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29 August 2016 In Blog 0 comment

Salaam..ndugu yetu Sadiq na abdul Nkurumbih wamefiwa na baba yao...Inna lillahy wainna ilayh rajioon.. may Allah shower his soul with mercy and grant him highest place in paradise..msiba uko nyumbani Kwake Wanategemea kuondoka Leo kwa ajili ya mazishi.

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31 January 2016 In Immigration 0 comment

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up the Obama administration's proposed new immigration plan that could shield more than four million people from deportation. Read More...

 

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31 January 2016 In Immigration 0 comment

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31 January 2016 In Immigration 0 comment

It just became much more likely that the president will get his immigration plan reviewed by the justices.

WASHINGTON -- It looks like President Barack Obama may get a chance to defend his immigration policies in court before he leaves office.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a request from the federal government that essentially secures timely consideration of Obama's executive actions on immigration -- raising the likelihood that the justices will hear the case in the spring and decide it by the end of June, when their current term ends.

Since the administration filed its appeal of the case to the Supreme Court in late November, Texas and U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli had been embroiled in a procedural tussle over timing. Texas, the lead plaintiff in 26 states' suit against the executive actions Obama announced last year, had been seeking to delay consideration of the appeal, while Verrilli argued that a delay was unwarranted.

Supreme Court clerk Scott Harris said Tuesday in a notice to lawyers for the parties that Texas would have until Dec. 29 to respond to the administration's appeal. This effectively puts the dispute on track to be considered at the justices' Jan. 15, 2016, conference.

If the court agrees to hear the case following the conference, its rules would allow briefing to take place in February and March and oral arguments in April. A ruling would likely come down in June -- several months before the presidential election.

Last week, Texas had requested a 30-day extension to respond to the appeal, contending that it had "numerous pressing deadlines in other cases" -- including a hearing in a major voting rights case set for December. In a letter to the court clerk filed the next day, Verrilli opposed Texas' request and urged the Supreme Court to proceed in its "ordinary course."

"A filing on the proposed date would preclude the Court, in the absence of unusual expedition, from deciding to hear the case this Term," Verrilli wrote.

The back-and-forth was largely administrative -- even academic. Parties before the Supreme Court rarely fight over scheduling issues this early in the life of an appeal. More often than not, the court simply grants these mundane extension requests as a matter of course.

But because the political implications of the case are significant, Texas' request was largely viewed as an attempt to game the clock -- and possibly prevent the Supreme Court from hearing the case before the end of the current administration.

The Supreme Court will be hearing its share of controversial cases ahead of the 2016 presidential election -- on abortion, affirmative action, public-sector unions, voting rights and religious challenges to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But none of these cases are likely to impact Obama's legacy as much as the fate of his deportation relief programs, which have been in limbo for more than a year since he first announced them.

With Tuesday's move, the justices seem poised to end the uncertainty sooner rather than later.

On Nov. 20, 2014, the president unveiled the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, aimed at protecting undocumented immigrant parents from the threat of deportation and providing them with temporary work authorization.

In the same order, Obama expanded the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which bestows similar benefits on undocumented students brought to the U.S. as children.

Shortly before DAPA and DACA were rolled out, Texas and 25 other states sued the Obama administration and sought to block both programs, claiming they exceeded the president's constitutional authority.

A federal judge halted the programs in February, spurring a lengthy appeals battle and leaving more than 4 million potential beneficiaries in the lurch. Earlier this month, an appeals court kept both DAPA and DACA on hold.

From the beginning, the Obama administration has insisted that the immigration plan is well within its constitutional prerogatives and in line with deportation deferrals other presidents have granted.

As is often the case, the Supreme Court will have the last word.

Source:Huffingtonpost 

 
31 January 2016 In TaWichita 0 comment

Pursuant to DICOTA Bylaws, following the Board of Trustee elections, the Board of Trustees held their inaugural board meeting on Thursday January 14 and reorganized. The Board of Trustees is now organized as follows. 

Board Chair
Lunda Asmani, Kansas

Board Secretary
Jessica Che Mponda, New York

Trustee Board Members
Miriam Chiume, New York
Gerald (Jerry) Mkony, Texas
Asha Nyang’anyi, Maryland
Kurwa Nyigu, Virginia
Mbakisya  A. Onyango, Tennessee
Crispin Semakula, Minnesota
Nasibu Sareva, Minnesota

Past Chair
Frederick Mjema, Oklahoma

The Board is ready to work. Among the top priorities is implementing its strategic plan which includes strengthening and collaborating with various Tanzania Communities in the Unites States  and ensuring a successful 2016 Convention in Dallas, Texas.

 
31 January 2016 In Blog 0 comment

Pursuant to DICOTA Bylaws, following the Board of Trustee elections, the Board of Trustees held their inaugural board meeting on Thursday January 14 and reorganized. The Board of Trustees is now organized as follows. 

 

Board Chair
Lunda Asmani, Kansas

Board Secretary
Jessica Che Mponda, New York

Trustee Board Members
Miriam Chiume, New York
Gerald (Jerry) Mkony, Texas
Asha Nyang’anyi, Maryland
Kurwa Nyigu, Virginia
Mbakisya  A. Onyango, Tennessee
Crispin Semakula, Minnesota
Nasibu Sareva, Minnesota

Past Chair
Frederick Mjema, Oklahoma

The Board is ready to work. Among the top priorities is implementing its strategic plan which includes strengthening and collaborating with various Tanzania Communities in the Unites States  and ensuring a successful 2016 Convention in Dallas, Texas.

24 April 2014 In Blog 0 comment

Mwanajumuiya,

Kwa masikitiko makubwa tunawafahamisha wanajumuiya wenzetu Gilbert na Arnold Kalito wamefiwa na Mama yao mzazi huko nyumbani Tanzania. Wafiwa wanatarajia kuondoka mapema iwezekanavyo kuwahi mazishi Tanzania. Hivyo basi, tunaomba ushirikiano wenu kuwafariji wafiwa kwenye hiki kipindi kigumu cha kumpoteza mzazi wao.

Msiba utakuwepo nyumbani kwa Gilbert, address hii

14105 Broadmoor St, Overland Park KS 66223

Unaweza pia kutuma pole yako kwa:-
Bank of America
Arnold Swai

Account#: 518004129822

Simu ya Arnold Kalito: 316 990 6162

Simu ya Gilbert: 913 461 3879

17 April 2014 In Blog 0 comment

MJUMBE wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba, Kabwe Zitto amesema muundo wowote wa serikali uwe serikali moja, mbili au tatu unaweza kuvunja Muungano ikiwa hakutakuwa na muafaka wa pande zote mbili za Muungano.

Zitto alisema hayo jana bungeni wakati akichangia hoja za Kamati za Bunge Maalumu namba moja hadi 12, juu ya Sura ya Kwanza na Sura ya Sita ya Rasimu ya Katiba na kuwataka wajumbe wa Bunge hilo kujadili hoja badala ya kutoa lugha za matusi.

“Mchakato huu tuufanye kwa kujadiliana kwa hoja, tusitukanane, muundo wowote wa serikali unaweza kuvunja Muungano, kikubwa ni kuafikiana maridhiano kutoka pande zote mbili za Muungano”, alisema Zitto.

Zitto ambaye hakusema anaunga mkono muundo upi wa Serikali, alisema jambo la msingi linalopaswa kufanywa na wajumbe wa Bunge hilo ni kufikia maridhiano ya pande mbili na sio kuendeleza ubaguzi na chuki ambavyo vimeanza kutawala miongoni mwa michango ya wajumbe wa Bunge hilo.

Kuhusu muundo wa Serikali, Zitto alisema ni vyema wajumbe wafikirie zaidi na kujifunza kutoka kwa nchi kama vile Somali, ambayo ilikuwa na muundo wa serikali moja lakini kwa kutoelewana ilivunjika na sasa hali sio nzuri nchini humo.

Kadhalika alitoa mfano mwingine wa Malaysia na kusema kama wajumbe wanataka serikali ya shirikisho, nchi hiyo ilikuwa na muundo huo, lakini kwa kutoelewana kwao ilivunjika na hadi sasa hakuna tafiti zilizothibitisha ni muundo upi wa serikali unaweza kulinda serikali isivunjike.

Alifafanua kuwa kinachoweza kulinda serikali ni kuwa na maridhiano ya pande zinazohusika na kwamba kama suala ni gharama za kuendesha serikali, ikiwa serikali itakusanya kodi ipasavyo, nchi itaendeshwa vizuri.

“Tuna uwezo wa kuendesha serikali za idadi yoyote ile, kwa kukusanya kodi, hiyo hofu ya kuendesha serikali ya Muungano kwa kutokuwa na fedha ni jambo la ukweli, lakini tunaweza kuboresha hizo hoja, ndiyo maana tumekuja, kama hatuwezi tumekuja kufanya nini hapa?” Alihoji Zitto.

Katika hatua nyingine Zitto alisema ikiwa itaundwa serikali isiyo na maridhiano ya pande zote mbili za Muungano, gharama ya kuulinda Muungano huo ni kubwa kuliko uwepo wa kuwa na serikali tatu.

“Lazima tuwe na Muungano unaoeleweka, tuepuke lugha za matusi, chuki, ubaguzi, tunaelewa historia ya nchi yetu tubakie na Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania,” alisema Zitto.

Naye mjumbe wa Bunge hilo kutoka Zanzibar, Issa Gafu alisema baadhi ya wajumbe wanaotaka Muungano uvunjike ni wachache ambao walikana uhuru wao wa mwaka 1964 na kamwe hawawezi kukubali Muungano.

“Hivi kama wewe uliukana uhuru wako mwaka 1964, utawezaje kukubali Muungano? Zanzibar inasumbuliwa na masuala ya uchumi na sio idadi ngapi za serikali,” alisema Gafu.

Akisisitiza hoja hiyo Gafu alisema, kama Zanzibar watatumia fursa zilizopo vizuri kwenye muundo wa serikali mbili wataendelea, lakini kudai muundo wa serikali tatu sio kwa manufaa bali ni kutaka kuvunja Muungano.

Akichangia hoja hiyo, mjumbe mwingine kutoka Zanzibar, Waziri Rajab Salum alisema mfumo wa serikali mbili ndio wenye manufaa kwa pande zote mbili na kwamba mitafaruku iliyopo Zanzibar haijaanza leo, bali ni wapinzani wa Muungano wa mwaka 1964.

17 April 2014 In Blog 0 comment

THE National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has announced a gross profit of 14.3bn/- from its operations in the 2013 financial year, up from 3.9bn/- recorded in 2012.

The profit posted represents an increase of 10.4bn/- compared to the 2012 results, representing a rise of a whooping 267 per cent.

NBC said its net interest margin on average Interest bearing assets increased from 8.98 per cent in 2012 to 9.06 per cent in 2013 due to improvement on the quality of loans and advances to customers and higher yield and increased volume on the market securities.

Interest income expressed as a percentage of total income increased to 67 per cent, from 60 per cent in 2012, mainly due to increased booking of earning assets.

The NBC Managing Director Mizinga Melu said that the total assets grew from 1.518tri/- in 2012 to 1.587tri/- as at 31 December 2013. “Growth is mainly coming from investment of the recapitalised funds,” she said.

Loans and advances increased by 4.5 per cent to 684bn/- in 2013 from 654bn/- in 2012, representing an increase of 3.5 per cent. “Customer deposits increased from 1.291tri/- in 2012 to 1.305tri/- in 2013.

The increase is mainly attributed to liability campaign carried out in quarter four of the year,” Mrs Melu pointed out.

She said the deposits rose following campaigns launched in October 2013, where customers were required to open and deposit into their Malengo Savings Account or to open and deposit into a one year Fixed Deposits Account.

NBC is one of the most represented retail bank in the country with over 45 years experience in providing financial services.

Apart from offering traditional banking services, NBC also prides itself with an expanded 52 branch network and over 280 Visa enabled ATMs.

The bank also services over 250 Points of Sales strategically located throughout the country. NBC has employed over 1300 staff.

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