Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: MP Stresses Strict Management of Public Funds

Namtumbo — NAMTUMBO Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Vita Kawawa, has stressed the need for discipline in the management of public funds if the constituency is to achieve the set development goals.

Mr Kawawa said only discipline in financial management of public funds by those entrusted with the management of development projects would ensure that all projects were completed on time.

He said municipal officials had to be keen on the management of public funds, warning that should the set goals not be met they would be taken to task. "You must make sure that the development funds are channelled to the set areas and not otherwise," he cautioned.

He said development projects which he wanted to see completed as scheduled included schools, laboratories, dispensaries and water. Mr Kawawa said he would spend most of his time to inspect projects to ensure that they were up to standard and were value for money.

He also called for transparency in the use of public funds so that the people felt to be part and parcel of the projects, adding that they should reject any project that was substandard. He said lack of transparency led to projects ending half way since the people would not contribute more, as they believed that their funds were being embezzled.

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