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UTPC Committees, Board meetings and MGM held in Mwanza

Board 2Committees, Board and Members General Meetings, constituting part and parcel of Union of Tanzania Press Clubs’ (
UTPC’s) decision-making processes, all convened in Mwanza between 4th and 6th November, 2013, well ahead of a Members General Meeting or General Assembly.

This was the 16th time that Committees and Board meetings were held, involving 10 Members of Board of Directors who had actively played their oversight and directive roles in an efficient and effective manner, led by their President, Mr. Kenneth Simbaya, strictly in line with UTPC Constitution.

Then, there followed an annual Members General Meeting (MGM), held for the 6th time in the UTPC’s history on 8th November, 2013, bringing together over 60 members from 23 Press Clubs, scattered all over United Republic of Tanzania.

Under the supervision of Board of Directors, the MGM,held at JB Belmonte Hotel, housed in NSSF building, along Kenyatta Road in Mwanza, was well attended by Press Clubs Chairpersons, Secretaries and Treasurers and /or their respective deputies.

Adding inputs to the 73-page on Activities Implementation for 2012, focused on both narrative and financial areas., submitted  to the MGM earlier on, UTPC Executive Director, Mr. Abubakar Karsan acknowledged that achievements realized, notwithstanding, there have also been some challenges, whose answers are enshrined in the new Strategic Plan 2014-2018.

He mentioned some of the answers as revival of a defunct Trade Union for the Journalists (TUJ), mobilization of more Press Clubs members, purchasing modern office furniture for the Press Clubs and organizing more training courses for both office-bearers and members of the said journalist associations. 

In her rejoinder, UTPC Vice President, Ms Jane Mihanji, responding to additional questions from the floor, emphasized that Press Clubs’ future would hinge on how much disciplined they are in terms of adhering to financial regulations.

She noted that non retirement of funds disbursed to Press Clubs, after having implemented given activities, only poses a potential threat to the very existence of the journalist associations in particular and UTPC itself in general.

At this juncture, many speakers put some questions to the Board of Directors and UTPC Secretariat about some sections of the report to which the authorities had responded satisfactorily.

Ultimately, the General Assembly did receive, adopt and subsequently endorse the aforesaid annual report as an authentic document.

Earlier on, Chairpersons of 12 Press Clubs were presented certificates of attendance, on behalf of their fellow office-bearers, after having completed four-day training on Leadership Skills & Financial Management.

The Clubs include those of Kilimanjaro, Coast, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Shinyanga, Mara, Mwanza, Kagera, Kigoma, Arusha, Tanga and Tabora

Meanwhile, mid-way through the meeting’s first phase, a Senior Manager of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Mwanza office, Mr. Celestine Mganga, seized the rare opportunity to stipulate a particular modality according to which practitioners countrywide can be registered as NHIF beneficiaries.

The induction comes at the right time when Tanzania’s mass communicators (journalism practitioners) just find themselves operating in an awful, contemptible, volatile and hostile environment, under which some of them have been beaten up, tortured or even killed in the recent past.

The brief induction, according to the majority of the enthusiastic audience, has been meaningful, indeed, judging from a wide range of quite interesting questions about the NHIF’s roles, functions and the like, put to the speaker shortly after his lecture.

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Coast Region Pr...
Coast Region Press Club (CRPC) Chairperson, Mr. Masau Bwire (left) receiving certificates of attendance, on behalf of his fellow Club members, from UTPC President, Mr. Kenneth Simbaya, upon completion of training on Leadership Skills and Financial Ma Coast Region Press Club (CRPC) Chairperson, Mr. Masau Bwire (left) receiving certificates of attendance, on behalf of his fellow Club members, from UTPC President, Mr. Kenneth Simbaya, upon completion of training on Leadership Skills and Financial Ma
Media Club of K...
Media Club of Kilimanjaro (MECKI) Chairperson, Mr. Rodrick Makundi (left) receiving certificates of attendance, on behalf of his fellow Club members, from UTPC President, Mr. Kenneth Simbaya, upon completion of training on Leadership Skills and Finan Media Club of Kilimanjaro (MECKI) Chairperson, Mr. Rodrick Makundi (left) receiving certificates of attendance, on behalf of his fellow Club members, from UTPC President, Mr. Kenneth Simbaya, upon completion of training on Leadership Skills and Finan
UTPC General As...
UTPC General Assembly members following closely proceedings of the meeting, held at Mwanza’s JB Belmonte Hotel on 8th November, 2013 UTPC General Assembly members following closely proceedings of the meeting, held at Mwanza’s JB Belmonte Hotel on 8th November, 2013

 

 

 

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