State Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima is expected to leave the country today for Tanzania where he is scheduled to attend the 60th commemoration of the Union Day of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

The event is scheduled for tomorrow Friday and will be held at Uhuru Kenyata Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

The Celebrations are held annually to mark the creation of the United Republic of Tanzania when the Republic of Tanganyika and The Peoples Republic of Zanzibar exchanged articles of union on April 22, 1964, and became one state from April 26, 1964.

The Union was inaugurated by President, Julius Nyerere of Tanganyika and Sheik Abeid Aman Karume, leader of the Revolutionary Government in Zanzibar.

The celebrations represent unity kinship, common struggle, and vision amongst the people of the former two sovereign states.

President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to lead the commemorations.

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