More Women Pick Nomination Forms in Tanzania


first_imgTalk Africa: African Women Leaders AGOA Creating job opportunity for Tanzania women Supporters hold CCM posters Supporters hold CCM postersA total of 1,322 members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), majority being women, have applied to be considered for nomination to vie for various positions in the forthcoming general election.“This has been good, women can now challenge men,” Mr Vuai Ali Vuai, Deputy Secretary General, said in a press statement, mentioning that 699 women applied against 623 men for political leadership.He said that 378 applied to vie for Member of Parliament (Union), 358 House of Representatives (HR), 289 councillor, and 297 women special seats.Mr Vuai said in his statement that out of the applicants, 156, 137, and 109 women applied to stand in respective constituencies for MP, HR, and Councillor, respectively.The Deputy Secretary General commended all members particularly women for picking up forms to apply for nomination, saying gender balance in elections has been growing and justice will prevail in all stages of nomination.Elections for Special seats are over, while applicants for MP, HR, and Councillors are now finalizing their campaigns to woo voters in CCM branches before party-primary elections scheduled for August 01, 2015.Relatedcenter_img Tanzania to Pick New President on October 25thlast_img read more

Amid Threat of Arson Attack: ERU Officers Deployed on Fendell Campus


first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) has deployed officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) on the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia (UL) to prevent any attack by victims of the ongoing mass demolition of squatters’ structures on the university’s property.The ERU officers complement efforts of the UL Police who were also seen at the entrance of the Academic Complex (otherwise referred to as Chinese Building) watching movements of former squatters on the property and other passers-by.Since the demolition began last week, some of the victims have reportedly threatened to burn the university Fendell campus, although the Daily Observer could not get a confirmation from any of the victims.But a resident in conversation on April 24 in Millsburg, Montserrado County, indicated that there could be a possible violent attack on the university’s premises, particularly Fendell Campus, to express anger at the destruction of their brick houses. The resident said he could not be convinced of the fairness of what has happened to their residences although he admitted that he, along with the rest of the group were living illegally on the university’s property.When he was told that he could never gain anybody’s support, the resident said he could not understand why he should not receive compensation for the years he had lived on the university’s property.In further investigations the Daily Observer gathered that many of those whose houses were destroyed are angry at the UL authorities, since they were or have not been compensated.Yesterday, several victims were seen loitering about where their brick and zinc houses had once stood and scavenging from the debris what they could find useful.In a related development, the Daily Observer learned that UL students are planning to demonstrate against a tuition increment by the university authorities.About a month ago, the UL Administration and the Board of Directors announced US$4 per credit in the coming semester.Since the pronouncement students of the university have been threatening to protest against the increment until the board and administration reconsider their decision.Meanwhile, some students reportedly protested on the Capitol Hill campus yesterday, throwing stones and disrupting the distribution of last semester’s grade sheets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more