Majaliwa hails Cuba for support on malaria

Tuesday January 12 2016



Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa. 

By Citizen Correspondent

Dar es Salaam. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has held talks with the Cuban Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jorge Luis Lopez Tormo, who has promised to continue supporting the country in the fight against malaria.

Speaking to the Cuban Ambassador today at his Magogoni offices in Dar es Salaam, Premier Majaliwa thanked Mr Tormo for his government’s support of Tanzania in combating malaria and the construction of Kibaha’s anti-malaria factory in the Coast Region, a unique institution in Africa that would produce biotech products to eliminate mosquito larvae.

The construction of the factory is under the supervision of the National Development Corporation (NDC).

“I thank you for your big support in the fight against malaria through the mega project in Africa, which aims to eliminate the disease that causes a large number of deaths in our country,” said PM Majaliwa.

The Prime Minister also used the opportunity to invite Cuban nationals to invest in the country, particularly in technologies, promising continued bilateral relations between the two countries.

PM Majaliwa said further that Cuba was a developed country in terms of businesses, industries, investment and that it has succeeded in providing free social services including health. The Prime Minister noted that the government of Tanzania needed to learn from Cuba so that various social services could also be provided freely as it was now being done in primary education.

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Ambassador Tormo said apart from the Cuban government providing expertise in the construction of the factory that would also benefit  neighboring countries in the future, they would also like to see continued bilateral relations with Tanzania in producing professionals through various programmes , including health and education such as a continued expert exchange program at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA).

“We can develop programmes for learning Swahili language as it was previously...this is a good and important way of improving our relations and peoples understanding of our languages,” said Ambassador Tormo.