NEW YEAR 2024 : VP pledges more democracy

DODOMA: VICE-PRESIDENT Dr Philip Mpango has pledged that in 2024, the government will continue to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, justice, peace and unity.

Dr Mpango made the promise on Monday after attending the New Year Mass at Mwenyeheri Maria Theresa Catholic Church at Airport Parish in Dodoma.

He stated that in 2023, the Sixth-Phase Government, led by President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, successfully improved various community services, including education, health, infrastructure and water.

Dr Mpango said: “In 2024, the government will continue to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, justice, peace and unity.”

The Vice-President also called on Tanzanians to maintain peace, unity and national unification. He argued that it was important for Tanzanians to continue condemning and fighting against disunity, religiosity, tribalism and bad politics.

Similarly, he urged Tanzanians to work hard with knowledge and discipline to improve the lives of families, communities and the nation as a whole.

He also encouraged them to pay their legal taxes so that the nation can achieve rapid development.

The VP directed public servants and leaders to fulfill their duty to serve the people properly.

He emphasised the importance of working with integrity, providing just services, and having the fear of God.

He also urged them to stop falsely accusing innocent citizens.

“It is good when public leaders enact policies and laws that benefit citizens,” he said.

Furthermore, he emphasised environmental preservation and urged citizens to stop polluting the environment, including improper waste disposal.

He stated that Tanzania is blessed to have a beautiful and attractive landscape, which should be protected for the benefit of present and future generations.

On the other hand, he urged parents and guardians to ensure that all school-age children start attending school in 2024. He also encouraged them to monitor their children’s progress in school.

With the schools set to reopen next week for the new academic year the government has, thus, attained 92 per cent of the target of constructing 302 primary schools and 21.5 per cent of secondary schools in efforts to ensure smooth accommodation of the increasing number of students being enrolled in country’s schools.

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