Speaking during the 2nd Peace Forum held in Mazizini on the outskirts of Zanzibar, Dr Mwinyi said that for the country to attain its development goals, it was vital for Zanzibaris to enhance peace and unity.
Organised by the ministry in the President Office, Constitution, Legal affairs, Public Service and Good Governance in collaboration with the office of Mufti and Friends of Zanzibar Organisation, the forum was attended by several private and public leaders, ambassadors, religious leaders, political parties and several participants from inside and outside Tanzania.
“We formed the government of national unity for promoting and protecting peace and stability that we have, the 2020 General Election was held peacefully, so we should ensure that we maintain the situation for our economic development,” he said.
According to him, the government will continue taking several measures to ensure that peace remains as to honour the founding and former leaders of the nation.
“It an irrefutable fact that peace is everything in any country which is fighting to achieve its development goals, so we should all work hard to ensure that we maintain this unity and tranquility,” Dr Mwinyi said.
He also emphasised the need to continue strengthening peaceful relationships with neighbouring countries and Africa in general.
President Mwinyi emphasised the need for religious leaders to continue preaching peace and stability in churches, mosques and in communities.
He also called on the media to ensure that they always remain vigilant and avoid disseminating information that could endanger peace.
“We should all be aware that it is easy to destroy peace but always very hard and expensive to restore it,” Dr Mwinyi insisted.
He also urged participants of the forum to visit various tourism attractions in the Isles as there are a lot of things to learn from the Island including Zanzibar culture and foods.
Zanzibar First Vice President Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad also said that maintaining national unity was vital so as to enable future generations to inherit it.
He commended the organisers of the forum saying that having a peaceful country also stimulates development activities. Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com