UNDP Appraises Tanzania's Use of Election Aid

    The United Nations Development Program has created a three-member panel to evaluate how Tanzania used foreign aid earmarked for the conduct of October’s general elections.

    The team, composed of a Tanzanian, a Kenyan and a Nigerian, is expected to submit a report within 30 days.

    David Mbulumi, a communication analyst with UNDP, said the move will help to determine whether donors would keep on disbursing development funding to the African nation.

    Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UNDP and U.K. last year provided some 2.8 billion Tanzanian shillings (USD28 million) to support Tanzania’s election, The Citizen reports.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

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