Dodoma — POLITICAL will and personal efforts by President Jakaya Kikwete have been cited as factors behind the major success of the National Audit Office (NAO).
Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Mr Ludovic Utouh said over the weekend, adding that NAO would give an award to President Kikwete in its Annual Auditor Conference slated for today in Dar es Salaam.
He said that the award would be given in showing recognition and appreciation to the president's efforts in empowering the office to do its works effectively and efficiently.
"We are having an Annual Auditor General Meeting in Dar es Salaam this Monday (today), the event will be officiated by President Kikwete and in the evening we will award him in recognition to his efforts in empowering the office," he said.
He noted that during President Kikwete's term in office, NAO's budget has been increased from 9bn/- to 95bn/-. He added that NAO had no regional offices but now it has offices all over the country.
"All my staff now have modern equipment, it was a dream in the past to think that NAO officers would be moving around with laptops but now it is a reality, this would not have been possible had it not been for Mr Kikwete's efforts and political will," he said.
"Our president is appreciated, respected and honoured abroad but we Tanzanians have not done enough in appreciating what he has done for us. It is high time that we looked at good elements in people," he said.