Category Infrastructure

UDA proposes new public transportation plan for women

By Jacqueline Focus The Simon Group, a major shareholder in State-owned Shirika la Usafiri Dar es Salaam (UDA), has revealed new plans to introduce 40 new buses to the Dar es Salaam’s transport network. UDA also plans to introduce a new line of public buses just for women as soon as June 2014 as the current […]

Capital Still a Challenge to Small Scale Business Owner

By Kondobole Leonard and Zenorine Donath The success of a business depends on many things, capital being one of them. Despite facing a number of challenges, small scale business owners in Dar es Salaam say that obtaining capital in order for them to start a business is the major hindrance for them to excel. A […]

Right to work, a thorn-crown to women in Tanzania

By Rashid A. Chilumba Providing education to girls and women in Tanzania cannot be the only thing that rescues women from centuries of male dominance in African societies and around the globe, unless strict legal and policy framework is meticulously implemented to protect their rights. Most girls and women who are educated face greater traditional […]

Women face shortage of reproductive health care in rural Tanzania

By Noah Lusekelo and Mbuya Godfriend In spite of government efforts to eradicate mother and child mortality during birth, women in rural areas continue to face barriers in regards to inaccessibility to public health care systems. According to the general doctor of Arusha region, Frida Mokiti, “the problem is very big in Longido and Ngorongoro […]


By Abraham Ntambara Unreliable transport is currently a big problem that faces primary and secondary students in Dar es Salaam during the morning and evening where they are encountering various issues from Dala dala (bus) operators and as a result, reach their schools late. According to the IPP Media Report of 2012, more than 400 […]

Traffic jams in Dar es Salaam soon to be non-existent

By Noah Lusekelo The Dar Rapid Transit Initiative (DART) has reported that the major road (Morogoro road) under construction is expected to support the Bus Rapid Transit system in August 2014 from Kimara to Kivukoni, with final construction plans expected to finalize in March 2015. Morogoro road is a major artery in the city, connecting […]

Transport in Dar es Salaam, A VIOLATION OF DISABLED RIGHTS

By Rashid Ahmad Chilumba “We are not helped nor respected, both by the public members and public buses attendants. I always get very late to my work place because I can’t go through the mass struggles to get into city bus” said Saidi Gange (38), a disabled school teacher at Nzasa primary school at Mbagala […]