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The Chanzo Morning Briefing Tanzania News – March 27,2024

In our briefing today: Tanzania adds Boeing 737-9 Max to its fleet as US investigates the plane’s safety; Media fraternity mourns two journalists who died in a road accident; Announcement of new subject combinations raises many unanswered questions

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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, March 26, 2024.

Tanzania adds Boeing 737-9 Max to its fleet as US investigates the plane’s safety

Tanzania has added Boeing 737-9 Max to its series of 15 fleets for the airline Air Tanzania, making it the second of its kind purchased by the country since 2017.

Air Tanzania has purchased Boeing 737-9 Max at a time when Boeing is experiencing a crisis following safety concerns about its 737-9 Max. The company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, is expected to step down by the end of the year following the January 05 incident.

On January 5, 2024, a Boeing 737-9 MAX door plug blew off mid-air, leaving a large hole that frightened Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 passengers. The flight was on its way from Oregon to California, and 177 people were on board.

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it was investigating the incident. Furthermore, the US government temporarily grounded 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 for safety checks.

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Media fraternity mourns two journalists who died in a road accident

Tanzania’s media community is grieving the loss of two journalists who tragically passed away in an accident in the Nyamwage Coastal region.

The two journalists, Josephine Kibiriti from Sahara Media and Abdallah Nanda from Channel Ten, were returning from a workshop held in Dar es Salaam by the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP).

According to Protas Mutayoba, the Regional Police Commander of Rufiji, the accident occurred on March 26, 2024, involving a lorry and the vehicle in which the two journalists were traveling.

Nape Nnauye, the Minister of Information, Communication, and Technology, expressed his condolences, saying, “The accident has dealt a significant blow to both the media sector and the people of Lindi.”

Announcement of new subject combinations raises many unanswered questions

Dear government,

As a columnist with a simple brain, I must make one request: Please limit yourself to one controversial statement, order, or directive a week. How can I cope with all the controversies at once?

I mean, just when I wanted to talk about food aid, local development, and all our current paranoias, they came up with fancy new combinations for our secondary school kids. So, in true Bongo fashion, we have already forgotten the fortified food and turned our attention to the fortified combinations instead!

However, two issues are at work in both cases. The main issue is that a lack of transparency and communication is key to the generally negative reaction to major government pronouncements. Why are we suddenly presented with a new menu with foods we have never heard of without explanation or justification?

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