After the new Tanzanian President Dr John Magufuli has been sworn in, the main question now remains what next? This is concerning his style of leadership, the modus operand in general. Although he has a wide experience after having served as legislator and cabinet minister, Dr Magufuli has quite different leadership tenets in comparison to his four predecessors. The Founding Father Julius Nyerere was a social scientist having learned a combination of subjects like economics, philosophy and biology. He was a good orator and persuasive before injecting his agenda, although he never gave up easily in whatever he believed in.
The Tanzanian Government has been criticised over its monopoly, and a failure to launch the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Report even after it was published two years ago. Deus Kibamba Executive Director Tanzania Citizens’ Information Bureau (TCIB) says the state monopoly of the report is deliberate but quite unacceptable and against the norms and traditions of good governance. “This is our report, a nation as a whole and therefore it does not belong to the Government machinery per se, we are now obliged to ensure that the findings of this report reaches the people, two years after it has come out,” he commented.
When Sierra Leone’s President Ernest B. Koroma delivers his address on Tuesday at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he will face a concerted protest by Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA (CSLUSA). In an invitation to Sierra Leoneans in the USA to join Tuesday’s protest outside the UN Headquarters in Manhattan, CSLUSA outlines the following grievances as the basis for their scheduled demonstration, the fourth such action against President Koroma.
One main challenge for politicians in Tanzania as the country is approaching General Elections in October 25th next month is the predetermined place for the youngsters. Shout-africa.com registered itself in two separate activities by students in tertiary institutions of education and there were the same demands; social transformation. On August 29th at the Ubungo Plaza there was a workshop for the youngsters to deliberate on their fate in the wake of the forthcoming General Elections.
Tanzanians have been reminded to maintain peace and tranquility during the forthcoming General Elections. The call was part of the deliberations during two days symposia Thursday 13th and 14th August, that were organised by the Civic Education Teachers Association (CETA) in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).