Monday, October 25, 2010
KAMPUNI YA SIMU YA ZANTEL YAMUAGA DR. AMANI KARUME
Your Excellency, Dr. Amani Abeid Karume President of Zanzibar Revolutionary Government,
Members of the Diplomatic corps,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Your Excellency, Zantel is honored to be part of this momentous occasion in the history of Zanzibar.
On behalf of Zantel Staff, Management and Board, we thank the president for being instrumental in our formation as a company back in the days when we were starting out and for being part of our success today.
Your Excellency, we are also grateful for creating an enabling environment that has allowed us to grow and become the biggest telecom company in Zanzibar and the fastest growing network in Tanzania mainland. The support your government accorded Zantel in these 10 years, is a shining example of some of the offshoots of good governance.
Ladies and gentlemen, Zantel has achieved tremendous success the highest being able to successfully launch its services in mainland Tanzania 5 years ago.
Zantel has also won the several accolades and our proudest is being involved as a partner in the EASSY submarine cable project that will revolutionize internet connectivity in East Africa.
I am proud to say that Zantel is now the NUMBER ONE provider of internet services in Tanzania today. We have also extensively increased our network coverage nationally and internationally and now reach in more than 400 destinations around the world where the Zantel sim card works.
From its humble beginnings in Zanzibar to its current spread in the whole of Tanzania Zantel is now a renowned telecom giant in East Africa. Zantel is a pride of Zanzibaris and are proud of our contribution in making Zanzibar have one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Africa. We will strive to make Zanzibar a Communication hub for East Africa.
On behalf of the whole corporate sector, Etisalat, SMEs in Zanzibar we thank the president for creating a business friendly environment witnessed today through the flourishing business around the isles.
We hope you will continue to be an ambassador for Zantel as we grow and continue to make Zanzibar proud.
I thank you all.