By Anne Robi, 3 February 2013
THE Chairman of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ruling party, President Jakaya Kikwete, arrived here yesterday to grace the 36 years anniversary celebrations which are to be held here today.
Upon his arrival, President Kikwete was received by thousands of people, including CCM leaders and other dignitaries from neighbouring countries. The CCM Vice-Chairman (Mainland), Mr Philip Mangula, Secretary General Abdulrhaman Kinana and NEC Secretariat members: Dr Asha- Rose Migiro, the Secretary -Politics and International Relations and Nape Nnauye, the Secretary for Ideology and Publicity,met the president at the airport. The celebrations will be held today at Lake Tanganyika Grounds, in Kigoma Town.
The Secretary General of the ruling party of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr Evarist Boshabe, was among the visitors who arrived yesterday morning to grace the celebrations. Speaking shortly after the arrival, the Ideology and Publicity Secretary of the Congolese party, Tanzania Branch, Mr Emannuel Mbashwa, said that Mr Bosheba's presence demonstrated support and commitment to President Kikwete's initiative in the development of Kigoma Region. "Kigoma has really developed compared to 15 years back... many infrastructures have been instituted opening business opportunities between the two countries," he said. Meanwhile, President Kikwete is expected tomorrow to lay a foundation stone at Malagarasi Bridge construction located in Uvinza District.