President Jakaya Kikwete has promised to solve four challenges facing the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in order to enable it to improve its performance.
Kikwete made the commitments yesterday in Dar es Salaam soon after he received the report on last October’s General Election which was handed to him by the NEC Chairman Judge (rtd) Lewis Makame during a short ceremony held at State House. Speaking soon after receiving the report, Kikwete thanked Judge Makame and members of the Commission.
While commending the commission for the job well done during the elections where CCM emerged the winner, the President said: “The work was done very well; it was a great job. We thank and congratulate you for it.”
He mentioned the challenges facing NEC as shortage of workers in regional and electoral constituencies, inadequate funds for running elections, lack of a national tool to manage public education during election campaigns and lack of permanent offices.
On challenge of having workers in every constituency, Kikwete said it was a good move and urged NEC officials to prepare procedures which would improve efficiency in coming elections.
Full Article: Home.