Academicians want code for natural resources managers

18Jun 2016
Grace Kambaulaya
The Guardian
Academicians want code for natural resources managers

ACADEMICIANS have asked the fifth phase government to formulate new ethics and laws to govern public servants entitled to manage oil and gas industry and other natural resources.

President John Magufuli

Speaking at the Eighth Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) organised by Kigoda cha Mwalimu, members pointed out for the need to institute code of conduct for public servants in order to protect the country’s resources.

A lecturer at Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA) Apium Chengula, said the time was now high to have good leaders that would lead the nation for the interest of public.

“Our country is blessed with a lot of mineral resources, but we haven’t been able to develop them to full capacity,” he said.

He challenged the nation into creating strong leaders who would fight for the development and ensure a new education system is also instituted.

According to him, the new codes should also stress on barring business people from political engagement reminiscent of Mwalimu Nyerere’s Ujamaa Policy.

The Programme Coordinators of Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Richard Shaba, expressed concerns amid paradox that Tanzanians were poor at the disposal of gas and mineral wealth, other natural resources and the enormous arable land.