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We are all victims of violence and harassment. Women in Legal profession, Media, Medical field, Religious Institutions and CSOs are all being harassed, and it is a deplorable phenomenon across the globe. Everyone who works deserves to be protected, irrespective of contractual status, including interns, volunteers, job applicants, and persons exercising the authority of an employer.
Global efforts against violence and harassment will only be effective and meaningful when we garner joint efforts from every member of the society.
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania needs only TZS 150 billion for 5 years to cover the cost of 28 percent of health insurance for low-income Tanzanians, the country’s religious leaders have said at a recent Breakfast Debate organised by Policy Forum in collaboration with the Interfaith Standing Committee on Economic Justice and Integrity of Creation (ISCEJIC) on September 27, 2019.
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The Private sector in Tanzania has been urged to create incentives to promote ethical conduct in their businesses such as initiating reward schemes. The call was made by Joel Nanauka, a presenter at the debate when he was presenting on “What are the incentives for Tanzanian businesses to conduct their operations in an ethical manner?” during the Policy Forum breakfast debate slated 26th September 2014.
Tanzania government has been urged to create favorable conditions for the Diaspora, including policies which would enable them to contribute to the development of the country.
This was an appeal emerging from the Breakfast Debate entitled: “Migration and Development in Tanzania: What should Diaspora engagement look like?” that was organised by Policy Forum.
With new found gas reserves in Tanzania, there has been adequate talk of how the extraction of the resource can be maximized for the benefit of locals in the country. Observers have called for Government to demonstrate high commitment towards enhancing local content in the sector and international oil & gas companies to demonstrate the concrete steps they will take on this including development of human resources.
BRICS states have been urged to become more active and transparent in the Tanzania development dialogue with stakeholders as they seek to contribute to the country’s poverty reduction efforts as articulated in MKUKUTA. Tanzania has also been cautioned to be careful in handling foreign investors coming to the country offering contracts without transparency.
The water sector budget for the financial year 2013/2014 has been reduced to 398.4 billion Tanzanian shillings from 588.1 billion which was allocated to the sector budget in 2012/13, a reduction of about 190 billion shillings. Speaking during the Policy Forum's Breakfast Debate Mr.Fidelis Paul, Policy Analysist of WaterAid, said the reduction will result in the government continuing being donor dependent. He said looking at the 2013/14 national budget 36% of the total budget will be generated from domestic revenue while 64% of the development budget will depend on donors.