Anthony Kayanda 20 April 2011 Kigoma Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) in Kigoma Urban District has asked the Kigoma Ujiji mayor to step down for alleged fraud. The CCM district leadership is accusing the mayor, Mr Hussein Beji, who is from the opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema), of signing a contract for construction of district education building. Should the mayor reject the call to resign, CCM plans to go to court, according to the party's district secretary, Mr Ally Shamte. Addressing a public rally at Urusi grounds, Mwanga suburb in Kigoma town, Mr Shamte said the move was part of CCM desire to safeguard the interests of Kigoma residents. "We are not going to relent...we will not fear any leader who act against the interests of the people of Kigoma. We want to ensure that all leaders use their authorities accordingly," he insisted Mr Shamte alleged that the mayor signed a contract for the construction of the building contrary to the rules and regulations governing management of local authorities. "He signed the contract worth Sh400 million without involving other organs. This is an indication of corruption," alleged Mr Shamte, accusing the mayor of signing the contract four days before the financial committee met to deliberate on the project. Earlier, he told the rally that the committee asked for Sh300 million for the project but after going through the proposal, he said, the ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government increased the amount to Sh400 million. "We give the mayor a chance to weight the situation and make proper decision before we take actions," he said.