Govt in strategy to improve TASAF programme

08Jan 2020
The Guardian
Govt in strategy to improve TASAF programme

THE government has put in place strategies to improve services in poverty alleviation to the very poor households through Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) so as to benefit those targeted and eventually reduce poverty.

This was revealed by the Deputy Minister in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Dr Mary Mwanjelwa while at Mtipa village within Singida Municipality during her official visit.

She said the aim of the government is to ensure the wananchi, especially those living in extreme poverty, via TASAF are placed in an enabling environment to develop themselves income-wise.

Dr Mwanjelwa told those targeted by TASAF to ensure they use correctly the services it renders including sending their children to and follow up their attendance at schools as well as starting small businesses.

Dr Mwanjelwa also explained about the second phase of the programme – TASF II that will start after it will be officially launched by President John Magufuli.

She said in the second phase the stress will be placed on those who are able to work and use their efforts in the implementation of various projects that will be started in their areas and get temporary employment therein through special arrangement.

Some of those who received TASAF assistance thanked the government of President Magufuli for his continual support in the alleviation of their situation through TASAF.

“We have succeeded to improve our settlements, manage basic needs for our children in the education sector and health and have started small projects that include livestock and poultry keeping,“ said one villager Rebecca Mnyawi.

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