Serengeti voted best tourist choice
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MARC NKWAME in Arusha
20 April 2018
TANZANIA'S second largest National Park, the Serengeti, has beat South-Africa's famous Kruger National Park in being the continent's most popular tourist destination as per recent survey.
In a poll by Google Surveys for UK-based Africa travel experts 'Tanzania Odyssey,' Serengeti was the safari destination most known by respondents at 44.8 percent, with South Africa's Kruger National Park getting 43.2 percent. Serengeti, which was also described to be easily accessible by road and on air, is famous for its annual wildebeest migration.
The survey, which was conducted this April, also sought to find out what people's idea of going on safari is and what they expected to experience. Nearly 40 percent said they thought they would see enormous exotic animals, such as lions, elephants and giraffes, while 38 percent others said they believed they would encounter wide, open plains.
Natural gas uses save 22tri/-
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DAILY NEWS Reporter
16 April 2018
POWER generation through natural gas has helped the government to save 10 billion US dollars (over 22tri/-) in 13-year period, according to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC).
The government saved amount after it started using natural gas in power generation in 2004 to December 2017. TPDC’s researcher Engineer Aristides Kato said over the weekend that during the period, the country gained other opportunities, thanks to the presence of natural gas.
He named the opportunities as establishment of construction companies, creation of job opportunities, port improvement, establishment of security companies and various colleges.
Speaking at a TPDC organised seminar for editors and journalists on the corporation’s strategic plans ahead of building up an industrial economic country, Engineer Kato said so far 50 per cent of electricity in the country is generated from natural gas.
Kidney transplant succeeds in Dodoma
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From LUDOVICK KAZOKA in Dodoma
12 April 2018
DODOMA-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) yesterday discharged the first person who underwent a kidney transplant at the public health facility last month after improvement of his condition.
BMH Executive Director, Dr Alphonse Chandika, said here yesterday that the hospital will continue to monitor Mr Elias Sweti’s health condition. He said the hospital’s doctors will be visiting the 51-year old man twice a week within one month in order to monitor his condition.