Dodoma. Dodoma residents expressed their optimism after President John Magufuli launched his party’s campaign for re-election in the October vote.
Those who spoke with The Citizen in separate interviews said they were optimistic that things will continue changing under Dr Magufuli’s second term if he wins.
“I was touched with the promise for electricity expansion in rural areas where I live,” said Mr Fredrick Kusena who travelled from Kongwa district in the region for the launch of the campaign.
“Currently, I live in dark but I believe he will fulfill the promise,” added Mr Kusena who also said was a member of CCM.
Others also spoke of some of the issues that touched their lives including small traders and entrepreneurs.
“I liked the promise for cheaper loans to youth and this is what we want so that we continue doing business,” said Isack Jared, a resident of Dodoma City who identified as an entrepreneur dealing with cereal trading in the city.
“Accessing loans is still a big challenge for us small traders who want to grow and pay more taxes,” he said.
“Magufuli acts and I trust whatever he says here is implementable,” said Ms Eudia Chilowona from Hombolo.
“As a food vendor, we have been assured of continuing to grow after introduction of the special IDs for small traders and entrepreneurs like us,” she said.