Gates falls in love with Dar

Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates

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THE Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, has showered praises on Tanzania for efforts made to improve service delivery.

In his Instagram post which comes shortly after his tour of the country, Mr Gates said, “I always love seeing how much progress the country has made to improve health and provide opportunity. Plus, the scenery is stunning…”.

The American billionaire who is also the world’s richest man said that he wished other people would visit Tanzania and see what he sees.

“…… I have no doubt it would leave them (the people who would come to visit Tanzania) as optimistic as I am about progress happening around the world…,” he said.

The Microsoft co-founder pointed out that while in Muheza District, Tanga Region he was impressed to see the dedication and enthusiasm by some Tanzanians to help others.

“… I just had a great lunch with some amazing kids at Kicheba Primary School in Muheza and met Upendo Mwingira, a remarkable physician who has dedicated her career to fighting neglected tropical diseases…,” he said.

Mr Gates and his wife Melinda have been touring Tanzania often to inspect and observe the progress made in some of the projects being sponsored by the foundation which are mainly focused on improving people's health, well-being as well as helping individuals out of extreme poverty and hunger.

On Thursday, the Foundation said it would spend 350 million US dollars in Tanzania to fund development projects, including agriculture and health. Mr Gates announced the donation shortly after having met and held talks with President John Magufuli at State House in Dar es Salaam.

He said his Foundation would continue cooperating with Tanzania in improving health, particularly in minimising maternal mortality.

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