- Published on Sunday, 24 June 2012 05:20
- Written by LUDOVICK KAZOKA
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DAR ES SALAAM Region on Saturday unveiled the programme for Uhuru Torch to be received from Pemba South Region at Terminal One of Julius Nyerere International Airport on Monday morning.
Briefing reporters on Saturday, the Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Saidi Meck Sadiki, said the torch would be received at 9:45 am and handed over to Temeke municipality authority. "I call upon all the city residents to turn out in big numbers to receive the Uhuru Torch at the airport," said the RC.
He said from Temeke municipality the torch would be handed over to Ilala municipality authority on Tuesday June 26 before it goes to Kinondoni municipality on Wednesday June 27, before it is handed over to Coast Region. "The Dar es Salaam Region would officially hand over the Uhuru Torch to Coast Region at the border between Dar es Salaam and the Coast region at Mwandege Primary School in Mkuranga District on June 28," said Mr Sadiki.
He urged employers in private and public institutions to allow their employees to take part in the Uhuru Torch race celebrations. This year's Uhuru Torch relay falls under the themes "Participate fully to be censored on August 26," and "Participate fully in the battle against corruption" was launched by Prime Minister Mr Mizengo Pinda in Mbeya Region last month.
The Uhuru Torch was first lit on top of Mt Kilimanjaro on December 9, 1961 by Lieutenant Alex Nyirenda. Meanwhile, the Regional Commissioner has banned assembly by any group near city based hospitals following reports on medical doctors' strike, saying groups of people found assembling near hospitals would be taken to task.
"We have learnt that some medical doctors are holding meetings at the hospitals to encourage their fellow doctors to lay down their tools. I call upon all medical doctors to avoid such meetings since the strike is illegal," said Mr Sadiki.