CHAPTER 288
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (URBAN AUTHORITIES) ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   NOTICES

      The Local Government (Urban Authorities) (Grading of Councils) Notice

      The Mtaa Chairman Election Procedures Notice

      Taratibu za Uchaguzi wa Mwenyekiti wa Mtaa

   REGULATIONS

      The Local Government (Urban Authorities) (Councillors Code of Conduct) Regulations

NOTICES

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (URBAN AUTHORITIES) (GRADING OF COUNCILS) NOTICE

(Section 14(2) and (3))

G.N. No. 309 of 1988

1.   Citation

   This Notice may be cited as the Local Government (Urban Authorities) (Grading of Councils) Notice.

2.   Grading of Councils

   The Urban authorities specified in the second column of the Schedule are hereby designated the grades of Councils appearing in the third column of the Schedule opposite their names.

SCHEDULE

Name of Urban Authority

Grade

   1.   Dar-es-Salaam

VIII

   2.   Mwanza

V

   3.   Tanga

IV

   4.   Moshi

IV

   5.   Arusha

IV

   6.   Tabora

IV

   7.   Morogoro

III

   8.   Mbeya

III

   9.   Iringa

III

   10.   Dodoma

III

   11.   Songea

II

   12.   Shinyanga

II

   13.   Musoma

II

   14.   Mtwara-Mikindani

II

   15.   Kigoma-Ujiji

II

   16.   Bukoba

II

   17.   Sumbawanga

I

   18.   Singida

I

   19.   Lindi

I

THE MTAA CHAIRMAN ELECTION PROCEDURES NOTICE

(Section 16)

G.N. No. 163 of 1993

1.   Citation

   This notice may be cited as the Mtaa Chairman Election Procedures Notice.

2.   Interpretation

   In this notice, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Director" means the Director of a Town Council; a Municipal or a City Council and includes any person performing the duties of the Director;

   "Mtaa" means a part or a division of a ward situated within an area under the jurisdiction of an Urban Authority.

3.   Division of Villages and Ward into Mitaa

   (1) The Director of every Urban Council shall fix a period within which its Villages and Ward Committees shall submit proposals on the number and size of Mitaa into which the Villages and the Wards shall be divided.

   (2) The Ward Development Committee or as the case may be the Village Councils shall examine their areas and decide on the number and size of Mitaa and submit their proposals to their respective Urban Councils.

4.   Decision of Council final

   The decision of the Urban Councils on the number and size of Mitaa shall be final.

5.   Notice of election

   The Director shall give a notice of not more than fourteen days to all the Mitaa residents about the elections of their Chairman and shall–

   (a)   specify the date of the elections;

   (b)   specify the place and time of the elections;

   (c)   notify all Tanzanians of 18 years and above to participate in electing the Chairman of their Mitaa;

   (d)   notify all Tanzanians of 21 years of age and above to apply for the Chairmanship of their Mitaa by filling in Election Form (Uk.2) to be obtained from the Ward Executive officers' office as appearing in the Schedule to these procedures;

   (e)   specify the date of returning the application forms;

   (f)   specify the nomination day and the date of fixing on the notice boards, the application forms for electorate to see;

   (g)   specify the date for hearing complaints, if any of the applicants whose applications will have been disqualified.

6.   Qualifications for election

   Every inhabitant of a Mtaa shall be qualified for election if he–

   (a)   is a resident of the Mtaa of which he contests to be Chairman;

   (b)   is aged 21 years and above;

   (c)   has a lawful means of livelihood;

   (d)   can read and write in Kiswahili or English.

7.   Procedure for nomination, etc.

   (1) The Ward Executive Officer on the nomination day shall specify names of qualified candidates and, the disqualified candidates shall if aggrieved be given a right to appeal to the Director.

   (2) The complaints shall be heard by a special committee appointed by the Director composed of not less than three members, as follows–

   (a)   two public officers seconded to and working in the ward to which the complainant belongs; and

   (b)   a representative of the Director who shall be the Chairman,

and the decision of the Committee shall be final.

   (3) The maximum span of time allowed for hearing and determining all the complaints within the Urban Council shall not exceed seven days.

8.   Procedure on election day

   On the election day the Ward Executive Officer shall convene the residents of the Mtaa for electing their Chairman.

9.   Ad hoc Chairman

   Before the elections, the Ward Executive Officer shall make the necessary arrangements to have an ad hoc Chairman elected who immediately after his election, shall preside at that meeting.

10.   Procedure where more than one nomination received

   (1) During the elections, in case of a Mtaa having one aspirant only and who is qualified, the Director shall declare him Chairman of his Mtaa.

   (2) In case more than one candidate are qualified for the elections, all of them shall be accorded equal rights of addressing the electorate after which the electorate will cast secret ballot on papers distributed at the meeting to express their preferences.

   (3) The votes shall be counted before the electorate by the Ward Executive Officer in the presence of the candidates or their representatives.

   (4) The candidate who wins more votes than the others shall be declared Chairman of the Mtaa.

11.   Duties and responsibilities of Chairman

   The Urban Council shall define the duties and responsibilities of the Mtaa Chairman and the manner of implementing them.

12.   Chairman member of Ward Committee

   For the purposes of representation in the Ward Committee, where a Village Council exists, the Chairman of the Village Council shall be a member of the Ward Committee of the Ward in which the Village is situate.

SCHEDULE

FORM UK. 2
APPLICATION FORM FOR MTAA CHAIRMANSHIP

ELECTION FORM

Village .....................................................

Ward .......................................................

District ....................................................

Date ........................................................

PART A:
Candidate's Particulars

1.   Name of the candidate ................................................................................................

2.   Are you a Tanzanian National? Yes/No 1 .........................

3.   Age of the candidate ......................................................

4.   Place of Residence .....................................................................................................

5.   Occupation/lawful business ..........................................................................................

6.   Candidate's ability to read and write:

   (a)   Reading Swahili Yes/No 2 ......................

   (b)   Writing Swahili Yes/No 3 .......................

   (c)   Reading English Yes/No 4 .....................

   (d)   Writing English Yes/No 5 ......................

7.   Candidate's signature ..................................................................................................

Date .........................................

PART B:

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