MEMBERS of the Central Committee (CC) and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM are meeting in Dodoma for a series of ordinary meetings as scheduled by the party.
Information gathered from Dodoma had it that the session by the Central Committee on Saturday afternoon would be preceded by the party's ethics committee meeting which would be followed by NEC sitting.
The national party chairman, also President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Dodoma to chair the meetings. Inside sources dismissed speculations that the ethics committee would reprimand CCM legislators who initially signed a petition aimed at moving a motion in the parliament of vote of no confidence to the prime minister in relation to unimpressive performance of a number of few ministers.
"Addressing the nation at the climax of International Workers' Day marked at national level in Tanga this year, President Kikwete expressed satisfaction for the heated debate that ensued in the House and commended all legislators who contributed to the motion. There is no way the same chairman could reprimand the people he said did a commendable job," clarified the source.
It was revealed that the role of CCM in the process towards preparation of a new constitution was among other issues on the agenda. The Election Expenses Act established recently allows political parties to discuss and propose the way leading to the attainment of a new constitution. The CC and NEC meetings are still in progress in Dodoma