RC in Singida tells farmers and traders to keep their money in banks
and traders in Singida region have been urged to make use of the financial
institutions such as banks to keep their money so as to avoid unnecessary
expenditures instead of keeping the lot in unsafe environment at their homes
something that is very dangerous. Speaking at the launch of an agent office working
on behalf of the National Micro-Finance Bank (NMB) last week in Singida town, the
Singida Regional Commissioner Dr. Rehema Nchimbi said that farmers especially
youths are lucky to have getting money due to the sales of the agricultural
crops such as onions, sunflower. She said it is prudent for them to keep their
income sales profits in banks during harvesting time, so that these would help
for their future economic development as is the only safest method of keeping
The RC has called on youths to twist their mindset and prepare for their
future life by developing the culture of keeping money in banks for their
future economic development. She said that, the launching of the NMB agent
office is one step forward to show that the region is economically developing
bearing in mind the fact that, the town is closer to the newly declared
country’s capital city of Dodoma. Earlier during the launch, the NMB’s Bank
manager of the central zone Nsolo Mlozi said that the new agent for the bank from
GMM Group Company is included among the 6,001 agents the bank has countrywide. He
said that, the NMB targets to have 10,000 agents by end of this year with a
view tio make sure that the local community especially in rural areas receives
their financial and banking services.
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.