VP registers to voter in Dodoma

10Oct 2019
Polycarp Machira
The Guardian
VP registers to voter in Dodoma

THE Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan has called members of the public to come out in big numbers and register for the forthcoming November 24th civic elections.

Speaking after registering as a voter for the coming polls at the Kilimani primary school in the city, she urged people to vote in people who have high level of integrity and can serve in line with the fifth phase government’s initiatives.

“The only way you can show support to the government is by registering as voters and vote for ethical leaders who can serve as expected by the government,” she said.

She reminded people to elect leaders who abide by leadership ethics, able to serve tirelessly at this time of the fifth government leadership and who are willing to preserve natural resources.

“Let me also urge you to vote for leaders who have the ability to assist national leaders move on with development agenda,” she added.

Earlier, Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Dr Binilith Mahenge said the region in 2017 had a population of 2.3 million while eligible registered numbers of voters stood at 900,000.

He said there 3,979 poll stations in Dodoma , adding that by yesterday about 156,334 people, 82,118 being men and 74,220 women had registered.

The RC said the region is likely to surpass the registration estimates following the campaign spearheaded by district commissioners and executive district directors.

“There are no challenges except of the land conflict in Chemba district over border dispute where by residents are from Chemba but conduct their farming activities in Kiteto,” said the RC.