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Mohammed Dewji’s Family To Pay Sh1 Billion Reward For Information On Missing Billionaire

Mohammed Dewji’s Family To Pay Sh1 Billion Reward For Information On Missing Billionaire

 The family of missing Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has announced a Sh1 billion reward to anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of their kin. A family spokesperson Mr Azim Dewji announced the reward today, Monday October 15, 2018, at a press conference. Mr Dewji was flanked at the meeting by Mo’s father Gullam Dewji. […]

Tanzania Defends Changing Its Statistics Law

Tanzania Defends Changing Its Statistics Law

Tanzania is amending its Statistics Act to ensure that all official published data are accurate, and the changes won’t restrict freedom of speech, Finance Minister Philip Mpango said. Mpango made the comments to the International Monetary Fund’s regional representative, Maxwell Mkwezalamba, at a meeting in Indonesia, according to an email from the minister’s office on […]

Tanzania To Tax Air Travellers $5 From October

Tanzania To Tax Air Travellers $5 From October

Tanzania announced a security levy on air passengers, which businesses warn is likely to affect tourist numbers. The new levy, which takes effect on October 1, is meant to help improve airport security installations and safety services including perimeter fences and scanning machines. Tanzania Airports Authority director-general Richard Mayongela said foreign travellers boarding aircraft at […]

Speaker Ndugai Bans Women MPs With False Eyelashes, Finger Nails From Entering Parliament

Speaker Ndugai Bans Women MPs With False Eyelashes, Finger Nails From Entering Parliament

Dodoma — Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai said on Monday, September 10, 2018 that women Members of Parliament (MPs) with false eyelashes and false finger nails will not be allowed to enter the legislative house. “With the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, I now ban all MPs […]

Women Are Not Accessible To Loans To Fund Their Businesses

Women Are Not Accessible To Loans To Fund Their Businesses

 Some women and youth in Gwitiryo Ward in Tarime District have said loan conditions by the government and the little knowledge they have are the reasons why they don’t take credit. Instead they join groups of people so they could give loans among themselves. This is a sort of pyramid scheme. This came up in […]

Tanzania’s CCM Party Focuses On Women Empowerment

Tanzania’s CCM Party Focuses On Women Empowerment

 The ruling party’s women wing, UWT, has pledged to support all women in the country regardless of their ethnicity and political affiliations in a bid to improve their economic status. The wing said that considering the role played by women in various sectors, it was devising strategies to ensure that all women were economically liberated […]

IGP On Mission To Address Crimes Against Females

IGP On Mission To Address Crimes Against Females

INSPECTOR General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro is in Arusha on a mission, specifically in Mto wa Mbu, to address rapes, assaults and killings of women and girls in Monduli District. “At least three people have been killed in Mto wa Mbu after some women were assaulted and sexually abused by unidentified gangs of people,” […]

Dar To Host Girls’ Agenda On Saturday

Dar To Host Girls’ Agenda On Saturday

MSICHANA Initiative (MI) has organised a one-day annual forum to address girls’ agenda scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam on Saturday this weekend. The event, expected to draw in 1000 participants, will be presided over by girls from different Schools, groups, various Clubs, and the ones with special needs, as well as community […]

European MPs Call On Tanzania To Address Family Planning Issues

European MPs Call On Tanzania To Address Family Planning Issues

 A network of members of parliaments from across Europe, who are committed to protecting sexual and reproductive health of the world’s most vulnerable people, has called on Tanzania to work on family planning issues for the country to easily transform into the middle income economy. The network, grouped under the The European Parliament Forum on […]

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

 Tanzanian women are expected to save a minimum of Sh7,000 per year following the scrapping of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary pads, which is slightly more than 15 per cent. The Citizen calculation shows that one women spends at least Sh36,000 inclusive of VAT per year on buying the sanitary pads, but following the […]

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