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Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing, has advised the government to put in line ‘provincial autonomy and competition’ among local government leaders if they are to push economic and social development in the country.
Dr Youqing made the statement on Tuesday evening during a follow-up seminar on Local Economic development for District Commissioners (DCs) in Tanzania, who had just arrived from China where they gone for a workshop aimed at promoting the traditional friendship between China and Tanzania as a country.
The Ambassador said that the competition is a healthy factor amongst others that had seen his country achieve various success in economic development, adding that: « If applied in Tanzania the country will record successful economic and social developments.
» The Minister of State in the President’s Office – Public Service Management and Good Governance Ms Angella Kairuki welcomed the suggestion as a vital move and promised to implement it.
Meanwhile, Ms Kairuki urged the DCs who attended the seminar in China to make use of the knowledge and skills they acquired there by exploiting potential opportunities in the country.