U.S. President Barack Obama has reached his final stop in his current three country Africa tour with a stop in Tanzania where he has advocated a stronger and more effective US economic partnership.
“Ultimately the goal here is for Africa to build Africa, for Africans,” Obama said after discussions with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete.
Obama is said to have attracted his largest crowd yet in Dar es Salam, Tanzania save for a larger crowd in a trip to Myanmar last year.
Tomorrow Tuesday, he is due to visit the Ubungo power plant in Tanzania on the heels of his announcement of “Power Africa,” a new $7 billion initiative aimed at doubling access to electricity in Sub Saharan Africa.
“Even as this continent faces great challenges this is also a moment of great promise for Africa,” Obama said in an address he made to East African business leaders.
“I see Africa as the world’s next major economic success story and the United States wants to be a partner in that success.
“We have got enormous opportunity to unleash the next era of African growth.”
Obama in Tanzania