By Mutayoba Arbogast,Bukoba
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said she is very concerned about nutritional issues ,and that is why she had been appointed Champion ‘around the world’ and in the country when was Vice President, but the new post of presidency has denied her full engagement, but will resume responsibility.
President Samia made the statement when she was addressing Kagera residents at Kaitaba Stadium June 9,2022,during her three day visit to Kagera Region.
Responding to Ambassador Dr Bashiru Ally (President elect Member of Parliament and Committee chairperson of Kagera Members of Parliament, to catalyse the region development),who appealed to the government as now it has come with full speed to unlock region potentials in agribusiness, to link it with nutritional issues in order to win the malnutrition and stunt in the region, President Samia said as she comes in with full swing, she will task all Regional Commissioners to sign a contract on nutritional development, and issue reports of every three months.
The president directives to RCs, will help in curbing stunting in children, as statistics show that among ten children under five all over the country, one child has severe stunt.
On winding up her working tour in Kagera President Samia donated various items to three orphanages in Bukoba municipality ,which are Nusuru yatima Kashai, UWIACHO Hamugembe and Matumaini mapya.
Speaking before government leaders and heads of orphanages, Kagera Regional Commissioner, Major General Charles Mbuge mentioned some of the items donated as blankets and bed sheets, washing towels, utensils, exercise books, pens and religious books, bars of soap and body lotions, etc
Major Charles Mbuge told the orphans caretakers to see all 21 items donated to benefit the children,and there must be a good supervision on issuing out the items.