Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has set aside Sh780bn in active grants for TZ agriculture, health amongst others

Thursday August 10 2017


By Deogratius Kamagi @Deogratiuskamagi

Dar es Salaam.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has set aside Sh780bn in current active grants to Tanzania in agriculture, health and Information Communications.

This was said on Thursday by the co-chair of the foundation Mr Bill Gates at the State House shortly after his meeting with President John Magufuli.

According to a press statement from Presidential Communication Directorate (PCD) among other things the donation aims at reducing infant mortality rate, malaria eradication and fight against malnutrition.

Mr Gates, who is in the country since Tuesday, said the fund would also help to increase production of raw materials, improve the livestock keeping as well as installing modern system of accessing information.

He also expressed his satisfaction on economic development tha country achieved under President John Magufuli administration.

On his part, President Magufuli thanked Mr Gates for the donation and his support on implementations of other development projects.

The talks was also attended by minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Dr Charles Tizeba and Ms Ummy Mwalimu, minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.