VISITING BRITISH MINISTER FOR AFRICA ANNOUNCES 450 MLN USD AID PACKAGE FOR TANZANIA

DAR-ES-SALAAM, As part of the British government’s continued support to Tanzania, it has has pledged support amounting to 450 million US dollars to improve roads and port infrastructure, education and industrialisation in this country, according to a statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications here.

An announcement on the aid package was made earlier in the week when Britain’s Minister of State at the Department for International Development (DFID) responsible for Africa affairs, Rory Stewart, met President John Magufuli at State House Dar-es-Salaam Wednesday.

Stewart said the aid would be channeled into projects for improving the quality of education and enrolment of pupils, as well as strengthening road and port infrastructure. In addition, the funding would help boost commercial farming and improve meat and cotton processing factories.

Stewart praised President Magufuli for his staunch moves to curb corruption and opening up access to education for many young Tanzanians. I visited one school in Dar es Salaam yesterday and I was impressed how the free education policy in Tanzania has played a significant role in increasing enrolment of pupils. During the visit I had an opportunity to speak to parents and teachers; enrolment of pupils has increased two times within a short period and has brought major reforms; education is everything.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK