ZANZIBAR REVOLUTIONARY DAY: KIUT SPORTS TEAM ENGAGES IN A FRIENDLY TOURNAMENT WITH TANZANIA PRISONS TO COMMEMORATE THE EVENT
Kampala International University in Tanzania (KIUT) together with Tanzania Prisons will engage in a friendly tournament in Volley ball and Basket ball on Friday, 12th January, 2018 at Ukonga Magereza Correction Grounds, from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. This tournament is in commemoration of the Zanzibar Revolutionary Day that occurred on 12th January 1964.
The Zanzibar Revolution, which occurred in 1964 led to the overthrow of the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government by local African revolutionaries. It is also the day when Abeid Karume, the father of the current president of Zanzibar, Amani Karume, took office. Zanzibar Revolutionary Day is celebrated officially at the Amaan Stadium, and there is also a wreath-laying ceremony at Abeid Karume’s grave. In general, Zanzibar Revolutionary Day is a patriotic event that celebrates the eventual freedom from Arab led administration of Zanzibar after two centuries of domination.
The invite for this tournament came as a result of the cordial relationship that exists between KIUT and Tanzania Prisons, as well as to explore talents within KIUT, while encouraging healthy living amongst students and staff members, through extra-curricular activities. This therefore will enhance the existing cordiality between both parties and Tanzania at large. Consequently, all KIUT students and staff members are encouraged to support our team through their physical presence on this memorable day.