The Tanzanian National Assembly's new session opened in Dar es Salaam on tuesday, overshadowed by the recent assassination of First Vice-President Karume on April 7.
GV INTERIOR.. Members of Parliament standing in Chamber
MV Mr. Malecela being sworn in
MV PAN..Mr. Msuya signing book after being sworn in, then shaking hands with speaker
GV Members sit down
MV & SCU Kawawa speaking (2 shots)
CU Tanzania plagus on wall
CU Kawawa speaking
GV PAN..Members seated
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Background: The Tanzanian National Assembly's new session opened in Dar es Salaam on tuesday, overshadowed by the recent assassination of First Vice-President Karume on April 7. Led by Prime Minister Rashidi Kawawa, the members stood in silence for one minute in memory of the Zanzibari leader.
Two new Ministers named in President Julius Nyerere's Cabinet reshuffle two months ago were sworn in as ex-officio PMs. They are Mr. John Malecela (Foreign Affairs) and Mr. Cleopa Msuya(Finance).
Among the business before the session is a constitutional amendment arising out the reshuffle. The amendment seeks to provide that a person appointed as regional commissioner will not be disqualified from being a member of the assembly.
At the time of the reshuffle, President Nyerere named five ministers as regional commissioners; four of them were elected members of the National Assembly, and their status has been in doubt.
SYNOPSIS: In Dar es Salaam, the National Assembly opened a new session on Tuesday. Foreign Minister John Malecela, named in President Nyerere's Cabinet reshuffle two months ago, was sworn in as an ex-officio members, and so was his colleague Mr. Cleopa Msuya, the new Finance Minister.
The members took their seats after standing for a minute's silence in memory of Sheikh Karume, the assassinated Zanzibai leader. The silent tribute was led by Prime Minister Rashidi kawawa, who shared with Sheikh Karume the role of Vice-President. After the formal opening, the session was adjourned until Wednesday, when members were due to debate a constitutional amendment and a new immigration bill.