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Human rights abuses irk MPs

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday took the government to task over gross violation of human rights by some of its organs entitled to ensure justice delivery in the country.

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Regional organisation success impresses state

Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade Ms Janet MbeneTHE government has hailed TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) for impressive achievements in the first phase of its country programme and urged the multi-donor funded organisation to broaden its scope so as to hasten regional integration process.

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CAG exposes 1tri/- increase in construction, renovation costs

CAG, Professor Mussa AssadTHE Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof. Mussa Assad, has noted increase of construction and rehabilitation costs on government buildings by almost 1tri/-, though he observed such works were inefficient and posed unsafe working and accommodation environment for tenants.

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Arusha to get 6bn/- hospital for mothers, children

DIRECTOR of Maternity Africa, Mr Andrew Browning (seated right) signing an agreement for the construction of a Maternal Hospital in Arusha with the area’s MP, Mr Godbless Lema (seated centre) and the Coordinator of Arusha Development Foundation, Mr Elifuraha Mtowe (seated left). (Photo by Marc Nkwame)HEALTH problems affecting expectant mothers and newlyborn babies, as well as young children, may just have got the ultimate remedy after Maternity Africa inked an agreement to build a special hospital for that purpose in Kisongo area, along Dodoma road, here.

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Govt not to apologise for DC statement on Rombo women

Premier Mizengo PindaThe government will not apologise on behalf of a District Commissioner for allegedly stating that women in Rombo were making love to men from neighbouring Kenya because their men fail to perform due to excessive drinking.

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Payment to victims of wildlife attack for review

Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Mahmoud MgimwaTHE government is looking on the possibility of reviewing the Wildlife Conservation Act to provide reasonable compensation to people who are affected by invasion of wildlife in their areas of domicile.

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Eminent persons discuss Burundi crisis

A former Tanzanian Prime Minister, Judge (Rtd) Joseph WariobaA TEAM of eminent persons from the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has already arrived in Bujumbura, Burundi, to consult with different actors in the crisis-torn country, it has been confirmed.

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Contract between TIC and investor under scrutiny

THE government is in the process of revoking the contract entered by the Tanzania Investment Centre with an investment company, Agrisol, for lease of 10,000 hectares in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region.

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MP wants minister tasked for misleading Parliament

PRIME Minister Mizengo Pinda on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the Minister of Finance being taken to task for allegedly misleading Parliament regarding provision of 700 million US dollars from the Millennium Challenge Corporation for development projects.

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