Friday, November 27, 2015

Tanzania’s New President Is Not Smiling! He Is Making Sure Every Kobo Is Spent Rightly… READ

Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president.

John Magufuli has implemented a series of austerity steps since being sworn in on Nov. 5, including canceling independence day festivities and restricting foreign travel by officials.

The president's chief secretary "has prohibited the printing of Christmas and New Year cards at the government's expense," the presidency said in a statement. "Anyone who wants to print those cards should do so at his or her own personal cost."

"The funds set aside for the cards should be used to pay off debts that government ministries, departments and institutions owe citizens and other creditors for goods and services rendered or should be directed towards other priority areas," it said.


Last week, Magufuli ordered the sum of about $100,000 that had been set aside for a party to mark the opening of parliament should be used instead to buy hospital beds at Tanzania's main hospital, after he found patients sleeping on the floor.

The president has issued a raft of instructions to curb government spending, winning praise from citizens of the nation of 47 million or so. The public have long complained about officials who they say abuse office in the poor nation.


Underscoring his popularity since winning, Twitter hashtags associated with the president, such as #WhatWouldMagufuliDo, have quickly become top trending topics among social network users in East Africa.

19 comments:

  1. Nice more, no need for avoidable and unnecessary spending

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  2. I thought Buhari is the best, but this one is better

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  3. I thought Buhari is the best, but this one is better

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  4. Sai Baba is doing the same thing here in Nigeria and you bloggers won't write anything about it.

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  5. That is so nice of him

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  6. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    This is exactly what every sincere leader would do
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  7. Another version of Buhari........Carry go man...lol

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  8. waoh nice move... this is the best

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  9. Lool. This is just too much abeg.

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  10. Lucky people, God don bless them with better president

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  12. Curbing unnecessary expenses is d new thing for African leaders now. Nice one!

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  13. African presidents are now feeling the change

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