Saturday, August 6, 2011

Their MPs fight on floor for a purpose, how about ours?

The Citizen : "Some commentators have urged Tanzanians to get used to noisy confrontations in Parliament as long as such conduct is in the national interest.However, they generally concur with those opposed to chaotic debates in the august House, saying under no circumstances should MPs be allowed to come to blows as is the case in other parliaments in various parts of the world.

One of them said the public interest should come before anything else, adding that it was the longstanding docile nature of Tanzanian politics that made some people fear that the situation was getting out of hand.

Another said lawmakers in mature democracies go as far as trading blows in the debating chamber provided the confrontation is purposeful and necessary to make the government accountable and responsible."