Instead of having them stashed away in some dubious pockets, Tanzania is happy to announce the return of over $4 million (Sh 10.3 Billion) to their national coffers; courtesy of the PCCB.
The Tanzanian anti-corruption team set out to make sure that every single dime spent on government officials and workers were worth it. So far the team has been making interesting discoveries and recoveries.
A couple of weeks ago, the Tanzanian government got rid of 10, 000 ghost workers. This particular achievement has amassed a stunning wealth for the country. When Magufuli says it’s zero corruption for Tanzania, he sure means it.
Before now, he has applied several austerity measures to ensure that the nation spends judiciously. Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan, strongly concurs with the president on policies that will bring corruption to a halt.
The VP made this known during the launch of ‘Longa Nasi’ (speak with us) campaign. He says that the government is seriously working towards the good of all Tanzanian citizen by making sure that they enjoy and share in subsequent national developments.
Unraveling the ghost workers was just a part of the wonders of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), Tanzania. According to PCCB Director, General Valentino Mlowola, the anti-corruption team is tackling corruption head on. Already they have filed about 133 out of 2,239 cases of corruption in court.
To be more accessible to the public, the agency has come up with an emergency and toll free number- 133. He said the PCCB call centre will be functional 24/7.
“PCCB will act on information provided promptly and those who provided the information will get responses.”
The anti-corruption agency divulged its intentions to educate and sensitize the public on the ills and consequences of corruption. The director says they will do this through the radio, print and digital media.