Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gesi nyingi yagunduliwa Misri


shughuli za kuchimba gesi  mwambao wa Misri

Kampuni ya mafuta ya Utaliana, Eni, inasema imegundua katika mwambao wa Misri, moja kati ya visima vikubwa kabisa duniani vya gesi.
Kampuni hiyo imesema kisima hicho kiitwacho Zohr, kiko mita 1,500 chini ya bahari, na inakisiwa kuwa kina mita za mjazo bilioni 850 za gesi.
Mkurugenzi mkuu wa Eni amesema kisima hicho kipya kinaweza kuwa mmoja kati ya ugunduzi mkubwa kabisa wa gesi duniani na kitasaidia kukidhi mahitaji ya gesi ya Misri kwa miongo kadha ijayo.
Kampuni ya Eni ya Utaliana, ambayo ina haki kamili ya kuchimba kisima hicho, ni kampuni kubwa kabisa ya kigeni Afrika katika sekta ya mafuta na gesi.

Sherehe za Mswati zatakiwa kusitishwa



Utawala wa kifalme nchini Swaziland unaongozwa na mfalme Mswati umetakiwa kufutilia mbali sherehe maarufu za kitamaduni baada ya wasichana kadha waliokuwa wakisafiri kwenda kwa sherehe hizo kufa kwenye ajali ya barabarani.
Kundi linalounga mkono demokrasia nchini humo la (the Swaziland Solidarity Network) limetoa wito kwa mfalme Mswati kufutilia mbali sherehe hizo ambazo wasicha walio nusu uchi hucheza mbele ya mfalme.



Kundi hilo linasema kuwa zaidi ya wasichana 60 waliangamia wakati lori walilokuwa wakisafiria lilihusika kwenye ajali ya barabarani.
Utawala nchini Swaziland unasema kuwa idadi ya wasichana waliokufa ni 13.

Frost & Sullivan honors DERMALOG with biometrics prize for achievements in Africa

The consulting company Frost & Sullivan has awarded Germany’s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG and its customized solutions and products for Africa with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”. DERMALOG is particularly successful with a large bank installation in Nigeria.
 
In South Africa’s economic hub, the German biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG was honored with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”. The prize was awarded to the Hamburg-based company for its outstanding achievements in twenty African countries. DERMALOG has thus become the leading biometrics company in Africa.
 
A key reason for the award is also the innovative portfolio of fingerprint scanners and biometric systems from DERMALOG. In countries such as Angola, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, it contributes sustainably and decisively to solving local challenges such as identity theft, corruption, demography, and migration as well as the economic development of these countries.
 
In Nigeria, DERMALOG currently cooperates with the Central Bank and 23 other banks in a major project in which all bank customers in the country are registered via DERMALOG biometrics. Customers receive a bank verification number with which all of their transactions can be completed securely and reliably via fingerprint. In 2013, DERMALOG won an international tender from the Nigerian Central Bank for the 50-million-dollar project.
 
Meanwhile, the biometric installation from DERMALOG has successfully registered over 18 million customers in Nigeria. So far, approximately 10,000 double identities and multiple registrations have been averted every day, thereby preventing fraud and money laundering in the financial sector thanks to the reliability of the installation. The DERMALOG ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) has detected over one million individuals attempting to obtain double or multiple identities. Using DERMALOG fingerprint scanners and software, all participating banks can ensure that for all transactions, the identity reliably matches the customer because the customer must always be physically present for the registration.
 
The Hamburg-based biometrics innovation leader is continuing to build on its success in the West African country. In the near future, registered bank customers will also be able to withdraw cash from ATMs and pay at cash machines using their fingerprints.
 
DERMALOG Identification Systems, which is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is the largest German biometrics manufacturer and one of the world’s leading companies for biometric identification. Engineers and computer scientists are continually developing new and innovative products. The product portfolio ranges from biometric border control to biometric ID cards to new “FingerLogin” and “FingerPayment” solutions. In addition to Germany and Europe, the major markets of DERMALOG include Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
 
In Germany, DERMALOG has supplied over 20,000 fingerprint scanners to registration offices and immigration authorities. Fingerprints are thus stored in new passports, ID cards, and residence permits. DERMALOG has meanwhile delivered an additional 150,000 fingerprint scanners to over 70 countries. Large ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) installations from DERMALOG have been delivered to more than 130 governmental customers worldwide.
 
DERMALOG also provides solutions to banks and ATM manufacturers such as Wincor Nixdorf, which has provided worldwide more than 1,000 ATMs with fingerprint technology from DERMALOG, thereby replacing the less secure PIN.
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waandishi 2 wauawa wakiwa hewani Marekani

 

Waandishi wawili wa habari wamepigwa risasi katika jimbo la Marekani la Virginia wakati wakifanya mahojiano ya moja kwa moja ya runinga.
Kanda ya video inaonyesha mwandishi wa habari wa kike akimtania mgeni aliyekua akimuhoji kabla ya risasi kufyatuliwa mara nane.
Mwandishi huyo anaonekana akiruka na kamera kuanguka sakafuni huku mwanamume aliyevalia nguo nyeusi na kubeba bunduki akipita karibu.
Kituo kilichoajiri waandishi hao cha WDBJ kinasema mwandishi huyo wa habari Alison Parker na mpiga picha Adam Ward walikufa katika tukio hilo .
Polisi wanasema mshukiwa hajulikani aliko.

Wahamiaji zaidi ya 50 wafariki Libya

 

Watu wapatao 50 wamekutwa wamekufa katika sehemu ya mizigo ya boti iliyokuwa imebeba wahamiaji waliokamatwa katika pwani ya Libya.
Vyombo vya habari vya Italia vimesem kwamba vifo hivyo vinaweza kuwa vimesababishwa na kukosa hewa.
Kiasi cha watu 430 waliokolewa wakiwa hai kutoka katika boti hiyo na boti ya ulinzi ya Sweden.
Maelfu ya wahamiaji wamekufa na maelfu wengine kuokolewa baada ya kurundikwa katika meli moja hivi karibuni huko Libya.
Zoezi la uokoaji katika moja mazoezi kumi ya aina lilifanyika katika bahari nchini Libya,Alisema mlinzi mmoja wa pwani ya Italia.
Mapema mwezi Agosti,Kikosi cha wanamaji cha Italia kiligundua miili ya watu arobaini na tisa katika meli moja.
Wahamiaji hao wanadaiwa kufariki kutokana na kukosa hewa.
Wahanga wa tukio hilo walisema kuwa walilazimishwa kubaki katika chombo hicho ambacho kilijaa kupita kiasi.
Wasafirishaji haramu waliopo nchini Libya,wanaaminika kutengeneza faida kubwa kwa kuwasafirisha wahamiaji mpaka mwambao wa Ulaya.
Maafisa wa Ulaya wameelezea hatma ya wahamiaji, karibia 250,000 ambao wamesaifiri kwa mashua mpaka ulaya kama wengi kupitiliza makadirio.
Umoja wa mataifa umesema kuwa kwa mwaka huu pekee, zaidi ya wahamiaji 2,000 wamefariki dunia walipokuwa wakijaribu kuvuka bahari na kwenda ulaya.
Wakati huo huo suala la uhamiaji linatarajiwa kutawala mkutano wa kilele mjini Vienna na kuhudhuriwa na viongozi kutoka Ujerumani, Austria na nchi za Balkan .
Kuelekea mkutano huo waziri wa mambo ya kigeni wa Austria Sebastian Kurz ameiambia BBC kuwa sheria za umoja wa ulaya kuhusu uhamiaji hazina nguvu. Alieleza kushindwa kwa kanuni za Dublin ambazo ziliwataka wahamiaji kutoka nje ya ulaya kujisajili kwenye nchi za awali wanazofikia.
Mapema wiki hii Polisi wa Macedonia walitumia mabomu ya machozi baada ya maelfu ya wahamiaji kuvuka kwa nguvu kwenye kizuizi kilichowekwa na polisi katika mpaka wa Ugiriki.

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) receives US$50 million from the Islamic Development Bank for project financing


 
The funds will be used to finance projects located across the numerous African IDB member countries
 
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)  is pleased to announce its acceptance of a US$50 million 15 year line of financing, with a 13 year six month repayment period, from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). 
 

The funds will be used to finance projects located across the numerous African IDB member countries.  The projects will be structured in a way that is compliant with Islamic Finance, focusing particularly on infrastructural and agricultural projects that promote the economic and social development of the communities concerned.
 
This is AFC’s first Islamic finance borrowing and is the result of several years of increasing cooperation and collaboration between the two institutions.  AFC initiated discussions in 2009 and a Memorandum of Understanding was later signed with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the IDB Group. 
 
Building on this groundwork a team from the IDB visited AFC in 2014, following the reaffirmation of AFC’s international credit rating of A3/P2 by Moody’s and based on several more years’ track record in landmark project financing and development. AFC’s involvement in projects such as the Bakwena Toll Road, a transport infrastructure development which has connected South Africa’s industrial heartland to the nearest deep water port in Mozambique, were instrumental to the success of the corporation’s application.
 
Andrew Alli, President and Chief Executive Officer of AFC, commented on the announcement: “As AFC’s first Islamic Finance loan, this agreement represents an important step for the corporation.  The Islamic finance sector is responding to high demand and rapidly expanding, with a large number of Islamic finance institutions establishing operations here as a result of Africa’s significant Muslim population. There is enormous growth potential within this industry.
 
“We intend to fully utilize the loan and capital to fund and develop projects within IDB member countries, several of which are also member states of AFC.  It is with loans such as these that AFC can continue to improve the quality of the continent’s infrastructure and with it help to boost Africa’s economic growth.”
 
As well as providing important financing for the corporation’s activities, AFC’s agreement with the IDB establishes an important, intercontinental relationship, which will hopefully lead to further collaboration between African and Middle Eastern institutions in the future. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Angola will host the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks, the African Caucus


 
From 27–28 August in Luanda, the Republic of Angola will host the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks, the African Caucus, with the aim of strengthening the voice of the continent's representatives on important issues relating to the socio-economic development of the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs).
 

The meeting being held at the Talatona Convention Centre is an important opportunity for the African leaders, represented by their Ministers of Finance and Planning and Governors of the Central Banks, to jointly present in a coordinated and organised way the major and current concerns affecting the economies of the African continent, namely the building of infrastructure and industrialisation of production processes.
 
Hosting an event the size of the African Caucus in Angola should help our country to strengthen its relationship with international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the African Development Bank, with the aim of mobilising support for the financial needs of the country's development.
 
On the other hand, holding the forum in Angola will improve the country's visibility, making way for new opportunities for diversifying the economy.
 
The subjects that stand out on the agenda in the six panels are the General Vision of the Regional Economy, Economic Transformation and Diversification, Discussion on the 2015 African Caucus Memorandum and the Financing of Regional Projects connected to infrastructure.
 
Personalities like the Ex-President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, and other individuals connected to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the World Bank (WB) and the African Development Bank (AFDB) have been invited to speak on the topics above.
 
Angola was formally designated as the leader of the African Caucus Group in 2015 at the event that took place from 3–4 September 2014 in the Friendship Hall Conference Centre in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan.
 
Founded in 1963 as the African Group of Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF, the Caucus aims to strengthen the voice of the Governors of the African Continent on important issues relating to the socio-economic development of the African Region, within the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank and International Monetary Fund).
 

WAZIRI MKUU: SERIKALI INATAFUTA SULUHISHO LA DIASPORA KUPIGA KURA



WAZIRI MKUU Mizengo Pinda amesema Serikali bado inatafuta suluhisho la kudumu litakalowezesha Watanzania waishio ughaibuni (Diaspora) waweze kupiga kura wakiwa huko waliko.

Ametoa kauli hiyo juzi usiku (Jumatano, Agosti 19, 2015), wakati akijibu maswali ya Watanzania waishio Uganda katika kikao kilichofanyika hoteli ya Serena jijini Kampala.

“Serikali tulitamani sana mchakato huu umekamilika mwaka huu ili Watanzania waishio nje ya nchi waweze pia kushiriki uchaguzi mkuu lakini tulipoongea na wenzetu wa NEC (Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi), ilibainika kwamba isingekuwa rahisi kupeleka mashine za BVR nje ya nchi wakati huo huo zoezi la uandikishaji likiwa linaendelea hapa nchini…”, alisema.

“Walisema kuna suala la uandikishaji, likimalizika kuna suala la uhakiki wa majina ya walioandikishwa… yote haya yanataka muda na maandalizi ya kutosha,” aliongeza Waziri Mkuu.

Alisema Serikali bado haijakata tamaa na yeye binafsi anaamini jambo hilo linaweza kufanyika kwenye Uchaguzi Mkuu ujao wa mwaka 2020 bila matatizo yoyote.

Akigusia kuhusu uandikishaji wapiga kura nchini, Waziri Mkuu alisema lengo la awali lilikuwa ni kuandikisha wapiga kura milioni 24 lakini kutokana na takwimu na uzoefu uliopatikana kwenye nchi za Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC), Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC) ilishauri lengo la Serikali liwe ni kuandikisha watu milioni 22.

“Lakini kama wengi mlivyosikia, wakati hata hawajamaliza kuandikisha wakazi wa mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, ambao ulikuwa wa mwisho, tayari tulishavuka lengo la awali la kuandikisha watu milioni 24,” alisema.

Alisema hilo ni jambo la kujivunia kwa sababu tangu mwanzoni, mchakato huo ulikuwa umegubikwa na kelele nyingi na watu walihofia kwamba kwamba zoezi hilo lisingekamilika. “Sote ni mashuhuda, watu wamejiandikisha na sasa wanakamilisha taratibu za uhakiki,” aliongeza.

Waziri Mkuu Pinda aliwasili nchini Uganda Jumatano usiku kwa ziara ya siku moja akimwakilisha Rais Jakaya Kikwete kwenye maadhimisho ya miaka 100 ya Chama cha Maskauti cha Uganda (Uganda Scouts Association – USA). Amerejea nchini jana usiku.

Rais Yoweri Museveni ndiye mlezi wa chama hicho na alikuwa amemwalika Rais Kikwete kwenye maadhimisho hayo.

African NGOs stand a chance to win the USD 100,000 ONE Africa Award


  An African civil society or non-governmental organization will receive the $100,000 ONE Africa Award to continue to amplify the work they are doing on the continent. The ONE Campaign will present the next ONE Africa Award to a deserving Africa-led organization that has demonstrated commitment and success in their advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the Millennium Development Goals. 
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

RAIS KIKWETE AMTAMBULISHA MGOMBEA URAIS NA MGOMBEA MWENZA WA CCM KWA WAZEE WA DAR ES SALAAM

  Mwenyekiti wa CCM Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimtambulisha Mhe Samia Suluhu Hassan, Mgombea mwenza wa ugombea Urais kwa 
tiketi ya Chama hicho tawala Dkt John Pombe Magufuli leo Agosti 19, 2015 katika ukumbi wa Diamond Jubilee jijini Dar es salaam.

 Mgombea Urais kwa tiketi ya CCM  tawala Dkt John Pombe Magufuli akiongea na wazee wa Dar es salaam.
 Meza Kuu ikimfurahia Mgombea Urais kwa tiketi ya CCM  tawala Dkt John Pombe Magufuli akiongea na wazee wa Dar es salaam.
Mwenyekiti wa Wazee wa CCM wa Dar es salaam akipeana mikono na Mgombea Urais kwa tiketi ya CCM  tawala Dkt John Pombe Magufuli baada ya kuongea na wazee wa Dar es salaam.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

RAIS KIKWETE NA WAZIRI MAGUFULI WAMFALIJI MJANE

Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na Waziri wa Ujenzi Dkt John Pombe Magufuli wakimfariji mjane wa Marehemu Iddi Ubwa Mazongera 
aliyekuwa Diwani wa Kata ya Yombo Wilayani Bagamoyo  mkoa wa Pwani aliyefariki jana na kuzikwa leo kwenye makaburi ya Kichangani, Bagamoyo. Katikati ni Mama Salma Kikwete


PICHA NA IKULU

Cross listing of Exchange Traded Funds on African exchanges Investors to gain exposure to shares listed on Johannesburg, Kenyan and Nigerian stock exchanges

Discussions are currently underway between market participants in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to launch the cross listing of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
 
ETFs are a collection of equities, commodities or bonds bundled together in a fund to ensure that investor risks are evenly spread across this range of securities. ETFs are only written off specific index-related securities that are listed on a stock exchange, and this makes it possible to invest in a diverse range of securities through a single exchange traded product. 
The concept of cross listing an ETF is the same as cross listing a share, or listing it on more than one exchange. It provides domestic investors with access to opportunities from another market, in the convenient and cost effective form of an ETF.
By cross listing ETFs on African exchanges, investors will be given access to liquid company shares tracked by indices such as the FTSE/ JSE Top 40; the FTSE/ NSE Kenya 15 Index; and the MSCI/Nigeria.  “ETFs are one of the fastest growing asset-class categories in the world. By collaborating with Africa’s largest stock exchanges, we hope to spearhead this trend in Africa,” says Director for Capital Markets at the JSE, Donna Oosthuyse.
 
The cross listing of ETFs will fulfil two main functions: Investors will have exposure to a diverse range of top performing  Nigerian, Kenyan and South African companies in a convenient and cost effective way; and the cross-listings of ETFs will also improve the liquidity of Africa’s largest stock exchanges.
 
Oosthuyse explains that the advantages for companies included in the ETF indices, and for the exchanges from whence they come, are that ETFs need to be ‘fully covered’. “This means that the asset manager that is managing the ETF portfolio has to buy and sell the underlying shares on the home exchange, depending on the activity of buying and selling of the ETF.”
Oosthuyse further clarifies: "If an ETF from Kenya or Nigeria for instance is listed on the JSE, then the asset manager in Kenya or Nigeria has to buy and sell the constituent shares on the home market, as units in the ETF are bought and sold. This drives liquidity in the home market. In addition to this, it provides extra visibility on the shares on that exchange to new investors who in all likelihood don’t yet trade on that market.”
 
Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Executive Director, Business Development, at the Nigerian Stock Exchange says “This collaboration underscores our commitment to providing investors with a wide range of investment products to help them realize their financial goals. ETFs are becoming attractive to many investors offering them portfolio diversification and reduce cost of investing. We are proud once again to be collaborating with reputable exchanges in Africa to bring this new and exciting investment opportunity to bolster trade across multiple markets.”
 
As part of an on-going effort to deepen and promote liquidity, choice of products and investor interest across African markets, the JSE and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), supported by the World Bank Group, will be hosting the third Building African Financial Markets Seminar from 16 - 18 September. The conference will gather key representatives from stock exchanges, regulatory bodies, stockbroking firms and other market participants from several African countries, where ideas on how to grow Africa’s capital markets will be discussed.

African power utility sector shines bright about the outlook ahead: PwC report

  • Survey finds companies and sector stakeholders optimistic about a range of key African electricity issues.
  • 96% say there is a medium or high probability that load shedding will be the exception rather than the norm by 2025.
  • Technological change expected to transform prospects for rural electrification.
  • Business model transformation lies ahead for many power utility companies.
Power utility companies and stakeholders across Africa anticipate a brighter and different outlook for the sector in the decade ahead, according to a new report from PwC. Fifty one senior power and utility sector executives from 15 African countries took part in PwC’s Africa power & utilities survey. They report continued concern about some of the immediate risks to the power system, but are also optimistic about the longer term prospects for electricity in Africa.
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Download the report 'Africa power & utilities survey' 2015: http://www.apo-mail.org/P&U-Africa-Survey.pdf
Two thirds (67%) of those we interviewed cited ageing or badly maintained infrastructure as a high or very high concern. Encouragingly, many felt this situation would improve, with only 39 per cent predicting that it would be a similarly high or very high concern in five years’ time.  And looking ahead to 2025, they anticipate definite step changes in a number of key issues:
  • An overwhelming majority (96%) say there is a medium or high probability that load shedding will be the exception rather than the norm by 2025.
  • Indeed, nearly three quarters (72%) are confident enough to rate that scenario as a high probability.
  • 94% say there is a medium or high probability that, by 2025, the challenge of finding a market design that can balance investment, affordability and access issues will have been largely solved.
  • 70% expect cross border electricity flows to be significant by 2025, accounting for a third or more of electricity generated.
Angeli Hoekstra, Africa Power & Utility Leader, PwC, said: 
“There is much to be optimistic about and the results point the way to improvements ahead. But security of electricity supply and cost reflective tariffs continue to be the number one challenges. Until they are resolved, power systems will remain stretched, as investments in the power sector will be limited. Addressing cost reflective tariffs while ensuring social equity is a key challenge.”
The survey also highlights the energy transformation that is taking place, as the market vision for the future will be a mixture of large scale centralised generation and local mini grid and offgrid distributed generation according to the fast majority of survey participants (83%).
  • This is supported by that seventy per cent of the survey respondents believe there is a medium to high probability that advances and cost reductions in green renewable off-grid technology will deliver an exponential increase in rural electrification levels by 2025.
  • And there is consensus that power companies will need to change their business models to respond to energy transformation. Eighty eight per cent expect that future power utility business models will be transformed by 2030 with a quarter of them saying they will be unrecognisable from those operating today.
Hoekstra commented further: 
“Technological and regulatory change and new investments presents very exciting opportunities to increase electrification access and electricity supply. New businesses and business models will be created and Africa will leapfrog into a better and more sustainable energy future if all stakeholders in the sector, from customers to governments, new businesses, regulators and utilities will embrace the opportunity” 

WAZIRI MKUU ATAKA SADC IWABANE WANACHAMA WAKE · Ni katika suala la uanzishaji viwanda ili kukuza uchumi




WAZIRI MKUU Mizengo Pinda amesema Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) haina kuweka mkakati utakaohakikisha kuwa nchi wanachama zinakuwa na mpango mahsusi wa kuendeleza viwanda kama ambavyo imekubaliwa kwenye kikao chao kilichomalizika leo.

Ametoa kauli hiyo leo mchana (Jumanne, Agosti 18, 2015), wakati akizungumza na waandishi wa Habari mara baada ya kumaliza mkutano wa 35 wa wakuu wa nchi za Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) uliofanyika jijini Gaborone, Botswana.

“Jumuiya ya SADC kupitia sekretarieti yake itabidi iweke mkakati maamlu wa kufuatilia kama nchi wananchama imeandaa mapango wa kuendeleza viwanda kulingana na makubaliano yaliyofikiwa kwenye kikao cha leo,” alisema Waziri Mkuu ambaye ameshiriki kikao hicho kwa niaba ya Rais Jakaya Kikwete.

Alisema yeye binafsi amefurahishwa na kupitishwa kwa azimio la uendelezaji wa viwanda katika nchi za SADC kwani unaendana na juhudi za Serikali ya Tanzania za kukuza uchumi kupitia uendelezaji wa viwanda vya usindikaji.

“Nimefurahi kwa sababu azimio hili linaendana na mpango wetu wa kuendeleza viwanda wa mwaka 2015/2016 hadi 2020/2021. Sisi tumelenga viwanda vya kusindika mazao ya wakulima, wavuvi na wafugaji… kwa hiyo naamnini tutaenda vizuri na mpango mzima wa Jumuiya hii,” alisema.

Kuhusu madeni ya michango kutoka kwa nchi wanachama wa Jumuiya hiyo, Waziri Mkuu alisema Tanzania iko kwenye hatua nzuri ya ulipaji michango hiyo. “Jana nilipofika niliulizia suala hilo, nikaambiwa kwamba Tanzania imekwishalipa kwa kiwango cha kuridhisha. Nilitoa wito wakamilishe kulipa hiyo michango iliyobakia kwenye maeneo husika,” aliongeza.

Mapema, Waziri Mkuu Pinda alisoma salamu maalumu mbele ya wakuu wa nchi na washiriki wa mkutano huo zaidi ya 500, zikiwa ni salamu maalum za kuwaaga zilizotolewa na Rais Jakaya Kikwete. Rais Kikwete anamaliza muda wake mwishoni mwa mwaka huu na hatapata nafasi nyingine ya kushiriki kikao cha wakuu wa nchi.

Kikao kijacho kimepangwa kufanyika Agosti, 2016 nchini Lesotho ambapo Mfalme Letsie Mswati wa III alitumia fursa hiyo kuwakaribisha wakuu wa nchi wanachama kwenye mkutano huo.

Katika hatua nyingine, wakuu wa nchi  za Jumuiya ya SADC wamechangua Rais Ian Khama Seretse Khama kuwa mwenyekiti mpya wa Jumuiya hiyo.

Katika kikao hicho waliazimia kuendeleza mapambano dhidi ya magonjwa ya Kifua Kikuu, Malaria na kuazimia kupunguza maambukizi ya virusi vya UKIMWI kwenye nchi wanachama.

Mbali na kusisitiza utunzaji na uhifadhi wa mazingira, waliazimia pia kila nchi itekeleze mpango wake wa kilimo ili kuwa na akiba ya kutosha hasa ikizingatiwa hali ya ukame ambayo imezikumba nchi za kusini mwa jangwa la Sahara na kuashiria uhaba mkubwa wa chakula.

Waziri Mkuu anatarajiwa kurejea nchini leo jioni.


IMETOLEWA NA:
OFISI YA WAZIRI MKUU,

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

RAIS KIKWETE AWAAPISHA MAJAJI 14



Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete leo, Jumatano, Agosti 5, 2015, amewaapisha Majaji 14 akiwamo Jaji mmoja wa Mahakama ya Rufani Tanzania katika sherehe iliyofanyika Ikulu, Dar es Salaam.

Rais Kikwete aliwateua majaji hao hivi karibuni katika mwendelezo wake wa kuhakikisha kuwa Muhimili wa Mahakama unakuwa na raslimali watu ya kutosha ili kuendelea kutoa haki kwa haraka zaidi na kwa ufanisi zaidi.

Walioapishwa leo katika sherehe iliyohudhuriwa pia na Jaji Mkuu wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Mohamed Chande Othman ni pamoja na Jaji Richard Mziray ambaye anakuwa Jaji wa Mahakama ya Rufani ya Tanzania.

Majaji wengine ambao wote ni Majaji wa Mahakama Kuu ya Tanzania ni Mheshimiwa Ignas Pius Kitusi, Mheshimiwa Lameck Michael Mlacha, Mheshimiwa Wilfred Peter Dyansobera,             Mheshimiwa Salima Mussa Chikoyo, Mheshimiwa Issa Kweka Arufani, Mheshimiwa Sirilius Betran Matupa na Mheshimiwa Julius Benedicto Malaba.

Wengine ni Mheshimiwa Victoria Lyimo Makani, Mheshimiwa Lucia Gamuya Kairo, Mheshimiwa Rehema Joseph Kirefu, Mheshimiwa Benhaji Shaaban Masoud, Mheshimiwa Issa John Maige na Mheshimiwa Adam Juma Mwambi.
Imetolewa na:
Kurugenzi ya Mawasiliano ya Rais,
Ikulu,
DAR ES SALAAM.

RAIS KIKWETE AIFARIJI FAMILIA YA PETER KISUMO

  Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiweka saini kwenye kitabu cha maombolezo Upanga jijini Dar es salaam alipokwenda kwenye msiba wa mmoja wa wanasiasa wakongwe nchini, Marehemu Mzee Peter Kisumo,  aliyefariki dunia Jumatatu katika Hospitali ya taifa ya Muhimbili ambako alikuwa anapatiwa matibabu8 ya figo. Marehemu Mzee Kisumo alipata kuwa Mzee wa Chama cha TANU, Muasisi na mdhamini wa Chama cha CCM na aliyeshikilia nafasi nyingi za uongozi ndani ya Serikali na utumishi wa umma ukiwemo uwaziri.
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimfariji mjane wa wanasiasa  wakongwe nchini, Marehemu Mzee Peter Kisumo,  aliyefariki dunia Jumatatu katika Hospitali ya taifa ya Muhimbili ambako alikuwa anapatiwa matibabu8 ya figo. Marehemu Mzee Kisumo alipata kuwa Mzee wa Chama cha TANU, Muasisi na mdhamini wa Chama cha CCM na aliyeshikilia nafasi nyingi za uongozi ndani ya Serikali na utumishi wa umma ukiwemo uwaziri.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WAZIRI MKUU AFUNGUA MAONYESHO YA NANENANE


Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda akifungua maonyesho ya Nanenane  kitaifa  kwenye uwanja wa Ngongo Lindi Agosti 4, 2015.  Kushoto  ni Mkuu wa Mkoa wa lindi, Mwantumu Mahiza na kulia ni Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mtwara, Halima Dendego. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu)


Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda akitazama mashine ya kunyonyoa kuku wakati alipotembelea banda la kampuni ya ubia kati ya watanzania na wachina ya  Poly Machinery ya Millennium Busibess Park jijijni Dares salaam, baada ya kufungua maonyesho ya Nanenane kwenye uwanja wa  Ngongo Lindi.

Rais Kikwete atia saini kuridhia Miswada ya Sheria mitano hadharani Ikulu, Dar es salaam

 Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiweka saini hati ya Muswada wa Sheria ya Mafuta na Gesiasilia Jumanne, Agosti 4, 2015 katika Ukumbi mpya wa Ikulu, Dar Es Salaam akishuhudiwa na Waziri wa Nishati na Madini Mhe George Simbachawene na Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara hiyo Mhandisi Ngosi Mwihava

 Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiweka saini hati ya Muswada wa Usimamizi wa Mapato ya Mafuta na Gesiasilia Jumanne, Agosti 4, 2015 katika Ukumbi mpya wa Ikulu, Dar Es Salaam akishuhudiwa na Waziri wa Nishati na Madini Mhe George Simbachawene na Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara hiyo Mhandisi Ngosi Mwihava
Rais Kikwete akipeana mikono na Waziri wa Nishati na Madini Mhe George Simbachawene baada ya kuweka saini kuridhia  Muswada wa Sheria ya Mafuta na Gesiasilia Jumanne, Agosti 4, 2015 katika Ukumbi mpya wa Ikulu, Dar Es Salaam

MGOMBEA URAIS TIKETI YA CCM ACHUKUA FOMU


Mgombea wa Urais kwa tiketi ya CCM Dkt John Pombe Magufuli na Mgombea Mwenza Mhe Samia Suluhu Hassan na wakilakiwa na Mwenyekiti wa CCM Dkt Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na viongozi wengine akipokewa katika ofisi ndogo ya CCM Mtaa wa Lumumba jijini Dar es salaam baada ya kutoka Tume ya Uchaguzi kuchukua Fomu za kugombea Urais  leo agosti 4, 2015.


PICHA NA IKULU



Sunday, August 02, 2015

Kampuni ya Business Connexion yahamasisha kuhusu fursa zilizopo



 
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 28, 2015/ -- Tanzania ina fursa nyingi ambazo bado hazijatumika. Kwa mujibu wa Benki ya Dunia, uchumi unategemewa kukua kwa wastani wa asilimia7.2 mwaka huu na uwekezaji wa serikali kwa kiasi kikubwa katika mkongo wa taifa unaongeza biashara na upatikanaji wa teknolojia kwa raia ili kujenga fursa za kusonga mbele kwenye teknolojia zetu. Pamoja na kuibuka kwa teknolojia nyingi zisizokuwa na mpangilio, hatua hii imewekwa kwa ajili ya kuongezeka kwa fursa nyingi. Haya ni maoni ya Jane Canny, Afisa Uendeshaji Mkuu katika Kampuni la Business Connexion.
 
Kampuni ya business Connexion Tanzania imekuwa ikifanya kazi tangu mwaka 2000,lengo lake kubwa hasa ni kujikita katika huduma za kifedha, mawasiliano ya simu, nishati na madini na sekta ya umma. Kupitia matumizi bunifu ya teknolojia na ushirikiano wetu na UmojaSwitch Consortium, Tunatoa huduma ya upatikanaji wa miundombinu ya malipo iliyo salama katika benki 28 na mashine za ATM 200 nchini Tanzania. Miundombinu hii imeunganishwa na swichi tano za malipo ndani ya Afrika Mashariki ili kuruhusu miamala ya kimataifa, makampuni makubwa matatu ya mitandao ya simu ili kuwezesha malipo ya simu na taasisi mbalimbali za serikali katika kuwezesha makusanyo ya malipo ya kielektroniki.
 
Muunganiko wa vitu hivi vinavyotengeneza mtandao unabadili namna ya uendeshaji wa biashara kwa kasi kubwa," anasema Canny. "Kama wateja watakuwa wameunganishwa zaidi, mahitaji yao yanabadilika na mashirika kwani yanapaswa kubadilika kama teknolojia na namna tunavyoitumia inabadilika, au wanakutana na kile kilichoachwa nyuma na washindani wao.
 
Anaongeza kuwa, pia kuna miradi kadhaa inayoendelea ya kuunganisha Manispaa na hospitali nchini kote ili kuwezesha makusanyo ya malipo ya kielektroniki. ”Huu ni mfano mkubwa ambapo teknolojia imekuwa ikitumiwa kufanya maisha ya watumiaji yawe rahisi zaidi," anasema Canny. "Na kama teknolojia inaendelea kukua, ndivyo jinsi ambavyo wateja wataingiliana na watoa huduma wao. Kwa mfano,Katika miaka mitano ijayo kitengo cha mawasiliano cha karibu au kitengo cha teknolojia cha mawasiliano kilicho karibu kitatumika nchini kote ili kuwezesha malipo ya rejareja kupitia simu ya mkononi. Pia tunatengeneza kiunga muhimu cha kwenye simu kinachohusiana na benki katika intaneti, ambacho kitakuwa kinaratibiwa katika kituo chetu cha data hapa nchini.
 
Canny anasema muungano uliopendekezwa na Telkom hautarajiwi kuwa na athari yoyote juu ya uendeshaji nchini na kampuni bado linabaki likijikita katika soko la Tanzania. Bila kujali matokeo ya muungano uliopendekezwa, ni biashara kama kawaida kwetu. Lengo letu kubwa ni kuhakikisha tunaendelea kutoa suluhisho zenye ubunifu kwa wateja wetu. Tutaendelea kuwekeza katika miundombinu ya huduma za ubadilishaji wa kifedha ili kulinda nafasi yetu katika soko la huduma za kifedha, "anasema. "Kituo chetu cha data nchini,ambacho kinaratibu moja ya suluhisho kubwa za makampuni ya mawasiliano ya simu, na huduma za kufufua data pia zinaendelea kukua.
 
Canny anaamini muungano huu uliopendekezwa unaenda sambamba na mwenendo wa kimataifa ambapo kampuni za  mawasiliano ya simu na huduma za TEHAMA zinaungana. Inatuwezesha kuinua miundombinu ya mawasiliano ya Telkom na kutoa ufumbuzi kwa wateja wetu unaokuwa na mwisho. Wakati Telkom haijaanza uendeshaji wake nchini Tanzania, kwa sasa unasehemu kidogo nchini. Hii ni pamoja na mkakati wao wa ushirikiano wa kuunganisha na uwekezaji wa miundombinu ya mawasiliano chini ya bahari kote Afrika, bila shaka kutafaidisha wateja wetu, "anahitimisha.
 

BALOZI KAMALA, PROFESA TIBAIJUKA, CHARLES MWIJAGE KIDEDEA, KARAMAGI AANGUKIA PUA



MAKADA wa wanaotarajiwa kupeperusha bendera ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi(CCM) katika  Kaagera kwenye nafasi yaubunge wamepatikana, katika uchaguzi wa kura za maoni za chama, Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Ubelgiji, Luxembourg na jumuia ya ulaya, Diodorus Kamala ameibuka mshindi katika kura za maoni za jimbo la Nkenge.

Dkt. Kamala ameibika mshindi baada ya kuwabwaga kwa kura nyingi makada watano aliokuwa akichuana nao ambao  ni pamoja na Asumpta Mshama aliyekuwa mbunge wa jimbo hilo, katika jimbo la Muleba Kusini Profesa Anna Tibaijuka ameibuka mshindi baada ya kumshinda mwenyekiti wa CCM wa wilaya ya Muleba Mhaji Bushako.

Katika mkoa wa Kagera makada wa CCM wengine walioibuka na ushindi ni pamoja na Jassn Rweikiza aliyembwaga Nazir kalamagi, swahiba mkubwa wa Edward Lowassa aliyeamia CHADEMA hizi karibuni, Muleba kaskazini, naibu waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Bw. Mwijage amekuwa mshindi.

Jimbo la Biharamulo Oscar Mkassa , mbunge wa zamani wa jimbo hilo ameibuka mshindi baada ya kuwashinda aliokuwa akichuana nao ambao ni pamoja na Anatory Choya, katika jimbo la Bukoba mjini Balozi Khamis Kagasheki ndiye ameibuka mshindi.

Hatima ya walishinda  katika kupeperusha bendera ya CCM kwenye uchaguzi mkuu utakaofanyika hivi karibuni itategemea maamuzi ya vikao vya juu ya chama hicho.