The first session of the 12th National Assembly kicked off today in Dodsoma as Tanzanians eager to know who will be appointed prime minister of Tanzania in the second term of Dr John Magufuli’s presidency.
According to the Secretary of the National Assembly, Stephen Kagaigai, among the activities to be held in the National Assembly today is the reading of the President’s proclamation calling on the National Assembly to discuss the development of the people, enact new laws as well as change existing ones.
Kagaigai said after the reading of the President’s announcement, there will be an election of the speaker and his deputy, the positions defended by those present, Job Ngugai from Kongwa State and Dr Tulia Ackson who was elected to represent Mbeya City.
After the election and the speaker taking the oath of office, the elected members of parliament, 264 elected representatives of the constituencies as well as 105 of the five special seats from the Zanzibar House of Representatives, will take the oath.
Another major event that will take place today is to confirm the name of the prime minister to be presented in parliament by President John Magufuli.
Although President Magufuli has assured the Government nominees he served in the first five years to continue with the appointments, Tanzanians are still waiting to know if he will make any changes to the key position of prime minister or not.