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The Swedish Embassy has promised that it would certainly do its best to help organize other foreign Embassies based in Dar es Salaam so they attend a Donors’ Conference

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The Swedish Embassy officials led by Ms. Marie Van Berlekom (left) talks with UTPC secretariat staff in Mwanza recently. 

The Swedish Embassy has promised that it would certainly do its best to help organize other foreign Embassies based in Dar es Salaam so they attend a Donors’ Conference

UTPC Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019, which is already in place, is to be higher on the agenda at the aforesaid Conference, to take place sometime this year in Dar es Salaam.

The Embassy’s Deputy Head of Development Cooperation Division, Ms Marie Berlekom made the assurances when responding to a briefing about UTPC, given by the Organization’s Executive Director, Mr Abubakar Karsan.

Through its International Development Agency (SIDA), the Swedish Government has been a generous, sole financier of UTPC Strategic Plan 2011 – 2013, which came to a close on 31st December, 2013.

Accompanied by her Embassy staff member namely Ms Anette Windholm Balme  during her  familiarization tour of the UTPC premises, which lasted almost an hour, Ms. Marie expressing delight at the performance of the  Press Clubs’ umbrella body. 

Touching on proposed draft Right to Information and Media Services Bills, she concurred with the media stakeholders who would have liked the Government to have them as two separate laws. 

The main principle of the stakeholders’ proposals on the Right to Information and Media Services is found in Article 18 of the United Republic of Tanzania’s Constitution, 1977 as amended in 2005. 

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