Mwinyi hires new ambassadors, renews ties to Kenya


He made the remarks when he met three envoys who are now moving to their workstations, namely Anisa Mbega (India), Togolani Idriss Mavura (South Korea) and Innocent Shio (Ethiopia), who paid him a courtesy visit to the Zanzibar State House

He noted that South Korea has made great economic strides by using the sea as a key aspect of its economic growth in the fish processing industry, port construction and shipbuilding.

The envoys would have to promote Zanzibar tourist attractions as countries like South Korea and India currently only see a handful of tourists visiting Zanzibar, he said.

He outlined the efforts of the Zanzibar government to spur economic growth, including modernizing the port to accommodate various facilities that are vital to investment prospects.

Existing government strategies aim to ensure that the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) is able to professionally provide all investment services in a short period of time as a center, he said.

Envoys must also seek overseas markets for algae to support farmers while reaching out to investors willing to seize opportunities in the industrial sector, he said, citing the natural gas sector as an example.

For their part, the envoys assured President Mwinyi that they will establish contacts to make these expectations a reality and thanked the President for the clarity he has brought into their work.

President Mwinyi also held talks with Kenyan High Commissioner Dan Kazungu, which focused on the need for Zanzibar and Kenya to accelerate exchanges and new trade and investment initiatives.

Dr. Mwinyi emphasized the need, in view of the proximity of the two neighboring countries, to formalize trade relations and to create a friendly environment for traders to operate in the ports of entry and on the seagoing vessels.

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining historical cultural ties for mutual benefit, a State House statement added.

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