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Tanzania: Who are the CCM business loyalists working with President Hassan?

By Abdul Halim, in Dar es Salaam

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Posted on June 29, 2022 11:22

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More than a year after taking office following the sudden death of her predecessor, John Magufuli, President Samia Suluhu Hassan is in firm control of the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party.

In April 2021, ruling party delegates convened in Dodoma and elected Hassan as the CCM’s sixth chairperson. President Hassan, who had previously served in various other capacities in the CCM, quickly started to reinstate cadres who Magufuli had sidelined.

Who are the CCM business loyalists working closely with Hassan?

Magufuli took a hard line on some international and local businesses, saying his goal was to fight tax evasion and other harmful practices.

President Hassan is taking a more business-friendly approach. The following are some of CCM’s influential business leaders and cadres backing up her agenda.

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