Tanga regional commissioner Chiku Gallawa has urged the newly appointed district commissioners to be close to the people strive to find solutions to their problems.
She said the people have high expectations that the newly appointed DCs will bring changes, especially in tackling problems which hinder development, and work hard in collaboration with other stake holders to speed up development in the their respective districts.
Gallawa made the remarks recently at the DCs' swearing-in ceremony held at the regional commissioner’s office.
She said there are many challenges which have been facing the people and that as leaders they should make sure that they meet the residents’ expectations, especially in the matter of development.
Galawa challenged them to be in the frontline in mobilising development of the people through use of different economic opportunities available in their areas.
She said leaders should consider themselves successful when they help their people to solve their problems, end conflicts and open up new opportunities for development, especially sustainable development using locally available natural resources.
“Tanga region is exceptionally lucky as it is endowed with different economic opportunities. It's for us leaders to mobilise the people and lead them to prosperity," said the RC.
The new DCs and their districts in blackests are Halima Dendegu (Tanga),Hemed Majid (Lushoto) and Muhingo Rweyemamu (Handeni).
Others are Suleiman Kiwowo (Kilindi),Mboni Mgaza (Mkinga),Mrisho Gambo (Korogwe) and Afsa Ntasiwa (Pangani).
Giving their views on different occasions, the new DCs pledged to work hard in order to bring about development in their districts.
They said they would not disappoint the president who had appointed them, so their main obligation is to work hard so that the residents will have faith in their government.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by different people including leaders from districts and relatives and friends of the new DCs.
Shortly after his swearning in as the new Korogwe District Commissioner, Mrisho Gambo has pledged to read in detail the report of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) in order to cross-check how much the district collected and how it expended it.
Speaking in a special interview with this paper, Gambo said that among strategies he plans to employ include revisiting the five-year development plan of the district for the purpose of ensuring that they could be implemented.
“I will first go over the CAG report, scrutinize the implementation of the five- year development plan, evaluate its viability and coordinate discussion on what should be the right direction the district should take," said Gambo.
For her part, Pangani District Commissioner Hafsa Mtasiwa promised to ensure that the district becomes another major tourist destination at both the national and international levels in order to attract more investments in the district.
“What I'm asking the people and leaders of Pangani is their cooperation to ensure that the district becomes another major tourist destination for our own development," said Mtasiwa.