The campaign was a big test to the newly appointed Regional Commissioners (RC’s) as President Magufuli and Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa were insisting that the school desks campaign was one of the RCs’ performance ratings after being appointed.
For those appointed to lead the regions blessed with forests were lucky as they capitalised on such natural resources available in their areas to make desks with minimised costs. Some villages never knew the contribution of the forests surrounding them to social-economic development, until school desks campaign which for them became an eye opener.
Let alone the reserved forests, the remained ones, which still make a large part of the whole forest land in the country, are yet to bear significant benefits to the communities, only benefiting individuals who engage in illegal logging. “Read More”