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"Every man shall eat by the sweat of his brow"

Discussion in 'JF Chit-Chat' started by mwanatanu, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. mwanatanu

    mwanatanu JF-Expert Member

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    No magic solution to crisis - Mkulo
    By The guardian reporter 19th March 2011

    [​IMG] Says current hardships externally induced


    There are no plans to reduce taxes on oil to address the growing economic hardships facing the people, the minister of Finance, Mustapha Mkulo said yesterday.

    He was responding to questions from journalists on how he planned to relieve the economic hardships currently being faced by the people.

    Mkulo quoted biblical phrases which say: "Every man shall eat by the sweat of his brow," and "Knock on the door and it shall be opened to you," apparently to stress individual efforts, saying wananchi should not expect the government to bail them out of the current problems.

    He said the present economic hardships were not the making of anyone in the country, but a result of the current world problems.

    "It is not only in Tanzania where people are facing difficulties," he said, adding that even in rich countries, people are facing serious economic hardships, with some turned into beggars.

    He said the government was working hard to ensure that the rate of inflation does not exceed 7.5 percent by June this year. By December, inflation stood at 5.6 per cent, according to the minister.

    He said the long-term solution was for the country to increase food output so as to bring food prices down and reduce inflationary pressure.

    Mkulo stressed that Tanzania is doing well on inflation control compared to other countries in East Africa.
    Kikwete on Tuesday directed Finance Minister Mustapha Mkulo to take measures to reduce inflation and improve revenue collection which is below the set target by eight percent.

    He also directed the employment of a Deputy Controller and Auditor General to monitor use of public funds at local government level in a bid to curb embezzlement.

    He urged the ministry in collaboration with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) to look into the possibility of cutting taxes on some products so as to lower their prices - thus reduce poverty and improve per capita income.

  2. mwanatanu

    mwanatanu JF-Expert Member

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    Unatuambia ni matatizo yote duniani..lakini hawo wengine duniani kitu cha kwanza wamefikiria ni kupunguza taxes on oil.


    Kuna watu wamelalamika ati hili jamvi la JF kazi yao kubwa ni kulalamika bila kutoa haja mbadala.....Je si unamwoan huy waziri wetu wa fedha analalamika wala hana solution zaidi ya kukejeli wananchi?

    Uwiiiii yaani benchmark yetu ya maendeleo ni nchi za EA

    Je inakuwaje unashindwa kuwa specific ni products gani hizo