2VP calls on leaders to emulate Karume’s example to develop Z’bar

AS Tanzanians mark Karume Day on Friday, Second Vice-President Hemed Suleiman Abdulla on Tuesday called on young people to learn the political history of Zanzibar and its leaders because it is educative and useful in maintaining peace and stability and achieving development goals.

In his speech at the opening of the annual ‘Karume forum’ organised by Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA) – Zanzibar, Mr Abdulla challenged the youth to follow the footsteps of the late Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume, by working hard to achieve development goals.

“We have to continue to honour our revolutionaries because they have left behind legacies including uniting people and being innovative,” said Mr Abdulla.

The one-day symposium largely focused on contribution of late Sheikh Karume in improving social needs and economy of Zanzibar.

The fifth symposium held at MNMA- Karume campus was organized as part of activities line up to mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Karume on April 7th 1972. The second Vice-President emphasis on hardworking, promote love and unity in the country,

Mr Abdulla commended the MNMA for organising the symposium with the objectives to remember Karume and learn from his legacies in life, economy, social, and political. He encouraged leaders and young people to learn and put such legacies into practice.

The Chancellor of Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy Professor Shadrack Mwakalila, talked about the history of his institution and why they have always been organising the symposiums to mark the founding fathers of the United Republic of Tanzania (Mwalimu Julius Nyarere and Karume), for people to learn about their great historical contributions to the development of the country.

Head of the MNMA-Karume campus, Zanzibar Dr Rose Mbwete said “We encourage people, particularly the young people to learn about Karume and we encourage them to join essay writing competition about the revolution. We are pleased that many pupils and students from primary and secondary schools have been taking part.

“We cannot talk about Zanzibar’s development without making references to the late Karume, who made a lot of efforts to build Zanzibar socially and economically. We think it is important to keep talking about him to help us change,” Dr Mbwete said.

Dr Zakia Mohamed retired Vice-Chancellor of the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and Dr Juma Hassan Reli- retired Deputy Governor of Bank of Tanzania (BoT) presented papers about: Karume’s contribution in health and education; and inclusive society with gender equality in Blue economy, respectively.

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