Tanzania‘s president, H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed that the country’s independence day celebration be cancelled.
Tanzania’s 61st independence day which was scheduled for Friday with an estimated cost of $445,000.000 has been scrapped and funds dedicated to building dormitories for kids with special needs.
George Simbachawene, Tanzania’s minister of state, said on Monday that the funds had been distributed. He stated that in honor of Independence Day, public discussions on development will be held in the nation of East Africa.
Celebrations of Independence Day are often distinguished by grandeur and official banquets.
Tanzania has postponed the festivities before, albeit not this time.
In 2015, the country’s then-President John Magufuli canceled celebrations and used the money to build a road in Dar es Salaam, the commercial center.
He repeated it in 2020 and instructed that medical facility purchases be made from the budget.