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Mixed reaction to CCM resignations

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    11th April 2011


    The Registrar of Political Parties John Tendwa

    The resignation of CCM’s secretariat has drawn mixed reactions with some politicians, academicians and ordinary people commending the move while others said it was a mere “political gimmick”.

    The Registrar of Political Parties John Tendwa said the decision would provide the opportunity for CCM to assess itself and change its perception.
    “According to my opinion the decision is good and it will help to strengthen the party,” Tendwa said.

    Dr Benson Bana, a University of Dar es Salaam senior lecturer said it was a good starting point for a party in power to assess itself.“The current political situation in the country is different from that of 1977…there is strong opposition. But CCM has not marched with the time. It should use this opportunity to organise itself,” he said.
    He added that the move by the party follows a research conducted within the party.
    Bana said what was happening in the party was a reform process which will lead to changes.He advised the party to form council of elders comprising people who are not committee members to provide advice in case of problems.

    University of Dar es Salaam Senior Lecturer, Dr Azaveli Lwaitama said the resignation of the party’s secretariat was a result of the CCM’s poor leadership policies.He dismissed the move as unlikely to bring changes within the party.

    Leader of opposition in the Parliament and Chairman of Chadema, Freeman Mbowe said the resignations were a mere “political gimmick” and has no tangible effect on the running of government.“We want irresponsible government cabinet ministers to also resign…resignation of the party (CCM) secretariat team is not enough,” Mbowe said shortly after opening a well-attended dialogue on the destiny of the nation that attracted participants from Dodoma-based university students.“They (CCM) should go further to force corrupt leaders and government cabinet ministers, who have plunged and continue to plunge this country into numerous economic and social problems,” said Mbowe.“Of course, that’s (resignation of secretariat) a big step in the political history of our nation, but cannot yield positive results, if corrupt cabinet ministers and government leaders will not be forced out of the government system,” he added.