JK lauds Samia, Mwinyi for pushing attainment of revolution goals

ZANZIBAR: RETIRED President Jakaya Kikwete has commended Presidents Samia Suluhu and Dr Hussein Mwinyi for sustaining good cooperation between the two sides of the Union.

He said through the good cooperation they have enabled the nation to uphold national unity, peace and harmony.

Dr Kikwete made the remarks on Thursday while launching a major water project in Dole Township, Zanzibar as part of the commemoration of the 60 years of Zanzibar Revolution.

He said the project which is bigger compared to others in isles is expected to serve more than 150,000 people who will have access to clean and safe water in various townships and shehias.

“I commend President Samia and Dr Hussein Mwinyi for a well-done job of leading the country, our nation is peaceful and safe and progressing well,” he said.

He added that Zanzibar has registered tremendous strides in the past 60 years noting that following the good leadership of   Dr Samia and Dr Mwinyi various projects have continued to be implemented in isles.

Dr Kikwete further said that revolution objectives have been attained due to the fact that the economy has continued to grow while people are accessing important social services such as water, education, health, roads and electricity.

“In 1964 Zanzibar had a population of 300,000 people but to date it has more than 2.3 million people.  Two million are getting better services than 300,000 people,” he said.

Minister for Water, Energy and Minerals Shaibu Kaduara called upon Zanzibaris to support Dr Mwinyi   as he addresses various challenges facing people.

He urged them to safeguard the projects because the government has incurred huge cost in their execution.

The celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution commenced in December 20th last year accompanied by various activities including cleanliness in various areas of isles, laying foundation stones for various projects as well as launching completed ones. The celebration climaxes today.

From political revolution to socio-economic revolution, Zanzibar is steadily realising the goals of the 1964th Revolution, which overthrew the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government.

As the Indian Ocean Islands marks 60th Revolution Anniversary, Zanzibaris have every reason to celebrate remarkable achievements that have been recorded in various key sectors.

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