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Lawrence Mafuru appointed as Director of Resources Mobilisation and Economic Sectors at President’s Office- President’s Delivery Bureau

Dear ALI Fellows
Here is a short note to update you on a major twist on a my career journey.
At the beginning of this month of April, I accepted a role in the President’s Office- President’s Delivery Bureau as a Director of Resources Mobilisation and Economic Sectors. This is a role in an institution that was established in the second half of 2013 by His Excellence President JK under the initiative of Big Results Now with a view of steering the realisation of the Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025.
I thought very carefully and searched my soul on whether this was the right move- and I eventually resolved that this was a calling to serve the country after spending over a decade serving Corporate Tanzania. In my new role I am expected to contribute to the efforts of the government to reduce the persistent fiscal deficit that have been a sticky issue for close to 20 years (enhancing revenue (tax and non-tax) and improving efficiency of the spending side, facilitating PPP initiatives with a view of reducing the burden of Development Expenditure and allow more private sector investment in development projects and develop alternative funding options for the selected National Key Results Areas (NKRAs) as developed through the BRN process.
With all of you in this ALI East Africa  family around, I have no doubt in my mind that I will be able to make significant contribution to the people of this country that some of us call home!