PCCB Head in the Region, Holle Makungu said this yesterday when presenting a report on how the monies were taken back to the targeted citizens in between April and June 2020.
According to Makungu, part of the recovered funds belongs to the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB).
He said during the period, PCCB managed to stop auctioning of a house worth 70m/- belonging to a widow who has inherited the house after the death of her husband.
Makungu said the anti-corruption body also returned some 90 sacks of maize to Sunya-Juu Ward Councillor (CCM). He said the councillor entered into contract with farmers who cultivated in the village farm under agreements that they should provide one sack of maize per acre after harvesting.
“The villagers had refused to give the maize sacks after harvesting, we have managed to collect all the 90 sacks of maize which have been given to the ward councillor,” he stated.
He said the maize will be given to Loltepes primary school in Kiteto District for preparation of pupil’s meals.
He said they are still following two government officials who are also said to have entered into similar contracts with the village government. He said the officials are yet to present the maize in accordance with a signed agreement.
“May I call upon the officers to submit the maize to the village office because we are searching for them,” said Makungu insisting on the residents to respect the contract terms to avoid being arrested and arraigned.