Dialogue: Searching for the way: 50 Years after the Arusha Declaration

Dialogue: Searching for the way: 50 Years after the Arusha Declaration

On February 7th 1967, the then ruling party in Tanzania Mainland (TANU) made a declaration on what would be the national ideology for decades to follow, branded UJAMAA na Kujitegemea. The implementation of the declaration would go on to see mass nationalization of all major private businesses. However, even though the declaration itself is more remembered for its economic and commercial elements (that limited the two in public hands), it had to it than that. In commemorating 50 years, the Nyerere Resource Center (NRC) organized a big national dialogue on remembering the declaration. The dialogue attracted many participants including former President Benjamin Mkapa and former Vice-President and Prime Minister Joseph Warioba among others. Read more …