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An analysis made by Policy Forum shows that in Africa, 10 to 12 million youth enter the workforce each year although only 3 million formal jobs are created whilst the impact of the enduring COVID-19 pandemic is highly expected to worsen the trend. Considering the population of Tanzania which has increased more than four times from 12.3 million in 1967 to 55.9 million in 2019 where the average annual growth rate according to the 2012 Population and Housing Census is 3.1% which also stipulates 77% of Tanzanians are below the age of 35 and 19% are between 15-24 years.
Policy Forum’s 2021/22 Pre-Budget Position Statement The State of 2021/2022 Budget: Towards a Competitive and Industrialized Nation for Human Development
The National Audit Office (NAOT) and the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) completed and submitted the audit reports to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan on March 28, 2021 and which were tabled subsequently in Parliament on 8th April 2021.
Policy Forum is currently training its two Working Groups (Budget Working Group and Local Government Working Group) and other stakeholders to hone their skills and knowledge pertaining to gender responsive budgeting from 19 to 22, April 2021.
Policy Forum network has received with great sadness the news of the death of the former President John Pombe Magufuli, we offer our deepest condolences to President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Mama Janeth Magufuli. His steadfastness and determination to transform the country’s economy by increasing Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) and combating corruption to enhance accountability in the use of public resources will always be remembered.
We are all victims of violence and harassment. Women in Legal profession, Media, Medical field, Religious Institutions and CSOs are all being harassed, and it is a deplorable phenomenon across the globe. Everyone who works deserves to be protected, irrespective of contractual status, including interns, volunteers, job applicants, and persons exercising the authority of an employer.
Global efforts against violence and harassment will only be effective and meaningful when we garner joint efforts from every member of the society.
Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease caused bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Basically, there are two types of tuberculosis: Pulmonary tuberculosis affects the lungs and is the commonest and infectious form of the tuberculosis and Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is the disease that affects organs other than the lungs such as pleura, lymph nodes, pericardium, spine, joints, abdomen or genito-urinary tract. TB is mainly airborne and spread to children by adults, older children and adolescents who have Pulmonary tuberculosis also known as TB of the Lung.