Tanzania agrees to fire 'corrupt' ministers

2012-04-28 21:39

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's ruling party has agreed that several government ministers should be sacked for corruption, as demanded by President Jakaya Kikwete, a party official said on Saturday.

"The central committee has endorsed the president's plan and wants him to change the cabinet as soon as possible," Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party spokesperson Nape Nnauye said in a statement.

"Legal action should also be taken against all implicated ministers, government officials and executives of public institutions," Nnauye, the party's ideology and publicity secretary, added.

Tanzania's auditor-general, Ludovick Uttouh, recently handed Kikwete a report implicating numerous political and state officials in cases of suspect procurements, bribery and fake job placements.

As a result of the report members of parliament demanded that at least eight ministers be sacked and launched a debate on a censure motion against Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda if he failed to comply.

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-04-28 22:03

    if they did that here, there wouldn't be anyone left to run the country.

      Jean - 2012-04-29 06:16

      Ooh, thats a good one!

  • Atholl - 2012-04-29 02:08

    Something like this is unlikely to happen in Botswana --- where corruption is rooted out in the bud. -- the least corrupt African country. ........ well maybe until ...... The self appointed 'Youth General - with neat and orderly beret' -- (the expelled one) --- executes his master plan to Invade Botswana.

  • George - 2012-04-29 05:29

    Puts our parliament to shame. Speaker of Parliament needs to take note.

      Mark McDonogh - 2012-04-29 08:06

      Shame does not seem to be a concept that our government understands. Then again shame is a conscience fact and it is clear that goverment, by it's non-intervention into its own ranks corruption, has any conscience. however their guilt still stands before God. Sooner than expected they will feel the hand of God act against them if they do not change Their ways. One really has a sense of shame in being a South African when this type of governance reflects the heart of the ruling self-seekers.

  • Tsietsi - 2012-04-29 07:10

    Zuma r u reading this? There's lessons to be learned from the Tanzanians.

  • Robin - 2012-04-29 07:12

    Take note JZ - stop fiddling while your 'Rome' burns.

  • Tarone.Net - 2012-04-29 08:16

    They have suffered big tym, the Tanzanian deserve better.they have all the ingridients (Tanzanite, Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Mt Kilimanjaro, abandant mineral resources jst to mention de few) to be a developed country, but no one utilise those resources to the public benefit.

  • jo.jumbe - 2012-05-02 16:50

    Agree to fire!

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