ZANZIBAR may soon have its first Neurosurgical Unit (NU) and a modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mnazi-Mmoja Hospital.
The opening of the units is part of activities to mark the 51st anniversary of the 1964 revolution.
The Urban-West Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Abdallah Mwinyi Khamis, said this during a press conference where he mentioned other development projects to be opened during the two-week long anniversary celebrations beginning today, including the opening of the newly developed 'Kariakoo Children Entertainment Centre,' and the opening of the 'Apron and taxi way' at the Zanzibar International Airport.
According to the timetable, President Ali Mohammed Shein will officially open the 'apron and taxiway' before the launch of the second phase of the construction of Amani-Mtoni road.
"Shops owned by Melinne Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs); Kiembe- Samaki School Computer centre; the newly built Faraja Secondary School; and New Komben Secondary School are other development projects for opening," said Mr Khamis.
The Urban-West Regional Commissioner said preparations for the functions are in progress and that some development projects have been listed for foundation stone laying.
He informed journalists that as Zanzibar marks 51st anniversary since the revolution, Zanzibaris should praise themselves for keeping the islands peaceful and stable, prerequisite for development.
Mr Khamis said that although there was peace and stability with low incidents of armed robberies in 2014, he reiterated call for unity against child and women abuse, which have been making headlines in the media.