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New constitution to dominate Parliament sessions

Discussion in 'KATIBA Mpya' started by nngu007, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Monday, 04 April 2011 23:30

    By Mkinga Mkinga

    Dodoma. A bill on the formation of a new constitution will be the centre of attention in the two weeks of Parliamentary sessions which start today.The minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ms Celina Kombani, is expected to table the Constitutional Review Bill 2011, that has already been approved by the Cabinet.

    However, judging from stakeholders comments, debate on the bill is expected to be hot with all indications that the opposition Chama cha Demokrsia na Maendeleo (Chadema) MPs would press hard to see that the bill is shut down.Chadema has already outlined a number of issues on the bill which do not seat well with the intention of having a constitution which would be beneficial to all Tanzanians irrespective of their differences.

    In an interview yesterday here, Wawi Member of Parliament HamadRashid Mohammed (CUF) said a critical debate of the bill should be expected.He said MPs, irrespective of their political affiliations, would take a critical look at the bill as what they seek to achieve is a great constitution that will put the interests of the nation before everything else.

    "The bill should be fully discussed by all members of Parliament in regard of the national interest and not partisan, we represent the majority, therefore we should think of what they need and not what our parties need," he said.

    He said debate during the symposium organised by the university of Dar es Salaam Staff Assembly (Udasa) last weekend showed what kind of laws Tanzanians want."The debate has also helped to pinpoint problematic sections in the bill. I think it is upon the MPs to take over and iron out things so as to have a law which fits the needs of Tanzanians," he said.

    He cited issues such as putting all the power of formulating the new constitution on the executive as something which should be avoided.He said the bill also shows that politicians have been sidelined in the process, insisting that they are important in the process as they work closely with the people.
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