The President of Tanzania insisted on Mayr connected a lot of districts with FOC project and we expect to cover the remaining 11 regions by the end of this year and the remaining districts by June 2013”. Completion of the ICT infrastructure backbone project will ensure connectivity from the village level with ICT to the cities.Also the community access points were expected to be established in the colleges,universities,secondary and primary schools. Research centers, post offices, hospitals, local government departments as well as central government were connected. On the same month, 2012 the President launched the “Tanzania Beyond Tomorrow” program aiming at rolling-out computer based teaching program in public schools and is expected to cover about 4000 secondary schools in Tanzania. That program was supported by international organizations and the ministry of education to carter the demands. Moreover, the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology facilitated the establishment of multipurpose tele-centres in the country since 1999. Currently this Ministry in collaboration with Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), International Telecommunication Union (ITU),Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other public and private organizations managed to introduce a number of tele-centres in various regions. They are operating under non-governmental organizations and other development partners. Also in 2007, the ministry of science, communication and technology established the National Innovation Systems (NIS) under UNESCO support.Its 2012 that “...we have so far implementation aimed at ensuring sustainable growth and improving living conditions to most of the people in the country. The main question one may need to get answers and the remaining districts by June 2013”. Completion of from, is how far all these initiatives brought relief to the people of Tanzania in the aspect socio-economic development?.

ICT Situation Analysis of the selected Regions

Arusha and Manyara regions with 86,108 km2 consist of thirteen (13) districts including Arusha city council, Arusha District council, karatu district, Meru district, Babati district, President launched the “Tanzania Beyond Tomorrow” Babati rural district, Hanang district, Monduli district, Ngorongoro District, Longido District Council, Mbulu District, Simanjiro District and Kiteto District. These regions consist of a population of over three million and five hundred (3,500,000) people. Most of its people live in the rural areas and conduct number of activities including agriculture, business, animal husbandry, fishing and tourism. Despite the efforts made by the Government on ICT initiatives to its people, yet the selected regions has been facing a number of challenges including lack of access to information on agriculture, health, education, business and environment.All these challenges necessitated the project team to conduct the research subject to the information that was available at hand on the Government initiatives that has been done so far.The project consisted of the following objectives intended to be achieved: Identifying the development, deployment and enhancement of network infrastructure,devices and contents to support information dissemination;Understanding the applications used and solutions taken towards supporting information dissemination; Carrying out field-based activities that will provide information on the availability and effectiveness of ICT in resolving environmental and social-economic challenges in Arusha and Manyara regions.