The Kili FM programme titled ‘Ahadi Hizi ni za Kweli?’ (‘Are These Promises True?’) became a very popular programme in the northern zone (Arusha, Manyara, Tanga, Kilimanjaro). The 45-minute programme followed up on unfulfilled promises by elected leaders, and was introduced with TMF funding. The programme consisted of 20 to 25 minutes recorded programme, after which followed a live part where listeners had the chance to air their voices regarding the unfulfilled promise of the day.
In pulling the veil off unfulfilled promises, particularly those made by leaders, the programme ensured people were no longer kept in dark because they know what is going on in their respective constituencies after being urged to make informed choices when the General Election came. Ordinary citizens in the zone had time to speak about the unfulfilled promises made by their MPs. Some of the citizens’ views, as aired through the programme, associated MPs with failure to deliver to satisfaction. As a result, half the 20 legislators chose not to stand again, were dropped at the screening stage or simply lost their seats.