Tanzania cancels Independence Day celebration, to use $445k budget for school dormitories

Tanzania cancels Independence Day celebration, to use $445k budget for school dormitories

Tanzania’s president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has cancelled Independence Day celebrations scheduled to hold this Friday, December 9.

Hassan directed that the budget for the 61st Independence Day event which was $445,000,be used to build dormitories for children with special needs.

The money will be used to build eight dormitories in primary schools around the country.




Tanzania?s minister of state, George Simbachawene, on Monday said the money had been disbursed. He said the East African country will celebrate Independence Day by having public dialogues on development.

Previous Tanzanian governments have cancelled the celebration on numerous occasions. In 2015, then-President John Magufuli canceled the celebrations and diverted funds to the construction of a road in Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital.

He did the same in 2020, directing that the budget be used to purchase medical facilities.



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