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Monday, 24 April 2017

KENYA COAST HOTELS FACE CLOSURE AND JOB LOSSES AFTER EASTER BOOM

In Summary
Their counterparts in Mombasa are, however, lucky as conference tourism is helping hotels stay in business.

Uncertainty over the approaching General Election is also seeing some hoteliers scale down operations, adopting a wait-and-see attitude.

Nairobi. About 3,000 hotel staff in Malindi and Watamu are staring at job losses due to the low season, with some facilities shutting down for lack of customers one week after the Easter boom.

Their counterparts in Mombasa are, however, lucky as conference tourism is helping hotels stay in business.

CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT NARROWS SHARPLY


The current account balance narrowed by nearly a half to a deficit of 1,811.6 million US dollars in the year ending February 2017 on account of a 15 per cent decline in imports of goods and services combined with increase in exports.

According to the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) monthly economic review for March shows that the annual export value of goods and services amounted to 9,174.4 million US dollars compared with 8,978.1 million US dollars last year. Noticeable improvements were recorded in most of the traditional and non-traditional exports, particularly gold and travel receipts which is mainly tourism.

The value of traditional exports rose by 17.8 per cent to 896.7 million US dollars in the year ending February 2017 from February 2016. Much of the improvement came from export of cashew nuts. Earnings from the other main traditional export crop including coffee, sisal, tea and cloves that declined at varying degrees.

Notably, the value of cashew nuts increased on account of both volume and price, whilst cotton and tobacco exports improved as a result of price changes. By contrast, export value of cloves decreased owing to a fall in both price and volume, while sisal and tea declined on account of a fall in volume as prices increased. Coffee recorded low export value due to a decline in price as volume increased.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RESUMES BUDGET SESSIONS


DODOMA - The marathon budget session of the National Assembly resumes here this morning, after three days of recess.

It is billed a week full of action, judging where the House left off after an eventful three day debate, during which the MPs debated and endorsed the budgets of the two ministries for FY2017/2018, namely, the President’s office, Regional Administration and Local Government, (TAMISEMI) and that of President’s Office Public Service and Good Governance.

After the traditional morning question-time, the Minister of State, Vice- President’s Office (Union and Environment), Mr January Makamba, is expected to table his ministry’s budget estimates for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.

The minister is likely to shed some light on fate of the liquor packed in plastic sachets popularly known as ‘viroba’ – which were subject of a ‘total ban’ in the wake of a serious crackdown campaign from March 1 this year.

AGGREY & CLIFFORD HONOURED TO BE AMONG THE WORLD’S LEADING INDEPENDENT AGENCIES 2017

Aggrey & Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Rashid Tenga (left) and Chief Operations Officer, Cobus Van Zyl (right).

Aggrey & Clifford has been voted as one of the World's Leading Independent Agencies 2017 by Campaign, UK. Aggrey & Clifford, Chief Executive Officer, Rashid Tenga, had this to say about this prestigious accolade https://www.facebook.com/aggreyclifford/posts/1667363959946643

TIGO, JACKSON GROUP KUSHIRIKIANA UZINDUZI WA KITABU APP

Meneja Mawasiliano ya Umma wa Tigo Woinde Shisael akifafanua jambo kwa waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) wakati wa uzinduzi wa Kitabu App ambayo iliyoundwa kwa ajili ya kutoa aina mbalimbali za vitabu (kwa sauti au kuona) kwa wasomaji mbalimbali nchini Tanzania. Pembeni yake ni mkurugenzi wa The Jackson Group, Kelvin Twissa.
Mkurugenzi wa The Jackson Group, Kelvin Twissa akielezea namna ya kupakua Kitabu App kwa watumiaji wa simu zenye mfumo wa Android uzinduzi wa Kitabu App ambayo iliyoundwa kwa ajili ya kutoa aina mbalimbali za vitabu (kwa sauti au kuona) kwa wasomaji mbalimbali nchini Tanzania. Pembeni yake ni Meneja Mawasiliano ya Umma wa Tigo Woinde Chisel.
Mkurugenzi wa The Jackson Group, Kelvin Twissa akielezea namna ya matumizi ya Kitabu App kwa waandishi (Hawapo pichani) mara wakati wa uzinduzi wa Kitabu App ambayo iliyoundwa kwa ajili ya kutoa aina mbalimbali za vitabu (kwa sauti au kuona) kwa wasomaji mbalimbali nchini Tanzania. katikati mtunzi wa hadithi Frank David na pembeni mwishoni ni Meneja Mawasiliano ya Umma wa Tigo Woinde Shisael
Dar es Salaam - Kampuni inayoongoza kwa mtindo wa maisha ya kidijitali Tigo Tanzania hivi karibuni imeingia ubia na Kampuni ya Jackson Group kuzindua  App mpya ya mtandao  inayofahamika kama Kitabu App ambayo  iliyoundwa kwa ajili ya kutoa aina mbalimbali za vitabu (kwa sauti au kuona) kwa wasomaji mbalimbali nchini Tanzania.

App hiyo  inaingia sokoni kama suluhisho sio tu kwa wasomaji  bali pia kwa waandishi wa vitabu  ambao sasa wanaweza   kuuza na kufuatilia na mauzo ya vitabu vyao  kupitia simu zao za mkononi, kwa kutumia mtandao wa Tigo 4G LTE ambao ni mkubwa, wa kasi na mpana nchini.

Kujumuisha  vitabu kwa njia ya sauti  katika jukwaa moja  inatarajiwa kuwa App hiyo itabadilisha jinsi ambavyo Watanzania watakavyojijengea mazoea kujisomea,  hali ambayo itakuwa ni kinyume na kupungua kwa mazoea hayo ambapo kwa kiwango kikubwa  kumekuwa kunahusishwa na  kuwepo kwa utamaduni mbovu wa kujisomea miongoni mwa wananchi.
     

Sunday, 23 April 2017

TWO MILLION HOUSES NEEDED IN KENYA TO TAME SLUM EXPLOSION


The World Bank has said that Kenya needs to build two million affordable city homes to meet its housing deficit.The World Bank also said this will help stem slum explosion.

WB noted that investment in housing would also create jobs, improve economic growth and strengthen the east African country’s financial sector.

in its latest report the World Bank observes that a lot of Kenyans are unnecessarily living in slum dwellings due to limited supply coupled with lack of affordability.

The World Bank cautions that the problem will only become worse over the next decades unless a serious focus on housing and the finance of housing for the average Kenyan is taken.

While only one in three of Kenya’s 44 million people live in cities, its population growth is largely urban. The report also show that most Kenyans will live in cities by 2033.

BALOZI ASHA-ROSE MIGIRO AWASILISHA HATI ZA UTAMBULISHO KWA RAIS MICHAEL D. HIGGINS WA IRELAND

Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Uingereza na Ireland, Dkt Asha-Rose Migiro mapema mwezi huu aliwasilisha hati za utambulisho (letter of credence) kwa Rais wa Ireland, Mhe. Michael D. Higgins.

Akiwasilisha hati hizo katika Ikulu ya Ireland, Balozi Migiro alimfikishia Rais Higgins salamu za Mhe. Rais John Magufuli na wananchi wa Tanzania pamoja na kumuahidi kufanya kazi itakayoimarisha uhusiano wa kihistoria baina ya Serikali za Tanzania na Ireland pamoja na kuanzisha maeneo mapya ya ushirikiano kwa kuzingatia vipaumbele vya Serikali ya awamu ya tano ya kujenga uchumi wa vianda.

Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Uingereza na Ireland, Dkt Asha-Rose Migiro akimkabidhi Rais Michael D. Higgins hati ya utambulisho kutoka kwa Mhe. Rais John Pombe Magufuli.
Mhe. Balozi Migiro akikagua gwaride rasmi lililoandaliwa na kikosi cha Jeshi la Anga la nchi hiyo.
Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Uingereza na Ireland, Dkt. Asha-Rose Migiro akiagana na Rais Higgins.
Mhe. Migiro alitumia fursa hiyo pia kukutana na kuzungumza na wanadiaspora wa Tanzania waishio katika miji mbalimbali ya Ireland ambapo waliweza kujadili masuala mbalimbali kwa ajili ya ujenzi na maendeleo ya Taifa, hususan masuala ya uwekezaji na kutumia nafasi walizopata kuwa mabalozi wazuri katika kutangaza fursa zilizopo nchini sambamba na kudumisha utumaduni wetu.Pia Balozi Migiro aliwasihi wanadiaspora kushikamana, kuwa wamoja na kuunda Jumuiya ya Watanzania waishio Ireland akiwakumbusha kauli ya wahenga isimayo kuwa 'Umoja ni nguvu, utengano ni udhaifu'.

IMF STAFF COMPLETE VISIT TO TANZANIA

  • Implementation of the Policy Support Instrument program continues to be broadly satisfactory
  • GDP growth has been robust, with some fluctuations driven mostly by variations in the stance of macroeconomic policies
  • Food price increases drove 12-month inflation to 6.4 percent in March 2017, but its impact is expected to subside
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from April 3-13, 2017 and held discussions with the authorities on the sixth review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014.
At the end of the visit, Mr. Villafuerte issued the following statement:
“Economic growth, estimated at about 7 percent, remained strong in 2016. More recently though, the economy has hit a soft patch in the context of slow budget implementation, a slowdown in monetary aggregates and credit to the private sector, and the impact of a drought. These factors are expected to ease in the second half of the year and the growth momentum to strengthen.

AfDB REVEALS $12 BILLION POWER PROGRAMME FOR AFRICA


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed its new power programme for Africa, under which it will invest $12bn in the next five years.

These finances will support its New Deal on Energy for Africa, which plans to achieve global access to electricity in Africa by 2025. The idea was born out of the Energy Week conference held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire at the end of March, which brought shareholders together to talk about methods of improving energy access.

Until quite recently, the AfDB and other organizations considered off-grid power provision as a temporary solution measure, intended to provide electricity to people until their homes were linked to the grid.

However, the universal boom in renewable energy technologies and the mounting appeal of energy self sufficiency in the West has altered the way the concept is seen. The process is prone to pick up the pace when battery storage becomes cheaper and more competent.

TATA TO INVEST $148 MILLION IN KENYA AND TANZANIA REAL ESTATE


Listed Indian firm Tata Housing Development Company has announced plans to raise Sh15 billion for residential and commercial properties in major towns in Kenya, Tanzania and other countries.

The firm, part of the Tata Sons associated with billionaire Ratan Tata joins Reliance Industry, owned by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, in the Kenya real estate space. Mr Mukesh’s Delta Corp East Africa has invested billions in commercial office space and residential estates locally.

In a statement, Tata Housing said it has inked a deal with the 30-year old Indian National Housing Bank and an unnamed real estate firm to venture into international projects starting with Kenya and Tanzania.

The statement signed by Tata Housing managing director Brotin Banerjee said the company targets to develop more than 4.5 million square feet of mixed-used townships starting January 2018, over a four-year period.

GOVERNMENT OPENS EMPLOYMENT FLOODGATES

Minister of State in the President’s Office - Public Service and Good Governance, Ms Angellah Kairuki.
  • To hire 52,436 new civil servants
The government will employ at least 52,436 new workers in the 2017/2018 fiscal year, to address critical shortages in various public sectors, the National Assembly was told here on Thursday.

Minister of State in the President’s Office - Public Service and Good Governance, Ms Angellah Kairuki said this while winding up her ministry’s budget estimates for 2017/2018, that the new workers will be employed after undergoing thorough verification. On Thursday, the House endorsed the ministry’s 821bn/- budget for the next financial year.

“Verification will continue in order to avoid employing workers with no required qualifications. We will also continue to provide employment in the public sectors after conducting work load analysis, as well as considering professionalism, integrity and competence among other key factors,” she noted.

Ms Kairuki spoke of a success story of flushing out ‘ghost’ workers. She said the government took a ‘huge’ step in the fight against costly corruption by ridding the payroll of 19,708 fraudulent wages paid to employees who did not exist.

Friday, 21 April 2017

DOUBLE YOUR RETURNS WITH BANCABC


NEW COFFEE BRAND LAUNCHED IN RESPONSE TO FINANCIAL CRUNCH

Known as Nuru coffee Chapchap, the brand is a mix of milk, coffee and sugar. It sold at Sh500. “The launch is in response to the ongoing economic challenges,” according to Nuru Coffee Chapchap director Rayton Kwembe (pictured).

Dar es Salaam. A food and beverage company, Dar es Salaam Merchants Group (DMG), has launched an instant coffee brand.

Known as Nuru coffee Chapchap, the brand is a mix of milk, coffee and sugar. It sold at Sh500. “The launch is in response to the ongoing economic challenges,” according to Nuru Coffee Chapchap director Rayton Kwembe (pictured).

FB ATTORNEYS LEGAL UPDATE - IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ORDERS ELECTRONIC VERIFICATION OF RESIDENT PERMITS

WAZIRI LUKUVI AZINDUA BODI MPYA YA WAKURUGENZI WA NHC AKIIAGIZA IZINGATIE MASLAHI YA TAIFA

Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa, Nehemiah Kyando Mchechu akizungumza jambo wakati wa uzinduzi wa Bodi mpya ya Wakurugenzi wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC) uliofanyika hivi karibuni na Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi. Kulia ni Subira Mchumo ambaye ni Mjumbe wa Bodi ya NHC na kulia ni Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi William Vangimembe Lukuvi.
Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa, Nehemiah Kyando Mchechu akijadiliana jambo na Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi William Vangimembe Lukuvi wakati wa uzinduzi wa Bodi mpya ya Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC) uliofanywa hivi karibuni na Waziri Lukuvi.
Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa, Nehemiah Kyando Mchechu akimuongoza Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi William Vangimembe Lukuvi kuingia ukumbini wakati wa uzinduzi wa Bodi mpya ya Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC) uliofanywa  hivi karibuni na Waziri Lukuvi.
Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi William Vangimembe Lukuvi akiongozana na Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara yake, Dk Moses Kusiluka na Meneja wa Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa Muungano Kasibi Saguya kuingia ukumbini wakati wa uzinduzi wa Bodi mpya ya Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC) uliofanywa hivi karibuni na Waziri Lukuvi.
Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi William Vangimembe akizungumza kutoa maelekezo ya utendaji kazi kwa Bodi mpya ya Wakurugenzi wa NHC wakati wa uzinduzi wa Bodi mpya ya Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC).
Kutoka kushoto, Wakurugenzi Raymond Mdolwa, Haikamen Mlekio, Fatuma Chillo, Hamad Abdallah na Felix Maagi wakifuatilia hotuba ya Waziri Lukuvi wakati wa uzinduzi wa Bodi Mpya. 

DAR PORT TURNS UP ROSES WITH INCREASED OUTPUT, TPA CHIEF NOW REVEALS

TPA Director General, Eng. Deusdedit Kakoko.
Improved efficiency at the Dar es Salaam port has enhanced the volume of cargo handling, with promise of an additional 120,000 tonnes of imports and exports to an annual freight tonnage of 16 million.

The Director General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Eng. Deusdedit Kakoko, maintained yesterday that the volume of cargo has continued to record an upward trend during the last quarter of last year and first quarter of this year.

“We recorded an impressive surge in traffic of cargo between October and December, last year and this was maintained during January to March, this year,” he explained.

To spice-it all up, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Simba Logistics Limited, Mr Azim Dewji, assured the port management of exports and imports totalling 10,000 tonnes each month, translating to about 120,000 per annum.

Mr Dewji, a prominent businessman dealing in transport and logistics, hailed the Fifth Phase Government under President John Magufuli, for sweeping reforms at the port which have considerably improved efficiency.

The businessman was speaking at the port during an occasion to receive a fleet of over 50 long-distance trucks loaded with heavy machinery destined for mining and processing of minerals in the Eastern parts of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Thursday, 20 April 2017

UBER TANZANIA YATANGAZA KUUNGA MKONO DEREVA - WASHIRIKA KWA UZINDUZI WA KITUO KIPYA CHA HUDUMA CHA GREENLIGHT HUB JIJINI DAR ES SALAAM



Dar es Salaam, April 5 2017… Uber Tanzania walitangaza ufunguzi wa ofisi mpya za kuwasaidia na kuwaimarisha maelfu ya dereva-washirika wanaojikimu kupitia Uber mjini Dar es Salaam.

Ofisi hizi mpya zenye nafasi kubwa, zipo katika jumba la Viva towers, gorofa ya 1, Barabara ya Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road ni nafasi ya ofisi ya kisasa kabisa iliyopewa jina la ‘The Greenlight Hub’ mahsusan kwa ajili ya kuwahudumia dereva-washirika wa Uber kama kituo nyenzo ambako wataweza kutafuta msaada wa kiufundi wa uendeshaji au kuuliza maswali kuhusu programu hii ya Uber.

Akizungumza katika sherehe hiyo ya uzinduzi, Kiongozi wa Uber nchini Tanzania Alfred Msemo alithibitisha kuwa kituo hicho kipya kitawezesha Uber kuwa na fursa ya kuwasaidia hata washirika zaidi na kupunguza muda unaochukuliwa na dereva wanaposubiri kuwaona mwakilishi wa Uber. “Napenda kuwashukuru wanachama wa kundi letu la kuwahudumia dereva-washirika kwa kutekeleza kazi yao kwa bidii ili kutoa usaidizi bora zaidi kwa kila dereva-mshirika wetu”.

Kama kuwashangaza na kuwafurahisha dereva-washirika waliohudhuria sherehe hiyo ya kukata utepe, Uber pia waliwatambua na kuwazawadi kwa vocha za kununua bidhaa Nelson Wallace, Said Salmin na Mohamed Juma ambao ndio dereva-washirika waliokamilisha safari nyingi zaidi na kufikia viwango bora mtawalia. Vile vile walimtambua na kumtunuku kwa zawadi Margareth Kiondo dereva-mshirika aliyefikia kiwango cha juu cha ubora na aliyekamilisha safari nyingi zaidi pamoja na Anthony Matiku ambaye ndiye dereva aliye na idadi kubwa zaidi ya kuwajuza wateja.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP; PRINCIPAL POLICY OFFICERS


THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnected risks. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

THE POSITION:

The Policy Officer’s primary function is to ensure the President’s awareness of policy issues ranging from energy, agriculture industrialization, etc. and shape the Bank’s position in these areas. The incumbent will also assist in the research and provide the President and his cabinet with strong research and evidence that can assist in influencing and changing policy. The Policy Officer will gather data on the 5 key priorities of the Bank using existing information or generating new data through research. He/she will also study how well current policies are working and recommend changes. The Officer is expected to communicate all findings to the President and provide information to the Special Assistant and Speechwriter to ensure the President is always up to date on all social policy issues.

The Principal Policy Officer to the President will work directly with the President and report to Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP; CHIEF - TOTAL REWARDS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OFFICER


THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE POSITION:

The Chief Total Rewards and Performance Management Officer provides strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of our Total Rewards programs and Performance Management in the Bank. He/she oversees and administers the employees’ monetary and non-monetary rewards and benefits by assessing and understanding employee needs and designing targeted programs that will increase performance, organizational trust and satisfaction. The goal is to ensure effective staff engagement and our ability to attract, retain and motivate high quality employees while reducing turnover and enhancing the Bank’s profile as best place to work. He/she manages the Total Rewards & Recognition as well as the Performance Management.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP; LEAD, HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS


THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnected risks. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

THE POSITION:

The position of Lead, Human Resources Operations, supports the Director Human Resources Management in the implementation of the annual Human Resources programs, oversees the execution of key Human Resources Projects across the divisions, is the go-to person for all Human Resources Operational matters; and acts as liaison between the Human Resources Director and staff on all operational Human Resources matters. S/he will work closely with the management teams of the three newly refreshed divisions (i) HR Business Partnerships, (ii) Human Resources Shared services, (iii) Human Resources Staff Development and Training to ensure compliance to the Bank’s policies, processes and staff regulations. S/he will oversee the Employee Relations function and participate in Human Resources Engagement routines with internal and external stake-holders. The Lead, Human Resources Operations will steward the company’s culture by recognizing, articulating and shaping the need for change. S/he will initiate and sustain continuous dialogue with leaders on change issues, and explore options for resolving the issues.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - TRADE & DEVELOPMENT BANK

TBL YAZINDUA KAMPENI YA ‘CASTLE LITE UNLOCKS’ JIJINI DAR ES SALAAM

Meneja Masoko wa Kampuni ya Bia Tanzania (TBL), Idara ya Kuunganisha Wateja Afrika Mashariki, George Kavishe (kulia), akizungumza na waandishi wa habari Dar es Salaam leo, wakati wa uzinduzi wa kampeni ijulikanayo, ‘Castle Lite Unlocks’. Kushoto ni Meneja Chapa Msaidizi wa Bia Laini Tanzania, Isaria Kilewo na katikati ni Meneja Masoko wa TBL Kitengo cha Bia Laini Afrika Mashariki, Amou Majok.
Meneja Masoko wa TBL Kitengo cha Bia Laini Afrika Mashariki, Amou Majok (katikati), akizungumza kwenye mkutano huo.

Mkutano ukiendelea.

EMIRATES CUTS FLIGHTS TO U.S. AS TRUMP'S POLICIES HIT BOOKINGS


Emirates Airline is cutting back on flights to the United States because policies introduced by President Trump's administration have hurt bookings.

"Emirates can confirm that we will be reducing flights to five of the 12 U.S. cities we currently serve," said a spokesman for the Dubai-based airline.


Daily flights from Dubai to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will be cut to five a week. Flights to Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles will now be once a day, instead of twice.

Emirates and the other Gulf carriers, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, have been in the firing line of new U.S. policies on immigration and security.

Trump signed a revised executive order last month banning citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entry. It was struck down by the courts, but the U.S. administration said it will appeal the decision.

TTB LAUNCHES STRATEGY TO WOO ISRAELI TOURISTS

TTB Chairman, Judge (rtd) Thomas Mihayo speaking to reporters in Dar es salaam yesterday. Looking on is TTB Managing Director Devotha Mdachi.

THE Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has launched a robust strategy to market the local tourism sector in Israel, expressing confidence that it has enough funds to implement the initiative.

The TTB Chairman, Judge (rtd) Thomas Mihayo, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that in implementing the new strategy, TTB had invited a team of journalists, officials from Israel’s Safari Company and an entertainment celebrity for a three day-tour of various tourist attractions so that they can be ambassadors of the Tanzanian tourism industry when they go back to their country.
“A team of ten people from Israel arrived in the country today (yesterday) morning aboard a direct private aircraft and already, our visitors are in Kigoma to visit the Gombe National Park which is popular in preserving Chimpanzee,’’ he said.
According to him, the visitors are expected to end their tour tomorrow and the government did not provide any funding for their visit. Their visit comes barely a week after former Israeli Prime Minister, Mr Ehud Barak, praised the government for the way it preserves the country’s tourist attractions.
Mr Barak, who led a group of over hundred Israeli tourists including his family, arrived in the country early last week for a tourism mission. During his tour, Mr Barak and his team visited Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks which are in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
According to Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa) Communications Manager, Mr Pascal Shelutete, the former Israeli Premier made a stopover at Olduvai Gorge on his way to Serengeti National Park, where he was met by Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Engineer Ramo Makani.

AfDB AND LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE LAUNCH "COMPANIES TO INSPIRE AFRICA" IN ABIDJAN


The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the London Stock Exchange (LSEG) will launch “Companies to Inspire Africa” (CTIA) report on 26 April 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

The publication identifies and features fast-growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the continent, with the objective of feeding a microsite and a database that identifies some of Africa’s most dynamic, fast growing private SMEs.

The London Stock Exchange Group hosted the inaugural launch of the report on 31st of March, 2017, in London. The Bank’s Headquarters will host the first launch on the African continent.

NMB OPENS BUSINESS CENTRE IN KAHAMA

Shinyanga Regional Commissioner, Zainab Taleck, cuts a ribbon to mark the official opening of the Kahama Business Centre in Kahama District recently. Assisting her (right) is the NMB Managing Director, Ineke Bussemaker and Acting Chief of Retail Banking, Abdulmajid Nsekela. Looking on is the NMB Kahama Business Centre Manager, Gabriel Masanaja.

National Microfinance Bank (NMB) has opened a new business centre in Kahama District, to serve the Western Zone regions of Shinyanga, Tabora and Kigoma.

NMB Managing Director Ms Ineke Bussemaker said the bank committed to boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises MSME’s and Kahama business centre is in response to the growing demand of the business community and bringing close tailor made products.

“This branch we are launching today underlines our commitment to MSME business, time has come when we need a stronger interaction between the bank and its largest SME customers.

” Business centres are currently in Dodoma, Kariakoo, Sinza, Arusha, Mbeya, Morogoro, Moshi, Mtwara, Mwanza and now Kahama making NMB to hit its target for 2017 of reaching 10 business centres in the country.



VODACOM TANZANIA IPO TENURE PUSHED BACK

Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) has extended Vodacom’s 476bn/- initial public offers by three more weeks to May 11.

CMSA extension based on Vodacom plea that should the IPO ended yesterday as planned many retail and institution investors will be left out. CMSA Principal Public Relations Officer Mr Charles Shirima told 'Daily News' yesterday the go ahead was given based on amount and size of the IPO before the public. “Vodacom said many will be left out if the deadline preceded as intended on April 19.

Some groups, like MPs also asked for the extension,” Mr Shirima said.

Mr Shirima did not rule the possibility of liquidity tightness that the economy currently experienced but said stock brokers are in better position to verify that. The new listing date on Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is now pegged on June 6. The leading telecom plans to raise 476bn/- in a share sale at 850/- each out of 560 million shares.

Apart from 11 brokers, the IPO is also supported by several banks including NBC—the receiving bank, CRDB, NMB, Bank M, and Equity Bank. The Orbit Securities Director General, Simon Juventus said the extension is set to benefit mainly retail investors as many had family commitment and Easter holiday cut down the number of IPO days.

“The demand for extension was lingering on the air as many tend to come at the deadline…especially retail investors,” Mr Juventus said. Orbit is the IPO sponsoring broker. He added: “We have many buyers today in our offices unlike any other days.

ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP SETS COURSE FOR THINK SCIENCE 2017

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Managing Director of Emirates Foundation, visits EAG’s stand at Think Science 2017 in Dubai.
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has deployed pilots and engineers at Think Science 2017 to promote aviation careers as part of national efforts to engage youth in science and technology.

The 18-20 April event at Dubai World Trade Centre is organised by Emirates Foundation and is one of the largest science fairs in the region. 

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Managing Director of Emirates Foundation, officially opened the event and later toured EAG’s stand.

Visitors to EAG’s stand will be able to get behind the controls of a flight simulator and experience what it’s like to fly an aircraft. Pilots and cadet pilots are on hand to answer questions from those considering a career in the skies.

Etihad Airways Engineering representatives are present, displaying a jet engine model, to outline what’s involved in supporting the airline’s 120-plus fleet of aircraft. A video display also highlights EAG’S role in developing biofuel through the pioneering ‘Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium.’