Dodoma, 8 June 2022 (TDI): The United States Ambassador to Tanzania, Donald Wright, made a speech at the Pamoja 60 Academic Conference.

This conference was held at the University of Dodoma. The theme of the conference is “the future of Tanzania’s development trajectory and relations with the US.”

Ambassador Donald stated that 2021 marked 60 years since the beginning of diplomatic relations between the US and Tanzania.

To celebrate this achievement, the US Embassy organized many conferences with local partners at some of the first higher learning institutions in Tanzania. These conferences aimed to discuss and explore US-Tanzania relations over the years.

Some of these universities include the University of Dar es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture, the Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, and St. Augustine’s University. He also highlighted the pillars of the U.S-Tanzania relationship including:

  1. Enabling the youth to seize the opportunities that the future will bring.
  2. Increasing trade and investment between US and Tanzania.
  3. Facilitating peace and security in the region.
  4. Strengthening the democratic institutions so that all members of the society can participate fully in the process of governance.

Moreover, the US Ambassador noted that the US is committed to making sure that the youths of Tanzania are healthy, well-nourished, and well-educated.

Furthermore, he emphasized that the US is trying to make use of the opportunities that the future will bring the youth.

AMERICA’S EFFORTS TO HELP TANZANIA

Meanwhile, the US Ambassador said that many of the US development projects focus on the health and education of young people.

He noted that “just last month we announced the $250 million Afya Yangu Program through USAID which will provide support for maternal and child health and improved health care delivery, especially in rural areas.”

At the same time, the US government has also supported the Tanzanian government by launching the Global Vax initiative.

The initiative focuses on helping Tanzania’s campaign against COVID-19. The US seeks to help Tanzania by creating jobs and supporting anti-corruption and transparency measures.

The US also seeks to increase renewable energy sources as Tanzania has so much potential. Accordingly, this will help curb the problem of climate change.

The US Ambassador said that the American company, Upepo is planning to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a solar and wind energy project in Tanzania.

Also, Tanzania’s President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, recently also invited American companies to Tanzania as she said that the country was open for business.

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