23 November 2012

Tanzania: Bunge Sessions Should 'Shift to Isles'

UNION parliament (Bunge) session venues should rotate annually between Zanzibar and Dodoma, some people in the islands have proposed to the Constitution Review Commission (CRC).

They want the idea to be included in the Union Constitution. Giving their views to the Commission at Mtoni Constituency in the municipality of Zanzibar, other people were of the view that some of the CCM National Congress meetings be held in Zanzibar.

"The Union should be reflected in all activities. Holding national meetings on both sides of the Union will be quite appropriate," Mr Abdallah Suleiman and Mr Hassan Khamis suggested on separate occasions.

The two were also of the view that the next Union constitution should have a clause that allows the incumbent Union president to appoint more ministers from Zanzibar.

"The next Union constitution should also allow students from Zanzibar to have more opportunities in higher learning institutions in Tanzania Mainland," Khamis told the CRC team led by Prof Mwesigwa Baregu.

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