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Count down to the 8th Leon

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    H. Sullivan Summit
    Daily News On Saturday; Friday,February 22, 2008 @18:03

    THE 8th Leon Sullivan Summit is now hardly three months or only 12 weeks away, amid reports that preparations are in top gear. The Leon Sullivan Summits bring together political and business leaders, civil society and multinational leaders as well as members of academic institutions to focus attention and resources on Africa’s development.

    The Sullivan Summit was inspired by Rev. Sullivan’s belief that the development of Africa is a matter of global partnerships. The 8th edition of the Leon Sullivan Summit (LSSVIII), now called "The Summit of a Lifetime," will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, June 2-6, 2008.

    The LSSVIII is expected to bring together over 4,000 delegates including Africans on the continent and people of the African origin in the Diaspora to deliberate on matters of mutual interest. This time around the focus will be tourism and infrastructure development.

    But the delegates will also deliberate on other issues ranging from economic development and co-operation, peace, security and political stability. The objectives of LSSVIII, among other things, are to promote investment in the infrastructure and tourism as well as championing environmental protection.

    It would also serve as the opportunity for entrepreneurs on the African continent to create and establish contacts with their colleagues in other parts of the world. It is our hope that local entrepreneurs will leave no stone unturned to strike numerous deals and forge partnership with their counterparts in the United States and other parts of the world.

    Tanzania has many to offer in as far as tourism is concerned. The resources range from wildlife, beaches, marine and many other resources. The country has great potential in many fields such as agriculture, livestock and fishing industries. What is now needed is the capital and other resources to exploit the vast potential.

    The delegates to the summit should also use the opportunity to enjoy the country’s abundant tourist attractions around Arusha in the northern circuit. They might also visit the coastal areas like Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Kilwa, Lindi and Mtwara for viewing historic sites. The delegates can go to Zanzibar and Pemba, for unique experience of the Tanzania’s pristine paradise on the Indian Ocean islands.

    Also attractive are the Ulugulu and Udzungwa mountainous ranges in the country’s central highlands and picturesque sceneries in southern parts. The Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Ruaha, Katavi, Selous and Mahale national parks are in the list of world class animal sanctuaries that have made Tanzania second to none in the world.