President John Pombe Magufuli taking a look at the 35.4Kg Gold bars after they were handed over at State House today July 24. The gold which was smuggled via Mwanza Airport was seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in February 2018. PHOTO Ericky Boniphace
Just a phone call away: President Magufuli speaks to his Kenyan counterpart on phone during the handover. The two leaders reiterated their resolve to fight criminal activities in the two countries. Ericky Boniphace
Vice President Samia Suluhu joins in on the telephone conversation that left many of the dignitaries at State House in laughter. PHOTO | Ericky Boniphace
Kenya’s DPP Noordin Haji shakes hands with President Magufuli soon after delivering his speech. PHOTO | Ericky Boniphace
A job well done : Kenya’s Foreign Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma delivers President Uhuru’s remarks before the handover of 35.4kg gold bars and cash worth hundreds of millions at State House Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | Ericky Boniphace
Speaker of Parliament Job Ndungai during the tabling of the budgetary proposal of the ministry of works, transport and communication for 2019-2020. PHOTO |ERICKY BONIFACE.
Deputy Minister in the Office of the President (Local Government) Mwita Waitara during the question and answer session. PHOTO |ERICKY BONIFACE.
Mtama MP Nape Nauye (CCM). PHOTO |ERICKY BONIFACE.
Bariadi MP Andrew Chenge (CCM) giving his take on the ministry of works, transport and communication budgetary proposal for 2019- 2020. PHOTO |ERICKY BONIFACE.
Deputy minister of Health,social welfare, Gender, Elderly and children Dr Faustine Ndungulile discussing something with Mtwara Rural’s MP Hawa Ghasiaon the Bunge grounds today. PHOTO |ERICKY BONIFACE.
Minerals minister Doto Biteko and Geita Rural’s Joseph Msukuma consulting one another today in Parliament. PHOTO |ERICKY BONIFACE.
Mengi's younger brother Benjamin speaking to Abdiel Mengi the son of the deceased during a funeral service held in Moshi on May 9. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Benjamin Mengi comforting his niece Regina Mengi. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Regina Mengi being comforted by one of the mourners who turned up to pay her final respects to Reginald Mengi. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Widow of the late late Mengi, Jacqueline with her twin sons and Regina Mengi during the last funeral service held at Nkuu Machame. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Mengi's children and the widow lead the procession. The late Mengi is survived by a widow and four children. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
ELCT Bishop Fredrick Shoo, having a word with Chadema Chairman and Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner during the funeral service of Reginald Mengi which was held in Moshi, on Thursday, May 9. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda arrives for the funeral service of IPP Group of Companies Chairman Reginald Mengi in Moshi town. PHOTO| THE CITIZEN
The Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa arrives for the requiem mass for the fallen IPP Chairman on Thursday May 9,2019. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Ministers Luaga Mpina, Hamis Kigwangala and Angela Kairuki following the proceedings during the funeral service of Reginald Mengi. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Minister of tourism and natural resources Hamisi Kigwangala greeting mourners after the service. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Chadema and head of the opposition in Parliament Freeman Mbowe having a word with Mtama MP Nape Nauye. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Government dignitaries: Premier Kassim Majaliwa flanked by Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement development, William Lukuvi, Kilimanjaro RC Anna Mghwira on his right and Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai and CCM General Secretary Dr Bashiru Ally on his left. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
The final lap: Kilimanjaro RC, Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai and Premier Kassim Majaliwa during the final service at Nkuu, Machame where the late Reginald Mengi was laid to rest on Thursday, May 9
A mourner who was overcame by grief is led away by the Red Cross Team. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Prof Anna Tibaijuka arrives at the funeral. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Actress Jacqueline Wolper taking a look at the hymn book. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Mourners who could not get their way into the church gathered outside the perimeter fencing. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
A teary Lucky Vincent Nursery and Primary School pupil mourns at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha yesterday during inter-religious prayers for 32 pupils, two teachers and a driver killed in a road accident in Karatu District on Saturday. PHOTO | FILBERT RWEYEMAMU
Coffins bearing the bodies of 32 Lucky Vincent Nursery and Primary School pupils, two teachers and a driver are lined up at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha where thousands of people paid their last respects yesterday. The deceased died when their bus veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in Karatu District during a school trip on Saturday.
PHOTOS | FILBERT RWEYEMAMU
Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan consoles Lucky Vincent Nursery and Primary School pupils in Arusha yesterday during an inter-religious prayer service for 32 of their fellow schoolmates, two teachers and a driver killed in a road accident in Karatu District on Saturday. Left is the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Prof Joyce Ndalichako.
Government Chief Whip and Minister of State in the Prime Ministers’ Office (Policy Coordination and Parliamentary Affairs) Jenista Mhagama confers with Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration, Local Government, Civil Service and Good Governance), Mr George Simbachawene (left), and Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Angellah Kairuki in the Parliament Chamber yesterday. PHOTO | EDWIN MJWAHUZI
Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development minister William Lukuvi shakes hands with Nyamagana MP Stanislaus Mabula outside Bunge grounds in Dodoma yesterday. Looking on, from left, are: Juliana Shonza (CCM Special Seats) and Albert Obama (Manyovu CCM). PHOTO | EDWIN MJWAHUZI
East African Legislative Assembly member Makongoro Nyerere (left) greets National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai at parliament grounds in Dodoma yesterday. PHOTO | EDWIN MJWAHUZI
GRIEF: Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa signs a condolence book at the Parliament grounds in Dodoma yesterday to mourn the death of Chadema Special Seat MP, Dr Elly Macha, who died in a London hospital last Friday. PHOTO|EDWIN MJWAHUZI
HANDOVER: Former Information, Culture, Arts and Sports minister Nape Nnauye (left) shakes hands with his successor, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, as he hands over office documents to him in Dodoma yesterday. Mr Nnauye was dropped from the cabinet last week. PHOTO | The CITIZEN CORRESPONDENT
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa gets the feel of a gold ore sample at Buzwagi Gold Mine in Shinyanga Region on Monday during an impromptu visit. Last week President John Magufuli reiterated his indefinite ban on export of copper concentrate. Miners have been exporting the concentrate for smelting. PHOTO | PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
PROTEST: Residents of the Tanzania-Kenya border town of Namanga look at a blaze following a fire that was on Monday lit on the road by demonstrators, who were enraged by the deportation of Kenyans, who were allegedly living and working in Tanzania without valid permits. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
SECURITY: Police officers during an annual general meeting for senior officers on Monday in Dodoma. Former Prime Minister, John Samuel Malecela urged the Institution to work more professionally in order to protect and restore the dignity of innocent individuals in the country. PHOTO | CITIZEN PHOTOGRAPHER
Retired Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye addresses a news conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday. PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME
PROTECTION: The minister of State in the Vice President’s Office (Union and Environment), Mr January Makamba, explains Kibindu villagers in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region, on Monday on the importance of protecting ecosystems after some villagers had encroached on Zigua Forest Reserve. PHOTO | BAKARI KIANGO.
CAMPAIGN: The Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance, Ms Angellah Kairuki, speaks during celebrations to mark International Women’s Day at the Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminal III in Dar es Salaam recently. PHOTO | SAID KHAMIS
COOPERATION: National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai speaks to Christian Relief and Development Agency (Tearfund) chief executive officer Nigel Harris in his Dodoma office yesterday. Right is Tearfund resident officer Ezra Kanyanyankole, and resident representative Justin Nyamoga (middle). PHOTO|BUNGE
DONATION: The Songwe Regional Commissioner Chiku Galawa receives one of the three tricycles donated by the National Microfinance Bank in the Southern Highlands Zone in Songwe on Monday. The tricycles were handed over by zonal manager Badru Idd (right). The tricycles – worth a total of Sh10 million – are meant to help in keeping Songwe clean. With them are officials from the bank and the regional commissioner’s office. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN CORRESPONDENT
CHAOS HITS DAR AS THE HEAVENS OPEN: Motorists drive on a flooded road in Msasani, Dar es Salaam, yesterday. A morning downpour brought many parts of the city to a standstill. PHOTO | ERICKY BONIPHACE
MAKONDA RESURFACES AFTER 8-DAY ABSENCE: Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda (centre) opens a new road in Kurasini, Dar es Salaam, yesterday. Second right is Temeke District Commissioner Felix Lyaviva. It was the first time Mr Makonda appeared in public in eight days. PHOTO | CORRESPONDENT
PRESIDENT MAGUFULI WISHES DR SHEIN A HAPPY BIRTHDAY DURING MEETING: President Magufuli and Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein at the Chamwino State Lodge where they met yesterday to discuss various issues, according to the State House. PHOTO | STATE HOUSE
Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition national coordinator Onesmo Olengurumwa makes a point during a workshop on torture and a drive to establish the anti-torture network in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Left is head of Dignity’s Medical Department and chair of the UN CAT, Dr Jens Modvig and the UN CAT Legal Department Advisor Therese Maria Rytter. PHOTO | ERICKY BONIPHACE
AGREEMENT: The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Major General (rtd) Gaudence Milanzi (left), and Food and Agriculture Organisation Country Representative Fred Kafeero sign a technical cooperation programme agreement to support the review of Tanzania’s National Forestry Policy in Dar es Salaam yesterday. PHOTO | EMMANUEL HERMAN
A GOOD FOUNDATION IS THE BASIS OF BUILDING A STRONG HOUSE: A resident of Busenga Street in Igoma, Mwanza Region, Mr Julius Gimoi, inspects his house which has developed cracks due to a poor foundation laid at the beginning of construction. He is among those who have been ordered by government to demolish their houses and construct new ones. PHOTO | JONATHAN MUSA
ILLEGALLY EMPLOYED FOREIGNERS TARGETED: Dar es Salaam Regional Immigration Officer John Msumule displays at a news conference yesterday passports seized from 25 Indian nationals who were arrested on suspicion of working in the country without the necessary permits.
PHOTOS | ANTHONY SIAME
LEARNING: Human Rights Watch (HRW) Children’s rights researcher Ellin Martinez speaks in Dar es Salaam yesterday on factors that makes 40 per cent of Tanzania’s adolescents miss out in secondary education. With her is HRW senior researcher on women’s rights Agnes Othiambo. PHOTO| ANTHONY SIAME
EDUCATION: Shortage of classrooms and teaching staff remains a big problem in Singida Region
Standard Six pupils at Mwakicheche Primary School in Sindida District vie for a chance to answer a question from assistant headteacher Clet Majoya on Monday. The school, which has 385 pupils, is handled by only 3 teachers and 3 classrooms (out of the required 8). It offers education from nursery to Standar Seven. PHOTO | GASOER ANDREW
CONTROVERSIAL CAMPAIGN IN DAR: President Magufuli appointed and swore in Mr Rogers Sianga as commissioner general of the Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority at the height of a controversial war on drugs in Dar es Salaam spearheaded by the regional commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda. Mr Makonda drew praise and condemnation in equal measure when he publicly named dozens of people, including businesspeople, artistes and politicians, and directed them to report to Central Police Station for questioning.
IT'S A DEAL: Tanzania Ports Authority director general Deusdedit Kakoko (left) and Suma JKT Principal Legal Counsel John Mbungo exchange documents in Dar es Salaam yesterday after signing an agreement for the construction of a dry port at Ruvu Darajani in Coast Region. Looking on is the Minister of Works, Transport and Communications, Prof Makame Mbarawa. The proposed Sh7.2 billion facility is expected to reduce truck congestion in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | ERICKY BONIPHACE
MAKONDA DRUG WAR: Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda (left) hands over a list of 97 drug suspects to Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority Commissioner General Rogers Sianga in Dar es Salaam yesterday. PHOTOS | SAID KHAMIS
DISPUTE: Bubale villagers in Misenyi District, Kagera Region, look at one of the seven housetorched as a result of a land dispute between an investor and local residents at the weekend. PHOTO | PHINIAS BASHAYA
RESCUE: A rescue team recovers the body of one of the miners who were trapped in a goldmine that collapsed in Buhemba, Butiama District, in Mara Region on Monday morning. PHOTO | VERONICA MODEST
The Zanzibar minister for Lands, Housing, Water and Energy, Ms Salama Aboud Tahib, cuts the ribbon to open an Equity Bank branch on Monday. Looking on are the bank’s managing director Joseph Iha and board member Raymond Mbilinyi. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN CORRESPONDENT
LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: A survivor is carried to an ambulance after fainting when fire broke out at Water Front Building in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Damage caused by the fire at the high-rise building could not be imediately established. PHOTO | OMAR FUNGO
END OF THE ROAD: Suspected illegal Ethiopian immigrants await their fate at the Tanga immigration office yesterday after they were arrested in Korogwe District while reportedly on their way to Tanzania’s border with Zambia. Immigration officials said 25 Ethiopian nationals were intercepted in Mombo Town at the weekend. PHOTO | SALIM MOHAMMED
SOCCER: A section of excited Yanga fans cheer as their team arrives at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam from the Comoros yesterday. The Jangawani Street side beat Ngaya Club de Mbe 5-1 in the Africa Champions League preliminary round, first leg match in Moroni on Sunday. PHOTO | SAID KHAMIS
From left: Chadema MP Halima Mdee (Kawe) in tête-à-tête with Zitto Kabwe (Kigoma Urban-ACT Wazalendo) in Parliament debating chamber just before a session in Dodoma yesterday. Looking on is Esther Bulaya (Bunda Urban-Chadema). PHOTO | EMMANUEL HERMAN
Thirteen people including musicians Khalid Mohamed alias TID and Rachel Josephat alias Recho were yesterday put under court and police supervision over their alleged involvement in illicit drugs. This came after the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court granted an application in which the Republic sought an order for the suspects to execute bonds and sureties for good behaviour. Seated from left are: Anna Patrick (Tunda), Winnifreda Josephat (Recho) and Joan Johannes. PHOTO | SAID KHAMIS
EDUCATION: 78-year-old man proves that there is no end to learning as he joins Standard One
Mzee Nyamohanga Gesabo and fellow pupils listen to a teacher at Makerero Primary School in Kebeyo Village in Mbogi Ward, Tarime District. PHOTOI WAITARA MENG’ANYI.
Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe (centre) is accompanied by party officials as they get out of the Central Police Station yesterday where they had gone to visit party’s chief lawyer Tundu Lissu in Dar es Salaam, yesterday. PHOTO | OMAR FUNGO
GOODBYE: For 37 years, the senior commissioner has served the Prisons wholeheartedly
Warders on send-off parade for Singida Prison senior commissioner Agatha Komba, who retired on Sunday after serving for 37 years. PHOTO | ANDREW GASPER
From left: Opposition lawmakers Cecil Mwambe (Ndanda), Maulid Mtulia (Kinondoni), Zitto Kabwe (Kigoma Urban) and Godwin Mollel (Siha) walk out of the debating chamber in Dodoma yesterday. PHOTO | EMMANUEL HERMAN
EKING OUT A LIVING: Women sell food to support their families at a mine site in Kahama District
Food vendors wait for customers at a mine in Kahama District. The enterprising women mostly target mine workers.
PHOTO | SHIJA FELICIAN
Parliamentary Committee for Industry, Trade and Environment member Annatiopia Theonest gestures during a meeting with a Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment delegation yesterday after appeared before the committee in Dodoma. PHOTO|CITIZEN PHOTOGRAPHER
GUN CONTROL: Tanzania is determined to remove illegally-owned weapons from the public
GUN CONTROL: Home Affairs minister Mwigulu Nchemba inspects a pile of 5,608 firearms and light weapons impounded during various operations conducted in different parts of the country. The minister then witnessed the guns as they were destroyed by fire at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma Region yesterday. The guns were being used in various criminal undertakings ranging from poaching to armed robberies. PHOTO | FRANK GEOFRAY
TOO PRECIOUS TO WALK: A goat bought at an auction gets a ride on shoulders of owner
A man carries his goat home along the Manyoni- Itigi highway in Manyoni District, Singida Region recently. The animal was bought at a weekly goat auction at Manyoni Town.
PHOTO| EMMANUEL HERMAN
MAINTENANCE: A technician mends the city clock at Sahara suburb in Mwanza Region yesterday. PHOTO|MICHAEL JAMSON
Gambian residents return to Banjul by ferry after fleeing political instability on January 22, 2017 as Senegalese ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) soldiers arrived to secure the capital.
PHOTO | AFP
Debate heats up over free movement of experts in EAC
Eala member from Uganda Ms Nusura Tiperu rises in support of the EAC Youth Council Bill, 2017. PHOTO | EALA
Temeke District education officers, headteachers follow proceedings during the launch of an assessment for Learning Project Africa in Dar es Salaam yesterday. PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME.
GRANT: Tanga group enjoys support of two organisations
Vodacom Tanzania Foundation grants and communications manager Sandra Oswald (right) admires one of the products made by 2Seeds food processors Moshi Abdallah (left) and Monica Ayubu of Tabora Village in Korogwe, Tanga, yesterday. The income-generating group is supported by the foundation and the US-based non-governmental organisation 2Seeds Network. PHOTO|THE CITIZEN CORRESPONDENT
The Anti-Dynamite Campaign was held on the May 27 in Kigamboni, Temeke. Photo: Belinda Japhet
The event included performances from local artists for the entertainment section of the day. Photo: Belinda Japhet
Ernest Kamata - Temeke Municipal Fisheries Officer who represented the Temeke District Commissioner(DC) - handing over BMUs registration Certificate to Chairperson of MJIMOGE CFMA Mr. Wilibard Mwinuka. Photo: Belinda Japhet
The day also included some sporting activity with a football match between Gezaulole BMU & times FM. Photo: Belinda Japhet
The football players cerebrating after a day on the field.
Entertainment during Anti Dynamite Campaign with a group of break dancers.
The Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) Chairman, Dr Samuel Nyantahe, speaks at the ceremony. PHOTO|ANTHONY SIAME
The Head of State unveils the logo for the Manufacturer of the Year Awards in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Left is Trade, Industry and Investment minister Dr Charles Mwijage and from right are CTI Executive Secretary Ledger Tenga and his Chairman Dr Samuel Nyantahe.PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME
President John Magufuli presents a trophy to Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Enterprises (MeTL) group Mohammed Dewji for winning one of the categories in the manufacturing awards for this year.PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME
Ms Theresia Mmasy who is the Marketing Officer for ALAF Limited is all laughs as she receives the firm’s trophy from President Magufuli. The company was named First Runner Up in the awards.PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME
President John Magufuli presents a trophy to Ms Jacqueline Woiso who is the deputy Chief Executive Officer at BANK M to appreciate their sponsorship of the 2016 industrial awards.PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME
A cross section of participants follow the proceedings at the ceremony yesterday. PHOTO | ANTHONY SIAME
Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan raising the Uhuru Torch at Jamhuri Stadium in Morogoro. The national torch will be extinguished in Simiyu Region on 14 October this year.
Vice President Samia addresses the nation during the launching of the 2016 national torch race.
Vice President Samia officially lights the Uhuru torch in Morogoro.
School pupils entertain the crowd with a dance performance during the ceremony.