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Tanzania Govt plans law to protect whistle blowers, says PCCB

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    The government plans to present a bill in parliament, for a law to protect people who provide information on any corruption incidents.

    This was revealed here by Dr Edward Hosea, Director General of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, during the annual general meeting of the watchdog's officials.

    He said this would help the bureau to gather information more easily, with whistleblowers feeling more secure.

    He also said that PCCB plans to set up its own college in the country to train and enhance skills of anti-corruption officials.

    "This will improve service delivery by the bureau," he said.

    Earlier, Dr Hosea cited lack of political will as one of the main challenges facing the country in fighting corruption, calling on political leaders at all levels to collectively address the vice.

    Opening the meeting, the Vice President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal directed PCCB to look into whether the district councils were implementing projects on the principle of "value for money."

    He said it had been discovered that many projects were being implemented below standards.

    It had also become apparent that there were people in between who have been using the money for personal gains. These he said, must be dealt with by the law.

    "Corruption is a menace that undermines development and provision of social services to innocent people who have trusted the government to lead them," Dr Bilal told nearly 200 PCCB high-ranking officials.

    According to Bilal, the government has given the anti-corruption watchdog full mandate to root out corruption in the country, adding: "We'll make sure the anti-corruption body works freely as required by the law of the land."

    He added: "PCCB shouldn't fear anybody, be it in the public or private sectors. As the government, our task is to create an enabling environment for you (PCCB) to perform your duties."

    The Vice President asked PCCB to expand its wings to the public sector where there were also a lot of corrupt practices which needed to be rooted out.

    He cautioned civil servants to stop from soliciting bribes when delivering services to the public, warning that their days are numbered.

    "We'll not tolerate people who have been tarnishing the government image before the public," he said, adding that the government was committed to ensuring that people get the best services.

    The minister of State, President's Office - Good Governance, Mathias Chikawe, called on PCCB to ensure that people are involved in the fight against corruption.

    He asked leaders to make every government office corruption free, with a motto saying; "Say no to corruption."
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    Hao wasitubabaishe, taarifa ngapi zinazohusu ma trilioni ya fedha zilizopelekwa kwao ambazo mpaka sasa wazikalia tu!
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    It is about time ila tunaomba utekelezaji pia uwapo isije kuwa ni siasa tu!
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    hawana lolote ubabaishaji tu umewajaa
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    Itasaidia kama sheria itapita bungeni ni bora pia waseme kama ni kweli zawadi ya fedha itatolewa kama shukrani.