John Namkwahe, The Citizen Tanzania

John Namkwahe

The Citizen Tanzania

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Recent articles by John:

Cancer: early diagnosis is crucial to enhanced health

In spite of the emergence of cancer as a serious public health issue, Tanzania has only two cancer hospitals: Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam as the main cancer hospital, and the Bugando → Read More

Tall order for the new Tanzania Ports Authority board

Dar es Salaam. Works, Transport and Communications minister Isack Kamwelwe has challenged the newly inaugurated Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) Board of Directors to ensure they push up organisation’s revenues. → Read More

Ex-IPTL lawyer joined in Sethi case

A lawyer, who defended infamous Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) in the Escrow scandal case, Joseph Makandege, was yesterday charged with unbailable economic sabotage offences. → Read More

Ex-IPTL lawyer joined in Seth case

A lawyer, who defended infamous Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) in the Escrow scandal case, Joseph Makandege, was yesterday charged with unbailable economic sabotage offences. → Read More

Five University of Dar es Salaam students suspended

Dar es Salaam. The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) administration yesterday suspended five students from studies over what it described as a breach of the institution’s 2011 by-laws. → Read More

Leaders of Dar es Salaam University students body suspended over

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) administration on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, suspended six students pending disciplinary proceedings over what it described as a breach of the university’s by-laws of 2011. → Read More

Sh38 billion cancer project to enhance cancer care in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam. The Tanzanian government, Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), and the French Development Agency (AFD) today Monday, December16, 2019, signed a grant agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth €13.3 million (Sh38bbillion) for the Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP) aiming at enhancing cancer care in Tanzania. → Read More

Much in stock for Chadema women’s wing as Mdee re-elected

Kawe MP (Chadema) Ms Halima Mdee on Friday December 13, was re-elected as Chadema’s women wing (Bawacha) Chairperson, promising to establish a special program for grooming more women leaders in the party. → Read More

Health: Push for pro-poor system

Campaigners for better healthcare access in Tanzania yesterday marched in Dar es Salam, pressing for a health financing system that would protect the poor and marginalized people who are not covered under the current health insurance schemes. → Read More

Fresh concern over cashew payments

Cashew farmers have expressed concern over delayed payment for raw cashews auctioned in the new season contrary to directives issued by the government. → Read More

Sh5.7bn vehicles to boost anti-graft war

Dar es Salaam. The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) says it is focusing on enhancing investigations into corruption cases, particularly in the areas where it previously failed to fully intervene due to lack of adequate vehicles. → Read More

Former Tanzania’s Premier Mizengo Pinda envies India’s greatest

Former Prime Minister of Tanzania Mr Mizengo Pinda has applauded the Government of India and its people for embracing a high-level of democracy since the nation adopted its Constitution. → Read More

NHIF casts net wider with 3 new schemes

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to launch affordable health insurance schemes targeting private and informal sector beneficiaries in a bid to push for universal health coverage. → Read More

Tanzania’s Bombardier Q400 plane seized in Canada

Tanzania’s Bombardier Q400 plane which is among new planes procured by the government for the national carrier--Air Tanzania Corporation Limited (ATCL)-- has been impounded in Canada. → Read More

Public safety concern as Dart buses lack emergency kits

Two months ago, Ms Juliana Kwemba, a resident of Dar es Salaam’s Kimara suburbs, witnessed a horrible accident in which a Dar es Salaam Rapid Bus Transit (Udart) caught fire, leaving trapped passengers struggling to escape. → Read More

Police in Zanzibar holding Kenyan national after causing fatal

Zanzibar. Police in North Unguja-Zanzibar are holding a Kenyan national Juma Bakari, 24, after his car rammed into a wood curving shop at Nungwi killing two people, leaving one in critically injured. → Read More

Ray of hope for infertile couples as Muhimbili is set to open

It is a joy for couples who for a long time have been unable to conceive due to infertility after Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, announced that by January next year, it will start offering fertility treatment to help couples who have been trying to get a baby but have failed. → Read More

Four million men circumcised in Tanzania as part of efforts to

Some 4,456,511 Tanzanian men have been circumcised since the government introduced a Voluntary Male Circumcision Programme in 2009 under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) as part of its efforts to alleviate new HIV infection burden. → Read More

Push for effective audit of extractive sub sector

Extractive sector stakeholders have called for the establishment of a system that will monitor and govern the collection of revenues in the sector. → Read More

TPA boss wrong over Bagamoyo port: investor

Dar es Salaam. The Chinese company behind the $10 billion (Sh23 trillion) Bagamoyo Port project plan has dismissed as “fake news” reports of an ultimatum from the government of Tanzania to accept new contract terms. → Read More