All set for 60th independence celebrations

All set for 60th independence celebrations

ALL is set for Tanzanian’s 60th independence anniversary celebrations scheduled for tomorrow in Dar es Salaam.

A number of African leaders including member’s states of the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are set to attend the colorful commemorations to be held at the historic Uhuru Stadium.

Addressing members of the media yesterday Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labor, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Jenista Mhagama said President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to be the guest of honor.

She said, the government has completed all the arrangements and preparations for commemorations that had been accompanied with a series of events, which began in September this year.

“This year’s event will be held in style, being featured by a stylish marching and parade of our defense and security forces, demonstration of military equipment by the members of the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF), colorful calisthenics and other cultural performances,” she said. 

There will also be a fly-past by military jets and displays by children aged between 10 and 18 years. The minister also called residents of Dar es Salaam and neighboring regions of Coast and Morogoro to show up and the event and celebrate the achievements that Tanzania has recorded for the past 60 years.

“We are celebrating the 60th independence with a continued peace, unity and harmony, as a county we have all reasons to be proud of ourselves and maintain the national unity for many years to come,” she said, while commending the Chairman of the organizing committee Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa for his proper guidance throughout the preparations.

This year’s the 60th independence anniversary has been marked in style where sectoral ministers highlighted the achievements achievements during the 60 years of independence.

The government also introduced the official logo of this year’s Uhuru celebrations which bears the picture of the founding father of the nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, who guided the nation to independence 60 years ago.

“This logo shows respect and how we value his huge contribution to the history of our country,” the minister said of Nyerere’s depiction on the logo, which also portrays Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro Mountain said Minister Mhagama.

It was at the world’s tallest free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro where the Uhuru torch was first lit on December 9, 1961 by Alexander Donald Gwebe-Nyirenda.


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