Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Mwanza City commuter bus `chairman` arrested

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By George Ramadhan, PST, Mwanza

The police in Mwanza Region have arrested the Chairman of the unregistered Transport Stakeholders Association in the region, Julius Malesi, for allegedly inciting a strike of commuter buses in the city, which took place on Friday.

As Malesi was being held for questioning last Saturday, the strike had been called off and services resumed.

When contacted by PST over the phone, Malesi said he had been arrested for the offence he did not know.

At the same time, the regional authorities in Mwanza Region called on commuter bus operators to continue rendering services to the public as per the agreement struck between the parties involved in transportation in the city and the region in general.

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