We wish the Minister, Tanesco well in their new adventure
THE GUARDIAN | 17th May 13
No country can realise its growth objectives or development goals if it does not ensure that its people can and do effectively engage in productive activities. For that to happen, there must be efficiency-enhancing conditions, this meaning having not only policies that encourage efficiency but also the regulatory capacity to implement those policies.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th May 13
In the world of business, people, just like firms and countries, always seek to venture into uncharted territory and see their dreams come true. In the realm of business, the concept of Empretec and the creation of Empretec centres have lately been in the limelight.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th May 13
John Minja, commissioner general of the Prisons wing of the Home Affairs ministry, made routine visits to prisons across the country. By his own admission soon after, the conditions in which he found most inmates were hard to bear and therefore called for urgent attention.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th May 13
Tanzania’s water sector has not had enjoyed a particularly good press in recent decades, and this for obvious and understandable reasons. Given the vital importance of water in human development, even a minor problem relating to its quality and supply will often spell disaster because it can easily mean the difference between sound public health and pervasiveness of diseases or indeed between life and death.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th May 13
The question of deployment of safety measures in sports seldom comes to the attention of sports bodies or, to be more precise, organisers. In most cases organisers or sports bodies take huge efforts to search for sponsorship with tenacious zeal while overlooking the importance of safety before, during and after events.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th May 13
Tanzania Revenue Authority commissioner general Harry Kitilya at midweek called a news conference in his office to explain why the tax collectors put levy a surcharge on goods originating from Zanzibar, where his explanations left some areas unresolved.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th May 13
News that Tanzania could start farming BT cotton by 2020 comes as a cool breeze sweeping across this country’s policy and science corridors, where debate has remained polarised over the past five years.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th May 13
Tanzania’s health sector is experiencing a human resource crisis that has disrupted the country’s ability to offer quality public health services, most especially in underserved areas.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th May 13
There is a view of development that seems to linger around the country and doing more harm than good. It is the feeling in many areas and among many people that development will be brought to them, rather than they themselves being the active agents and managers of the process.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th May 13
Sunday morning’s Arusha church bomb blast has claimed the lives of two innocent people and left at least sixty, also innocent, injured. The havoc it has caused is yet another reminder that terrorism is intrinsically, necessarily and wholly evil and has no respect for geographical, religious, gender, age or other considerations.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th May 13
One of the changes the new constitution of the Tanzania Football Federation ought to see relates to the question of integrity. The federation has been instructed by world soccer governing body FIFA to make constitutional amendments that will also focus on the establishment of an organ responsible for evaluating all candidates’ personal integrity.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th May 13
The government has declared its position: the results of last year’s National Form Four examinations, which had seen an unprecedented 60 per cent of the candidates fail, must be reformulated.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th May 13
The probe committee formed by Premier Mizengo Pinda to investigative, among other things, why there were mass failures during the 2012 National Form Four exams ostensibly delivered justice to the government and parents, especially those whose children failed.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th May 13
Tanzanian journalists and media stakeholders joined their counterparts in the world to mark the world’s Press Freedom Day with fear, doubt and dashed hope. Their fear, doubt and elusive hope are caused by the brutal events that have clouded the Tanzanian media industry during the past few months.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd May 13
May Day, also known as Labour Day, acknowledges a nation’s workforce and their contribution to social, economic and political development. In Tanzania, whose population is estimated at 45 million, the workforce’s potential is near infinite and the risks the sheer numbers pose are immense.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd May 13
Tanzania is a popular “port of call” for illegal immigrants from several other African countries, most originating from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. Many flock in citing famine and political persecution and insecurity back home.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st May 13
Tanzania has come a long way since the first clinical evidence of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a consequence of Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) infection, was discovered in the country in the early 1980s.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Apr 13
One thing for which Energy and Minerals minister Prof Sospeter Muhongo will for long be remembered is the confidence he has always exuded when “assuring” the nation that, rain or shine, Dar es Salaam and other parts of Tanzania will no longer experience outages resulting from inadequate supply of electricity.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Apr 13
After kicking off the Mainland premier soccer league sluggishly last September, eventually Young Africans have realised the dream any time would ordinary have – that of emerging champions.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Apr 13
The United States of America and some countries in Europe including Britain have legalized same-sex marriages. European countries like Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Argentina, South Africa, Britain and France have officially joined USA in legalizing same-sex marriages.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Apr 13
Two states then known as Tanganyika and Zanzibar came together exactly 49 years today to form what is now the United Republic of Tanzania. Tanzanians of all walks of life have reason to hang together in consolidating their historic Union, which is a rare symbol of peace and mutual coexistence.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Apr 13
The 2013/2014 budget for the Agriculture, Food security and Cooperatives ministry faced major challenges from MPs before being endorsed. We are talking of a ministry that touches lives of over 70 per cent of the country’s population – the small farmer.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Apr 13
The Tanzania Revenue Authority began using electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) in tax assessment and collection three years ago, and it reports having made encouraging headway. The progress is both in terms of boosting revenue collections and in helping businesses to organise better for enhanced productivity.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Apr 13
The rapid urbanisation of Tanzania’s coastal zone and the fast development of coastal tourism produce vast quantities of pollution from untreated domestic sewage, posing a threat to the country’s marine resources.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Apr 13
Time has come for Tanzanian soccer fans to be patriotic whenever home teams play foreign ones, particularly during home legs. It is unfortunate that, alongside poor turnouts in stadiums, even those few fans paying gate fees and occupying the stands do not do enough by way of cheering home sides in international matches.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 21st Apr 13
Think about this scenario: A Tanzanian lawmaker is paid by foreign traders in this case, say, some Asians who are not happy, to use the National Assembly to raise personal attacks against a local entrepreneur who has just won a lucrative tender or business deal from the government.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Apr 13
There’s a worrying trend within one of the key pillars of the state, in this case, the Parliament. What worries many is that our Parliament has elevated itself to the status of commenting on everything including issues under investigation by the authorised authorities as well as cases which are before the court of law.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Apr 13
Complaints and misgivings relating to the way some non-governmental organisations conduct their activities are not a new development in Tanzania. Indeed, they are not a uniquely Tanzanian phenomenon – which is not to suggest that they are inconsequential or that nothing can be done to address them conclusively enough to clear the air by distinguishing between serious NGOs and packs of heartless tricksters.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Apr 13
Three organisations dealing with issues relating to workplace safety will at end of this month hold grand discussions in Arusha as part of a campaign on occupational health. Scheduled to start on April 25, the three-day event will enable participants to revisit the occupational hardships, ordeals as well as accidents workers are commonly faced with while discharging their duties in such sectors as mining, building and construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Apr 13
Any parliament worth the name is both supposed and expected to show maturity and a good sense of leadership and responsibility in the eyes of the public – the people it represents.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Apr 13
The latest Human Development Report shows sub-Saharan Africa as having recorded higher scores, beaten only by the South Asian region. This is a major step in the right direction, especially in that the region has always come last in most indicators used in the report in the last few years.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Apr 13
Regions and districts are supposed to observe age limits as stipulated in regulations governing all soccer tournaments, including the upcoming edition of Copa Coca-Cola. The marathon tournament, which kicks off later this month at the district level, is now limited to players of aged at most 15 years.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 14th Apr 13
In our Saturday’s edition, The Guardian published a lead story saying there won’t be Nile Perch left in Lake Victoria in the next two years if serious measures aren’t taken to address illegal fishing, overfishing and pollution in the world’s second largest freshwater lake.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Apr 13
Reports that the Public Service Pensions Fund (PSPF) is in dire straits financially on account of large loans issued to public organizations, at times with insufficient documents, have shocked the nation, with many fearing that the fund may be at the brink of collapse.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Apr 13
Uhuru Kenyatta assumed office as Kenya’s fourth-phase President on Tuesday, solemnly declaring that he would work to enhance and consolidate peace, unity and prosperity. He belongs to a new generation of African leaders born after the ‘wind of change’ that swept across the continent, leading to the attainment of political independence.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Apr 13
The Tanzanian landscape is today dominated by a form of Westernisation that one could safely say has a direct bearing on some of the social problems we see in our society today. Over the last 20 years or so there has been steady erosion of Tanzanian values and culture in part owing to the advent of Western culture through films, music videos, magazines, newspapers, fashion magazines and the like through their most popular vehicle the Internet or multi-TV channels.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Apr 13
For all most taxpayers care, the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is a heartless monster all out to milk them dry and ultimately lie that it has performed so well as to deserve a pat on the back and even bigger cheques for its already overpaid staff.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Apr 13
Azam FC drew nil-nil with visiting Barrack Young Controllers II from Liberia on Saturday and are progressing into the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup league. We salute them and wish them the very best! The march into the last 16 of the league gives us not only pride but also confidence that Tanzania is making noticeable impact on continental soccer at club level.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 7th Apr 13
Today (Sunday), about 12 million Rwandans are remembering the 1994 genocide in which an estimated 800,000 Tutsi and minority Hutu moderates were butchered by Hutu-led soldiers and militias, in what some analysts described as 100 dark and bloody days in Africa’s history of the 20thn century.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Apr 13
We’re witnessing madness, recklessness and dirty politics between the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi(CCM) and its main contender, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo(Chadema). Chadema is accusing CCM of trying to destroy the opposition party by associating it with terrorism; the motive according to Chadema is to ensure the party is deleted from the Registrar of Political Parties.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Apr 13
One may be tempted to argue that it’s all a matter of routine, but this surely should not be dismissed as just some other “you do bad they remember, you do good they forget” business.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Apr 13
It will be recalled that Heads of State and country representatives attending a high level United Nations summit in 2010 re-dedicated themselves to the attainment of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Apr 13
Sometimes many of the solutions to the challenges we periodically face lie well within our reach, that is, if we work hard, consistently and with a sense of purpose. The secret is to look first for what is available, meaning that the resources that are within reach and can be mobilised quickly, rather than going for solutions that are sometimes unrealistic expensive and far from sustainable.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Apr 13
Once touted as part of the solution to the poverty characterising the lot of millions of Tanzanians, especially in rural areas, savings and credit co-operative societies (Saccos) in the country have lost most of their appeal and failed in their mission of improving the people’s lives.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Apr 13
Less than four years before Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there is no sign of any improvement in the standard of athletics in Tanzania. Rio is not all we are focusing on in terms of athletics success, but the standard ought to be raised if we are to excel in other events around the globe as well.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 31st Mar 13
A number of Ilala municipality officials and the owner of the building that collapsed in the city centre on Friday have been arrested, as part of investigations into what led to the collapse of the building and to what extent public officials – or the specific entrepreneur – were responsible.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Mar 13
Millions of Tanzanians are joining their fellow billions of Christians in the world to remember the arrest, torture, killing by crucification on the cross and finally resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom Christianity teaching as documented in the Bible testifies as the Son of God.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Mar 13
Reports from the Tanzania Commission for Aids (TACAIDS) that there is a decline in the HIV/AIDS infection rate among people aged 15 to 49 is a morale booster to all of us, but most especially those in the frontline of the battle against the scourge.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Mar 13
To its credit, the Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa) has seldom been found wanting in sensitising Tanzanians of all walks of life on why they ought to find time to enjoy the benefits of what is commonly referred to as domestic tourism.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Mar 13
Debate is raging among Tanzanians about the expenditure of taxpayers’ money on foreign medical treatment. The focus in this debate has been that public officials focus mainly on their interests at the expense of the rest of the country’s population.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Mar 13
Few sectors enjoy more support from local, regional and international research institutions than does agriculture – where the likes of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Centre of Insect Physiology and Pest Ecology (ICIPE) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are household names even in Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Mar 13
Crises have become endemic in Tanzanian soccer at both club and association level. Seldom during any particular year is there no conflict or bickering linked to the game, and this obtains nearly as much on the Mainland as in the Isles.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 24th Mar 13
Whether we choose to behave like the ostrich and bury our heads into the sand or decide to simply keep silent as if everything is ‘kazi ya Mungu’ (act of God), the truth still remains very clear: We have become a Mafia-state where hit men are hired to eliminate those we see as a threat to ouselves.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Mar 13
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is supposed, and should be, independent, acting and defending public interest, not government or greedy individuals’ interest.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Mar 13
Tanzania is faced with many threats, dangers and risks. Wondering why? The depletion of her forests and the general mismanagement of the environment are but only a few of the most visible.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Mar 13
Late American journalist Kenneth H. Bacon, a former President of Refugees International, dedicated his efforts to helping some of the most vulnerable people in the world – refugees and displaced persons.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Mar 13
Mass failures of students in decisive examinations in Tanzania have for years now left education stakeholders, among them parents, both worried and stunned. There is still no consensus over what can be done to improve academic and professional performance in our schools and colleges.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Mar 13
What now runs as Cashewnut Board of Tanzania succeeded what used to be known as Tanzania Cashewnut Marketing Board – and this through a 1984 piece of legislation, as amended some two decades ago.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Mar 13
The first leg match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers between Tanzania and Morocco national soccer teams will be played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam this weekend. The question is how much, given the “sideshows” it has been preoccupied with for quite some time now, the Tanzania Football Federation has done in ensuring the home side triumphs in this crucial tie.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 17th Mar 13
Plenty of politicking is in midair, salvos being thrown left, right and centre concerning the rapt and torture of New Habari Corporation group managing editor Absalom Kibanda, in what reminds one of how vultures descend on a carcass.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Mar 13
Cutting edge science is possible in Tanzania, and the reigning presidential laureate Joseph Ndunguru this week took that message to those who count – fresh graduates and aspiring researchers at the University of Dar es Salaam.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Mar 13
The establishment of the National Health Insurance Fund in 1999 was an achievement with little record in Tanzania’s history, and Tanzanians ought to genuinely take pride in the development.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Mar 13
This year’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is being marked tomorrow, under the theme: ‘Consumer Justice Now!’ This was confirmed as long ago as last October by Consumers International, the world federation of consumer groups that standing as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Mar 13
The culture of reading, whether it be for entertainment, self-education or any other reason, is rapidly losing its lure and place in the Tanzanian society as most people see it as boring and of little use.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Mar 13
Today, tomorrow and the day after promise to be days with immense significance for Tanzania, as it hosts World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) conferences.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Mar 13
AS the Mainland premier soccer league approaches the end, there is the likelihood of some of teams of ‘cooking up’ results in an effort to boost others. That would naturally involve match-fixing, which is a crime in the soccer world.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 10th Mar 13
Outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who lost by a wide margin to outgoing Deputy Prime Minister and indicted ‘opposition’ leader Uhuru Kenyatta, now declared president in waiting, had bitter words to say about the whole election counting process, failure of the expensive machinery intended to make the counting process automatic, and an apparently flawed manual counting thereafter.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Mar 13
Top government officials, various stakeholders and opinion makers have expressed shock and dismay at the violence meted upon New Habari Corporation group managing editor Absalom Kibanda, also the chairman of the Tanzania Editors’ Forum, and on that basis, easily one of the most respected journalists in the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Mar 13
Tanzania joins the rest the world today in observing International Women’s Day. In particular, millions of Tanzanian women from all walks of life are expected join their counterparts globally to mark the event.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Mar 13
Kenya’s 2010 Constitution, endorsed after the 2007-08 post-election violence in which more than 1,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced, stipulates that a candidate wins the presidency if he or she has more than half of all votes cast in the election.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Mar 13
One of our readers has written us a letter on an issue we consider of immense importance and relevance to our country and people and which we believe calls for serious, even urgent, consideration.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Mar 13
One of the most virulent ills Tanzania is facing today is corruption, and that is precisely why we feel compelled to keep harping on it. Unless we recognise the full extent of this scourge, which is closely related to such things as abuse of office and plunder of national resources and which is therefore one of the causes of our poverty as a nation, we will not be able to develop to our full potential.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 3rd Mar 13
Our neighbours to the North many bonded to us in blood go to the polls tomorrow. We go with them in salubrious empathy. Yet kinship is but anecdotal. Indeed, all Kenyans count, and the entire country matters in ways we cannot possibly put on a premium; our mutual bonds are quite simply priceless.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Mar 13
Economics, we are told, is the branch of social science that deals with the production and satisfaction of human’s basic needs. Human’s basic needs are shelter, foods, and clothes, and the rest are a matter of lifestyle – or sheer luxury.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Mar 13
Muhimbili National Hospital will by the middle of this month have put in place a new medical billing system demanding that patients be attended to only after paying for whatever services they will ultimately get.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Feb 13
Tuesday this week saw Tanzania’s National Audit Office, more popularly known as the Office of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), sign a crucial agreement with its Swedish counterpart (SNAO).
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Feb 13
If all that communities or countries needed to become crime-free zones was some tough talking, the world would long have grown into a paradise. Governments and various other institutions keep talking tough on the numerous vices in society that conspire to make life for one big hell for many and as a few criminal elements seek to have it all happy at their expense.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Feb 13
Water minister Professor Jumanne Maghembe boasts rich experience as a senior cabinet minister. He has previously served as minister for Labour, Employment and Youth Development; Natural Resources and Tourism; Education and Vocational Training; and Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Feb 13
The standard of golf in Tanzania has dropped so much that sports authorities including the Tanzania Golf Union have no option but to take immediate action to reverse the trend if the game is to survive the tempest in which it is caught.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 24th Feb 13
Issues of the country’s rising national debt have been stirred once again, as the Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD), a shadowy think-tank of recent notoriety, updated its past intervention on the rising debt and what it means for the country’s fiscal and budgetary stability in future.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Feb 13
Six out of ten students who sat for the Form Four national examination last year scored division zero. To put things into perspective a total of 240,903 students out of 397,126 who sat for last year’s national examination scored division zero.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Feb 13
Numberless organisations, workplaces and households across the globe keep underscoring the importance of “standards”. Very understandably so, isn’t it? That is, even if circumstances militate against the implementation of plans to that effect and therefore the situation on the ground belies the passion and frequency characterising pronouncements exhorting people to act and behave accordingly.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Feb 13
Dar es Salaam Port found itself making a lucky strike over Kenya’s Mombasa port when the United Nations World Food Programme chose it to handle its shipments of relief supplies to landlocked countries in the region.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Feb 13
Our attention is drawn to a just-revealed recent development having little to do with political events and personalities commonly grabbing the headlines but, by all accounts, meriting pride of place in discussions at national, regional and even world conferences.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Feb 13
The Tanzania Football Federation’s general election, earlier slated for Sunday (February 24), has been rescheduled without a new date being given. Given the way things were going, the postponement is highly welcome – particularly if the federation spends the time between now and Election Day working on whatever issues may have led to the development.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 17th Feb 13
On Friday, President Jakaya Kikwete warned religious leaders to stop uttering provocative words, calling for tolerance among clerics in the country. The President was speaking in Arusha, when he led thousands of mourners from within and outside the country at the burial of Bishop Thomas Laizer (67) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania Northern and Central Diocese.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Feb 13
Some good news is now being heard that frauds and flagrant robberies via software hijack on personal bank accounts stand to be checked after a police dragnet hooked a ring of fraudsters usually operating at around midnight, putting off CCTV cameras and other gadgetry.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Feb 13
Among the most retrogressive steps that the country could make is to stop live television and radio broadcasts of the proceedings in Parliament. The step is apparently being contemplated just because of the disappointing conduct of the business in the august House, pitting some MPs against the chair during the just ended session in Dodoma.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Feb 13
Given the reports we have been getting from Tabora, Simiyu and Geita regions in recent weeks, how could one expect anyone not to wonder whether Tanzania might not be slowly but surely slipping into a situation where anything could happen at the slightest excuse? Indeed, this conspiracy of tragic incidents is a deathly scenario that can only help to portray our country as a highly dangerous to live, visit, do business in, etc.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Feb 13
Last week Tanzanians marked National Law Day. In a way, the day has always accorded people an opportunity to look back and see how far the nation has advanced in ensuring the legal system works as expected in dispensing justice.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Feb 13
The recent improvement of facilities at Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam is worthy of appreciation. It is a welcome break from what was for long clearly an embarrassment to our country.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Feb 13
There is every need for Tanzania’s national soccer team, Taifa Stars, to have long-term projections and concentrate on winning high-profile competitive matches alongside international friendlies.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 10th Feb 13
As President Jakaya Kikwete launched the national identification project on Thursday, it seemed he touched off hopes and assurances in many quarters which have little to do with identity cards per se.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Feb 13
Last week, Air Tanzania Company’s Acting Commercial Director, Mwanamvua Ngocho, claimed that one of our weekend editions, The Guardian on Sunday, which, is our sister newspaper, has been sabotaging the airline.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Feb 13
Monday (February 4) was World Cancer Day, and humankind was expected to mark it accordingly – that is, guided by both the cruel facts about the disease and the other need to recognise and build on the advances made in efforts to tame it.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Feb 13
There are reports that over 8,000 residents of 15 villages in Kagera Region are in urgent need of relief food following the outbreak of crop disease that has destroyed 90 per cent of their banana farms.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Feb 13
There has been a lot of criticism of the country’s education system in the last few days. It has partly focused on the insufficiency of the curriculum, with teachers pointing fingers at those officially responsible for drawing it up and some lawmakers suggesting that corruption was wreaking havoc on the system in question.