It’s a new dawn for investors in Tanzania (4 Jan 2021)

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr John Magufuli, delivered the inaugural speech for his second presidential term on November 13, 2020, during which he also initiated the business of the 12th Union Parliament. The contents of President Magufuli’s speech – alongside the ruling party CCM’s 2020-2025 election manifesto – will … Read more

TIC moved to President’s Office

“To enhance efficiency, President Dr John Pombe Magufuli announced that the investment portfolio has been moved to the President’s Office from the Prime Minister’s Office. He said that investors have been complaining of unnecessary bureaucracy and most of them are discouraged to invest in the country due to unnecessary delays of permits and other documents. … Read more

SIM card registration (Tanzania 2020)

It is mandatory for users and owners of SIM cards in Tanzania to register by 30 June 2020 biometrically with their respective mobile network operators or authorised distributors, agents or dealers by using a National Identity Card or a National Identity Number (as per Electronic and Postal Communications (SIM Card Registration) Regulations 2020). If not duly registered then … Read more

Bail in Tanzania – Section 148(5) Criminal Procedure Act

We understand that the High Court of Tanzania ruled on 18 May 2020 that Section 148(5) Criminal Procedure Act (which denies bail to accused persons) is unconstitutional being in contravention of Articles 13 (Right to Life) and 15 (Right to Personal Freedom) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania (see Dickson Paulo Sanga … Read more

Tanzania Coronavirus Travel Restrictions – March 2020

By a Notice dated 23 March 2020, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania instituted additional measures with a goal of limiting the spread of coronavirus. These measures include: All individuals currently residing in the United Republic of Tanzania are strongly advised to postpone all non-essential travel to other countries due to regional and global … Read more