DODOMA, TANZANIA, President John Magufuli has expressed displeasure over the alarming and rampant moral decay in Tanzanian society and has called upon the Parents' Wing of the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), to put its weight in instilling discipline, particularly among the younger generation.

Moral decay is on the rise, at an alarming rate, in our society and it is apparent that the responsible authorities and the media have turned a blind eye to the vice. I am wondering what kind of generation we are creating with such a trend," said President Magafuli, who is the National Chairman of the CCM, when addressing a meeting of the Parents' Wing Wednesday in the national administrative capital, Dodoma.

It is very disturbing for instance when you are seated at home watching television and what you see is half-naked girls dancing to music, while their male counterparts are well dressed."

The Head of State expressed concern that the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports as well as the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and management of the media had not done enough to address the problem.

As the Parents' Wing of our party, it is your duty to instil discipline in the society and uphold the moral code of Tanzanian society. It is upon you to ensure that the country grooms people of good conduct, he stressed.

President Magufuli also urged members of the wing to ensure they elect ethical leaders in their upcoming election, warning them that voting corrupt leaders into office would only lead to the peril of their association.

I never dished out a penny when I was contesting for the presidency; leadership is about serving the people. You should not allow to be bribed to elect leaders into your community, he said.

He warned executives of the party against the tendency of imposing on the members the individuals they favour to be elected, stressing that the members should be allowed to vote leaders of their choice.