Kumbe kweli lisemwalo lipo, kama halipo linakuja. Nini madhara ya tamko hili kwa wafanyakazi wa kampuni hizo? Watanzania wengi sio wasomaji wazuri, je wakienda kiundani zaidi wana uhakika watapata wasomaji wa kutosha? Wengi tunapenda kusoma habari fupi fupi na vichwa vya habari tu. Wanaosoma habari za uchunguzi ni wachache mno. Mimi ni mmoja wa wasomaji wa Thisday na nasikitika kwamba sasa sitaweza kuwapata tena mpaka mara moja kwa wiki. By ThisDay Reporter 30th November 2009 AFTER having positioned themselves as the country's leading investigative newspapers for the past three years, Media Solutions Limited (MSL) publications THISDAY and KULIKONI newspapers, under the flagship of Voice of Transparency, will now be published weekly every Monday starting early December this year. MSL managing editor Evarist Mwitumba said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the two papers will now seek to offer more in-depth, well researched and analyzed news focusing on three areas namely good governance, rule of law and the anti-corruption crusade in the country. We are very proud to have been the pace-setters of investigative journalism in Tanzania. After three years of successful work manifested by the type of stories we have been publishing, we are now looking forward to more exhaustively analyzed stories, said Mwitumba. Adding: We at MSL are even more proud that after having pioneered investigative journalism in the country, a number of newspapers have also ventured into investigative journalism since then. The MSL chief said the two publications are determined even more to become a point of reference for the general public, academia, civil society and other institutions on a number of governance issues occurring in society. He went on to add that the weekly papers will strive to serve readers better through their contents by reporting on serious issues bearing on society at large. Remarked Mwitumba: The switch to weekly should enable readers to digest the contents for a whole week and thus get even more value for their money. On the other hand, he assured advertisers of getting wider coverage for their adverts since the papers will now be read by a wider spectrum of people and for a longer period of time unlike the daily editions. Advertisers should rest assured that the weekly editions will give them more value for their money. This is because the papers are sure to be circulated more widely and, being weekly, to be read for a longer period, he said. Mwitumba also noted that MSL will also publish special editions of its papers on specific occasions, on the sideline of the weekly editions. Established in 2006, THISDAY and KULIKONI became the first investigative newspapers in Tanzania and they have since then unearthed a number of high-profile corruption scandals in the country such as the Richmond emergency power project, the looting in the Bank of Tanzania (BoT)'s External Payment Arrears (EPA) account, among others.