Dr Mwinyi hails UNESCO’s cooperation

14Jan 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Zanzibar
The Guardian
Dr Mwinyi hails UNESCO’s cooperation

ZANZIBAR President Dr. Hussein Mwinyi has commended the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for the cooperation to renovate the historical Beit al Ajaib building after it collapsed recently.

Dr Mwinyi made the remarks yesterday at the Zanzibar State House when he met with UNESCO head of office and Representative, Tirso Dos Santos.

President Mwinyi told the UNESCO Representative that his government values ​​the relationship and cooperation it has with the UN body, so the move to support Zanzibar in renovating the Beit al Ajaib building is of great importance.

He said that the government started taking deliberate measures immediately after the incident, including the formation of a committee to investigate the cause of the collapse of   Beit al Ajaib building while he himself met with Stone Town stakeholders to discuss the incident with a view to finding out  the solution.

Dr Mwinyi advised UNESCO to evaluate all buildings in Zanzibar's Stone Town so that they do not continue to cause further damage, noting that the UN body's intention and readiness to refurbish the historical building in restoring its status in the Stone Town has been hailed..

He was pleased with the UN body's intention to bring experts in three phases here in Zanzibar where for every phase will have its own experts, something which is a good move in rehabilitating the building with its natural perspective and to the best of its ability.

Earlier, Dr. Tirso Dos Santos said that the organisation will rebuild the Beit-al-Ajaib building so that it retains  its original structure in collaboration with the government of Zanzibar...read more on https://epaper.ippmedia.com