Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Former President urge Tanzanians to uphold existing peace
FORMER President Benjamin Mkapa has urged Tanzanians to uphold existing peace and tranquility especially at this time when the country is nearing general election scheduled for next Sunday. Talking to residents of Muheza District in Tanga Region recently, Mr Mkapa stressed the need for peace in attaining development. “We should maintain peace if we want to achieve progress,” he said. He noted that Muheza residents and Tanzanians at large should be aware of the fact that each individual was responsible for the country’s peace and security. “I have some experience in regard to elections, we should be very careful,” he explained. He called upon citizens to elect leaders who will be able to lead the country into mid-level economic status. He said that it was only CCM that is capable to produce such leaders and told the gathering that Amb Adadi Rajabu was the best choice to represent Muheza in Parliament. “I know Rajabu, he is a hard worker and capable leader,” he said. Ambassador Rajabu who is vying for Muheza parliamentary seat through CCM said he will work hard to bring development to the people of the area. “I want to assure you that I have zeal and am capable of dealing with problems facing Muheza,” he added. He promised to work with other leaders in achieving set objectives. “I will make sure that Muheza will have industries so that youth will get employment after completing their education,” he noted. The former president also held meetings in Handeni and Pangani.