Speaking to the workers today, Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, said everything is set for the shift and it is just a matter of days before actual movements from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma starts.
He made the remarks when he met in his office with workers from various departments under PMO.
He asked them to understand that the decision to shift the government headquarters to Dodoma was implementation of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) manifesto whose source was a directive given way back on October 1, 1973 during the 16th Tanu national congress.
Tanu was the ruling party before it was transformed into CCM in 1977 after merging with Zanzibar’s Afro Shiraz Party (ASP).
“Since then there has been various efforts made to prepare Dodoma to take over as the government seat. Even the fourth phase government did a lot to put up needed infrastructure to make Dodoma save the purpose,” he said.
He allayed fears among the workers in his office noting that preparations were going on smoothly and they were in the final stages. He noted that the shift will be in phases as it has been arranged.