SUA out to provide free health, vet services to honour Sokoine

13Apr 2021
The Guardian
SUA out to provide free health, vet services to honour Sokoine

​​​​​​​SOKOINE University of Agriculture (SUA) is to provide free medical services for non-communicable and veterinary services from its Referral Veterinary centre. 

SUA Vice Chancellor Prof Maulid Mwatawala.

Addressing reporters here at the weekend acting SUA Vice Chancellor Prof Maulid Mwatawala said the step is in honour of the former Prime Minister Edward Moringe Sokoine, who had made history in fighting for the creation of the university.

Prof Matawala said the services will jointly during the week to commemorate the former Prime Minister beginning May 24 to May 27 at the campus that will involve a national debate in his remembrance as well as a scientific for professionals, researchers, students and various stakeholders.

He said they have decided to put back the commemoration due to the passing of the late President John Magufuli on March 17 this year.

Prof Matawala said this year’s theme is “Benefits and Market Competition Towards the Middle Economy.”

He said late Sokoine was among leaders who vigorously fought for the creation 0of SUA and had a unique stance in the history of former national leaders as he was full of patriotism in the issues of development.

For his part the Chairman of the remembrance Committee Prof Juma Kabote said the SUA Senate had endorsed the decision to honour late Sokoine since 1991 since SUA was tied to Sokoine’s history.

SUA’s Acting Deputy Chancellor on Science and Gender Fatihiya Ally said when Sokoine died she was in Standard II but in her study pursuits she learned that he he was a very patriotic and did not like to amass wealth.

She said current leaders are supposed to emulate Sokoine’s example who created history in the nation that made many people to remember him.

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