It is Nchimbi!

  • He becomes CCM’s 11 Secretary General
  • CCM commends Samia, Mwinyi

ZANZIBAR: RULING party Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s (CCM) National Executive Committee (NEC) has approved a proposal by the party’s Central Committee (CC) to have Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi as its 11th Secretary General.

CCM Ideology, Publicity and Training Secretary Paul Makonda said here yesterday that NEC members at their special meeting accepted the proposal and appointed Dr Nchimbi, a retired diplomat and ardent CCM cadre, to the party’s top executive post.

Ambassador Nchimbi replaces Mr Daniel Chongolo, who retired from the post late last year.

Dr Nchimbi becomes the 11th bearer of the party’s top executive office since the establishment of CCM in February 5, 1977, with Pius Msekwa its first executive for five years between 1977 and 1982.

The late Rashid Kawawa took over in 1982 to 1990 when he handed over the office to Horace Kolimba in 1990 through 1995. Laurence Gama served for hardly two years between 1995 and 1997.

The party’s longest serving chief executive so far is Philip Mangula, who assumed the responsibilities in 1997 through 2007, and succeeded by Yusuf Makamba, who served for four years to 2011.

Mr Wilson Mkama, having served in the post for one year; from 2011 to 2012 is so far the shortest serving CCM Secretary General.

Between 2012 and 2018, it was time for Abdulrahman Kinana, the current CCM Vice-Chairman, mainland. Dr Bashiru Ally served in the post for three years between 2018 and 2021, when Mr Chongolo took over.

Prior to yesterday’s CC meeting under CCM National Chairperson Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, NEC members had convened a seminar on January 13 and 14, 2024, the party’s publicist said.

During the seminar, members were briefed on the implementation of various strategic projects, including Julius Nyerere Hydro-power Project (JNHPP) especially on the progress attained by the government in the generation of electricity in the country.

Members were also briefed on the progress of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, Kigongo-Busisi Bridge and execution of the party’s election manifesto 2020-2025 in Zanzibar.

Mr Makonda also said that during the meeting, members were also briefed on the status of public institutions and progress of reforms that are being made by the government on the institutions’ operations.

“Members were also briefed on preparations for this year’s upcoming local government elections as well as preparations for the 47th CCM anniversary celebrations next month,” he said

According to Makonda, members nodded to project implementation, commending the Union and Zanzibar governments for the great job, applauding President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Zanzibar’s Dr Hussein Mwinyi for steering both sides of the union to prosperity.

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