Same East legislator Anne Kilango has asked the government to stop members of Parliament interfering in affairs of other constituencies, thus fueling chaos and breaching peace.
Kilango made the remark in Parliament last week in her direct question to Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda. She claimed that such interferences should be controlled. “Politicians are capable of building the nation…but they can also ruin it and trigger war,” Kilango cautioned.
She explained that some politicians interfered in affairs of other constituencies they don’t represent by questioning their performance, something the outspoken MP said if left unchecked will breach peace in the future.
Responding, Pinda acknowledged existence of such acts, saying that he once experienced the same problem in his constituency. “What these politicians are supposed to do is to talk about policies of their political parties or assist in areas they think need improvement,” he said.
However, the premier noted that he had requested the registrar of political parties to assist by educating them on multiparty democracy because many of them lack proper understanding of the system.
“I had a chance to talk with the registrar of political parties before we came to Parliament and asked him to assist each political party get proper understanding of the system,” Pinda said.
He explained that the law governing registration of political parties stated clearly how political parties should conduct their activities even at times when there were no campaign activities.
The PM said that the laws also allow canceling of registration of any political party with permanent or temporarily certificate when they breach the law, including engaging in acts threatening peace.