Thursday, December 17, 2015
Nchemba issues one week to end problem
THE Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, has issued a one-week ultimatum to officers in his ministry to outline problems mostly troubling wananchi and suggest solutions. Nchemba who reported to the office, said members of the public have greater expectations on the fifth government, so their wishes must be fulfilled; otherwise they will be disappointed and decide never to vote. “I want each department to prepare a summary of quick leads of all the problems facing the general public, as each department is aware of those problems,” he directed. He added, “Each should also give views on those problems and give out solutions,” The Minister said that as each person was aware of their duties, fulfilling them was a must, adding that most of the officials have been working in the ministry for a long time and are aware of all the problems, it was high time to solve them.
THE Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, talking with the ministry's staff members when he made a familiarization tour of the ministry immeduiately after his appointment.
He added that instead of giving excuses they should work together to find long lasting solutions. If the problems are related to budget issues they should also be analysed. Mr Nchemba gave an example of a football coach saying no matter how good he is, if the players will not play well it is worthless. Adding, teamwork was crucial in finding solutions to public grievances. Earlier, Deputy Minister in the Ministry, Mr William Nashe, said 95 per cent of food production comes from rural Tanzania, adding the ministry was very important to the country. “We must all comply with President John Magufuli philosophy, we have all witnessed what he has been doing and heard all the speeches so far,” he said. Mr Nashe noted that, the President has directed them to remind all officials to fulfill their responsibilities and stop business as usual attitude. He further insisted that some of the words should be removed from their vocabularies including, ‘preparing reports and process is underway’ and rather they should accomplish their duties on time. The Deputy Minister insisted that all officials should focus on results based performance, saying performing their duties was not enough but doing something for the interest of public was crucial. He noted that as in the ministry there are many experts and they should focus on finding best solutions to communities’ problems.