PRIME Minister Mizengo Pinda has said that Tanzanians living in the Diaspora will not be eligible to vote in the General Election to be held in October, this year. He said that there are various things that the government will have to first implement to enable them to vote. Mr Pinda said this on Saturday night while addressing a gathering of Tanzanians living in the United Kingdom at the residence of Tanzania’s Ambassador to UK, Peter Kallaghe, at Highgate, south of London.
Addressing the Tanzanians, some of who came from as far as Leicester and Manchester, PM Pinda said some of the major things that need to be considered before they become eligible for voting include review of the Election Act of 1985 and registering Tanzanians in the Diaspora in a permanent voter’s registry.
“I know one of the big things you want to hear is whether Tanzanians in the Diaspora will be able to vote from the countries where they are.