I Will Not Stay In Office An Extra Day – President John Magufuli

By Gadiosa Lamtey

 President John Magufuli on Wednesday, March 3, said he would not be tempted to stay an extra day in office after his mandate in office ends.

Speaking in Newala during his official tour of Mtwara Region which started on Tuesday, the President said, ‘My position is temporary and once my tenure ends I will leave the same day’.

Mr Magufuli said it is his duty is to bring development to citizens, adding once his term expires he will leave it others to continue leading the country.

 “I am playing my part and if those, who will succeed me will make mistakes it will be up to them,” he said.
Tanzania's President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. Tanzania's ruling party candidate, John Magufuli, was declared winner on Thursday of a presidential election, after the national electoral body dismissed opposition complaints about the process and a demand for a recount. The election has been the most hotly contested race in the more than half a century of rule by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party, which fielded Magufuli, 56, a minister for public works. REUTERS/Sadi Said - RTX1TYDQ
Tanzania’s President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party’s sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. Tanzania’s ruling party candidate, John Magufuli, was declared winner on Thursday of a presidential election, after the national electoral body dismissed opposition complaints about the process and a demand for a recount. The election has been the most hotly contested race in the more than half a century of rule by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party, which fielded Magufuli, 56, a minister for public works. REUTERS/Sadi Said – RTX1TYDQ
In another development, he directed minister for Water and Irrigation Prof Makame Mbarawa to start looking into the possibility of producing water from springs that available in Newala so that people can get access to clean and safe water.

He said the government has secured a loan of $70 million (Sh160 billion) from the government of India which is meant to improve water service in the region, adding some feasibility studies have already conducted.

“The water ministry should ensure residents of this area get water from springs,” he said

Speaking on Cashewnuts he said on Tuesday some Sh50 billion was released to pay farmers, adding a total of 390,000 farmers had already received their payment with only 2 yet to be paid.

Source: citizen

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