Tanzania’s Deputy Foreign Minister and former High Commissioner in London Dr. Abdul Sharrif, who is 60, celebrated the 70th birthday of his friend General Sarakikya by joining him in climbing to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in September. He was said to be only the second top government official to achieve this.

Dr Sharrif used the occasion to raise money to build a secondary school at his birth village Kidimni, south of Zanzibar town. Three years earlier he had raised more than half of the cost of building a primary school there and now hopes to raise enough funds to construct a secondary school. (Those wishing to make a contribution to this charity should send the money to the Treasurer, Tanzania Development Trust, 175A Aldershot Road, Church Crookham, Hants GU52 8JS. Please write on the back of the cheque ‘Kidimni Education Fund’ so that the names of the contributors can be forwarded to the Fund – Editor.

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