ZANZIBAR presidential candidate on CCM ticket Dr Hussein Mwinyi yesterday condemned collusion between dishonest leaders and deceitful investors to rob wananchi of their land, pledging justice if elected in the upcoming 2020 General Election.
“I'm aware of the land conflicts between wananchi and investors here,” Dr Mwinyi told hundreds of Unguja North residents at a well-attended campaign rally at Nungwi school grounds.
“Some greedy government leaders conspire with insincere investors to rob poor citizens of their land...I will ensure justice prevails and everybody gets what they deserve,” he added.
The presidential aspirant expressed his resolve to supply the country's tourist hub with essential business supportive infrastructure, including water, electricity and tarmac roads.
“All streets will be upgraded to tarmac level to facilitate smooth tourism activities,” he charged.
Dr Mwinyi appreciated the hard work by the seventh-phase administration under President Ali Mohamed Shein, arguing that if elected his job will be easy.
The CCM flag bearer promised to compel tourism investors in the northern tourist circuit to work closely with the surrounding communities in terms of employment and markets.
“Nungwi is home to almost all prestigious tourist hotels but the hospitality industry doesn't seem to benefit the hosting communities,” Dr Mwinyi said amid deafening applause.
He further charged that if endorsed for the presidency, he will ensure the Northerners get the top priority in the hotels' recruitment and purchases.
He however underscored the need for youth in North Unguja to acquire appropriate training and skills to qualify for employment and self-employment in the booming tourism industry.
Dr Mwinyi pledged government support in terms of capital, skills and marketing strategies to small entrepreneurs to enable them access the tourism market.
“We have a good understanding of all your problems...just vote for CCM on October 28, 2020,” pleaded the presidency seeker.
In his 21-minute speech, Dr Mwinyi asked the Northerners to endorse him for the top job, promising to meticulously lead them towards prosperity.
The youthful presidential hopeful expressed his dismay over the alarming rate of social evils, especially violence against women and children as well as drug abuse, vowing to introduce stern legislations against the social ills.
He implored all citizens to cherish and embrace the country's peace and tranquility if they have to enjoy the benefits of economic development. "Unless we uphold our peace and unity, we will hardly enjoy the economic benefits ahead of us," he said.
Dr Mwinyi pleaded with all CCM members, fans, supporters and wananchi in general to turn out in big numbers on the Election Day and vote to assure the ruling party of landslide victory.
“We have to get out and vote...our tendency of becoming complacent without voting is not politically healthy,” charged the presidential hopeful.
CCM Vice-Chairman, Zanzibar, Dr Shein introduced the party candidate, describing Dr Mwinyi as the best of all competitors for Zanzibar presidency.
“Zanzibar needs a strong person capable of enduring the modern development shockwaves...the presidency is not for everyone (Tom, Dick and Harry) to taste,” said Dr Shein, who is the outgoing Zanzibar president.