FLASH | Minister Sacked for Appearing Before Reps, Drunk

by on May 22, 2016

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has fired his interior minister for turning up in parliament allegedly the worse for wear for drink, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said Saturday.

“The president has revoked the appointment of Home Affairs Minister Charles Kitwanga following reports that he was drunk in parliament and failed to respond properly to questions,” Majaliwa told state-owned Tanzania Broadcasting corporation (TBC).

“Ministers and other civil servants must always display utmost integrity,” Majaliwa said.

The occasion Kitwanga had transgressed was not clear but his demise is in keeping with Magufuli’s “bulldozer” reputation.

The head of state has since taking office last October notably scrapped a number of ministerial foreign visits he deemed unnecessary and also cracked down on government entertainment budgets.

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Magafuli also annulled last December’s annual festivities to mark independence, a traditionally sumptuous affair, saying it would be “shameful” to spend money on a party in the wake of a cholera outbreak which killed dozens.

The no-nonsense Magufuli has also been probing stories of phantom civil servants with a bloated public sector fuelling widespread payroll fraud.

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  • Jibril
    May 22, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    a good move by mr.pres.


  • olorunwa omo akin
    May 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Comment…what Nigerian want is a general law that govern every body not this system that amount of right one could claim depends on how many SAN he can hire with stolen public fund. there is no difference between Nigeria and the society painted animal farm. hope we will not be push to where everyone will have to defend himself using whatever means available


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