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MWANZA CITY COUNCIL Prepared by: City Director’s Office, Mwanza City Council, P. O. Box 1333 Tel: +255 (28) 2501375 Fax: +255 (28) 40334

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1 MWANZA CITY COUNCIL Prepared by: City Director’s Office, Mwanza City Council, P. O. Box 1333 Tel: +255 (28) Fax: +255 (28) Mwanza – Tanzania. 16 TH March, 2010 PRESENTATION ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION IN MWANZA BY HIS WORSHIP MAYOR LEONARD BANDIHO BIHONDO OF MWANZA CITY, DURING THE MIC CONFERENCE HELD FROM 15 TH – 19 TH MARCH 2010 IN TANGA, TANZANIA

2 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Geographical location: Mwanza city council is an urban local authority located on the Northwestern part of Tanzania. It is along the spectacular southern shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water body in the world. The city council is the second largest city and one of the fastest developing urban center. According to UN Habitat Report in 2005, Mwanza was considered the fastest growing urban center in Africa.

3 Map of Tanzania to show Population Density In the Lake Zone, Mwanza is the leading Region with the highest population density

4 Administrative Area, Land Size and Regional Map 1.2 Administrative Area and Land area: Mwanza City Council is among 8 districts of Mwanza Region in Tanzania.Mwanza City Council is among 8 districts of Mwanza Region in Tanzania. Administratively the City is divided into 2 districts:Administratively the City is divided into 2 districts: IlemelaIlemela Nyamagana.Nyamagana. There are 21 wards each represented by elected councillor.There are 21 wards each represented by elected councillor. The City Council has an area of 1337 Km. Sq. out of these 900 Sq. Km. (68%) is covered by water and 437 Sq. Km (32%) is dry land.The City Council has an area of 1337 Km. Sq. out of these 900 Sq. Km. (68%) is covered by water and 437 Sq. Km (32%) is dry land which provides space for settlement and other socio- economic activities.

5 1.3 Population: Mwanza City has grown rapidly over the past 57 years:Mwanza City has grown rapidly over the past 57 years: 1948 = 11, = 11, = 19, = 19, =223, =223, =476,646 (Males 238, 687 and Females 237,959).2002 =476,646 (Males 238, 687 and Females 237,959). Currently, tCurrently, the population is estimated to slightly more than 720,200 based on National Population census of 2002; growing at 3% per annum (natural growth).

6 1.4 Main economics activities: –Agriculture and Livestock Keeping, –Fishing (artisanal and commercial), –Commerce and trade, –Mining and quarrying, –Industries (mainly agro – based and food processing); –Transportation, as Mwanza is strategically located as a lake port city which offers an easy access to neighboring countries of Uganda and Kenya and link to Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo; and, –Tourism which has started thriving recently

7 7 2.0:RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION 2.1: The following are Local Government Authorities in Tanzania: - Urban Authorities District Authorities Note: There are 4 City Councils, 17 Municipalities, 6 Town Councils, 106 District Councils 2.1.1:Urban authorities Set-Up –Full Council –Standing Statutory Committees Finance and Administration Urban Planning and Environment Economic affairs, health and education Other Committees HIV/AID and Integrity Committees –Ward Executive Committees –Mtaa Committees

8 8 Relationship Cont : District Council Set-up Full Council Standing Statutory Committees Finance. Administration, Urban Planning Education, Health, and Water Economic affairs, Works and Environment Other committees Ward Executive Committees Village Assembly Village Council

9 2.2: Political Leadership In a local authority these are councillors and they make integral part of local government configuration. They are elected after every five years together with the President and members of parliament during the general elections. Each councillor is elected from a ward to be a representative in a council Other council members are women councillors by special seats (Proportional Representation) MPs within a council/constituency are also members of the council 2.2.1: Functions of Councillors (Through Full Council and Standing Committee): To make decisions, develop policies, approve plans and reports Approve bylaws To mobilize development activities in their respective ares To promote peace and harmony To oversee and monitor implementation of various development interventions Relationship Cont...

10 2.3.1: ADMINISTRATION Administration is made of civil servants (Technical and administrative staffs) Initially all senior staff were recruited by Local Government Service Commission Currently, councils recruit both junior and senior staffs based on available demand (Outcome of Local Reform Program) Chief executives (District Executive Directors/City Directors) are appointed by the Minister and the President 2.3.2: Functions of Administrative Staffs/Technocrats To implement day to day activities To plan and coordinate projects of the council To implement and supervise decisions of the council To execute laws and bylaws To collect various revenues within the council To provide technical advice and account to the Full Council and Standing Committees. Note: After Dissolution of Councilors’ tenure the executives are given power to take over by Ministerial instrument- PMO RALG RELATIONSHIP Cont...

11 11 Relations Cont : MERGING POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION Politics + administration = Council They are inter-dependent Two sides of the same coin Where the relationship between political leaders and Executives is good- development activities are successful. Political leaders present their electorate views regarding development issues from Wards (O & OD) Executives implements the decisions reached by the Council

12 12 3.0: Council and MIC Councils are legal entity they have mandate to enter into: Agreements with other councils within and outside the country Decision to enter into cooperation between Municipality is made by politicians and implemented by executives Councilors monitor the implementation of cooperation between Municipalities and take necessary corrective measures

13 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Full Council City Director Legal and security Internal Audit Planning statistics and coordinatio n Information Communication and mass Communication Financ e and trade Agricultural/ livestock/ natural Resource & Cooperative Urban Planning Environme nt and Tourism Educatio n and culture Works and time Community Developme nt and Social Welfare Administ ration and Human Resourc e Health and cleanlines s Ward Development Committee Village/ Mtaa Development Committee

14 City Council Top Leadership His Lordship Mayor Leonard Bihondo Mr. Wilson Kabwe City Director

15 MWANZA AT A GLANCE Central Round-about

16 NILE PERCH FOUNTAIN Nile Perch Fountain

17 RECENT CBD DEVELOPMENT

18 ASANTENI SANA KWA KUNISIKILIZA THANKS FOR LISTENING AND YOU ARE MOSTLY WELCOME TO THE FAMOUS ROCKY CITY


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