Tanzania’s CCM to campaign on fighting corruption, growing economy

CCM members showing their man, Magufuli some love

CCM members showing their man, Magufuli some love

Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Tanzania’s ruling party has announced fighting corruption and fixing the economy are some of the key areas it will run on in the ongoing campaign for president.

John Pombe Magufuli, the party’s flag bearer said Sunday addressing rampant unemployment through industrialization will be a priority if he wins in the October presidential poll.

While officially launching his bid at Jangwani grounds in Dar es Salaam, Magufuli, the current works minister said “I want Tanzania with more industries to address the problem of mass unemployment. My government will build processing and large industries for minerals, agricultural produces and fishery products … I expect to cut the problem of unemployment by 60 percent.”

He warned all civil servants his administration will be tough on corruption and plans to establish a special court purposely to handle corruption cases.

Magufuli believes corruption has contributed to poverty in the country and that it is about time the vice is aggressively dealt with.

“I believe Tanzanians need change, and that they also need a leader to immediately end corruption and graft,” he said.

His running mate—Samia Hassan Suluhu said she will lend her support to the ticket and that she will use all her energy and effort to ensure change is realized in Tanzania.

If CCM prevails in October Tanzanians will have made history by electing the first woman vice president since independence.

“I have enough experience to ensure we maintain peace and unity and protect the union.” Sululu said

Jakaya Kikwete, outgoing President and CCM national chairman said the party chose the right candidate to keep steering the country in the right direction.

“We didn’t want to pick a candidate with a checkered record who would need us to defend ourselves as well as him/her. We also don’t want a poor candidate but we want one whose wealth can easily be traced its originality.” Kikwete told thousands of supporters.

Former presidents Alli Hassan Mwinyi and Benjamin Mkapa urged the people to support Magufuli come Election Day.

Eight candidates have been cleared to face off in the fight for the presidency but the men to watch are CCM’s Magufuli and Edward Lowassa of Chademe/UKAWA


  • Peke Tembo

    Mr Kikwete and CCM had ten years to stop the rampant corruption and take care of wealth of the people. What did they do? They gave away Tanzania to China like a colony. And their only idea is now to make promises, promises, promises. No one should believe them only one word.