Tanzania will not accept foreign aid with strings attached


The government of Tanzania has refused to accept financial aid with conditions set out by donors from the international community reports the Citizen.

Tanzania’s Vice President Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan said that the Tanzanian government will not give in to strict conditions set out by some donors before accessing the financial support. She added that the government will gladly accept well intentioned aid.

“We cannot accept funds on condition of, say, endorsing same sex marriages. This cannot be tolerated. We shall run our country using our own money and resources,” she stressed.

Tanzania will use its own resources to build its economy

“We need to ensure that we pay taxes drawn from the money we make in our various businesses in order to bring about the development of our country,” she emphasised, adding: ” We can only build our country if we collect enough internal revenue and we are the ones to do so. We don’t need to depend on donors,”

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