PM tasks DASs to carry out duties diligently

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has urged District Administrative Secretaries (DASs) to comply with the Code of Ethics for Public Leadership and carry out their duties according to the principles of good governance.

He made the remarks on Tuesday while opening an orientation seminar for DASs at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) hall in Dodoma.

“Everyone should be aware of the government’s laws, rules, procedures and other directives which serve as a guide for the public service. The establishment of a positive perception of the sixth phase government is guided by those foundations,” he noted.

Also, the Premier urged leaders to ensure they control misuse of public funds in their areas and when they discover dishonesty, they should not hesitate to act immediately.

Mr Majaliwa further said that leaders need to strategise on how their districts can carry out and properly manage the national development agenda.

He further gave them instructions to properly advise, oversee and coordinate implementation of different councils and committees operating in their districts.

The Prime Minister also gave them directives to keep an eye on the council’s legal sessions and review its decisions to ensure that they were made in the best interests of the nation at large.

In order to support the performance and implementation of governmental initiatives at the district level, the Prime Minister, likewise, directed the DASs to make sure they provide the right advice to their respective District Commissioners (DCs) on numerous matters.

On his part, the Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance), George Simbachawene, said that in order to improve good governance, the training intended to make the leaders more professional.

And, the Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Ms Angellah Kairuki, urged the leaders to carry out their responsibilities effectively and make sure they keep an eye on how the top leaders’ directives are being carried out in their workplaces.

According to her, DASs are responsible for coordinating the district’s defence and security committees; therefore, they must make sure that their morals and conduct are in line with the level of responsibility they have been given.

“It is important that you take responsibility for what is discussed in meetings and committees and that you stop social networking unnecessarily; we don’t want to hear about conflicts; we want you to work hard and improve work performance,” she said.

Earlier, the Deputy Minister in the President’s Office-Public Service Management and Good Governance, Mr Ridhiwani Kikwete, called on the leaders to ensure that the training they receive is going to help them increase efficiency in their areas.

At least 135 DASs participated in the three-day training organised by the Office of the President, Public Service Management and Good Governance in collaboration with the Uongozi Institute.

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