By Guardian Reporter 3rd June 2009 The Tanzanias government has offered Arusha municipality as the seat of the International Criminal Court's regional offices in a bid to enhance the courts communication performance across the globe. Constitutional Affairs and Justice minister Mathias Chikawe made the statement on Monday when speaking to visiting International Criminal Court (ICC) president Sang-Hyun Song. Chikawe said Tanzania was ready to accommodate the court in Arusha, which was currently hosting the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Arusha is available and it has all the facilities you need, he said. Chikawe was commenting on a recent move by the ICC to open regional offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which Song said were geared to improving communication between the ICC and its African partners. Responding to the ministers remarks, the ICC president said the court would consider Tanzanias proposal in its future plans. We will consider Arusha for future operations of the ICC I think it will be the best place, said Song, who was accompanied by ICC senior legal advisor Phakiso Mochochoko. Song, who also met Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Bernard Membe, told Chikawe that the ICC was greatly supported by the African continent for its efficiency. ICC cannot operate without support from Africa 25 per cent of its staff comes from Africa and five out of 18 judges come from Africa, he said, adding that Africa was part and parcel of the court's operations. Song further encouraged qualified Tanzanian jurists to apply for positions whenever opportunities arose. Chikawe promised that the country would now on recommend qualified persons for vacant posts. The ICC president left Tanzania yesterday. SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN Tukikubaliwa jina la Tanzania litazidi kung'aa! Au mnasemaje wakubwa, wakenya si watazidi kububujikwa na machozi kama walivyoanza hivi karibuni baada ya Mpendwa wetu JK kuonekana anavinjari mitaa ya White House? Tujadili!