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The Parliament of Tanzania and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tanzania on Monday 23 April, 2012, they will be launching the Four year Project for Parliament of Tanzania called Legislatures Support Project (LSP) 2011 – 2015. The project aims to support Parliamentarians, their Committees and Secretariats for the next four years and it worth 7.8 Million US Dollars.
The main objectives of the projects is to Strengthen and enhance the capacity of MPs and their committees to better exercise their interrelated functions; law making, executive oversight, national budget approval and oversight and representation of constituents/citizens. Also the project will strengthen the Secretariat to help them deliver effective services to parliamentarians and help build sustainable modern internal parliamentary staff management.
The most important partners in this project are The National Assembly of Tanzania, the United Nations Development Programme, National and international civil society organizations, Parliamentary training institutions, Regional Parliaments and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Also it will involve the Office of the Controller and Auditor General, Local Government Authorities, the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority and Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, World Bank and the African Development Bank.
This is the most important project to Parlimanet of Tanzania as it will help to enhancing capacity of members to effectively deal with expertise on legislative and understand substantive issues, particularly on Oversight and representation function. The main contributors to the project includes the UNDP, DFID, Embassy of Ireland, Embassy of Norway, African Development Bank, South African High Commission, Indian High Commission, US Embassy and USAID.