Ridhiwani calls for more education to TASAF beneficiaries

THE Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) officials in Coast Region have been directed to ensure that the programme’s beneficiaries continue to be productive even after graduating from the projects.

Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Mr Ridhiwani Kikwete issued the directives in Kibaha Town yesterday.

Mr Ridhiwani was receiving a report on TASAF projects at regional level, presented by the programmes’ Regional Coordinator, Ms Roselyne Kimaro at the starting of his five days’ official tour in the region.

“It is very important that you continue to educate beneficiaries on proper use of the funds they receive from TASAF so that they continue to make proper use of money even after graduating from this programme. If you manage this properly, they will not return to their former state of poverty,” he said.

Mr Ridhiwani went on to advice programme’s officials to start working with other national facilitating funds for obtaining better results.

On the other hand, Mr Ridhiwani urged district authorities in the region to assist the programme in making correct allocation of funds to make sure that beneficiaries in all nine councils benefit equally from the projects.

Earlier, Regional TASAF Coordinator, Ms Roselyne Kimaro mentioned that up to June, 2023 a total of 35, 427 households have benefitted through the projects in 417 villages in the region.  A total of 14. 2 billion shillings has been released to the various purposes for the projects as from July, 2021 to June 2023.

The programme of saving poor households in the region is implemented through four major ways, which are provision of trainings, infrastructures projects, saving and credit projects as well as money transactions to the poor families and provision of short term jobs in the project’s activities to the able bodied beneficiaries.

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