Unity In Tanzania

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With regard to the successes and failures of Ujamaa on ethnicity, Boddy-Evans (2017) suggests that Ujama united Tanzanians across ethnic lines. As mentioned above, Omari (1987) states that Tanzania has been able to unite over 100 different ethnic groups, forming a nation out of those ethnic groups. This was because of ujamaa. Additionally, Anyimadu (2016:5) argues that because Tanzania was promoted, by Nyerere, to a single identity, taking into consideration the tribal/religious affiliations as well as Kiswahili being the dominant language in government, education and culture, the impact was strong and had lasting effects. Tanzania has gone through a process of nation-building since its independence, argues Anyimandu (2016:5). Because of this…show more content…
He made his comments in an interview while on a recent visit to the United Nations” (Lewis:1990). One of the components of Ujamaa was vigilization. However, the contribution of vigilization interrogated the “institutional and political legacies of Tanzanian villagisation by asking whether they are providing a locational and legal alternative to the individualization of land”…show more content…
As mentioned above, ujamaa was successful in that it created high levels of literacy. Also, the infant mortality was halved and this was done through access to medical facilities and education. The ethnic lines across Tanzania became much stronger. Also, Tanzania was untouched while other states within the African state witnessed tribal and political tension. On the contrary, “transportation networks declined drastically through neglect Industry and banking were crippled and Tanzania was left dependent on international aid”
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