Ministry’s budget implementation hailed

THE Parliamentary Committee on Education, Culture and Sports has commended the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Sports for carrying out its duties properly according to the Budget allocated for the financial year 2022/23.

The Committee’s Chairman Kitila Mkumbo gave the comments in Dodoma on Thursday when the Committee received the Ministry’s implementation report for the 2022/23 financial year.

The meeting was led by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) President Wallace Karia and was attended by various arts, culture and sports stakeholders.

The committee also congratulated President Karia for managing well  the country’s football most notably being Simba and Young Africans who recently sparkled in the continental level club championships.

The committee also commended the National Arts Council (BASATA)Executive secretary for making major changes in the sector in all aspects including educating  artists to guide them in the best way to do artistic work as well as not ban their songs.

The Chairman said that the Ministry has continued to carry out its duties including helping stakeholders to fulfill their responsibilities as well as resolving emerging conflicts among the stakeholders of its sectors.

While addressing this, he said the Ministry has also put a smile on young people by giving them an opportunity to show up.

“This ministry is the one that gives smiles to Tanzanians, therefore, we as Members of Parliament, want to see stability in the culture, arts and sports sector, so let’s continue to encourage our young people to promote their works ” he emphasised.

Initially presenting the ministry’s report, docket Minister Pindi Chana said for the fiscal year 2022/23, the ministry has succeeded in launching  a process to create national dress while continuing to promote Kiswahili as well as coordinating and organising the Cultural Festival and Kiswahili Day.

Adding, Chana said the Ministry also managed to coordinate and support the participation of national teams in the World Cup finals. The teams involved were Serengeti Girls and Tembo Warriors and both of them reached the quarterfinals.

Elaborating further, she said among her ministry’s achievements included the government commitment in paying the national football team coach.

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