By Moshi Shabani
Tanzania Vice President Sami Suluhu Hassan has launched the Multi National Conference on Food Fortification and ordered all Regional Commissioners to make sure that money allocated in supporting food fortification to children are disbursed on time.
Already the government has set aside 11bn/- for such activities.
“Regional Commissioners and other leaders at regional level should make sure that the money allocated is used as intended in supporting food fortification for our children,” she said.
VP has said allocating budget is another issue and implementation is another issue too, it’s better for Government Officers to understand their responsibility and work hard to make sure the allocated money is used to eradicate malnutrition in children
Samia advised Government Officers to cooperate with fortification stakeholder so that to create the coordination that will help them moving forward and fight against malnutrition in Tanzania.
"Tanzania Economic growth now stands at 7 percent, it is a shame to have malnutrition in our children whom we depend, and we need to fight together and move forward" She said.
VP Samia Suluhu has advised the Government Officers to make sure they are invest in data system to understand area to cover on malnutrition, types of nutrient and the outcome.