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State of nutrition

By The Citizen Reporter
About 120 Tanzanian children below the age of five die every day due to malnutrition, a problem whose solution is however, at an arm's length reach. A new report says the country is facing a severe vitamin and mineral deficiency that besides the loss of life, also costs the nation a whooping Sh700 billion in loss of income annually. High levels of malnutrition cause death, but rarely because children starve. Children are dying needlessly because their diets lack basic nutrients to build strong immune systems and stay healthy,says Irenei Kiria, Executive Director of Sikika.

The Globe and Mail

John Githongo, Twaweza's Head in Kenya, outlines possible benefits of citizen accountability movements in Africa.

The Citizen

Uwazi Manager, Hans Hoogeveen, commenting on the change to the system whereby inflation rates are decided.

Allowances drain public coffers

NCCR- Mageuzi National Chairman James Mbatia has said unless the government freezes the culture of allowances, Tanzanians should never expect their taxes to bring tangible results in their lives.

Reforming Allowances

Twaweza and Uwazi worked together with Policy Forum to produce a briefing called 'Reforming Allowances: A Win-Win Approach to Improved Service Delivery, Higher Salaries for Civil Servants and Saving Money'.
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