CITY fathers have been directed to label motorcycles used for commercial purposes in a bid to collect revenues, strengthen the quality of service and cut down the number of accidents.
The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Saidi Meck Sadiki, said this while addressing the Regional Consultative Council (RCC) in the city on Friday. In a speech read on his behalf by the Ilala District Commissioner, Mr Raymond Mushi, Sadiki said the tax collection systems were poor hence causing loss of revenue.
"This has weakened the capacity of local governments to provide communities with social services," he said. The Regional Administrative Assistant Secretary- Health, Ms Victoria Bura, told the council that the government should review the policy on health so that pregnant women should contribute towards services they get.
She also said that instead of offering free medical services to children under the age of five years, the policy should reduce the years to two. Ms Bura added that the government should allow municipalities to use income collected from health services to pay for extra duty allowances to motivate medical staff. She also advised the council to introduce a regional health fund to facilitate health service provision and that the city council should use health stakeholders to contribute towards the fund.
Ms Theresia Mmbando, who is the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), said that hostels should be built for secondary schools located on the outskirts of the city to curb transport challenges facing students. "The National Examination Council of Tanzania should also inform students on the grading system," she stated.