open government

Twaweza advocates for an open public sphere in which citizens are encouraged to express their views and contribute to solving their own problems and governments are responsive to their voices.

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The Political Parties Act

Twaweza is working with other civil society organisations to challenge the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act.

Amendments to the Statistics Act | Our View

As a stakeholder in independent research and data collection, Twaweza has analysed the proposed revisions to the Statistics Act (2015). It is worth noting that elements of the amended act remain open to competing perspectives, depending on one’s vantage point. As one among several interested parties to this discussion, here is our take:

The Tanzania Teachers' Professional Board Bill | Analysis

The idea of a Teachers’ Professional Board is an important step in terms of the further professionalization of teaching, bringing this sector in line with others.

Amendment of the Statistics Act | Analysis

Any commentary querying or challenging official data would arguably be illegal under the amended Act, regardless of whether it was correct or not.

Broadcasting, policing, human rights and sedition in Tanzania

The Act states in article 57 that “a person shall not be prosecuted for any seditious offence under this Act unless with a written consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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