INNOVATIONS IN BANANA CROPPING SYSTEMS IN TANZANIA

Some 80% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for a living. In the North-West, near Lake Victoria, banana is the most important staple crop. The majority of production however is through subsistence farming rather than commercial production. By introducing new banana varieties and providing training on technical management as well as marketing skills, the … Continue reading

THE TANZANIA RAILWAYS LIMITED ACQUIRES 25 BRAND NEW WAGONS FROM INDIA

THE Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) has acquired 25 Ballast Hopper Bogie (BHB) brand new wagons worth 4.3bn/- from Ms Hindustan Engineering and Industries in India geared towards improving the central railway line. The company will also acquire passenger wagons from CIM Company in France by next December. This is in line with the Big Results … Continue reading

EU DONATES VEHICLES FOR AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN TANZANIA

THE European Union (EU) handed over 21 motor vehicles worth about 1.4bn/- to spur productivity and competitiveness in the country’s agricultural sector. The vehicles will be distributed to five institutions that work on various projects under the EU funded Trade and Agriculture Support Programme. The benefiting institutions include Tanzania Coffee Research Institute, Tanzania Cotton Board, … Continue reading

TANZANIA PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION GOES LIVE WITH METRICSTREAM AUDIT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

MetricStream, a market leader in enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions announced today that the government-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has gone live with MetricStream’s solution for risk-based audit management. Built on an integrated GRC platform, the solution consolidates internal audit activities in a single framework to drive greater transparency and efficiency, while … Continue reading

KCB BANK DONATES ULTRA SOUND MACHINE TO MOSHI BASED HOSPITAL

KCB Bank Tanzania Limited has recently donated an ultrasound machine to Moshi based Mawenzi Regional Referral Hospital. The machine will now enable patients with kidney problems and expectant mothers to get appropriate diagnosis which has been lacking for the past 18 months.

FLOATING HOSPITAL FOR LAKE ZONE REGIONS

In August 2014, Tanzania s expected to have its first medical ship which will service the Lake zone regions. This ship will be the first of its kind in Tanzania and Africa. The ship is being set up by the Christian Life World Mission Volunteers at Kamanga Ferry in Mwanza. The ship will have a … Continue reading

LEGAL AID HELPLINE IN THE PIPELINE

A national legal aid service helpline is to be set up to assist Tanzanians, especially in the rural areas with legal aid services. The helpline with cover the whole nation with immediate response to those who seek legal assistance. The helpline is set to commence its services in September this year. Upon completion of implementation, … Continue reading

IRON PRODUCTION SOON TO TAKE OFF AT LIGANGA STEEL PLANT

Steel production at Liganga steel plant in Njombe district is expected to be in full production by 2018. The average turnout is estimated at 1 million tonnes per annum which will make Tanzania one of the leading iron producers in Africa. Source : Daily News

WORLD BANK TO BOOST EDUCATION IN TANZANIA THROUGH “BIG RESULTS NOW IN EDUCATION” PROGRAM

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has approved support for Tanzania’s “Big Results Now in Education” program, which aims to raise the quality of education in the country’s primary and secondary schools. The Board also approved further support to the ongoing Science and Technology Higher Education project which is helping produce more highly-skilled … Continue reading

AMBONI CAVES IN TANGA UP FOR A “FACELIFT”

The Tanzanian government in collaboration with the French government will develop the historical Amboni caves in Tanga Region to boost tourism in the area and antiquities studies in the country. The initial stage will be to improve and develop the caves’ infrastructure including roads and recreation buildings for visitors in order to improve access to … Continue reading