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  • Shs 22bn scam rocks Rural Electrification Agency

    A controversial $33.6m (about Shs 131bn) deal has cast a dark shadow on the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) after revelation of procurement discrepancies indicating the body could have lost $5.7m (Shs 22bn) in the bidding process. REA is a semi-autonomous body charged with operationalizing government’s rural electrification function. Under the project

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  • Tanzania lab officials suspended as president questions data

    Tanzania’s government on Monday suspended the director and a senior official of the national laboratory responsible for coronavirus testing after President John Magufuli denounced irregularities at the facility. Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu ordered the suspensions and formed a committee of nine experts to investigate the laboratory’s testing system, the ministry

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  • Why cushion comfortable MPs?

    A couple of weeks ago, Members of Parliament questioned why Chief Administrative Officers, district chairpersons, Community Development Officers and other leaders, especially at the local government level were getting a slice of the COVID-19 action and yet they were being excluded from it. Little known to the rest of the

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