UAE: Zanzibar government secures US$10m funding for hospital development

Mohammed Ramia Abdiwawa, minister of finance and planning (left) and Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ADFD director general

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed an MoU with the government of Zanzibar in the Federal Republic of Tanzania to provide D37m (US$10m) for the development of the Wete Hospital on Pemba Island in Zanzibar.

The hospital will provide treatment and healthcare services to thousands of citizens on Pemba and surrounding islands in Zanzibar.

‘The MoU signed today articulates the active role of the UAE and ADFD in promoting sustainable development,’ said Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ADFD director general. ‘ADFD supports various development programmes prioritised by the Zanzibar government to improve the region’s healthcare sector and accelerate sustainable development.’

He went onto say that the Wete Hospital will be developed according to the highest international healthcare standards to ensure the delivery of necessary medical services to the people of Pemba in Zanzibar.

Mohammed Ramia Abdiwawa, Zanzibar minister of finance and planning said: ‘Through financing various strategic projects, ADFD plays a significant role in the sustainable development of Tanzania. The establishment of Wete Hospital on Pemba island will go a long way in the provision of high-quality medical treatment for the local population in the Zanzibar region.’