With the cost of living continuing to skyrocket, urgent measures are needed to save the general public from economic hardships they are currently enduring. Fuel prices have surpassed the 2000/- per MORE
IT’S an indisputable fact that low income of the majority of Tanzanian population to a large extent hinders their accessibility to health services as medicines and other services are unaffordable.
ON January 5, this year, police shot dead at least two unarmed civilians and left a dozen others nursing gunshot wounds following street demonstrations organised by Tanzania's main opposition party, MORE
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare recently closed 16 dispensaries and health centres in Kilimanjaro Region found to have been operating illegally. Though the exercise is commendable and goes MORE
AS we join other well wishers in congratulating President Jakaya Kikwete on his re-election to lead this country for his final five year term, we would like to remind everyone to get down to business, MORE
Tanzanians this month join the world in marking breast cancer month aimed at conscientising the world of a silent killer that continues to claim innocent lives. Breast cancer constitutes 10.4 percent MORE
THE battle lines for the forthcoming general election have been drawn with the National Electoral Commission (NEC) officially launching the campaigning window by formally clearing candidates to vie MORE
FEW people have flattering words for the Tanzanian prison services, but to be fair and honest, are not among the worst in the world even though they need reforms to match with the obtaining material MORE
THE ruling by the Court of Appeal last week, that the issue of private candidates in elections can only be settled by Parliament, seems to have been the final nail on the coffin of prospective independent MORE
ONE of the good things about the national budget for the financial year 2010/11 presented on Thursday by the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mr Mustafa Mkulo, is the fact that the government MORE
FEW people have flattering words for the Tanzanian prison services, but to be fair and honest, are not among the worst in the world even though they need reforms to match with the obtaining material conditions.
DAR ES SALAAM and other major towns across the country are currently witnessing a surge in the number of beggars, including children and aged persons, despite the government’s repeated attempts to MORE
IT is no secret that there are some unscrupulous traffic police officers who pull over motorists to demand bribes when they violate traffic laws. It is not surprising therefore that traffic police is perceived MORE
A lot has been said already about how Tanzania loses some two percent of her GDP through preventable road traffic accidents. Unfortunately, however, a lot continues to be reported too about the unending MORE
TANZANIANS breathed a sigh of relief when the long awaited Mining Bill was finally endorsed by Parliament in Dodoma on Friday, bringing fresh hope to the wananchi to start reaping the benefit of their MORE
THE emphasis on education since our country won independence from Britain in 1961 has been so tremendous that the general opinion is that we are passing through an era of educational revolution without MORE
THE involvement of the private sector in providing health services in this country is vital as it complements government efforts to ensure that every citizen has access to the vital service.
IT’S an undeniable fact that low income of the majority of Tanzanian population to a large extent hinders their accessibility to health services as medicines and other services are unaffordable.
IT is a known fact that Tanzania faces an acute shortage of medical workers in its health care system. It is also evident that there is unemployment of health workers who have been trained.
This situation MORE
IT is almost two years now since the Minister for Defence and National Service, Dr Hussein Mwinyi, ordered an official investigation into the succession of accidents involving army helicopters - Agusta MORE
The United States ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso Lenhardt, last week threw his weight behind the crusade against corruption in the country when he challenged the government to step it up by ensuring that MORE
PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has once again demonstrated in no uncertain terms that he truly means business and is committed to waging the war against corruption to its logical, victorious conclusion.
INACTION and reluctance on the part of most governments to uproot elements of corruption within their systems has always been a main reason why global efforts to get rid of the abiding vice once and MORE
A Great deal of debate now surrounds poor performance in last year’s National Form Four examinations after results showed that most ward-based community secondary schools were trailing other public MORE
Dangerous driving, coupled with drunk driving, speeding and driving defective vehicles, has rendered Tanzania a country prone to fatal road accidents.
Hardly a day passes in the country without the loss MORE
THE recent spate of severe floods in Kilosa District and elsewhere in Tanzania that devastated thousands of people initiated debate about the leadership -- or lack thereof -- exhibited by the Disaster MORE
Ever since Chloroquine (CQ) was officially withdrawn as the first-line anti-malaria drug in Tanzania in 2001 there has been a lot of uncertainty and confusion with regards to the reliable cure for the MORE
IF there was any refreshing relief the city of Dar es Salaam offered its residents and visitors in the 1960s and 70s, it was the atmosphere of order and calmness.
Time was when Dar es Salaam roads were MORE
IT looks like various measures taken by the police force in the recent past to combat crime, including armed banditry, have had no discernible deterrent effect on other bandits who mostly remain armed MORE
THIS past year witnessed an increase in illicit financial transactions involving local banks despite efforts made by the government to curb the trend through establishment of the Financial Intelligence MORE
THE holiday season is here again. It's a period of brisk business with an increase in the number of people on the roads, which is often associated with high incidences of mishaps and accidents.
AS a nation at age 48, Tanzania must be fully mature and exit from the group of developing nations. But, alas, we still struggle with outstretched hands for assistance from big brothers for almost everything MORE
BEGINNING this week, THISDAY has shifted to a weekly print format so as to offer its readers more in-depth, properly researched and analyzed news reflecting what is actually happening in the country, in MORE
LAST week the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mustafa Mkulo, intimated that the government expects its usual budgetary dose of donor aid despite the fact that Tanzania continues to post a poor MORE
LOCAL junior tennis players had the opportunity to savour their lovely moment of playing the sport by competing in the BQ Open tournament at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) courts last weekend.
AT a two-day workshop organised for journalists by the Wanawake na Maendeleo Foundantion (WAMA) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), the issue of child and maternal mortality was MORE
THE injection of over 35bn/- towards controlling and managing disasters in the country will, if properly used, go a long way in easing the effects of disasters such as those likely to be caused by MORE
APPEARING prominently in yesterday's edition of this newspaper (page 3) was a report on how the Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA), one of the leading human rights civil society organizations in MORE
LAST Friday the heads of state from countries that form the East African Community signed a Common Market Protocol which they hope can spur economic development within the region. The deal will see the MORE
On Thursday, Tanzanian soccer fans had an opportunity to have a close view of the FIFA World Cup trophy, the most cherished trophy in all sporting events, which tours the country for the second time MORE
In our yesterday's edition we published a front-page story on the creeping corruption canker-worm. The story quoted results of the corruption perception index released by the global anti-graft watchdog, MORE
The coming of new information technologies in the business sector brought with it loopholes that many unscrupulous businesspeople take advantage of to become overnight millionaires. Among such practices MORE
TANZANIAN President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is among leaders gathered in Rome, Italy, to address a serious threat of global food insecurity. Hungry mouths are everywhere around the world and their number, MORE
Following a cabinet meeting mid last week, reports are emerging that there is a cabinet shuffle in the offing. While this is the best news for many of us wananchi who are intent on making corruption a MORE
The rains have come at a time when many Tanzanians are still licking the wounds of the 1997/98 El Nino related extreme weather events in the country, that apart from causing infrastructure damage, spawned MORE