Three envoys assigned work stations

DODOMA: PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has assigned work stations to three high commissioners and ambassadors and transferred one.

According to a statement availed to the media by the Directorate of Presidential Communication Unit on Wednesday, President Samia has assigned Ambassador Khamis Mussa Omar to represent Tanzania in China. Mr Omar is replacing High Commissioner Mbelwa Kairuki, who has been transferred to the United Kingdom.

Mr Kairuki replaces Dr Asha-Rose Migiro whose tenure has come to an end.

Meanwhile, High Commissioner Ceaser Waitara will represent Tanzania in Namibia, replacing Modestus Kipilimba, who has retired.

On the other hand, High Commissioner Dr Benard Kibesse will represent the country in Kenya, taking over from Dr John Simbachawene, who has been transferred to Uganda.

On Wednesday President Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn-in newly appointed envoys, tasking all those assigned work stations to prepare action plans that drive results in promoting economic diplomacy in their work areas.

She stated that with tangible plans, the country’s diplomatic mission abroad would deliver desired outcomes to help Tanzania move forward while promoting the welfare of its people.

“The country cannot give people resources to go abroad to relax with their families…all we want to see is outcomes,” said Dr Samia.

President Samia said the nation wants to see outcomes of their work and cautioned against some diplomatic missions failing to deliver their duties, citing a case whereby her counterpart within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) asked her to change an ambassador “because the person tasked there was nowhere to be seen.”

“And, a section of others would only be spotted during events but have failed to deliver useful information which can help to push the national agenda in the respective areas,” she remarked.

As the country’s representatives, she said they ought to know that they have a responsibility to promote national interests that include deepening economic cooperation with host countries and safeguarding the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the nation.

In another development, the British High Commission in Tanzania has congratulated Mr Mbelwa Kairuki on his appointment as Tanzania’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, hoping he will take UK-Tanzania partnership from strength to strength.

“Congratulations to Mr Mbelwa Kairuki on his appointment as Tanzania’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. We look forward to working with you to take the UK-Tanzania partnership from strength to strength,” British High Commission in Tanzania’s message noted.

Meanwhile, President Samia has appointed two board chairpersons to lead public institutions.

A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications Unit stated that the Head of State appointed Mr Ally Amani Karavina to chair the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) board of directors.

The president also appointed Professor Sifuni Mchome as the Chairman of the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) board of directors.

Their appointment begins with immediate effect.

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