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DAR-ES-SALAAM-Behind the Dialogue Move

the Planning Minister, goes on, the long-delayed notification on the functions of the Planning Commission, which was supposed to restore to the Com- mission its status and clear the confusion on this score, was issued late last week. Together with the notification, the appointment of two Members to the Commission was also announced as part of the instalment plan for reconstitution of the Commission, How many more weeks will pass before the Commission will be fully constituted it is difficult to say. But the notification on the functions of the Planning Commission in no way clears the confusion. The Commission has been placed directly under the charge of the Prime Minister's Secretariat. This suggests a further change compared to the past position. What ex actly this signifies is difficult to guees and is left unexplained.

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