THE government has
turned-down a pilot scheme used to employ civil servants, especially retired
and redundant officials, to government jobs resolving such posts to be filled
through the public service recruitment system. Prime
Minister Kassim Majaliwa issued the directive in Morogoro on Sunday shortly
after visiting the region for a three-day official tour. According to the PM,
the system will allow public servants access their notable benefits other than
being re-employed using two-year contracts. Posts such as driving, is now under
the system, he said “There is no need to council to offer contact employments
to such kind of jobs.” But the prime minister allowed councils to re-employ
retired civil servants to on contractual terms, especially in the field of
professional science teachers.
Tanzania's Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa
The premier, however, directed the council to thoroughly
undertake an assessment to find the exact number of individuals employed under
such arrangement. Speaking on phantom workers, Mr Majaliwa reported that the
special identification exercise to establish the number of ghost workers ends
this month while action will be taken with immediate effect. Morogoro Region
Commissioner Dr Stephen Kebwe said the region was still reviewing its workforce
through its payroll. Already, he said, the region has revealed 315 phantom
workers which caused 2.132bil/- in loss to the government. Meanwhile the Prime
Minister said the government will not hesitate to fire leaders who happen to be
a burden in executing various development projects. “The government has
allocated funds for development projects. But some leaders are misleading the
public about the projects. All directors who will be found gracing such false
statements will soon find themselves jobless.” He took the opportunity to warn
all executive directors across the country to abide by the new directives.
I won the second prize in policy category of the African Information society Initiative ( AISI) awards 2004 which is annually organized by the United Nations- Economic Commission for Africa ( UNECA) based in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. On the first photo above standing with other awardees after the Ceremony at the National Settlers monument in Grahamstown, South Africa.This was during the 8th Highway Africa Conference.The second photo shows the cross section of Jounalists from different African countries who attended the ceremony.
I also won the AISI-GKP/SDC Media Award special reporting on WSIS process and Africa, and conferred with the award in Tunis, Tunisia during WSIS summit in 2005. See the photo above.
Winner on the Media Competition on writing about " Stigma denial and Discrimination" associated with HIV/AIDS. This was organized by theAssociation of Journalists Against Aids in Tanzania ( AJAAT). On the Photo above President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania, ( then the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) was the guest of honour during the award giving ceremony.This was at Maelezo auditorium in Dar-es-Salaam September 2005.
Winner on the Media Competition on writing about "Vulnerable Children" associated with HIV/AIDS This was organized by the Association of Journalists Against Aids in Tanzania ( AJAAT)
Winner of the National ICT Media Award organized By SWOPNET in the Country. On the photo above Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Brigadier General ( Rt) Saidi Kalembo was the guest of honour during the award giving ceremony which was held at New Sarvoy Hotel in morogoro town.I was awarded a Mobile phone and a tape-recorder.
I participated in the Media Competition in writing about VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) in Tanzania which was held between July 15th and October 30th 2008 whereby I emerged among the top five winners. The competition was under the program known as “Tanzania bila Ukwimwi inawezekana” which literally means, Tanzania without AIDS disease transmission is possible”. This is a program which was organizedby the Association of Journalists Against AIDS in Tanzania (AJAAT) under TACAIDS funding. In the photo, I am being presented with a certificate of participation by the Chairman of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) Dr. Fatma Mrisho in a colorful ceremony which was held on 22nd December 2008 at Tanzania Information Centre in Dar es Salaam.
I was among the top 17 best selected students who excelled in their final examinations of the 2010/2011 academic year and awarded with the Vice-Chancellor’s prize. I scored 4.5 GPA (First Class) in BA in Journalism. Above I am being given a certificate by the Chairman of the Open University of Tanzania Board of Senate. Standing at the centre facing camera is the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tolly Mbwette. Extreme left partly hidden is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Elifas Bisanda. This occasion took place during the convocation meeting, a day before the graduation day at the prospective permanent headquarter of the Open University of Tanzania which is currently under construction at Bungo-Kibaha in Coast region 40 kilometers away west of Dar es Salaam city.