SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African
Cooperation Palamagamba Kabudi said on Friday the
country is not thinking of confiscating nor
nationalizing foreign investments.
the assurance during talks with Lynda Chalker, founder
and president of Africa Matters Limited, according to a
statement issued by the ministry’s information and
Africa Matters Limited works with multinational
corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises,
governments, local partners and non-governmental
organizations to ensure that private sector investment
plays a critical role in driving African development,
the statement said.
During the talks, Kabudi said the country’s recent
overhaul of its mining laws and policies is not intended
to confiscate or nationalize foreign investments.
"Recent amendments of laws in the mining, natural
resources and investment were aimed at improving the
investment environment which will create a win-win
situation between the nation and the investors," he told
Chalker, who once served as Britain’s minister of state
for overseas development and Africa.
"The nationalization and confiscation of foreign
investments agenda is being engineered by people who do
not want to see a thriving Tanzania," Kabudi said at the
meeting in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.
He said the reforms being undertaken under the
leadership of President John Magufuli are intended to do
away with corruption and bureaucracy.
The minister urged Chalker to mobilize British
investors to visit Tanzania and explore vast investment
opportunities available in the country.
For her part, Chalker praised president Magufuli for
improving the business environment in the country, the
foreign ministry statement said.
She promised to meet relevant British authorities and
the Commonwealth to arrange an international conference
that will focus on investment opportunities in Tanzania.
NGOs against money laundering, threats to national
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania
(Xinhua) -- Tanzanian
authorities on Thursday warned non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) operating in the country to stop
engaging in immoral deeds, including money laundering
and threats to national security.
"The government will not hesitate to revoke
registration licenses for such NGOs lest they endangered
the security of the nation," said Faustine Ndungulile,
the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development,
Gender, the Elderly and Children.
Opening a two-day annual meeting of the National
Council of NGOs Tanzania (NaCoNGOs) in the capital
Dodoma, Ndungulile said some NGOs were engaging in
operations which were not in their constitutions that
they submitted for registration.
He said the government has completed collection an
electronic data for all NGOs working in the country
aimed at receiving information about their activities on
He urged the NGOs to maintain transparency and
accountability in their efforts to help build the
He said their goals and objectives should also be in
line with the government development agenda, adding that
the authorities will not tolerate rogue NGOs who were
not working on their own direction in the pretense of
"Much as you come with financial resources but if
your purported activities are not in line with the
government development agenda you will not be allowed in
the country," said Ndungulile.
He urged the NGOs to use the annual meeting to focus
on their contributions to the development of the
country, where they started, where they are and plan for
Ndungulile said the government appreciated NGOs’
contribution and that was why President John Magufuli
this week appointed the chairman of the board of NGOs to
help them work as expected.
kill five suspected robbers in gunfire exchange
ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian police on Tuesday announced the
killing of five suspected armed robbers in western part
of the nation.
Martin Otieno, Kigoma Regional Police Commander, said
that the incident occurred after the suspected robbers
engaged in a gunfire exchange with the police at the
Rusohoko village forest along the Kibondo-Kasulu road.
He said the police were in routine patrols around the
area when the suspects attempted to block vehicles on
Kibondo-Kasulu road to rob the passersby.
Otieno said that two police officers were injured in
the gunfire exchange.
"We will continue conducting patrols everyday as we
target to end all the types of crime in our region. We
are still searching for other suspected bandits who
disappeared into the Rusohoko forest," he said.
The regional police chief assured the public that his
force was well prepared to fight against people who are
involving in criminal acts.
Reports have it that in recent months, there have
been increased public concerns on the increased crime in
western Tanzania’s district of Kibondo.