Labour laws must clearly indicate the vocations reserved for natives and those which could be done by expatriates.
That quote does not, unfortunately, come from some British colonial era District Officer’s report. Rather, it is part of NGO input to the Mkukuta (or Poverty Reduction Strategy) review process. Check out the full version on the Policy Forum website.
Surely the representatives of the 55 NGOs who signed this statement are aware of how loaded is the term ‘native’ or ‘mzawa’ in Tanzania? Inherited from the British, it is laden down with a history of mistrust, misunderstanding and long silences.
I can accept a migration policy that privileges citizens and identifies areas in which skills from overseas may be required. But do our presumably progressive NGOs need to tackle such issues using this type of language?
I’d link to a Swahili version of the statement, but oddly, the Swahili version of the PF website doesn’t appear to have been updated since the middle of last year. It’s English all the way now, by the looks of things.