Political and economic analysts have praised Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu’s decision to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, USA.
Many feel that the move will benefit Tanzania in various fields, especially in the economic sphere, as well as in improving its diplomatic relations.
Tanzania has not been able to attend the UN summits for nearly six years and political analyst Professor Haji Semboja has said President Samia’s move to attend the summit is a sign of a change in national policy on international affairs.
According to Prof. In addition, President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s move to attend the international conference will boost the country’s economy through various fields including investment and increasing the number of tourists in the country. “This visit of President Samia will create many opportunities for Tanzania as he will meet with the presidents of various countries and that his speech will be a source of attraction to great investors to enter the country to come and invest” said Prof. Semboja. In addition Prof. Semboja says this is an opportunity for all women in the world, especially in the presidency, to learn something from President Samia’s leadership style and that it will empower them to run for office and treat it fairly.
“This is a role model for other nations, of course many women from different countries will learn through President Samia, I am confident his speech will affect all women in the world,” he added Semboja. Regarding some diaspora members meeting him yesterday, Prof. Semboja said the move has given them strength and they may put effort into nation building abroad.
He says the late fifth term president Dr. John Magufuli focused on local development but his successor is aware of the importance of selling cooperation to other countries as well as various leaders through such forums.
Burundi is also a country that is attending the summit after a long time without its leaders doing so.
President Samia will address the UN General Assembly on Thursday, September 23 this year.