Saturday, 27 February 2010

Take action on graft President Kikwete urged

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Florence Mugarula

President Jakaya Kikwete's strong condemnation of corruption on Thursday, has been welcomed by several commentators, but asked him to take concrete action to show his commitment to route out the vice.

A cross section of political leaders and other analysts, said the President's stance would be strengthened and win support of pessimists if he links his words with swift action against anyone implicated in corruption.

Mr Kikwete said on Thursday that the ongoing anti-corruption drive would remain high on the government's agenda if he will be re-elected in the forthcoming General Election in October.

The president was opening the annual conference of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau in Mwanza.

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