NAOMBA tuweke mawazo yetu katika uchumi na tusome jinsi gani baada ya msamaha mkubwa wa deni 2005 - 2006 - hivi sasa Tanzania tena ina deni la MABILIONI ya DOLA yaani trilioni ktk shilingi! Hii haikubaliki:
The external debt stock in Tanzania has doubled to $9,788.7 m (Tsh15.6t) when compared to the $4,456m (Tsh 7.12t) recorded soon after implementation of Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) mid 2006.
"The increase in the period under review has partly been due to accumulation of interest arrears on unserviced bilateral debt," The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) report on Monthly Economic Review for March this year has revealed.
The BoT report said out of external debt stock 85.2 % was disbursed outstanding debt (DOD) and 14.8 % interest arrears.
According to the report, the ratios to GDP of a total external debt and public guaranteed debt made to rise to 40.9 % and 33.4 % from 31.1 % and 23.8 % respectively. The central bank report shows an increase of $ 73.7 m (Tsh 117.9b) which is equivalent to 0.8% and $820m (Tsh1.31t) (9.1) to the total external debt over the amount recorded at the end of January this year and the corresponding period in 2011.
Interest arrears are due to unserviced bilateral debt mainly from Iran, Iraq and Japan, which are yet to provide relief, and unreported, interest payments on private sector debt. Other countries for which debt is not serviced include Brazil, Angola, Zambia, China, India, Egypt and Unit Arab Emirates.
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