President John Pombe Magufuli met and held talks with former president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Donald Kaberuka in Dar es Salaam on Friday, expressing confidence on development counsel that Tanzania will receive from various sectors in the country.
President Magufuli said Tanzania can benefit immensely from Dr Kaberuka’s advice on the country’s different development plans, including how the nation can reap more from the abundant natural resources, according to a statement released yesterday from the State House in Dar es Salaam.
“This is a unique opportunity for Tanzania, we believe that we can gain from your advice on our various development plans and how we can profit more from the abundant natural resources available in the country, including mineral deposits, natural gas, vast land, livestock, ports, lakes and national parks,” stressed President Magufuli.
The president expressed his appreciation for the contribution extended by Dr Kaberuka during his tenure as the AfDB president, where Tanzania received support on various development projects, especially construction of road infrastructure.
On his part, Dr Kaberuka commended President Magufuli for being elected Tanzania’s 5th president, where his steps to increase domestic revenue, fight corruption and his plans to use available natural resources shows that the nation is in the right development direction.
Dr Donald Kaberuka is a Rwandan economist and former Minister of Finance and Economic who had been the president of the African Development Bank from September 2005 until September 2015.
Théogène U @bwiza.com