Political stances should not cause conflicts among Zanzibaris -Seif

20Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Political stances should not cause conflicts among Zanzibaris -Seif

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR’s First Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad has said stances political parties should not instill conflicts and cause divisions among the people of Zanzibar.

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR’s First Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad.

He said many societies were afflicted by conflicts due to having different political stands and called on the people to change and go in tandem with the pace of the Phase VIII Government in uniting Zanzibaris to attain economic development.

Hamad was speaking to people of Bumbwini in Zanzibar North Region appealing to them to continue the existing unity in the Isles that has culminated in the Government of National Unity (GNU).

He said before the 1964 Revolution, Zanzibaris were disunited due to their political stances and beginning 1992, the situation was repeated.

“Immediately after the Revolution, Isles First President Abeid Amani Karume instituted a new law (Decree No 6 of 1964) that aimed to instill unity among Zanzibaris,” he said, adding that Karume had a long sight in instituting that law.

He asked: “If we believe in the Revolution why can’t we build up unity that our forebears had in mind?”

He said the Zanzibar President Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi was preaching for unity since the beginning of the election campaigns, and after he was sworn-in he decided to implemented that call.

He said in any country in the world, unity and solidarity are the qualities that bring peace as well as sustainable development.

“If we are immersed in conflict tourists and investors cannot come to us hence we must sustain our unity, and there should not be any other alternative in building up our Zanzibar and make development strides,” he said.

He said as First Vice President, he has to put aside his ACT-Wazalendo’s Chairmanship and put Zanzibar first.

Consequently, he called om the Zanzibar North Regional Commissioner to take stern measures against any Sheha who will be performing his duties discriminately. Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com

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