‘ADC firm on ending unemployment woes’

21Sep 2020
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
‘ADC firm on ending unemployment woes’

ALLIANCE for Democratic Change (ADC) presidential candidate Queen Sendiga says if elected she will ensure she creates 10m jobs in the next five years to eradicate the country’s nagging unemployment problem.

ADC presidential candidate Queen Sendiga.

Speaking at the weekend during election campaign rallies in Mkinga and Korogwe districts in Tanga region, she said an ADC-led government will construct infrastructures like roads, improved schools and colleges as well as modernizing agriculture, thus reducing problems in accessing various social services.


ADC will also strengthen the fishing sector and construct many factories for food crops processing in the next five years, she declared, urging the villagers to vote for the party in the October 28 polls.

Speaking about road infrastructures in the two districts, the candidate said she would ensure she joins the   districts with Tanga city at tarmac level in order to develop the area’s economy. Farmers, livestock keepers and traders would gain by having simplified modes of transport, she emphasized.

She further focused on ensuring that people in the area get safe and clean water by constructing water supply infrastructure, urging the voters to pick out ADC contestants for parliamentary and councillorship positions.

ADC is one of around 12 smaller political parties seeking to carve out a presence in the legislature and in local councils, but experience shows that it isn’t easy. When it came up the year before the 2015 general election, ACT-Wazalendo obtained one parliamentary seat and a scatter of councillorship seats in Kigoma region, chiefly.

Apart from incumbent president and CCM candidate Dr John Magufuli, another well positioned contender is Tundu Lissu, standing for the erstwhile main opposition party, Chadema, He was picked by  by the party upon return from Belgium where he spent well over two years in specialized treatment and rehabilitation after his four wheel drive vehicle was rained with bullets by assailants in Dodoma, mid-2017.

Another candidate likely to make a strong showing is ACT-Wazalemdo’s Bernard Membe, a cabinet minister for nearly 10 years during the fourth phase presidency, and losing at the CCM candidate nomination final stages in 2015.

Since then he has been a rallying figure for dissent within the ruling party, put to disciplinary suspension early this year, and as his expulsion was imminent at mid-year, shifted to ACT-Wazalendo as a senior adviser and prospective flag bearer in the forthcoming polls.

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