Monday, 23 November 2015

Mwanza City urged to elect capable, educated mayor

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

THE newly-elected councillors in Mwanza Region have been urged to ensure that they elect a mayor who is graft-free, educated and impartial and one who will take the city to the next level.

Speaking at different occasions here, Mwanza residents pointed out that due to the rapid growth of the city and the huge economic activities conducted by both local and international investors, the city needs a competent mayor.

“The reputation of the councillor who should be elected as mayor of the city is that he or she must first have sufficient knowledge to question and oversee the revenue and expenditure of the city”, said Mr Robert Masunya, a Mwanza resident.

According to Mr Masunya, the new Mwanza Mayor must be able to interpret various policies, rules operating state authorities and not depend on the old requirement of one just knowing how to read and write.

“That is not applicable in the current environment, perhaps it may be used on councils in small towns and in rural areas”, he said.

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