Leaders arrive in Dar ahead of continental human capital summit

Various leaders from various African countries have arrived in Tanzania on Monday ahead of the continental Human Capital Heads of State Summit to be held in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.

According to information shared by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation through its twitter account on Monday, leaders who have so far touched the soil of Tanzania as South African Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Bonginkosi Nzimande and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary – National Treasury and Economic Planning Prof Njuguna Ndug’u.

Dr Bonginkosi Nzimande

The ministry also mentioned Togo’s Minister for Prof Dodzi Komla Kokoroko, former Mozambique First Lady, Graca Machel and Ivory Coast’s Ambassador to South Africa, Sakaria Kone.

Former First Lady of Mozambique, H.E. Graca Machel

On Sunday, the President of Sao Tome, Carlos Manuel Vila Nova also arrived in the country.

The Summit offers Tanzania yet another opportunity to be recognised globally due to the efforts and good leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, according to the Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Stergomena Tax.

The event to be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) will be hosted by the government in collaboration with the World Bank.

At least 1,200 delegates are expected to attend the Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit coming from more than 30 African countries.

Over the previous four years, Tanzania has been positioned at the 13th rank in Africa in terms of the number of international conferences it hosted and at the moment, it is ranked fifth, hosting 10 per cent of all conferences held in Africa annually on average.

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