DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on
Wednesday the government has allocated an amount equivalent to
300 million U.S. dollars for the construction of road networks
in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to end traffic jams.
before he laid the foundation stone for the construction of a
19.2 kilometer eight-lane highway project, he said the new
highway signaled a new era for the country’s commercial capital
which has been experiencing traffic jams for a long time.
The new highway
stretches from Kimara in the commercial capital to Kibaha Maili
Moja in coast region.
“This has never
happened in our history for the government to set aside such a
huge amount of money just for Dar es Salaam. We want to make
Tanzania the best country and this is the beginning,” said
said the government was determined to end traffic jams in Dar es
Salaam, adding that many other projects were in the pipeline.
Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) Chief Executive Officer, said
the project is expected to end by January 2020.
Mfugale said the
project is being undertaken by a local construction firm under
the supervision of TANROADS.
arrested for game meat possession in northern Tanzania
ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Two suspected poachers were arrested on Tuesday
after they were found in possession of game meat in northern
Tanzania’s District of Longido.
Head of the
anti-poaching unit in Longido District, Petro Owiga, said that
the suspected poachers were arrested on Tuesday at around 12:30
p.m. in Kisongo area in the district, which is close to the
Tanzania-Kenyan border of Namanga.
He said that the
arrest is a result of an operation conducted by the Tanzania’s
anti-poaching unit in collaboration with the local government
authorities in the district.
“Our officials of
the Tanzania’s anti-poaching unit came across them during their
routine patrols around midday and the suspects were found with 4
kg of impala and dik-dik meat,” he said in an interview.
The official said
that the suspects were also caught with ten litres of impala oil
and five litres ostrich’s oil.
According to him,
the suspects were also found with two motorcycles and knife
allegedly being used in poaching activities.
“We have also
embarked on a manhunt to find all people who are alleged being
behind this poaching cartel,” he added.
He said that the
anti-poaching operation is endless, hence warned those engaging
in poaching to stop doing.
Owiga also warned
public leaders who have been entertaining poaching in their
areas by colluding with poachers to stop doing so as stern
measures will be taken against them.
A local leader in
the area Nevely Mungaya called on people in the area to be
patriotic by revealing all people who are behind poaching
activities in the area and the country at large.