LIBERATION parties have expressed optimism with the establishment of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School (MJNLS) saying it will encourage the parties to engage in common leadership training to consolidate the common strategies for the well-being of the people.
Zimbabwe’s Frelimo Representative Ms Nyeleti Mondlane told the 10th CCM National Congress which kicked off in Dodoma yesterday that the school will enable leaders from countries in southern Africa to sharpening their leadership skills.
“We want to reiterate that we agree on the need for the liberation parties to engage in common leadership training at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School (MJNLS) in Tanzania as suggested by President Samia Suluhu Hassan in our 12th Frelimo Congress held in Mozambique capital, Maputo,” Ms Mondlane said.
Ms Mondlane lauded CCM, particularly the party Chairperson Dr Samia for holding the CCM Congress.
On his part, Zimbabwe’s ZANU PF representative Mr Simbarashe Mumbengengwi noted that the recently inaugurated school will be a great asset and source of inspiration.
Mr Mumbengengwi, added that in the education sector, there is a number of Zimbabwean students studying Kiswahili Language at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) while there are also Kiswahili lecturers at the University of Zimbabwe in Department of African Languages.
He said plans are underway for Tanzania to provide Zimbabwe with Kiswahili teachers at the primary and secondary schools levels.
“The relations between the two parties and countries are excellent with regular exchanges of visit at the highest level as recently President Emmerson Mnangagwa paid a state visit to Tanzanian,” he insisted
In a related development, Ms Mumbengengwi unveiled that a total liberation of the African continent can never be written or narrated without paying tribute to the critical role played by the people of Tanzania mobilised by Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) under Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.
“Tanzania has been recognised in liberation movement under CCM leadership that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) set up the Headquarter of the liberation committee in Dar es Salaam which was coordinated by the late General Hashim Mbita,” he said.
He further noted that the southern African countries were principal beneficiaries of Tanzania’s efforts and commitments since Tanzania was used to provide material support for liberation movements.
“It was in Tanzania where the liberation fighters received the political and military training …it was in Tanzania where the ordinary people made contributions and provided general hospitality to the combatants of the liberation movements,” he underlined.
Inaugurating the newly-constructed Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School located at Kibaha in the Coast Region in February this year President Samia said the modern centre is going to revolutionise leadership in Africa.
She said the 100 bn/- institution was established to serve southern Africa in honour of Tanzania’s founding President, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.
She said the school would also provide comprehensive training for political party leaders, train young people to be patriotic as well as evaluate the progress made in the six Southern African countries since independence and plan future growth.
The idea of the establishment of the school was based on the Harare Resolution that involved six parties from six countries on June 8, 2012. The construction was funded by the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The project has being through the funds from the Chinese government through the Communist Party of China (CPC), CCM and five southern Africa liberation parties, namely ANC (South Africa), Swapo (Namibia), MPLA (Angola), Zanu-PF (Zimbabwe) and Frelimo (Mozambique).