Zanzibar — PRESIDENT Ali Mohamed Shein stressed the importance of patriotism, hardworking and that everyone has a role in protecting Zanzibar's infrastructure.
In his New Year's message, Dr Shein said that it was important for Zanzibaris to enhance unity and peace which are vital in fostering development. He wished all Zanzibaris a prosperous and blessed New Year. He said the year (2012) had recorded many successes in various sectors including health, food production, education, and water supply.
I thank workers of these sectors for this and they should double their efforts in 2013. Dr Shein said that Zanzibar also recorded a number of challenges including attempts to destabilize the country by a group of people. "As we begin the new year (2013), and the 1434 on the Islamic calendar, we need to strengthen cooperation," Dr Shein said.
He said that in 2013, the government wants to improve agriculture, efficiency in the government, and see to it that people work harder to improve the economy. "Let us also pray for those who had problems, linked to unrests, road and marine accidents, with expectation that such tragedies will be minimized."
As a parent, Shein also wished his colleagues (parents) good preparations, like shopping for their children as the date for schools to open draws closer. "We need to remember that we have a role in helping our children become good citizens. We shall conquer and overcome and have a better future for all," he added.