Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Coalition on Election Monitoring and Observation in Tanzania (CEMOT Election watchdogs due to engage public in monitoring

The Coalition on Election Monitoring and Observation in Tanzania (CEMOT) has said it intends to enhance citizen’s participation in the observation and monitoring of the 2015 election processes in order to determine the extent to which the process is credible, free and fair.
Denmark is one of the key supporters of CEMOT, speaking to journalists yesterday in Dar es Salaam, Denmark Ambassador to Tanzania, Einar Jensen underscored the value of elections are a very important part of the democratic process.
However the diplomat was keen to also emphasize the need to abide by the very basics of democracy like open and fair elections to ensure peace and security.
“It is my hope that all eligible Tanzanians will vote and participate in the elections,” the ambassador said.
“Everyone has the right to elect his/her leader,” he emphasized.
TACCEO Co-chair, Martina Kabisama said they have prepared a team of observers of not less than 10,000 deployed across the country.
“We have established an information decimation centre that will deal with technological will be responsible for collecting and decimating information and events that happen during the election period from all over the country,’ the co-chair said.
“Also apart from the observers, we will be receiving information from the citizen and we shall have specialists observing the whole process,” Kabisama said.
“CEMOT will enable citizens to collect information on the elections by visiting our stations in their various locales,” she said.
In 2010, the Election Support Project was supported by Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UNDP and the United Kingdom, and was managed under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme in Tanzania. 
It was implemented in partnership with the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and the Zanzibar Electoral Commission.

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