The Chanzo Morning Briefing – June 24, 2022.

In our briefing today: Mpango in Kigali for Commonwealth summit; A new batch of 117 native people of Ngorongoro moves to Handeni; Vatican appoints new bishop for Kahama. 
The Chanzo Reporter24 June 20224 min

Dar es Salaam. Good morning! The Chanzo is here with a rundown of major news stories reported in Tanzania on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Mpango in Kigali for Commonwealth summit

Vice President Philip Mpango is in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) summit, representing President Samia Suluhu Hassan in the summit that kicked off on June 20 and will conclude on June 25, 2022.

A statement by the ministry of foreign affairs said yesterday that while in Kigali, Dr Mpango will meet and hold talks with various dignitaries including the president of Namibia Hage Geingob, the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and American philanthropist Melinda Gates.

Preceded by several forums, the official opening of CHOGM 2022 takes place today, followed by the main high-level meetings of Heads of Government today and Saturday. 

At the summit, VP Mpango is being accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Liberata Mulamula who is also scheduled to meet and hold talks with her counterparts from India, Zambia, Botswana, Eswatini, and Singapore. 

Ms Mulamula will also meet with the wife of the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Ms Cherie Blair. Ms Blair is the co-founder of the Cherie Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers women to start, grow and sustain successful businesses.

Rwanda is a former German and Belgian colony but joined the 54-member Commonwealth group in 2009.

More than 25 heads of government are already in Kigali, including Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

A new batch of 117 native people of Ngorongoro moves to Handeni

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa was in Ngorongoro on Thursday to witness the second batch of Maasai pastoralists who have agreed to voluntarily relocate to Msomera village in the eastern Handeni district of Tanga, some 600 kilometres away from their original habitat.

The government-owned Daily News newspaper reported yesterday that at least 117 people from 27 households moved to Msomera on Thursday to start a fresh life. The paper said that the majority of them described Handeni as “a new promising land of bread and butter.”

The first batch of native people of Ngorongoro ‘relocated’ to Msomera on June 16, 2022, where over 290 residents of them registered for the exercise.

“Infrastructure is increasingly being strengthened there as 103 houses have already been constructed and [on Friday] we are starting the first phase of removing livestock, their property and the residents themselves as we are prepared for that,” Arusha regional commissioner John Mongella announced then.

Mr Majaliwa said yesterday that the Loliondo Game Controlled Area (LGCA) will remain being safeguarded even after the mounting of beacons got completed on Thursday. 

Majaliwa, who was speaking after conducting an aerial inspection of the rich ecological 1,500 square kilometer area, insisted that the demarcated area will continuously being safeguarded and protected, both from the land and air

“There will be around-the-clock protection of this area due to its ecological importance,” explained the PM.

Vatican appoints new bishop for Kahama

Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko, of the clergy of the Diocese of Kigoma, currently Vicar General and Secretary-General of the Pastoral Department, as Bishop of the Diocese of Kahama, the Vatican announced Thursday. 

Nkoronko was born on March 25, 1970, in Kalinzi, Diocese of Kigoma. He attended secondary school at Katoke Minor Seminary (1986-1993). After the propaedeutic year at Ujiji Minor Seminary (1993-1994), he studied philosophy at the Kibosho Major Seminary in Moshi (1994-1996) and Theology at the Serengea Major Seminary (1996-1999). 

He served at Ujiji Minor Seminary for one year (1999-2000). He was ordained a priest on July 5, 2001. Since his ordination he has held a number of positions which include serving as Parish Assistant at Kasulu Parish (2001-2004); teacher and formator at St. Paul Senior Seminary in Kipalapala (2004-2005); and Student of Moral Theology at the Studio Teologico San Paolo in Catania (Italy), where he obtained his licentiate (2005-2008). 

Since 2011 he has been Diocesan Coordinator of the Tanzania Family Strengthening Program and Courses (UFATA) and Diocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies; since 2016 Vicar General of the Diocese of Kigoma and since 2019 Secretary-General of the Pastoral Department.

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