Saturday, 28 March 2009

Kikwete appoints 15 new DCs

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

President Jakaya Kikwete has begun re-arranging his government ahead of the 2010 general election with a major reshuffle of district commissioners.

In what turns out to be the biggest shake-up of his administration in his first elective term, the President has appointed 15 new district commissioners and dropped seven others.

A statement released by the Prime Minister's Office (Local Government and Regional Administration) shows that there was also a restructuring involving 54 DCs.

The statement said the reshuffle was aimed at enhancing the "supervision and close follow-up of the Government's development policies and activities" so that the administration could meet its targets.

Political analysts said yesterday the move was some kind of "housecleaning" and a deliberate strategy by the President to have a strong team for the elections.


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