Tarishi Hauwawi

September 14, 2008

Barua ya wazi kwa waziri wa elimu na mafunzo ya ufundi.

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Barua ya wazi kwa waziri wa elimu na mafunzo ya ufundi.

Barua ya wazi kwa waziri wa elimu na mafunzo ya ufundi.

WAZARA YA ELIMU NA MAFUNZO YA UFUNDI
S.L.P. 1921, DAR ES SALAAM – TANZANIA.
                        
YAH: VIVUNGE VYA MWILI WA BINADAMU KWA SHULE ZA MSINGI.
 
Husika na kichwa cha habari hapo juu. Napenda kukufahamisha kuhusu rushwa iliyokithiri ndani ya wizara yako kuhusiana na somo husika hapo juu. Idara yako ya EMAC imetoa ithibati mbili tu kwa kampuni mbili ambazo zote ni mali ya mtu mmoja. Ithibati hizo zimetolewa kwa kampuni za ABACUS LTD na ACADEMIA LTD ambazo zinamilikiwa na mkurugenzi wa Macmillan Aidan Ltd.
 
Napenda kukufahamisha kuwa mgao wa pesa uliotolewa kwa mwaka wa fedha 2008/9 umelenga kuzichota pesa zote (mabilioni) za mradi huu kupitia mlengwa mtajwa na washirika wake waliomo ndani ya wizara yako. Chunguza kwa kina wakurugenzi wa makampuni hayo ni ndugu.
 
Mradi huu ulianzishwa kwa siri bila wizara kutangaza au kukaribisha ushindani wa bidhaa lengwa mpaka makampuni hayo yalipopata ithibati na mgao kupelekwa wilayani. Hii ilifanyika makusudi ili kunyima nafasi kwa mtu yoyote kushiriki. Mradi huu umejulikana baada ya halmashauri kuanza kutangaza zabuni au kuomba quotations na hivyo kutompatia mtu mwingine yoyote nafasi ya kufanya matayarisho katika kuingia kwenye ushindani. Kwani muda hautoshi na yoyote atakaye jaribu kuingia basi atakuwa amechelewa na fedha zote zitakuwa zimekwisha kombwa na mtu huyu mmoja.
 
Tunaomba wizara yako itoe taarifa ni vigezo gani vilivyo tumika kumpatia mtu mmoja nafasi kama hii ya kuzoa mabilioni na kupitia katika utaratibu upi? Pia wizara isitishe zoezi hili mapema iwezekanavyo na kutoa  nafasi ya ushindani na sio uzoaji wa fedha kifisadi kama inavyo endelea. Fanya uchunguzi wa kina kuhusiana na mmiliki huyu wa makampuni haya mawili kwani hizi taarifa sio za kukisia bali ni zenye uhakika na umakini. Tusingepanda kuona wizara yako inageuka EPA au RICHMOND.
 
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5.        Ni kwanini barua ya muongozo imetoa nafasi ya kutumia quotation (hii ni kwasababu ya kuharakisha zoezi linaenda haraka ili kutotoa nafasi kwa mtu mwingine yoyote, tenda huchukua muda mrefu).
 
Ni matumaini yetu kuwa haki itatendeka na kuhakikisha ufisadi kama huu haufanyiki tena katika wizara yako.
 
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September 11, 2008

Nape bado anadunda CCM, pamoja na kutimuliwa UVCCM

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Nape Nnauye akihutubia mkutano wa CCM huko Mysore, India

Nape Nnauye akihutubia mkutano wa CCM huko Mysore, India

 

RAIS Jakaya Kikwete jana alihitimisha kikao cha Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kwa kutoa tamko lake kuhusu hatima ya kisiasa ya kada kijana wa chama hicho- Nape Nnauye.

Katika hali inayoweza kutafsiriwa kuwa ni ya kuuma na kupuliza, Kikwete, Mwenyekiti wa Taifa wa CCM, alisema uamuzi wa Baraza Kuu la Umoja wa Vijana kumvua Nape uanachama wa jumuiya hiyo, hauwezi kusababisha kada huyo apoteze sifa za kuendelea kushika nyadhifa zake nyingine ndani ya chama hicho.

Habari Tanzania Daima ilizopata, zinaeleza kuwa Rais Kikwete alitoa kauli hiyo jana baada ya vikao vya Kamati Kuu na Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa ya CCM vilivyokutana juzi na jana, kushindwa kutoa uamuzi wowote kuhusu mapendekezo ya UVCCM kutokana na kutokuwa na taarifa rasmi kutoka katika jumuiya hiyo ya vijana.

Kwa upande wake, Kikwete alisema nyadhifa zote nyingine ambazo Nape anazishika ni za chama na si za UVCCM, hali ambayo kimsingi inamfanya aendelee kuzishikilia hata baada ya jumuiya hiyo ambayo yeye ni mwanachama kupendekeza anyang’anywe.

Katika hatua nyingine, Rais Kikwete alikaririwa akiwaeleza wajumbe wa Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa ya CCM kwamba Nape bado alikuwa anayo nafasi ya kutoa utetezi wake katika vikao vya juu vya chama kupinga maamuzi ya UVCCM dhidi yake.

Kauli hiyo ya Rais Kikwete imetafsiriwa na baadhi ya makada wa chama hicho waliogawanyika katika makundi mawili – moja likimtetea Nape na jingine likimpinga – kutofautiana maoni kuhusu hatima ya kisiasa ya kijana huyo – mtoto wa mwanasiasa mkongwe – Moses Nnauye.

Kundi la wanasiasa linalomuunga mkono Nape, likijumuisha viongozi wa juu wastaafu na makada wengine wanaharakati wa vita ya ufisadi ndani ya chama hicho tawala, wameitafsiri kauli hiyo ya Kikwete kama inayopingana na ile iliyotolewa juzi na Katibu Mkuu wa CCM, Yussuf Makamba, kwamba kijana huyo alikuwa hana nafasi ya kupinga maamuzi ya UVCCM juu ya uanachama wake mahali pengine popote.

Kwa wale wanaompinga Nape na kuungana na maamuzi ya Baraza Kuu la UVCCM linaloongozwa na Emmanuel Nchimbi, wanaitafsiri kauli hiyo ya Kikwete kuwa ilitolewa kwa nia ya kumpoza pasipo kumsaidia kwa lolote mwanasiasa huyo kijana, ambaye ni miongoni mwa watu wanaowania kuteuliwa kugombea nafasi ya uenyekiti wa taifa wa jumuiya hiyo katika uchaguzi unaotarajiwa kufanyika mwishoni mwa mwaka huu.

Akizungumza na Tanzania Daima kwa simu kutoka Dodoma, Nape mwenyewe aliielezea kauli hiyo ya Kikwete aliyoitoa wakati yeye mwenyewe akiisikia kuwa ni ya faraja na iliyomrejeshea matumaini na imani mpya.

Nape alisema kauli hizo za Kikwete zinaendelea kumfanya aendelee kujiona kuwa yeye ni mwanachama wa UVCCM, mjumbe wa Baraza Kuu la jumuiya hiyo, Mjumbe wa NEC, ofisa katika ofisi ndogo ya Makao Makuu ya CCM Dar es Salaam na bado ni mgombea halali wa nafasi ya mwenyekiti wa UVCCM.

“Kwa hiyo, ninachoweza kusema ni kuwa nasubiri barua ya UVCCM nione inasemaje, ili nijue namna nitakavyokata rufaa, lakini nimefurahi kitu kimoja kwamba mwenyekiti anasema naweza kukata rufaa, wakati Katibu Mkuu, Makamba, alisema siwezi kukata rufaa popote. Hilo kwangu naona ni ushindi na haki imetendeka kama nilivyotarajia,” alisema Nape kwa sauti ya kujiamini.

Katika hatua nyingine pia inayoweza kuthibitisha kuwa Nape alikuwa na hoja katika malalamiko yake, Kamati Kuu ya CCM iliyokutana juzi, iliamua kuunda timu ya makada watatu kufuatilia mchakato na kufanya marekebisho katika mkataba wa ujenzi wa jengo la UVCCM.

Habari ambazo Tanzania Daima ilizipata kutoka ndani ya Kamati Kuu (CC) na baadaye kuthibitishwa na Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa CCM Zanzibar, Ferouz, zilisema timu hiyo inawajumuisha wajumbe wa Kamati Kuu – Mbunge wa Handeni, Dk. Abdallah Kigoda, Mbunge wa Bariadi Magharibi, Andrew Chenge, na Mbunge wa Viti Maalumu, Pindi Chana.

Kwa mujibu wa habari hizo, timu hiyo inatakiwa kufanya marekebisho katika kasoro zilizopo na baadaye kuwasilisha mapendekezo yake ndani ya vikao vya UVCCM vya Kamati ya Utekelezaji, Baraza Kuu kwa ajili ya kusainiwa.

Hatua hiyo ya CC kuunda timu ya kufanya marekebisho ya kasoro katika mradi huo, imepokewa na mashabiki wa Nape kuwa ni ushahidi wa kwanza wa kuwapo kwa ukweli katika madai ya kijana huyo aliyekuwa akisema kuwa mkataba huo hauna maslahi ya UVCCM na CCM kwa ujumla.

Uamuzi huo wa kuundwa kwa timu na Kamati Kuu umetafsiriwa na baadhi ya mashabiki wake kwamba unaweza kumpa fursa nzuri ya kujitetea kupinga maamuzi ya UVCCM dhidi yake.

Nape alivuliwa uanachama na Baraza la UVCCM kwa madai ya kusema uongo kuhusu mradi huo wa jengo la UVCCM na ikidaiwa kwamba kwa kuwatuhumu viongozi wa jumuiya hiyo hadharani na nje ya vikao, alikuwa amekwenda kinyume na Kanuni za 17 (C) na18 (B) za umoja huo.

Tangu Baraza Kuu la UVCCM limvue Nape uanachama, mawaziri wakuu wawili wastaafu kwa nyakati tofauti – Cleopa David Msuya na Frederick Sumaye – wamejitokeza kumtetea, wakiielezea hatua hiyo kuwa ni ya jazba na iliyochukuliwa kwa hamaki.

September 7, 2008

FRONT PAGE HEADLINES IN MAINSTREAM NEWSPAPERS

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Daily News I Front page

JK: Produce more engineers

Tanzania produces 500 engineers annually and President Jakaya Kikwete has challenged concerned institutions to ensure the figure is doubled to cope with the country’s development goals. The President is optimistic that the country can produce 1,000 engineers annually in a few years’ time. “I am an optimist, just bring me your plans on how we can achieve that and I believe we can reach that target…we can do it in the next few years”, he said. Kikwete was addressing the 6th Annual Engineering Day [AED 2008] in Dar es Salaam yesterday when he made the challenge. The meeting was organized by the Engineering Registration Board [ERB]. He observed that the shortage of engineers in the country reflected the nation’s poverty, adding that Tanzania has a long way to go since a country like India produces 300,000 engineers annually while China produces 600,000 engineers per annum. He said he is aware that very few students opt for engineering courses and stressed the need to put more emphasis on science subjects in secondary schools. “We have to take deliberate measures to ensure more students pursue science subjects in secondary schools. Secondary education is an onerous burden and we have to invest heavily in that area”, he said.

[The Guardian; The African] 

Court rejects exhibit in Zombe trial – The High Court yesterday refused to accept as Exhibit 24, still pictures and a sketch showing places at Pande Forest where three mineral dealers and a taxi driver were allegedly brutally shot dead by the police, citing legal technicalities. Principal Judge Salum Massati upheld objections raised by advocates Majura Magafu, Denis Msafiri and Gaudious Ishengoma that the album containing the pictures was not admissible as it was not listed during committal proceedings. He rejected submissions by chief prosecutor Mugaya Mutaki that it was not necessary to list all exhibits before the case was committed to the High Court for trial – and that it would, therefore, be prejudicial to accept the pictures at the moment.

[The Guardian; The Citizen; ThisDay]

The Guardian I Front page 

Ex-detainee Salim suffers memory loss – Suleiman Abdallah Salim, the Tanzanian arrested and detained five years ago for his alleged involvement in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, has said he is down with temporary memory loss. He blames the problem on the physical and psychological torture he says he was subjected by American soldiers during and following his arrest.

The African | Front page

ANC thanks Tanzania for aid

– The Africa National Congress [ANC] has thanked Tanzania for the role it played in helping South Africans fight against apartheid. Tanzania provided training for South Africans during the struggle against apartheid. This was said by the ANC president Jacob Zuma while thanking President Jakaya Kikwete during dinner hosted for him at the State House in Dar es Salaam. Zuma, who led an ANC delegation, said they had come to Tanzania to borrow CCM’s experience in running party affairs.

[The Guardian].

Ministry sends team of experts to Ruvuma – The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has sent a medical team to Mbinga District/Ruvuma Region to establish the kind of disease that has killed six pupils of Makatane Primary School. The Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Prof. David Mwakyusa, who apparently was unaware of the story, phoned the Ruvuma Regional Medical Officer to get more details. After the briefing, Mwakyusa told ‘The African’ that a team of experts had been dispatched to ascertain the disease and how to curb it. He said according to the report, the symptoms of the disease were strange since the patients were paining of headache, stomachache, and traces of blood were found in their stool. 

ThisDay I Front page
 

Revealed: Up to 40% of goods sold locally are fake – Up to 40 per cent of goods on sale in Tanzania – particularly construction equipment, electronics, vehicle spare parts and some medicines – are counterfeit thus posing serious threat to the welfare of consumers and the national economy in general. “According to our study, between 20 and 40 per cent of goods in local shops were found to be counterfeit,” the director general of the Fair Competition Commission [FCC], Godfrey Mkocha, told ‘THISDAY’ in an interview in Dar es Salaam yesterday. He added: “Bringing counterfeit goods into a nascent economy like ours is just as criminal as engaging in terrorism and economic sabotage.” According to Mkocha, although the problem of counterfeit goods in the country has existed for sometime now, it was actually worse before the recent enactment of a new law prohibiting intrusion of counterfeits. He said since the new legislation started being enforced last year, the FCC has managed to impound and destroy counterfeit goods worth well over one billion shillings.

 Daily News | Inside pages 

Explore opportunities, PM tells traders [Pg 2] –

The business community needs to change mindsets and become more aggressive and outward looking to benefit from emerging opportunities. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda made the call yesterday when speaking to representatives of various business interests in Dar es Salaam. He said that the business community has learnt diverse business environments and explored new opportunities. The community can also advise the Government on the best policies that the country can adopt to compete at the regional level. “There was a time after independence we were left behind because of the policies we adopted…but that has to change now and we have to rid ourselves of policies and attitudes that do not benefit us in a competitive environment,” he said. Delegates of the Trade, Business and Investment Mission from Tanzania will from tomorrow to September 16 visit four countries of East Africa to familiarize themselves with counterpart business communities and to secure business opportunities.

[The Guardian]

Govt extends measles vaccination until tomorrow [Pg 2] – The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare yesterday extended the measles immunization campaign to tomorrow. According to a press release issued in Dar es Salaam by the Ministry’s acting Permanent Secretary, Dr. Gilbert Mliga, the extension follows a low turnout by parents in this year’s campaign. Earlier, the campaign which was launched on August 30 in Tanga Region by the Vice President, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein wound up as scheduled last Monday. Mlinga said that the vaccine was safe and has been used to serve the purpose for more than 30 years.

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Dar police hold 22 ‘wild dog’ bandits [Pg 2] – Police in Dar es Salaam are holding 22 bandit’s alias ‘mbwa mwitu’ for robbery in different areas by using knives and grill. The Special Zone Regional Police Commander, Suleiman Kova, said yesterday that the suspects were engaged in robbery at Kichangani, Mtoni Mtongani and Temeke areas. “It is due to the police patrol search of one week, the suspects accepted the crime and four among 22 were taken to the Court”, he said.

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JK’S visit to US big success [Pg 2] –

The United States Ambassador, to Tanzania Mark Green, has described President Jakaya Kikwete’s recent visit to Washington DC as a ‘tremendous success’ and has also strengthened bilateral relations between the two countries. In a statement issued yesterday, Ambassador Green, said President Kikwete and his counterpart President George Walker Bush were able to discuss important new initiatives such as improving education, health care, and agriculture related matters, especially providing local farmers with increased access to credit. The statement said that during President Kikwete’s one-week visit to the US capital, American and Tanzanian leaders announced tens of million of dollars in new initiatives to help strengthen education sector, health and economic development.

[The Guardian; The African; ThisDay]

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Trial of ICTR staff murder suspect likely in October [Pg 2] – The hearing of a murder trial of a Cote d’lvoire [Ivory Coast] national, Armandi Guehi, who allegedly murdered his wife nearly three years ago, Angele Kosiah Sama, an employee of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR] in the outskirts of Arusha is likely to commence next month in Moshi. The UN tribunal is trying the key suspects of the 1994 genocide, which claimed lives of approximately 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

[The Citizen]  

Drama as accused Chinese refuse to sign Court documents [Pg 2] – The Mbeya Resident Magistrate’s Court was yesterday thrown into confusion as three Chinese nationals accused of roughing up and injuring an immigration officer and destroying government property worth sh s200,000/- refused to sign documents before Magistrate In-charge, Happiness Ndesamburo. “We cannot sign something we don’t know,’’ maintained the first accused in the case, Zhaofeng Zhang when he was responding through an interpreter to a threat by the magistrate to imprison them for contempt of Court if they continued refusing to sign the document. “Why do you refuse to sign the document?’’ queried Ms Ndesamburo. “Are you not of Chinese nationality, didn’t you plead appear in this Court on September 03 this year? She asked. It was only after clarification was made to them that the three Chinese agreed to sign.

 The Guardian I Inside pages
 

Opposition pledge for unity in polls thrown overboard [Pg 2] – Opposition parties in Ngara District/Kagera Region, have virtually backpedaled on their pledge to field one candidate in a bye-election for councilors to be held later this month. This follows removal of Jactani Meshak, a candidate for Chama cha Mapinduzi [CCM], on suspicious that he entered a girl’s dormitory in a secondary school where he had sexual relations with one of them. According to the opposition, Meshack was regarded as a formidable force in the expected elections. Talking to PST on the break-up of the alliance, Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo [CHADEMA] chairperson in Ngara District Hesau Hosea said that following the incident, opposition parties had each vowed to field their own candidate.

Causes of schoolgirl pregnancies in Kwimba laid bare [Pg 3] – The incidence of early pregnancies in schoolgirls in Kwimba District/Mwanza Region, is alarming, leading to a high number of dropouts. Major causes of the problems include low family incomes, lack of accommodation at schools and prevailing social traditional morals and customs. Others are long walking distances whereby pupils have to walk more than eight kilometres to reach school; and poor school environment. A survey conducted by ‘the Guardian’ in the district recently shows that most parents are low-income earners who cannot adequately fulfill the needs of their children.

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Manual on reporting of gender issues is born [Pg 3] – Gender and Media Southern Africa-Tanzania Network [GEMSAT] on Thursday launched an institutional and capacity building manual to enable journalists to report gender issues accurately. GEMSAT director Rose Haji said in Dar es Sala that the manual would be used to provide training on gender development violence, equality, reproductive health and child abuse. It would further help in mainstreaming gender issues at the workplace. “Our goal is to enhance the capacity of journalists on reporting gender issues and at the same time ensure that the voices of women and men in all their diversity are equitably represented and fairly portrayed in the media,” she said.

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Sitta discusses plight of women, children in war situations [Pg 3] – Community Development, Gender and Children minister Margaret Sitta has said that women and children are more vulnerable to sporadic civil wars in Africa. Sitta made the remakes in Bagamoyo on Monday when opening a three-day international conference on women, peace and security in Somalia. She said Tanzania and other African countries had a lot to learn from women who, in one way or another, got involved in wars such as those in Somalia. 

Monduli council standoff undermines community development [Pg 3] – A simmering conflict between councilors in Monduli District in Arusha Region and newly posted council director Zipora Liana will cause more harm to the community unless higher authorities make timely intervention to iron out their differences. Interviewed Monduli residents have warned. In a council meeting held recently, conflict of interest appeared to be the major reason for the misunderstanding between the antagonistic parties that led to a verbal war which drew curious wananchi to the conference hall where the fracas was talking place. Among issues which prompted the standoff was alleged misappropriation of funds set aside for development projects in the area.

Meeting on Muhimbili workers’ dues comes to premature end [Pg 4] – A meeting between the government and workers of the Muhimbili National Hospital ended prematurely on Thursday in Dar es Salaam after Health and Social Welfare permanent secretary Wilson Mukama failed to give satisfactory explanation as to when the hospital workers would get their salary arrears. Mukama was among top government officials who attended the meeting which aimed at averting a planned strike by the workers following delaying the payment of the arrears. The PS failed to assure the workers as to when they would be paid, upon which the workers shouted him down.

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We’re having it very rough say residents moved from Geita mine [Pg 4] – More than 250 residents from 86 wards now occupied by Geita Gold Mine in Mwanza Region, have complained about the hard life they face after being relocated from their previous land, which is now being used for mining activities. They aired their complaints at a news conference in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. They claimed that currently were accommodated in tents supplier by the Christian Council of Tanzania and clergymen. Speaking on behalf of other evictees, Johna Saidi said they were evicted at midnight under the supervision of Local Government authorities and the police.

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Poland closes embassy in Dar without notifying Govt [Pg 4] – Poland has secretly closed down its mission in Tanzania for reasons which are yet to be known. The embassy closed its doors since last month without any notice to the public, thus causing inconvenience to both Tanzanians and Polish nationals who needed consular services. According to a Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation official who preferred anonymity, quiet closure of missions was not quite new.

Lindi RC calls on farmers to increase crop production [Pg 4] – A call has been made to farmers from the southern regions of Lindi and Mtwara to fully utilize the Dar es Salaam Lindi road by increasing production of both cash and food crops. Lindi Regional Commissioner, Saidi Mecky Sadiki, made the call recently in Lindi shortly after Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary, Omar Chambo, had inspected various infrastructure projects in the southern regions.

Dar is still committed to EA integration with care [Pg i] – In recent times, it has transpired in some economic and political circles that Tanzania was dragging its feet in the ongoing planned East African Common Market. In an authoritative article published in the ‘Daily National of 29
th August by a prominent journalist and one time editor of ‘the standard’ Tim Mshindi titled “as Tanzania dithers, EA intergrading must roll on” there is every reason to believe our partners want to go it alone. Tom mshindi says in his article ‘it is regrettable but hardly surprising that Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda must now proceed with the East African integration project without Tanzania.
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Local coal effectively tested for home and industry uses [Pg i] – The African Mining Network [AMN] has successfully tested the use of local coal briquettes. The testing was accomplished in partnership with the Kali Power Company limited, which has now together developed clean and cheaper coal briquettes. Speaking to ‘the Guardian’ after the testing ceremony held recently in Dar es Salaam, AMN chairperson Luhimbo Charles said their aim was to support government’s effort to conserve the environment through the use of coal in home and industries. “We want people to stop felling trees recklessly for the pretext of getting fuel-wood. Coal briquettes will do in place of charcoal and firewood. 

Local coal effectively tested for home and industry uses [Pg i] – The African Mining Network [AMN] has successfully tested the use of local coal briquettes. The testing was accomplished in partnership with the Kali Power Company limited, which has now together developed clean and cheaper coal briquettes. Speaking to ‘the Guardian’ after the testing ceremony held recently in Dar es Salaam, AMN chairperson Luhimbo Charles said their aim was to support government’s effort to conserve the environment through the use of coal in home and industries. “We want people to stop felling trees recklessly for the pretext of getting fuel-wood. Coal briquettes will do in place of charcoal and firewood.

 

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