Friday, October 31, 2008

Mr. President (JK) to address the nation today

President Jakaya Kikwete is due to address the nation today amid speculation that he is likely to give a last word regarding the Bank of Tanzania`s External Payment Arrears (EPA) account scandal. A one-page State House statement to press yesterday informed of the head of state`s speech. ``In his speech, he will dwell on various social and economic developmental issues that ensued in the country and abroad,`` read the statement, in part. State House communications director Salvator Rweyemamu, who talked to The Guardian by telephone later in the evening, declined to unveil the President`s agenda. However, with the deadline on the EPA implementation report expiring today, political analysts believe he will definitely touch on the matter. Chairman of the presidential task-force on EPA Johnson Mwanyika told this paper in an exclusive interview last week that Kikwete himself would give ``the final word`` on the matter. The AG urged people to remain calm and stop pre-empting the Head of State because the deadline was just around the corner.
SOURCE: Guardian

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