22 January 2013

Tanzania: CCM for New Strategy to Fight Graft

THE best approach to end institutional corruption is to come up with strategies that will root out the vice altogether instead of just punishing those caught for graft.

Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Ideology and Publicity Secretary, Mr Nape Nnauye stressed on the need to punish corrupt individuals as a way to address corruption, called on the need for a holistic approach in fighting the vice.

Mr Nnauye was speaking in Dar es Salaam on the party's 36th anniversary to be celebrated at the national level at Lake Tanganyika grounds in Kigoma on February 3. He noted that even China which tackled the problem by killing corrupt individuals has still not been able to root it out.

"Without proper infrastructure to handle the problem, punishing corrupt individuals alone in political parties or any other institution will not yield the best results, there will still be corrupt people," he said when responding to questions from journalists.

Earlier, Mr Nnauye noted that various activities will be undertaken in the days leading to the party's anniversary celebrations across the country, from January 31 to February 2, this year. On January 31, the party's youth wing will conduct various social activities which include cleaning the environment and planting trees.

On February 1, the party's parents wing will engage in social activities including planting trees and partake in development projects such as construction of dispensaries, classrooms and teachers houses. CCM women's wing (UWT) will on February 2 engage in cleaning the environment, planting trees, visiting the sick in hospitals and health centres, visiting women groups, participating in income generating projects and evaluate the party's participation in general elections for the past 36 years.

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