You have a long way to go, President Magufuli
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Feb 16
About 10 per cent of Tanzanians control the bulk of our country’s economy, according to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa. What this means is that the economy is in the hands of a mere 5 million people.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Feb 16
SUB-SAHARAN Africa, withTanzania no exception, is lagging behind on key development goals relating to safe water, income and health, even though the nation has benefited from a growing economy over the last few years.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Feb 16
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THE GUARDIAN | 8th Feb 16
TANZANIA’s representatives in this year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) leagues, Young Africans and Azam FC must sparkle at the continental soccer platform to ensure they make the country proud.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 7th Feb 16
News which broke out on Friday in the National Assembly that the much-anticipated construction of the central railway line to standard gauge may remain an elusive dream is indeed disappointing.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Feb 16
On Thursday President Dr John Pombe Magufuli spoke his mind and bared heart by talking tough on the performance of the Judiciary, vividly showing his dissatisfaction with the way things were being done by one of the three pillars of state.
NIPASHE | 6th Feb 16
RUVU Shooting imekuwa timu ya kwanza ya Ligi Daraja la Kwanza (FDL) kukata tiketi ya kushiriki Ligi Kuu Tanzania Bara msimu ujao. Timu hiyo inayomilikiwa na Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa (JKT) ilijihakikisha kushiriki Ligi Kuu msimu wa 2016/17 baada ya Jumapili kushinda 2-1 ugenini dhidi ya Lipuli FC mkoani Iringa.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Feb 16
'We can. I can.' is the tagline for the 2016 World Cancer Day that is held on February 4, every year. In marking the 10th anniversary of the global awareness campaign, the aim this year is to prove that every single person can make a difference in the fight against cancer.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Feb 16
The Zika virus like Dengue fever, is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitos, is thought to cause birth malformations through mother-to-child transmission. Infected babies often die or are left mentally disabled.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Feb 16
WE are crying SOS for primary school pupils in Same District, Kilimanjaro Region who are reported to be gradually putting aside their pens and books to instead embrace a controversial local khat cult.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Feb 16
With almost a decade of service work in Tanzania under his belt, slain British helicopter pilot Roger Gower embodies dedication and commitment to the war on poaching. The 37-year-old pilot from Birmingham, England, started work in Tanzania some eight years ago.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Feb 16
FIRING and hiring of football coaches have been the ordinary trend for most of the Mainland premiership clubs, season in season out. While few of the clubs happen to do so with genuine reasons, most of them are actually wasting huge resources to meet personal interests.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 31st Jan 16
A sort of bombshell has towards the end of the week hit the financial sector at the announcement of a directive by the Ministry of Finance for public organizations and government agencies to remove deposits with commercial banks.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Jan 16
The Civic United Front ( CUF), the largest opposition party in Zanzibar politics, has said it loud and clear that it will not take part in the anticipated Zanzibar’s rerun polls.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Jan 16
TEACHERS are the first set of people who give a child a sense of self or validation outside of the home. If they are successful at imparting their knowledge and building a child's confidence in his or her abilities, or in encouraging a child to pursue certain skills or even dreams, then they would have had a positive impact on that child's life.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Jan 16
This week, we again witnessed another drama about the much debated Tegeta escrow account when lawyers representing Harbinder Singh Sethi, issued a press statement warning lawmakers from debating or making any reference about the matter, in the Parliament.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Jan 16
Going by the global development trends Tanzania’s education sector needs serious rebirth if it is to be relied upon as a regenerative engine of the nation’s progress.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Jan 16
When Member of Parliament Dr Pudensiana Kikwembe promised to feed all secondary school day scholars in her district should she be voted the constituency’s MP, she may have had good intentions of fulfilling her pledge.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Jan 16
HARDLY six months to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there is little evidence that Tanzania is making serious enough efforts to gear up for the event. For every Olympics or Commonwealth Games, it has been virtually common practice for Tanzania to be represented by minority games like athletics, boxing, table tennis and, most recently, swimming.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 24th Jan 16
Top officials at the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) told this newspaper on Friday that they are looking for close to Sh100bn to finance procurement of electronic fiscal devices for use by traders all over the country, as a follow up on an earlier directive by President John Magufuli.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Jan 16
For the past one month now various media outlets have been reporting on situations of extreme scarcity of food (famine) in some parts of Dodoma Region. The reports caught attention of the public about two weeks ago when residents of certain areas of the region were discovered to have resorted to feed on stuffs that are not fit for human consumption.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Jan 16
The impact of climate change in Tanzania is already evidenced in several areas for key sectors over the last decade. It is in fact projected that future climate change could be much worse, leading to significant economic costs to the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Jan 16
A sustainable business is one that is conscious of its environment and cares for the community in which it operates starting with its own employees. What on earth would befall a business, that traditionally, it’s very purpose is to create profit, to forego this basic objective and give to charity or donate to environment conservation initiatives? This conservative thinking is what has brought the world to the brim of destruction.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Jan 16
The secret behind becoming prosperous, ensuring a turnaround in lifestyle, among others, resides in spurring industrial development. Although many developing countries envisage to become industry hubs, they fail to adopt the right policies and strategies.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 17th Jan 16
When someone we know dies of a disease, people go to great lengths to make his funeral a success. They volunteer for everything and use a lot of money to cater for the burial rites.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Jan 16
The government programme to see all Tanzanian children accessing free basic education kicked off this week, but with some hiccups that should be resolved. According to media reports gathered from across the country, parents’ response to register their children this year was three-fold compared to previous years, thanks to implementation of President John Magufuli’s election campaign promise.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Jan 16
COMPLAINTS on delays in pensions to teachers have been on the increase despite efforts being made by government and pension funds to address the problems. Only recently, Samson Mkotya, chairman of the Dodoma Tanzania Teachers Union was quoted saying the union is overwhelmed by cases of teachers seeking their rightful dues many months and years after retirement.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Jan 16
Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) has reported that the country harvested 148,00 tonnes during the just ended season due to bad weather. The board had earlier projected to harvest 250,000 tonnes of seed cotton, due to bad weather the projection was revised to 200,000 tonnes, but after prolonged dry spells in some parts of the country, we ended with 148,000 tonnes.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Jan 16
How does a person with vision or hearing imparity cross a road in Dar es Salaam or any of the country’s cities? They do not, because it is suicidal, short of a Good Samaritan walking them across against the honking motorists who claim sole proprietorship of the roads, persons with disabilities dare not take the risk.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Jan 16
The government recently banned the sale of cut fruits and any food items in what it described as unhygienic surroundings. However, for slum dwellers in any of the country’s cities, what standard does one use for hygiene? A pit latrine made up of rusted iron sheets and pieces of old newspapers passes for ‘clean toilet’ in the slums, the same would be abhorred across the road in the residency of the wealthy one per cent.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Jan 16
The global soccer fraternity has witnessed how Tanzania’s Mbwana Ally Samatta has elevated himself to an incredible height and become one of the continent’s recognisable players of the new generation.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 10th Jan 16
A new approach being pursued by the government with regard to the demolition of homes in unauthorised areas, which kicked off in Dar es Salaam a couple of weeks ago, makes a lot of sense.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Jan 16
Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training Prof Joyce Ndalichako on Thursday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) to submit to her office scientific explanation to back up its decision to introduce the Grade Point Average (GPA) system in evaluating Form Four and Form Six students.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Jan 16
We are delighted with the decision by the country’s Immigration Department to embark on a nationwide crackdown on illegal immigrants who live and work in the country without permits.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Jan 16
At the end of December last year Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan signed an agreement finalising two firms tasked with carrying out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Jan 16
Tanzania has changed from being perceived as a backward country in East Africa, to being seen as a progressive example to the region. Measures that have made President John Magufuli popular, include fixing tax evasion loopholes and cutting out ‘unnecessary’ expenditure to boost revenue collections.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Jan 16
As of today, the wails and tears of the ongoing demolition of structures in flood prone valleys will be as strong as the El Nino winds and rains. Victims are crying foul play and sympathizers are calling the operation cold and inhumane.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Jan 16
Promotion of women soccer in the country took another important step forward at the end of last year, when the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) announced plans to organise the Women Premier League this year.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 3rd Jan 16
The government, through the Police Force and Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), recently introduced a new traffic fine payment system whereby traffic offenders will be paying fine through their mobile phones.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Jan 16
The year 2015 has come and gone. There is no doubt that, at the individual level, everyone had dreams which either came true or completely failed to materialize. Those whose dreams failed to come true in 2015 should never give up, simply because giving up in life is tantamount to committing a criminal offence.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Jan 16
WE have learnt with disgust about many employers not heeding the government’s seven-day ultimatum to give all employees contracts, valid working contracts and permits for foreigners.
THE GUARDIAN | 31st Dec 15
Tanzania has been battling against corruption since the early days of independence, and the efforts have been re-doubled in the last two decades with the adoption of a new and comprehensive anti- corruption strategy.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Dec 15
It is beyond comprehension that the very basics of life are not guaranteed yet Tanzanian farmers, more than 80 per cent of the country, are still expected to produce and develop.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Dec 15
HARBINDER Singh Sethi came with a briefcase, full of faked documents, some few years ago and obtained roughly $200 million ( 440billion/-) from Tegeta escrow account and a free power plant without sweating much.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Dec 15
With cricket stakeholders in Tanzania, just like their counterparts in other sports disciplines, preparing to bring down the curtain on this year’s sporting season have every reason to feel proud of what they have achieved in the season.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 27th Dec 15
Numerous homilies were pronounced on Christmas Day in different religious gatherings and what was actually a phenomenal occurrence, this year’s Christmas Eve took place at the end of Maulid celebrations.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Dec 15
Land conflicts pitting farmers against pastoralists in various parts of the country have now become an order of the day. There are numerous and frequent reports about people, especially farmers, being injured or killed by pastoralists over land conflicts in various parts of the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Dec 15
We are all blessed to have another Christmas around. Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Dec 15
It leaves much to be desired when a country that boasts an active police force and continental military presence fails to protect its most vulnerable citizens, women and children with albinism, Year after year, one incident after another, each more gruesome and shocking than the last, a mother here, a child there, amputated here, killed there, the woeful tragedy seems to have no end in sight, at least not in the foreseeable future.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Dec 15
Christmas is just around the corner. Therefore we should remain united in the spirit of peace, tolerance and respect regardless of political and religious differences.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Dec 15
Legally speaking, malpractice is an instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional. There can be several types of malpractice, in this case let’s look at medical practice which occurs when a doctor fails to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Dec 15
Determination by volleyball enthusiasts in Tanzania to uplift the standard of the sport have continued to gain momentum as Dar es Salaam Regional Volleyball Association (Dareva) organised a regional league several months back.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 20th Dec 15
In what could be described as an abnormal incidence, Dar es Salaam city fathers have in the past two days engaged in demolition of hundreds of residential houses built on what are termed as hazardous areas.
NIPASHE | 19th Dec 15
Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF), limefuta mkutano wake mkuu uliopangwa kufanyika jijini Tanga mwezi huu. Kufutwa kwa mkutano huo kumekuja zaidi ya wiki moja tangu Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA), kuzifunga akaunti za shirikisho hilo na kuchukua fedha zote.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Dec 15
On Wednesday President John Magufuli praised the newly appointed Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) acting Commissioner General, Dr Phillip Mpango, for breaking the record in revenue collection.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Dec 15
For quite sometime now, Tanzania especially in the banana growing areas has fought in vain the banana wilt affecting all types of bananas. The disease, Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW)- is very destructive disease which can destroy100 per cent of the crop where it hits.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Dec 15
The 10th World Trade Organization Conference is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. The Conference which is held every two years is taking place in Africa for the first time, although WTO was born in 1994 in Marrakech, Morocco.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Dec 15
Here is what to expect next time you go shopping, a receipt that lists all your purchases and then before you jump down to the total you should take a second to consider the formula used to reach that total, maybe you will be inspired to pay better attention to what your MP is doing to represent your rights; here is the basic formula, what you bought + 18%Tax= Total cost Let’s start with the dictionary definition of tax; From the Latin ‘taxo’ to mean ‘rate’, tax is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a state to fund various public expenditures.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Dec 15
Last Thursday, Tanzanians joined the international community to observe the International Human Rights Day and various activities to that effect were conducted in the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Dec 15
Promotion of hockey in Tanzania made a significant step forward recently when the country’s hockey governing body organized a schools tournament in Dar es Salaam. The event attracted primary and secondary school teams from around Dar es Salaam, as well as an invited outfit from Lindi Secondary School.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 13th Dec 15
President John Pombe Magufuli yesterday swore in his newly appointed ministers and their deputies, officially ushering in the start of the new government. The 34-member cabinet carries high public expectation given the pace already shown by the President himself, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Prime Minister Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Dec 15
For those who closely followed the unveiling of the new cabinet on Thursday by President John Magufuli at the State House they could well have skipped a heartbeat when the President disclosed that a total of Sh2 billion had been set aside to finance a special seminar for newly appointed ministers, that is, a cordial, luxurious retreat.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Dec 15
Kenya and Tanzania in October, this year have agreed to scale up joint onslaughts against poaching, terrorism and drug trafficking. Elephant and rhino poaching has become a big concern in East Africa, affecting tourism which is a key foreign exchange earner.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Dec 15
There is not a street across the nation that was yesterday not swept or a dustbin not emptied, if there was, it was in direct violation of a standing Presidential order. Celebrated every December 9th, the day Tanzania freed herself from British rule, the Independence Day was this year honoured differently, ushering a new age for the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Dec 15
Dar es Salaam currently holds the 12th position worldwide as the dirtiest city according to the 2008 Forbes magazine report on the “25 Dirtiest Cities in The World” based on the Mercer Health and Sanitation Index Score.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Dec 15
The National Board of Accountants and Auditors hosted annual gala last weekend in Dar es Salaam whereby different private companies and public institutions won accolades for best presented financial statements for last year.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Dec 15
Efforts by Tanzania to stamp its authority in international soccer circles have, again, come into view as the country had recently planned intensive preparations for its participation in the 2017 U-15 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 6th Dec 15
Since he took office a month ago, President John Pombe Magufuli has literally hit the ground running. The pace at which he has been making very tough decisions and taking extremely bold moves, all aimed at sending the message to the nation that we really must run, run, run and run while others walk, has left many people utterly breathless.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Dec 15
Since Dr John Magufuli took over as the fifth president of this nation he has embarked on clearing the mess in various government institutions for the major objective of restoring sanity in the way such institutions are required to operate.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Dec 15
The 19 days of activism prevention of abuse and violence against women have come again Every year since 2011 the world campaign sponsored by the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) and other partners is meant to awaken the world on the problem of gender-based violence wrecking the world.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Dec 15
Taxation is a long practice since the establishment of governments all over the world. For every government to run its administrative work efficiently needs finance that is usually generated from citizens in the form of tax and non tax income.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Dec 15
Climate change has increasingly become a global concern that needs global efforts to tackle and is a global challenge to both sustainable livelihood and economic development. The adverse impacts of climate change are now evident in many parts of the world, including Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Dec 15
As the world marks the World AIDS Day today, it is heart wrenching to learn that pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS and children are less likely to get treatment care than other adults.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Nov 15
The Tanzania Football Federation’s move to form a committee for inspiring the national soccer team, Taifa Stars, to win their World Cup qualifier playoff matches against Algeria early this month was uncalled for.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 29th Nov 15
An earthquake of sorts has gripped the hearts and minds of many Tanzanians, not only from the steps taken so far by President John Magufuli since he took office, but, even more poignantly, the measures he took against the Tanzania Revenue Authority management on Friday.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Nov 15
Reports are awash in public circles detailing how the fifth phase government is facing a serious cash crunch. The financial crisis has prompted President Dr John Pombe Magufuli to institute a series of austerity measures aimed at restoring financial sanity in the government.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Nov 15
We are appalled by recent revelation of widespread illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in our society. A recent study on peace and security in Tanzania has attributed insecurity in some parts of the country to the spread of small arms and illicit weapons.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Nov 15
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Nov 15
Farmers in Tanzania are experiencing difficulties in accessing and applying agro- inputs, vital tools in crop production. This despite the fact that Tanzania is among the countries that assented to the Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security agreeing to dedicate 10 per cent of their national budget allocation to agriculture development.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Nov 15
Members of Parliament face a challenging task in fulfilling their core and at times conflicting responsibilities within government and society. They are expected to provide a voice for the people for example represent their constituents' interests and views within the national government.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Nov 15
BARELY a week after Tanzania’s national soccer team (Taifa Stars) earned us the worst shame in recent memory, Mainland and Zanzibar teams have kicked off the Senior Challenge Cup in Addis Ababa.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Nov 15
Yesterday Tanzania marked the climax of the World Toilet Day and Sanitation Week. It is estimated that about 2.4 billion people do not have adequate sanitation worldwide.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Nov 15
The government has reassured the public that the planned modification of Dar es Salaam’s popular Coco Beach will not violate Tanzania’s laws – notably, we believe, the 1999 Land Act and the 2004 Environmental Management Act.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Nov 15
Young people are often heralded as the leaders of tomorrow, yet in reality they are already leading important change today. People under age 30 make up over 60 per cent of our 2.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Nov 15
Who cares about your safety at work? The answer is no one, not your immediate supervisor and not even your own self. Before you argue otherwise, first ask yourself, do you know where the emergency exit is in your office building? Are there fire extinguishers in your building, do you know where they are and can you operate them? When was the last time your office conducted an emergency drill, in fact have you ever conducted an emergency drill? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider yourself the exception rather than the rule.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Nov 15
We saw it all: a matter of three minutes into the second half was enough to frustrate hosts Taifa Stars during the first leg of the 2018 World Cup playoff against visiting Algeria at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 15th Nov 15
News is awash in public circles affirming that a cross-section of erstwhile voters are now discarding their Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) cards in protest against what they term as ‘failure by the authorities to respect the will of the people expressed through the ballot box’.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Nov 15
On his first official work day, President Dr John Magufuli paid a surprise visit to the Ministry of Finance before he held a high-profile meeting at the State House the following day.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Nov 15
We are more than excited to hear that the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is optimistic that it will collect a staggering 12.3 trn/- in taxes in the 2015/2016 financial year.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Nov 15
The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has launched a campaign to teach school students not to use chemical laden cosmetics. The campaign has being christened ‘Operation to Eradicate Cosmetics with Toxic Chemicals,’ and is being conducted in the Southern Highlands as a starting point ahead of being rolled out across the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Nov 15
With Dr John Magufuli having just taken over as Tanzania’s fifth-phase President, a World Bank Doing Business Report has slightly moved the country a step up the ladder in improving the business environment.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Nov 15
The world has poised itself to end extreme poverty by 2030, only 15 years from now. The goals are very ambitious and one might even argue that they are rather unrealistic. Had the argument been from an individual or small agency, it may well be swept under the carpet with the rest of the dirt but the argument is from the World Bank.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Nov 15
The retirement of Twiga Stars’ talismanic striker Ester Chabruma puts pressure on the Tanzania Women Football Association (TWFA) to inject new blood into the game. The striker has left behind players who are also predominantly on their last-gasp of breath and are expected to follow Chabruma’s steps in the not so distant future.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 8th Nov 15
President John Magufuli earned a measure of respect on Friday morning when he stormed, virtually, into leisurely offices of the Ministry of Finance to hold some urgent consultation with its senior officials.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Nov 15
The new President, Dr John Magufuli, has hit the ground running with the appointment of George Masaju as his Attorney General. Masaju first served in the legal docket during Jakaya Kikwetes last term of his presidency following the resignation of former Attorney General, Frederick Werema, who was implicated in the Escrow Account scandal.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Nov 15
There's no doubt that elections are over – except in Zanzibar, where democracy has been muzzled by the powers that be. Zanzibar is again proving right the notion that in African countries, it’s all so easy to preach democracy but so tough to practise it.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Nov 15
Young people are often heralded as the leaders of tomorrow, yet in reality they are already leading important change today. People under age 30 make up over 60 per cent of our 2.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Nov 15
Last week President Jakaya Kikwete launched the Commodity Exchange that is aimed at unlocking the farmers’ potentials in marketing their agricultural commodities. Inaugurating the exchange in Dar es Salaam, the President was not hesitant to highlight the fact that the launch was an historic one because it would usher in revolution in agriculture, which the country largely depends on for its economic take off.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Nov 15
“The most important security is that of the stomach," Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), declared at the opening of the conference on agriculture and agro-industry, "Feeding Africa", held in Dakar, Senegal from October 21-23, this year.