Envoy calls for co-operation in agriculture and the media
In highlighting the suitability of Tanzania for agricultural investment to the Palestinian Ambassador Mengi commented ‘…….…..it was important for the two countries to co-operate in agriculture as the government had already prioritised it through its slogan ‘Agriculture First’. Mengi emphasised the importance that IPP media would play in this respect stating that a news sharing strategy between the two countries ‘…….was geared at enabling the people from both countries to get a true picture of the situation in both Tanzania and Palestine…’ . Mengi stated, ‘…. sometimes the Western media exaggerated issues when reporting about Africa, thus not portraying the true image of Tanzania and Africa as a whole…’ and he urged the Ambassador to promote investment in agriculture in Tanzania.
Reginald Mengi’s actual commitment to agriculture and investment in Tanzania shows quite a different story when you look at his personal conduct and that of IPP media in relation to the Silverdale Case in Tanzania as the following article outlines.