KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian President Joseph
Magufuli is scheduled to travel to Uganda where he will
together with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni
lay a foundation stone for the construction of an oil
according to a ministry of foreign affairs statement
issued here on Sunday, will travel to Uganda’s oil wells
in Hoima on Nov. 11 to lay the stone for the
construction of the pipeline that will be linked to the
Tanzania seaport of Tanga.
leaders in August this year laid a foundation stone on
the Tanzanian side.
dubbed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline will be the
longest heated pipeline in the world, scaling a distance
of 1,445 km.
Uganda government figures, the construction will cost
over 3.5 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to be
completed in 2020.
works will be undertaken by France’s Total, China
National Offshore Oil Corporation and Britain’s Tullow
Oil. These three oil companies are already involved in
oil exploration in Uganda.
line will on completion carry 216,000 barrels of crude
oil for export per day.
so far discovered over 1.5 billion barrels of
commercially viable oil. Some of the oil will be refined
in the oil fields while the crude will be transported to
the coast, according to Uganda government plans.
in Uganda, the Tanzanian leader will together with
Museveni commission a One Stop Border Post at Mutukula,
lay a cross-border mark-stone at Luzinga Village for the
East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
outlines President Magufuli’s achievements in two
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua)
-- The government of Tanzania
on Sunday outlined a catalogue of achievements scored by
President John Magufuli during the first two years of
came to power on Nov. 5, 2015.
On top of
the achievements was the restoration of discipline among
public servants that has resulted in increased
productivity in service delivery, said Hassan Abbas,
director general of the Information Services Department.
also been impressive achievement in the control of
government expenditure and ensuring value for money in
all state-funded projects,” Abbas said in an address
broadcast on national television, Tanzania Broadcasting
He said the
government also uncovered over 30,000 phantom workers
and those with fake academic credentials, adding that
all these were removed from government payroll, saving
the country 190 million U.S. dollars.
government spokesman said the Magufuli administration,
in its anti-corruption drive, established a special
anti-graft court and sacked scores of dishonest public
He said the
government also succeeded in the control and protection
of natural resources, including minerals, citing the
creation of three mineral laws and recent reforms in the
achievement worth mentioning was the cost-cutting
measures that saw reduced foreign trips for government
officials and cutting down the budget for unnecessary
meetings,” said Abbas.
also managed to move the government’s seat from Dar es
Salaam to Dodoma as it has been a dream for a long time.
At the beginning no one expected it will be possible but
the dream has become true,” he said.
mentioned other successes as the reduction of dependence
on foreign aid, provision of free education,
implementation of water projects across the country,
increased budget for higher education loans and the
implementation of the standard gauge railway using