LEADERS of Alliance for Change and Transparency-Devoted (ACT-Wazalendo) over the weekend graced the party youth wing meeting here with praise to President Samia Suluhu Hassan for reopening political freedom and improving security in the country.
ACT-Wazalendo party advisor Mr Mansour Yussuf said when he addressed the youth, who gathered to discuss the party’s brand promise.
“Let us be honest, since coming to power, Dr Samia has opened a level playing field, as we enjoy public meetings, and security,” said.
He encouraged youths to be creative to support Zanzibar development to move to the higher levels of economy.
He was joined by the party national Vice-Chairperson Othman Masoud Othman to call on the youths to utilise the current political stability and freedom to enhance reconciliation and Government of National Unity (GNU).
“We understand the current challenges facing youths in Zanzibar including unemployment; this can be solved by being creative and following the right policies. Our population is still manageable,” said Mr Othman.
He appealed to the young people to be patient and work harder, to plan well and by being creative in overcoming the unemployment challenge, while also maintaining the existing political reconciliation and stability, which remain important in achieving development goals at any level.
Several youths spoke at the meeting also attended by senior party leaders, and the youths complained about lack of employment.
The ACT-Wazalendo leaders including Mr Ismail Jussa Ladu also put emphasis on maintaining political reconciliation, the legacy of the Isles founding father late Abeid Amani Karume and late Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad.
“We need to move Zanzibar faster in development than the current speed; there we must have the ‘tools’ in place including new constitution. Let us work together to achieve these, but youths’ role remains very important,” Mr Ladu and other party leaders said.