Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kumbukumbu ya Baba wa Taifa la Tanzania; Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere

The Legacy of Julius Nyerere

Humans of Oslo - Mathias Mkude from Tanzania

"I'm taking my Masters Degree in international social and health policies. This is the first time I've been outside of Tanzania and I must say its a bit of a culture shock which is expected since we have a different history and nature.

In Tanzania you can go anywhere and people will greet you on the street. People are constantly interacting and if you are silent and reserved it's considered rude. We have a culture of communication.

In Oslo I've experienced a culture of silence. People are more reserved and prefer not to impose.

On several occasions I've behaved the way I normal would have back home, and when I've seen people's reactions I've had to reflect and change the way I behave. I can't be who I am because of the restrictions in social norms. To break from them is to be a social deviant so I try to adapt to the environment I'm in.

Once I've finished my masters I hope to travel back home. Tanzania is a rapidly developing country due to natural resources. Foreign investors, including Norway are already there . I hope that I can bring a positive impact to my community to improve people's life."

— with Mathias Mkude at Aker Brygge.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Merely two days after a Constituent Assembly (CA) member from the 201- group, Haji Ambar Hamis claimed to be a victim of forgery in the process of voting on the proposed Constitution, the Tanzania Constitution Forum (TCF) yesterday emerged to say that another CA member from Mainland, Zakia Meghji voted as a representative from Zanzibar so as to obtain the required two-thirds quorum from the Isles’ representatives.

Zakhia Meghji

Briefing newsmen in Dar es Salaam yesterday, TCF Chairman, Deus Kibamba alleged that the CA forged some of the votes of CA members from Zanzibar, including the members who never participated in the process.

He said it is a shame for an adult to fool another adult, referring to what happened to Zanzibar’s NCCR –Mageuzi Vice Chairperson, Haji Ambar Hamis who on Friday last week claimed that the Constitutional Assembly secretariat had forged his name to appear on the list of CA members from the Isles who had voted ‘YES’ to the proposed Constitution despite the fact he was not present in the process. 

Kibamba said TCF has examined the whole process of attaining the proposed Constitution and discovered that Meghji who is from Tanzania mainland and once served as minister of Finance and minister of Tourism and Natural resources, had voted as a representative from Zanzibar hence making it possible for the CA to attain the required two-thirds quorum from the Isles.

He emphasized that the foul play was illegal…. “This is unacceptable and unjust to the people who gave out their views expecting to attain a better Constitution and yet some issues were approved unlawfully.” 

He said TCF considers Meghji’s vote forged, which was aimed to ensure the attainment of the two-thirds quorum from Zanzibar representatives.

“We know that Meghji had once lived in Zanzibar but President Jakaya Kikwete had appointed her as a representative from the Mainland,” he said.

He said that alone disqualifies her as a CA representative from Zanzibar thus putting a question mark on the entire proposed Constitution.

When reached for comments, CA Clerk, Yahaya Hamis Hamad told The Guardian over a telephone interview that he was not aware of the claims raised by TCF… “There is nothing I can say for now. I know nothing about it.”

In another development, TCF has challenged President Kikwete to stick to the agreement reached upon between him and political parties through the Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD) which is to conduct the referendum after next year’s general elections.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Dk. Shein Amteua Mwanasheria Mkuu Zanzibar.

Said Hassan Said Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Zanzibar

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Dk. Ali Mohamed Shein, amefanya Uteuzi wa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serekali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar, kwa mujibu wa uwezo aliopewa chini ya  Kifungu 55(1)cha Katiba ya Zanzibar ya 1984, 

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi amemteuwa Mhe, Said Hassan Said kuwa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Zanzibar, Uteuzi huo umeaza leo 7,Oktoba 2014. Kabla ya uteuzi huo Mhe, Said Hassan Said alikuwa Naibu Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serekali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar.

Mhe, Said Hassan Said, anachukua nafasi ya aliyekuwa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Zanzibar Mhe, Othman Masoud Othman ambaye uteuzi wake umefutwa kwa mujibu wa Vifungu vya 53,54 (1) na 55(3) vya Katiba ya Zanzibar ya 1984 na kifungu 12 (3) cha Sheria ya Utumishi wa Umma Namba 2 ya 2011. 

Chanzo: http://www.zanzinews.com

Baadhi ya kurasa za mbele za magazeti ya Tanzania, Jumanne 7.Oktoba 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dr. Habiba Muza Rajabu´s Funeral By Rajabu Iddi Rajabu

1. Habiba Muza Rajabu will buried in Trondheim, Norway on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 starting at 13:00 hrs at Svanholm Hallen at Moholt. You are all Welcome to attend.

2. Farewell Ceremony from 13:00 to 13:45. Tribute, Flowers, Saying Goodbye to her. You are all Welcome to attend.

3. Islamic Burial Services 13:45 to around 14:15. You are all Welcome to attend. In keeping with Islamic Traditions, Women will stay a few yards away from the Grave but will witness all the proceedings.


Kurasa za mbele za baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania, Jumanne 30.Septemba 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Norway's students to get work illness cash boost - Students in Norway with part-time jobs are to be offered for the first time access to student loans to protect their income should they fall ill, announced the government on Monday.

From next summer students on sick leave from their non-academic work can also get access to grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.
The income protection is part of a proposal the Norwegian government will present in October.
The rules today state if a student with part-time work receives sickness benefits from Nav, the individual does not have the right to get a sickness grant from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. The Norwegian government wants to change this.
Conservative MP Henrik Asheim said: “There are many students working part-time today. It seems unreasonable that students who are ill and cannot work, and therefore receive sickness benefit, do not have the same rights to apply to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund as students who do not have a part-time job. The government suggests making it possible to combine sickness allowance funds from the government benefit system, with a sickness grant from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.”
Asheim believes the change will result in 1,750 more students being able to receive sickness grants. The sickness grant from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund will be balanced against the money that the student receives from Nav.
Norsk Studentorganisasjon (National Student Union of Norway) has for a long time argued for the move.

Source: NTB/The Local (news@thelocal.no)