Monday, 11 August 2008

World Bank to help ‘alleviate poverty’

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

AN official with the World Bank (WB) has affirmed the bank’s continued material and moral support for Tanzania's efforts to alleviate poverty amid research findings which show that urban populations in the country live “far below the poverty line.”

“We are determined to continue cooperating closely with the government, through Tanzania Social Action Fund (Tasaf), in a bid to alleviate poverty," the International Financial Institution's representative, Mr David Mlongo, said.

Mr Mlongo was addressing Mwanza City councillors, Ward Executive Officers, representatives of Civil Society Organizations and the business community, during the launching of the Mwanza City Community Foundation (MCCF) at the weekend.

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