The Arusha Declaration Monument (Swahili : Mnara wa Azimio la Arusha) is set in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a landmark monument and tourist attraction in Arusha.
The towering monument was erected in 1977 by the then Tanzanian ruling party to commemorate 10 years of the Arusha Declaration.
It is probably the most impressive piece of architecture in Arusha, and it is the symbol and pride of the town.
The Arusha Declaration Monument lies along Makongoro Road at the centre of the roundabout.
The Arusha Declaration Monument symbolizes the birth of Arusha's Declaration on February 5, 1967 which laid out the guidelines of Tanzania's socialism. The declaration stressed the importance of hard work and longer working hours as the key to Tanzania's future economic success, rather than dependence on foreign aid, loans and industrialization.
Visit the Arusha Declaration Monument for a historical feature of Tanzania.