Tanzania: MPs Unanimously Endorse Defense’s 3.3tri/ – Spending Plan

DODOMA — Lawmakers have unanimously approved the 3.3 trillion/- spending plan of the Ministry of Defense and National Services for the 2024/25 financial year.

The presented budget focuses on nine key areas, with a strong emphasis on enhancing the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) by providing them with cutting-edge equipment and integrating advanced technology.

Tapping the budget, the docket minister, Dr. Stergomena Tax, said that 3 trillion/- is allocated for recurrent expenditures and 317.4 billion/- is for development projects.

She stated that in the upcoming fiscal year, the Ministry will enhance the defense force with state-of-the-art military equipment, training, and human resources, noting that President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed the ministry to adopt technology to address changing technological patterns that present challenges in defense and security.

According to Dr. Tax, the Ministry will maintain a friendly and conductive working environment, ensure the safety of national borders, and continue to uphold peace.