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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tanzania ya kwanza kuridhia sarafu ya pamoja EAC

Mkutano wa kwanza wa Bunge la tatu la Afrika Mashariki Dar











Maandalizi Mkutano wa EALA Katibu wa Bunge, Spika wa Bunge la Afrika Mashariki waridhika na kuipongeza kamati ya Maandalizi

Dkt Thomas Kashillillah akitoa maelekezo kwa Kamati ya Maandalizi



Spika wa EALA Mhe. Nantongo Zziwa akitoa shukrani kwa maandalizi mazuri.

















Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Serikali yasisitiza katika uzalishaji,ukusanyaji na usindikaji wa Maziwa.

Msemaji wa Wizara ya Maendeleo ya Mifugo na Uvuvi Dkt. Mohamed Bahari akizungumza na waandishi wa habari (hawapo pichani) walipotembelea kiwanda cha uzalishaji wa maziwa kilichopo Kigamboni jijini Dar es Salaam ambapo Serikali inasisitiza watanzania kuwekeza katika sekta ya ufugaji na uzalishaji wa maziwa ili kukuza uchumi.

Mkurugenzi wa kiwanda cha Maziwa cha MilkCom Dairies Ltd Yusuph Said akitoa ufafanuzi kwa waandishi wa habari kuhusu bidhaa zinazozalishwa kiwandani hapo  wakati walipotembelea kiwanda hicho eneo la Kigamboni leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Meneja Mkuu wa kiwanda cha maziwa cha MilkCom Dairies Ltd Bw. Cor van den Doel akitoa elimu kwa waandishi wa habari kuhusu mbinu bora wanazotumia kwenye  ufugaji  wa ng’ombe wa maziwa ambapo alisema kuwa kitaalam ng’ombe mmoja anaweza kutoa lita 40 za maziwa kwa siku.  


Baadhi ya ng’ombe  wanaofugwa kwa ajili ya uzalishaji wa maziwa kwenye kiwanda cha MilkCom Dairies Ltd kilichopo Kigamboni jijini Dar es Salaam. Zaidi ya ng’ombe 15,000 wanafugwa katika kiwanda hicho kwa ajili ya uzalishaji wa bidhaa zinazotokana na maziwa zikiwemo maziwa na mtindi.
(Picha na Georgina Misama)


Monday, August 25, 2014

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Dkt. Ali Mohammed Shein amewaapisha wafuatao kushika nyadhifa mbalimbali

Dkt. Sira Ubwa Mamboya - Waziri wa Kilimo na Maliasili

Bwana Juma Duni Haji - Waziri wa Miundombinu na Mawasiliano

Bwana Rashid Seif Suleiman - Waziri wa Afya

Bwana Mahmoud Thabit Kombo - Naibu waziri wa Afya

Meja (Mstaafu) Juma Kassim Tindwa - Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kaskazini Unguja

Bwana Omar Khamis Othman - Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kaskazini Pemba

Bi. Mwanajuma Majid Abdallah - Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kusini Pemba

Bwana Ayoub Mohamed Mahmoud - Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Magharibi

Bibi Hanuna Masoud Ibrahim  - Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Chakechake Pemba

EAC Monetary Union Protocol around the corner – EALA Speaker

 
The 1st Meeting of the 3rd Session of the 3rd East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is scheduled to take place at the Karimjee Hall, in Dar es Salaam starting from  25th August 2014 to September 5th, 2014.
Addressing the members of media during the curtain raiser conference, the EALA Speaker Hon. Dr. Margret Nantongo Zziwa saluted His Excellency, President Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and the entire Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for accepting to host the EALA in Dar es Salaam. “We appreciate the leadership of H.E. Dr Kikwete in steering the United Republic of Tanzania and for his significant contribution to the EAC as a Member of the Summit” she reiterated.
This is the first time that the 3rd Assembly is meeting in Dar es Salaam as part of the pursuit of the principle of rotation anchored on EALA’s Strategic objective of enhancing the visibility of the Assembly by taking it nearer to the people. Meetings of the Assembly are now frequently held in all the Partner States as per the Provisions of Article 55 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community. 
Dr. Zziwa went further to thank the Speaker of the Parliament of Tanzania, Rt. Hon Anna Makinda for granting access to the facilities at the Parliament of Tanzania and at the Karimjee Hall for the Session.
According to Madam Zziwa,  the two-weeks the Assembly will conduct the following notable business for consideration:
·      receive and consider reports from various Committees of the Assembly.  The Reports include that of the Committee on Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolutions and the African Leadership Centre on East African Societies and Regional Security; Report of the Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources on Regional Parliamentarians’ Workshop on Forests and Climate Change and the Report of the Committee on Communication, Trade and Investment on the EAC Aviation Sector.
Also there are a number of Bills that will be put before the House which are:
a)   the EAC Integration (Education) Bill – which the House expects an update from the Committee on Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution as to how far it is with regards to inputs from Partner State Parliaments and other stakeholders;
b)   the EAC Co-operatives Societies Bill – this is before the Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources and it will soon conduct public hearings
c)    the EAC Joint Trade Negotiations (Repeal) Bill – before the Committee on Communication, Trade and Investments.
Finally, the House will consider Motions, Resolutions  and Questions brought before the House.

The EAC is at an important period in the integration dispensation.  “We appreciate the fact that all Partner States are committed to strengthening the integration process and in so doing are implementing the provisions of the various Protocols. The Customs Union attained its full implementation and several phases are at an advanced stage. Hereunder, goods produced in the region enjoy zero taxes but benefit from uniform external benefits, procedures and documentation.  The Single Customs Territory regime is a further welcome to the EAC since it shall enable the faster movement of goods.  The aim of creating a Single Customs Territory is to enable partner states to enjoy economies of scale, with a view to supporting the process of economic development.   Here, the establishment of the One Stop Border Post principle which is now fully operational, backed by the law (OSPB law) is a furtherance to the Single Customs Territory and the movement of goods and people.” Speaker Nantongo Zziwa told the media fraternity.
The fourth year of the implementation of the Common Market has commenced. The Common Market Protocol provides for free movement of goods, services, labour, capital and the rights to establishment among others.  Generally, Partner States have shown their willingness to enforce the provisions of the said Protocols. The EAC has also signed the Monetary Union, the important third step in the four-tier integration process. We congratulate the United Republic of Tanzania for it has already signed for the ratification of the Monetary Union Protocol according to the timelines.
She further explained that the implementation of the Monetary Union Protocol is expected to commence once all the Partner States ratify and deposit the instruments with the Secretary General of the EAC. This is a critical phase that will cement and solidify the integration process.   But real implementation of these Protocols will require various pieces of legislation. As EALA, we are prepared to enact these legislations and therefore call upon the Council of Ministers to expeditiously bring these Bills to the House.
Despite the notable progress, there are challenges. As previously stated, we need to ensure that Non-Tariff Barriers are effectively addressed.  A suitable mechanism should be put in place and enforced and as EALA, we shall appeal to the Summit to speed up the process.
The central corridor is a key infrastructure that services the mainland of Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi hinterland.  We welcome the improvements made on this Central Corridor – including reducing the roadblocks and standardizing the security checks.  This is in line with the commitments of the Summit especially after the infrastructure Summit in Nairobi in 2012.
Responding to questions from media community Hon. Nantongo Zziwa said that the challenges include the slow-uptake of the agenda of the EAC in the national policy networks. We shall continue collaborating with all the Council of Ministers and other stakeholders and in carrying out of our mandate as stipulated by the Treaty to ensure that our EAC economic bloc is strengthened. It is important to note that the laws enacted by the EAC have the full force and take precedent over similar laws in the Partner States on matters related to the Community. We thus appeal to all Partner States to speedily harmonise their national laws with the Community law.