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;
My wish for Tanzania is that #Magufuli isn't just being a new broom. That he will maintain the same inertia throughout his term.
— Dr. (@chao_mbogho) November 24, 2015
#Magufuli has turned Tanzania into the coolest kid on the African block
— Daktari (@KyekueM) November 24, 2015
— ChrisVincent (@chrisvincentgh) November 24, 2015
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is what Africa needs. Focused LEADERSHIP
— African (@ali_naka) November 24, 2015