Dodoma – The Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, Job Ndugai has called on four ACT-Wazalendo MPs to report to parliament to set a date for their swearing-in.
He made the statement today Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Parliamentary grounds while swearing in the nominated MP, Professor Shukuru Manya.
The swearing in of Professor Manya brings the number of MPs nominated by the President to five.
Professor Manya was appointed MP and deputy minister of mines after his predecessor, Francis Ndulane, failed to read his oath before President John Magufuli.
“I call on the four ACT Wazalendo MPs to submit their statements in advance and arrange for them to be sworn in if they really intend to serve their country as they have requested from the people instead of continuing to roam around,” said Ndugai.
As usual, today Ndugai spent one minute speaking urging the Member of Parliament to serve Parliament with integrity as he was trusted by the President and through the prestigious positions provided and asked to put God first in his service.
Speaking immediately after being sworn in, Professor Manya said he did not expect to hold the position but God is the giver of everything to his people.
Professor Manya said God knows how to plan His times that He promises to work with integrity to push forward the wheel of progress while putting God first.
The Minister of Mines, Dotto Biteko explained to Professor Manya that small-scale miners need mining sites as well as access to credit to work more efficiently.
Minister Biteko said yesterday after the appointment he called Professor Manya and speak to him in his office where he told him the President’s expectations in the Ministry saying that now the Government must do enough research before giving the miners areas.
Regarding people who smuggle minerals he said they want two things which are poverty or going to jail so he warned them to stop doing those jobs immediately.