Arusha, 04 September, 2020 / 10:05 pm (ACI Africa).
A Tanzanian Archbishop has underscored the need to foster peace “by all means” in the East African country amid political campaigns ahead of next month’s general elections.
In a video message availed Friday, September 4, Archbishop Gervais Nyaisonga of Tanzania’s Mbeya Archdiocese urges caution during campaigns because peace “can be lost through negligence.”
“Our nation has always been proud of the gift of Peace that we have. This gift is not hidden and it is spoken of by all people. Such a gift should be protected by all means,” Archbishop Nyaisonga who is the President of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) says in the video message.
He adds in reference to the ongoing campaigns ahead of general elections slated for October 28, “This period is an important period because elections provide direction to the Nation in achieving its national goals.”
The Tanzanian Archbishop encourages voters, candidates vying for various political positions, and officials of the Electoral Commission to foster peace all the time saying, “We should understand that such a gift can be lost through negligence so it is best to be careful. Let us be careful to protect this gift which is Peace.”