The aerial view of Tabora Town, its very beautiful. For those who have been in Tabora, they would imagine not only on the topology but by the compassionate of the Wanyamwezi.
Tabora town can be accessed mainly by railways from Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kigoma and Singida. By road you can reach reach Tabora from Kigoma through Malagalasy to Kaliua, Urambo then Tabora or from Mbeya (Chunya) to Ipole, Sikonge then Tabora and from Nzega which is a central point to and from other Regions on the north east.
There is almost a daily flight to/from Tabora and the airport of Tabora has all the necessary facilities to meet your traveling requirements. Welcome to Tabora.


Picha ya angani ya mji wa Tabora. inakumbusha mambo mengi hasa ukarimu wa wanyamwezi na mji wao. Mji wa Tabora ni mzuri sana. Unaweza kufika Tabora hasa kwa kutumia njia maarufu ya Reli, kwa ndege na kwa barabara.



Hoteli ya Tabora au Maarufu kama Tabora Hoteli ni moja kati ya Hoteli za mwanzo kujengwa na kutoa huduma bora za daraja la juu kwa mkoa wa Tabora. Ni hoteli ya Ki-historia. Awali Hoteli hii ilikuwa inamilikiwa na Shirika la Reli Tanzania (TRC) kwa miaka mingi kabla ya kuuzwa kwa wamiliki Binafsi ambao bado wanaiendesha kwa ubora.
Uyui inaikumbuka hoteli hii ambayo iko karibu na Shule ya Sekondari ya Kazima kuwa ni miongoni mwa sehemu chache za burudani zilizokuwa zinatoa burudani mkoa hapo

A Clinic at Tabora

A Clinic in Tabora, Tanzania, East Africa
Planning for St Philip’s Clinic began in 1999 as an initiative of the Anglican Diocese of Tabora in Tanzania , with the aim of establishing health care facilities within the diocese. The clinic was opened in 2001 and serves a population of 2 million in the wider region and 200,000 in the Tabora municipality. People from the far reaches of the region seek treatment at this clinic because of high quality service. The work involves clinics for general outpatients, people living with HIV/aids and maternity patients.

Out patients waiting to be seen in the HIV/AIDS clinic.
The Diocese covers 96,000 Sq km of rural western Tanzania, or about one tenth of the area of mainland Tanzania. Most people are involved in subsistence agriculture and are amongst the poorest people on the planet. The Diocese ministers to the whole person through evangelism, training and development. St Philip’s clinic comes under the Development Department of the Diocese.
Dr Ruth Hulser, seconded from CMS (Church Mission Society) UK, is in charge of the clinic and early in 2009 wrote about 4 miracles.
Miracle 1 occurred at a time of acute staff shortage and work overload. A doctor rang from UK to say he could arrive in one week and to ask if there would be work for him. He arrived in one week, a miracle when compared with the usual 6-12 months that it normally takes for new staff to arrive. Dr Jim, a retired GP, carried a large part of the medical burden at a time when Dr Ruth truly needed help.
Miracle 2 came the day Jim arrived. Ruth had watched many people die of HIV/AIDS but had no means of helping them. Only 10% of those infected with the virus accepted referral to the regional hospital. Out of the blue, the government invited three staff members to a seminar to prepare for certification of an HIV/AIDS centre, to be run from the Tabora Clinic. This approval included free government drug supplies of antiretroviral therapy. Ruth wrote,
“Since our return, we have started the new service – despite the fact that we have no funding for staff, no real space (we move beds out of a ward for every clinic) and borrow furniture. There is no stationery, but we do have the drugs.”
Miracle 3 the paralysed raised to walk again!
A 14 year old boy, Luka, with untreated epilepsy, had a fit and fell out of a tree, breaking his neck. He walked 10 km to hospital where the fracture wasn’t diagnosed and returned home. After 2 months his father tried to “straighten” his neck, resulting in complete paralysis. They took him back to hospital – on a bike – where an x-ray was taken but no treatment given except medicine for epilepsy.

Miracle boy Luka, paralysed in bed and later walking
When Ruth saw the x-ray she said that his neck and head appeared to be totally disconnected and that he also had malaria and pneumonia. It was unbelievable that he was still alive and they gave the family no hope for survival. However, they treated his malaria and pneumonia, arranged various items of equipment and tried to teach his mother to care for him. Ruth asked her home church to pray. Neurosurgeons in UK advised about fixing the head to prevent it moving and causing further damage. The boy slowly began to improve.
Ruth wrote,
“I cried again when I saw him get up and walk after more than 3 months in bed. God pulled Luka back from the brink, not only from death (as he should have really died in that fall) but also from permanent paralysis: an African with development delay, socially outcast because of both this and his epilepsy, and also unlikely to become socially or politically “relevant”, the least of the least by the world’s reckoning. But if God can and will do that for Luka, can not you and I also be sure of His redeeming mercies, His miraculous powers and His will/ready love to relieve us and set us free as well?”
Miracle 4: the car
“we never expected firstly a car or secondly a new car. But we have it…all the staff are thanking God for it and praying for it to become a blessing to all whom we serve.”
In subsequent correspondence, MMA discovered that privacy and soundproofing in the area designated for the new clinic for HIV/AIDS patients had been semi-achieved with curtains and a radio. Extra space had been provided by cutting windows and a door in an old shipping container. MMA asked if they had thought of extending the outpatient area to make a room for the new clinic and what would be the cost for such a building. The answer came back that “it would be a godsend to have a purpose built room”. The cost of the room, furniture and salaries of 2 counsellors for 2 years will cost $35,000.
After notifying Ruth of MMA’s decision to fund this work, she responded:” I am totally flabbergasted: we have not at all counted on this: and yes we need this! It is amazing and a great gift to further our work!”
St Philip’s Clinic in Tabora is receiving funding from MMA’s Bequest Fund.
Photos provided by Dr Ruth Hulser with permission to use for information and fundraising

TRL business plan unveiled in House (Railways to be improved)

The government yesterday made public a new business plan for improving services on the central railway line to be implemented by the interim Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) management.

Transportation Deputy Minister Dr Athuman Mfutakamba announced the plan in the National Assembly here when responding to a question posed by Mpanda Urban MP (Chadema), Said Amour Arfi.

The MP had wanted to know the plan for resumption of ordinary daily train services between Dar es Salaam and upcountry regions, including Tabora, Kigoma, Rukwa and Mwanza.

He said TRL was facing shortages of working facilities resulting in inefficiency.

Dr Mfutakamba said his ministry in collaboration with RAHCO and the interim TRL management had drawn up the business plan to ensure that train services resume as soon as possible.

He said the business plan, among other things, involved improvement of railway infrastructure as well as procurement of train engines, plants and other essential equipment.

The deputy minister said the plan needs about 503.94bn/- in three years. “This amount will enable the company to purchase new engines and new communication plants for reviving the train services,” he said.

Meanwhile, Transportation Minister Omar Nundu told the House when responding to a supplementary question from Bariadi East MP (UDP), John Cheyo, that about 63bn/- is needed for revamping TRL operations.

He said the government was trying its best to improve train services and that it had already withdrawn its shares on RITES.

“Currently, there are only two trips to Kigoma every week. Services to places like Mwanza will resume by June. We want to have three trips and later this year reach five,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rites Ltd of India, which was contracted to manage the TRL operations, has started to move out of the company’s offices—to pave the way for indigenous managers to take charge.

This comes after termination of the TRL contract, following persistent outcry and complaints by legislators and ordinary people over the deterioration of the rail transport services.

Cargo and passenger services had been declining because of poor management.

Dar es Salaam Zonal TRAWU Chairmain Jomo Lema confirmed to The Guardian yesterday in an exclusive interview that there were clear positive indications that Rites management was now quitting, as par the agreement with the government.

He further explained that the government had promised the workers union two days ago that Rites Ltd management would start packing today (yesterday) to allow the interim management to oversee operations of TRL.

Recently, the Central committee of Tanzania Railway Workers Union (TRAWU) gave the government one week to remove Rites Management from Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL).


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