Tanzania ruling CCM finally gets new leadership

By Own Correspondent, Dodoma – The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) last night announced here in the country’s political capital a new  secretariat team, with former permanent secretary in the ministry of Water and Irrigation, Mr. Wilson Mukama named as the party’s new secretary general. Mr. Mukama replacing Yusuf Makamba.

However the Makamba family name will remain in the Secretariat as his son, January Makamba was appointed to the post of head of foreign affairs party unit. Young Makamba was a foreign service career servant and graduated from the USA in conflict and peace studies replacing Mr. Bernard Membe, the current minister for Foreign Affairs and International Corporation.

Political analysts however say the changes should go deep inside to reform even leadership attitudes. Dr Benson Bana, head of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam, says CCM should not end up by changing leadership faces. “CCM needs to undergone reforms from top regional, district and grassroots levels.”

Later on Chairman Kikwete named members of the Central Party Committee to be Abdurrahman Kinana, Zakia Meghji, Abdallah Kigoda, Steven Wassira, Pindi Chana, William Lukuvi and Constancia Buhiye. Zanzibar CC members are: Dr Hussein Mwinyi, Dr Maua Daftari, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Shamsi Vuai Nahodha, Omari Yusuf Mzee, Makame Mbarawa Mnyaa and Mohamed Seif Khatibu.

CCM was forced to disband its Central Committee and the Secretariat over the week end following allegations of inefficiency and most of its senior members are accused in various shoddy corruption deals.