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Title:Fight against corruption in Tanzania: the positives and challenges
Author:Marijani, Ramadhani
Periodical:The Ugandan Journal of Management and Public Policy Studies (ISSN 2078-7049)
Geographic term:Tanzania
civil service reform
Abstract:Combating and overcoming corruption in public service is one of the most important challenges facing 21st century public services in most countries. Tanzania is not an exception. This article is about the successes and challenges pertaining to Tanzania's efforts in combating the malaise of corruption in its public service. The article is based on a review of existing literature and is thus theoretical. It examines the nature of corruption in Tanzania's public service, and re-visits the measures that have been put in place to fight corruption. The article then looks at the success attained and challenges faced in the fight against corruption. It concludes that corruption cannot be completely defeated, but efforts to minimize it are possible if there is the necessary political will and commitment. However, the article suggests that any measure to combat corruption must take a holistic and unified approach and it must be implemented parallel at all levels of government based on the principles of legality, transparency, political neutrality, morality and psychological convincing. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]