The Arusha Declaration – PART 4 and 5 – TANU Membership and Resolution
Arusha Declaration: PART FOUR – TANU Membership
Since its inception the party has placed great emphasis on gaining boosting up TANU membership quantity to as many as possible. This was the right policy when fighting for independence. But now the National Leadership team believes the time has reached for us to place more emphasis on our Party’s philosophy and socialist policies.
The section of the TANU Constitution relating to the registration of a member should be followed, and if it is found that a person does not agree with the ideology, goals, and rules and regulations of the Party, then he should not be accepted as a member. In particular, it should not be forgotten that TANU is a union of farmers and workers.
The Arusha Declaration: PART FIVE – The Arusha Resolution
The Arusha Resolution
Therefore, the National Executive Committee, having a conference at the Arusha Community Centre beginning 26.1.67 to 29.1.67 decides:
(a) The Leadership
- Each leader of TANU and Government has to be a farmer or working class person, and in no fashion should he be linked with any beliefs and or capitalist or landlordism tendencies.
- No TANU or Government leader should have a stake in any company.
- No TANU or Government leader should hold management positions in any privately owned business.
- Receiving more than one salaries is not permitted to any TANU or Government leader.
- No TANU or Government leader should own a house he rents out to others.
- For the purposes of the Declaration the word “leader” must contain the following:
Members of the TANU National Executive Committee; Ministers; Parliament members; senior officials of TANU-related organizations; senior law enforcement officials; all those nominated or elected under any provision of the TANU Constitution; councilors; and civil servants in the upper and middle cadres. (In this perspective “leader” refers to a male or male and his partner; a female, or a female and her partner.)
(b) The Government and other Institutions
- They commend the Government for the steps it has taken so far in implementing the socialist policy.
- Follows up and ensure accountability of the Government to take further steps in the implementation of our socialist policy as outlined in Part Two of this document without waiting for the Socialist Commission.
- A call to the Government to place emphasis, in preparing its development plans, on the country’s ability to implement programs rather than relying on loans and foreign aid as was done in the current Five Year Development Plan. The National Executive Committee also decides that the Plan should be revised to bring it in line with the policy of self-reliance.
- Call on the Government to take steps designed to ensure that the income of workers in the private sector does not differ significantly from the income of workers in the public sector.
- A call to the Government to place greater emphasis on actions that will improve the living conditions of farmers, and the rural community.
- Call on the National Union of Tanganyika / Tanzania (NUTA), cooperatives, the Tanganyika African Parents Association (TAPA), the Tanzania Women‘s Union (UWT), the TANU Youth League (TYL), and other government institutions to take action to implement the socialist and self-reliance policies.
Those who hold TANU membership should receive full instructions on the Party’s ideology so that they can understand it, and they should be constantly reminded of the importance of following its principles.
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