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Press Release:
Announcing Board of Trustee Candidates

Dear Tanzania Diaspora Member: 

On behalf of the Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA), please accept our appreciation for participating in the nomination process for potential members of the DICOTA Board of Trustees. The nominating phase was closed on October 12, 2018. A total of 30 nominations were received and a total of 14 considered and accepted the nomination. 

 The 7 elected members of the Board of Trustees shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Trustees shall be allowed to stand for election for a maximum of two (2) consecutive three-year terms and may be re-elected after being away for one (1) term; however, the immediate Past Chair, shall serve one (1) additional year.

View additional information on qualifications and responsibilities of members of the Board of Trustees in our bylaws.

The DICOTA Board of Trustees has rescheduled the election to October 27 & 28 in order to allow 7 additional days to get t know the candidates and also to complete the necessary updates to the online voting platform. 

Preview here the slate of candidates who have accepted their nominations and responded to the call to serve. Please vet these candidates as you prepare to cast your vote on October 20 and 21, 2018.

The information on these candidates will be available online for your review and consideration till October 21, 2018.

Please note that to be eligible to vote on October 27 and 28, 2018, membership dues must be paid in full by October 26, 2018. Voting ballots will not be issued to inactive members as of October 26, 2018. To pay your dues please visit DICOTA or email to verify your membership status and eligibiliy to vote.

This is a dynamic time for the Tanzania diaspora and specifically those based in the United States. The future of DICOTA is in the hands of its elected officials. It is important therefore you exercise your opinion at this time. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding qualifications and/ or nomination procedures to the 2018 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers,

Key Date(s) Activity
October 5, 2018 Nominations Deadline
October 12, 2018 Final Candidates Announced
October 19, 2018 Voter Registration Deadline
October 12-26, 2018 Campaigning Period 
October 27 and 28, 2018 Election Days (Electronic Voting Only)
October 30, 2018 Declaration of Election Results

Thank you so much for your participation!
Ndaga Mwakabuta & Alfred U. Nkunga 
2018 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers

Thank you in advance for your participation in the election!
Alfred U. Nkunga & Ndaga Mwakabuta
2018 DICOTA Elections Returning Officers

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