5 February 1967
The Arusha Declaration
The Arusha Declaration, written by the first Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, outlines the principles of Ujamaa (Nyerere's vision of socialism) necessary to develop the nation's economy. The declaration called for an overhaul of the economic system, through African socialism and self-reliance in locally administered villages.
Julius Nyerere on behalf of the Tanganyika African National Union