Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: PM Urges Enhanced Morals Among Youth

Mwanza — THE Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, has asked religious leaders across the country to teach and pray for enhanced morals among the youth to maintain peace, love and tranquility.

He has further condemned all those who are bent on using various challenges youth face to advance their own selfish interests.

He said many countries around the world are facing social and economic challenges like unemployment and lack of capital, but warned that the increasing moral decay among youths is becoming one of the most serious concerns.

Speaking at an official launch of the World Moravian Bishops Conference here over the weekend, the premier called for concerted efforts by all members of the public to address the moral issue among the youth.

"I urge you (bishops) to use this meeting in discussing and seeing better ways to guide our youth on ethics and put in place strong foundations for job creation for the young generation in the country," said Mr Pinda in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement, Prof Anna Tibaijuka.

Lack of employment, capital and loan has been viewed as the root cause of conflicting issues among youths in communities and many governments in the world, resulting into porous situations that greedy politicians use to lobby youths to hate their governments.

The prime minister noted that there were a few countries in the world that are known for maintaining peace, solidarity and tranquility among its citizens, adding that Tanzania is a good example to emulate as its citizens lived in peace. He pointed out that religious leaders have a big responsibility to make the world a better place to live in.

"The biggest responsibility for religious leaders is to understand that they are in the forefront in such a mission," pointed out the premier.

The Moravian Unit Business Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jogen Botler, said that the meeting's objective is to participate in preparation of the good procedures to make the world a good place to live in.

He said that the seven days' conference drew bishops and pastors from Europe and America, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and Africa where church services are categorically disseminated to serve believers morally and physically.

In another development, Prof Tibaijuka said that the development of churches depended a lot on cooperation between the church, government and inter-denominational bliss.

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