The ruling, government, has been accused of spending billions of tax payers’ money on endless foreign trips. Moreover, the country is reported to lag behind in the region in attracting foreign investors. In his New Year message, the President cited that the global recession has adversely affected the country’s economy. “The country projected an economic growth of 7.8 percent but dropped to 5 percent coupled by decline in revenue collection that went down by 9 percent,” he said.
The government is in a rescue mission that will eventually change the country for the better due to the recovery of economies of developed countries. Meanwhile, the Tanzania government has embarked on a subscribers’ cell-phone registration drive across the country. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) says a law is underway that will see the sim-card registration mandatory. Statistics within the government reveal that there is an increased mobile phone usage in the country. Over the past eight years, the number of subscribers has risen from 300,000 to 14 million within the six mobile phone service providers in the country.
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