Simbachawene expected to visit Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions

22Jul 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Simbachawene expected to visit Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions

HOME Affairs minister George Simbachawene is expected to begin a tour of duty in Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions where among other things will visit institutions under his docket.

The minister will visit the Tanzania police training college at Moshi Kilimanjaro and he will be accompanied by heads of institutions under the ministry.

Speaking to journalists, the minister said he has finished his tour in Iringa and hailed the institutions under the ministry including the National Identification Authority (NIDA), the Immigration Department and the Prison department.

“The aim of the tour was to see the performance of the institutions in the region including listening to challenges,” he said.

While in Iringa minister Simbachawene called on the director general of the National Identification Authority (Nida), Dr Anorld Kihaule to resign, claiming that he has failed in his duty to ensure that Tanzanian citizens receive national identity cards on time.

Simbachane made the remarks on Monday this week in Iringa while speaking to officials of the institutions under his ministry, saying that since he was appointed as a minister in 2020, only one million IDs have been printed.

He said he could not accept the situation and has told Dr Kihaule to tell the President that he has failed in his job.

The minister said he could not accept the situation and has since told Dr Kihaule to tell the President that he has failed in his job.

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