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Tanzania: Tanzania’s new President John Pombe Magufuli


Tanzania on Thursday got a new fifth president - Dr. John Magufuli - at a time at the same time as the people of this African country are excited and waiting eagerly to see this new president fulfilling his promise to uproot corruption and replace discipline within Tanzanian government departments.

Dr. Magufuli, the former Minister for Works and who has proven to be a tough no-nonsense public official during his tenure in office before elected into the highest post in Tanzania, was sworn in on Thursday to lead this country for the next five years.

Standing as a newcomer to Tanzania’s politics, Dr. Magufuli was picked in a amaze as a presidential candidate for the ruling CCM party. He becomes the fifth president of Tanzania next independence from Britain 54 years ago.

The former science teacher and a scientist cum politician, Dr. Magufuli has promised to bring about discipline and stamp out bribery, embezzlement, and irresponsibility within government departments.

Tanzanians are as well expecting him to pounce on public officials and businessmen who have robbed Tanzania through offshore accounts, a situation which has widened the gap between the haves and the have-nots - a scenario seemed to catalyze breach of law, hence, breaking the existing peace persisting in this country.

Speaking during his campaign rallies, Dr. Magufuli promised the Tanzanian voters to see him executing his duties to bring about development in Tanzania through hard work.

Theft of public money and inefficiency within the Tanzania government have led to the collapse of companies, inclunding this country’s national airline, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), which this new president has promised to revive.

Lack of money from the government had greatly affected tourism marketing, though it is the current leading economic sector in Tanzania. Tourism marketing has been allocated with meager annual budgets despite all opportunities available within this crucial industry.

Dr. Magufuli vowed during his well-attended campaign rallies that he will at no time spare government officials failing to execute their duties with promptness.

Corruption in Tanzania remains the biggest problem, which has engulfed this African country into abject poverty, ignorance, and injustice, bringing Tanzania part the squandered nations of Africa.

Speaking about corruption part the world nations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said ending corruption is vital to efforts to achieve sustainable development.

He told the world's major anti-corruption forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, that ending corruption and bribery is crucial for achieving the 2030 Schedule for Sustainable Development adopted in September by Member States to wipe out poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate over the next 15 years

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