Category Archives: Press Releases

New CCT General Secretary

Rev. Canon Moses Matonya

Rev. Canon Moses Matonya was born on September 25, 1964 in Ikowa village in Dodoma Tanzania, being the third born out of five children of Rosemary. His father, Matonya Makunzo, passed away in 2006 leaving three wives and nineteen children.  Rev. Moses has been a full time ordained minister with the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika in Dodoma since November 1993. He is married to Ruth and they are blessed with five children, three daughters and two sons.  Currently, he

CSSC General Election Observation Report- 2015

The 2015 General Elections Observation Mission could not have been a success without cooperation from the Tanzania Christian Forum (TCF) to whom we are sincerely indebted. Specifically, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all Bishops and Heads of Ministries from CCT, CHARISMATIC, CPCT and TEC for their readiness to provide us the volunteers without whom the Observation Mission’s work would have been impossible to carry out. See the whole report below

Tamko la Viongozi wa Dini 17.09.2015

Religious Leaders at Blue Pearl Hotel on Freedom, Justice & Peace

TAMKO LA VIONGOZI WA DINI KUHUSU UHURU, HAKI NA AMANI KUELEKEA UCHAGUZI MKUU LEO TAREHE 17.09.2015 Sisi, viongozi wa dini pamoja na taasisi zinazosimamia mchakato wa uchaguzi (NEC,TAKUKURU,Polisi pamoja na Msajili wa vyama vya siasa)  tuliokutana leo tarehe 17/9/2015, tumepata nafasi ya kujadili kwa kina suala la uhuru,haki na amani kuelekea uchaguzi mkuu utakaofanyika 25/10/2015 na wajibu wa kila mdau kuhakikisha kuwa uhuru,haki na amani vinalindwa kipindi hiki.Suala la uhuru haki na amani ni wajibu wetu sisi viongozi wa dini

Civil Society Comments on the Proposed Revenue Management Act 2015

Minister of Finance Saada Mkuya, her two deputies in the background

 CIVIL SOCIETY COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED REVENUE MANAGEMENT ACT 2015  Dodoma, June 24 2015 Part Section Key  Issues Concern CSO Recommendation   II   4. Functions of the Minister Although this is set out as ‘functions’. This could be strengthened. A stronger language would responsibilities and obligations. The “Minister is responsible for overall management for the Fund”.     5 Timing of reporting The timing not specified,  Insert a provision that reads “the report on the performance shall be published

Extractive Industries Related Bills: The Tanzania CSO Extractive Industry Working Group Position


In June 16th of 2015, the Government of Tanzania tabled before the parliament three bills related to extractive industries among others under certificate of urgencies. The bills are: The Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act 2015, The Oil and Gas Revenue Management Act 2015 and the Petroleum Act 2015. To this effect, We the undersigned Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) upon receiving the copies convened and deliberated on the bills in Dares Salaam from June, 21-23rd, 2015 aiming at providing

CSO coalition(Hakirasilimali) Comments on Petroleum Bill 2015

Developments in Petroleum Industry, Mtwara Tanzania

No. Section As in the draft bill Recommendation for Amendment  Reasons for the proposal 1. 6. The Commissioner for Petroleum Affairs shall be the advisor of the Minister on policy, plans and regulations as well as the day to day administrative matters in the oil and gas subsector. T o create Deputy Commissioners with specific functions on Petroleum and/or  Energy It may be appropriate to retain and strengthen office of the Commissioner for Energy to avoid overlap  2. 7. There