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Tickets Discounted for Uganda vs Ghana World Cup Qualifier

Photo: FUFA

An image produced to promote the discounted tickets of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia between Uganda Cranes and Ghana Black Stars on October 7 at Namboole.

press release

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia

Uganda Cranes vs Ghana Black Stars

7th October, 2017

KO: 4pm

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

FUFA has offered a 16.6% discount (5,000/-) off an ordinary ticket of 30,000/- to the first 10,000 fans who will purchase tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia match between Uganda Cranes and Ghana Black Stars on 7th October, 2017 at Mandela National Stadium.

The discounted ticket will be sold at 25,000/- (Twenty Five Thousand Uganda Shillings Only).

Only 10,000 tickets will be on market at a discount.

The tickets that are on a limited offer will be available to the fans on market for 6 days only starting Monday 25th to Saturday 30th September, 2017 at FUFA House.

“The offer from the FUFA Marketing Department will give the fans an opportunity to purchase tickets early enough as they prepare to support their heroes against Ghana. We would like to see the fans cheer on the Uganda Cranes like they always do when the National team plays at home,” said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.

After 30th September, depending on the availability, tickets will be withdrawn from the market for the release and distribution of other categories of 30,000/-(Ordinary), 70,000/- (VIP Blue seats) and 150,000/- (VVIP) to the designated selling points.

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When Gashora Girls Became Africa’s Debating Giants

By Donah Mbabazi

When it comes to public speech and debating, Gashora girls are a class apart. From wining debating competitions locally, they have taken the continental stage by storm. Last week, the girls won the Africa Debate Championship that was held in Uganda- a triumph that has made them a continental household name in the debating field.

Nikita Isabellah was one of the girls on the team that beat off serious completion from some of the best schools on the African continent.

She says though they worked hard for the competition, the win was a surprise because the competition was tight.

“The competition was very tough, participants were so many from different countries, but it was a good fight. We had intense preparations, mostly watching videos of the world championship,” the 16-year-old says.

Asked about how she felt when declared the winner, she says she first felt speechless because it was a surprise.

“We could barely believe it was happening. I feel happy that I was able to represent my school and my country,” she adds.

For Nikita, a Senior Five student offering Physics, Chemistry and Biology, debating is more than just exchanging ideas; it’s a platform through which she hopes to live her dreams.

“I chose to join debating mainly because of the schools I went to; they gave me access to this platform. In addition to that, the participants were smart, they were more of achievers, quick thinkers and every other thing that I wanted to be so I chose to join,” she says.

About the secret to winning the debating competition, Nikita says believing in their potential was the key. She believes that though one might encounter challenges, they should always believe in themselves and aim for the best.

“There is a lot to learn when it comes to debating, delivering a concept in a way that everyone in the room will understand is a huge step that is important in so many ways today, and this we learn in the debating world.

“Debating teaches us to believe in ourselves, it’s like each time you lose you keep going forward till you make it. Also, people get to think about what others are not,” she adds.

Natasha Teta Semwaga, a Senior Six student majoring in Mathematics, Physics and Geography and a member of the Gashora team, emerged as the best speaker. She believes that quick thinking is one thing that contributed to their victory.

“We had to think fast, we had to do all that we could to see that we were better than them and it was mostly determination that helped us win,” she says.

Though public speaking isn’t something she’s always looked up to, Teta has come to love her newly discovered talent.

“I wouldn’t say public speaking has always been my passion, I hated it at first because I always saw it as something complicated. But when I tried it I discovered that it was something, I actually identified with and I love it,” she says.

She plans on building a strong debating culture because she believes that the youth have a lot to learn from it.

“My achievements are mainly personal developments, I have been learning to improve with all the competitions that I have taken part in. I believe that regardless of whether one wins or not, there is still something to learn,” she says.

Teta sees debating as a platform to defy certain stereotypes in society.

“Through debate, we can prove people wrong, it’s now a fact that girls in sciences can now debate. The other thing is that it shows people that you can speak your mind regardless of your gender,” she says.

Teta’s proudest moments involve her time with teammates. “I wouldn’t say I have one proud moment, but every single time we work together is a proud moment for me,” she says.

For Cynthia Cyuzuzo, a Senior Five student majoring in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, it was her first time to take part in such a big competition and though it was a bit scary, she was unwavering. She says the experience was intense and exciting at the same time.

“It was fun for me and I learnt a lot. I love everything about debating, the arguments, the intense listening and the overall sharing of knowledge. Yes it can be tough but in the end, especially when you’re the winners, it’s all worth it,” she says.

She calls upon fellow students to embrace debating because there is a lot to learn, not forgetting the skills, such as public speaking, that can help one be competitive on the job market.

“Go do it, it might seem hard at first but as long as you want it, you do your best to make it and the experience is amazing,” Cyuzuzo advises aspiring debaters.

Samantha Bell, the coach of the students believed they would make it and indeed they did not disappoint.

“I felt so great and I am so proud of them. I saw a lot of confidence and I knew they would make it because I had seen how well they had performed. It was really great to see them win,” she said.

Bell believes that the team’s success was a combination of different things, one being the experience the girls had in debating, second, as a team they were the right people to work together, and as individuals, they are intelligent and well informed girls.

Bell urges other students in Rwanda to embrace this field arguing that it will give them public speaking ability and help them to analyse situations and be quick problem solvers.

The bigger impact of debate on ,society

Kismat Uwamwiza, the head of the debating team at the University of Kigali, says debating competitions have a great role to play for students, especially girls.

“Apart from sharing information, it boosts one’s confidence in terms of public speaking. It also helps one to learn how to work in a group, for example sharing time and ideas,” she says.

Uwamwiza also believes that debating gives one that winning spirit to the extent that one will do whatever it takes to see that their team wins.

“I do believe that debating takes away that inner fear that we always have, and gives us the confidence to stand and defend ourselves. One can speak up and express themselves,” Uwamwiza says.

She calls upon girls who still have inferiority complex issues to embrace debating because this way, they will overcome.

Dieudonne Ishimwe, the founder of National Young Entrepreneur’s Debate Championship, says Rwandan society, especially the youth, need to have public speaking skills to increase critical thinking, and this is where the necessity for debating comes in.

He says that the advantages that come with the activity are numerous and that embracing it would mean success in so many aspects.

“It encourages diversity of knowledge because of the need to research. It encourages people to think out of the box because in a conflict of ideas, it’s where we can get the best of ideas. People get to be informed and they also learn from each other,” he says.

Ishimwe is also of the view that depending on how fast the world is running, students need to be equipped with skills that ought to help them out there.

“Nowadays, the world is moving faster, regardless of what you do, there is that need to connect with other people and this is done through communication. Whether getting a job or running your business, these skills are needed, hence debate is very important,” he says.

He is appeased by the fact that debating is building strides since more students are taking it upon themselves to form debating clubs and practice weekly. This shows progress if one compares with past years.

How can a debating culture be instilled in the youth?

Schools should find a way of rewarding those who have the passion; this in the end will encourage more students to hop on board. Debating is such a fine way of engaging students in very important aspects that are developmental towards society.

Penina Umutesi – Secretary

Schools should be institutions that not only impart certain knowledge, but also, mind about important skills such as public speaking. Such skills can only be attained through activities such as debating, hence students should be provided with such platforms.

Muhuma Kanizio – Student

Clubs should be created where students can be helped to get debating skills, this in turn will give them the opportunity to participate in decision-making on meaningful issues that can have an impact.

Deborah Nanyonga – Office administrator

Debating has the ability to impart students with a sense of insight and responsibility as they get to research on a range of topics. This is why learning institutions should use this kind of platform to nurture their students with such skills by making it compulsory for all students to participate.

Felix Kayihura – Lawyer

Sierra Leone: Chinese Ark Peace Arrives to Offer Free Medical

The Chinese Naval medical Ship, Ark Peace, yesterday arrived the shores of Sierra Leone hoping to deliver free medical service to 200 people within five days, from Thursday, September 21 to Monday, September 25.

The Chinese naval military ship, which has aboard six hundred and eighty-one naval officers, according to Task Group Commander Guan Bailin, would depart the shores of Freetown on September 26, 2017.

At snap ceremony held in the conference room of the ship, Rear Admiral Guan Bailin reflected on the significance of diplomatic relations between China and Sierra Leone, stating that their mission to offer free medical service to Sierra Leone was geared towards enhancing co-operation between the two countries.

He disclosed that Ark Peace was commissioned in 2008 and had sailed to thirty-one countries, providing free medical service to people, adding that “this is the first time the ship has visited West Africa.”

The naval commander recounted China’s contributions to the development of Sierra Leone and co-operation between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1971, including medical assistance China provided to Sierra Leone during the Ebola in 2014, among others.

Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh welcomed the team and reflected on the origin of diplomatic relationship between the two countries, which he said was championed by late President Siaka Stevens and Chairman Moa of China.

“China has made its presence in Sierra Leone in terms of development. We are grateful for all the contributions China has made to Sierra Leone since we established diplomatic relationship in 1971,” he said.

“We have made to climb the ladder with the help of China in a win-win situation. The contribution of China in the sector is so profound and we are very much grateful for that. I believe your medicine would help the people because we need assistant.”

Vice President Bockarie Foh praised the Chinese military and thanked the Government and People of China for their thinking in providing free medical service to Sierra Leoneans.

The ceremony climaxed with a tour of the facility by the Vice President, Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Wu Peng, the media and other dignitaries from various institutions.

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South Africa: On the Cancer Trail in Rural Kwazulu-Natal

Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN’s crumbling system?

Phindile Mthembu is nervous. “I am very worried. I have been experiencing a discharge – and a very bad smell,” she says, picking at a loose thread on her denim skirt.

This is a common symptom of early cervical cancer, according to guidelines published by the African Palliative Care Association. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in South Africa, estimates calculated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer found in 2012.

Mthembu and about 50 other women, some with children, have been queueing for hours outside the Umzimkhulu primary health clinic about 110km from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. By the early afternoon, the floors of the clinic are strewn with apple cores and the leftovers of other snacks mothers had packed for their toddlers.

A team of volunteers, social workers and nurses from the nonprofit organisation, the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa), is making its way to the clinic along the winding road from Pietermaritzburg. Trailing behind them is Cansa’s mobile clinic, from which the team conducts screening for various cancers, including Pap smears to detect early signs of cervical cancer, which is mostly caused by the sexually transmitted infection the human papillomavirus.

Like many other patients in the queue, Mthembu came to the clinic unaware the Cansa nurses would be there. But she believes their presence is an unexpected blessing.

Mthembu says she watched her mother suffer from uterine cancer and is determined not to make the same mistake. “My mother was too scared to check what is wrong with her – in the end, doctors had to remove her womb.”

Inside the clinic, operational manager Nozingisa Makhanya runs her index finger over the pages of a tattered logbook. “In the last two weeks, we have only done five Pap smears. Today, with the Cansa people here, we have already done eight and it’s only early afternoon.”

Makhanya says most women who come to the clinic are happy to have Pap smears done, but staff do not always have the equipment available to conduct the tests. The clinic only recently received stock of vaginal speculums, the metal instrument used to inspect the cervix. As a result of the stock-out, no Pap smears were done in July.

Nurse Carmell Smith examines a patient as part of CANSA’s mobile cervical cancer screening unit that canvasses areas of rural KwaZulu-Natal when funding allows. (Joan van Dyk)

South Africa’s cervical cancer treatment guidelines show the five-year survival rate of cancers diagnosed early ranges between 75 and 95%. Although the government has implemented measures to ensure early detection and prevention, some patients still slip through the cracks at overburdened primary healthcare facilities.

Cancer care for diagnosed patients in the province is on the verge of collapse. As of June, the province has only two public-sector oncologists left, both working at Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. A probe by the South African Human Rights Commission, released just after the last specialist left, found waiting lists for treatment stretched between eight and 10 months. Long-awaited appointments are often rescheduled when treatment machines break periodically. The report found that there were no functioning machines at Addington Hospital in Durban between August 2014 and March 2016. This further increased backlogs, with patients being transferred to be treated on one of only three working machines at Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.

For patients at Umzimkhulu, Cansa’s mobile clinic can only do so much, says nurse Carmell Smith. After patients’ results are communicated to them, usually within two weeks, they are again dependent on under-resourced state facilities.

Collateral damage in an ongoing collapse?

Just after lunch, there is still a queue of women waiting for Pap smears. But Smith and her team are packing up to return to Pietermaritzburg. Umzimkhulu’s rural setting forces the team to leave early to avoid driving in the dark.

These women will probably be screened at a public-sector clinic. But for them, even early detection may not save them from becoming collateral damage in the systematic collapse of KwaZulu-Natal’s health systems.

The National Health Laboratory Service probably won’t have the funds to conduct biopsies for cancer. In May, the laboratory was R1.5-million short on its operational budget and owed suppliers upwards of R850-million. The laboratory runs about 300 clinics and conducts tests for the public health sector.

Luckily for Mtembu, her Pap smear will be processed by a private laboratory. Before taking the long road home, she admits that there was no reason to be scared of the test. “I am so happy I did it. It went smoothly, nothing painful. That lady nurse Carmell was very kind, shame.”

This is the latest story in a series of stories on cancer services in KwaZulu-Natal. Catch the next long-read installment online and in the Mail & Guardian this Friday.

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Nigeria: NNPC Mulls Partnership With Danish Firm On Animal Feeds Production

By Chineme Okafor

Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it would partner a Danish firm, Unibio A/S Limited in a joint venture operation to produce animal feeds with the government of Denmark financially guaranteeing the project with 10 per cent equity finance.

The corporation in a recent statement from its Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, stated that the proposed joint venture company would be engaged in the production of animal feeds from Nigeria’s abundant natural gas resources.

It explained that methane gas would be converted into protein within this process, and that it would have no negative impact for human consumption.

According to the NNPC, Nigeria’s animal feeds industry was worth about N800 billion annually, and it would want to participate in it.

NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru was represented by NNPC’s Chief Operating Officer, Ventures, Dr. Babatunde Adeniran, when the business delegation from Denmark led by the Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Torben Gettermann visited.

Baru was quoted as saying that such collaboration would impact on Nigeria’s ability to generate additional revenue, guarantee food security and job creation for its people.

Baru explained that the corporation was considering the partnership with the Danish firm to utilise the abundant natural gas resources of the country for the production of animal feeds as part of its diversification agenda into non-oil ventures like other national oil companies.

“This proposal, though it is coming newly, has already started gaining traction in the industry and across the globe especially in Europe. Nigeria being the first point of call in Africa, we can leverage on the opportunity to increase the revenue of the country through local food production,” Baru said.

Baru also described the project as laudable, saying it was capable of making positive impacts on the country’s economy.

Similarly, the statement quoted Gettermann as saying that Unibio had revolutionised natural gas conversion into animal feeds.

“There are huge possibilities in view of the demands for this kind of feeds and it will boost food production in Nigeria tremendously. The benefits are not only in local production and consumption of the feeds but also in terms of revenue generation in foreign currencies through export,” he said.

He said Nigeria was an important partner to the Danish government both politically and economically, adding that the Danish government had established a special office in Lagos to facilitate trade relationship between the two countries.

Shedding more light on the proposal, the Chief Executive Officer of Unibio A/S Limited, Mr. Henrik Busch-Larsen, stated that the company owned the right to a unique fermentation technology known as U-Loop technology which enables natural gas conversion into a highly concentrated protein product called Uniprotein.

Busch-Larsen, explained the product could be used to feed animals such as pigs, poultry, and fish.

He noted that Uniprotein had a raw protein content of at least 72 per cent which is a key component in animal feeds and can conveniently substitute the traditional proteins in animal feeds such as fishmeal and soybeans.

He also alleged that multinational food and care products companies such as Nestlé, Procter and Gamble, as well as Colgate-Palmolive, had already started using the products as feedstock in their manufacturing processes.

Supreme Court Now Asked Vacate Presidential Petition Judgment

Nairobi — Chief Justice David Maraga has been petitioned to vacate the full judgment of the presidential petition to be delivered Wednesday at 10am.

In his petition, Derrick Malika Ngumu claims that he is in possession of what he describes as highly confidential and detailed documents with evidence relating to the misconduct of two Supreme Court judges, Philomena Mwilu and Isaac Lenaola.

“The detailed analysis of the said documents relate to the period around the filing, hearing and determination of the presidential election petition case of Raila Amolo Odinga & another versus Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission and two others as read and delivered on September 1st,” reads part of the petition.

Ngumu argues that the majority ruling issued by the Supreme Court on September 1 is questionable because it contained input from the two whose independence has been put to question through a separate petition.

The petitioner, who identifies himself as the Executive Director of Angaza Empowerment Network based in Mombasa, also argues that the allegations contained in the petition are so grave as to constitute a dire miscarriage of justice and transgression of the law should they be proven as true after a full investigation on the matter.

“It is our humble prayer that on the basis of the foregoing, that you invoke your powers as conferred by the constitution of Kenya in your capacity as the President of the Supreme Court that you forthwith and immediately vacate the judgment in the Raila Amolo Odinga & another versus Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission and two others.”

Ngumu who also refers to himself as a whistleblower says in the petition that it was his civic duty that saw him bring the issue of the impropriety of the said judicial officers to the attention of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

“On the 18th September we filed a petition with the Judicial Service Commission praying for the investigation of the grave allegations contained in the documents in our possession,” he adds.

The petition which was filed on Monday saw the chairman of the National Council of NGOs Stephen Cheboi calling for the resignation of the Supreme Court judges in a letter to newsrooms.

“These allegations certainly bring to the fore a great and sinking feeling that Kenya did not get an unbiased decision in the petition from its last refuge for justice. This has severely eroded confidence in the Supreme Court and the judgment it delivered on the case,” reads part of the statement.

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Bees Attack Police, Protestors Outside Supreme Court

Photo: Brian Moseti/Daily Nation

St Johns Ambulance attendants assist a beggar who was stung and injured by bees outside the Supreme Court.

By Brian Moseti

Police and protestors outside the Supreme Court were forced to flee after they were attacked by bees.

One person was said to have been injured after being stung by the bees that attacked around 11.40am.

The police and protestors had to stand at a safe distance but away from the Supreme Court gate.

It is not clear where the bees came from.

The bees attacked as the Supreme Court judges delivered the full ruling that nullified August 8 presidential elections.

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We’re Ready to Pay the Ultimate Price – CJ David Maraga

By Sam Kiplagat

Chief Justice David Maraga has accused Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett of ignoring calls to beef up the security of judges and courts, exposing them to danger.

In a statement issued after a day-long meeting with other members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), CJ Maraga said the judiciary and judges would, however, soldier on to discharge their mandates.

OATHS

He said they are ready to pay the ultimate price for defending the Constitution and the rule of law.

“JSC notes with dismay that the Inspector-General of Police, who is expected to provide security to all government facilities, has repeatedly ignored calls to act, exposing judicial officers, property and litigants to danger,” he said.

The CJ maintained that the judiciary is an arm of government equal to both the executive and the legislature.

And if leaders are tired of having a “strong and independent judiciary”, he said, they should call a referendum and abolish it altogether.

“Before that happens, the Judiciary will continue to discharge its mandate in accordance with the Constitution and individual

The CJ maintained that the judiciary is an arm of government equal to both the executive and the legislature.

And if leaders are tired of having a “strong and independent judiciary”, he said, they should call a referendum and abolish it altogether.

oaths of office,” he said.

DEMO

He said it was saddening that the judiciary and judges, especially those of the Supreme Court, have come under constant attacks, culminating in demonstrations, which were held outside the Supreme Court Building in Nairobi and in Nyeri, Nakuru and Eldoret.

Mr Maraga stated that the demonstrations bordered on violence and were intended to intimidate the judiciary and individual judges.

“The Judiciary has not and will never seek to direct the other arms about how to perform their functions,” he said.

“In the same vein, we will not allow anybody to dictate to us how to discharge our mandate as given by the people of Kenya under the Constitution. We want to state that the rule of law must be allowed to prevail at all times.”

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Wafula Chebukati Suspends IEBC ICT Chief James Muhati

By Ibrahim Oruko

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has ordered suspension of three officers in the ICT directorate in what he says is an effort to restore waning public confidence in the commission’s ability to prepare and hold a credible repeat presidential election.

In an internal memo, Mr Chebukati has ordered CEO Ezra Chiloba to suspend ICT Director James Muhati, ICT Coordinator Paul Mugo and ICT officer Boniface Wamae.

‘FAILURE’

He says the three fell short of assisting the commission successfully discharge “its collegial and constitutionally enshrined mandate”.

“This suspension is necessary to not just restore the waning public confidence in the commission’s ability to prepare and deliver credible polls but also assert the integrity and fidelity of the commission to the rule of law,” Mr Chebukati writes in the memo.

Mr Muhati and the two officers were in charge of the commission’s Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) platform during the August 8 General Election and Mr Chebukati notes that the ICT security framework and security measures deployed failed to eliminate the risk of external interference with the commission’s systems.

SERVERS

Mr Chebukati says the framework further failed to address internal risks posed by ICT officers, somewhat acquiring super administrator access to server that was their day-to-day operational server.

“In your subject memo, you have not responded as to why a server that was meant for day-to-day operations by staff was used for official purpose of transmitting forms 34Bs,” Mr Chebukati tells Mr Chiloba in the memo.

Mr Chebukati further tells the CEO that the plenary of the commission had approved usage of SFTP as well as usage of a secure IP address.

The plenary had further considered the creation of read-only account for use by the chairperson designated as presidential@iebc.or.ke and another— results@iebc.or.ke.

SECOND TIME

“No proposal was ever tabled or considered in establishing an account in the personal names of the chairperson/NRO (National returning officer),” he says.

If Mr Chiloba will act on the directive, it will be Mr Muhati’s second suspension this year.

He was sent on a compulsory leave on May 26 after he was accused of sabotage.

He was accused of refusing to cooperate in the audit of the commission’s ICT systems in readiness for the August 8 General Election.

Mr Muhati was replaced by his deputy at the time Chris Msando, was murdered and his body dumped in a thicket in Kikuyu a few days to the high-stakes poll.

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Tanzania: Aviation Players Told to Fix Snags

By Sauli Giliard

THE government has tasked aviation stakeholders to come up with solutions for problems facing the industry, including a decline of cargo deliveries at airports.

Officiating the first National Civil Aviation Forum in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa (pictured), pointed out that since the government was investing heavily on infrastructures, the challenge was how to reverse the trend of dropping cargo.

At the forum organised by Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), the minister said it had been noted that flowers from Arusha as well as fish consignments were not being transported directly from the country, but through Entebbe and Nairobi airports in Uganda and Kenya, respectively.

Prof Mbarawa said the trend was worrisome, tasking the participants in the forum themed “Taking Civil Aviation Industry in Tanzania to the Apex” to come up with solutions.

“Any cargo plane can land at Mwanza Airport which has the longest runway in the region … but fish from Mwanza is being transported through Entebbe Airport and flowers from Arusha through Nairobi,” the minister noted sorrowfully, stressing: “We need short and clear answers on these challenges.”

In the forum attended by sector ministry officials, those linked with institutions under its umbrella, aviation companies including Air Tanzania, FastJet and Precision Air, the minister emphasised that the government needed a focused Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the construction of aviation infrastructures.

“Policy can’t be changed without inputs from stakeholders; we count on your inputs to solve the challenges facing the industry,” the minister said.

Among the challenges raised in the forum was the shortage of pilots, technicians, the trained cabin crew, which the minister said could be tackled if the stakeholders played their roles effectively.

Mr Hamza Johari, the TCAA Director General said since the country was striving to attain middle-income economy status, aviation stakeholder engagement was important.

Meanwhile, Mr Johari was currently striving to improve airport infrastructure, including radars, power stations and expanding existing ones to accommodate as many passengers and planes as possible.

In order to attract more planes to fly upcountry, the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) suggests that many sectors, including agriculture, should be linked to the aviation sector.

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