Browsing: Omicron

  • Tourism is one of key economic sectors championed by President Samia
  • At present the economy stands at 5.2 per cent
  • President Samia’s administration is pinning its efforts against the backdrop of the FYDP 2021/22-2025/26

Her Excellency, President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania’s 6th president, has the same dream as her predecessors did that of making Tanzania a prosperous African powerhouse.  

Tanzania is not new to the ins and outs of development. It has demonstrated to the entire world it is up for a fight towards ascending to the top.  

In July 2021, the World Bank (WB) upgraded Tanzania’s economy from low to lower-middle-income status, indicating that Tanzania means business. 

Since President Samia took office, tackling investment hurdles, improving economic diplomacy and building joint efforts to achieve Tanzania’s development goals have rocketed her administration.  

Numbers pivot towards describing how Tanzania has worked hard to stay stable and relevant in the

A street in Uganda. Uganda's economy is being weighed down by youth unemployment and external debt among other challenges.

Statistically, Uganda appears to have been relatively untouched by the pandemic in terms of infections and deaths but unhappily holds the unenviable world record of being the country that closed its schools for the longest time.

The consequences of this in terms of mental health, teenage pregnancy, child labour and school dropout rates is likely to have a negative effect on my adopted country for many years to come. School closure also emphasised the uncertainty factor.

President Museveni and his Health Minister have recently declared that not even Omicron will delay the reopening of the economy any longer and that Uganda will be fully open for business with the aim of rebuilding the economy from January 2022 onwards. …