Mwinyi attends Special Olympics Games in Berlin

ZANZIBAR President Hussein Mwinyi left for Berlin, Germany on Thursday to attend the Special Olympics World Games, the world’s largest inclusive sports event.

The Special Olympics World Games take place in Berlin – the first time that Germany is hosting the Games.

Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities are expected to compete together in various 26 sporting disciplines during a 9 days of exciting and inspiring competitions.

According to the press statement from Zanzibar State House, Dr Mwinyi will attend the games on behalf of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, and that Tanzania has 21 members including players, coaches and leaders.

Athletes tasked to fight for the national colours are Sheha Hamad, Abdulrahmani Shabani (Kigamboni), Neverson Minja (Arusha), Herith Suleimani (captain), Nassor Juma (Zanzibar) and Mathias Makanyaga (Geita).

Others are Luqman Sabri (Temeke), Duncan Lucian, Ibrahim Mabeche (Kigamboni) and Oswald Kipoto (Kinondoni).

The female squad consist of Fatuma Omari (Kigamboni), Shakira Omari, Johari Mohamed (Temeke), Rebeka Charles, Elizabeth Simon and Aziza Mussa (Arusha), Dorcas Julius, Sarah Kagoma (Kinondoni), Recho William (Tanga) and Maimuna Juma (Zanzibar).

Tanzania’s delegation to the contest also has the Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports Pindi Chana, First Lady Mama Mariam Mwinyi; Zanzibar Minister for Information, Youth and Sports Tabia Mwita and other officials.

Besides the Olympic event, Mwinyi has planned to meet with senior Government leaders in Germany, Executive Directors of different organisations, Investors and the Tanzanian community living in Germany (Diaspora).

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