Saturday, 29 September 2012

CCM Issues Ultimatum to Mwanza RC Over International Airport

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By Mugini Jacob

CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) in Serengeti District has given Mwanza Regional Commissioner, Engineer Evarist Ndikilo a one week ultimatum to withdraw the statement that the name of Mwanza airport will be changed to Serengeti International Airport.

"We are annoyed by the statement and CCM in Serengeti has given the Mwanza RC one week to withdraw the statement," Serengeti District CCM Chairman, Mr Chandi Marwa said.This week a section of the media reported that the most recent Regional Consultative (RCC) session chaired by Eng. Ndikilo agreed to rename Mwanza airport, Serengeti International Airport in a bid to market the tourism industry in the Lake Zone. RCC is a highly ranking decision making organ at the regional level.

Reports stated that plans by Serengeti District Council to construct an airport in Mugumu town to be called Serengeti International Airport are in advanced stages. Serengeti District CCM committee convened an emergency meeting to condemn the Mwanza RCC idea mid this week."We were forced to condemn the meeting to discuss the reports and we urged the Mwanza RC to stop interfering with Serengeti matters. This is not his region, " Mr Chandi who is now vying for CCM NEC member via Serengeti district said.

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