The Public Accounts Committee is one of the standing committees of the Parliament of Tanzania. Among its major functions, the Committee is responsible for scrutinizing government expenditures, government financial year accounts and any other accounts presented to the National Assembly as the Committee deems fit to examine. It is also mandated to scrutinize the report of the Controller and Auditor General (CAG). In exercising these functions, it is the duty of the committee to see that money reflected in the estimates of expenditure are expended as authorized and that expenditures are duly authorized by the appropriate authorities under existing accounting procedures. Committee members are drawn from sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) and are appointed by the Speaker. The PAC is an important body for overseeing the implementation of the budget and the use of public monies.
A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and a potential exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the next decades.
From Passive to Active Industrial Policy: Improving Locally Manufactured Supplies to the Tanzanian Health Sector
Seizing a major opportunity: industrial development with health sector benefits Local manufacturers in Tanzania are not sharing in the large and expanding market for health-related commodities. The health sector buys medicines and other supplies such as cotton wool, protective gloves, syringes, diagnostic test kits, laboratory supplies, medical equipment, and infection control items such as soap […]
Active participation in local governance is necessary for improving a citizen’s quality of life. Participation is manifested by the citizen’s active role in governance structures (village/ neighborhood (mtaa) assembly meetings), active involvement in public service committees (water management committees, school committees, etc.), and active involvement in preparing village/ neighborhood and ward plans.
This paper examines production and market arrangements in the sugar value chain in Tanzania, an industry that involves a significant number of smallholders producing sugarcane for monopsonic processors. The study followed an exploratory approach, including the triangulation of data through interviews with key institutions such as the Sugar Board of Tanzania (SBT), milling companies, intermediary […]