THE Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT-Tanzania) party, was officially launched in Dar es Salaam with its leaders saying that the focus will be to set up policies and strategies targeting to alleviate poverty among Tanzanians.
Speaking during the function, the party’s leader, Zitto Kabwe, said that the ACT was committed to promoting public interest and patriotism which was advocated by the founder of the nation, the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
He said that Nyerere’s dream was reduction of poverty among Tanzanians and promotion of a nation with a narrow gap between the poor and the rich. He said that almost 54 years ago “we became independent.
The founder of the nation, the late Mwalimu Nyerere was a young man of about 39, with hopes of eradicating poverty, suffering and misery.
“It is the time to create economies of citizens through revolutionary changes that are going to be made by his party which could send us back the country to the hands of citizens,” he urged.
Mr Zitto credited ACT as a party which believes in principles of self-reliance, hard work, sincerity and professionalism towards bringing positive change in the country.
He said, ACT-Tanzania headed to the principles of Patriotism, democracy, freedom of thought and action, dignity, equality, integrity, transparency and accountability.
He declared that the party is for all its citizens with no regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, skin colour or disability status.
He added that ACT opposes some of the bills that was presented to the ongoing parliamentary session which are bill of rights to information, the media and the criminal network because they aimed at depriving the rights of citizens to communicate freely and express their views as enshrined in the constitution.
“Every Tanzanian regardless of his position must be under the law, and to us accountability must begin with the leaders, this system will help the public to distinguish between politics and public responsibilities,” he added.
He said that the country is passing through a period where many politicians have been marred by several corruption scandals and consequently built a picture that every politician is corrupt.
“We want our country to build the whole economy. We we’re going to nationalize everything and control all state economic transactions.
For his part, the ACT-Tanzania head adviser, Professor Kitila Mkumbo, said their leadership structure has focused to distinguish between the party’s duties and public responsibilities once they got into the power.
“The party’s chairperson will be responsible to ensure the party stands for an ideology and philosophy in accordance with its constitution and the head leader will be responsible to publicize our policies to the public in a line to create awareness,” he said.
Credit: Daily News