Govt sacks TASAC, Posts chief executives

04May 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Govt sacks TASAC, Posts chief executives

PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has made major changes at the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) and the Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC), revoking appointments of their top executives.

Chief Secretary Ambassador Hussein Katanga said in a statement yesterday that the president has relieved TASAC board chairman Prof Tadeo Satta of his duties, Postmaster General Hassan Mwang'ombe and Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC) board chairman Dr Haroun Kondo, while dissolving the TPC board of directors.

The president has also revoked the appointment of six TASAC board members with effect from April 30th 2021, following a notice she issued early last month when swearing in permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries and heads of key state agencies at the State House.

President Samia declared at the time that she was disappointed by misuse of public funds at TASAC, noting that the board held 23 dubious meetings within one year at a cost of more than 600m/-.

She expressed intense disappointment with the TASAC board conduct, returning to its head office Kaimu Mkeyenge, a veteran port administrator spirited off to Mwanza, as the new director general with a mandate clean up the institution.

Meanwhile, President Samia yesterday conducted discussions with the retired president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo at the Chamwino State House.

Presidential communications director Gerson Msigwa said in a statement that in the meeting Obasanjo conveyed his condolences to President Samia for the deaths of two former heads of state, Benjamin William Mkapa and Dr John Pombe Magufuli who passed away on July 23 2020 and 17 March 2021 respectively.

Obasanjo also congratulated President Samia for becoming president and wished her success in her responsibilities.

The two discussed disturbing security issues on the African continent and how to find solutions to the conflicts causing death and desperation to millions of innocent people, including large numbers of women and children.

They also exchanged ideas on development issues, stressing the need for African countries to enhance cooperation by removing obstacles to extensive trade integration and investments.

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