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Members of the House of Representative committee on Information, empowerment, Livestock and Tourism visited the offices of the Media Council of Tanzania(MCT)office in Zanzibar on July 22, 2014 and held lengthy discussions with Council officials.

Committee chairperson Mlinde Mbarouk Juma Representative for Bumbwini underscored the importance of the meeting by pointing out that engaging media stakeholders was a paramount activity of the committee.

He pledged that the committee will follow closely the progress on the proposed new information bill.

He expressed the committee’s readiness to learn from the Media Council on media related issues and urged it cooperate with the committee.

Committee member Asaa Othman Hamad representative for Wete commended the Council for promoting and strengthening the media sector in the Isles.

He appealed to the Council to follow closely press violations in Pemba where media practitioners are denied access to information.

The Council should see how it would assist journalists when they are denied access to information.

Earlier the Manager of the MCT office in Zanzibar Suleiman Seif

Omar said that the Council has been strengthening and expanding its activities especially in building the capacity of media practitioners in the Isles.

The Committee’s delegation which visited the Council offices comprised eight members and were accompanied by the Deputy Minister for Information BihindiHamadBakari, Deputy Principal Secretary Issa Mlingoti, Planning Director, Mwita Mashaka and Information Director Rafii Haji Makame.

This was the first for such big delegation of members of the House of Representatives to visit the MCT offices in Zanzibar.

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