The 12 days of celebrations marking ten years of Tanzania's independence began in Dar Es Salaam on December first, when President Nyerere opened a Trade Fair in the capital.
The 12 days of celebrations marking ten years of Tanzania's independence began in Dar Es Salaam on December first, when President Nyerere opened a Trade Fair in the capital. He performed the opening ceremony and spent several hours touring the pavilions.
The independence festivities, which include the unveiling of "Uhuru" (freedom) monuments in several towns, will be climaxed on December 9 -- independence day -- with a big military parade in the capital's National Stadium.
SYNOPSIS: Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere on Wednesday performed the official opening at a Trade and Agricultural Fair in Dar Es Salaam, as part of the celebrations marking the 10th Anniversary of Tanzania's independence. Part of the ceremony was the planting of a tree on the Saba Saba grounds, to be known as the "Uhuru Tree".
Later the President declared the Exhibition open by cutting a tape, watched by the Second Vice-President Mr. Kawawa, and Sheikh Abeid karume, ruler of Zanzibar. Some trade representatives from the Chinese People's Republic were also present at the opening.
President Nyerere later spent more than two hours touring the pavilions of the Trade Fair, starting with that of TANU, Tanzania's ruling party, which mounted an exhibition of photographs tracing the history of the party.
The President also took a close look at the pick of the nation's manufactured goods, on show at the fair. The 12 days of nation-wide celebrations of Tanzania's Tenth Anniversary of Independence will include the unveiling of freedom monuments in several Tanzanian towns, and the climax will come on Independence Day on December 9 - with a big military parade in the capital's national stadium.