Thursday, 10 May 2007

Nyakalilo road might be a tip of the iceberg

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

Editor's Comment

ROADS are described metaphorically as the veins of the national economy because of the role they play in linking producers and consumers.

Roads help producers transfer commodities or goods they have produced to markets where they are accessed by consumers. People from one region who take products to markets in another region generally make friends in the host region. Sometimes they establish business partnerships. So roads do not only serve one function of making our people access markets but they also integrate markets in our country and facilitate interaction between our people. Such interaction strengthens national unity and solidarity with each other.

In Tanzania a majority of our people live in rural areas and their livelihood is tightly tied to the activities they do on the land. Roads, their presence or absence, have a lot to do with promoting or undermining the quality of life of our people in rural Tanzania.

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