SONGEA : PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has called upon religious leaders across the country to encourage youths to work with dignity, professionalism and integrity so that they can use the resources available to bring development to the country.
“Our country has been blessed with many economic opportunities… We depend on young people’s workforce to use the available resources, so that the society can see the fruits of the available opportunities,” Mr Majaliwa said.
The PM made the call during the 125th year of evangelisation of the Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Songea in Peramiho, Ruvuma Region on Sunday.
Mr Majaliwa also urged religious institutions to set up special and collaborative programmes for the young people in order to grow up morally.
“Use your platforms to increase the effort of raising young people by setting up systems to monitor them closely and encourage their participation in apostolic missions” the PM said.
The Premier also urged religious leaders to continue cooperating with the government in the implementation of priority issues concerning the country’s welfare.
“I strongly urge you to support the promotion of environment protection and the use of clean energy, tree planting and environmental sanitation campaigns, strongly condemn acts of moral decay, the use of drugs and condemn acts of corruption” Mr Majaliwa said.
Moreover, the Prime Minister commended religious institutions for continuing to provide various social services in various sectors including education, health, water and other social services, especially in remote areas.
“The work you are doing of providing social services to the community is to support the efforts of the government under President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan in improving the welfare of the Tanzanians by bringing all important services closer to the people,” the PM noted.
Similarly, Mr Majaliwa said that President Samia has donated 10m/- during the celebration of the 125th Jubilee of evangelisation in Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Songea.
In response, the Archbishop of the Catholic Church Archdiocese of Songea, Damian Dallu thanked the government for the cooperation it provides in various community service and evangelisation activities carried out by the Catholic Church in the country.