Dar es Salaam. Good morning! The Chanzo is here with a rundown of major news stories reported in Tanzania on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Tanzania offers to support Seychelles’ prison service
Tanzania High Commissioner to Seychelles John Simbachawene said Tuesday that the East African nation is considering support of prison services to the island nation as one of the areas in which the two nations can cooperate.
Mr Simbachawene made the remarks immediately after presenting his credentials to Seychelles’ President Wavel Ramkalawan where he revealed that currently, 13 Tanzanians are working at the Seychelles Prison Service.
“Tanzania remains committed to support and increase the relationship in that area,” Mr Simbachawene was quoted by Seychelles News Agency as saying. “Another area of potential cooperation is within the judiciary services.”
“After the signing of this agreement, we will be able to boost the relationship between the two countries as there are so many areas in that agreement,” he added. “We expect these areas can make the cooperation between Tanzania and Seychelles closer.”
One such area is the trade and investment sector, where the high commissioner outlined the existence of vast lands and the availability of minerals in Tanzania.
He invited Seychellois investors to take up business opportunities in these areas, as well as in the tourism sector, adding that Tanzanian citizens can also do business in the island nation.
The two also discussed the issue of maritime security.
“Tanzania and Seychelles share a border within the Indian Ocean and as such we have so many similarities in the challenges that we face,” added Mr Simbachawene, adding:
“Among those challenges we have the issues of drug trafficking, transported through the Indian Ocean and coming to our countries, affecting a lot of people, especially children. Tanzania and Seychelles need to work together to combat that.”
Zungu in Morocco to explore avenues for cooperation
President of Morocco’s House of Councilors Naam Miayara on Tuesday received Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mussa Azzan Zungu, who is leading the Tanzanian delegation to the North African nation.
Zungu’s visit to Morocco seeks to explore avenues to boost cooperation in different fields, including trade, according to reports by Moroccan media.
During their meetings on Tuesday, the two countries discussed the need to further their cooperation during a working visit of a high-level delegation from Tanzania.
The two officials also emphasized their countries’ shared determination to work together to strengthen cooperation in different fields, including the economy.
Zungu and Miyara also acknowledged that bilateral economic cooperation remains below the level of the two countries’ common aspirations.
During the meeting, Miyara called for closer Moroccan-Tanzanian collaboration to activate the memorandum of understanding and bilateral agreement that the two countries signed previously.
The two countries signed over 20 agreements in 2016, covering a wide range of sectors including tourism, agriculture, aviation, and energy cooperation.
Miyara and Zungu also discussed the Western Sahara dispute during Tuesday’s meeting.
The Speaker of the Moroccan House of Councilors expressed hope to see Tanzania show “more understanding” of Morocco’s position by adopting “positive neutrality, which would enshrine the image of Tanzania as a peaceful and stability-loving country and supportive of peaceful options in resolving disputes,” Moroccan media reported.
For his part, Mr Zungu, who doubles as Ilala MP (Chama cha Mapinduzi – CCM) said that Tanzania has a neutral stance on the Sahara dispute and believes that such disputes should be resolved through peaceful and diplomatic means.
Saudi aid agency offers cardiac surgeries in Tanzania
A King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) medical project offering cardiac surgeries and catheterization in Tanzania will remain open to patients until September 10, 2022, it was reported on Tuesday.
KSrelief is a Saudi initiative whose goal is to provide humanitarian aid and relief to those in need outside of the Kingdom’s borders.
According to reports by Arab News, KSrelief’s medical voluntary team have already examined 118 individuals in Dar es Salaam and performed six open-heart surgery operations and catheterizations since the scheme got underway on August 28, 2022.
The initiative forms part of a voluntary medical program being run by the centre to help individuals and families on low incomes in countries around the world.
The initiative comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief to aid low-income families in less-fortunate countries.
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