The restoration of Forodhani Park is part of a comprehensive programme for seafront rehabilitation in Stone Town. Intended to be a logical extension of Kelele Square previously completed by AKTC, the restoration was undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in cooperation with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.
- Restoration of the walkways, infrastructure and landscape of the Park;
- Improvement of infrastructure, including lighting, sewerage and drainage;
- Upgrading of civic amenities;
- Restoration of the seawall in front of the Park;
- Stimulation of economic activities and small enterprise, with improvements for vendors; and,
- Promotion of related socio-economic development.
The impact of the Park restoration has been:
- Creation of 200 new jobs in the construction phase;
- Stimulation of the local economy through Park reconstruction costs of approximately US$2.4 million;
- Generation of employment opportunities in the informal sector; and,
- Creation of a more attractive environment for Zanzibaris and visitors.