Govt committed to improve agriculture

LINDI: PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said that the government has directed more efforts in developing various sectors in the country, including agriculture, especially in production of food and cash crops.

The Premier said the aim is to ensure the country has sufficient food and enable every Tanzanian who engages in agriculture to benefit from the business and promote economic growth of individual citizens and the nation in general.

Majaliwa made the remarks on Friday on different occasions while addressing residents of Litama, Chinongwe, Likwachu, Luchelegwa and Nandanga villages on his working tour of Ruangwa District in Lindi Region.

He said President Samia Suluhu Hassan is committed to ensuring sufficient production of food and also feed other nations in need of food.

“We should support our president in promoting the growth of the agricultural sector … she has done great things in this sector, including allocating special agricultural land for youths,” he said.

The PM said that despite having strategies for strengthening the agricultural sector, the government has continued to improve other sectors, including health, education, water, energy, infrastructure and roads in order to ensure that people have access to the services and promote development in their areas.

”The intention of our President is to make sure that citizens attain development by strengthening social services in all areas in the country, including Ruangwa District,” he said.

While at Chinongwe village, Majaliwa visited a dispensary in the area whose infrastructure has been improved, where he directed Ruangwa District Medical Officer to employ additional personnel in order to improve services.

He also directed the District Education Officer to transfer teachers from schools with excess number of teachers to those with a shortage of the professionals, including Litama Primary School which has four teachers instead of eight.

Regarding infrastructure improvement, Majaliwa said President Samia Suluhu Hassan has increased the budget for Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA), of which in Ruangwa District the budget has increased from 1bn/- to 4.8bn/- for construction and improvement   of roads and bridges.

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