OBJECTIVES OF UJAMAA OR AFRICAN SOCIALISM IN TANZANIA

11 OBJECTIVES OF UJAMAA OR AFRICAN SOCIALISM IN TANZANIA

African Socialism in Tanzania was adopted through the Arusha Declaration of 1967 and implemented through the Ujamaa scheme / policy.




The Arusha Declaration was a government paper that ushered the Ujamaa policy.

The Ujamaa policy / scheme referred to the spirit of brotherhood, familyhood.

11 OBJECTIVES OF UJAMAA OR AFRICAN SOCIALISM IN TANZANIA

It required the majority Tanzanians to go back to the villages for effective national development.

NB: The policy was adopted by Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere in 1967 and stretched to 1985.

AIMS / OBJECTIVES OF UJAMAA POLICY / AFRICAN SOCIALISM / ARUSHA
DECLARATION OF 1967

  • It was aimed at creating a classless society in Tanzania (egalitarian).
  • The concept was aimed at cementing national unity in Tanzania.
  • To increase agricultural production through better use of labour.
  • It was aimed at promoting self – reliance and defend the independence of Tanzania.
  • The desire to prevent neo-colonialism or foreign influence and hegemony.
  • To mobilize masses for national defense and development.
  • The need to eradicate poverty from Tanzania.
  • Nyerere also aimed at ensuring industrial development.
  • The need to uplift the standards of living of the people.




  • To ensure food security and eradicate famine through agricultural modernization.
  • To promote equality and reduce income inequality.
  • To fight corruption in government and party officials.
  • To ensure rural development and transformation and curb Rum.
  • To create a national language and ease communication.

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