DAR ES SALAAM,
May 22, (Xinhua/GNA) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday ordered all
government senior officials to use services provided by TTCL, a state-owned
giving you 30 days from today to start using telecom services provided by
TTCL," Magufuli orders the senior civil servants, including ministers and
permanent secretaries, at an event broadcast live by state-owned Tanzania
the directive to use TTCL services was aimed at boosting the telecom's
The president wondered
why the senior civil servants were not getting connected to the state-owned
telecom firm since he made the directive last year.
He made the
remarks shortly after TTCL handed over to him a cheque for the firm's dividend
to the government amounting to 2.1 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 0.9
million U.S. dollars).Tanzania has a handful of private-owned mobile phone
operators, including Airtel, Vodacom, Tigo, Halotel and Zantel.