Chadema gets second presidential hopeful 

08Jul 2020
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Chadema gets second presidential hopeful 

​​​​​​​THE main opposition party Chadema yesterday handed over presidential nomination forms to the second presidential hopeful for October general elections.

Dr Mayrose Majinge picked up the forms at the party’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam, becoming the second person to do so after Vice Chairman Tundu Lissu whose representative David Jumbe did so on his behalf at the weekend.

Dr Majinge was handed over the nomination forms by Chadema director of elections Reginald Munisi. She becomes the first woman to declare interest in the Union presidency via Chadema.

The party closes the window for picking and returning the nomination forms for the top seat on 19th July 2020.

Speaking after picking up the forms, Dr Majinge said if nominated by her party and finally makes to the helm of the country’s leadership, her top priorities will be to put in place strong institutions of governance for the benefit of the current and future generations.

The Presidential hopeful said should her realise her dreams, she will oversee the review a number of laws with the view to putting in place legal frameworks that serve the interests of the people  on rule of law. 

The aspirant added that as chief executive of the country, she will ensure that the country achieves food security and reform the education sector to ensure that curricula produce competent and highly-skilled manpower to spur national development.

“If elected, I’ll work to ensure creation of enough job opportunities in professions and sectors of our country’s socio-economic development,” she said.

The politician said her agenda is to improve agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and mining sectors by ensuring greater participation of Tanzanians alongside foreign investors.

Should her succeed in her bid, her government will change the law to permit duo citizenship which she said will immensely benefit Tanzanians in the Diaspora.