10 February 2013

Tanzania: NEC to Discuss Employment Opportunities

Dodoma — STRATEGIES targeting, among others, creation of more employment opportunities in the country is one of the topics that will be tabled at a workshop of members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling party CCM, which starts its sessions here on Sunday.

President Kikwete was expected to arrive in Dodoma on Saturday evening. Briefing reporters on the meeting, the Party's Ideology and Publicity Secretary, Mr Nape Nnauye, said the two-day workshop is part of the activities lined up for the meeting to be chaired by the Party National Chairman, President Jakaya Kikwete.

He said the workshop also targets to shape NEC members on the party's ideology as well as their position, challenges and responsibilities. "Other topics to be presented include the importance of observing ethics for the party leaders being part of the awareness campaigns on the functions of the Party, especially since many of the members are new, following last year's party elections," he said.

According to Mr Nnauye, the NEC members will also dwell on the topic that will focus and insist on strategic implementation of directives issued at the party Executive Council held last year, which among others directed for the government to seriously implement the party's 2010 Election manifesto.

The last but most important activity in the schedule will be the NEC special meeting expected to be held on Tuesday, which will elect new members of the party's Central Committee (CC). Initially, the election of CC members was delayed following President Kikwete's decision to put it on hold because he wanted members of the party themselves to first get acquainted with the party's procedures and functions.

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