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DAR ES SALAAM (Jan. 12) XINHUA - The Zanzibar President Dr. Salmin Amour is
determined to improve the isles economic situation in the next five years.
Addressing a celebration rally at the 32nd anniversary of the January 12
Zanzibar Revolution in Zanzibar today, President Amour said the government
would do its best to reduce the economic hardles facing the entire people.
The president hailed the initial fruits achieved out of the government efforts,
saying foreign investments in the isles are increaseing.
By the end of last year, the isles had drawn in a total of 95 foreign investments
worth 185.87 million U.S. dollars.
On social services, President Amour said in the next five years the government
would continue its literacy campaign aimed at wiping out illiteracy by the year$B!!(J2000.
DAR ES SALAAM (Jan. 12) XINHUA - Zanzibar President Salmin Amour
on Thursday pardoned 15 prisoners at reformatory schools on the
isles as part of the celebrations marking the 32nd anniversary of the
January 12 Zanzibar Revolution.
The revolution in Zanzibar in 1964 ended feudal oligarchy.
statement issued by the Zanzibar State House said the amnesty only
covers those who serve light sentences and are in poor health, a
report reaching here said today.
The pardon is not extended to hard core criminals, murderers, robbers
and those convicted of drug abuses, the statement said.
DAR ES SALAAM (Jan. 11) XINHUA - The Secretary General of the
Orgnisation of African Unity (OAU) Salim Ahmed Salim today called for
unity of the people of Zanzibar.
In a message to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Zanzibar
Revolution, Salim stressed that the Zanzibar unity would enhance the
unity of Tanzania.
"Only unity, brotherhood and co-operation will enable Zanzibar to
overcome its economic and social crisis," said the OAU chief in a fax
message to President Salmin Amour.
Salim noted it is now the "challenging time" for both Zanzibar and
Tanzania in the aftermath of the first multi-party general elections
held last October in the country.
ZANZIBAR PRESIDENT CALLS FOR COOPERATION FROM OPPOSITION PARTY
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Zanzibar's President Salmin Amour has asked the representatives from the
opposition camp in the legislature to cooperate with the government in
He said this in Chake Chake, Pemba, at a rally organized by the ruling
revolutionary party (CCM) members to congratulate him on his election
Though the CCM won the general elections in Zanzibar, it lost all the 21
seats of Pemba in the House of Representatives to the Civic United Front
(CUF). CUF has not yet recognized the results of the elections so far
because "the election was rigged."
President Amour said there is no reason for the representatives to show
discontent. They should, instead cooperate and work for development and
serve the people better.
The president stressed the need to respect multi party democracy and the rule
of law instead of planting seeds of divisions, hatred and confrontation. He
said the election results reflected the will of Zanzibar people.
Unguja and Pemba would remain part and parcel of Zanzibar and his government
would treat people of both Islands equally and fairly.
The president pledged the government's commitment to bringing about balanced
social and economic development in the country.
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DAR ES SALAAM (Jan. 8) XINHUA - Zanzibar President Salmin Amour
has asked the representatives from the opposition camp in the
legislature to cooperate with the government in hastening
development of the isles and their people.
He said this in Chake Chake, Pemba, on Sunday when addressing his
maiden rally since the last October Zanzibar multi-party general
elections, said a report reaching here today.
The rally was organized by the ruling Revolutionary Party (CCM)
members in Pemba to congratulate Amour on his election victory.
Though the CCM won the general elections in Zanzibar, it lost all the
21 seats of Pemba in the House of Representatives to the Civic United
CUF has not yet recognized the results of the elections so
far, saying "the election has been rigged".
President Amour said there is no reason for the representatives to
show discontent to the government, instead they should cooperate to
work for development and to serve the people better.
The president stressed the need to respect the multi-party
democracy and the rule of law instead of planting seeds of divisions,
hatred and confrontation, saying the election results of the last polls
reflected the will of Zanzibar people.
He said that Unguja and Pemba would remain part and parcel of the
whole Zanzibar. His government would treat people of both islands
equally and fairly, he said.
The president pledged the government's commitment to bring
balanced social and economic development in Unguja and Pemba.
DAR ES SALAAM (Dec. 29) XINHUA - The United Nations Development
program (UNDP) will spend 714,000 US dollars on improvement of
economic and social services in Zanzibar over the next two years, an
UNDP statement issued here today said.
The statement said that the agreement was signed in Zanzibar this
week by Principal Secretary in the Finance Ministry Omar Sheha Mussa
and UNDP Resident Representative J. Victor Angelo.
According to the statement, 16 volunteer specialists in various skills
will work in the relevant ministries in Zanzibar.
The specialists will include two general surgeons, a paediatric
surgeon, two genecologists, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, an
agricultural extension training specialist and a trade information
The volunteers will provide technical services and train Zanzibar
Under the signed pact, basic medical equipment will also be provided
to hospitals where volunteer medical specialists will be assigned to
DAR ES SALAAM (Dec. 26) XINHUA - Secretary General of the
Organisation of African Unity Salim Ahmed Salim on Monday Called
upon the ruling Revolutionary Party (CCM) and the Opposition in
Zanzibar to solve their differences through dialogue.
A local independent newspaper, the Gourdian, today qouted Salim as
saying that Zanzibar's stability was of vital importance for Tanzania.
He urged the ruling CCM to sit with the opposition to candidly discuss
the situation in the isles.
The OAU chief said, "for CCM and the opposition to be able to sit
there should be a genuine culture of tolerance and dialogue
because the opposition also can help strengthen democracy in a
He said it was normal for the two sides to differ in policies and
approaches "and anybody who uses the differences between Pemba
and Zanzibar to achieve negative ends is politically bankrupt".
He added that the issue of having or not having peace and unity in a
country or part of a country is of vital important to all sides,
regardless of the magnitude of their differences.
He expressed sadness in that it appeared the political differences
between Zanzibar and Pemba and between CCM and the Opposition in
the isles "have reached a different and unusually emotional level".
Salim said the isles stituation must be contained effectively so as to
attract confidence of the international community for the isles'
Salim, who is in Tanzania on vacation, said that the Tanzanian
government had a big role to play in ensuring the stability of
He said he called on "all the leaders concerned" from both the ruling
CCM and the Opposition to talk on the situation in the Zanzibar and
Though CCM won the general elections last October, it lost all the 21
seats of Pemba in the House of Representatives to the Civic United
Front (CUF). CUF has not yet recognized the results of the elections up
to now, saying "the election has been rigged".
DAR ES SALAAM (Dec. 20) XINHUA - Tanzanian Vice-Prsident Omar Ali
Juma on Tuesday said that results of the October multi-party
elections in Zanzibar was a testimony of the country's political
maturity and commitment to enhancing democracy.
A statement issued by the State House said the vice-president
strongly refuted the reports that the results signified the disunity
between the Pemba and Unguja islands.
During the elections, which were held on October 22, the ruling
Revolutionary Party (CCM) emerged victorious in 26 constituencies of
Unguja while the opposition Civic United Front (CUF) swept votes in all
21 constituencies of Pemba and three constituencies of Unguja.
Juma was speaking to the French Ambassador to Tanzania, Alain du
Boispean, who paid a courtesy call on him.
The vice-president said that it had been the habit of Pemba residents
to accept the decision of the majority after the elections were over,
although their stand could have been different during the elections.
He cited the 1985 elections when many Pemba residents refused to
vote for former Isles President Idris Abdul Wakil and campaigned not
to vote for him in 1990, but this could not have derailed the solidarity
between the two islands.
Juma said the fact that a massive crowd turned up last week in Pemba
to welcome the Zanzibar President, Salmin Amour, was proof that the
residents had relegated their political confrontation to the backyard
and were now waiting to participate in development activities.
Ambassador Boispean said hat France recognised the importance of
Tanzania in Africa, adding that his government would offer the new
government every kind of assistance.
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