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Shilling hits record low despite BoT intervertion

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    By Alawi Masare
    The Citizen Reporter
    Dar es Salaam. The shilling hit a new, all-time low at Sh1,750 against the dollar yesterday despite last week’s central bank intervention meant to stop further depreciation. Bankers said the markets closed at 1,755.The weakening of the local currency for a fourth consecutive trading day, after minimal gains early last week has been attributed to an increase in demand for foreign currency from importers.Others said panic buying of forex by dealers at midday yesterday also contributed to the declining of the shilling. Experts say the freefalling shilling pushes commodity prices higher, making it harder for low-income earners to make ends meet.
    The currency had gained as much as 0.6 per cent and traded at Sh1,685.5 against the dollar last Monday. It then reached Sh1,722.5 on Wednesday and lost further on Friday to trade at Sh1,733 against the dollar.
    Bankers said they expect the weakening trend to continue to the end of the year as importers of both raw materials and oil build their stock and meet rising demand.
    “There has been an increase in the use of oil because of the power crisis that necessitates the use of generators as alternative sources of power. The government must find a lasting solution to the power crisis,” said NBC managing director Lawrence Mafuru.
    NMB treasury director Aziz Chacha said low supply of the greenback to the market is also to blame for the battering that the shilling is undergoing.
    “The demand of the dollar is not met by ample supply, so we expect the shilling to weaken even further,” he said.
    He said despite the expected decline, the shilling would strengthen towards the end of the month as firms convert forex to meet tax obligations – an activity that results to creating additional supply of foreign currency.
    Demand for foreign currency during same period tends to slow down as the concentration shifts to ensuring tax obligations are met.
    “The primary trend is for a weaker shilling. However increased supply and low demand at the end of the month could strengthen the currency,” he noted.The weakening of the shilling persists despite the Bank of Tanzania’s move to stop further decline starting last week, after months of hesitation.
    Commercial banks and other forex dealers were obliged to release some of the foreign currency they had as their capital reserve (net open exposure requirement) were reduced to 10 per cent from 20.
    BoT also started reducing the supply of the shilling in the economy by taking in 10 per cent of the billions of shillings of government money, which is kept as deposit in commercial banks. The bank rate was raised to 9.58 per cent from 7.58 per cent.
    Economists say low supply of the shilling would push down the demand of foreign currencies, which is one of the causes for the weakening of local currency.
    The central bank said the policy moves it had initiated would bring relief to the falling currency, but economists and bankers said the measures were “merely cosmetic”.
    They suggested dealing with the main issues that are troubling the economy, such as low exports and power cuts.
    They also warn that measures to tighten liquidity would result in high lending rates, thus increasing the cost of financing to the private sector. This is unhealthy to economic growth, they caution.
    “The central bank wants to reduce money from circulation, but this would result in higher rates across the board and that is not healthy to the economy,” Mr Mafuru had said.
    Dr Semboja Haji of the University of Dar es Salaam economics department termed the BoT actions as “cosmetic measures” aimed at stabilising the currency for a short term while the long-term economic problem was not addressed.

    According to him, the current situation is a sign of microeconomic imbalance that may take the country back to an economic crisis.
    “We have diverted from the direction we had taken to 2008 and actually the way our economy is performing is the same as the performance in 30 years back. This is not the problem with the central bank alone as there are many factors contributing to the situation we are in,” Dr Semboja had told The Citizen in an interview over the weekend.
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  2. Saint Ivuga

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    where is our gvt?
     
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    here their sir!( wako hapa mkuu)
     
  4. TIMING

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    This is serious aisee

    Mungu wangu!!
     
  5. KIDESELA

    KIDESELA Senior Member

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    Dah hali inatisha sana kwa nini wasi resign tu hawa jamaa hivi hawana macho?
     
  6. Katavi

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    Mmmh! Sijui tunaelekea wapi!
     
  7. AshaDii

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    Kweli hali ni mbaya.... Dah!
     
  8. Oxlade-Chamberlain

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    Sisdhani kama serikali inajua maana ya shilingi kushuka thamani.
     
  9. SOBY

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    Hata rais wetu akiwa Putin, Shilingi haitakuwa na thamani bila kupunguza matumizi yetu ya mafuta.
     
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    tumezidi sana kununua sana vitu nje wakati tuna vitu vyetu vizuri (in some cases). tusipodhibiti dollar demand lazima hali itazidi kuwa mbaya. lazima tutengeneze bidhaa hapa tanzania na tununue vitu vyetu. kwa nini madini yasiwe processed hapa na kuuza final products nje? kwa nini serikali iagize furniture nje ya nchi wakati makampuni kama MARIDADI timberwork wanatengeneza fenicha nzuri!!

    lastly, Mh JK naye apunguze safari za nje ili kuonyesha mfano ya kupunguza dollar demand!!.

    lastly, Mkullo is not a visionary and technocrat wa kutusaidi kama nchi!
     
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    Taifa la kulalamika, Rais analalamika, Waziri wa Fedha analalamika, Gavana wa Benki Kuu analalamika, sisi wananchi tunalalamika. No body wants to take action. Tatizo ni kwanini Shilingi inashuka thamani linajulikana, but no body wants to take action, tuko bize tunalalamika.
    Mungu ibariki Tanzania.
     
  12. Mwalimu

    Mwalimu JF-Expert Member

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    Haya ndio matatizo ya kuweka siasa katika kila kitu...matokeo yake mpaka Gavana ambaye ungetegemea atumie utaalamu wake kutatua tatizo nae anapiga siasa tu!

    Kudhibiti shilingi isishuke thamani inawezekana kabisa ila hawa waheshimiwa hawataki, sababu ni hii...wanafaidika na $ kuwa juu, wana majumba wanakodisha kwa $ pamoja na biashara nyingine nyingi zinazowaingizia $.

    Tukiamua tunaweza kabisa kuanza kwa kufanya haya:
    -kupiga marufuku matumizi ya $ ndani ya nchi, kila kitu kiuzwe kwa shilingi
    -Kudhibiti bureau ktk biashara ya kutuma $ nje ya nchi
    -Kupunguza matumizi makubwa ya serikali kama ununuzi wa magari, mafuta etc
    -Kudhibiti uingizwaji wa bidhaa zinazozalishwa hapa nchini
    -Kuongeza export za bidhaa zetu kwenda nje
     
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    Kenya na Uganda pia wana tatizo kama hili lakini ukiangalia jitihada wanazofanya zinaonyesha kuwa wanajua wanachofanya.
    Hapa watu (Waziri wa fedha, bosi wake, Gavana wa BoT, na serikali) hawaonekani kufanya lolote la maana. Pia ukiangalia uchumi hakuna plana yoyote ya maana iliyopo maana hata umeme amabo ndio kama stimuli muhimu ya uchumi serikari inapamana na 'dharula' ambayo sasa inakaribia miaka 10!?
    No sustainable production
    No export
    No power
    Higher government expenditure
    Higher importation on luxuries
    ...then waweza kujua destiny yetu ni nini bila hata kufikiri sana!
     
  14. Saint Ivuga

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    nimecheka kweli...kwani umeambiwa putin anaongoza kama jk?
     
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    inasikitisha sana..............
     
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    Raisi wenu yupo Australia anabembea tu.
     
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    mwana wa africa JF-Expert Member

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    i can not imagine how worse our Tsh will value after dowan payment!
     
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    why always tanzania?, inasikitisha kwa kweli.
     
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    kama vipi tuhamie nchi ishauzwa hii..lol
     
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