Thank you-Mwinyi

ZANZIBAR: ZANZIBAR President, Dr Hussein Mwinyi has expressed his gratitude to top union national leaders, defence and security organs and friendly neighbouring countries for enabling Zanzibar to clock 60 years of glorious revolution.

According to him, the 60 years of revolution have been of huge success to Zanzibar.

In his speech to mark 60 years of Zanzibar Revolution he delivered on Thursday evening, Dr Mwinyi said that Zanzibar has recorded tremendous success in various sectors, including trade, tourism, fisheries, transport and in almost all social sectors, citing education, health, water and electricity.

In his brief speech to mark the climax of the revolution celebrations at the new Amaan Complex, Dr Mwinyi expressed appreciation to the Union President, Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan for taking part in the climax of the revolution celebrations and various activities which were planned for her to make the commemoration successful.

He also thanked Vice-President Dr Philip Mpango, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, all ministers and retired national leaders from both Union and Zanzibar governments for their active partaking in all the schedules planned to decorate revolution celebrations.

Dr Mwinyi further extended appreciation to all national leaders from neibouring countries, including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Deputy President of Kenya, Rigathi Gachagua, Prime Minister of Burundi, Gervais Ndirakobuca, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and all ambassadors and high commissioners representing their countries in Tanzania.

The isles President particularly thanked his First Vice-President Othman Masoud Othman for his admirable role in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the revolution and the celebrations organising committee led by the Second Vice-President Mr Hemed Suleiman Abdualla for a job well-done.

Dr Mwinyi poured praise on defence and security organs, development partners and the media for their contribution in making the celebrations successful.

He said what the defence and security organs have showcased demonstrated by Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) signifies their strength in protecting the country and safeguarding the glorious revolution of 1964.

“I pray to God so that He can protect our glorious revolution of 1964 which today has attained 60 years with huge success… May our Almighty God strengthen our peace, unity and solidarity and enable us to implement our development objectives efficiently,” he said.

On Thursday, Dr Mwinyi highlighted some achievements attained in 60 years of revolution in various sectors, including improvement of business environment which has attracted 296 investment projects valued at 4.5 billion US dollars (about 12tri/-) in Zanzibar.

Dr Mwinyi said the government has also opened up for high earned but environmental conscious tourism investments under the national drive to transform the country economically.

He said the business sector in the Islands has also grown drastically, thanks to the government strategic measures to create friendly business environment in the country.

The President said clove exports, the country’s main foreign currency earner, rose to 6,452 tons worth over 118bn/- from 3,506.8 tonnes worth over 38bn/– over the period under review.

He said the fishing sector and oceanic products were among the less prioritised sectors prior to the January 12, 1964 revolutions. But, through the revolutionary government initiatives to develop the sector, contribution of the fishery sector to gross domestic product rose to 6.32 per cent in 2023.

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