Tanzânia, All Africa, Inglês


Dodoma — MINISTER of State in the Vice-President’s Office (Union and Environment), Dr Selemani Jafo has said a lot of success have been registered in education, health and water sectors in 60 years of Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

He made the remarks on Friday in Dodoma as he highlighted on some of the positive impacts that have been brought courtesy of the Union between the two sides.

“In our Union, we have made major strides in health sector with more than 9,000 health centres that have been built. In every council, you find health facilities and dispensaries that are providing services to people,” Dr Jafo said.

He added that with the Covid-19 relief fund the country received from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) amounting to 600million US dollars in 2021.

The IMF board approved a disbursement of 189 million US dollars to Tanzania under its Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), as well as 378 million under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). Part of which was invested in developing water projects in both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar as well as fostering education sector through construction of classrooms.

“Almost 100 million US dollars went to Zanzibar, the money was used for construction of modern classroom blocks and also, in each district of the Isles, there is a well-stocked hospital providing services to people,” he said.

Moreover, Dr Jafo said that the prevailing peace and security in both sides of the Union plays a crucial role in attracting tourists.