Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

12 December 2013

Tanzania: 'Maisha Plus' Winner to Get 20m/-

Morogoro — THE new season of the 'Maish Plus 2014' competition which involves youths was unveiled at Kingolwira in Morogoro region on Tuesday and the winner will be awarded 20m/-.

The 'Maisha Plus' and 'Shujaa wa Chakula' contests were jointly launched by the Movemero District Commissioner, Anthony Mtaka, at Sister Martha Wasu's centre. Sister Martha is the reigning champion of the 'Shujaa wa Chakula' competition which involves female peasants.

This year's winner will pocket 25m/- to help her sustain her agricultural activities. Mtaka urged the youth to avoid aiming to get rich in a short time as that will lead them into trouble as they might be used in illicit drugs business.

He asked them to engage in agriculture and be patient in their endeavour to become wealthy as there is no shortcut to prosperity. Mtaka said he is ready to allocate land to youth in his district provided they form groups.

On her part, NSister Martha said some youth want to farm and yield good fruits instantly, something that is not possible. She reminded them that agriculture needs one to be patient and that life is a long and arduous journey.

'Maisha Plus' and 'Shujaa wa Chakula' participation forms can be collected in various areas and the deadline for returning them is next month.

Successful candidates will then assemble in camp. During the launch Oxfam, who are sponsors of the two contests, unveiled 'Feed The Future' (FTF) report.

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