He said the information is not true and the government is now hunting the person who circulated the information for further measures.
Minister Kamwelwe made the announcement yesterday when officiating the 3rd Tanzania annual ICT Conference.
“I was also shocked to receive the information on the coming of the plane because I and my ministry are not aware of the statement…this is very bad and the government will make sure that we search and deal with those responsible of this,” he said.
He urged the public to ignore the information saying that the government would make official announcement when the time comes.
Early this week, a statement went viral on social media saying that Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) had announced that the new aircraft would arrive at Terminal 1 of the Julius Nyerere International Airport; around 11.00 am on Saturday (today).