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It`s costly for Z`bar to join EAC as an independent entity -govt

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    Guardian Reporter
    National unity would be in jeopardy if Zanzibar would be allowed to join the East African Community (EAC) as an independent entity, the government has said.

    Deputy Minister for East African Cooperation Mohamed Aboud told Parliament that it would be unconstitutional for Zanzibar to join the regional block as foreign affairs are among union matters.

    Abood said the move would as well increase unnecessary cost because Zanzibar would be required to pay USD5m EAC annual fee.

    “This is a huge amount of money which Zanzibar cannot afford to pay,” he said.

    He was responding to a question by Ali Hamis Seif (Mkoani-CUF) who had wanted to know how would the union be effected by Zanzibar joining EAC as an independent entity.

    Meanwhile, the government said yesterday that preparations for the construction of the 116km Tabora-Nzega road to tarmac level have started.

    Deputy Minister for Infrastructure Development Hezekiah Chibulunje told the House that feasibility study has been completed and that strategic design would be completed in December this year.

    Responding to a question by Lucas Selelii (Nzega-CCM) who had wanted to know when the construction would start, Chibulunje said the government has allocated 5.6bn/- for the purpose.

    THE GUARDIAN
     
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    “Without any question, the manner and the implications of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar is the most misunderstood aspect of Tanzania’s political development. It may not matter very much when foreigners get confused, but unfortunately there are many times when Tanzanians themselves appear to misunderstand it.” Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere
     
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    Nakubaliana nawe. Na nasikitika kueleza kuwa hata viongozi (wabunge, Wakuu wa Vyama, Mawaziri) wanatoa kauli ambazo ukizichambua , unajiuliza hivi kweli hawa wanaifahamu hii Jamhuri ya MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA
     
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    ukweli ni kwamba ile original article ya muungana hawajawahi kuiona. Wanachoona watu ni tafsiri ya makubaliana. Hivyo muungano umebaki kuwa siri na kila mtu anatoa maoni/tafsiri yake
     
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