In Tanzania, government revives constitution-writing process with increased budget

By Sharon Sauwa, 27 March 2023
Flag of Tanzania (photo credit: Clker-Free-Vector-Images via pixabay)
Flag of Tanzania (photo credit: Clker-Free-Vector-Images via pixabay)
The Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs’ budget will increase by Sh9 billion in the 2023/24 fiscal year after the government allocated funds to revive the new constitutional-writing process[.] [...] The funds will also be utilized for the amendment of election laws and for the reforms of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). The new development aims at implementing President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s directives following concerns from political stakeholders and the public in general. [...] [On 24 March], the Constitutional and Legal Affairs minister, Dr Damas Ndumbaro said the allocation of the funds was part of the implementation of the president’s directives. [...] He said apart from reviving the new constitutional writing process, the allocated funds are also expected to be used for amending electoral laws and those related to the electoral commission in order to strengthen democracy in the country.
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