EIGHT TANZANIAN WOMEN APPOINTED COUNCILLORS TO FILL SPECIAL SEATS

DAR-ES-SALAAM-- The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has appointed eight women to hold Special Seats to fill the vacant positions of councillors in the 79 Wards which are scheduled to hold by-elections next month.

The commission said in a media statement here over the weekend that the eight women were appointed at a meeting convened by the Commission last week after the Minister responsible for Local Governments had tasked the commission to organize the by-elections to fill vacant positions in the Wards.

NEC Chairman JSemistocles Kaijage said in the statement that the Minister also tasked the commission to appoint women from the ruling Party CCM and CHADEMA parties to fill the vacant positions. The seats were declared vacant following the death of some of the Councillors and some defecting to other political parties.

Judge Kaijage named the appointed women in the special seats as Ajira Rajabu Kalinga (CCM - Songea), Ms Mary Kazindogo Mbilinyi (CCM-Makete) and Ms Zainab Abdi Mabrouk (CCMKongwa).

Others were Ms Restuta Aloyce Gardian (CCM-Muleba), Ms Siglinda Sylvesta Ngwega (CCMMorogoro), Ms Ndugu Zena Saadi Luzwilo (CCM Kahama), Ms Neema Michael Massawe (CHADEMA- Monduli) and, Ms Teodola Myula Kalungwana (CHADEMA- Iringa).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK