Magufuli leads nation in nationwide clean up exercise

LEADING VY EXAMPLE: President John Magufuli getting hands dirty as gathers trash

LEADING VY EXAMPLE: President John Magufuli getting hands dirty as gathers trash

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Wednesday led the nation in a national clean up exercise as part of activities to commemorate the country’s 54th independence anniversary from British rule in 1961.

The president cancelled the nation’s well celebrated event as he maintains a strong stance on cutting unnecessary government spending. The President directed the TShs 400 billion that had been budgeted for the national Independence Day celebrations to be channeled towards expanding the Morroco-Mwenge highway to cut traffic congestion, a major challenge among motorists in Dar es Salaam.

“It is very shameful to spend money while our people are dying of cholera,” said Dr Magufuli who spent 45 minutes along with his wife and First Lady Janeth Magufuli  cleaning  exercise the backyard of Magogoni’ State House.

Senior government officials also joined the campaign to clean all the dirty places across the city. Former President Dr Jakaya Kikwete and his wife Mama Salima Kikwete along with community members participated in the cleanup exercises in his home town Chalinze Kibaha district-Coast Region.

Prime Minister Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa took part in cleaning the country’s populated international market—Kariakoo.

Earlier in his address to the press, the president insisted that his administration will continue to protect the country’s independency, freedom, unity and peace in all means possible.

“During the time when we gained our independence, the then government campaigned for independence and work. My government will be strictly to work and nothing else,” he stressed.