Dar es Salaam. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday announced the number of women special seat councillors as 1,406 from 3,957 wards that participated in the just ended General Election.
NEC said, it had not announced all the names because some wards were yet to conduct their elections, saying the names for those wards will be announced after elections are conducted.
NEC said in a statement that all political parties that participated in the elections met the required elements to acquire special seat councillors.
Parties that participated in the local elections, according to NEC, are Chadema, CCM, CUF, ACT-Wazalendo and NCCR-Mageuzi.
The ruling party has secured 1,021 seats, Chadema 280 seats, CUF 79, NCCR-Mageuzi 6 and ACT-Wazalendo 6.
The electoral governing body said names for those who have been appointed would be available in respective municipals and that the remaining names would be announced by NEC after elections are conducted in the remaining wards.
Meanwhile, the Civic United Front (CUF) in Tanga District has finalised plans to form the first local government in the municipality’s history following a landslide victory in the October 25 elections.
The party, which is a member of the Ukawa opposition coalition, plans to acquire both the mayoral and deputy mayoral seats.
In a closed door meeting held in the party district office, 20 councillors from the CUF, unanimously elected Mr Rashid Jumbe for the top post of mayor and Mr Mohamed Haniyu for the post of deputy mayor.