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Tanzania: CCM Gears Up for EALA Election


THE Central Com- mittee of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has ap- pointed 26 cadres for nomination in the election of members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

The names were selected in the CCM’s CC Meeting held on Wednesday September 7 this year in Dar es Salaam.

The meeting was chaired by CCM chairperson Samia Suluhu Hassan who is also the President of Tanzania.

A statement issued by the CCM Secretary for Ideology and Publicity Shaka Hamdu Shaka said the appointed cadres were to be endorsed in the party caucus that sat on Saturday in Dodoma.

Party cadres that were appointed by the central committee include ten male candidates who will vie for three EALA seats.

The selected cadres form Zanzibar include Machano Ali Machano, Abdulla Hasnuu Makame, Mmanga Miengo Mjawiri, Maurice Oscar Bendera and Haji Vuai Ussi.

Others are Faki Ame Kesi, Lulua Salum Ali, Nadra Juma Mohamed Maryam Said Mussa, and Rahma Mohamed Ibrahim.

The election of aspirants for EALA will be made by the forthcoming session of the National Assembly in Dodoma.

For Tanzania, those eligible for membership to the august body include seven of the current members who by December will have served for only one five-year term.

Those who will not seek re- election are Adam Omar Kimbisa and Ms Maryam Ussi Yahya who have been in the House since 2012.

The East African Legisla- tive Assembly is an organ of the East African Community; established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.