Coast residents urged to take part in development vision preps

LEADERS in the Coast region have been urged to educate and motivate communities and other stakeholders to contribute their views that will be used in preparations of the National Development Vision 2025- 2050.

Coast Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Idd Mchata, issued the advice while representing Coast Regional Commissioner, Mr Aboubakar Kunenge at launching of a workshop aimed at educating leaders from organisations, public institutions, corporations and religions on the groundworks of the plan.

“The government is working hard to ensure that individuals from all backgrounds in the country have opportunities to participate in the preparations of this development.  You have a very important role to make sure that this target is met,” he said.

On the other hand, Mr Mchata urged residents of the region to consider issues that they think need to be given priority in preparations of the plan, which are for interest of the individuals and the nation at large.

Some of leaders who attended the workshop advised the government that in the forthcoming national development vision issues that need to be prioritised are technology formalisation, expansion of agricultural sector and improving education provided at colleges, so as to get different technicians to work in various fields, including the fast-growing industries in the region.

Earlier, during his presentations, Head of the forthcoming National Development Vision Team, Professor Samuel Wangwe, stated that the ongoing exercise is a national issue and that it is being conducted under the supervision of President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

“This exercise is very important as it aims at creating awareness, educate and motivate participation of all stakeholders to give their contributions in the process of preparations of the next national development vision,” he said.

Expounding, he noted that the step is a continuation of facilitating the concept of broad stakeholders’ engagement, before the following exercise of collecting communities’ suggestions at regional levels.

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