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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Obama’s historical visit to Tanzania elevates the level of Tanzania’s pride.

      BY MOHAMED MATOPE
Tanzanian government has just pulled off the historical achievement of hosting

President Obama and predecessor George W Bush in unprecedented rare collision of two US presidents outside US. Mr Obama’s visit to Tanzania was not only historical but also marked the second official visit of US president to Tanzania in more than100 years.

Mr Bush, former US president as much unpopular he is inside USA, he is an Afrikans hero, partly because of his aggressive humanitarian efforts on the continent. Firstly by launching a massive program to combat HIV/AIDS when in the office that funded the life-saving drugs for two million desperate HIV-positive Afrikans and preventing them from the onset of full-blown Aids , as a result the lives of more than one million peoples living with HIV or Aids was saved , together with his personal commitment to the continent after he left the office, he arrived in Dar-es-salaam, last Thursday for 8 day tour, alongside with his wife Laura Bush and the delegation of 2000 peoples to attend Africa first ladies conference aimed to empower African women organized by the institute he founded after leaving office.


Mr. Obama arrived in Dar-es –salaam on Monday July 1 in conclusion of his 8 days , three nations tour followed his visits to Senegal and South Africa, with the delegation of 800 dignitaries including his wife and US first lady Michelle Obama and his two daughters Sasha and Maria.

In another rare occasion, George W. Bush and President Obama made joint appearance on Tuesday morning to observe U.S. marine placed a wreath at a memorial honoring those killed by a terrorist bomb in 1998 at the American embassy in Dar es Salaam.

Meanwhile first lady Michelle Obama appeared together with her predecessor Laura Bush in the opening of the two-day African First Ladies Summit hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. The summit was also attended by a number of African First Ladies including Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza (Mozambique), Sia Nyama Koroma (Sierra Leone), Nompumelelo Zuma (South Africa), Janet Museveni (Uganda) and Roman Tesfaye (Ethiopia).

Although millions of dollars was spent to host two US presidents concurrently as well as thousands of dignitaries, it is perfectly legitimate to say the money spent worth every penny. Without a doubt this occasion will put Tanzania back on the map as one of the respected country in the world; furthermore this event will help to boost up our economy, think about how many Hotels ware rented, restaurants were utilized, art crafts and traditional cloths were purchased, tourist industries were exposed, not to talk about the massive energy initiative that USA intends to invest in our country.

The fact that Tanzania is among 3 Afrikan countries visited by MR Obama, probably on his last trip to Afrika as a sitting President, and the fact that Tanzania was chosen over Kenya,” Obama’s land” his visit to Tanzania is beyond respect ,it is investment on its own and will have profound effect on our country’s future.

Sometime nation can be unified by the aftermath of great tragedy, such as America and September 11, or Europe and the world war II, sometime nation can be unified by the great moment of pride such as Poland in 1975 with the election of John Paul II as the first non Italian Pope, this is our moment, the moment of our government achievement, lets put aside our differences once and for all and stand together in the name of Tanzania MUNGU IBARIKI TANZANIA.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Obama Tanzania visit elevates Tanzania's pride". Tanzania president still going around begging. Is that what you call pride? You better find another definition for pride.

Anonymous said...

Tanzania is in shit embu tupishe hapa

Anonymous said...

obama ni mzaliwa wa marekani amekulia huko huko ni mmarekani mweusi ametembelea tz ni rais wa amerika sio wa afrika tuache kupoteza muda na mambo yasiyojenga lolote tena mjadala huo ukome