Saturday, 29 November 2014

Few register for local govt polls in Mwanza, Tarime

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Ngollo John and Dinna Maningo

MWANZA/TARIME.The registration of voters for the forthcoming local government elections scheduled for December 14 this year is poor.

This is attributed to rains and poor sensitisation of people on the importance of registering.

An observation by The Citizen on Saturday in various areas of Tarime Town and Mwanza City has shown that some people were neither aware of the voters’ registration nor local government elections.

“Many people know nothing about the registration which started last Sunday and ends tomorrow [today]. Therefore, the turnout is very poor. Either there was not enough sensitisation or people do just ignore the elections, something which is very bad. Some people said they got the information from neighbours,” Mr Mwita Marwa, the registrar at Songambele A registration station in Tarime township said yesterday.

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