The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the United Republic of Tanzania signed a loan agreement of US$ 13.5 million to contribute to the Construction and Equipping of Secondary Schools Project in Zanzibar.
The project aims at enhancing the contribution of Zanzibar in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the field of education (Goal no. 4), as well as providing educational opportunities for students in the areas that suffer from shortage in secondary schools.
The project includes civil works to construct and equip three high schools including housing for teachers and students. One of the schools will be built in the western urban area of Unguja Island in Mfenesini Village, the second will be in the northern area of Unguja Island in Gamba Village and the third will be in the northern area of Bemba Island in Kifundi Village.
The agreement was signed on behalf of BADEA by H.E. Dr. Sidi Ould TAH, the Director-General, and on behalf of the United Republic of Tanzania by Hon. Ambassador Mohammed R. ABDIWAWA, Minister of Finance and Planning for the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.
BADEA total commitments to the benefit of Tanzania up to December 2019 amounted to about US$ 223 million and allocated to finance development operations in various sectors.