23 January 2013

Tanzania: CCM Says No to Divisions in Bukoba

Bukoba — THE tug-of-war involving leaders in this municipality over the implementation of various development projects, including a modern market complex has attracted the attention of CCM, which has cautioned local leaders against indulging in divisive politics.

CCM Vice-Chairman (Mainland) Philip Mangula, on a three-day working visit here beginning on Tuesday, has called for unity in the municipality, advising leaders to avoid creating divisions as this could adversely affect the ruling party. Mr Mangula arrived in Bukoba on Tuesday to start a three-day working tour of Bukoba District.

He noted that such divisions among the party's rank and file would split the party as it moves towards the 2015 general elections.

The 'Daily News' has established that Bukoba Urban MP, who is also Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki, and the Bukoba Mayor, Dr Anatoli Amani, have different opinions on market redevelopment plans.

While the mayor had insisted that the current market be demolished before January 15, this year, the minister is opposed to the move, saying this would impact negatively on the municipality's residents who he said largely depend on the market for their daily needs.

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