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Modern furniture distributed to all Press Clubs

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 High-ranking leaders of Press Clubs based in Lake Zone Regions Tabora, Dodoma, Mwanza and Shinyanga admiring pieces of Furniture on display, before receiving them from UTPC Executive Director, Mr. Abubakar Karsan (left) in Mwanza on 18th December 2015.

Union of Tanzania Press Clubs (UTPC), in its capacity as an umbrella body,  has started distributing pieces of furniture to all 27 Press Clubs, scattered all over United Republic of Tanzania, with effect from 18th December, 2015.

A total of six Press Clubs based in Lake Zone Regions of Mwanza, Mara, Kagera and Shinyanga and those of Tabora and Dodoma, constitute the first batch of recipients of three chairs and a table each.

High – ranking office bearers of the aforesaid Press Clubs who received the furniture at the brief handing – over ceremony, held at UTPC premises along Balewa Road, in Mwanza City, include Mara Regional Press Club (MRPC) Secretary, Ms Pendo Mwakyembe and Kagera Press Club (KPC) Vice – Chair, Ms Jane Lwomile.

Others are Ms Rachel Kibwete who is Central Press Club (CPC) Vice - Chair, Chair of Shinyanga Press Club (SPC), Mr Kadama Malunde, Tabora Press Club (TBPC) Secretary, Mr William Mahimbo and Mwanza Press Club (MPC) Treasurer, Ms Pauline David.

Speaking shortly before handing over the modern furniture, UTPC Executive Director, Abubakar Karsan hinted that the exercise was strictly in compliance with an Activity Plan, 2015 and that phase II distribution to the remaining 21 Press Clubs is to take place with as immediate effect as possible.  

However, in apparent reference to the past experience, Mr Karsan cautioned them about abusing their offices by unilaterally hoarding Press Clubs equipment so that other members will not make use of them.

As regional development entry points, , he stressed, Press Clubs ought to utilize the equipment and other office valuables, provided by the donors and well-wishers, with the aim of fulfilling set sacred servant hood obligations as per President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli’s famous “Hapa Kazi Tu” slogan.

“You can only do so successfully if you relentlessly uncover social evils, highlight peoples’ nation – building efforts, help Government of the day live to Tanzanians’ higher expectations and uphold professional ethics, to mention but a few”, the Executive Director contended.

Welcoming the Press Clubs leaders earlier on, UTPC Programme Officer responsible for Administration and Procurement, Ms Hidla Kileo said four newly – founded Press Clubs of Njombe, Geita, Katavi and Simiyu would, later on, be provided with four table computers, a laptop, a radio receiver, a photocopier, a video camera, a still camera, a projector and its screen, a printer, a lamination and a binding machine each, in addition to 10 pieces of chair and a table.

“This is all aimed at enabling them to match for the older 23 Press Clubs in terms of keeping abreast of current situation”, she emphasized


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UTPC Executive Director, Mr. Abubakar Karsan (right)  handing pieces of furniture over to Ms. Pendo Mwakyembe, Secretary of Mara Regional Press Club (MRPC) at short ceremony,  held in Mwanza on 18th December 2015.


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