African Court thumbs up Tanzanian for completing US$1.7 million building 

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The African Court has commended the Tanzanian government for fulfilling its promise to construct the permanent premises of the Pan-African Judicial body in Arusha, Tanzania.

President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Hon. Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud, gave the commendation in a statement in Arusha in Tanzania.

In her statement, she emphasised Tanzania’s dedication to fulfilling its promise of constructing the African Court’s permanent premises, expressing optimism that the Court would be ready for occupation within the next 24 months.

Recall that earlier, the government of Tanzania had officially handed over the construction site to the appointed constructors.

As part of its commitment, the Tanzanian government allocated a budget of Tshs 4,000,000,000 (approximately US$1.7 million) in June 2022, and this month made an additional budgetary contribution of Tshs 5,400,000,000 (US$2 million) towards the construction. The estimated total cost for the project is Tshs 61 billion (about US$25,792,811).

At the site handing over ceremony at LakiLaki area, located 25 kilometers on the outskirts of Arusha town.

Presently, the African Court operates from temporary offices located at the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) buildings, pending the completion of the permanent premises.