Dr Mwinyi calls on stronger links between JKT and JKU

14Jan 2022
By Guardian Reporter
Zanzibar
The Guardian
Dr Mwinyi calls on stronger links between JKT and JKU

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi has called on the good relationship between the Tanzania National Service (JKT) and Zanzibar National Service (JKU) insisting the need for further cooperation in training and construction projects.

Zanzibar President Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi.

Dr Mwinyi made the statement at the State House yesterday when he met with the Chief of National Service (CNS), Brigadier General, Rajabu Mabele.

He said that JKT is already ahead of JKU in many aspects including implementation of construction projects. He said since JKT has been implementing the projects for many years, it is high that JKU also extends its activities to start executing construction projects.

Dr Mwinyi added that JKU should also establish its own commercial wing which will be undertaking construction projects across the country.

Earlier, Brigadier General Mabele informed President Mwinyi on the long-time existing relationship between JKT and JKU, saying they have been partnering in a number of activities since 2001.

He said they started cooperating in conducting training as well as during national celebrations and development projects. He said a lot of successes have been recorded since the two armies started cooperating in provision of training to its officers.

Brigadier General Mabele said that for the first time the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) commercial wing Suma-JKT has been contracted to construct a branch of the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA) Zanzibar. He said that Suma-JKT has been engaging officers from JKU in the project implementation for purposes of sharing experience.

He promised President Mwinyi of continued support to JKU to ensure they gain experience and achieve its targeted goals of being able to execute major construction projects.

Meanwhile, President Mwinyi met with a delegation from the US-based 54gene, a genomics research company focused on Africans accompanied by Nassor Ahmed Mazrui, Zanzibar's Minister for Health, Social Welfare, Elderly, Gender, and Children.

President Mwinyi assured the company of Zanzibar’s readiness to cooperate with them in improving the health sector especially in development of software for data management as well as the use modern laboratories in disease diagnosis.

The Health Minister said it was important for Zanzibar to start using modern laboratories in disease diagnosis to able to know the type of diseases that attacks people most and find ways to protect residents from contracting them.