Electoral body changes name to Independent National Electoral Commission

By Lake Zone Watch writer

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) will officially tomorrow Friday April 12 transition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the government announced yesterday.

On March 29, this year, through its announcement No. 255, the government said the new Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act No. 2 of 2024 would become effective on April 12.

A brief statement issued in Dodoma yesterday by the Director of Information Services and Chief Government spokesman, Mobhare Matinyi, said in the national language, Kiswahili, the Commission would now be known as “Tume Huru ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi.”

The renaming of NEC comes after a recent amendment aimed at reshaping the functions and structure of the electoral body with the role of enhancing the efficiency and transparency of the electoral processes in the country.

Recently, Parliament approved a bill to amend the NEC and was subsequently endorsed by President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

The NEC name change aligns with the implementation of the newly enacted laws as published in the Government Gazette on March 29, this year.

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