National Five Year Development Plan 2016/17-2021/22
Tanzania, United Republic
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On December 9, 2016, Tanzania will be commemorating its 55th Independence Anniversary. The motivation for our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers for rallying behind the collective objective of ending colonialism was none other than putting the task of developing the country in our own hands. The newly independent state started with only eight qualified Medical Doctors; two Engineers; a life expectancy at birth of only 38 years; a per capita GDP at merely US$ 48; and no University. Tanzania will be celebrating the Independence Day with pride, considering, the mileage covered so far in fulfilling her development objectives. The country has forged ahead to attain a life expectancy of more than 61 years, created a modest pool of 2,190 Medical Doctors and over 30,245 Engineers; established about 50 universities and university colleges and attained a GDP per capita of US$ 1,043 by 2014; putting the country at the threshold of graduating from Low to Middle Income Country status by 2025.