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Dar Streets Series: BRT on the Scene

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BRT Dar 2

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BRT Dar 1

The rapid bus service is a new addition to the city. Commuters using the services cut the time they spend on the road by about 70 per cent. What an improvement! Imagine, spending only half an hour from the Kimara suburb to the Central Business District. Using ordinary commuter buses would normally take not less than an hour and a half!

Dar Street Series: Jet point along Nyerere; Kipawa Fish Market

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Jet area along Julius Nyerere Road in Dar es Salaam.

 

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Customers at the Kipawa Fish Market along Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam. Life goes on.

Tazara: Treni Daladala

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Tazara Daladala peak hour 1

Watu wakiwa katika Kituo Kikuu cha Garimoshi cha Tazara. Hawa wanasubiri kuruhusiwa kuingia katika garimoshi linalofanya safari kati ya Stesheni hiyo na viunga mbalimbali vya jiji la Dar es Salaam.

Tazara Daladala peak hour

Abiria baada ya kuruhusiwa kuingia katika mabehewa. Garimoshi moja katika safari hizi huwa na mabehewa yasiyopungua tisa (9). Katika nyakati ambako kuna abiria wengi, yaani asubuhi (kuelekea mjini) na jioni (kuelekea Mwakanga na vituo vya mbele). Nilichokiona katika safari niliyofanya ni udhaifu wa udhibiti wa mapato. Ukusanyaji nauli unafanyika kiholela. Ni rahisi mtu kulipa kiwango tofauti na kilichopangwa ili mradi hapewi risiti. Hii ina maana kuwa fedha hiyo itaingia kwenye mfuko wa aliyepewa dhamana ya kukusanya nauli. Kwa maana hiyo, shirika lisitegemee kuona mwujiza katika mapato yake katika kutoa huduma hii.

Nasi Watanzania tubadilike. Ili huduma kama hii udumu ni muhimu tutimize wajibu wetu. Mosi, tulipe nauli sahihi. Pili, tudai risiti halali katika kutumia huduma hiyo. Vinginevyo, huduma itakuwa mzigo kwa mamlaka na hatimaye kusitishwa. Jambo hilo likitokea, watakaoumia ni sisi.

Pamoja sana.

Ajira: Wanawake na Maendeleo

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Wanawake na Maendeleo

Ajira rasmi bado ni changamoto kubwa kwa nchi yetu. Kwa mujibu wa matokeo ya ‘Utafiti wa Watu Wenye Uwezo wa Kufanya Kazi wa Mwaka 2014’ wa National Bureau of Statistics, kuna jumla ya watu 25,750,116 wenye uwezo wa kufanya kazi nchini. Miongoni mwao, Nguvu Kazi ya Taifa ni 22,321,924. Na kati ya hao kwenye kundi hilo la pili, walio kwenye ajira ni 20,030,139. Idadi hiyo ni jumla ya walio kwenye ajira rasmi na isiyo rasmi.

Kwa mujibu wa utafiti huo, sekta isiyo rasmi haijumuishi shughuli za kilimo. NBS inafafanua kuwa ni zile shughuli za kiuchumi zinazofanywa na mtu mmoja mmoja au na kaya lakini ambazo ni vigumu kisheria kuzitofautisha na wamiliki wake, kwani mara nyingi hazina akaunti zake zenyewe za benki, baadhi ya bidhaa wanazozalisha ni kwa ajili ya kuuza huku zikiajiri chini ya wafanyakazi watano.

Utafiti huo unaonyesha kuwa kuna kaya 4,338,070 zenye shughuli za kiuchumi zilizo katika sekta isiyo rasmi. Lakini utafiti unaonyesha kuwa wanaofanya kazi mmojammoja katika sekta isiyo rasmi ni watu 6,257,124.

Kwa hiyo, nchi yetu ina changamoto kubwa ya kuwaingiza hawa katika sekta rasmi. Ni kwa sababu ya ukosefu wa ajira rasmi siku hizi tunaanza kuona akina mama wakifanya shughuli za uchuuzi mijini. Shughuli hizi zilikuwa zikifanywa zaidi na akina baba. Hii ni kwa maana ya kubeba bidhaa na kuzitembeza kutafuta wateja.

Tulipe kodi ili kwa pamoja tulete mabadiliko katika uchumi wa nchi yetu.

Pamoja sana.

Lushoto: Beautiful Weather…

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Section of Lushoto town. PHOTO | TINA SIMBA (8yrs old)

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April 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Mathias Isuja: End of an Era

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Bishop Mathias Isuja and Deo Simba

Baba Bishop Mathias Isuja. Thank you for your life. Thank you for your leadership. You’ll be missed, it’s human. But, the good seeds you planted all over Dodoma and central parts of the country will bear witness of what a great mind you’ve always been.

You weren’t feeling well, but you were ready to receive my colleague (Salim Shao) and me and spend over an hour talking about a myriad of things, particularly, about Padre Egidi (RIP).

So, go Baba, go. Rest in Peace.

Photo by Salim Shao. April 2014.

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April 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm

Opportunities through Emerging Technologies

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Phone charging. The less your cell phone battery lasts, the more lucrative somebody’s business becomes. As technology advances rapidly so are new opportunities created. Imagine charging each phone for Sh300 (US dollar cents 15) per two hours … the guy collects a relatively handsome amount a day. The ideal places include markets where traders would do anything to ensure that their phones are functioning fully.

This is the beauty of technology. Keep creating. Keep imagining. Keep producing.

Photo: At a stall within the Mchikichini Market, Ilala, Dar es Salaam.

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