Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu, in a Magufuli like system, has suspended the Director General of the Tanzania Port Authority Deusdedit Kakoko over a loss registered by the Authority he heads.
Suluhu also ordered for an immediate investigation into the matter. The President made the decision responding to the Controller and Auditor General’s report which indicated a Tanzanian Shillings 3.6 billion loss by the organization.
The decision has been made this Sunday. She also ordered the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau to commission investigations into the matter.
The Move comes less than 48 hours after late President John Pombe Magufuli was laid to rest in the home town of Chato, Geita county of Tanzania. The move has left some of the Magufuli supporters excited, with belief that the first female Tanzanian President will greatly fit in Magufuli’s footsteps.
What Tanzania had with President Magufuli
In the early days of President Magufuli’s leadership, the fallen leader of the United Republic of Tanzania sacked several of the senior officials, in a bid to reduce corruption.
Magufuli’s moves also saw several of the functions and external traveling of officials in the country reduced as part of his efforts to reduce wasteful expenditure.
He later channeled the resources into constructing and equipping schools and hospitals in Tanzania to improve service delivery.
The Move saw Tanzania grow its infrastructure, constructing roads, bridges, reintroducing the National airline, renovate Ports and reduce corruption with the country.
During his send off ceremony, most of the Politicians including former Presidents Jakaya Kikwete and Ali Hassan Mwinyi commended the fallen principal’s role in redirecting the country, reduce corruption and restore hope in the people of Tanzania.
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