DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzania President John Magufuli on Friday assured the youth in
the country that he will put back on track the Father of Nation
Julius Nyerere’s principles and principles of the ruling party
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).
"I have decided to ensure that these principles are back on
track and this mission must be realized.
"I need your support," Magufuli who is also CCM national
chairman told the members of the CCM Youth Wing from Dar es
Salaam universities who have camped at the Mwalimu Nyerere
The president urged the youth to turn up in big numbers and
vie for various posts during the party’s elections slated for
later this year.
"You should not get worried about bribery that was
characteristic in previous party elections because this time
nobody will be allowed to bribe voters.
"And those found giving bribe will not be nominated by the
party," Magufuli assured the youth.
Magufuli also said he has all information about CCM members
who have illegally acquired the party’s assets.
"When the right time comes I will take appropriate measures
against them," said the president in a statement issued by the
Directorate of Presidential Communications at State House.
He praised the youth for their patriotism and urged them to
support the reforms sweeping across the country, including the
war on graft, measures aimed at cutting down lavish spending and
the crackdown on ghost workers, the purchase of commercial
aircraft and the industrialization drive.
On taking over the leadership of CCM last year, Magufuli
vowed to root out corruption in the party, saying there would be
"no mercy" for anyone giving or taking bribes.
He said corruption was most rampant in Tanzania during
elections and promised to "have no mercy on those who give or
Magufuli said he would reform the CCM, including helping it
attain financial independence to avoid a reliance on campaign
contributions from business executives. Enditem.
Tanzania official claims formerly
create over one million jobs after revival
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
More than one million
Tanzanians will be employed by 25 formerly dormant industries to
be reclaimed by by the government after their revival, an
official said on Saturday.
The revival of the industries that were reclaimed after
investors failed to develop them for over 20 years will be
jointly funded by the country’s social security funds, said
Meshack Bandawe, secretary of the Tanzania Social Security
Bandawe said TSSA will team up with the National Health
Insurance Fund, the Parastatal Pensions Fund, the National
Social Security Fund , the Workers Compensation Fund and the
Zanzibar Social Security Fund to invest in the reclaimed
"The funds will be mandated to revive some of the dormant
industries and construct new factories in Kilimanjaro, Iringa,
Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza, Simiyu, Kagera and Coast regions,"
In line with the national development plan 2025, which is
geared to transform Tanzania into a semi-industrialized middle
income nation, President John Magufuli had in March last year
directed social security funds to invest in industries.
Bandawe said feasibility studies for 15 industries have been
completed, while studies on the other 10 industries will be
completed within a short time.
"We have started to implement some of the projects.
"Our target is to ensure that all the factories become
operative before 2019," said Bandawe.
On Aug. 10, Tanzanian authorities announced the repossession
of 10 privatized industries after they had been dormant for 20
Minister for Industries, Trade and Investment Charles Mwijage
invited interested investors to apply for fresh acquisition of
He warned owners of five other industries and gave them a
grace period until Aug. 22 to correct weaknesses or return the
factories to the government.
The repossession of the industries by the government came
after President Magufuli ordered the minister to reclaim them.
Earlier this month, Magufuli said there were 197 dormant
industries in the country.
"We made mistakes when we privatized the industries," said
On July 27, the government said it had started looking for
investors to develop industries which it has repossessed from
investors who abandoned them after privatization.