The economic history of the Spice Isles (Zanzibar [Unjuga] and Pemba)

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China Funds Construction Of Low Cost Houses In Zanzibar
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 1 May 2000. China has earmarked a total of Tshs11 billion for construction of low-cost houses in Zanzibar and water supply projects in two Mainland regions. About 40-70 percent of the urban population in Tanzania live in poorly serviced squatter settlements.
Norway Pull Out Affects Rural Electrification in Zanzibar
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 14 July 2000. A rural electrification project due for completion in 1997 foiled after Norway pulls out because of the political impasse following the 1995 elections. The EU pulled out from a rehabilitation of the port of Malindi for the same reason. Also, Zanzibar had failed to comply with the demands of finance institutions.
Stiff Competition Forces Cigarette Company to Halt Operations
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 4 July 2001. The company was important in terms of employment and tax revenue. The competition came mainly from the Mainland-based, Tanzania Cigarette Company (TCC). Recommendation of tourism as a of lead sector in economic development. There is a high rate of unemployment, especially among youth and women, compounded by the high 3% rate of population growth.
Zanzibar Vows to Protect Cloves
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 9 July 2001. The government's Zanzibar State Trading Corporation (ZSTC) will buy clove in accordance with world market price fluctuations instead of long term stable prices. The cloves anti-smuggling campaigns. All growers should route their crops through ZSTC.