UHURU DAY 2017
The political movement within Tanzania began in 1954, with the creation of the Tanganyika African
National Union (TANU), led by Julius Nyerere, whose main objective was sovereignty for Tanganyika
from the colonialism. British rule ended on 9 December 1961, with Julius Nyerere becoming the first
prime minister. Tanganyika became a democratic republic a year later on 9 December 1962.
Since the 9th December, has remained to be amongst remarkable days in Tanzanian’s hearts as it was a day
that Tanganyika attained her Independence from the British Colony in 1961.
On 9th December 2017 TYVA brought together 78 youth in Dodoma to discuss about their role and
responsibilities as citizens of United Republic of Tanzania to push forward National development in all
sphere of political, social-cultural and economical. The dialogue was attended by 78 youths from different civil society organization, DOYODO, YUNA,Youth from special groups, Youth from academic institutions and Youth out of school. The dialogue was scheduled in a way that it gave an opportunity to youth attended the event to deeply understanding and raising their awareness on their rights and responsibilities through the speeches from the responsible minister for youth affairs and the councilor.
The dialogue was opened by the opening remark done by the event moderator Mr. Suleiman
Makwita who opened the dialogue by introducing the topic and guest speakers to participants attended the
event. The event comprised of the series of activities such as inspirational talks from Government
officials, TYVA alumnus and development partners who took a lead for changes and youth development
and youth crosscutting agendas
TYVA acknowledges the organizing team of the Uhuru Day 2017 youth dialogue on youth roles and responsibilities in peace building, we would like to extend sincerely thanks to our Partner Organization FNF Africa for their support,
trust and efforts shown to us since the establishment of the organization. We further extend our special thanks to the Hon. Deputy Minister of Youth Mr. Anthony Mavunde and the Hon. Councilor from Kikuyu Mr. Mwansasu for joining with us during the all time of the dialogue despite their time to be of so limited. We also send our special thanks to all organizations from Dodoma attended the event, to mention few:- DOYODO, YUNA, Youth from special groups, Youth from academic institutions and Youth out of school for their contributions and outstanding ideas.
Lastly we would like to pass our sincerely thanks to our members for always supporting our organization
in daily activities and anyone who directly or indirectly participated in making this event successful.