Kongwa Constituency MP who was the sole candidate for Speaker in the 12th National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania, Job Ndugai has been elected Speaker of the National Assembly by votes cast by members of parliament who attended the first session of the National Assembly after today’s general election. October 28,2020 held in the hall of Parliament in Dodoma.
Ndugai has been voted in by 345 MPs and received 99.7 percent of all votes cast which has enabled him to become Speaker of the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania for a second term.
Speaking immediately after the election, Ndugai congratulated all MPs who were trusted and given the opportunity by the people to address their challenges and urge them to work hard and bring development to Tanzanians who gave them a chance because they trusted them and that is why they sent them so that they can be developed through them. lawmaking.
“It is a great honor, the expectations of your people are very high for each of us, we have a great responsibility before us to ensure that we do not undermine the hopes of the people. These Tanzanians who trusted us to be their representatives in this glorious house and I believe everyone will never forget the basic role of representation and lawmaking. ” Said Ndugai
In addition, he added that the work of Parliament must be visible and the people should be informed of what is going on in parliament and asked the media to be at the forefront of providing parliamentary work so that they can reach the people more quickly so that they know what their leaders are saying in Parliament
Speaker Ndugai has stated that he is ready to lead the National Assembly in a fair and equitable manner and will be at the forefront of resolving the problems of MPs and ensuring that he deals closely with all matters of concern to all MPs without discrimination of any kind while promising to protect opposition MPs in Parliament.
“Our opposition brethren in here are absolutely right and one of the great things I have done is to make sure that you and I are heard again better, we must all be heard.” He added Speaker Ndugai
He urged MPs to read and understand the various rules, laws and procedures of Parliament that will help improve discipline and oversee the day-to-day operations of Parliament
“I urge you to read the rules and go through them carefully and understand them because here we can not go straight without knowing the rules so we should read, review and understand them and after this Parliament we have organized seminars that will help us open our eyes and help us as MPs know our place in society. ” He identified Ndugai