Tanzania: Samia praised for its economic progress and social development

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been hailed for the substantial economic progress and social development that has been achieved by the country, in the short time since she came to power in March 2021.

Speaking at the ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the Aga Khan’s accession to the Ismaili Imamate in Dar es Salaam this weekend, the Resident Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tanzania, Mr. Amin Kurji, commended the enabling environment and commitment of the government. improving the quality of life of the population.

“At this point, I would like to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to President Samia Suluhu Hassan for her assistance in transferring the land on Obama Drive adjacent to the Aga Khan Hospital to the Aga Khan Health Service for the construction of a cancer center.

“Our work here in Tanzania would be possible and effective with the support of the government. We are pleased with the welcoming and conducive environment it (the government) has created as well as its commitment to improving the quality of life of the people” , did he declare. said.

The diplomat said that AKDN’s work in the country together with its development partners has touched millions of lives in various sectors, including poverty reduction, education, health, economic development and cultural restoration.

According to Mr. Kurji, the AKDN in Tanzania actively engages with the government and various development partners to bring social and economic progress to the citizens.

In honor of the event, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk reaffirmed the government’s commitment to continue to work closely with the AKDN in all areas of common interest.

Amb Mbarouk commended AKDN for organizing the Imamat Day celebration and for its longstanding and mutually beneficial partnership with Tanzania that dates back over 100 years.

“We have indeed strengthened the partnership and grown more and more in a wide range of areas, including education, health, culture, infrastructure development and tourism,” he said.

The event also brought together the Minister of Information, Communication and Information Technology, Mr. Nape Nnauye and other notable dignitaries, including members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of civil society and companies, and members of the Ismaili community.

Joel C. Hicks