I blog what I observe around me, and I end up writing on a wide range of subjects including cultural tourism, customs and traditions, travel, and mountaineering. Specifically, what happens in and around the village of Butiama, the birthplace and final resting place of Tanzania's founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
Butiama Bed & Breakfast
Sunday, 31 October 2010
James has voted today at Butiama in Tanzania's general elections
I visited the Butiama Hospital polling station this morning, a few minutes after the station was opened, and there was already a large group of voters who were casting their votes in Tanzania's fourth general elections since the reintroduction of a multiparty system in 1992.
Today Tanzanians go to the polls to vote for a president, members of parliament, and councilors. The incumbent member of parliament for Musoma Rural, Nimrod Mkono, has already been confirmed MP after he emerged the only candidate in the race, representing the ruling Chama cha Mapunduzi (CCM) party.
One of those who casted their votes this morning included James Mugabu Kisige Karebe, a resident of Buturu village, near the village of Butiama, who works at Butiama as a cook in the residence of former president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.