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Monday, October 31, 2016

Kenya telcos, vendors now on the spot for hidden costs


Mobile payment fees: Partners have ganged up to charge consumers more for cash withdrawals and airtime purchases.  
By JAMES ANYANZWA
In Summary
  • The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) says a cartel involving mobile payment service providers and merchants is fleecing customers through undisclosed charges disguised as transaction fees but which in reality are mark-ups on price tags on the labels of goods and services.
  • Although mobile phone operators have reduced commissions for traders using their payment platforms, consumers are not fully informed about how much they pay per transaction.
  • “This kind of business is unethical. We should not use deceptive means to get funds from the public. We have laws that entitle consumers to full information about all transactions,” Cofek secretary-general Mutoro said.

Kenya and Tanzania steer clear of oil pipeline, EPAs in talks


Tanzania's President John Magufuli (right) with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi on October 31, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU
Tanzania's President John Magufuli (right) with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi on October 31, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU 
By NEVILLE OTUKI
In Summary
  • Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Tanzania's John Pombe Magufuli have directed their foreign ministers to form a joint commission to chart the way forward on future bilateral relations, even as the leaders avoided speaking on hot button issues that have recently strained ties between the two neighbours.
  • Dr Magufuli however welcomed Kenyans to invest in his country, citing numerous business opportunities.
  • President Magufuli also sought to allay fears that relations between him and President Kenyatta have been frosty.

Soybean growers to receive loans under PASS guarantee

DAILY NEWS Reporter
RUVUMA-based soybean growers will next month start receiving loans from commercial banks to boost production of the crop. The Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) guaranteed loans will benefit some 3,000 farmers in Ruvuma region’s Namtumbo and Songea Rural districts.

Rwanda names 22 French army officers it accuses of aiding genocide


Victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the Genocide Memorial in Nyamata, inside the Catholic church where thousands were slaughtered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the Genocide Memorial in Nyamata, inside the Catholic church where thousands were slaughtered. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By EDMUND KAGIRE
In Summary
  • The list released by the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) is likely to escalate the row between Kigali and Paris, in the wake of the reopening of investigations by France into the shooting down of a plane carrying President Juvenal Habyarimana.
  • CNLG further says the French military officers must be charged.

Korean President awards Tanzanian for exemplary work

DAILY NEWS Reporter
A TANZANIAN, Mr Henry Clemens has been awarded by the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye for his tireless efforts to bring development in Tanzania by implementing ‘Saemaul Undong system.’

RAIS WA KENYA UHURU KENYATTA AMUANDALIA DHIFA YA KITAIFA MGENI WAKE RAIS WA TANZANIA DKT. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI NCHINI KENYA

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 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza katika dhifa ya Kitaifa aliyoandaliwa na mwenyeji wake Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta katika Ikulu ya Nairobi.
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Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta akizungumza katika dhifa ya Kitaifa aliyomuandalia mgeni wake Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli katika Ikulu ya Nairobi.
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Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akigonganisha glass na mwenyeji wake Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta katika Ikulu ya Nairobi nchini Kenya.
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Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akifurahia jambo na Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta pamoja na Mke wa Rais wa Kenya Mama Margaret Kenyatta katika dhifa hiyo.
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Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akifurahia jambo huku akiwa amewashika mikono kwa pamoja Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, Naibu Rais wa Kenya William Ruto na Mke wa Rais wa Kenya Mama Margaret Kenyatta katika dhifa hiyo ya kitaifa.
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Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisalimiana na mabalozi mbalimbali wa Kenya waliohudhuria katika dhifa hiyo ya Kitaifa.
PICHA NA IKULU

TANZANIA YANG’ARA MAONYESHO YA BIASHARA NA UTALII SAUD ARABIA

Balozi Hemed Mgaza, wakati anaapa baada ya kuapishwa kuwa balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saud Arabia.
Katika maonyesho hayo ambayo bidhaa mbalimbali zilionyeshwa
ukiwamo eneo maalum la mlima Kilimanjaro, nguo za Kitanzania na viatu pamoja na
bidhaa nyingine muhimu zilizoonekana kuwapendeza wengi waliohudhuria maonyesho
hayo.
Akizungumza katika maonyesho hayo, Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saud Arabia, Mheshimiwa Hemed Mgaza, alisema kwamba wananchi wengi waliohudhuria maonyesho hayo walionekana kuvutiwa zaidi na nchi ya Tanzania kutokana na vivutio vyake.
 
Alisema hali hiyo imekuja kutokana na aina ya bidhaa zilizoonyeshwa pamoja na ubunifu wa kutangaza bidhaa zao na nchi kwa ujumla, wakiamini kuwa utachochea wageni wengi wa kutoka nchini hapa kwenda kutembelea nchini Tanzania kwa mambo mbalimbali.

“Binafsi nimefarijika mno kutokana na wenyeji kuandaa
maonyesho haya na kutuaalika Watanzania ambao watumishi wa ofisi yangu pamoja
na mimi mwenyewe wote tulihakikisha kwamba tunayatumia vizuri kutangaza nchi
yetu Tanzania.
“Tumewahakikishia kwamba mbali na nchi yetu kujawa na
vivutio vingi kutoka Tanzania Bara na Visiwani, lakini bado tumejawa na amani
kiasi kwamba unapokuwa kwenye ardhi ya Tanzania huna sababu ya kuwa na wasiwasi
wowote kwa sababu wananchi wake wanaishi kwa upendo,” alisema Balozi Mgaza.
 
Kwa mujibu wa Balozi Mgaza, maonyesho hayo kwenye ofisi yao
waliyapa jina la Visit Tanzania the land Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar,
ambapo pia walitangaza bidhaa za chai, kahawa, viatu vya kimasai, vinyago vya
wanyama na nguo za utamaduni.

Food prices push Kenya's inflation up, Uganda down


Food prices drive Kenya's inflation to eight-month high in October while Uganda eases. TEA GRAPHIC 
By NEVILLE OTUKI AND REUTERS
In Summary
  • Kenya's inflation hit an eight-month high of 6.47 per cent in October on higher food and petrol prices.
  • In Uganda, inflation was slightly lower at 4.1 per cent year-on-year in October, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics said, driven by a slowdown in food prices.

Russian firm to build nuclear reactor in Tanzania


Russian agency to start building power research reactor as a first step to introducing nuclear energy in the region. TEA GRAPHIC Russian agency to start building power research reactor as a first step to introducing nuclear energy in the region. TEA GRAPHIC 
By The EastAfrican Team
In Summary
  • Russia’s nuclear energy agency has signed agreements with Tanzania and Uganda, only a few months after inking similar deals with Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria, signalling Russia’s intention to become Africa’s key partner in nuclear development.
  • The agency, Rosatom, said it was planning to start developing nuclear energy in Tanzania following discovery of uranium and because of the mining activities in southern Tanzania.
  • But even as the region embarks on nuclear energy development, environmentalists are concerned about the handling of the radioactive nuclear waste. They warn of the risk of the harmful waste leaking into the public domain.

Mubende leaders want to tax churches

The proposal was prompted by the mushrooming churches in the area, which they say make a lot of money through collecting offertory, tithe and special prayer sessions.







Kooki leader. Kamuswaga Sansa Kabumbuli.  FILE
Kooki leader. Kamuswaga Sansa Kabumbuli. FILE PHOTO 

Best female Standard VII pupil reveals her ‘secret’

DAILY NEWS Reporter
THE top most girl countrywide in the recently announced Standard Seven National Examinations, Justina Gerald from Tusiime Primary School wants to be an accountant and a business proprietor once she is through with her higher learning studies.

Necta: Observe rules as Form Four exams start

DAILY NEWS Reporter
A total of 408,442 students are expected to sit their Form Four exams starting today up to November 18, this year countrywide. Speaking yesterday in Dar es Salaam, The Executive Secretary of the National Examination Councils for Tanzania (Necta) Dr Charles Msonde, said among the candidates who registered for Form Four exams, 355,995 are school candidates and 52,447 are private candidates.

Kidnapping lands 3 Chinese in court

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THREE Chinese nationals, who were arrested by the police recently in connection with kidnapping their colleague, appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday facing two criminal charges.

Low bond rates set to push up profit of insurers and banks

Money Markets

The National Treasury building. Government yields have been falling in the past eight weeks. PHOTO | FILE

The National Treasury building in Nairobi. Government yields have been falling in the past eight weeks. PHOTO | FILE 
By CHARLES MWANIKI, cmwaniki@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
Analysts expect government securities to be among the best performing asset classes

Shock of Master’s degree holders teaching PhD classes

Kisii University students after the indefinite  closure of the institution last week. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
Kisii University students after the indefinite closure of the institution last week. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI 
By OUMA WANZALA, owanzala@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • The increased set up of satellite campuses by public universities has been blamed for the falling standards of degree programmes that has seen Masters degree holders teaching PhD candidates.

Tanzania plays host to ‘insecurity’ in Great Lakes Region

BERNARD LUGONGO
TANZANIA is hosting Great Lakes Regional conference that would come up with a way forward in restoring peace and security in war-torn member countries.

Bad loans put Shelter Afrique CEO in the eye of a raging storm

Corporate News
Mr James Mugerwa, Shelter Afrique’s managing director. PHOTO | FILE
Mr James Mugerwa, Shelter Afrique’s managing director. PHOTO | FILE 
By DAVID HERBLING, hdavid@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • Documents show that Shelter Afrique's boss James Mugerwa has been dishing out subprime...

EU donates 200m/- funds to Kagera earthquake victims

DAILY NEWS Reporter
IN response to the devastating earthquake that hit Kagera Region in North West Tanzania on 10 September 2016, the European Union is providing €100 000 in humanitarian funds to assist the most affected families.

World Bank cautions Kenya to tame borrowing spree


Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. The warning runs contrary to the Treasury’s position that the national debt is manageable. PHOTO | FILE
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. The warning runs contrary to the Treasury’s position that the national debt is manageable. PHOTO | FILE 
By BRIAN NGUGI, bnjoroge@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • While Kenya’s public debt remains sustainable, the margin for further debt accumulation is narrowing at an uncomfortably rapid pace.

Dar, Nairobi pledge stronger ties

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  • Joint cooperation commission directed to meet soon
  • Magufuli welcomes Kenyan business people to Tanzania
TANZANIA and Kenya have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral relations, directing an urgent meeting of the joint commission for cooperation before end of this year.

Tanzania to ratify Paris Agreement on greenhouse gases emission mitigation

LUDIVICK KAZOKA
TANZANIA will ratify the Paris Agreement, which is aimed at dealing with greenhouse gases emission mitigation to strengthen the country’s capacity to deal with the impacts of climate change.

MAGAZETI YA LEO JUMANNE NOVEMBA 1, 2016


EAC SECRETARY GENERAL, AMB. LIBERAT MFUMUKEKO TAKES OVER COMESA - EAC- SADC TRIPARTIE TASK FORCE CHAIRMANSHIP

Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko​ recieves the Hand-over Report from Dr. Stergomena Tax of SADC​, witnessed by Dr. Kipyego Cheluget of COMESA
 Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko (centre) addresses Guests at the handover ceremony. On his right is Dr. Stergomena Tax of SADC and on his left is Dr. Kipyego Cheluget of COMESA

The Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko today took over the Chairmanship of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force (TTF) over the next year from Dr. Stergomena Tax, the SADC Executive Secretary, who oversaw the work of the Tripartite from July 2015 to October 2016.

Addressing Hon. Members of the Council, Directors and senior officials from the COMESA, EAC and SADC Member States at the hand-over ceremony held over the weekend at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, commended Dr. Stergomena Tax for the exemplary leadership during the period of the Tripartite, especially given the resource constraints which have delayed the launch of Phase II negotiations and the implementation of other important activities.

The Secretary General noted that there were many hurdles to be overcome in meeting the clear priorities the Tripartite Council had set and he prioritized resource mobilization: finalization of studies for phase II negotiations whereby EAC will work closely with COMESA Secretariat on the necessary actions to be taken; Tariff Offer Negotiations to always be on the agenda of the relevant Policy Organs; and lastly Ratification of Tripartite Free Trade Area. 

He disclosed that EAC has pledged to ratify and deposit instruments of ratification by the end of February 2017 and urged all Member/Partner States to ratify the Agreement before the end of June 2017.

At the hand over ceremony, which was also attended by Dr. Stergomena Tax, the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, the COMESA Deputy Secretary, and Mr. Peter Kiguta, the EAC Director-General, Customs and Trade, the Secretary General pledged to work towards the attainment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area by June 2017.

The main focus during the SADC Chairmanship (July 2015 to October 2016) was to lead the TTF to facilitate Member/Partner States implement the directives of the 3rd Tripartite Summit following the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area on 10th June 2015 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, namely: expeditious operationalization of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area; finalization of outstanding issues on the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement in relation to Annex 1 on Elimination of Import Duties, Annex 2 on Trade Remedies and Annex 4 on Rules of Origin and the legal scrubbing of completed Annexes; and ccommencement of Phase II negotiations covering trade in services, cooperation in trade and development, competition policy, intellectual property rights and cross border investments.

MKUU WA MKOA WA SINGIDA MHANDISI MATHEW MTIGUMWE AKUTANA NA WADAU WA KILIMO CHA PAMBA KUJADILI MAENDELEO YA KILIMO CHA PAMBA KATIKA MKOA HUO

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Singida Mhandisi Mathew Mtigumwe akifungua Mkutano wa wadau wa pamba wenye dhamira ya kujadili maendeleo ya kilimo cha zao la Pamba katika mkoa wa Singida.
Wadaau wa kilimo cha Pamba Mkoa wa Singida wakifuatilia kwa makini Mkutano wa kujadili namna bora ya kuimarisha kilimo cha zao hilo katika Mkoa wa Singida
Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ikungi Mhe Miraji Jumanne Mtaturu akisisitiza jambo wakati wa Mkutano wa wadau wa pamba Mkoa wa Singida
Wadaau wa kilimo cha Pamba Mkoa wa Singida wakifuatilia kwa makini Mkutano wa kujadili namna bora ya kuimarisha kilimo cha zao hilo katika Mkoa wa Singida
Mkurugenzi wa Halmashauri ya Wilaya ya Ikungi Bi Rustika Turuka akisisitiza jambo wakati wa Mkutano wa wadau wa kilimo cha Pamba Mkoa wa Singida

HAYATOU AMTEUA MALINZI KAMATI YA MAGEUZI CAF

Rais wa Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Afrika, Issa Hayatou ameteua Rais wa Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Tanzania (TFF), Jamal Malinzi kuwa miongoni mwa wajumbe 11 wa Kamati maalumu ya mageuzi ya muundo wa CAF itakayokuwa na jukumu la kufanya mabadiliko mapya ya shirikisho, imefahamika.

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa ya CAF, katika Kamati hiyo ikayoongozwa na Rais Issa Hayatou mwenyewe, Malinzi ameteuliwa katika Kamati hiyo iliyotangazwa leo Oktoba 30, 2016 kutoka ukanda wa Afrika Mashariki.

Kamati hiyo imeundwa ikiwa ni sehemu ya maazimio ya mkutano uliopita wa kawaida wa CAF uliofanyika Septemba 29, mwaka huu ambako Rais Hayatou amezingatia mjadala uliolenga kufanya mabadiliko CAF kwa kufanyia kazi mara moja.

Hayatou si tu kwamba amejali mjadala wa mkutano ule, pia ameheshimu mawazo ya vyama wanachama vya nchi pamoja na wajumbe wa Kamati ya Utendaji na wataalamu mbalimbali ili kupata mustakabali wa muundo wa uongozi wa shirikisho hilo ili kukabiliana na changamoto dhidi ya mpira wa miguu barani Afrika.

Akizungumzia uteuzi huo, Malinzi kwanza alimshukuru Hayatou kwa uteuzi huo ambao umeonyesha moja kwa moja kuwa na imani naye katika kuleta maendeleo ya mpira wa miguu katika muundo mpya.

Lakini sifa hii ya kuteuliwa ni yangu pekee kwani ni heshima kubwa ambayo imepewa nchi yetu pendwa ya Tanzania, kadhalika nchi zote za Afrika Mashariki na Kati,” alisema Malinzi alipozungumza namtandao wa TFF ambao ni www.tff.or.tz.

Kamati hiyo itawajibika kwa Kamati ya Utendaji ya CAF ili kupata mwongozo ingawa haibanwi zaidi na Katiba ya shirikisho.

Kamati inaundwa na:

1. Issa Hayatou (Cameroon), ambaye ni Rais CAF atakayekuwa Mwenyekiti.

2. Amadou Diakite (Mali), Makamu Rais wa CAF na Mjumbe wa Kamati ya Utendaji ya shirikisho.

LIGI YA TAIFA WANAWAKE KUANZA RASMI KESHO

RAIS MAGUFULI ASEMA KENYA NI NCHI INAYOONGOZA KWA UWEKEZAJI TANZANIA KATIKA AFRIKA

THOMAS MASHALI AFARIKI DUNIA

MARIO BALOTELLI MPYA AZIDI KUFANYA VITU VYAKE LIGI 1 AKIWA NA NICE

KINDA DEMBELE MWENYE MIAKA 13 AITWA TIMU YA TAIFA YA SCOTLAND U16

WAZIRI MAKAMBA AKIPONGEZA KIWANDA KINACHOZALISHA NISHATI MMBADALA KWA KUTUMIA TAKA

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Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais (Muungano na Mazingira) Mhe. January Makamba akipata maelezo kutoka kwa Bw. Leonard Kushoka wa pili kulia katika hatua mbalimbali za uzalishaji wa nishati mbadala.
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Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais (Muungano na Mazingira) Mhe. January Makamba akiangalia mkaa uliokamilika baada ya uzalishaji, mkaa ambao ni rafiki kwa mazingira.

                                                                                               Na Lulu Mussa TABORA

Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais anayeshughulikia masuala ya Muungano na Mazingira Mhe. Jauary Makamba amempongeza Bw. Leordard Kushoka kwa kubuni kiwanda kinachotengeza nishati mbadala rafiki kwa mazingira.

Akiwa Mkoani Tabora, Waziri Makamba alipata fursa ya kutembelea kiwanda hicho na kusema kuwa Serikali inathamini sana ubunifu na uvumbuzi hasa unao okoa mazingira. “Bwana Kushoka mimi nakupongeza sana, niliona jitihada zako kupitia kipindi cha televisheni na kuamua kukuita na kukusaidia” alisisitiza Waziri Makamba.

Katika kuthamini mchango wa Kiwanda hicho cha “Kuja na Kushoka” Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais imemsaidia Bw. Kushoka kupata haki miliki ya Kiwanda hicho.

Awali Bw. Leonard Kushoka, Mkurugenzi wa Kuja na Kushoka Tools Manufacture Group amesema kuwa kiwanda chake kimefanikiwa kutoa ajira kwa vijana 13 na kufanikiwa kubuni teknolojia mbalimbali rafiki kwa mazingira ambapo mpaka sasa wamefanikiwa kuwafikia vijana zaidi ya 50 katika Wilaya za Tabora Manispaa, Urambo, Kaliua, Mlele pia Katavi na kufanikiwa kuwafundisha utengenezaji wa Majiko banifu yanayopunguza matumizi ya kuni na mkaa kwa asilimia 50.

Pia Kiwanda hicho kimefanikiwa kubuni mashine ambayo ina uwezo mkubwa wa kuzalisha kilo 160 kwa saa kwa kutumia dizeli lita 5 na kuzalisha wastani wa Kilo 1000 za mkaa mbadala na pia Kiwanda hicho kimefanikiwa kubuni mtambo kwa kukaushia tumbaku kwa kutumia taka kavu au mabaki yote ya mazao kama maganda ya karanga, randa za mbao, magunzi ya mahindi na masuke ya mpunga.

Bw. Kushoka amesema kuwa “Mtambo huu umetoa matokeo mazuri katika ukaushaji wa tumbaku kwani wastani wa matumizi ya taka kilo 3 hukausha kilo moja ya tumbaku kwa kutumia mabani ya kisasa”

Bw. Kushoka amemuomba Waziri kuisaidia Kampuni hiyo kupata mafunzo mbalimbali ya namna bora zaidi ya kubuni na kuendeleza uzalishaji wa nishati mbadala hasa katika nchi zinazofanya vizuri zaidi.

‘Kuja na Kushoka” ilianzishwa rasmi mwaka 2000 na kupata usajili mwaka 2013 na kupewa hati (TMC/CO/CBO/48).

Waziri Makamba akiwa katika Mkoa wa Tabora pia amepata fursa ya kutembelea Wilaya ya Nzega na Igunga, akihitimisha ziara yake ya Mikoa 10 hapa nchini yenye changamoto za kimazingira.