The Electoral Commission in Tanzania has given back to financially prudent President John Pombe Magufuli money amounting to $5 million, the BBC has reported.
According to the report, the EC in Tanzania said they had an excess amount of money which they did not use in the elections and, therefore, it could be used by the country for some other developments.
The EC made it clear to Magufuli that having a surplus did not mean that they marred the elections but they were austere and prudent in their use of money.
It is understood that Magufuli thanked them for the patriotism before ruling that the money be used for the construction of offices for the Electoral Commission.
However, in Malawi the Electoral Commission is indebted and some of their properties have been impounded over failure to settle debts accrued in the 2014 elections which were marred by various irregularities