Zanzibar — PRESIDENT Ali Mohamed Shein has announced 2014 as the year of hard work and unity in the islands. He has vowed to spare no effort in maintaining security, peace, and stability in the Islands in 2014.
In his New Year message to the people of Zanzibar, Shein reminded that each person in Zanzibar has a great role in making Zanzibar a better place to live.
He said that the year 2014 begins when Zanzibaris mark 50th anniversary of the 1964 revolution and half century of the union between Zanzibar and Tanganyika on April 26, 2014.
"Our union remains unique in Africa as we have managed to sustain the union, despite nuisances which can be resolved. I pray for our union to remain," the president said in his message.
He said some countries unsuccessfully tried to unite, but Zanzibar and Tanganyika have managed to strengthen the union, "let us prepare to celebrate."
Dr Shein said that his government of National Unity is on the right track in implementing the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) manifesto, vision 2020, and the anti poverty strategy plans (MKUZA II), and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
"In 2015 we will have to evaluate what we have done in achieving these goals. Let us work hard under the umbrella of peace, stability, and determination in work," the president said.