President John Magufuli has called on Tanzanians to bear with him as he applies tough and stringent measures against some unscrupulous leaders and civil servants because the situation calls for it.
“It is only due to poor leadership and mismanagement that the majority of Tanzanians suffer in misery and poverty while a few public servants amass all wealth. I had vowed that throughout my tenure as president, I will side with the poor,” stressed President Magufuli.
The president made the remarks yesterday after being invited to address the congregation after the first mass at the ‘Tokeo la Bwana’ Catholic Parish in Burka, Arusha City.
He reminded Arusha residents and other Tanzanians that it was a shame that people in the country, which is endowed with all natural resources, minerals and million hectares of fertile and arable land should continue to reel in poverty.
“Take tanzanite, for instance; these minerals are only found in Tanzania – precisely in Arusha. That is how rare they are. But still we have failed to make use of this endowment to lift up the country’s economy and our people’s earnings.