The Tanzanian Government has appointed a total of 19 soldiers to senior position sin the Government and its institutions and several others have been placed in Party positions while about 10% of the 240 members of the National Assembly are men in uniform. The Deputy Minister for Defence and National Service, Lt. Col. Abdulrahaman O. Kinana told the National Assembly recently that the army had patriotic and skilled men who were ready to take up duties in the Government. Lt. Col. Kinana was responding to Ndugu Meshack Maganga (National) who wanted to know the number of soldiers in various positions. The Deputy Minister said there was one Minister, one Deputy Minister, three Regional Commissioners, nine District Commissioners, three heads of Government departments, and two heads of parastatal organisations, who were armymen. – Daily News

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