To win a presidential seat, especially in a democratic country, really takes a lot of convincing to its citizens. One has to state his objectives towards the country and make them clear to its people. It also involves a lot of campaigns in order to identify yourself with people from every part of the country. This is close to what the reigning presidential candidate in Zanzibar, Hussein Ali Mwinyi, is currently doing.
Hussein Ali in the race for the presidency
The Zanzibar Electoral Commission recently shortlisted the candidates to 17. All of whom will be competing for the president’s seat. It will not be an easy battle, but all the power lies with its people. It is up to each candidate to now convince its people that he is the right leader for them. And without much ado, the Chama cha mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate, on Saturday, launched his presidential campaigns at Kibanda Maiti grounds in Unguja.
Economic growth envisioned
Hussein has been very keen on tabling what he wishes to deliver to the people upon winning. And to do so, he has majored in providing sustainable economic growth for his people. He is targeting the tourism industry, which he desires to increase the tourist population from 500,000 to 850,000 tourists.
He further shares his plan to build a port that will facilitate the fishing industry. In a bid to also create employment opportunities, he promises to make oil and gas investments. Not only will he be providing employment opportunities, but also realize increased productivity in the country for the same. Furthermore, the establishment of factories in Unguja and Pemba will help steer local manufacture as only local raw materials will be in use. It is also another way to create job openings for youth.
Last but not least, Dr. Mwinyi hopes to make some infrastructure improvements. As part of his measures of stimulating economic growth, the CCM candidate seeks to construct roads and additional airports. A modern port will also be under construction at Maruhubi.
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