CHILDREN must be nurtured and guided by their parents so that they can grow into responsible God-fearing generation, Tanzania Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said.
Majaliwa was speaking over the weekend at the function to raise funds for the construction of a house of a Roman Catholic priest, at Zuzu Parish located few kilometers from Dodoma municipality.
He said: "It's high time for parents to take the responsibility of nurturing children in a manner that they become God-fearing; which in turn will create a very disciplined and hardworking nation."
The premier explained that a nation with disciplined people starts at the family level; "If our households live undisciplined life, it is difficult to have a nation with disciplined people. So, it's important for families to ensure that their children are God-fearing."
He suggested the need for parents to ensure that they assess on how they are nurturing their children, so that at the end of the day they do what they are supposed to do.
"Through what we learnt today (Saturday), we need to assess ways we've been raising our children. Let's ask ourselves that do our children get what they are supposed to get? Are we nurturing our children God fearing or we train them to grab public resources for their own interests? Do we ask them on where they get sudden wealth ?," queried PM.
"Let's use this opportunity to encourage parents that they should invest in better ways of nurturing children for better future generation."
During the fund raising event, Prime Minister and his wife contributed 10m/-, whereby 160m/- was collected. Out of that 111,150,000/- were pledges and 38,447,000/- cash.
Former Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda was among the people who attended the function, adding that the fund raising was a result of the decision made by Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dodoma, Beatusi Kinyaiya of appointing Zuzu to be a parish. Zuzu was a sub-parish.