President points path to vision 2050

DODOMA: PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has officially launched the process of gathering public views that will be used in writing an initial draft for National Development Vision 2050, issuing key eight directives, among them coming up with a document which stresses national integrity.

The 2050 Development Vision focuses on inclusive economy targeting job creation, poverty reduction as well as increasing exports outside the country with a view to creating prosperity for all.

The process for document writing was launched in the country’s capital, Dodoma, by President Samia Samia at an event which was also at- tended by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa and his Deputy Dr Dotto Biteko.

It also drew notable personalities from var- ious sectors of the society and attendees from different parts of the world.

Speaking at the official launching of the process for plans should align with the
plans should align with the agriculture sector which employs a large population of Tanzanians.

Also, Dr Samia directed that in strengthening good governance and rule of law in the country, recommendations that were provided by a team led by retired Chief Justice, Judge Chande Othman should be highly considered when drafting the new development vision.

The President further underscored the need to have a comprehensive system that will have data from informal sectors.

“It is possible that in economic growth we have made tremendous strides but lack of these crucial data is acting as a stumbling block,” she said.

Dr Samia also said that the new vision should consider routine monitoring and evaluation in order to see where the country has done well and where a special focus should be put on.

The Head of State also said the new document should highlight how public institutions should contribute to the country’s economy by improving their production capacities which will allow regional and international business competition.

The document, whose writing process was launched yesterday, should serve as a roadmap that propels Tanzania into an all- inclusive economy nation and an in- dustrialized country.

The Development Vision 2025-2050 should encompass key areas such as infrastructure, agriculture, education, health, and technology, among others.

In her speech, President Samia highlighted the significance of the 2050 Development Vision, emphasizing the need for a unified effort from all Tanzanians to achieve the outlined goals.

She stressed the importance of focusing on prioritized sectors and allocating appropriate resources to ensure sustainable development across the country.

At an event which coincided with the celebrations to mark 62 years since the country attained her independence, the Head of State acknowledged the challenges faced by the nation in the past years which slowed down the national economy.

She was quick to point out that this was among the reasons that called for immediate measures for economic recovery.

“There is a proverb which goes by saying; if you don’t plan for yourself, get ready for others to plan for you,” she noted, adding that with a clear vision and dedicated implementation, Tanzania can overcome these obstacles and emerge stronger and more prosperous.”

So far, the government through the President’s O fice Planning and Investment has established a 22-member team of experts which will co- ordinate the process for coming up with a comprehensive document.

Led by Professor Lucian Ambrose, a renowned researcher expert on economy and development, the team will work with a secretariat from the Planning Commis- sion under the supervision of the national committee for supervising the vision which is led by Prime Minister Kas- sim Majaliwa and Zanzibar’s Second Vice President.

The envisaged Develop- ment Vision 2025-2050 brings enthusiasm and hope among citizens, with many believing that the vision will provide a comprehensive framework for sustained growth and so- cio-economic transformation.

The event at Dodoma witnessed the presence of government officials, diplo- mats, business leaders, and representatives from civil so- ciety organizations.

Additionally, international partners and development agencies attended the launching of the process of preparing the new vision, showcasing their com- mitment to supporting Tanzania’s development journey.

Experts and analysts have lauded the government’s initiative in crafting a long-term vision, emphasizing the im- portance of continuity in national development plans.

They believe that the Development Vision 2025-2050 will foster stability, attract investment, and ensure equitable growth, benefiting all Tanzanians.

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