Tanzania’s Independence Day Budget To Build Dormitories For Children With Special Needs

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Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has cancelled the Independence Day celebrations which had been scheduled for Friday and directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs.

The $445,000, will now be used to build eight dormitories in special primary schools around the country.

According to Tanzania’s minister of state, George Simbachawene the country will celebrate the day by holding public dialogues on development.

“The debates and conferences will be preceded by various schedules for regional and district leaders to carry out social activities in different areas including cleaning hospitals, schools, elderly homes and groups with special needs,” he added.

It is not the first time Tanzania has canceled the celebrations.

The late president Pombe Magufuli also in 2015 canceled celebrations and diverted funds toward the building of a road in the capital town of Dar es Salaam.

In 2020, Magufuli did the same and directed that the budget be used to buy medical facilities.

This is a big win for the special schools in the country because most of them have been neglected disadvantaging a number of children with special needs in the society

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