Jumatatu, 12 Januari 2015

DR. JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, HOSTS NEW YEAR SHERRY PARTY FOR HEADS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

unnamed4wPresident Dr. Jakaya Mrisho kikwete talks to  heads of diplomatic
missions and international organisations during a New Year Sherry
Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015 STATE HOUSE PHOTOS
unnamed1wPresident Dr. Jakaya Mrisho kikwete addresses heads of
diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New Year
Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015unnamed2wPresident Dr. Jakaya Mrisho kikwete addresses heads of
diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New Year
Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015unnamed3w: President Dr. Jakaya Mrisho kikwete in a group photo with heads

of diplomatic missions and international organisations during a New
Year Sherry Party he hosted on Friday, 9th January, 2015


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Honourable Bernard Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation;
Your Excellency Juma Alfan Mpango, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps;
Excellencies, Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations;
Distinguished Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Welcome Remarks
I welcome you all to the State House. I thank you for accepting my invitation to attend this traditional event to commemorate the end of 2014 and welcome 2015. 
I do hope that, those of you who joined the diplomatic community in Dar es Salaam in 2014, have settled down, and are receiving the necessary cooperation of my government and of your diplomatic colleagues. I extend our very best wishes for the New Year to you all and through you to your Heads of State and Government, Heads if your respective institutions, your people, your spouses and staff,.
Economic and Political Development
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
The year 2014 has been a very eventful year for Tanzania. We are witnesses to important landmark events happening in the social-political and economic landscape of the country. The economy continued to register strong macro-economic performance. GDP growth is expected to be 7.4 percent compared to 7.3 percent in 2013. Inflation rate dropped from 6.0 percent in January 2014 to 4.8 percent in December 2014. This drop is a result of an increase in food production. Last year, we produced a surplus of 3.25 million tonnes of grains which is an increase of 31.4 percent compared to a surplus of 2.23 million tonnes in 2013. The objectives of Kilimo Kwanza and SAGCOT are working and succeeding.
We also registered an increase in export earnings. By 31 October, 2014, Tanzania exported goods and services worth USD 8.539 billion compared to USD billion 8.332 recorded at the same time in 2013. Had it not been for the fall in the world prices of coffee, tea, cashew nuts, cotton and gold, we would have done much better.
Excellencies;
In another development, last year, we concluded the rebasing exercise of our economic statistics. The base year will now be 2007 instead of 2001. Accordingly, therefore, the GDP of Tanzania in 2013 was 70 trillion shillings using 2007 base year compared to 53.7 billion shillings using 2001 base year. Likewise, GDP per capita is 977 USD compared to 742 USD using 2001 figures. Please be informed that this is the 5th time such an exercise was undertaken in Tanzania. Previously it was done in 1966, 1976, 1992 and 2001.
Social Progress
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen;
We also registered commendable progress in the social-economic services particularly in education, health care, water supply, roads, airports and railways. The New Education and Training Policy was approved by Cabinet. The Policy underlines improving access and quality of education and training as core tenet of the new policy. Everything else is an elaboration of how to see this core policy tenet is realised. 
There are two important factors of the new Policy that are worth mentioning. First the renewed emphasis on ensuring that Tanzanians get the type of education that will cater for the needs of the job market in terms of wage employment and self employment. The second is the aspiration of making secondary school education free from next year, 2016. The idea to make primary and secondary school education accessible to every Tanzanian is a major undertaking on our part. That is why we in government have given ourselves the task of ensuring proper preparations are made so that this noble goal can be realised smoothly. 
Excellencies;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
There are three other landmark developments in education which occurred in 2014 that I would like to share with you today. The first one is with regard to availability of primary and secondary school teachers. With the employment of 36,339 teachers in 2014 we remain with a shortage of 45,233 teachers of which 26,946 are for primary schools and 18,288 are for secondary schools. This is the lowest shortage of teachers we have ever been in the last seven years. Indeed, the cooperative endeavour of some of you and us, to invest in teacher training is paying desired dividends. 
The other important highlight worthy mentioning is the fact that there is no more shortage of teachers of arts subjects in secondary schools in Tanzania unlike the situation seven years ago. However, we are still contending with a shortage of 18,277 science teachers in secondary schools. The capacity of our training institutions is to produce 2,500 teachers annually, compounds the problem. In this regard, we welcome the innovative action by the University of Dodoma to design a diploma course for science and mathematics teachers. The plan to enrol 5,602 students annually beginning 2014/2015 academic year should help ease and resolve the shortage of these teachers at the earliest possible time.
Excellencies;
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