THE government has invited clerics from across the world to invest in various strategic projects in Dodoma that include religious tourism.
Religious and spiritual tourism refers to travel for religious or spiritual purposes such as undertaking a pilgrimage and visiting sacred sites.
Speaking during the ongoing “fire conference” ministered by American evangelist Dr. Dana Morey, Dodoma Regional Commissioner Dr. Binilith Mahenge said it was high time religious leaders should seize the opportunity offered by the city council to invest in the region.
“This is an opportunity that has been given by the authorities; an opportunity to all people and religious leaders,” he said.
Dr. Mahenge thanked the clerics for their efforts to mobilise voters to take part in the justended general election.
He noted that the leaders had pleaded for peace during the October 28 polls won by President John Magufuli of the ruling CCM party.
“The government is grateful and extends its sincere appreciation as the elections have ended peacefully,” he said.
Dr Mahenge recalled the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, saying it was through prayers that the nation also became safe.