– Francis Ndulane who had been appointed the deputy Minister for Minerals failed to accurately read the contents of his oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony
– Magufuli said he would ask authorities to investigate whether the Member of Parliament had forged his academic certificates
– Earlier, the Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) leader had warned new Cabinet members against taking selfies when launching government projects
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There was drama during the swearing-in of the Cabinet in Tanzania on Wednesday, December 9, after a nominated deputy Minister struggled to read his oath in Swahili.
Francis Ndulane who had been appointed the deputy Minister for Minerals failed to accurately read the content of his oath of office during the function that was presided by President John Magufuli.
According to The Citizen, the no-nonsense head of state said he would replace Ndulane with another nominee after he failed to read the oath despite being given three opportunities to do so.
Magufuli said he would ask authorities to investigate whether the Member of Parliament had forged his academic certificates.
“I can see the prime minister looking at me carefully because together with him (Ndulane) they are the only MPs from Lindi in the Cabinet. We will look for someone who can properly read the documents before entering his office and unveil whether there are forgeries,” Magufuli, nicknamed the bulldozer, said.
Warning against taking selfies
Earlier, the Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) leader had warned new Cabinet members against taking selfies when launching government projects.
He said it was easy to tell a performing Cabinet member and one who was not.
The 61-year-old inaugurated his Cabinet just two months after he won the hotly-contested October 26, presidential election.
The second term president received 12.5 million votes (85%) while his main challenger, Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party, got 1.9 million votes (13%).
Lissu dismissed the election results saying the exercise was marred with widespread irregularities.
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