The International Monetary Fund (IMF) endorsed President John Magufuli’s efforts on corruption though insisted that more should be done.
The president dedicated his efforts to root out high-level corruption and inefficiency in government since the end of last year.
Hervé Joly, the IMF mission chief in Tanzania, said, “the strong drive against corruption will help address the perception that governance had deteriorated in recent years, as suggested by a number of surveys.”
Corruption and government inefficiency stated to be major obstacles to invest in Tanzania.
Tanzania ranked 117 out of 168 countries in Transparency International’s 2015 index of least corrupt countries whereby the no. 1 is deemed the least corrupt.
“Improving the business environment is also a priority. This includes, among others, better energy and transportation infrastructure and improving access to land and finance,” Joly’s statement said.