Tanzania's new president helps clean city streets

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania's new President John Magufuli has joined hundreds of residents in the main city Dar es Salaam to take part in a public clean-up operation.

Mr Magufuli swept and picked up rubbish from the street as part of the scheme, which he had ordered to replace independence day celebrations.

The move is being seen as symbolic of the president's promise to tackle corruption, our correspondent says.

President Magufuli (pictured) has been nicknamed "The Bulldozer" for his no-nonsense approach.

Thousands of people across Tanzania are reported to have joined the clean-up.

Last month, Mr Magufuli cancelled traditional independence day celebrations, which usually include a military parade and concert, saying it would be "shameful" to spend huge sums of money while the country was facing a serious cholera outbreak.

Comments (12)

New way to celebrating national rebirth through dignified work and introspection.It stated in Rwanda.Tanzania has refined this approach to higher levels.Africa must rise and shine.

Aliphelithemba - 9 December 2015

There is no other way than this . Rubbish in Zimbabwe includes people

Bull Ant - 9 December 2015

This signals a deliberate departure from the limitations of founding nationalism ideology.Africa is witnessing a turning point in leadership thrust and vision.

Aliphelithemba - 9 December 2015

Mugabe and his whore are the rubbish we need to clean from our country. Bobson, his jezebel and his cabal of lunatics will NOT learn anything from what Mugufuli is doing.

chitepo - 9 December 2015

This is what I would say is responsibility, the president shows a exemplary manner by doing this.

Jan Svensson - 9 December 2015

African revolution, one African leader said its time for Africans to divert from fighting for independence but to focus on a fight to shape the independent Africa and uplift the Economy. Massive respect to "bulldozer"

Tjapela - 10 December 2015

This is refreshing but vamwe varume are too old to walk can they clean from a wheel chair ? big up to Magufuli

Sylvester - 10 December 2015

This is refreshing but vamwe varume are too old to walk can they clean from a wheel chair ? big up to Magufuli

Sylvester - 10 December 2015

if we learn from Tanzania's new President John Magufuli, our world will be brighter and more peaceful.

gerald pernitsch - 10 December 2015

Thank yu Editor for Daily news

anyway zibowa - 16 December 2015

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