Saturday, 28 November 2009

Be accountable and transparent, civil servants urged

From ThisDay, Dar es Salaam
By Pendo Ndovie

Civil servants have been challenged to perform their duties accordingly and ensure they are accountable and transparent whenever citizens are in need of basic services and or information.

Managing Director of a non-governmental organization (NGO), Twaweza Rakesh Rajan, made the statement here yesterday during a monthly Policy Forum breakfast debate on : Are policies put into practice? Reflections from nine villages.

From the study carried out in Sengerema, Maswa, Bunda, Mwanza, Kahama, among other districts, the findings have shown that most of the civil servants and particularly those in leadership tend to behave as gods and goddesses, a state of affairs that denies people’s right to information and the right to be served.

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