John Namkwahe, The Citizen Tanzania

John Namkwahe

The Citizen Tanzania

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Recent articles by John:

Challenging times for Tanzanian broadcasters

Local broadcasting stations that air international content will see the going tough as the communications regulator amends its regulations to compel them to seek its approval before airing such materials. → Read More

Parties step up initial election preparations

Political parties stepped up their preparations for the forthcoming General Election yesterday as the day for commencement of actual campaigns draws closer. → Read More

Illegal online medical products raise eyebrows

Rapidly growing technology has been pointed out as one of the factors for the rising numbers of filed cases associated with illegal online sales and promotion of medical products in the country. → Read More

Campaign against communicable diseases launched in Dar es Salaam

WaterAid Tanzania has on Wednesday August 5, launched a nationwide campaign, which aims to improve hygiene behaviours amongst Tanzanians in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, which include the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Government orders TPDF officers to stop sand mining along Tegeta

The government has on Tuesday ordered the Tanzania People Defense Forces (TPDF) officers to stop sand mining activities along Tegeta River after residents of Kisanga B, Tegeta filed a complaint that the army officers were extracting sand from the riverbed, something that was deemed as an environmental hazard. → Read More

Over 17, 000 counterfeit condoms removed from Tanzanian market

A total of 17 076 packets of counterfeit and unregistered condoms have been removed from the market by the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA). → Read More

Covid-19 immunity: Can you catch it again?

Despite winning the battle against the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19), Fred Kasalamba, 29, from Dar es Salaam, still adheres to the given health guidelines to prevent himself from contracting the novel virus again—as some scientists in the world have warned that a recovered Covid-19 patient can catch the virus again. → Read More

Why fallen hero was private sector’s icon

The private sector that Tanzanians know today is largely the work of the just-departed former President, Benjamin Mkapa. → Read More

New loans plan leaves students fuming

Higher learning students are experiencing financial difficulties to sustain costs of living after the Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) is reportedly to have reduced students’ accommodation and meals loans for the fourth quarter of the 2019/20 academic year. → Read More

Women miners secure key licence

Tanzania Women Miners Association (Tawoma) has secured a licence from the Tanzania Mining Commission to carry out value-addition to minerals especially gemstones and other precious metals such as gold and silver, a move that would enable women to earn more income. → Read More

Russia to repatriate its citizens from Tanzania and other

The government of Russia through its Embassy in Tanzania will tomorrow repatriate its citizens from Tanzania amid Covid-19 pandemic fears, The Citizen understands. → Read More

Magufuli names new TIC head

President John Magufuli yesterday appointed a new head of the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) which is responsible for coordinating, promoting and facilitating investments in the country. This comes amid reports of some government officials leaving their posts to contest for political positions in the looming elections. → Read More

Embassies urged to woo investors

The TCCIA President further cited that the manual system also forced the local business community to incur extra costs in doing business attributed to manual processing of export documents in terms of administrative bureaucracies and transportation costs. → Read More

Tanzania Government Seizes Gold Worth Sh2.9 Billion

The government has nationalised 27.488 kilograms of gold worth over Sh2.9 billion which were illegally smuggled from Kenya. → Read More

Chadema says they have lost trust in the Inspector General of

The main opposition, Chadema, said yesterday they have lost confidence in the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro, accusing him of being used to foster the interests of the ruling party CCM by oppressing opponents. → Read More

Tanzania government seizes gold worth Sh2.9 billion

The government has nationalised 27.488 kilograms of gold worth over Sh2.9 billion which were illegally smuggled from Kenya. → Read More

Stamico to buy $10m gold a week

Dar es Salaam. The State Mining Corporation (Stamico) says it will be spending $10 million (about Sh23 billion) per week on buying gold from local miners. → Read More

Membe insists he’s still a CCM member, but party says no way

Former Foreign Affairs minister Bernard Membe (pic-tured) maintained yesterday that he was still a bona fide CCM member, adding that he did not rule out presenting himself for nomination by the party ahead of the October presidential election. → Read More

Tourism boost as Qatar Airlines resumes flights

Qatar Airways yesterday officially resumed its scheduled flights between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Doha, Qatar, raising hope of a rise in the number of tourists visiting the East African nation. → Read More

Private sector players have high hopes on budget

The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) has applauded the national Budget tabled in Parliament on Thursday for setting measures to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which has negatively affected the health and business sectors. → Read More