Tanzanian President John Magufuli
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Addressing a public rally in the Lake Victoria shores district of Sengerema, Magufuli said: “Feeding a family is not the responsibility of the government, but it is the role of the head of the family.”

Tanzanian President John Magufuli
Tanzanian President John Magufuli
He said his government will not assist people who needed food relief supplies just because they failed to produce enough food because of their laziness.

“The responsibility of the government is to provide social services such as education, health and not relief food for lazy people,” he said.

The president said the government has set aside 500 million U.S. dollars to implement construction of a major railway project to standard gauge connecting Dar es Salaam and Mwanza.

The government has also plans to buy a new ship with a capacity to ferry 1,000 passengers and 800 tonnes of cargo that will ply in the Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake.

He reiterated his zeal to fight corruption and embezzlement of public funds, saying his administration has set aside 1 million dollars for the establishment of a special court to deal with graft cases only. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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