Ambassador Baraka officiated on 31st December 2021 the official launching of Tanzania Students Association in Japan (TSJ). The colourful event which attracted more than 20 students from across Japan took place at the Chancery of Tanzania Embassy in Tokyo.
In her opening remarks, the Chairperson of the TSJ, Ms. Eunice Likotiko expressed the appreciations of the members of the Association to the Ambassador and the Embassy team for accepting to host the event. She also explained the objectives and the vision of the Association which mainly aimed at bringing students together with a view to helping each other to resolve some challenges they face as well as to socialize together away from home. She also highlighted that as Tanzanians they are guided by the national pillars of unity and solidarity.
The Chairperson concluded her remarks by asking Ambassador Luvanda to accept the honour of becoming the Patron of TSJ and also to avail himself at various gatherings that the Association will be organizing.
In his remarks, Ambassador Luvanda expressed his commendations to the Founding Members of TSJ, for having conceived the idea and especially, for implementing it. He further explained that the Associations such as theirs were the most effective way of bringing Tanzanians together away from home, and that they served well as a bridge between the Government and Tanzanians abroad. “That is why the Government has come up with a policy that recognizes formally the contribution from Tanzanian diaspora in the quest for national development agenda” he said.
Ambassador Luvanda told the participating members to also consider associating themselves with the umbrella Association of Tanzanians in Japan, also known as “Tanzanite Society” as it also seeks to advance unity and prosperity of all Tanzanians in Japan.
Ambassador Luvanda concluded his remarks by accepting the honour of being Patron of TSJ and expressed his readiness to join them during various Association’s activities from time to time.