Tanzania Pre-Election Briefing
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tanzanians go to this election grappling with the following; social and economic inequalities, lack of economic opportunities for the youth, and structural weaknesses. The incumbent came to power in 2015 promising to focus on fighting corruption, promote infrastructure development, and spur Tanzania’s renaissance. The incumbent introduced private sector reforms, which were widely welcomed by his supporters but frowned upon by the country’s key international corporations in sectors like mining and agribusiness.
All candidates have unveiled ambitious blueprints all promising to address Tanzania’s challenges.
So what does this election mean for Tanzanians and the wider the East Africa Community? Can Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission manage and oversee a free, fair & safe election given the fears around COVID?. International rights groups have accused the current administration of increasingly repressing political dissent, suppressing human rights, and freedom of expression. What will this look like post elections?
Hon. Zitto Kabwe – MP for Kigoma Urban and Party leader of ACT Wazalendo
Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu – Former Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism. MP, Singinda
Aly Khan Satchu – Founder/CEO Rich Management, Nairobi
Menzi Ndhlovu – Senior Analyst, Signal Risk
Hosts – Agnes Gitau – Partner at GBS Africa and Dr. Nick Westcott, Director, Royal African Society
Moderator – Boason Omofaye Arise, Xchange & CEO Frontier Africa Reports
This is presented to you by GBS Africa, the Royal Africa Society, and Frontier Africa Reports.