PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has appealed to faith based organisations to complement governments’ efforts in providing quality social services to the public.
The Premier equally assured the religious institutions that the government will strive to provide quality social services to the citizenry in their localities.
“Let me assure that the government will continue to provide quality service to all citizens irrespective of the race, faith and political leanings,” the PM assured, while gracing a special mass to install Bishop elect Arnold Manase Mollel of the Baptist Church of Tanzania, on Sunday.
According to Mr Majaliwa, the government continues to prioritise key areas such as the health sector, noting that the government had set aside a whopping 8bn/-, to facilitate the training of health experts from the initial 3bn/-.
The move, according to the PM will spare Tanzanians the hustle and cost of specialised medical care overseas.
In the same vein, Mr Majaliwa commended religious institutions for taking a lead role in spearheading government’s efforts of not only providing quality social service to Tanzanians, but also for being true custodians in shaping and moulding them spiritually.
“It is worth noting that out of the 19,261 primary schools run by the private sector, faith based organisations manage a total of 2, 080,” the Premier observed.
He further detailed that religious institutions manage a total of 1,329 pit of possible 5,540.
The Prime Minister also commended Bishop Mollel for his installation, saying it spoke volume of the trust the Baptist Church faithfuls had in him.
“Your installation today (yesterday) is a clear sign that the members of the Tanzanian Baptist Church have great faith in you, and that is why they have given you that opportunity so that you can manage the vision and goals of the Tanzanian Baptists,” he noted.