By Azania Post Reporter
THE outgoing Chinese ambassador in Tanzania, Dr Lu Yonqing played a great role to the development of locals in various sectors, the China Friendship Promotion Association (TACHIFRIPA) has said
According to the association’s Secretary General Joseph Kahama, during his stay in the country ambassador Yonqing initiated many projects which have changed the lives of many people especially those in upcountry areas
He said the outgoing ambassador worked hard to obtain financial assistance for improving the socioeconomic status of Tanzanians be it in health, education, Agriculture, Science, arts and culture and trade and business.
He said that Dr Yonqing is a true and unwavering friend of Tanzania and shall always be remembered for the many projects he worked hard to obtain its funding.
Minister of State in the President's Office, Public Service and Good Governance, Angellah Kairuki (Left) giving a gift to outgoing Chinese ambassador in Tanzania, Dr Lu Yonqing (Right).
The TACHIFRIPA secretary general said under the tenure of Chinese ambassador in the country , the Chinese government tremendously improved physical infrastructure of Tanzania by the way of roads, electricity , gas pipeline, sports stadium and conversation center have either improved or have been recorded as being the most modern in eastern and central Africa and beyond .
Kahama who has been working with Chinese companies, organizations and individuals said during the period of ambassador Yonqing he arranged five business forums which benefited companies from both countries.
He also during the tenure of Ambassador Yonqing Chine’s investment in the country reached $10 billion.
"The departing ambassador was the active believer in the importance of meaningful Tanzania -China win win friendship ,he provided scholarship and building of laboratory in Musoma and Buriaga,donated delivery beds in Lindi region,water projects in Mtama consituency,
President of Zanzibar Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein (1st –Right) shares a light moment with the outgoing Chinese ambassador in Tanzania, Dr Lu Yonqing (1st-Left)
"He also initiated implementation of fertilizers and agriculture inputs in Morogoro,initiative to abate elephant poaching by arranging walk for elephant and many more…. As you are going , it’s our hope that you will continue playing a pivotal role in bringing private investment into Tanzania from China and in this regard , your departure back to China for us is paradise regained as you will continue to work with us”he said .
TACHIFRIPA was formed in 2003 and its current chairman is Dr Salim Ahmed Salim and is involved in strengthening relationship between the two countries, resolving conflicts between employers and employers and also organize internship in Chines companies and also job opportunities .