Tanzania: Sacked ports boss arrested for embezzlement

– – The dismissed Director-General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Deusdedit Kakoko has been arrested by authorities. He is accused of embezzling 3.6bn Tanzanian shillings ($1.5m). Deusdedit Kakoko was this week suspended by the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan after an audit report showed embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This was the new president’s first key decision since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had not accounted for about four billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.8m). – – President…

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