Mpolo outlines key priorities at APRM Tanzania

NEWLY Executive Secretary of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Tanzania, Mr Lamau Mpolo has outlined his top priorities after assuming the position, key being releasing the second good governance assessment report.

Mr Mpolo revealed this in a telephone interview with the ‘Daily News’ following his appointment effective April 1, this year. Mpolo served as Business Development Director at the Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN).

A statement issued by the Chairman of the National Governing Council of APRM Tanzania noted that Mr Mpolo brings with him vast knowledge and experience in leadership of public institutions having held senior management roles in public institutions.

“His appointment signals an exciting new chapter for APRM Tanzania. The National Governing Council (NGC) is looking forward to working with him in fostering good governance in the country

“Please be assured of our utmost commitment towards fostering good governance for sustainable development,” stated the statement.

According to him, the appointment was a continuation of the government’s trust in his abilities in public service.

He expressed strong commitment to demonstrate outstanding service by further promoting good governance for the country’s sustainable development.

Outlining his priorities, the Executive Secretary noted laying down a strong foundation of the station, which includes preparing the good governance report.

“The first report was released in 2013, we anticipate finalizing the second report in the coming financial year of 2023/2024 and its release will be in 2025,” he noted.

Mr Mpolo said the report will be able to communicate the steps reached by the government in the areas of infrastructure such as road, education, health, tourism and minerals among other sectors clearly outlined.

He, however, observed that APRM is also mandated to highlight the areas with loopholes and suggest ways to deal with challenges.

On the other hand, they will give a chance to the public to give feedback on the various policies in case there is need for any amendments. Likewise, citizens will get a chance to give applause to their leaders for recommendable feats.

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM Tanzania) is the public institution under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation established in 2007 for the purpose of executing an African owned self-monitoring mechanism, which was adopted by the African Heads of State and Government in March, 2003 as a peer learning and self-assessment mechanism enshrined with the framework of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).

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