Magufuli extends austerity, anti-graft drive to EAC
Thursday March 3 2016
Regional heads of State during the 17th Ordinary EAC Summit in Arusha Tanzania. PHOTO | SAMUEL MIRING'U
Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who has won citizens’ praise for his tough stance against government inefficiencies and corruption, has warned the Arusha-based East African Community (EAC) Secretariat that he will watch keenly how the institution carries out its activities.
He lashed out at the Secretariat on its lavish spending on meetings and travels, accusing it of reaping off the region’s poor instead of working for them.
To the new EAC Secretary-General, Burundi’s Libérat Mfumukeko, the Tanzanian leader cautioned him that his mandate was to save the poor people, adding “You are not special.”