car motorcade of the Chairman of the CCM Youth wing (UVCCM) Kheri James has
involved in a road accident at Meatu district after a police car which was in
the procession had its one tyre sparked off while in motion an aspect that
caused the car to veer off the road. The sudden veering of the car off the
road, caused panic to the driver of the bus who was trailing behind and who
after having lost the control rammed into the back of the land Cruiser with the
reg. No: T207 DJQ which had carried ward councilors of the Meatu district who
were also accompanying the UVCCM Chairman. There are no any fatal reports
associated with deaths but three injured passengers have been rushed to
Mwandosya hospital for treatment.
Land Cruiser car with the reg. No. T207 DJQ which was rammed by the Rombo Bus from the back and had three
councilors sustained minor injuries.
The accident occurred over the week end close
to the administrative boundaries of two districts of Meatu and Itilima in
Kisesa village and the district commissioners from the two districts have
rushed to the scene of accident for help, and the motorcade continued after the
injured persons were taken to the hospital.Eye witnesses have hailed the driver
of the Rombo bus for his quick reaction as he tried to evade off the road in a
bid to save the police car which was standing strategically in the middle of
the road and rammed into the Land Cruiser which had carried ward councilors. Otherwise,
had it not been his courage then more people would have been declared dead”,
says unidentified eye witness who did not want to be mentioned. The three ward
councilors who sustained minor injuries at the scene of the accident are from
the Imalaseko, Mwasengera and Ngoboko wards respectively.
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.