Port project: Mwinyi offers jobs to youth quitting land

05May 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Port project: Mwinyi offers jobs to youth quitting land

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Mwinyi has promised youths from villages where the Mangapwani oil and gas terminal is set to be constructed that they will be given priority in jobs they are able to do.

President Dr Hussein Mwinyi.

The works for the major project are set to kick off at Dundua village in Unguja North Region.

Dr Mwinyi gave the pledge on Monday at the opening of the Nur–al–Yakin mosque and madrassa at the village, praising the step taken by Dundua villagers to shift from their area to pave way for the construction of the oil terminal.

It was a patriotic position that put the nation’s interest foremost, the president noted, underlining that the government will supervise the development of the area, where the investor will be required to provide job opportunities to village youth.

The project to be implemented in the area is massive and will be ready to take up most of the area’s youths, he affirmed, noting also that the area the villagers shall quit will be incorporated into drawings for the oil terminal and handed to the government.

There are people in the area who aren’t satisfied with the idea,in view of the area’s development, he stated, praising the previous |government for mooting the project, saying the current government will also provide full basic services to people moved from their areas to give room for development projects.

The Zanzibar minister for Water and Energy, Suleiman Masoud Makame, extolled Dundua villagers for accepting to move from their area to pave the way to the major project, insisting that they will be provided with better settlements.

Sheikh Khalid Ali Mfaume, the secretary of the Isles Muft  urged mosque leaders to shun conflicts and employ wisdom in the running the prayer house.

There is need to form a committee to fully manage social issues, including the fight against gender based violence and child abuse, he added.

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