Thursday, 19 October 2017

Mwalimu Nyerere Museum where history never dies

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By MUGINI JACOB in Butiama

BUTIAMA, the ancestral home of the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, where his tomb now lies, is located in Butiama District, off Musoma /Mwanza highway, in Mara Region.

This unique place is open for every visitor who wishes to pay a courtesy call on the home of Mwalimu and the Mwalimu Nyerere Museum which is equipped with rich, historical collections on
Mausoleum and family grave.
Photo: Hans Kristoffersen
Mwalimu, the teacher and revered leader.

“We have made the residence of Mwalimu Nyerere accessible to the public, and can be visited by anybody. We’ve established during the visit, many people would like to know about the kind of a leader Mwalimu used to be,” said Madaraka, the sixth son of Mwalimu, in an exclusive interview with the ‘Daily News ‘ during a visit to Butiama early this week.

Therefore, many people including students have been visiting Butiama to learn about his life and leadership. Mr Emmanuel Kiondo , the Director of Mwalimu Nyerere Museum says the museum has a variety of gifts and awards given to Mwalimu Nyerere, from various sources, inside and outside the country.

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