Awa Dabo shakes hands with President John Magufuli

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Awa Dabo (L) pictured with Tanzanian President John Magufuli (R)

Tanzania has expelled the pinnacle of the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP) within the nation, the overseas ministry has stated in an announcement.

It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian nationwide, for the “deteriorating efficiency” of her workplace, pushed by what it known as her “strained relations” with workers.

Neither she nor the UNDP has commented.

However native media have linked the shock transfer with Ms Dabo’s alleged criticism of controversial elections on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar final 12 months.

In an announcement, the overseas ministry didn’t touch upon the studies, however urged the UNDP to remind its workers that their first precedence was to work carefully with the Tanzanian authorities to assist it meet its growth targets.

Talking on situation of anonymity, a UNDP official stated that Ms Dabo had been deported on the identical day the federal government issued the order, below a safety escort.

Zanzibar’s controversial election re-run in March 2016 prompted a US authorities support company to withdraw practically half a billion of funding from Tanzania, describing the vote as “neither inclusive nor consultant”.

The opposition within the semi-autonomous archipelago boycotted the presidential ballot, which was received by a landslide by the candidate from Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) celebration.

Opposition MP Paskal Haonga condemned the transfer to expel Ms Dabo, saying it dirty the fame of Tanzania in worldwide diplomatic circles.