hapa. Kikosi hicho kimetua salama salmin kujindaa kuifumua Congo Jumapili. (Picha na Alfred Lucas wa TFF)
Wakiingia Hotelini.
Makocha wa Timu ya Taifa ya Vijana wenye umri wa chini ya miaka 17 - Serengeti Boys, Muharami Mohammed Sultan maarufu kama Shilton (kushoto) anayewanoa makipa, Kocha Mkuu Bakari Nyundo Shime au Mchawi Mweusi na Mshauri wa Maendeleo ya soka la Vijana, Kim Poulsen wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja baada ya kuwasili Hoteli ya Michael’s iliyopo Barabara ya Nelson Mandela jijini Brazzaville, Congo.

TAREHE YA MWISHO YA UFUNGAJI WA MASHINE ZA KIELEKTRONIKI (EFPP) KWENYE VITUO VYA KUUZA MAFUTA NCHINI

WAZIRI MKUU ATOA MWEZI MMOJA KWA WATUMISHI WALIOHAMISHIWA KIBITI KURIPOTI KITUONI

MKUU WA MKOA WA ARUSHA AWAHAIDI NEEMA WASANII WA MKOA WAKE

Mkuu wa mkoa wa Arusha Mrisho Gambo akiongea na wasanii wa mkoa wa Arusha waliouthuria semina ya Ujasiriamali iliyofanyika leo katika viwanja vya shule ya msingi ya Arusha School iliopo jijini hapa
Wasanii wa aina mbalimbali wakiwa wanamsikiliza mkuu wa mkoa wa Arusha Mrisho Gambo kwa makini