New PS vows to combat poaching with military skills

02Jan 2016
Aisia Rweyemamu
The Guardian
New PS vows to combat poaching with military skills

THE newly-appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Major General Gaudence Milanzi, has vowed to use his military experience and skills to fight poaching in the country.

Major General Gaudence Milanzi

He revealed this yesterday at the swearing in ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam where 12 new permanent secretaries and 15 deputies took the oaths of office.
The PS said it was embarrassing for a country like Tanzania to continue losing precious animals from poaching.
“The country like ours cannot continue losing a number of its potential animals like elephants as we stand by and watch,” he said.
“Poaching is the greatest challenge facing the nation and I shall use all my experience ans skills attained in the military to contain it because it affects the national economy through tourism,” he added.
According to him, the country was highly dependent on revenue from such animals and nso eeded to be addressed with immediate effect.
The Major General also assured the public that with the president’s zeal and speed, the issue of poaching would be addressed at the highest level of concern.
“It is too early for me to unveil my strategy and priorities. All I can say at thus juncture is that I need time to see how far the ministry has gone with previous initiatives because the sector deals with cross-cutting issues,” he said.
In a related development, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Vice-President’s Office - Union Affairs - Ngosi Mhava, said his priority was to ensure that the outcome of the general election held in Zanzibar would be successful.
Ngosi said he believes the ongoing tete-a-tete about Zanzibar elections issues will bring about fruitful results.
The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Mineral and Energy Professor James Epifani Mdoe said his appointment results from his hard work and commitment and not because of his disabilities as many might be thinking.
“I am a hard working person who is able to bring good results on any assignment, my appointment is not because of my disability” he stressed.
The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Constitution and Legal Affairs Amon Mpanju said he would always work for the interests of the public because he is appointed to serve them.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Judge Major General Projest Rwegasira, on the other hand, said it was too early to announce his priorities, saying more time was needed to study various issues in the ministry.