A new research conducted in Dar es Salaam has revealed that people have been generally satisfied with the government’s positive response to the Controller and Auditor (CAG) report.
Speaking to journalists at the weekend, social researcher Dorica Andrew said after release of the CAG report, the ruling party (CCM) and opposition parties put pressure on the government to remove ministers and executives accused of embezzlement and misuse of public funds.
She noted that social studies conducted through interviews recently have revealed that many Dar es Salaam residents have been impressed by what had transpired inside and outside the Parliament following the release of the CAG report.
According to the research, whose results were released last month, the cabinet reshuffle was endorsed by 68.7 per cent of the interviewed residents while 26.2 per cent said more should be done, and around 5 per cent said the actions had gone too far.
Andrew said after persistent pressure from the public and legislators, the government acted accordingly when President Jakaya Kikwete reshuffled the cabinet, during which he dropped several ministers named in the CAG report.
The expert explained that the wide coverage of the scandals unveiled by the CAG in his report contributed to prompt action from the higher appointing authority.
“Even the President was happy with the CAG performance.