Friday, 8 February 2008

Cabinet dissolved

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Angel Navuri, Dodoma

President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has dissolved the cabinet, a terse State House press release said yesterday. The move follows Premier Edward Lowassa`s resignation yesterday, which the President had accepted.

Earlier, Lowassa had told the National Assembly that he had tendered his resignation to the President, hardly a day after a damning report of a parliamentary select committee implicated him in the Richmond scandal.

Lowassa told the House that due to the fact that he had been linked to the allegations, he had asked the President to allow him to step down.

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