Christ­mas not on cards

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

TAN­ZA­NIAN of­fi­cials will not be al­lowed to send out the usual gov­ern­ment printed Christ­mas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tight­en­ing mea­sures by the new pres­i­dent.

John Magu­fuli has im­ple­mented a se­ries of aus­ter­ity steps since be­ing sworn in on Novem­ber 5, in­clud­ing can­celling in­de­pen­dence day fes­tiv­i­ties and re­strict­ing for­eign travel by of­fi­cials.

Last week, Magu­fuli or­dered that $ 100 000 ( R1.4 mil­lion) which had been set aside for a party to mark the open­ing of par­lia­ment should be used to buy hos­pi­tal beds. – Reuters

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