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The Chanzo Morning Briefing – January 19, 2022. 

In our briefing today: Samia appoints new TRA deputy commissioner, envoy; Emirati company lands real estate deal in Zanzibar; Sabaya: I was humiliated and mistreated during arrest.

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Dar es Salaam. Good morning! The Chanzo is here with a rundown of major news stories reported in Tanzania on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Samia appoints new TRA deputy commissioner, envoy

President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday made two appointments by appointing Mcha Hassan Mcha as a new Deputy Commissioner of the Tanzania Revenue Authorities (TRA) as well as Celestine Mushy as Tanzania’s new ambassador to Australia.

Before yesterday’s appointment, Mr Mcha was serving as the Commissioner of Control and Enforcement at Taxman’s headquarters.

He fills a position left by Msafiri Mbibo who was recently promoted to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Minerals.

As for Ambassador Mushy, he was previously serving as the Assistant Administrative Secretary in the Office of the Mtwara Regional Commissioner.

According to the statement, Mr Mushy’s appointment became effective from January 14, 2022, while Mcha’s new role started effectively on December 5, 2021.

Emirati company lands real estate deal in Zanzibar

Eagle Hills Regional Properties, a private real estate investment and development company based in Abu Dhabi, has secured a deal to develop major real estate projects in Zanzibar, the semi-autonomous archipelago’s State House announced Friday.

According to the statement, Executive Director of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) Shariff Ali Shariff and Mohammed Ali Rashid Alabar representing Eagle Hills Regional Properties Company signed the deals in the presence of President Dr Hussein Mwinyi.

Mwinyi left Zanzibar on Sunday for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a three-day working visit, as the leader of the semi-autonomous archipelago seeks to widen bilateral ties between the two countries.

Tuesday’s press release said that the projects expected to be implemented by the investor were a five-star hotel and residential houses in Zanzibar.

The projects are expected to be implemented in other areas including Matemwe in Unguja North Region, where a five-star hotel will be built as well as high-end residential houses.

Sabaya: I was humiliated and mistreated during arrest

The ousted Hai District Commissioner, Lengai Ole Sabaya, who is now serving 30 years prison sentence for armed robbery, yesterday recounted his arrest calling it unlawfully and that he was mistreated and humiliated.

Sabaya said that officers from the anti-corruption unit forcefully entered his hotel at 4 in the morning on May 27,2021,  and that he was kept in holding for 8 days.

Sabaya claims that his arrest was unlawful because there was no arrest warrant and that arresting him at 4 in the morning was nothing but mistreatment and humiliation. He also claimed that several items taken from him during the day of arrest were never recovered.

Sabaya is now fighting his second case, the economic sabotage case. This was after weeks of evidence hearing in which a witness recounted how Sabaya and his associate forcefully took some money from him.

During his reign at Hai, Sabaya built a reputation of being ruthless and running things outside the premise of laws and rules. Several people had complained of his heinous acts which include extortion, torture, business disruption, abuse and the like.

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2 Responses

  1. Re-CYCLING of corrupt WAUNI from one ministry to NEXT, just because they are you friends is MERELY garbage-IN-garbage-OUT! Just like borrowing tons of foreign money in exchange for foreign donations is garbage-IN-garbage-OUT!!
    African ruling elites are taking DIRECTIVES from foreign ALPHA males/females who control them. Africa is need of NON-VIOLENT visionaries who will not depend on African police, spies and child soldiers or foreigners to keep themselves in power while they AUCTION their nations’ resources to buy foreign lethal weapons to terrorize or kill their unarmed citizens!

    Ole SABAYA was not one ROTTEN LONE WOLF who was ravaging Tanzanians without the knowledge of the CCM powerful WAHUNI who elected him to be their DC in Hai!! TOP-DOWN rule in Africa has miserably failed AFRICAN POPULATION!

  2. The greatest BOLD-FACE LIE ever told is that the Rwandan population do not know anything about homelessness and have to be shown the faces of homeless in the streets of USA!! REALLY?

    Are these Rwandese aware that homeless Africans regularly driven into refugees camps in the neighboring countries? These homeless Africans are made HOMELESS by Rwandan, Ugandan, Mozambique and South Sudanese armed forces which include African child soldiers(kadogos)!

    African Refugees statistics:

    The faces of Africans forced into refugee camps by African RULING ELITES:

    There is something very OBSCENE about the LOUDING of the Rwandan economic success in the face of millions of Africans being either killed or driven out of their homes and forced into refugee camps by the MARAUDING African ruling elites who are armed by foreign weapons!

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