Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Frank Kimboy The Citizen Reporter
According to Mr Majura, some of the money was disbursed to students, who were studying abroad. According to him, Sh9.6 million was sent to Peoples Friendship University in Russia while Sh132 million was sent to Universities in Algeria and Cuba.
Dar es Salaam. About Sh214.5 million were disbursed by the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) to discontinued students and those who had postponed their studies in 2012/2013 financial year.
The deputy Controller and Auditor General, Mr Benja Majura, told the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee yesterday that disbursement was against HESLB’s Lending Manual and Financial Regulations.
Mr Majura and other officials from the CAG office met with PAC members to discuss the CAG 2012/13 Annual General Report as the committee prepares to summon various ministries and public institution to answer queries raised in the report.
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By The Citizen Correspondent
From Beijing the President will fly to Jinan province where a special military showcase from servicemen of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been prepared for him. That will be the first time for PLA to perform for a head of foreign state.
Beijing. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete embarked on a nine-day tour of the Asian region, the first leg of which he will be in China for bilateral talks.
In the six-day tour of China, President Kikwete will oversee signing of development partnerships and take part in celebrations marking 50 years of Sino-Tanzania diplomatic cooperation.
The President kicked off the tour yesterday after a special invitation by his Chinese counterpart, according to a statement from the State House. This is the second China tour for Kikwete during his presidency. The first was back in 2008 then as the chairman of African Union (AU) representing the continent in the first Sino-Africa conference.
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22nd October 2014
The pledge was made by the Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals, Stephen Masele when he officiated opening of the two-day 3rd Tanzania Oil/Gas Conference and Exhibitions (TOGaCE) yesterday in Dar es Salaam.
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22nd October 2014
President Jakaya Kikwete is in China for a six day state visit at the invitation of the country’s President Xi Jinping.
The visit, which began yesterday, is the second for him, and from China he is expected to visit Vietnam for three days.
In a press release issued yesterday in Dar es Salaam by the State House Directorate of Presidential Communications, it was explained that in China, the President will tour at least three provinces and hold talks with top Chinese government officials.
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MUSCAT — Anne Makinda, Speaker of the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania, and her accompanying delegation yesterday visited Sohar Industrial Estate. They were received by Musallam bin Mohammed al Shahri, Assistant CEO for Operations at the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE). During the visit, Makinda and her accompanying delegation listened to an integrated show on mechanism of work in Sohar Industrial Estates. The show was presented by Abdul Qadir bin Salim al Balushi, Director-General of Sohar Industrial Estate. He touched on the importance of Sohar Industrial Estate, its strategic location in the Sultanate and the region, the future of the investment projects, basic services provided by the Sultanate and management of the Estate for investors. — ONA
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A wave of major new development and infrastructure projects ahead of Expo 2020 will position the UAE as the most compelling destination for businesses.
Dubai: A panel of influential players in the UAE’s real estate market have unanimously agreed that the country can fend off its global competitors to become the world’s premier business capital.
Steve Morgan was joined by Badr Al Gargawi, Dr Khaled Ahmed, Anita Mehra and Hazel Wong on the panel discussion during ‘The Global Real Estate Debate’ in Dubai on Tuesday. — Supplied photoA wave of major new development and infrastructure projects ahead of Expo 2020 will position the UAE as the most compelling destination for businesses seeking a gateway to the wider Middle East and Africa through a base that is cost-effective, incredibly well-connected, and offers an attractive cosmopolitan lifestyle, they said.
The panelists addressed the topic “Can the UAE become the business capital of the world?”, as questions were posed to them directly from an audience of 150 high-profile people from the local real estate and business community.
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