DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
Tanzania’s attorney general said Wednesday the
government was in the process of translating all Tanzanian laws
written in English into Kiswahili, the national language, to
enable more people to understand the laws.
told the National Assembly in the capital Dodoma that the
process to translate the laws into Kiswahili has begun with
said the undertaking was facing two major challenges of poor
funding and lack of enough and qualified translators.
The attorney general
was responding to a lawmaker’s question why the government
continued to table in Parliament bills written in English,
regardless of the fact that majority Tanzanians did not
The lawmaker said
continued enactment of laws in English defied President John
Magufuli’s efforts to promote Kiswahili as the national