By Azania Post Reporter
PREPARATIONS for the coming by election to pick councilors in various areas of Tanzania has gathered momentum, the National Electoral Commission (NEC has said.
The commission said in a statement that exercise to elect councilors in areas claimed to be vacant would be held on 26th next month in 43 wards countrywide, appealing for more public participation.
The announcement of the by-elections comes after the minister responsible for local government informed NEC on the presence of 43 vacant councilors positions in 36 municipal councils in 19 regions in Tanzania Mainland.
“Section 13(1) of the local government elections law empowers the minister of local government affairs to provide information on the availability of open leadership positions...”
By-elections vary from death of councilors and court rulings that annulled results due to failure by some elected officials to attend meetings leading to their dismissal.