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Civil Servants In Thousands Dismissed For Holding Fake College Certificates

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Crackdown on corruption has been continued in Tanzania and in the latest move the president has ordered officials the immediate dismissal of 9,900 civil servants who are found to have forged college certificates. The government had also uncovered 19,700 ghost workers last year in March who were on payroll and had robbed the government 238 billion shillings per year. President ...

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John Magufuli Expels UNDP Head Awa Debo For Bad Relation With Colleagues

UNDP Head Awa Debo

Head of the United Nations Development Programme in Tanzania has been expelled by the government citing her poor relations with colleagues resulting with less efficiency in providing adequate services. A press statement released by the Foreign Ministry revealed Ms. Awa Dabo’s bad relations with colleagues have hampered the activities of UNDP in Tanzania. The ministry further added to be asking ...

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Ilboru High School Student Gracious Ephraim Builds Solar-Powered Robot

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A solar-powered robot has been built by a high school student in the country and it is claimed the robotic device can turn its head, can walk, can speak and also is capable of performing other functions. Form six student of Ilboru High School in Arusha city, Gracious Ephraim, has built the solar robot with aluminium box, metal pieces, wires, ...

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Tanzania’s Security Wings On High Alert On Inputs Of Potential Terror Attack

Tanzania’s Parliamentary Defence and Security Committee has a crisis meeting recently alerting all the top security organs following information an international terrorist group is planning an attack. Earlier eight policemen of Kibiti District were killed by gunmen and the attack had been highly debated pointing doubts on national security. According to police the gunmen are still hiding in Dar es ...

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Zanzibar’s Government Funded Pension Scheme Is Role Model For Other Nations

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Zanzibar is much talked about these days in other East African nations and mostly by the elderly people. The semi-autonomous archipelago of Tanzania introduced in 2016 a first of its kind government-funded pension scheme for those citizens who are at least 70-year-old. The elderly is entitled to a monthly pension of 20,000 shillings, which is about 9 USD. The scheme ...

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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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