ZANZIBAR Vice-President Reaffirms Government’s Support to Tourist Establishment After Paje Village Fire Incident

Paje Village fire incident

SUMMARY – ZANZIBAR’S SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR TOURIST ESTABLISHMENTS HIT BY PAJE VILLAGE FIRE INCIDENT, URGES INVESTORS TO GET INSURANCE. CONDOLENCES OFFERED TO FAMILIES AFTER TRAGIC DROWNING INCIDENT, EMPHASIZING THE NEED FOR SAFETY MEASURES.

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Zanzibar’s Second Vice-President, Hemed Suleiman Abdulla, visited Paje village to extend the government’s commitment to aiding owners of five tourist establishments that were affected by a recent Paje Village fire incident. During the visit, Mr. Abdulla interacted with hotel owners, workers, and residents.

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Emphasizing the Importance of Insurance for Investors

Mr. Abdulla highlighted the significance of insurance for investors in the hotel and tourist industry as it can play a crucial role in facilitating recovery efforts. He assured the investors of the government’s unwavering support to help them get back to business.

Moreover, the Second Vice-President issued a directive to the firefighting and rescue brigade authorities to improve their services near all tourist hotels in Zanzibar. Enhancing fire safety measures would prevent similar incidents in the future.

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The Unguja South Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Gaudianus Kamugisha, confirmed that five hotels in Paje, namely The Nest Hotel, Meraki Hotel, Drifters Hotel, Maisha Matamu Hotel, and Cristal Hotel, were gutted by Paje Village fire incident on Sunday night. The fire originated in the kitchen of Nest Hotel, spreading to the neighboring establishments.

ACP Kamugisha stated that investigations into the cause of the fire and the extent of property damage are underway. Authorities are also working to determine whether the tourist hotels had insurance coverage.

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Condolences Offered to Families of Tragedy in Donge Village

Zanzibar’s Second Vice-President, Mr. Abdulla, expressed condolences to families in Donge Village, Unguja North Region. In Paje Village fire incident, four children tragically drowned in an unattended large pit filled with water.

The Paje Village fire incident highlights the importance of implementing safety measures. Mr. Abdulla assured affected families of the government’s continued support during this difficult time.

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