Leadership and Democratic Governance: The Case of Tanzania
Lenny B. Kasoga* (Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam. )
Download Article | Published On 01/02/2005


The development of democracy in Tanzania can be traced to the struggle for Independence between 1954-1961, when a multi-party law and constitution was inherited that in 1965 was changed to a single party system that lasted for 27 years. In 1992 the multi- party system was restored. The leadership principles that guide democratic governance in Tanzania entail transparency and accountability while the democratization process is based on the moral principles of human respect, human dignity, equality, unity, justice and people-centered development .This paper analyzes and discusses the set of 1eadership principles that can guide democracy in Tanzania, a country in the Great Lakes Region in the process of promoting good governance.

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