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New UTPC Board of Directors put in place

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The newly elected members of UTPC Board of Directors, posing for picture with UTPC Executive Director, Mr. Abubakar Karsan

A new UTPC Board of Directors, comprising complete seven new faces, is already in place following a two - day Members General Meeting (MGM), held at Morogoro’s Flomi Hotel in the recent past.

It is a Kigoma Press Club (KGPC) Chair, Deogratius Nsokolo who has taken the helm, thus succeeding an outgoing UTPC President, Mr Kenneth Simbaya in the process, on the one hand.

But on the other, Ms Jane Mihanji, also Dar City Press Club (DCPC) Chair becomes Vice - President for the second term in a row.

Other Board Members, whose three - year tenure officially ends on September, 2018, include Mr Andrew Kuchonjoma, Mr Habel Chidawali, Mr Frank Leonard and Mr Mfaume Abdalah Abdulrahman who are Chair persons of Ruvuma Press Club (RPC), Central Press Club (CPC), Iringa Press Club (IPC) and Zanzibar Press Club (ZPC) respectively.

Others are Ms Anne Makange  and Ms Pendo Mwakyembe, both of whom are Secretaries of Tanga Press Club (TPC) and Mara Regional Press Club (MRPC) respectively, Ms Stella Ibengwe of Shinyanga Press Club (SPC) and Ms Salma Abdul of Tabora Press Club (TBPC), both of whom are Treasurers.

Mr Nsokolo, Mr Kuchonjoma and Ms Jane are serving in their capacity as Board Members for the second term in a row, in strict compliance with UTPC Constitution which embraces a principle of continuity whereas the rest are simply new faces.

In his thanksgiving remarks, the new President called upon his fellow Board Members in particularly and all high – profile Press Clubs’ office – bearers at large, all of whom constitute UTPC General Meeting members, to work relentlessly in a team work spirit to realize cherished set goals, for their own benefit and those of their respective communities.

In turn, Ms Jane simply pledged to fulfill all his promises that she gave during an election campaign as well as work closely with the entire Board.

The Executive Director of UTPC, Mr Abubakr Karsan, for his part, acknowledged that the election has left, particularly contestants, with fresh scars which need to be healed urgently by uniting them all and that such a task constitutes one of his top priorities

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