If our govt cared, we wouldn’t have to worry about donors’ preconditions
LAST week the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mustafa Mkulo, intimated that the government expects its usual budgetary dose of donor aid despite the fact that Tanzania continues to post a poor showing on corruption and investment climate indices. The finance minister was quoted by the media as saying that “we expect to get even more than we have budgeted”. Does this mean that donors are willing to go the extra mile and provide more than the 30% of the budgetary support they have taken to shouldering? Why don’t we just cede this country to the donors? We do not understand why the donors continue loosening their purse strings to our government even when they know well that some of the funding they provide for projects intended to alleviate poverty end up in the foreign banks’ vaults where our corrupt leaders prefer hiding their ill-gotten wealth...
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