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The Diaspora Remits 250 Million US Dollars

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe


    Tanzanians in Diaspora have remitted about 250 million US dollars last year, the National Assembly was told on Wednesday.

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe, said the amount was according to a report by the Bank of Tanzania (BoT).

    He, however, noted that according to World Bank reports, the amount was minimal in comparison to other African countries. "Nigeria received remittances from Nigerians in the Diaspora amounting to 10 billion US dollars, Sudan 3.2 billion US dollars,
    Kenya 1.8 US dollars and Senegal 1.2 billion US dollars," he pointed out.


    "But despite such remittances, Tanzanians in the Diaspora are multi skilled whose skills can be used for the benefits of our country instead of depending on foreign nations," he explained.


    Mr Membe was responding to a question by Ms Vick Kamata (Special Seats-CCM) who questioned the arrangement by the government to involve Tanzanians in the Diaspora in national plans and programmes.


    "In recognition of their potential, election manifestos of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) in 2005 and 2010 directed the government to involve people in the Diaspora in our development processes.


    "In the Five Year Development Plan (2011-2016), the issues of assessment of human resources inside and outside the country has been highly considered and given priority," the minister stated. According to Mr Membe, Tanzanian communities living and working abroad are highly valued and if well utilized,
    Tanzania can make maximum advantage of them.


    In her supplementary question, Ms Kamata asked as to when the government would table a Bill for Dual Citizenship. "The matter will be discussed during constitutional review process and the next course of action will follow thereafter," he added.

    Source Tanzania Daily News

     
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    Napekela kweli pesa Nyumbani...
     
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    Wewe membe, wacha kuropoka. Mbona kuna wengi tu hapo TZ mnashindwa kuwaajiri? Halafu hata mliowaajiri ukweli ni kwamba hamtumii utalamu wao ipasavyo.


     
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    The author failed to mention that, there are very few Tanzanians in the diaspora compared to citizens from countries mentioned above. In the US for example there are more than 500,000 Kenyans living there while Tanzanians are only 25,000.
     
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