State control over the office authority of Tanzania

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University of Dar es Salaam
The objective of state control over the coffee authority is tighter control of the Cofee farmers’ agricultural surplus product is not a new phenomenon. The history of legal and administrative control of the cash crops is traced in the chapters one and two to the British Colonial times up to the time of Independence and after, where we witness a steady increase of the state control over the production and marketing of coffee and gradual centralization of this control as Co-operative Societies and unions give way to the Parastatal Coffee Authority Of Tanzania. Chapter three looks at the genesis of the coffee Authority. It dwells on the functions, the powers and the conduciveness of its organization structure to the government control. The state control over Coffee Authority is analysed in Chapters four and five, which is through the Ministry of Agriculture; The Parliament; The Treasury; The Tanzania Audit Corporation; The Standing Committee Of Parastatal Organisations; The Tanzania Investment Bank; The Bank Of Tanzania; The Standing Committee On Parastatal Technical Management Committee; And The Government Export Tax On Coffee. Ultimately it is revealed in chapter six that increased state control over the Coffee Former’s Agricultural Surplus Product through the above mechanisms, and through administrative devices, such as Village Government, the District Development Councils and the Prime Minister’s Office has had an adverse impact on the coffee production in general. The state in the final analysis, has not achieved its desired and, namely, appropriation of increased agricultural surplus product of the peasantry. Chapter seven dwells on our observation and conclusion.
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Naali, S. R. P. (1981) State control over the office authority of Tanzania. Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.