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The Chanzo Morning Briefing – January 14, 2022.

In our briefing today: Samia layout key concern for the new cabinet; Police pay final respect to the fallen journalist; Zanzibar tourism showed promising recovery last Year

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Dar es Salaam. Good morning! The Chanzo is here with a rundown of major news stories reported in Tanzania on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Samia layout key concern for the new cabinet

President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Thursday shared a glimpse of the issues that give her a headache, urging her recently formed cabinet to do whatever it takes to address the issues lest the administration proves incapable of solving Tanzanians’ problems.

She was speaking with cabinet members in Dodoma whereby in a mother-like language the Head of State explained what she expected of them, emphasizing her burning desire to see a cabinet that is not only committed to serving Tanzanians but also resistant to the temptations of corruption and other forms of malpractices.

Some of the issues that irk Tanzania’s first female president are the lack of coordination among government’s departments; personal feuds among government officials; corruption that she called “excessive”; the entertainment of the business as usual culture among civil servants; and nepotism in government employment.

Samia was particularly concerned with the misunderstanding that exists between ministers and deputy ministers and permanent secretaries with their deputies. She seemed astonished why such misunderstandings happen while everyone was in the government by the virtue of their qualifications.

When it comes to government officials enriching themselves through their respective government positions, President Samia accused her assistants of “over-eating,” pointing out that some corrupt tendencies within the government are “excesses.”

The Head of State also reminded her assistants of the importance of preserving government’s secrets, claiming that recently some state secrets have been observed circulating on social media. Samia also challenged the new cabinet to be dynamic and look for modern ways that work, emphasizing that most of government policies are outdated and need to be revisited

Police pay final respect to the fallen journalist

Uhuru Digital journalist, Johari Shani who had passed away in a greasy accident on January 11, 2022, was buried yesterday in Arusha.

Among the mourners was the Police Force representatives who said Shani was one of their own. Police burial ritual was performed during the ceremony. “She was on duty until the day of her death, she was an honest and committed person who served to protect our country, said the Arusha Police Commander, ACP Justine Masejo  and we send our condolences to the Police Force and journalist in Mwanza.”

Prior to serving at Uhuru digital, Johari was also a journalist for the Mwananchi newspaper.

Zanzibar tourism showed promising recovery last year

The released data of the number of tourists by the end of November 2021, shows there was an increase by 32 percent of the total number of tourists who entered the Isles compared to a total number in 2020.

In 2020, there was a total of 260,644 tourists but up to November 2021, a total of 346,018 had entered the Isles. Russia was the main source of tourists in 2021, there is also a notable growth of entry from the African market.

The data for December 2021 is not out yet which will show if the resurgence of COVID-19 cases has affected the growth trajectory.

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3 Responses

  1. (a) There is NO such thing as EXCESSIVE CORRUPTION!
    Corruption, no matter how small, hurts every citizens and does not deliver services required by organized, civilized society!
    (b) Unless the elections are permanently RIGGED, the RESPECT DEMANDED by the so called elected African ruling elites MUST BE EARNED on the basis of SERVICES they deliver to the voting citizens! These elites cannot demand respect while simultaneously stealing and auctioning their countries’ land resources, leaving black Africans in permanent foreign DEBTS, DISEASE, and POVERTY inside those DISGUSTING slums that were created when the European colonial masters took the land and created African exploitative TOWNSHIPS and GHETOES!!
    (c) Tanzanian ruling elites recite GOD’s words in every statement that comes out of their mouths. This is the very same technique used by Lord Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, who prepared African Kings and chiefs for British colonization after the 1884-1885 Berlin Conference.
    By the time Lord Lugard was done with these African Kings and Chiefs, they were left as loyal Christian converts in ghettoes because their land and every resource in it had been confiscated!
    African men and women became cooks and SHAMBA BOYS up till today. African men, particularly,, the ruling elites, behave like boys and religiously take every order from foreigners they deal with! They still have the word “BOY” permanently mapped in their brains!

    (d) These same ruling African BOYS are heavily armed with foreign weapons; those weapons are directed squarely at their own citizens who are being dually exploited by both the African boys and their allied foreigners with their help!!!


  2. The CCM has been hijacked by the very CORRUPT, SELF SERVING and GREEDY African IMBECILES with ZERO VISIONS to use the abundant Tanzanian NATURAL resources to make Tanzania a rich nation in East Africa!
    God helps those who help themselves, NOT enslaved minds!!

    Africa cannot rely on those who are HELLBENT on EXPLOITING African resources and the African citizens and African ruling elites should not be helping those foreign interests who survive by exploiting others!!

  3. Was the CCM party aware that the person , like the former HAI DC Ole Sabaya , was wreaking havoc on defenseless Tanzanians in plain sight??
    What vetting does CCM, the party of the Julius Nyerere, conduct to weed out characters like Ole Sabaya who may have taken over the CCM party, with the sole aim of enriching themselves through corruption and terrorism on the very Tanzanians they are are suppose to DEFEND?

    Here is Ole Sabaya, addressing and sizing his potential Tanzanian victims while regurgitating words what have been fed to him by his local and foreign handlers; there is no doubt he does not understand what the HECK he is taking about!
    This is what all African ruling elites do all over the continent! REGURGITATION AND FOLLOWING foreign ORDERS while demanding respect from their own terrified citizens!

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