Magu­fuli urges PCCB to clean house

The East African - - OUTLOOK -

The News: Pres­i­dent John Magu­fuli wants cor­rupt peo­ple within the Preven­tion and Com­bat­ing of Cor­rup­tion Bureau purged be­fore the agency ex­tends the war on cor­rup­tion to other or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The Low­down: Speak­ing at the swear­ing in of the agency's new di­rec­tor gen­eral in Di­wani Athu­mani, Pres­i­dent Magu­fuli said mem­bers of the bureau's staff who were tainted by cor­rup­tion must go. He said most Tan­za­ni­ans faced a lot of so­cial dif­fi­cul­ties and in­jus­tices whose main causes were at­trib­ut­able to cor­rup­tion. Mr Di­wani's ap­point­ment as the new PCCB chief, to re­place Valentino Mlowola, has been widely ac­knowl­edged as the start of a new chap­ter in the Magu­fuli ad­min­is­tra­tion's ef­forts to get rid of cor­rup­tion as one of the most se­ri­ous so­cial vices in the coun­try. He noted that an in-house-clean­ing ex­er­cise within the agency it­self was nec­es­sary in de­vel­op­ing pub­lic con­fi­dence in the war against cor­rup­tion.

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