Saturday, 20 September 2014

Habari picha ya Mafunzo ya Maafa Mkoani Mtwara.

Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu, Idara ya Uratibu wa Maafa yatoa Mafunzo ya Dhana ya Maafa kwa wataalamu kutoka Halmashauri na Manispaa ya Mkoa wa Mtwara kwa ajili ya kuandaa Mpango wa Kujiandaa na Kukabiliana na Maafa. Miongoni mwa masuala yanaoelezwa ni pamoja na, jinsi ya Kujiandaa na Maafa, Kukabili, Kuzuia na namna ya kurudisha hali baada ya Maafa kutokea.

(Picha zote na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu Kitengo cha Mawasiliano Serikalini)

Speech by H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete during the USAID Forum on "Frontiers in Development; Ending Extreme Poverty".

KEYNOTE SPEECH BY DR. JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, DURING THE USAID FORUM ON “FRONTIERS IN DEVELOPMENT: ENDING EXTREME POVERTY”, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2014, WASHINGTON, D.C

Honourable Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator;
Honourable Mr. Mark Diop, Vice President of the World Bank;
Distinguished Participants;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Allow me to begin by thanking you Dr. Rajiv Shah for inviting me to participate in this Forum and for affording me the opportunity to share my thoughts on its very important theme of Ending Extreme Poverty. I commend the USAID for initiating this debate, and I hope participants will come up with pertinent proposals about ways and means to end this human degrading condition of our time. For those of us who live with this reality in our countries, it is heartwarming, indeed, to see that there are friends out here who care about the plight of the poorest and are ready to do what it takes to erase this scourge from the face of this planet.  
Distinguished Participants;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
The World Bank Report on End Extreme Poverty and Promote Shared Growth (2013) tells us that globally poverty has declined rapidly over the past three decades since 1990.  In this regard, some 700 million people have moved above the US$ 1.25 poverty line but about 1.2 billion still live under conditions of extreme poverty.  Out of the 1.2 billion people, more than 750 million live on less than US$ 1.0 a day and nearly 150 million others live on less than US$ 0.50 a day. Similarly, around 800 million are faced with hunger or have inadequate food supply and, 500 million of them, suffer from chronic malnutrition.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
It is good to note that the world has been able to achieve the Millennium Development Goal No.1 of reducing by half the number of people who live under extreme poverty. Indeed, poverty rate in developing countries has been reduced from 43.1 percent in 1990 to 20.6 percent by 2010. This achievement shows that it is possible to eradicate poverty in the world. However, this achievement has not been uniform across the developing world. China and India accounted for most of the success and nearly half of the poor live in 20 countries in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia and the Pacific.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
The challenge of overcoming extreme poverty is an overwhelming one in Africa. Africa is home to 33 of the 48 world’s least developed countries (LDCs). Moreover, in 2010 more than one-third of Sub-Saharan African countries had an extreme poverty rate of more than 50 percent. Among them, 12 countries had an extreme poverty rate of above 60 percent and 4 countries that are fragile and affected by conflicts were above 80 percent. This condition has not changed much today as we speak.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Clearly, political stability is an important factor in the fight against extreme poverty. Conflicts worsen the poverty situation. Conflicts disrupt economic activities, scare away investments and cause destruction of property including productive assets as well as social and economic infrastructure.  Unfortunately, Africa has had an unfair share of conflicts. Very few African countries have enjoyed uninterrupted peace in the five decades of Africas independence from colonial rule.  Of the 33 least developed countries from Africa 25 have gone through some form of conflict. Even the non LDCs in Africa have not been spared. Consequently, lack of peace and stability has been a critical factor in Africa’s slow pace towards poverty reduction.  
Paradoxically, even those countries which have had no conflicts have not done very well either.  The pace of poverty reduction has been muted. In my view, this is very much a function of the economic policies pursued, in the first two and half, decades since independence. They caused stagnation of economic growth and some economies actually shrank thus aggravating the poverty situation among the people. The turnaround began in the second half of the 1990s after the economic reforms introduced in the mid 1980s began to take effect.  The extent of the turnaround depended on the success of the reforms.  Likewise, the extent of poverty reduction depended on the success of the reform agenda and the level of poverty the country was in at the beginning of the reforms. It also depended on external environment in particular the global economic architecture which has not been so kind to poor nations and poor people in the developing world.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
My dear country Tanzania is a typical example of a country that enjoyed uninterrupted peace and stability since independence yet we are one of the LDCs from 1971 when LDCs classification started. Besides a hostile global environment, economic policies pursued soon after independence which did not succeed has a big hand in this state of affairs.  As a matter of fact, the economy declined to dangerous lows. Things began to change after the introduction of economic reforms from the 1980s. We have stayed the cause of reforms ever since with remarkable success.  The country is now enjoying strong macro-economic performance with the last decade being exceptionally successful.
Overall economic growth has increase from an average of 3.5 percent in the 1990s to the average of about 7 percent over the last decade. Despite this growth, poverty reduction has not been correspondingly impressive. In the last two decades income poverty declined from 39 percent in 1990 to 28.2 percent in 2012, a decline of about 11 percent only.  This explains why we will not be able to meet the MDG target of halving extreme poverty below the 1990 baseline by 2015. However, we have been successful with regard to reducing by a half the proportion of population living below the national food poverty line. This declined from 21.6 percent in 1990 to 9.7 percent in 2012, a decline of about 12 percent.
Distinguished Participants;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Our income poverty reduction efforts have not borne the expected results mainly because our growth has not been high enough in sectors that support the majority of the people, especially the poor.  The fast growing sectors and their ten-year average growth rates (2004 – 2013) were the following: (1) Services (8.0%) driven by Telecommunication (20.2%), Financial Services (10.8%) and Trade (8.2%); (2) Industry (8.5%) comprising of Construction (9.6%), Manufacturing (8.6%) and Mining (8.2%).  Unfortunately, agriculture, which supports about 75 percent of our population in terms of   employment and livelihood, grew at an average of only 4.2 percent in the last decade.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
The low growth in agriculture explains why the pace of poverty reduction has not been fast enough as expected. We have been taking action to transform and modernize our agriculture as exemplified by a number of programmes and initiatives being implemented in the country. The Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP), Kilimo Kwanza and SAGCOT are among such initiatives being undertaken. Noticeable progress is being registered and the future of Tanzania’s agriculture looks promising. 
Overall, in our quest to promote growth, development   and eradicate poverty comprehensively and in focused manner the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 (TDV 2025) was conceived in the late 1990s and unveiled in the year 2000. The Vision, envisages totransform Tanzania from a least developed country in the year 2000 to a middle income country by the year 2025. Tanzania will then be a country characterized by high quality livelihoods, peace, stability, unity and good governance; a well-educated and learning society; and a competitive semi-industrialized economy capable of producing growth and shared benefits.  
Ladies and Gentlemen;
After coming into office in December 2005, I undertook to implement the Vision in earnest. The first thing we did was an evaluation of the implementation status of the vision and then plan for its implementation for the remaining period. Subsequently we developed long term perspective plan for the remaining 15 years of the Vision.  We decided to divide it in three medium term development plans of five years each.  
We are implementing the first Five Year Development Plan (FYDP 2011/12 – 2015/16), whose overarching objective has been implementing measures that are geared at unleashing the growth potentials of Tanzania. Specifically, we are aiming at addressing infrastructural bottlenecks particularly in energy, ports, roads and railways; increasing the pool of skilled labor; advancing science, technology and innovation as well as information and communication technology (ICT); improve the general business environment and enhance   productivity in agriculture.
In the second Five Year Development Plan   (FYDP 2016/17 – 2020/21) we will focus on nurturing an industrial economy through the development of a vibrant industrial sector. The focus will be on natural gas based industries, agro-processing industries and medium technologies industries. We shall aim at creating jobs by promoting industrial sub-sectors with high potentials for employment creation. 
Ladies and Gentlemen;
In the third Five Year Development Plan (FYDP 2021/22 – 2025/26) our focus will be on realizing competitiveness of Tanzania in the regional and the world market place.  We will focus on improving competitiveness in all sectors, especially manufacturing and services so as to ensure that manufactured products from our economy are successfully exported. The target of this plan is to transform Tanzania into a manufacturing hub in the region whilst making sure that all the gains made in social services, the business environment, infrastructure development and productivity are consolidated and advanced.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Apart from high focus on transforming and modernizing agriculture during the implementation of the first Five Year Development Plan, we have accorded high priority to infrastructure development, particularly the transport subsector such as roads, railways, ports, airports and marine transport. The reason for doing this was to deal with one critical constraint to growth and development in the country. It will be easier to facilitate access to inputs and markets, reduce transportation costs and costs of doing business. Significant progress has been made in this regard with roads where 6,500 kilometers are already paved and 11,174 kilometers are under construction.  Our objective is to connect all regions in the country with paved roads is being realized. Also, we have been investing heavily in improving rural roads such that over 80 percent are now passable throughout the year. 
With regard to electricity priority is on increasing energy generation and distribution.  The aim is to catalyze economic activities and improve living standards of our people since energy is key to development and decent life. We intend to increase electricity generation from the current 1,478MW to 2,780MW by 2015. Correspondingly, we are expanding electricity distribution and in doing so, the percentage of households and businesses with access to electricity has increased from 10 percent in 2005 to 36 percent currently. 
Ladies and Gentlemen;
In an effort to transform our country’s economy from that of being an exporter of primary products to one that exports value added products. We aim to export more manufactured, processed or semi processed goods from our agricultural products, minerals and other natural resources of which Tanzania is richly endowed. Therefore, we are giving special attention to industrialization. Value addition through industrialization will stimulate more production in raw material source sectors. Also, it will help create jobs and increase employment and incomes thus lifting more people out of poverty.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
To ensure employability of Tanzanians particularly our young people, we have, as a matter of priority, expanded education opportunities at all levels from primary, secondary, vocational to university level. We have more young boys and girls in primary and secondary schools and young men and women in universities than any other time in history. We have increased training and skills development opportunities at various specialized and vocational schools. We have decided to do so because we know the power of education in moving communities out of poverty. It is a game changer.
We have, also, increased investment in health care development which is an important factor in human capital development.  It is beginning to pay dividends as evidenced by improved human development situation in the country. More and more Tanzanians have access to health and almost all the major killer diseases are on the decline. Life expectancy has increased from 51 years in 2002 to 61 years in 2012. Due to improvement of health system, our country has also recorded significant gains in child survival rates as measured by reduction of infant and under five mortality rates. Infant Mortality Rate has declined from 115 per 1,000 live births in 1988 to 21 per 1,000 live births over the in 2013.   On the other hand, Under Five Mortality rates have improved from 231 per 1,000 live births 1988 to 54 per 1,000 live births in 2013.  Definitely, these are significant gains in human development.
With regard to education, after succeeding in increasing access to education at all levels our preoccupation now is on improving the quality of education. Here, also, we have been making significant progress on availability of teachers, text books and other teaching aids.  However, we need to do more on teachers housing and science laboratories.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
         In our efforts to promote growth and eradicate poverty our experience has taught us a few important lessons which I want to share with you. First, with the right policy mix, appropriate intervention from government and enhanced private sector participation, transformation of the economy is possible. Second, we can win the battle of eradicating income poverty and hunger if we invest in growth enhancing, job creating and poverty reducing interventions. Our efforts in that direction have led to reduction of income poverty by 7.8 percentage points from 36 percent in 2005 to 28.2 percent in 2012 and attainment of MDG target of reducing food poverty by 50 percent. Third, support to vulnerable people or households, through conditional cash transfer or provision of public services, is important if growth and poverty reduction efforts are to be more inclusive.
Distinguished participants;
Invited Guests;        
Ladies and Gentlemen;
In conclusion, let me repeat my opening statement that the world is still faced with a daunting task of eliminating extreme poverty and that this task is even more daunting in Africa and LDCs like Tanzania. Political stability and promotion of inclusive and pro-poor economic growth are pre-requisites to poverty eradication. The growth decade in Africa and indeed Tanzania has taught us the lesson that economic growth, while fundamental, is not sufficient.  Growth ought to be quality growth for it to be sufficient; meaning it has to be inclusive, create employment and increase people’s incomes.
For this to happen, such growth must take place in pro-poor sectors that ensure inclusivity and accessibility to the growth process by the poor and the marginalized sections of the society. We are encouraged by the World Bank assurance that extreme poverty as measured by spending less than US$ 1.25 a day can be reduced to no more than 3 percent by 2030 by fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in every country. We all look with great anticipation to that glorious year, when almost all our people will be living in a prosperous world and living a prosperous life.
     It would be remiss of me if I conluded my remarks without acknowledging  and thanking the Government and people of the USA for the invaluable support they are extending to developing countries like Tanzania in our endeavours to wrestle our people from object poverty to prosperity.  The support is making the difference we all desire. Please continue to do good job. 
Thanks for your attention.

Pamoja na changamoto nyingi ambazo nchi za Afrika zinakumbana nazo, bado kuna uwezekano wa kuondosha umaskini katika bara hilo-Rais Kikwete.


THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
DIRECTORATE OF PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS

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TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Pamoja na changamoto nyingi ambazo nchi za Afrika zinakumbana nazo, bado kuna uwezekano wa kuondosha umaskini katika bara hilo.
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amesema hayo jana  tarehe 19 Septemba, 2014 jijini Washington DC katika hotuba yake kwenye mkutano unaojadili  Maendeleo na  kumaliza Umaskini,  mkutano uliondaliwa  na Shirika la Misaada la Marekani (USAID).
" Tukiwa  na  sera sahihi, Serikali kuingilia kati pamoja na ushirikiano  na sekta binafsi, inawezekana kuondoa umaskini. Juhudi hizi zikifanikiwa inawezekana kuondosha kabisa umaskini"  Rais amesema.
Mkutano wa USAID Frontiers in Development, Ending Extreme Poverty, pia umehudhuriwa na Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje wa Marekani Bw. John Kerry ambaye katika hotuba yake ya ufunguzi, amemzungumzia Rais Kikwete kuwa ni kiongozi mtendaji na ambaye amechangia katika kuleta Amani katika nchi za Ukanda wa Maziwa Makuu na kukuza utawala Bora nchini Tanzania.
"Maneno ya Rais Kikwete, sio maneno tu, ni kiongozi anayetenda na kufanikisha mambo, tunamshukuru kwa kukuza Amani katika nchi za Maziwa Makuu na utawala Bora Tanzania" Amesema Bw. Kerry .
Akitolea mfano wa mafanikio ambayo Tanzania imeyafikia hadi sasa katika mkutano huo, Rais Kikwete ameelezea hatua za maendeleo na kiuchumi  pamoja na changamoto zake kuanzia wakati wa Uhuru hadi leo. Amesema mafanikio ya kiuchumi yameanza kuonekana nchini Tanzania baada ya kutangazwa kwa Mageuzi ya Kiuchumi kwenye miaka ya 1980 ambapo nchi imedumu nayo na kuonyesha mafanikio.

"Uchumi umekua kutoka asilimia 3.5 Mwaka 1990 hadi kufikia  kiwango cha asilimia 7 katika kipindi cha miaka 10 iliyopita"
Rais Kikwete amewaeleza washiriki mbalimbali na wageni waalikwa na kuelezea waziwazi kuwa pamoja na mafanikio hayo, bado kiwango cha kuondosha umaskini hakijaridhisha vya kutosha.
Rais ameelezea kuwa kiwango hiki cha uchumi hakiridhishi kwa sababu sekta muhimu ya kilimo ambayo ndiyo inayotoa ajira kwa Watanzania wengi, haijakua na kuendelea vya kutosha na badala yake sekta zinazohusika na utoaji huduma, mawasiliano, ujenzi, uzalishaji na madini ndiyo zimekua zaidi.
"Sekta ya kilimo ambayo ndiyo inawahudumia Watanzania wapatao asilimia 75 kwa njia ya ajira na kujikimu kimaisha imekua kwa wastani wa asilimia 4.2 katika kipindi cha miaka 10 "
Amesema na kuainisha kuwa tatizo hili ndilo limefanya juhudi za kuondosha umaskini nchini Tanzania kutokufanikiwa kwa kiwango kinachotarajiwa.
Rais Kikwete yuko nchini Marekani, kuhutubia Baraza Kuu la Umoja wa Mataifa Jumatano tarehe 24 Septemba, 2014. Pamoja na Baraza Kuu la Umoja wa Mataifa, Rais Kikwete anatarajiwa kuhudhuria mkutano wa wakuu wa nchi za Afrika kuhusu Mabadiliko ya Hali ya Hewa Duniani, mkutano ambao unatarajiwa kuwa nchi za Afrika zitatoka na msimamo wake kuhusu suala la Mabadiliko ya Tabia Nchi, msimamo ambao utajadiliwa na kupelekwa katika Umoja wa Mataifa katika kikao chake kikubwa kuhusu Tabia nchi kinachotarajiwa kufanyika tarehe 23 Septemba, 2014.

Imetolewa na;
Premi Kibanga,
Mwandishi wa Habari wa Rais Msaidizi,
Washington DC – USA
20  Septemba,2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

Tanzania kuwa Mwenyeji wa Tamasha la Sanaa.



Na Anitha Jonas.



TANZANIA inatarajia kuwa mwenyeji wa tamasha la sanaa  litakaloandaliwa na Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni (TaSUBa) iliyopo Wilayani Bagamoyo Mkoani Pwani kuanzia tarehe 22 hadi 28 Septemba mwaka huu.


Aidha Jumla vikundi 143 vya Tanzania vinatarajia kuonyesha kazi zao mbalimbali za sanaa katika tamasha hilo ambalo linatarajia kushirikisha jumla ya mataifa 8 kutoka Mabara ya Asia, Ulaya na Afrika.


Akizungumza na  waandishi wa habari leo  Ijumaa (Septemba 19, 2014) Jijini Dar es Salaam Kaimu Mtendaji wa TaSUBa Bw. Michael Kadinde aliyataja mataifa yanayoshiriki tamasha hilo kuwa ni Norway, Ujerumani, Korea, Uganda, Zambia, Burundi, New Zealand pamoja na Kenya.


 Kalinde alizitaja kazi za sanaa zinazotarajiwa kuonyeshwa katika tamasha hilo kuwa ni pamoja na ngoma, muziki na vichekesho.


Naye Afisa Mkuu Idara ya Taaluma Bw. Gabriel Kiiza alisema kuwa Tamasha hilo linatarajia kukusanya  watazamaji   10,000 kutoka katika nchi washiriki kwa malengo ya kutazama sanaa mbalimbali zilizoandaliwa kitaalamu kutoka kwa wanafunzi na wakufunzi wa mataifa husika. 


 “Nawaomba Watanazania wajitokeze kwa wingi ili waweze kuja kuona sanaa hizi zitakazowakilishwa na wasanii kutoka sehemu mbalimbali za dunia ili waweze kujifunza kupitia sanaa hizo”alisema Kadinde.


Kwa upande wake Mwenyekiti wa Tamasha na Mkufunzi wa Sanaa kutoka TaSUBa Bw  Abrahaman Bafadhili Bura aliongeza kuwa taasisi hiyo kwa sasa inapitia changamoto mbalimbali kama ikiwemo ukosefu wa fedha hivyo ametoa wito kwa Taasisi binafsi na umma kwa ujumla kuwapa ushirikiano katika kufanikisha tamasha hilo nchini.


Wananchi watakiwa kutoa ushirikiano kwa wataalam wa kufuatilia Utafiti wa Hali ya Umasikini katika Kaya Tanzania 2014/2015 utakaofanyika kuanzia mwezi Oktoba mwaka huu.


 Naibu Waziri wa Fedha –Sera, Mhe. Mwigulu Nchemba akifungua mafunzo ya wiki tatu ya wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar  watakaoendesha utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya mwaka 2014/15.
 Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Morogoro Mhe. Joel Bendera akiwakaribisha washiriki wa mafunzo ya wiki 3 ya utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya mwaka 2014/15 mkoani Morogoro
 Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu Dkt. Albina Chuwa akizungumzia  umuhimu wa matumizi ya takwimu sahihi wakati wa ufunguzi wa mafunzo ya wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar  watakaoendesha utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya nchini mwaka 2014/15.
 Washiriki wa mafunzo ya wiki tatu ya wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar  watakaoendesha utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya nchini mwaka 2014/15 yanayofanyika mkoani Morogoro wakifuatilia masuala mbalimbali .
 Washiriki wa mafunzo ya wiki tatu ya wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar  watakaoendesha utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya nchini mwaka 2014/15 yanayofanyika mkoani Morogoro wakifuatilia masuala mbalimbali .
 Naibu Waziri wa Fedha –Sera, Mhe. Mwigulu Nchemba akisalimiana akisalimiana na washiriki wa mafunzo ya wiki tatu ya wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar  watakaoendesha utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya mwaka 2014/15 mkoani Morogoro.
Naibu Waziri wa Fedha –Sera, Mhe. Mwigulu Nchemba akisalimiana na Mkuu wa mkoa wa Morogoro Mhe. Joel Bendera wakati wa ufunguzi wa mafunzo ya wiki tatu ya wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar  watakaoendesha utafiti wa kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika kaya mwaka 2014/15 mkoani Morogoro.



(Na. Mwandishi wetu – Morogoro).

Serikali imewataka wananchi na viongozi wa maeneo mbalimbali nchini kuhakikisha kuwa wanatoa ushirikiano kwa wadadisi kutoka Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu watakaoendesha  zoezi la utafiti wa ukusanyaji  wa takwimu za kufuatilia hali ya umasikini katika  kaya kwa mwaka 2014/2015, utaokaofanyika  kuanzia Oktoba mwaka huu.

Kauli hiyo imetolewa jana mkoani Morogoro na Naibu Waziri wa Fedha –Sera, Mhe. Mwigulu Nchemba wakati akifungua mafunzo ya wiki tatu ya wakufunzi, Wasimamizi na wadadisi watakaoendesha utafiti huo kutoka Tanzania Bara  na  Zanzibar.

Amesema serikali  kupitia Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu kwa upande wa Bara na ile ya Mtakwimu Mkuu wa Serikali Zanzibar  imeamua  kufanya utafiti huo ili kupata takwimu bora na sahihi zitakazoiwezesha kujitathmini na kupima juhudi zake katika kuwaletea wananchi maendeleo, kukuza uchumi na kupunguza umasikini wa kipato.

Amesema utafiti huo  pamoja na tafiti zilizopita utaiwezesha serikali kuchambua kiundani sababu zinazofanya kaya nyingi nchini kuendelea kubaki kwenye umasikini,  baadhi kutoka kwenye  umasikini na nyingine kuingia kwenye umasikini.

“Kufanyika kwa utafiti huu kutatuwezesha kufahamu namna na sababu zinazofanya kaya kuendelea kubakia kwenye umasikini , baadhi ya kaya kutoka kwenye umasikini na nyingine  kuingia kwenye umasikini” Amesema.

Ameongeza kuwa kukamilika kwa utafiti huo kutaiwezesha serikali kuelewa kwa kina changamoto zinazoikabili katika utekelezaji wa Sera, mikakati na programu mbalimbali za maendeleo kwa wananchi.

Mhe. Mwigulu amefafanua kuwa Serikali itaendelea kuiwezesha Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu kwa kuijengea uwezo ili iweze kukamilisha tafiti mbalimbali zinazoendelea kufanyika nchini kwa kufikisha matokeo ya tafiti hizo katika ngazi zote za utawala
“Nia yetu ni kuhakikisha kuwa mipango ya maendeleo ya wananchi inapangwa kwa kutumia takwimu rasmi, kwa upande wetu serikali takwimu rasmi ni masikio  na macho katika utendaji wa kazi za kilia siku” Amesisitiza Mh. Mwigulu.

Aidha, amewataka wakufunzi, wasimamizi na wadadisi watakaoendesha zoezi hilo walio kwenye mafunzo hayo kutoa elimu kwa wananchi katika maeneo yote watakayopita kuhusiana na umuhimu wa zoezi hilo kwa taifa  na kusisitiza kuwa serikali haitawavumilia wadadisi watakaokiuka maadili katika utekelezaji wa majukumu yao.

Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu Dkt. Albina Chuwa akizungumza wakati wa ufunguzi wa mafunzo hayo amesema  kuwa washiriki wa mafunzo hayo watakaofaulu wataruhusiwa kushiriki katika utafiti huo.

Amesema kuwa utafiti huo hufanyika  kila baada ya miaka 2  kwa kuzipitia kaya binafsi ambazo huhojiwa kwa vipindi tofafuti ili kupata ufahamu wa namna ambavyo kaya zinaingia na kutoka kwenye hali ya umasikini wa kipato na sababu zinazochangia hali hiyo.

Ameeleza kuwa kwa mwaka huu utafiti huo utakuwa wa nne  kufanyika hapa nchini ukitanguliwa na zile zilizofanyika mwaka 2008/09, 2010/11 na 2012/13.
Amefafanua kuwa madodoso ya utafiti huo yatafuatilia na kukusanya taarifa muhimu za sekta nyingine muhimu ambazo zinaweza kuchambuliwa kwa  kuhusishwa  na hali ya umasikini zikiwemo kilimo, uvuvi, mifugo, Afya, Ajira na Upatikanaji wa huduma za maji, umeme, afya na elimu.

Amesema Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu itahakikisha  takwimu hizo zinasambazwa katika ngazi zote za utawala kwa ajili ya kutumika  kupanga mipango ya maendeleo ya wananchi.  

Kwa upande wake Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Morogoro, Joel Bendera awali akizungumza wakati wa kuwakaribisha washiriki wa mafunzo hayo mkoani Morogoro amesema kuwa bila takwimu sahihi hakuna mipango ya maendeleo inayoweza kufanyika.
Amesema kuwa kukamilika kwa utafiti huo  kutatoa picha halisi ya nini kifanyike katika kuwaletea maendeleo wananchi.