(Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President John
Magufuli has called upon Tanzanians to keep up the hard work
spirit, saying the just-ended 2018 was a successful year.
"We have made major achievement in 2018,
Tanzanians should expect more this year since we are determined
to implement all our development plans accordingly," Magufuli
said in his New Year address.
The Tanzanian leader appealed to the citizens
to continue promoting peace, love and unity throughout 2019.
Magufuli called on public servants, farmers,
workers, leaders and business people to work diligently and pay
He said the country's economy is likely to
grow further in 2019 if the fight against corruption and fraud
Tanzania's economy grew by 7 percent in
between January and June, 2018, compared to 6.3 percent in the
same period in 2017.
Magufuli urged public servants to be creative
and abandon "business-as-usual syndrome," calling on them to be
confident and execute their duties in accordance with the law.
"I can see a 'new Tanzania' coming in near
future," he said.
"We must achieve our goals in 2019 as many
more good things will be done."
"We only need to unite and embrace the sense of togetherness
regardless of our tribes, age and religious beliefs," Magufuli