25 December 2012

Tanzania: Ruling Party Seeks to Fulfil Poll Promises

CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has promised major improvements next year, saying it will closely monitor government's projects and ensure value for money.

The Party Deputy Secretary General (Mainland), Mr Mwingulu Nchemba, told reporters in Dar es Salaam that 2013 will be "the year of serious work" in fulfilling promises made in the party's manifesto during the 2010 general election.

"Next year will take us to the half of our tenure as a ruling party before the next election in 2015, we are determined to work hard and we have termed it 'the year of serious work' towards bringing about better life to all Tanzanians," he said.

Mr Nchemba said further that a timetable of tours around the country will be formulated next month and while in such tours leaders of the party will be inspecting development projects, listening to people's problems and advise the government accordingly.

"We will in our tours make a critical analysis of the party's manifesto and inspect its implementation to ensure that we are delivering to expectations and be sure of winning the forthcoming general election in 2015," he said. Commenting on reports showing increased poverty among 'wananchi,'

Mr Nchemba noted that the party appreciates efforts being made by the government to address poverty indicators. "There are indicators that make our country get rated as one of the poorest like the culture of pastoralists who own too many cattle while living a nomadic life. We appreciate efforts being made by the government to make these populations go modern," he said.

He added that efforts to open up the country with tarmac roads, building schools and taking health services closer to people are among the things which will soon change the country's economy for the better.

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