The President of Zanzibar, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi today is expected to open the House of Representatives for the official commencement of the next five years.
A statement read yesterday by the Speaker of the House, Zubeir Ali Maulid stated that the President will inaugurate the council today at 9 pm.
The statement said in accordance with the procedure, for the council to take office it must be launched by the president after the completion of some of the council’s constitutional activities. Among those activities is the election of the Speaker and his Deputy.
Another function is the swearing in of members of the council who attended the meeting, including from the constituencies, special seats as well as those nominated by the President.
In yesterday’s session, the election of the Deputy Speaker was held where all 67 delegates present elected Guest Hassan Juma by a landslide vote.