The Fifth Phase Government will put great emphasis on the construction of industries. I acknowledge the fact that the private sector is the major driver of building an industry-based economy. If we were truly to develop a sustainable economy, there is no other way but industrialization.
– H.E Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, November 2015, The President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Since it’s independence in 1961, Tanzania has had four presidents. The current government is lead by Tanzania’s fifth president of the republic, President John Pombe Magufuli. With his well-known slogan “Hapa Kazi Tu” which translates to “It’s all about work”. President Magufuli was sworn-in on November 5, 2015.
President Magufuli has a zero tolerance towards official’s corruption and graft of government funds. Moreover, President Magufuli is known for his minimalist approach in government spending and he has no tolerance to wasteful expenditures.
Under President Magufuli, the government has made impressive progress in implementing measures for effective TAX collection.