Twitter users applaud Tanzania’s President for scrapping national celebrations


Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli’s decision to scrap the country’s Independence Day celebrations and replace it with a clean-up drive has received abundant reactions from all across the continent on Social Media.

Magufuli had earlier been reported to have said that Tanzania will not celebrate the country’s 54 years of independence, adding that it would be shameful for the country to spend huge sums of money on celebrations when Tanzanian’s are dying of Cholera.

This decision has been hugely welcomed by Africans from across the continent. Many have taken to social media to show their support for the move.

The Independence Day celebrations are usually marked with a presidential address, a military parade and various performances by music groups at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter;