Tag Archives: Tanzania

Tanzania: Oil and Gas Need Not Be a Curse, They Can Provide a Lifeline for Previously Poor Countries

opinion By Mark Suzman This month, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania took a major step toward ensuring his country’s fiscal and economic stability by signing legislation that will help ensure revenue from Tanzania’s natural gas discoveries bring socioeconomic progress for Tanzanian citizens. These recent gas discoveries have the potential to bring in as much as […]

Tanzania: Farmers to Lose Water Access as Hydropower Runs Dry

By Kizito Makoye Dar es Salaam — Tanzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake of ecological diversity and beauty. Now the country has a new reason to add to its protected sites list: electricity. Faced with drought that has cut hydropower production in […]

Tanzania: Solar ‘Generators’ Power Up Remote Homes, Factories

By Kizito Makoye Tura, Tanzania — As darkness falls, Dora Mjungu and her two brothers cram themselves around the faint flame of a kerosene lamp, struggling to finish their homework before their mother blows out the lamp to save the fuel cost. “I don’t dare to go to bed before getting it done. If I […]

Tanzania: Aid Freeze Over Energy Controversy a Blow to Economy

By Kizito Makoye Dar es Salaam — As foreign donors drag their feet on injecting badly needed cash into the government’s coffers, local analysts are increasingly worried that this will affect implementation of key development projects that require donor funding. Donors – including the United Kingdom, Germany and the World Bank – are withholding 449 […]

Tanzania: Tanzania Offers Oil and Gas Export Opportunities for UK Companies

press release Arusha, Tanzania — UKTI Tanzania’s report provides an overview of Tanzania’s oil and gas sector including supply chain opportunities from the proposed LNG project. UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Tanzania has produced a report which examines the opportunities in the Tanzanian market. The report called ‘High Value Opportunity – Tanzania Oil and Gas’ […]

Tanzania: Shot in the Arm for Energy Sector Projects

THE United States government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has promised to provide 78 million US dollars to support the development of high impact investment projects in the energy sector, it was announced yesterday. The agreement was signed on Friday in Dar es Salaam between the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Ms Saada […]

Tanzania: Reserve Fuel Arrives Towards End of the Year

By Alvar Mwakyusa THE first shipment of petroleum products for the long-awaited Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is expected in the country between the end of this year and early 2015, it has been revealed. Creation of the SPR will help the country cushion itself from both local and global unexpected shocks which could lead to […]

Tanzania: Regional Power Project Planned

By Rose Athumani ZAMBIA, Tanzania and Kenya will soon enjoy reduced electricity costs following the envisaged completion of the ZTK interconnection power project. Three energy ministers from Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya signed a Cooperation Agreement in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, binding their respective countries to the implementation of the power project which will also […]

Tanzania: Is Time Tanzania Developed Geothermal Energy

THE Vice-President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal earlier last week challenged geo-scientists in Tanzania to devise strategies to ensure effective exploitation of geo-thermal energy to help solve a rapidly expanding power crisis and speed up socio-economic development. The VP who was opening the Third Young Earth Scientists Congress in Dar es Salaam noted that the country […]

Tanzania: Gas Contract Appears Reasonable but Questions Remain – Resource Group Says

By Stella Dawson and Kizito Makoye Washington/Dar es Salaam — A leaked gas contract with Western energy companies that has sparked a furore in Tanzania on suspicion it cheats the country of millions of dollars does not appear to be grossly unfair, the Natural Resource Governance Institute says. Several blogs and local media reports said […]

Tanzania: TPDC Defends State’s Stake in Gas, Oil Deals

THE government stands to gain under the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) entered between the state and Statoil Company, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has maintained. Dismissing claims circulating in the local media that the government stands to lose billion of shillings annually under the PSA contract, outgoing TPDC Managing Director Yona Kilagane, said the […]

Tanzania: Leaked Agreement Shows Govt May Not Get Good Gas Deal

Natural gas is on the scene in Tanzania, and expectations are sky high. There are those who see this as the end of aid dependency, or the solution to the government’s perennial money troubles. And of course, there are others who see this as a personal opportunity to get rich quick. But not everybody’s expectations […]

Tanzania: Biogas Benefits in Tanzania

Biogas is becoming an important source of energy in Tanzania. It is gradually replacing traditional fossil fuels and, as a regional project shows, is also bringing about a rethink of traditional gender roles. For Diana Mangula, cooking has become much easier now that she no longer has to struggle with the smoke-emitting firewood she used […]

Tanzania: Supply Chain to Offer More Jobs in Tanzania Gas

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania locals have been asked to partner with foreign companies to build competitiveness and ensure that they participate effectively in the country’s gas sector. Speaking in Dar es Salaam last week the BOT Governor Prof Benno Ndulu said vehicle to job creation and economic growth of the country in the gas […]

Tanzania: Mothers Light Up Rural Homes

United Nations — “My mother used to just stay at home, now she has come back and is an engineer and a leader. She is on the Village Energy Committee,” said a 10-year-old girl from the village of Chekeleni, in Tanzania’s southeastern Mtwara district. “When I grow up I will also be a leader. Maybe […]

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