Arusha Times

2003

Book ID 661

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: by Arusha times Reporters
Page Number: 255
Extract Date: February 1, 2003

St. James members threaten to form own diocese if bishop is not fired

Members of the Kaloleni based; St. James Parish, have threatened to break away from the Anglican Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro and form their own diocese if their pleas for a new Bishop are not met.

The more than 1,000 members made their stand clear during their meeting with the National Anglican Archbishop Donald Mtetema recently at the St. James Parish in Kaloleni.

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Archbishop Mtetema’s efforts to pledge with parish members for them to forgive Makundi bore no fruits as the over packed congregation drowned his voice with angry shouts.

The day was saved by Bishop Simon Chiwanga who stood up and called for a prayer which the entire parish gladly joined.

Extract ID: 3878

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: Valentine Marc Nkwame
Page Number: 258
Extract Date: 22 Feb 2003

Dutch balloon team flies over Kilimanjaro on hot air balloon

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This week, a Dutch balloon team has claimed its share of the legend by flying over Kilimanjaro with a hot air balloon.

Speaking in Arusha last weekend, the project leader, Karel Abbenes said the effort was also going to raise money for Mount Kilimanjaro cleaning campaign.

The money to be invested in cleaning up the giant land feature has been donated by a Dutch company named, Afvalverwerking Reijnmond (AVR) which specializes in ecological waste assimilation.

Abbenes and his co-pilot Willem Hijink have used the latest technological, stealth burner to pump hot air into their balloon as it is noiseless and thus can’t scare animals.

Nobody has ever attempted this undertaking before and the two balloon pilots weren’t just about to take any chances on that, so they employed two separate unit burners each with its three containers of gas.

The Royal Dutch Airline (KLM) supplied the team with regular weather reports from its KIA bound, Amsterdam flights and Dar es salaam bound KIA flights.

The fly over was done from the east side of the mountain towards the Moshi direction with a team of a Dutch Television camera crew filming the adventure.

At Moshi, the balloon team presented the cheque of "Clean up" money to the Kilimanjaro National Parks (KINAPA) authorities.

Local sponsors of the "Kilimanjaro Expedition 2003" include JMT African Heart Expeditions Limited, Bamakambi Safari Lodge and Shoprite Supermarket of Arusha.

Extract ID: 3915

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: staff writers
Page Number: 258
Extract Date: 22 Feb 2003

The Arusha Hotel: The legend continues

Once upon a time (early 1900's to be precise) there was a New Arusha Hotel. This apparently, was the one and only hotel in Arusha then a little township.

The hotel was later purchased by an American coffee farmer called ‘Kenyon Painter’ in 1927.

The hotel became a favourite home to many travelers on their journey from Cape Town to Cairo city and vice versa.

Last weekend, the mayor for Arusha; Paul Lotta Laizer was among the distinguished guests to witness the re-opening of the legendary hotel.

Formerly known as the New Arusha Hotel, The outfit has recently undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment that transformed it into the first ever Five (5) Star hotel in town.

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with all the amenities and luxury for the discerning traveler. The tropical gardens are home to many birds and exotic plants. An ideal setting for wedding receptions and outdoor functions. You can also choose to just relax and enjoy the attentive service by the heated pool.

The Arusha Hotel has 65 rooms including 2 suites, 6 deluxe rooms, 34 executive rooms and 23 twins. Elegantly furnished with en-suite bathrooms equipped with bathroom amenities and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is fitted with satellite television with a selection of channels, hair dryer and an electronic safe. All rooms have direct phones and a data port for computers for Internet access.

Buffet style breakfast and dinners with appetizing, contemporary, modern cuisine, is prepared from the "freshest produces, flavored and garnished using only the highest quality".

You can also take an aromatic tour an experience the a la carte menu.

The dining experience would be incomplete without aromatic coffees, home made desserts, followed by warm cognacs and brandy’s in "Hatari" Tavern (named after John Wayne’s Oscar winning movie, filmed here in 1962). John Wayne, popularly known as Duke, to his friends, together with Elsa Martinelli and the rest of the cast, were frequent visitors to the hotel. Hatari has a large television screen for guests to watch the latest sporting events and news, made complete with the relaxed informal and comfortable homely surroundings. Lunch in Hatari for the ‘businessmen lunch’ is not to be missed. Quick, tasty, freshly made food prepared while you wait.

On the opening day of Saturday the 15th of February, newly opened; The Arusha hotel, was glad to welcome its first clients in the persons of Larcan Lucey and Elizabeth Nou who signed in the Hotel’s oldest register book.

Sales and marketing manager; Veronicah Hawkins displayed the register book which was first signed on the 10th of October 1935 and last signed on the 29th of march 1944, before being scribbled on by the lucky two pioneer 5 star customers last weekend.

The Arusha hotel is owned by the New Arusha Hotels Limited, under the general manager; Ian Shandler.

Oh! And by the way, the hotel is situated half way between Cape town and Cairo city just in case you happened to be wondering as what exactly could the hotel’s compass emblem mean.

Extract ID: 3913

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: by staff Writer
Page Number: 268
Extract Date: 3 May 2003

TAWIRI sets in motion carnivore monitoring project

The Arusha-based, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) is currently implementing a special project on carnivore monitoring in Tanzania.

The project is being undertaken with supports from the Darwin Initiative (DI) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

The carnivore monitoring project is aimed at understanding the animals distribution, abundance plus developing a national plan for conserving threatened species such as cheetahs and wild dogs.

Director General of TAWIRI, Dr. Charles Mlingwa said this is a second project to be funded by the Darwin Initiative (DI). The first one led to drawing up of the new wildlife research agenda in Tanzania.

A carnivore monitoring project workshop was held in Arusha this week, at Impala hotel. The one day workshop was officially opened by the acting director general of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Gerard Bigurube.

Mr. Bigurube, noted that, human beings are competing with carnivores for space and dwindling resources. In view of the competition carnivores are under threatened.

Among the workshop presenters was Dr. Sarah Durant who presented papers on carnivore bio-diversity and conservation specific status of wild dogs and cheetahs.

Maurus Msuha addressed the Tanzania carnivore conservation project, Neil Baker dealt with the Tanzania birds atlas project, while both Lara Foley and Scott Harrison spoke of the use of GIS in bio-diversity monitoring.

GIS is the new Geographic Information System that stores maps digitally and linking them to databases and is the key component of the Tanzania atlas carnivore project.

Dr. George Sabuni, the TAWIRI Director of Research gave a brief background on the research institute which has five research centres at Njiro, Gombe, Kingupira, Mahale and Serengeti.

Extract ID: 4194

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: Nyamanoko Bwire
Page Number: 275
Extract Date: 20 June 2003

Arusha School wins inter-school athletics again

Student participants during the inter-school athletics event at the ISM, Arusha Campus

Arusha School has once more topped inter-school games and this time it was athletics competitions held at the Arusha Campus of International School Moshi (ISM).

The government owned English medium school, stood tall, fresh from winning yet another trophy at a cross country race held at Braeburn School two weeks ago.

One of the school pupils, Airath Mushi shone in shot put throwing in the event which had over eight athletic games.

Saint Thomas School of Moshono, new as it is, managed to top the relay race category. The school was third in the previous Braeburn cross country race.

International School of Moshi (ISM), Arusha Campus was second in the last week’s athletics events, being followed by St. Thomas, then Braeburn and finally St. Constantine.

The relay events included; 100 metres race, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres and 1500 metres races plus relays short puts and tugs of wars.

Arusha School’s own annual sports day, is expected to take place in mid-July.

Extract ID: 4301

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: Elisha Mayallah
Page Number: 275
Extract Date: 20 June 2003

Mnadani Karatu: A potential spot for tourists

A couple of weeks ago, I set out of my home to visit a friend who works at The Lake Manyara Hotel, about two hours drive away. When I reached there he suggested that we visit a nearby township called Karatu.

Karatu is small area with a population of about 100,000, mainly farmers. The local market, where people from different areas come to sell and buy, takes place on the seventh day of each month.

The famous market day is popularly known by the people in the area as ‘Mnadani Karatu' and is reached by people from as far as Ngorongoro. The range of products offered for sale at the market varies from second-hand clothes to grilled meat.

The reason for our visit, according to my host, was to taste the wonderful grilled meat. At first it sounded normal to me because Arusha is also famous for good grilled meat. But I had to wait and see what is so special with the meat at Mnadani Karatu.

We reached the market at midday and I could see a horde of people moving from one corner to another. Roughly, I could easily notice that many people were busy selecting clothes with a few buying households' items.

Similarly, sellers were busy trying to allure more customers to their business. Surely, their sales techniques were impressive, and they could real find the right words to convince people to buy. One of the cloth sellers was shouting "Dad do not spend your money drinking remember your wife and kids need clothes. Come and get a reasonable deal for your family. I also have a few give-aways for you!"

Next, was our place for the meat, and my host selected the meat, which was already on skewers. I looked around to see a charcoal burner but none could be seen. To my surprise, I was told the meat would be grilled on fire wood. I enquired how long it will take to grill the meat and whether the stick will not get burnt. I was assured that the stick will not be burnt, and needed only half an hour to find our grilled meat ready.

We walked once more around the market to pass time while our mind was fixed to the grilled meat. A few minutes later, my host suggested that we move towards the direction where our meat was being grilled. I had to walk behind my host as we crossed over different makeshift stands in the packed market.

At last, we entered a small tent, the place for eating our meat, where we were seated by a helper. Then came the man carrying our grilled meat stashed on a stick, and he gave a knife to each one of us and a plate.

My host, unlike in Arusha where I come from, told me meat-eating there was self-service. In my home area the meat is usually cut into small pieces and served in a plate. However, the Karatu style was for everybody to cut the meat from the stick and eat without making use of a plate. I enjoyed eating the meat from the stick though it was very hot.

From the sweet taste of the meat, it has made me consider a return visit to mnadani Karatu next month with my host - for our wonderful menu again!

Karatu being on the way to Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara National Park, the market at Mnadani Karatu can be good tourism attractions for tourists' who are passing by on the seventh day of each month.

Extract ID: 4298

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: Elisha Mayallah
Page Number: 275
Extract Date: 20 June 2003

Mnadani Karatu: A potential spot for tourists

A couple of weeks ago, I set out of my home to visit a friend who works at The Lake Manyara Hotel, about two hours drive away. When I reached there he suggested that we visit a nearby township called Karatu.

Karatu is small area with a population of about 100,000, mainly farmers. The local market, where people from different areas come to sell and buy, takes place on the seventh day of each month.

The famous market day is popularly known by the people in the area as ‘Mnadani Karatu' and is reached by people from as far as Ngorongoro. The range of products offered for sale at the market varies from second-hand clothes to grilled meat.

The reason for our visit, according to my host, was to taste the wonderful grilled meat. At first it sounded normal to me because Arusha is also famous for good grilled meat. But I had to wait and see what is so special with the meat at Mnadani Karatu. . . .

Extract ID: 4300

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: Nyamanoko Bwire and Staff Writer
Page Number: 275
Extract Date: 20 June 2003

SDA celebrates 100th anniversary

This week, the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church is observing its 100th Anniversary of gospel ministering and community service in Tanzania.

The church’s first team of missionaries consisting of W. Ehlers and A C. Enns from Germany, sailed into the Tanga port in early 1900s, before trekking on foot up to the Pare mountains in Kilimanjaro, where they established the first SDA mission in 1903.

From Kilimanjaro, the missionaries moved onto the Lake Victoria zone and put up another mission station in Mara region, and later Mwanza.

Today the Seventh Day Adventist faith is widely spread in Tanzania, rejoicing with over six dioceses, 1,407 churches and more than 400,000 followers.

Arusha is the national headquarters of SDA in Tanzania, with head offices located in Njiro area of the municipality.

Extract ID: 4297

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Arusha Times, 2003
Extract Author: Hamza Kalmera
Page Number: 280
Extract Date: 26 July 2003

Arusha School to invest 18m/- in sports

Arusha School, plans to invest over Tsh.18 million to renovate the English medium primary school’s sports grounds.

School headmaster, Melchior Kiduma, said the amount will also cover the cost of buying new, or replacing old sporting equipment.

Speaking during the school’s annual sports day, Kiduma said lack of proper sporting grounds and arenas and inadequate facilities in form of equipment have for quite some time been hindering extra-curricular activities at the government-owned school.

The headmaster, explained that, the money for the project come from the special extra-curriculum development fund in schools of the Ministry of Education.

However, more funds are expected to be raised from special contributions to be donated by individuals, companies and parents stakeholders of the school.

Arusha School, the first English medium primary school in Tanzania has a variety of sporting activities such as horse racing, swimming, ball games and athletics.

Extract ID: 4396

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Arusha Times, 2003
Page Number: 296
Extract Date: 15 Nov 2003

Figaro: Breathtaking display of amateur talents

The New Arusha Players wowed audiences last week with their latest play, Figaro’s Wedding; a farce based on the marriage of Figaro by the French playwright, Beaumarchais.

The story of the machinations surrounding Figaro’s marriage to his beloved Susanna, the play caught the audience’s attention from start to finish and delighted the packed audiences at ISM. The cast, all amateur actors, were directed by Michael Willis from Braeburn. He paid tribute to them,

"They are an amazingly talented group of people to work with and it was a joy to see them develop.

Some of the actors had never been on stage before and it was a polished performance in every respect, from the costumes and sets, to hairstyles and music."

The audiences loved the show and are eagerly awaiting the next performance by the New Arusha Players.

Extract ID: 4433
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