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Members split on CA ‘delays’

Members of the Constituent Assembly have expressed mixed feelings over the extension of time for the committee to work on the standing orders with some showing concern for failure by the team...

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Jeshi Stars withdraw from EA netball meet

Jeshi Stars, who were among the four local teams to represent the country in the forthcoming East Africa Netball Championship to be held in Dar es Salaam next month, have opted out. Netball Association of Tanzania (CHANETA) Chairperson Anna Kibira told the ‘Daily News’ in the city that they have instead written to Mbeya City Council team (HAMAMBE) requesting them to replace Jeshi Stars.“ Jeshi Stars have officially pulled out of the tournament and we have, therefore, written to HAMAMBE requesting them to replace them,” she said. “We’re just waiting for their re sponse as the deadline for confirming participation is the end of this month,” she added. Other local teams representing Tanzania Mainland in the championship set for March 22-31 are champions Filbert Bayi, JKT Mbweni and Magereza Morogoro. Others are men’s Arusha City Council, Mangaya and Nakazaroho both of Dar es Salaam. Kibira said countries which have confirmed their participation are Kenya, who will be presented by seven teams — four men’s and three on women’s – and Zanzibar. Countries which are yet to confirmation are Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Seychelles. Kibira said they have not yet secured sponsorship for the event and are working round the clock to make sure they get at least one who will bankroll the championship. Kenya Prisons and Ministry of Communication and Science also from Kenya are defending men’s and women’s champions respectively. Source Tanzania Daily News

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Tanzania accountancy body demands global recognition

The Controller and Auditor General, Mr Ludovick Utouh, has called upon the UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to give some exemptions to Certified Public Accountants (T) holders in qualifying for their examinations. CAG, Mr Ludovick Utouh He said that he believed CPA (T) holders were entitled to special exemptions in ACCA examinations to reciprocate on a similar treatment accorded to ACCA holders by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA). “ACCA should be more considerate in giving exemptions to our CPA(T) holders. I believe it is appropriate for Tanzanian youth to acquire international qualifications,” he said at a seminar for financial journalists in Dar es Salaam over the weekend. Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA). As of May 2012, ACCA was one of the largest and fastestgrowing global accountancy bodies with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries. Mr Utouh said he believed there was a strong reason for ACCA to forge closer working relations with NBAA for the two institutions were working on a similar path to train professional accountants. “We have a very strong and reputable body offering CPA certificates to students. I think they two bodies need to work together,” he said. The ACCA Head of Education and Development in Eastern Africa, Mr George Njari told the ‘Daily News’ that ACCA would be able to give CPA (T) holders special exemptions by October or November this year. He said the move had been delayed as the NBAA were still revising their syllabus. “We have been working with NBAA on that but they are currently revising their syllabus. We’ll be able to subject CPA (T) holders to our process once the revision work is complete.

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China gets tougher on substandard goods

China has announced it will stop issuing visas to all Tanzanian...

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Masaki ‘towers’ raise concern in Dar

Concern has been raised over the legality of some multi-storey buildings, which are being constructed at Masaki in Kinondoni municipality. Several residents interviewed by this newspaper have expressed alarm over the extent ...

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African Barrick pays 10.2bn/- land compensation

African Barrick Gold (ABG) has paid 10.2bn/- in compensation to residents whose land was taken for grand mining activities at North Mara Gold Mine situated in Nyamongo, Tarime District. The ...

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Leopards face French Navy

Dar Leopards Rugby team will have a preseason match against a French navy side at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) grounds on Sunday. The match, which is programmed to start at 4pm, will provide the opportunity for the Leopards to warm-up for their match against the Arusha Rhinos to start the season next month. Their opponents on Sunday are actually members from a team on board a visiting French Navy ship, which is expected to be docking into the Dar es Salaam port this weekend. “For us it’s an opportunity to test our levels and make sure everything is in place before going into our first official rugby game of our cup this season. We encourage local rugby fans to come out in their numbers to encourage their side,” the Leopards’ Chairman, Philippe Poinsot, told the ‘Daily News on Saturday’ on Friday. He confirmed that Sunday’s encounter will be a full combat game, which he is expecting to have many tries. Seeing that his team has been working hard on all the various stages of the game, he added makes him confident of the Leopard’s being victorious and winning the match, although he expects the visitors to give them a big fight. “Such preseason matches are extremely important to the team because you can train as much as you want but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is when you get the chance to face an adversary and see whether or not you can bring out what is required to get the tries,” he said. The actual rugby season starts on the eight of next month and he is pleased the team will get this opportunity on Sunday to test their ability after months of training. With regards to the visitors, Sunday’s game will give them the chance to flex their muscles after months at sea. It will also give a chance for the new players who have joined the Leopards side this season to show how they work as a team. By IMAN MANI, Tanzania Daily News

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