"No one has been forced to receive the vaccination and nowhere is it written that the people must be vaccinated for Covid-19. Vaccination is voluntary; we should not be misleading ourselves because there is no government that can prepare the groundwork for the destruction of its own people,” he said.
He made the remarks yesterday when addressing residents of Ruangwa District and his electoral constituency, at a rally in Nandagala village, where he emphasised the need for people to continue taking precautions against the spread of infections.
The government had brought in the vaccine to provide an opportunity for Tanzanians needing it to be vaccinated for protection against the disease, he declared, elaborating that people must cultivate the habit of frequently washing their hands with soap and running water, use sanitizer and wear masks approved by the relevant authorities.
He similarly urged the public to avoid unnecessary gatherings, and when they must gather they should observe one metre distance from one person to another, make exercises from time to time depending on their health situation and surroundings, while taking care to improve their diets.
The premier who doubles as constituency MP assured Ruangwa District residents that the government vows to end water supply challenges in the district and the country in general, urging them to continue trusting their government.
He said the government is implementing a campaign to rescue women from carrying water buckets for long distances on their heads by making sure they get water supply within short proximity from their doorsteps.
Ruangwa District water woes would soon be eclipsed as the Mbwinji water project is completed, as it will supply safe and clean water to Ndanda up to Ruangwa, he stated.
Water Minister Jumaa Aweso assured the premier that he will supervise as appropriate to ensure the Mbwinji-Ruangwa water project is completed in time to enable residents to do away with the shortage of the essential fluid.
The sixth phase government has vowed to end challenges on the availability of safe and clean water supply countrywide, and people must be patient as the work is.proceeding, he added.