HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

BARAZA LA WAWAKILISHI

UWAKUZA

INTRODUCTION

The House of Representatives Association Against HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar is the Association of the House of Representatives Members with the aim of combating HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar.

The Common name of the Association is UWAKUZA, a non political party association which is composed by all Members who are willing to fight against HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar. It is non religious association that every Member is free to join. It is a voluntary association, that a Member is not bound to join, but preferably encouraged to be the members for the wellbeing of Zanzibar.

Historically, UWAKUZA was established on the rampant of HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar whereby the House of Representatives is significant pillar to fight it. It is the House that enacts the laws and oversights the government policies on how HIV/AIDS is dealt within the country.

VISION

To make Members of the House of Representatives and Zanzibar society in general free from HIV/AIDS.

MISSION

To Promote awareness of HIV/AIDS among Members of the House of Representatives of Zanzibar, that through the said awareness the Members would assist the society of Zanzibar on the best ways of combating HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar.

Aims and Objectives of UWAKUZA

  • • Ensuring that HIV/ AIDS is reduced in Zanzibar.
  • • Ensuring that elected Members from the constituencies help to convey the message of fighting against HIV / AIDS in their constituencies.
  • • Ensuring that the House of Representatives of Zanzibar enacts effective legislations in the fight against HIV / AIDS in Zanzibar.
  • • Ensuring the House of Representatives of Zanzibar participates in the anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns in Zanzibar.
  • • Ensuring that Members become role models in combating stigma against HIV / AIDS victims in Zanzibar.
  • • Collaborating with Government Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations working on the same goals of fighting against HIV / AIDS in Zanzibar.

Leadership of UWAKUZA

Currently, the leadership positions of UWAKUZA are held by the following:

• Chairperson: Hon. Shamata Shaame Khamis

• Deputy Chairperson: Hon. Panya Ali Abdalla

• Cashier: Hon. Mtumwa Peya Yussuf

Secretariat

UWAKUZA is assisted by the secretariat of the Office of the House of Representatives, and currently it is assisted by Madam Rahman Kombo Mgeni who serves as a Secretary of UWAKUZA.


Hon. Zubeir Ali Maulid (Speaker)

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