According to the opposition leaders, the deaths resulting from the flooding would have been avoided if the government through its agencies was vigilant enough to block roads to avoid traffic on the roads that were submerged by the floods.
Otafiire noted that previous poverty eradication programs rolled out by the government such as the Operation Wealth Creation, Youth Livelihood Programme, and Emyooga programs were full of mistakes, and the money never reached the intended beneficiaries.
“The Minister shall, in consultation with the Minister responsible for Finance and the Minister responsible for the Public Service, determine the remuneration payable to…Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Council, Councilors of the council, Mayors and Deputy mayors of lower urban councils, speakers and Deputy Speakers of lower urban councils, chairpersons and councilors of lower urban councils,” reads clause 2 of the Bill approved by the House.
The Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and Energy and Mineral Development, say they have also been collaborating with the Tanzania government to improve transportation through the country.
The Third Deputy Prime Minister Lukia Isanga Nakadama, who represented the government at the burial revealed that the government had injected Shillings 45 million into the burial arrangements. According to Nakadama, Shillings 25 million went to different funeral service providers, and Shillings 20 million was handed to the family in cash.