Tanzanians in diaspora are remitting over 2.5 trillion/- annually, at least, this is according to the latest figures divulged by President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
That should translate into more than USD 1 Billion/- that Tanzania streams annually from the diaspora communities abroad.
President Samia Suluhu who was in Namibia, met and held talks with Tanzanians living in Windhoek City and praised them for their monetary and investments’ contributions towards building the country’s economy.
“Our brothers and sisters living in Namibia like other Tanzanians spread across various countries abroad have been very helpful through the money they are remitting into the country every year to assist their friends and relatives, reaching over 2.5 trillion/- as of last year’s records,” President Samia stated.
She also praised the Tanzanians in diaspora who have been investing in the country, aiding the economy in the process.
Mama Samia has been attending the Southern African Development Community (SADC)’s Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government in Windhoek, Namibia.
The Extra-Ordinary Summit of Organ Troika Plus SADC Troika and Force Intervention Brigade Troop Contributing Countries Heads of State and Government, which is known as the Summit was held on May, 8, 2023 in Namibia.
The Summit was officially opened and chaired by Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation.
According to the communiqué from the summit, the leaders noted with great concern the unstable and deteriorating security situation prevailing in the Eastern DRC Congo and reiterated its strong condemnation of the upsurge of conflicts and activities of Armed Groups (IAGs) including the resurgence of M23 rebels in the DRC.
The Summit observed a Minute of Silence and expressed its deep condolences to the Government and the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the loss of lives during the armed conflict in the Eastern DRC and to the Government and people of the Republic of Malawi following the loss of life and infrastructure as a result of Tropical Cyclone Freddy.
The Summit reiterated its call for immediate cessation of hostilities by all Armed Groups and unconditional withdrawal from the current occupied areas.
The SADC Summit called for immediate regional support to the Government of the DRC to address the prevailing security situation in the Eastern DRC, ahead of the national elections scheduled to be held in December 2023.
Summit reiterated SADC’s unwavering support in the fight against Armed Groups in the Eastern DRC to pave the way for sustainable peace, security and prosperity to the people of the DRC and the SADC region as a whole.
It also approved the deployment of a SADC Force within the framework of the SADC Standby Force as a regional response in support of the DRC to restore peace and security in Eastern DRC.
The Summit was meanwhile satisfied with the positive response of the African Union to organize a Summit of the Quadripartite of SADC, East African Community, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS) for the coordination and harmonization of interventions of actors in the DRC.
The SADC Heads of State acknowledged the expression of gratitude by President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, of the Democratic Republic of Congo for SADC’s continued support, collaboration and cooperation towards the attainment of lasting peace and security in the eastern DRC.
They also lauded President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of Angola, the current Chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and Champion of the AU on Peace and Reconciliation as the designated Mediator by the AU to facilitate dialogue between DRC and Rwanda towards the de-escalation of the security tensions in the Eastern DRC.