Thursday declared a holiday

President elect John Magufuli, outgoing president Jakaya Kikwete and Vice President elect Samia Suluhu. Photo: Daniel Hayduk

President elect John Magufuli, outgoing president Jakaya Kikwete and Vice President elect Samia Suluhu. Photo: Daniel Hayduk

On his last full day in office, outgoing president Jakaya Kikwete has declared Thursday, November 5, a public holiday.

A statement issued by the State House says Kikwete made the decision to allow Tanzanians the opportunity to participate in the swearing-in celebrations for president elect John Magufuli.

The swearing-in ceremony for Magufuli is to get underway at 08:00 at the national stadium.

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