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Tanzania: Come to Ruvuma, We Have Ample Power, Tanesco Appeals to Investors

By The Citizen Reporter

Madaba — Large investors who look at Ruvuma Region as a prospective investment area have been assured of ample power supply by the Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (Tanesco).

Tanesco Ruvuma Regional manager, Eng Patrick Lwesya, told team of editors who are touring Tanesco projects in Njombe, Ruvuma and Mtwara regions that upon completion of Makambako-Songea transmission line, Ruvuma Region will be assured of ample power supply.

“People in Ruvuma had been experiencing power shortages but this project, which will connect us to national grid, will give us enough electricity for small,medium as well as large customers,” he said.

Fr his part, the Makambako-Madaba-Songea Power project manager, Eng Didas Lyamuya, said in fact Tanesco hs already starts supplying power to investors.

“We have already constructed a power line to Kabambe Tea factory which is under construction in Njombe Region. We completed the project only two weeks after the former deputy minister for Energy and Minerals (Mr Medard Kalemani – who in the recent Cabinet reshuffle he was named minister for Energy) directed us to make sure that the investor is given enough power,” he said.

Detailing, Eng Lyamuya noted that initially the investor asked for 1MW and Tanesco has already built a power line which will provide that amount f electricity.

“But, should the investor need more than that we will make sure that we give him all power he would need… this project we are undertaking will assure us of enough power,” he said.

Eng Thomas Mhando, who supervises construction of the tea factory owned by Unilever, thanked Tanesco f the gesture noting that they were now undertaking the construction with assurance that they will start production soon after completing the construction.

“Tanesco has indeed completed construction of a power line to this site and we are now sure that once we complete construction of the factory we will start production without delays because we have enough electricity,” he said.

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Come to Ruvuma, We Have Ample Power, Tanesco Appeals to Investors

By The Citizen Reporter

Madaba — Large investors who look at Ruvuma Region as a prospective investment area have been assured of ample power supply by the Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (Tanesco).

Tanesco Ruvuma Regional manager, Eng Patrick Lwesya, told team of editors who are touring Tanesco projects in Njombe, Ruvuma and Mtwara regions that upon completion of Makambako-Songea transmission line, Ruvuma Region will be assured of ample power supply.

“People in Ruvuma had been experiencing power shortages but this project, which will connect us to national grid, will give us enough electricity for small,medium as well as large customers,” he said.

Fr his part, the Makambako-Madaba-Songea Power project manager, Eng Didas Lyamuya, said in fact Tanesco hs already starts supplying power to investors.

“We have already constructed a power line to Kabambe Tea factory which is under construction in Njombe Region. We completed the project only two weeks after the former deputy minister for Energy and Minerals (Mr Medard Kalemani – who in the recent Cabinet reshuffle he was named minister for Energy) directed us to make sure that the investor is given enough power,” he said.

Detailing, Eng Lyamuya noted that initially the investor asked for 1MW and Tanesco has already built a power line which will provide that amount f electricity.

“But, should the investor need more than that we will make sure that we give him all power he would need… this project we are undertaking will assure us of enough power,” he said.

Eng Thomas Mhando, who supervises construction of the tea factory owned by Unilever, thanked Tanesco f the gesture noting that they were now undertaking the construction with assurance that they will start production soon after completing the construction.

“Tanesco has indeed completed construction of a power line to this site and we are now sure that once we complete construction of the factory we will start production without delays because we have enough electricity,” he said.

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Simba Coach Hails Sky-High Leap

By Benjamin Ben

NEVER recorded before, Simba’s ten goals in just three matches, Emmanuel Okwi’s rare six-goal gain in just 180 minutes added by the team’s 270-minute clean-sheet, all are symbols of valour to the head coach Joseph Omog.

Omog said he was very much delighted with the records as nothing like that has been recoded before in the Mainland Premier League. Though they are second-placed in the title chase led by Mtibwa Sugar, Omog said he was very proud of all players whose commitment, fighting spirit and tactical superiority helped the club to claim a sky-high success with the league still at the infancy.

Omog said he is pleased with his side’s perfect start of the season after registering two wins and one draw from three Mainland Premier League matches. Speaking after the weekend’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Mwadui at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Omog said Simba head into the golden era this season.

“We have played our third match without conceding a goal. This is very pleasing indeed,” the Cameroonian tactician said. He further revealed that he was particularly impressed with the third goal netted by John Bocco. Which he said completely sealed off the thrilling encounter.

“I congratulate Bocco for netting his first goal for his new club this season. Ever since he recovered from injury, he was not perfect enough, but today (Sunday), he has shown that he will make it big in near future,” Omog said.

The Simba supporters were seemingly unhappy with double substitutions made by Omog, especially when he rested Ghanaian import, Nicholaus Gyan for Mwinyi Kazimoto and Shiza Kichuya, who was replaced by Laudit Mavugo as they (fans) wanted Bocco to be substituted.

However, the former Azam FC hitman shut them up by scoring a stunning goal to enable his team collect maximum three points from the home soil.

Emmanuel Okwi is currently the top goal scorer in the league having scored six goals to his name and the Ugandan international has so far netted in both two competitive games he featured for Msimbazi giants, he only missed on the score sheet in a goalless draw against Azam FC as he was reportedly outside the country.

With the triumph, Simba are still placed second in the league table, two points adrift leaders Mtibwa Sugar who are the only side to have accumulated maximum 9 points from all three matches, though their wins were in a slim margin of one goal.

Azam occupy the third spot with seven points so as Simba, but superior goal difference favours the later. Singida United and Mbeya City have both notched six points and occupy the fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Tanzania Prisons are sixth on the log with five points in hand as they drew two matches with a single victory. The reigning champions Young Africans were pushed to seventh spot after being held to a 1-1 draw by Majimaji FC in Songea over the weekend.

League debutants Njombe Mji FC and Stand United are both winless and pointless, hence remain at the base of the table as they aim to make a remarkable comeback this weekend.

Meanwhile, in unexpected turn of events, Njombe Mji FC have reportedly parted ways with Head Coach, Hassan Banyai following series of dismal performance.

The statement released by the club’s Communications Officer, Solanus Mhagama, said Mrage Kabange who served as Assistant Coach, will now steer the team until further notice from the top management.

They have lost all their three opening clashes with the first upset being a 2-0 home defeat from Tanzania Prisons at Saba Saba ground before succumbing to another 1-0 home defeat from Young Africans and lately they bowed down 1-0 to Mbeya City at Sokoine Stadium, Mbeya. GeOfReY

Chirwa, Mwashiuya Fit, Tambwe Doubtful

YOUNG Africans’ Zambian striker Aubrey Chirwa and Burundian Amissi Tambwe remain a major doubt to feature in the Sunday’s Mainland Premier League encounter against Njombe Mji at the Sabasaba grounds in Makambako.

Team Doctor, Edward Bavu told the ‘Daily News’ yesterday that while Chirwa and winger Geoffrey Mwashiuya have started light training yesterday, Tambwe is still sidelined and was undergoing special treatment.

“Chirwa and Mwashiuya started light training today (yesterday) and we will continue to monitor their fitness before they are cleared fit to travel with the rest of the squad to Njombe for the league fixture,” he said.

He added; “Tambwe is still on special treatment … we expect him to start light training in a week time and thereafter, the technical bench will decided whether to use him or not depending on his fitness.”

Other players who were on the injury list and are said to have resumed training include goalkeeper, Beno Kakolanya and attacking midfielder, Hussein Akilimali.

Yanga will be searching for their first league win this season, after their disappointing kick off in which they were held to a 1-1 draw by determined Lipuli FC at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on August 27th, this year.

Other league matches lined up for Sunday include a fixture to pit Singida United, who will play host to Mbao FC at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma, Mtibwa Sugar will welcome Mwadui FC at the Manungu grounds, Turiani, Morogoro, while Kagera Sugar will host Ruvu Shooting at the Kaitaba Stadium in Bukoba.

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Tanzania: Tigo Tanzania Pioneers Under – Five Mobile Birth Registration

Tanzania digital lifestyle company, Tigo, is supporting the government under-five birth registration initiative through innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificate for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration initiative in Iringa and Njombe regions is expected to benefit more than 200,000 under five children in the two regions.

The programme brings registration closer to the community by establishing registration points at existing health facilities and at the community ward executive offices. This will enable parents in these two regions to have access to more than 700 registration points. Moreover, there will be more than 1,500 Registration Assistants equipped with 800 mobile phones donated by Tigo to support the registration process.

Tigo has been partnering with Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) and UNICEF (www.UNICEF.org) in scaling up this project in Njombe and Iringa regions following success registered in Mbeya and Mwanza regions where more than 400,000 under -five children have been registered and provided with birth certificate from 2013 to date.

Speaking after the launch of the Project in Iringa and Njombe regions in Southern Highlands of Tanzania, Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez said: “Tigo is proud to be the sole telecommunication company partnering with RITA, UNICEF and other stakeholders in order to make sure that every child birth in Tanzania does not go unaccounted for because identity is a basic right for every child.”

Mr. Gutierrez added that “through innovative mobile technology application, which ensures that birth registration data is uploaded and sent to a central database at RITA in real-time, we have been able to demonstrate our strong commitment to building a societal ecosystem that brings the promise of technology to life in the communities where we operate”.

The under-five birth registration initiative marks a significant shift in accelerating birth registration in Tanzania, after years of stagnation.

“We are transforming the system to make it easier for children and their families to access the entitlement of a birth certificate,” said Emmy Hudson Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA), responsible for the programme.

UNICEF Representative in Tanzania Maniza Zaman noted that ‘Improving birth registration for under five children will help Tanzania make rapid progress in ensuring its children are on the path to attain their rights. It will also help the Government to put in place the basic legislative framework necessary to position its 23 million children under the age of 18 at the top of its development agenda’.

So far the initiative has covered 2 Regions – Mbeya and Mwanza, and will cover an additional 10 Regions including Iringa and Njombe aiming to facilitate the establishment of a sustainable model of birth registration targeting 3.5 million girls and boys under the age of five. According to the Tanzania Demographic Health Survey (DHS) 2010, only 16% of children under the age of five have been registered by civil authorities, with the worst challenge being in the rural areas.

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Tanzania: Magufuli Mourns 12 People Killed in Bus Accident

By Joyce Joliga

Njombe — President John Magufuli yesterday sent condolences to the families of 12 people killed in a bus accident in Njombe Region on Sunday.

Dr Magufuli said in a statement released to the media by the Director of Presidential Communications, Mr Gerson Msigwa, that he had been saddened by the news.

“We should pray for the families of those who lost their lives and also pray for the quick recovery of those who were injured in the accident,” the President said.

The accident occurred at around 7.15pm in Njombe District and involved a bus travelling to Songea from Dar es Salaam, according to Njombe Regional Police Commander Pudenciana Protas.

She said preliminary investigations had established that the driver of the bus belonging to New Force Enterprises was speeding at the time of the accident in which 11 people were also injured, some seriously.

“We have established that the driver was speeding when he lost control of the bus, which veered off the road and overturned. We’re looking for the driver, who fled from the accident scene…we want to question him in connection with this accident, which is a result of dangerous driving,” Ms Protas said.

Most of those who died in the crash were residents of Ruvuma Region. Njombe Regional Medical Officer Euxeli Kessy said 11 bodies had been received at Kibena Regional Hospital in Njombe Town.

Twelve people who were injured in the crash were also taken to the hospital for treatment, but one died shortly after being admitted.

Dr Kessy said seven bodies had been identified by relatives, and would be ferried to Ruvuma Regional Hospital where they would be collected for burial.

He appealed to people whose relatives and friends were travelling on the bus to come forward and identify the remaining five bodies so that they could be released for burial.

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Bus Claims 12 Lives in Njombe

Twelve people died while 28 others injured on Monday night after a bus they were traveling veered off the road and overturned in Njombe.

The accident, involved a New Force Company bus, occurred around 1930 hours after the driver failed to control the vehicle due to high speed.

Njombe Regional Police Commander (RPC), Prudenciana Protas said the injured persons were sent for treatment in Njombe and Ruvuma regional hospitals.

Some of the injured person were treated and discharged, but still 12 are hospitalized… three in Ruvuma and the rest in Njombe,” RPC Protas said. He said four are admitted in Njombe Hospital sustaining life threatening injuries and are in serious condition.

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Twelve Killed While Eleven Others Seriously Injured in a Bus Accident

Photo: The Citizen

The bus accident scene.

By Joyce Joliga

Njombe — Twelve people have died while eleven others were seriously injured after the bus they were travelling in from Dar es Salaam to Songea overturned.

Njombe Police Commander Pudenciana Protas said the accident occurred at around 7 PM at Lilombwi village in Njombe district.

Ms Protas added that the bus, which is property of new force bus Services Company, overturned after the driver, Mr Charles Chirwa, lost control due to speeding.

Njombe medical officer said the hospital received a total of eleven bodies and 12 people who were injured at around 10 PM. However Dr Chirwa said one people died as he was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

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Knowledge Use in Production Emphasised

By Rosemary Mirondo

Dar es Salaam — The government has been advised to give high priority to more knowledge-intensive production to transform the manufacturing sector.

The call has come at a time when the government has announced plans to industrialise Tanzania by 2020.

Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) chairman Samuel Nyantahe told BusinessWeek that they have come up with recommendations that will be discussed by stakeholders on the imperatives of fast tracking industrialization in Tanzania.

He said it was imperative to analyse the structure and composition of imports both in physical as well as in value terms as a basis of prioritisation of what to produce in Tanzania according to capital and skills requirement for industrialization.

The analysis will form a major input to the subsequent prioritization process in deciding what to be manufactured locally as well as identification of manufacturers, processors and champions who will lead the process.

“Product prioritisation is necessary because Tanzania cannot produce everything given the capital and skills requirement for industrialisation,” Dr Nyantahe said.

He stressed that the process of prioritisation must be based on criteria such as the comparative and competitive advantage as well as the identification of markets, skills, competence, strength and technology.

He said CTI recommends that the government supports private-public partnerships (PPPs) in various key areas such as infrastructure.

He said the government should establish or strengthen pro- industrial financial institutions such as TIB, Industrial Development Bank, SMEs Development Bank, Agricultural Development Bank.

He would like the government to establish national and regional industrial hubs in Kibaha, Morogoro, Tanga, Moshi, Arusha, Mwanza, Kigoma, Shinyanga, Njombe, Mbeya, Iringa, Singida and Mtwara.

According to him, industries for agricultural farm equipment, fertiliser production for natural gas, Minjingu phosphate and other useful inputs as well as agro-processing factories are vital.

However he said high on the agenda for action is waging the war on corruption to create a level playing field for local industries to promote fair competition in the economy.

“The government should identify and promote value-added industrial products and moving up the value chain in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forest products and mineral resources.” The objective is to make the economy self-supporting by prioritising value addition in the current low value primary products. He stressed that Tanzania’s industrialisation is impossible without commercialising agriculture and or agro-industries because of the importance of agriculture.

Moreover, massive infrastructure improvements in energy and transport are needed to support the envisaged industrialisation.

He said there is need to ensure drivers of industrialisation are in place and linked including both hard Infrastructure such as power and transport including roads, railways, ports, air and water and soft infrastructure such as human resources and skills, finance.

He said there should be specialised financing for industrial development, markets and political will as well as government commitment.

Regarding hard infrastructure, he said that Tanzania is challenged by a significant infrastructure deficit, with the level of access to and quality of its infrastructure insufficient to facilitate the desired pace of industrialization.

“Except for major trunk roads, Tanzania’s level of access to infrastructure and the quality of this infrastructure is worse than that of its neighbors,” he said.

Tele-Network Jams in Rujewa

By Mariam Said

Telephone network jammed in Rujewa, Mbarali and Mbeya after annular solar eclipse tourists have flocked the area to witness the historical event.

The network jammed some 20 minutes before the full eclipse at 1150 hours denied social media users the chance to witness the event live stream on internet, Facebook, whatApps and Twitter.

The reports have it that there were some 4,000 visitors from various parts of the country but majority are from nearby regions of Mbeya, Songwe, Njombe, Iringa and Rukwa.

“Tele-network is a problem here.

There are some many people here who came to witness this event,” Mroki Mroki, HabariLeo Online reporter said.

Due to tele-network jamming reports, bloggers and netizen reporters failed to send and upload pictures on social media.

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