26 April 2014

Tanzania: TLP Sacks Three District Officials in Arusha, Loses Office to Mounting Debt

Arusha — TANZANIA Labour Party (TLP) has sacked three district leaders in Arusha for allegedly causing conflicts.

Arusha Regional TLP Chairman, Mr Leonard Makanzo, named the leaders who were kicked out as Mr Michael Kivuyo, Sokoni-One Ward representative, who used to be the party's District Chairman, Ms Salma Jumanne, former Secretary and Mr Festus Kimaro, Propagation Officer.

The leaders were also accused of squandering nearly 1.2 mil/- which was supposed to be used for footing the office rent and as the result the party was thrown out of Ottu Building in Arusha City. "The officials acted against set party regulations, breaching the TLP's constitution and for splitting the party," explained the regional chairman.

According to reports from the party, the sacked trio had spread rumours that they were working on planting their own leader before TLP leadership stamped out the mutiny.

The sacked officials were replaced by Mr Deo Mwakishi who is the new District Chairman, while the new secretary is Mr Kinanzaro Mwanga and the Propagation Officer is now Deogratius Peter Silayo.

Mr Michael Kivuyo, the sacked district chairman said he was not bothered that he had been relieved of his duties and refuted all allegations against him; "I am still trying to find out what prompted these claims and the motive behind them," said the disgruntled Mr Kivuyo.

Mr Deo Mwakishi said the reason why it was difficult to contain Mr Kivuyo is because Mr Kivuyo was also a Ward Representative and the fact that he held two posts made him think he was invincible.

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