Mbeya leaders walk the streets to mobilise people to register for poll

16Oct 2019
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mbeya leaders walk the streets to mobilise people to register for poll

ALL government functionaries here spilled out into the streets here to mobilise people to register themselves for the next month’s civic polls.

The Director of Mbeya City Council James Kasusura was in the streets on Monday visiting street corners for bodaboda drivers and touts at main bus stand and asked the youths to go and register themselves.

He asked the bodaboda drivers to abide by the law so as to silence those who say they are a mere bunch of hooligans and instead show that theirs is just another respected occupation.

Kasusura said people who are qualified to register are those of 18 years of age or more and residents of the areas they live, without regard to party affiliation.

He wanted them not to pay attention to those who say one must produce a voter registration card to register, as that was not true.
Vice President of Bodaboda Drivers Association at the main bus stand Augustino Mwamanda said as of now a big percentage of association’s members have registered themselves to vote.

He said they will ensure come the last day all association members will be registered as it is their constitutional right.
Mwamanda said association members are mobilizing themselves in various issues including the adherence to the laws governing their occupation.

Some agents for political parties said after the government extended the registration period, wananchi have continued to flock to registration centres to register themselves.

One of them Grace Lamson ambaye an agent for Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) from Forest area said the exercise was progressing well in her area.

She said the response has been unanimous after the extension of registration period.