Revolution in Tanzania (continued - week 51)

[December 21, 2015]
Tanzania is hot today! JPM, as president Magufuli is called, is turning the country around, making an end to all kinds of corruption and power abuse. Read about the developments during the last week (week 51) in this calender! GoTanzania will update regularly!!

Dec 11th

19 New ministers and 15 new deputies inaugurated on 15 ministries; about half of the size of the former government. After the ceremony the new sworn ministers hurried to bring surprise visits like Magufuli did before.

Dec 13th

High ranking retired and serving government officials in Oysterbay are leading a move to shoot down the plan to allow construction of high-rise commercial and residential buildings in the Dar-coastal area which caused a lot of land speculation.

Dec 14th

Malpractices are abandoned that ministries are "purchasing a pen" at Sh10,000 while the actual price is only Sh1,000.

Dec 15th

The government is going to effectively implement procurement procedures to block all alleys that have been used to embezzle public funds and leave the government unable to serve ordinary Tanzanians.

Dec 16th

The newly appointed Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) acting Commissioner General, Dr Phillip Mpango, was breaking the record in revenue collection.

According to President Magufuli, revenue collection for this month was likely to go beyond Sh1.3 trillion, which is an increase of about Sh450billion. 

Dec 16th

Chief Justice Mohamed Chande Othman called on the newly admitted advocates to adhere to professional ethics while defending their clients and refrain from malpractices that tarnish the image of the judiciary.

Dec 17th

The head of the PCCB (anti-corruption office) by name of Hosea is sacked because of inefficiency and also 4 employers who went abroad without permission were sacked. The massive bribery revealed recently at the Dar es Salaam Port and Tanzania Revenue Authority (TPA), one can say, justifies the drastic move against , as it depicted PCCB as an outfit that was sleeping on the job.

Dec 17th

The former minister of tourism appeared to have misused his office where money disappeared.

Dec 17th

The institution of the "Uhuro torch" (freedom torch) abolished. This was a fossil from the Nyerere time used to collect money for the party which was "forgotten" and ended in sucking off civilians and companies for the sake of private pockets. 

Dec 17th

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has embarked on training Chinese business community on taxation laws and regulations to promote revenue collections among the mainly business community. (Chinese business men were used to avoid paying taxes.)

Dec 18th

Authorities move to curb tanzanite smuggling 635bn/- ($ 302 million) worth of gemstones smuggled out without paying tax.

Dec 18th

Tanzania has sentenced four Chinese men to 20 years in jail each after they were convicted of smuggling rhino horns, part of a crackdown in sub-Saharan Africa on lucrative illegal poaching of protected wildlife. Earlier also a Chinese lady was jailed for smuggling ivory. (Before never people where caught for such issues; it was generally known that the son of the former president Kikwete once escaped from death sentence in China for dealing in drugs and since then he worked close together with the Chinese in smuggling of ivory and rhino horns. )

Dec 18th

Civil servants who want to leave the country have to show they have permission from their chief and they did not pay their ticket from public fund.

Dec 18th

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has seized 1.6 tonnes of counterfeit foods and beverages in a joint operation with Interpol.

Dec 19th

The valve in the irrigation dam in Sunga ward which was broken, lacking a $ 100 repair, for over 15 years and not repaired due to bad leadership. Now, within a month after regime change, it is repaired by local initiative and the lake is full of water again! (Although this is no shocking world news it shows how the new directions reached and are supported also the rural area's)

Dec 19th

Private schools and colleges will face a serious shortage of teachers with effect from next academic year following a massive (few thousands) departure of foreign (mainly Kenyan) teachers lacking work permits which are not granted or too expensive ($ 2,500) and required according a new law introduced before the elections. (no signs for a solution yet)

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