ARUSHA Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzania on Monday launched a nationwide campaign
against ticks that have threatened cattle in the country for
Livestock and Fisheries Luhaga Mpina said veterinary medicine
worth 150,205 U.S. dollars has been set aside for the first
phase of the campaign.
The minister called
for the immediate formation of cooperatives as well as a special
bank account where the livestock keepers will be depositing
“The funds should...
be saved in an independent bank account,” he said when speaking
at the official launch of the campaign in Tanzania’s lake zone
district of Chato.
director of livestock services in the Ministry of Livestock and
Fisheries, said Tanzania faces a challenge of 32 animal diseases
including ticks, which has been claiming large number of
livestock lives annually.
He said diseases put
the livestock sector in a tight corner, taking into account that
Tanzania ranks third in Africa in terms of livestock production
and cattle population, after Ethiopia and Sudan.
Aviation watchdog says low-cost
airline no longer qualifies to operate in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) said on
Monday that Fastjet Tanzania, a low-cost airline, no longer
qualifies to operate in the country due to frequent cancellation
General Hamza Johari told a news conference in the commercial
capital Dar es Salaam that the airline also owed huge amounts of
money to service providers, including the TCAA.
Johari said Fastjet
owed 606 million U.S. dollars to TCAA through provision of
services, including security.
He urged all service
providers that were owed by Fastjet to send their invoices to
the TCAA so that the authority could order the airline to pay
The TCAA gave
Fastjet 28 days to submit its financial and business plans.
currently the airline had insufficient planes for flights, a
situation that had led the airline to lose qualifications to do
business in the country.
“We are calling upon
people to look for alternative airlines as Fastjet cannot
operate,” he said.