Tag Archives: Arusha

Tanzania Sets Stricter Regulations For School Buses Following Deadly Accident

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Tanzania has now cracked heavily on the safety features of school bus following a recent deadly crash that killed 35 people and most of them were school children. Stricter safety rules have been hovered to help prevent such crashes in future. According to Arusha senior assistant commissioner of police, Yusuph Ilembo, the school bus must take precautions while transporting school ...

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Arusha Children Mostly Molested By Close Relatives: Report

Arusha – Gender and Children Desk head at the Arusha Central Police Station Happyness Temu revealed about fifty school children in the city have been molested by close relatives including uncles, cousins, brothers and even male parents. She added the children don’t know whom to report when they are abused by their own parents or close relatives. Moreover, the victims ...

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Tanzania Posts Corporation Makes Operational Changes For Faster Delivery Of Documents

Dar es Salaam – From Tuesday people will start receiving their letters, reports, documents and various products directly at their offices and homes from Tanzania Posts Corporation. The move is to make the agency more efficient and bring operational changes in the delivery methods to clients across the country. The Postmaster General, Acting Chief Exxecutive of Tanzania Posts Corporation, Fortunatus ...

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Two Melbourne School Girls Rumored Linked To Tanzanian Males On Trip

Each year students from the prestigious girls school in Kew, east Melbourne, are taken to Tanzania trip to raise funds for poor students at St Judes in Arusha. This year two girls from Methodist Ladies’ College, MLC, are reported to have been disciplined after the Africa trip that took place last month. The school didn’t disclose the misdemeanour of the ...

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Highaway Upgrade Project Kicks Off Between Tanzania, Kenya

Arusha: Cross-border trade between Tanzania and Kenya is expected to be enhanced in future as a key link road between the two nations is underway. From Arusha-Holili in Tanzania to Taveta-Voi in Kenya, the superhighway will bring prospects with making movement of goods easy. The expansion of the multimillion-dollar project will be carried out in two phases in the country ...

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Kenya tour operators now welcome to Tanzania

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya has finally resolved a long-standing dispute with Tanzania, which initially restricted her tour operators from dropping off tourists to sites within the neighbouring country. East African Affairs Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie (front right) with her counterparts from Uganda and Tanzania The breakthrough was realised by East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie during a two-day stakeholders meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. While Tanzanian operators have been dropping off tourists to Kenyan towns, including the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the Tanzanian authorities had restricted their Kenyan counterparts to dropping off their tourists in Arusha, Dodoma, Moshi, Musoma and border towns of Namanga, Isebania and Lungalunga. During the talks which were concluded on Thursday, Kenya and Tanzania agreed to fully implement a bilateral agreement signed between the two countries in 1985. The agreement spells out how tour operators will conduct their business across the borders. The agreement also outlines among other things the drop and pick up points for tourists visiting both countries. The two countries however agreed to hold a bilateral meeting in the coming months in order to update the agreement to incorporate emerging issues. Kandie has hailed the progress, terming it “a win-win situation for all”. “The arrangement will encourage private sector to private sector partnership between the operators in the two countries. This is timely and in accordance with the introduction of a single regional visa.” On the sidelines of the meeting on “Issues on Tourism and Wildlife Management”, Kenya and Uganda held exploratory talks to prepare grounds for a proposed bilateral meeting which will lead to the signing a bilateral agreement on tourism and wildlife management. By OSCAR OBONYO, The Standard

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Arusha Rhinos set to promote local rugby

Making efforts for rugby to be an important sport in the country still remains as one of the Arusha Rhinos’ main priorities. Arusha Rhinos Taking action so that school children, teachers and their community, at large, come to know the importance of the game, is one of the issues included in their strategy this rugby season. Rhinos Captain, Justin Trappe, made these points clear during a telephone conversation with the ‘Daily News’. He spoke with emphasis on their ongoing programme to groom local youngsters within the Arusha community, who have shown an aptitude and interest in the sport. “We also have rugby training centres in other areas such as Mtwara, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Mwanza regions as well as Moshi District in Kilimanjaro Region. The main aim of this programme is simply to make rugby a popular sport in the country,” he said. Another person, who he mentioned as being very much involved in the push for development of the game in the country is the Tanzania Rugby Development Officer (TRDO), Juma Kittyler. Based in Arusha, Kittyler is not only one of the people who are making the local rugby association grow, but he is also “a good player as well as a coach” for the Rhinos. Trappe added that it was Kittyler, who actually started the current programme. Kittyler said in an interview with the ‘Daily News’ yesterday that local youth desire to learn a different sport from football and this is one of the things which motivate him. “Rugby can take the youth far if they give it their best. At first I didn’t know how the society would take this programme, but to my surprise I got a very good response. Then I joined the Arusha Rhinos, who are the professionals in this game,” he explained. He went on to say that ever since the programme started he has seen an immense difference and a real achievement in the number of youngsters, who have talents. What these youngsters are lacking, he maintains, is professional guidance and vital necessities for playing the game, such as balls and the means to pay coaches. Kittyler teaches youngsters involved in the programme voluntarily because they are financially unstable. He is proud of the fact that todate he has managed to coach six boys, who are now qualified players in the World Rugby Association (WRA). By IMAN MANI, Tanzania Daily News

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