Tanzanian President expresses desire to meet the opposition leaders

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has expressed her desire to meet the opposition party leaders of the country.  

She hoped for deliberations on a way forward on the country’s political direction, for the sake of the nation.  

In her first address to the Tanzanian parliament, President Samia said the government would defend media and citizen freedoms, including democratic rights – while insisting on the need to abide by the law. 

“I’d like to inform parliament and all Tanzanians that the direction and focus of the sixth administration will be to retain the good from the previous administrations, to improve what is currently working and bring new ideas.  

“That is the meaning of our slogan ‘work continues’ – we’ll treasure what is working but we’ll also change where necessary for the country’s prosperity,” she said. 

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