Tanzania has a population of about 53 million people, of which 70% live below the poverty level, surviving on about US$2 a day. Despite this, President Magufuli has instructed women to do away with birth control interventions, claiming that the country needs more people.
Women-owned small business in Tanzania stay away from formal loans because of their negative beliefs about loans.
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has made history becoming the first African artist signed under Universal Music Group to get 6x Platinum sales. The artist reached the milestone on his music single “Marry you.”
Kenya’s failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has proved himself an uncompromising and effective leader in Africa. Recent calls have been made including from former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi for the Bulldozer to extend his tenure in office beyond the mandated two terms. Magufuli has however said he’s not going to rule for more than the stipulated period in the constitution.
Africa as a continent can only move forward when its leaders consciously decide to implement policies that benefit their individual countries as a whole. The Karanga shoe factory in Tanzania is under refurbishment, and it will create much needed jobs.
When he took office in 2015, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.
Uganda and Tanzania have decided to have their new standard gauge railway lines built with electric capability, as they plan to eventually upgrade to electric trains when energy supply needs are eventually met, a vast difference from Kenya’s diesel fuelled trains.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli last week fired almost 10 000 civil servants because they had forged their educational qualifications. Magufuli reportedly said the vacant posts would be filled urgently by “qualified persons” The dismissal has been welcomed by many, seen as step in the right direction, which signals strong leadership and political will to effectively get rid of corruption. Since taking office Magufuli has been praised for taking bold steps, aimed at fighting corruption, profligacy, malfeasance and strengthening public sector transparency and accountability.