We’ll continue to respect human rights, Dr Shein

10Jun 2020
By Guardian Reporter
Zanzibar
The Guardian
We’ll continue to respect human rights, Dr Shein

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein has said that the government will continue to respect human rights, one of the key pillars of democracy.

Dr Shein made the remarks yesterday when speaking to a delegation of the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), led by its chairperson retired Judge Mathew Mwaimu.

President Shein said that January 12, 1964 revolution was meant to ensure that Zanzibaris get access to basic necessities such as free education, health and land, which in the past were given in biased manner. “As government, we’ve been fighting for all these as well as ensuring that there is good governance, which is part and parcel of democracy,” he said, noting that Zanzibar is far when it comes towards adhering human rights issues to its people.

“We’ll continue to respect human rights issues as enshrined in the country’s constitution for the benefit of all people,” he told the delegation.

According to Dr Shein  under his leadership, the government had provided free education and health to its people as part of fulfilling the desired dream of the 1964 revolution.

However, he lauded CHRAGG for performing outstanding job, vowing that Isles’ government will continue to work with the commission in different areas so that its missions were realised.

On the fight against Covid-19, Dr Shein said: “The success we achieved in the war against the pandemic is a result of collective efforts between Zanzibar and the United Republic of Tanzania. This is a result of mass education on the virus and we never copied somewhere strategies to contain the spread of virus.”

Judge Mwaimu commended the Isles’ government for practical implementation of human rights and good governance issues as articulated in the mother law.

He also lauded Dr Shein for the achievements he recorded within the shortest period of time, saying number schools, health centres have been built and there is an ongoing construction of those facilities.

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