Government Not To Give Food, But Urges To Work Hard: Tanzania President

January 15, 2017 3:24 pm0 commentsViews: 264

Tanzanian President John Magufuli seems to follow the quotation of not giving fish but to teach facing. In one of his latest statements he said the government would not give food to the hungry people who are facing famine, but instead he urged them to work harder and earn money to buy food.

Magufuli was addressing Simiyu residents during the inauguration of the 71.8km Ramadi-Bariadi road. He assured the country has sufficient food at the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) warehouses and the report which says Tanzania is facing hungry is nothing but some cheap politics.

The president said, “The government will not release relief food to anyone even those who are facing hunger, my focus is on improving social services and create better environment for industrialisations, let truth be told.”

He added some businesspeople have used media to create false reports by first importing 25,000 tonnes of maize from Brazil.

Meanwhile, ACT-Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe said it is disappointing the agriculture minister has said nothing about the status of food availability in Tanzania.

Magufuli is in office for more than a year and in his first year he has taken several steps to curb corruption in the country.


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