Mchengerwa orders suspension of TARURA Head of Procurement

20Dec 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mchengerwa orders suspension of TARURA Head of Procurement

​​​​​​​MOHAMED Mchengerwa, minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) has instructed the Permanent Secretary (Public Service) to suspend the Head of TARURA Procurement Division to pave away for investigation involving embezzling of projects funds. 

Mchengerwa issued the instructions here at the weekend during his official visit to instigate accountability from public officials and inspect the implementation of the Tanzania social Action Fund (TASAF) programme in Kagera region.

Mchengerwa said the decision to suspend the TARURA official stems from reports of many agreements signed that were later reviewed calling for increase of funds in violation of the laid down procedures.

“As investigations are under way, the TARURA official should report to his office on Monday, December 20 (today) and his replacement to take up his duties,” the Minister added.

He also directed the director of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to go through all procurement agreements by TARURA and appropriate steps taken in case of embezzlement.

“The PCCB should take steps against all officials who will be found to have been involved in funds embezzlement to the detriment of the nation’s development,” Mchengerwa stressed.

He said as a nation, it is necessary to make difficult decisions when needed to enable the country to advance.

He added: “When President Samia Suluhu Hassan opened doors to economic opportunities via the implementation of government projects, she wanted the nation to make development strides, there should not be people who embezzle public funds, hence we should support the President to oppose all acts that retard our development efforts.”

He stressed that public officials have no reason at all to engage themselves in corruption and embezzlement of public funds because President Samia Suluhu Hassan cares for their interests and listens to their problems.

Mchengerwa was on in a one-day visit in Kagera region during which he talked to government officials and inspected the ongoing TASAF projects.

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