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>Tanzania Tourism unites to ELIMINATE MALARIA

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from left is the Tanzania Tourist Board Director Mr. Geofrey Meena, The Media and Advocacy Director from John Hopkins University Tanzania Ms. Fauziyat Abood, and Zamzam Maalim Board Member from Tanzania Confederation of Tourism

United Against Malaria (UAM), The Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources, National Malaria Control Program and Tanzania Confederation of Tourism has united to eliminate malaria in the Tourism Industry.

The parties are committed to engage the hotel and tourism industry in Tanzania in the fight against malaria because Tourism is significant to our nation’s economic development.

“Our goal is to galvanize partners throughout the country to reach the United Nations target of reducing malaria deaths to near zero by 2015 and a crucial first step is the universal access to mosquito nets and malaria medicine.’’ Said Fauziyat Abood the Media and Advocacy Manager from John Hopkins University Tanzania “Currently there are 16-18 million clinical malaria cases a year in Tanzania, resulting in between 60,000 – 80,000 deaths.”

Currently the country is a leader in mosquito net distribution: All infants and pregnant women get subsidized nets through a National Voucher Scheme (Hati Punguzo), and all children under the age of five have been given nets through a nationwide distribution campaign. An ongoing universal mosquito net campaign intends to distribute nets to all sleeping spaces in all households in Tanzania by the end of 2011, this being the largest distribution campaign ever done in the Tanzania mainland but there are still gaps to be addressed and it is for this reason the Ministry has decided to join the campaign.

Mr. Geoffrey Meena the Tanzania Tourist Board Marketing said “ malaria is one of the key concerns for tourists. This campaign will help ensure that hotels, lodges and tented camps are educated and proactive in the fight against malaria making Tanzania Tourist Board’s efforts to promote tourism easier as malaria cases will be highly reduced. Malaria eradication in the tourism industry is beneficial for both tourists and workers, we are therefore urging all the stakeholders to commit to the fight against Malaria.”

The campaign which will be officially launched on May 5th 2011 at the Moevenpick hotel will involve all stakeholders in the tourism and health industries.

ABOUT United Against Malaria (UAM);

UAM is a partnership of football teams and heroes, celebrities, health and advocacy organizations, governments, corporations, businesses and individuals who have united to win the fight against malaria.
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>WORLD RENOWED FILM MAKERS DONALD RANVAUD, NICK BROOMFIELD, AND DANNY SCHECHTER TO HEADLINE 14th ANNUAL ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Zanzibar International Film Festival  www.ziff.or.tz Zanzibar, Tanzania

An exciting program of Films with an African focus, international music acts, and stunning natural settings at the 14th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) June 18-26, 2011 on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

High-profile film makers such as Oscar Nominated Producer Donald Ranvaud (City of God, The Constant Gardner), Documentary Maker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Soldier Girls, His Big White Self), and Emmy award winning journalist and film producer Danny Schechter are all involved in an exciting programme of Workshops at ZIFF 2011. The focus will be on Documentary Film Making, with award winning British Documentary Maker Nick Broomfield lending his expert knowledge to a Master class. Broomfield is ranked as one the world’s top documentary makers.

Grammy Award winning reggae star Shaggy will headline a dynamic Performing Arts program. He is the only certified Diamond-selling Dancehall Reggae artist, denoting worldwide sales of more than 10 million copies of an album (‘Hot Shot’). Legendary world music star Oliver Mtukudzi is another highlight. His soulful, hypnotic rhythms are undeniably contagious, his lyrics politically and socially relevant and beloved worldwide.

East Africa’s largest Arts festival, ZIFF celebrates the unique cultural heritage of Africa and the Dhow countries of the Indian Ocean. “A Season of Visions” is the inspiring theme of the 2011 festival, with over 60 films programmed from the Dhow countries, and internationally – for competitive and non-competitive categories with full details to be announced on May 15th.

No film festival in the world can compete with the spectacular setting of Stone Town’s UNESCO preserved amphitheatre, known as the Old Fort. ZIFF has captivated serious followers of international film and travellers interested in arts-centered fun for the last 14 years and is now recognized as an international Arts event. The Festival events in Stone Town typically attract 45,000 foreign visitors and more than 123,000 local guests; while the total number of people attending all the Festival events held throughout Zanzibar and Pemba is 150,000.

The full Festival Program for ZIFF 2011 will be launched on May 15th.
Media Information, Enquiries & Accreditation:
Dónal C.Gorman & Aoife Concannon
press@ziff.or.tz
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>Warembo 17 wachujwa Miss Tabata

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Na Mwandishi Wetu

Warembo 17 wamechujwa kwenye kinyang’ajiro cha kumsaka Miss Tabata 2011 ambayo imepangwa kufanyika mapema mwezi ujao katika ukumbi wa Da’ West Park.

Mratibu wa shindano hilo Joseph Kapinga amesema jana kuwa warembo hao wametolewa baada ya kukosa sifa ya kushiriki ikiwemo utoro na ukosefu wa nidhamu.

Waliyochujwa ni Shadya Ali (21), Consolata Michael (22), Upole Athumani (19), Chiku Adolph (18), Blandina Paul (18), Victoria Magulo (20)Irene Jafari (19), Asia Amiri (22), Catherine Geodfrey (19) na Winfrida Gilbat (21).

Wengine ni Janeth Marandu (21), Esther Simon (18), Mariam Lameck (19), Malaika Abdallah (18), Sarah Hangaya 20, Axa Sosthenes (22) na Esther Gideon (20).

“Pamoja na kuwachuja lakini bado tunaendelea kupokea warembo wenye sifa na vigezo ili ushindani uwe mkali,” Kapinga alisema.

Kapinga alisema warembo 21 wanaendelea na mazoezi katika ukumbi Da’ West Park, Tabata, chini ya wakufunzi wawili, ambao ni Rehema Uzuia ‘Sweet Ray’ na Joyce Joseph Kaniki.

Warembo hao ni Dorice Mutabingwa (22), Marion Augustino (19), Edina Mnada (21), Mgayo Haruna (21), Godliver Mashamba (22), Juanita Kanyika (22), Theckler Benedict (19), Lucia Joseph (20), Angela Fotnatus (20), Neema Marwa, (18) na Happiness Emmanuel (18).

Wengine ni Lucy Mboya (21), Neema Mwakibinga (21), Sweetlily Suleiman (21), Nasra Salim (21), Lilian Bryson (22), Happiness Masanja (21), Mariam Manyanya (21), Faiza Ally (19), Catherine Julius (20), Sheilah Soud (20), Augustina Mshanga (20), Cresencia Haule (20), Patricia Eliah (20) na Angela Benard (18).

Warembo 10 watapata tiketi ya kushiriki kwenye shindano la kutafuta Miss Ilala kabla ya kufuzu kushiriki kwenye Vodacom Miss Tanzania 2011.

Baadhi ya makampuni ambayo tayari wamejitokeza kudhamini Miss Tabata 2011 ni Integrated Communications, Paris Pub, Ben Expedition, Chicken Hut na Issmichuzi blogspot.

Kapinga alisema wadhamini wengine akiwemo mdhamini mkuu watatangazwa baadaye.

Consolata Lukose ndiye mrembo anayeshikilia taji la Miss Tabata. Consolata alikuwa nambari tatu mwaka jana kwenye shindano la taifa (Vodacom Miss Tanzania) kabla ya kushinda taji la Redds Ambassador.

Miss Tabata inaandaliwa na Bob Entertainment na Keen Arts.
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>Benki ya KCB Tanzania yatoa msaada kwa watoto yatima

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Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Masoko na Mahusiano wa KCB Tanzania Christine Manyenye na mfanyakazi wa benki hiyo tawi la Samora, Shose Kombe wakiwa wamewabeba watoto yatima wanaolelewa na Kituo cha watoto yatima cha Amani Orphanage Centre cha Boko jijini wakati wa hafla ya kukabidhi msaada wa vyakula wenye thamani ya milioni 1.5/-.

Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Masoko na Mahusiano wa KCB Tanzania Christine Manyenye akimkabidhi mtoto Beatrice Phinius wa kituo cha watoto yatima Amani Orphanage Centre cha Boko moja ya misaada iliyotolewa na wafanyakazi wa benki hiyo kwa ajili ya watoto wa kituo hicho. Anayeshuhudia katikati ni Mkurugenzi wa kituo hicho Margaret Mwegalawa.

Meneja Masoko wa Benki ya KCB Tanzania Yusuf Shenyagwa akisaidiana na mfanyakazi mwenzake kushusha mchele uliotolewa na benki hiyo kwa kituo cha watoto yatima cha Amani Orphanage Centre kilichopo Boko jijini Dar es Salaam.

Watoto yatima wa kituo cha Amani Orphanage Centre cha Boko jijini wakimsikiliza Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Masoko na Mahusiano wa KCB Tanzania Christine Manyenye (hayupo pichani) wakati wa hafla ya kukabidhi msaada uliotolewa na wafanyakazi wa benki hiyo wenye thamani ya milioni 1.5 kwa watoto 60 wanaolelewa kituoni hapo.


BENKI ya KCB Tanzania imetoa msaada wa vyakula na vifaa vya kufundishia kwa watoto wanaolelewa na kituo cha Watoto yatima cha Amani Orphanage Centre kilichopo Boko jijini Dar es Salaam.

Akizungumza kwenye hafla ya kukabidhi msaada huo wenye thamani ya shilingi milioni 1.5/- iliyofanyika kwenye kituo hicho kilichopo Boko nje kidogo ya jiji, Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Masoko na Mahusiano wa KCB Tanzania Christine Manyenye amesema msaada huo umetokana na michango mbalimbali iliyotolewa na wafanyakazi wa benki hiyo.

Akifafanua Christine amesema kwa kuwa wao ni taasisi ya kifedha wana wajibu wa kurudisha kiasi cha faida kinachopatikana kwa jamii na kwa kuanzia wafanyakazi wa benki hiyo walipendekeza msaada huo uanze kutolewa kwa yatima wanaolelewa na kituo cha Amani Orphanage Centre kutokana na uhitaji walionao.

Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi wa kituo hicho Margaret Mwegalawa amesema licha ya benki hiyo kujitolea kukisaidia kituo chake kwa mara ya pili bado wanakabiliwa na changamoto mbalimbali ikiwemo ubovu wa jengo na ukubwa wa jukumu la kuwalea watoto 60 wanaolelewa kituoni hapo.

Kwa upande wake Beatrice Phinius aliishukuru KCB Tanzania kwa kwa kuguswa na kuwapelekea msaada huo na kuomba taasisi zingine kujitokeza kuiga mfano huo.

Mwaka jana benki hiyo licha ya kutoa msaada wa` vifaa mbalimbali wenye thamani ya zaidi milioni 2/- kwa ajili ya takribani watoto 45, wa shule hiyo kile kinachopatikana, pia ilichukua jukumu la kuwalea watoto 11 wa kituo hicho kwa kuwanunulia vifaa muhimu vya shule.
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