The Chanzo Morning Briefing – July 12, 2023. 

In our briefing today: Police summons lawyer Nshala over remarks about Tanzania-DP World deal; Samia meets AfDB delegation to advance post-Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit agricultural transformation; Cardinal-designate Protase Rugambwa: ‘I’ll do what is expected of any minister with same office’; Tanzania signs MoU with India’s Haryana state to drive economic growth.

Dar es Salaam. Good morning! The Chanzo is here with a rundown of major news stories reported in Tanzania on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Police summons lawyer Nshala over remarks about Tanzania-DP World deal

Police Tuesday summoned lawyer and advocate Rugemeleza Nshala over remarks he made during a discussion on the social audio app Clubhouse on July 3, 2023, where he criticised the Tanzania-Dubai deal, which would allow DP World, an Emirati multinational logistics company, to take control of the operations of the Dar es Salaam’s port.

In a letter dated July 10, 2023, which has been circulating online, the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Camilius Wambura ordered Dr Nshala, who doubles as the Executive Director of the environmental group Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), to report at the DCI’s office today, July 11, 2023, at 9:00 AM.

DCI said in his letter that his office was investigating the claims Dr Nshala made during the discussion that has since gone viral on social media platforms and that they needed to question the renowned advocate as part of that investigation.

Full story here.

Samia meets AfDB delegation to advance post-Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit agricultural transformation

President Samia Suluhu Hassan held talks with an African Development Bank AfDB delegation led by vice president Beth Dunford to boost the East African country’s agricultural production and food security.

The meetings, held on 27 June, covered various development issues, including the Bank’s recognition of Tanzania’s progress in developing its agriculture sector following January’s Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit, the bank said Tuesday in a statement.

Samia was one of many Heads of State and Government who chaired or commissioned Presidential boardrooms during the summit to discuss country food and agriculture delivery compacts centred on African solutions to boost the continent’s food systems.

Since the Summit, Tanzania has tripled its budget for agriculture and was the first country to set up a Presidential Delivery Council to oversee the implementation of its Compact, AfDB said. The Council will approve and advise on establishing an enabling environment to deliver on work plans across commodity value chains. 

President Samia thanked the Bank for organising the Dakar 2 summit, calling the institution a “dependable partner” for assisting Tanzania with its development goals in agriculture and other sectors.

Tanzania’s Food and Agriculture Delivery Compact, like other Dakar 2 country compacts, is rooted in agriculture and cuts across many sectors. These include improving national, regional and international trade; affirming the “bankability” of women who work or own most of Africa’s small and medium agriculture enterprises who face barriers to financing; and creating decent jobs for youth across Africa’s agricultural value chain.

President Samia and the Bank agreed to increase collaboration with other development partners to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to fully realising the Tanzania Food and Agriculture Delivery Compact.

Dunford, vice president for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, commended President Samia’s “dynamic leadership” and commitment to Tanzania’s agricultural transformation. She said her advancing outcomes of the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit are delivering impactful results for the people of Tanzania.

Cardinal-designate Protase Rugambwa: ‘I’ll do what is expected of any minister with same office’

Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, the Coadjutor Archbishop of Tabora in Tanzania, who is among the 21 newly named Cardinals, has told ACI Africa that he will continue to provide leadership as expected of him as a Cardinal.

“I look forward to continuing fostering what is expected of any minister and Church leader entrusted with the same office and responsibilities I am assuming,” he said during the Monday, July 10 interview.

“The mission of evangelisation continues even though it is now more demanding and even engaging not only at the local level but also at the international realm of life and action,” he added.

The former Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelization, who was appointed the Coadjutor Archbishop for Tabora Archdiocese on April 13, said that providing leadership in what will be his new role in the Church as Cardinal “can only be achieved in a teamwork and walking together with others and nobody is indispensable.”

Born in May 1960 in Tanzania’s Catholic Diocese of Bukoba, Archbishop Rugambwa was ordained a Priest for the Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara in September 1990.

Read more about Archbishop Protase Rugambwa here.

Tanzania signs MoU with India’s Haryana state to drive economic growth

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed Tuesday between the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and the state of Haryana of India as the two seek to bolster economic collaboration, a press release stated.

The MoU aims to foster greater cooperation and facilitate investment opportunities between the two entities, ultimately driving sustainable economic growth and development between the two regions.

Over 50 business delegates from different sectors from Haryana, a landlocked state in northern India, attended the signing ceremony at TIC’s offices in Dar es Salaam. 

The MoU outlines a comprehensive framework for collaboration and would facilitate the expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation in the economy – automobiles, pharmaceuticals, textile industry, engineering or machinery equipment, spices, cosmetics, energy, and chemicals. 

The agreement also covers the production and processing of agricultural products and trade, science, education, tourism, culture, protection and research of historical monuments, skill development, vocational education capacity building and other areas of mutual interest.

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