“After the culprits were arrested, we took the samples of heroin to the chief
government chemist for testing, and when the results will ascertain that the
samples are truly heroin, then we shall take them to court immediately” said
Milanzi. Milanzi further noted that, the culprits were also found in possession
of a Chinese pistol which they legally own. Also in his compound, the officers
found the culprits with three luxurious cars parked in the yard. It is believed
that, the culprit started this business long time ago and that the available
reports shows that they used to sent youths in various countries including
China and Hong Kong. Either the authority has arrested one Abdul Omari Saleha
(38) a resident of Mbezi kwa Musuguri in possession of 10 pellets of heroin believed
to be illicit drug weighing 150 grams which he was about to transport them to
Zanzibar. Milanzi further clarified that, the culprit was set free recently
from prison in Hong Kong where he had been jailed for the last 10 years and
that was sent by one Salehe Ally Issa a resident of Mbezi. He also noted that,
the suspect had a newly introduced electronic passport which he claimed to have
acquired it by help of Issa so that he might be able to transport various
contra bands of the illicit drugs outside the country. According to Milanzi, on
hearing such a new report of another person named Issa, the security agent
surrounded his compound and was arrested at his home on successful directives
issued by the former suspect. He said the two will be taken to court once an
investigation about the matter is complete.
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.