We will not tolerate irresponsible officials - Mabula

10Jan 2020
Correspondent
Masasi
The Guardian
We will not tolerate irresponsible officials - Mabula

DEPUTY Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development Angelina Mabula has warned land officers in Masasi town council, Mtwara region for their recklessness in addressing people’s challenges and claims.

Deputy Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development Angelina Mabula

According to her, the officers working in the land department in the council are the major source of land conflicts in the area.

The deputy minister made the remarks here when he visited the office wanting the head of the department Hezron Asukile to write an explanation letter on why he should not be suspended from the position for failing to supervise the department.

During her visit, the minister found loopholes in the preparation and presentation of customer’s documents.

“This department is doing nothing because it has failed even to keep good record of land issues making the government lack accurate data and documents of the sector in the district…I haven’t been satisfied by the work which this department is doing,” she said.

Mabula further said that most of the loopholes are caused by recklessness of the officers in the department for failing to fulfill well their duties.

She said that the whole system of keeping land documents and files is worse thus causing unnecessary land conflicts in the district.

The deputy minister said; “We will not tolerate officials who are not serous in job; we want everyone to work hard and fulfill his or her responsibilities on time for the country’s development... So the ministry will at any time not hesitate to take disciplinary measures against officials failing to deliver.”

The head of land department at the council vowed to implement all the directives issued by the deputy minister.

“I am going to write the explanation letter immediately but also ensure that we improve the system of record keeping,” Asukile said.

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