- Published on Saturday, 31 December 2011 20:58
- Written by BILHAM KIMATI
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NEWLY appointed Chief Secretary, Ambassador Ombeni Yohana Sefue, has challenged civil servants to adopt efficient work system to ensure delivery of quality services for the nation to attain higher levels of development.
Amb. Sefue said on Saturday after being sworn-in at the State House in Dar es Salaam. He said collective responsibility was the central pillar to move the nation to years of socio-economic success.
“The nation celebrated 50 years of independence early this month. Every progress or accomplishment seen at different sectors like education, health, water, infrastructure and others resulted from responsibilities accomplished by the people,” he said.
He said proper planning, diligence, co-operation and honest among the human resources was the priorities that all entrusted personnel should focus on for realization of development.
The out-going Chief Secretary, Philemon Luhanjo, wished success to his successor, saying that he assumes the office at the time when the nation was in the process to prepare a new constitution and working out strategies to address power crisis.
On the seemingly slow implementation of duties among high ranking civil servants, Mr Luhanjo sounded philosophical saying that even in a classroom there are slow starters, but eventually they cope with the learning process and deliver accordingly.
The Minister of State in the President’s Office (Civil Society Relations and Co-ordination), Mr Stephen Wassira expressed confidence on the ability of Amb. Sefue at both national and international levels.
Again the minister of State, Prime Minister’s office, Policy Co-ordination and National Assembly, Mr William Lukuvi spoke well of Amb. Sefue describing him as a competent person with long experience in public service.
Meanwhile, President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed new Permanent Secretaries and a Deputy Permanent Secretary and transferred one and a deputy.
According to official statement issued on Friday by Mr Luhanjo, former Permanent Secretary, President’s Office (Ikulu), Mr Fanuel E. Mbonde has been transferred to the Ministry of Constitution and Justice, while Mr Alphayo Kidata, Deputy PS in same ministry goes to the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government.
The statement further says that former deputy PS in the Prime Minister’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Mr Eliakim C. Maswi, has been appointed PS in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.
President Kikwete has also appointed Mr Peter Ilomo, the former Chief Policy Co-ordinator, President’s Office, (Ikulu) the new PS President’s Office. Ms Susan Paul Mlawi has been appointed Deputy PS, President’s Office.
Before her appointment she served as cabinet under-secretary. All the appointed PSs will be sworn-in at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Monday.