US Ambassador To Tanzania hold talks with the ruling party’s SG amid general elections


The United States ambassador to Tanzania Dr Dornald Wright on Thursday held a meeting with the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) General Secretary Dr Bashiru Ally to discuss on joint intentions that will strengthen bilateral socio-economic and diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Briefing the press conference about the meeting that took place in the CCM Party’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Dr Bashiru revealed that in their discussion they also touched on the areas concerning the upcoming October 28 general elections.

He added that the US government has been granted permission to observe the upcoming general elections in Tanzania to ensure free and fair elections.

“We also discussed on other areas such as health where the US pledges to support Tanzania fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, they again discussed on business investment, wildlife management and environmental conservation strategies,” noted Bashiru.

In the recent days, the US Ambassador had also met with Opposition party’s Presidential candidates from Zanzibar, Maalim Seif from ACT-Wazalendo and Tundu Lisu from CHADEMA party.

Late Thursday, the US Ambassador to Tanzania wrote on his Twitter handle, “As part of my ongoing efforts to meet with all candidates and parties, today I had the pleasure to meet with CCM’s SG Bashiru Ally. We spoke about CCM’s vision for the future, and I thank the SG for reaffirming his party’s commitment to peaceful, fair and transparent elections.”