TANZANIA ON COURSE TO IMPLEMENT APRM PROPOSALS FOR THE COUNTRY

DAR-ES-SALAAM, The Tanzanian government has promised to implement all the recommendations suggested in the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Country Review Report (CRR) which was officially launched here this week by Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Launching the report here Tuesday, she said the challenges raised in the APRM report would be addressed by the broader strategies of the country's Development Vision 2025 aimed at transforming and expanding the economic base of Tanzania to become a semi-industrialised country.

As the government, we view the APRM as one of the instruments that will support the attainment of the Vision," she added.

The report was prepared in 2012 and presented to the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 by former president Jakaya Kikwete.

APRM Executive Secretary in Tanzania Rehema Twalib said Tanzania had been appraised in the African Parliament as a country which had a strong union, good leadership, good flow and provision of social services.

According to the AU charter, this report is supposed to be launched in each particular country. Some of the key things highlighted in the report include issues related to trade union, provision of social services, land-related issues, gender equality, education, health, energy, water and information technology.

Among challenges stated by Tanzanian citizens are the problems facing the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, poor resource allocation, and the fact that the government is responsible for electing officials of the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK