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Ghost Workers Are Costing Havoc To Government: CAG Report

Annual general report on the financial statement for the year ending 30 June 2015 reveals ghost workers have cost 1.5 billion to the government in the fiscal year of 2015/16. The amount was spent by nineteen public entities from ministries and regional secretarial for making salary payment to 260 ghost employees, reveals the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) report. Professor ...

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Gunmen Kills 8 Security Personnel In Coastal City Of Eastern Tanzania, Kibiti

Eight police officers have been killed in eastern part of Tanzania Thursday night by few gunmen, said the presidency on Friday. In a released statement the presidency added Tanzania President John Magufuli is sorry to know the death of officers and this is the latest in a string of killings that targeted police and politicians. The incidence was in the ...

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Magufuli Government Attempting Rooting Out Corruption Completely

The John Magufuli government in Tanzania is looking ahead to throw out corruption from its root in the country and lately it is learned amendment will be made to the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act as well as to the whistle blowers legislation. Valentino Mlowola, Director General of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) said both the ...

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Tanzania, Uganda Signs Agreement On Energy, Civil Aviation At JPC Meet

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Tanzania has signed an agreement with Uganda for the enhancement of energy and civil aviation. Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, said the agreements were signed at a Joint Partnership Commission (JPC) meeting on Wednesday in Arusha. Uganda too is a member of East African Community (EAC). JPC was established in 2007 in Uganda and the ...

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Bank Of Tanzania Reduces Discount Rate By 4%

Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has lately cut down on discount rate by 4 percent and this is expected to improve the credit sector in the private sector. The current discount rate is 12 percent and it is believed the lending rates too will be reduced by commercial banks. This will further improve in money supply to the national economy. Since ...

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Passports Of Water Project Employees Confiscated

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli is well praised by Western donors for pushing his policies of anti-corruption drive and lately he has ordered the confiscation of passports of those foreign employees of an Indian infrastructure company, Overseas Infra-structure Alliance (India) Private Limited, which manages a water project and that is said to be running late. Nicknamed as “the Bulldozer,” the president ...

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Tanzania Backs Down. Not To Publish Names Of Online Gay People

Tanzania has taken a U-turn and lately said not to be publishing the list of gay people who are not abiding to the law that selling sex online is barred. The government had earlier shut down several AIDS clinics which were accused of promoting homosexuality and threatened to publish names of gay people who are alleged of selling online sex. ...

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