Saturday, 29 March 2008

Grinding poverty plagues 7 regions

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Felister Peter

Over 40 per cent of the people in each of seven regions in Tanzania live in extreme poverty, according to the National Economic Empowerment Council.

The council says the worst off region is Singida followed, in a descending order of poverty levels, by Lindi, Mwanza, Coast, Mara, Shinyanga and Ruvuma.

Prof Lucian Msambichaka of NEEC revealed this in a presentation on the National Dialogue on Economic Empowerment in the country at a seminar for journalists held in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

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