ARUSHA Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Authorities in south-western Tanzania have launched a campaign to scale up
environmental conservation and promotion of alternative sources of energy,
aiming at reducing the growing risk of climate change.
Wikechi, Mbozi District Environmental Officer, on Thursday linked the climate
change with severe environmental degradation, which affected rain patterns and
hence reduces crop production in the district which borders Zambia on its
said: “This situation is made by unscrupulous people who are recklessly cutting
tree for fire wood as well as conducting agricultural activities against the
the launched campaign will involve all people from grassroots to the regional
level and national level.
“We want to
use this campaign to change people’s mindset on environmental related issues.
Through this campaign, local government authorities will be required to come up
with strict by-laws to prevent deforestation.”
Wikechi, people will be trained on how to make charcoal-saving stoves, which use
a limited amount of charcoal compared to the ordinary ones.
is experiencing serious degradation of water sources and deforestation, which
causes severe deficit in the rain, a significant factor that affects crop
production, hence putting people in the peril of food insecurity,” the official
said, noting that the situation has also triggered temperature rise.
Night explosion hits Tanzanian law firm, police
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Police on Saturday launched investigations into a night explosion
that hit the headquarters of a law firm in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es
acting commander of the Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone, said police were
investigating whether the blast at the offices of Ishengoma, Karume, Masha and
Magai Advocates (IMMMA) was caused by a bomb.
a news conference that nobody was injured and that no suspect had been arrested
in connection with the attack.
one of the partners of the firm, said the explosion damaged the offices but
nothing was stolen.