Wednesday, 13 May 2009

State-owned boats said to pollute lake Victoria

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David, Mwanza

Private marine vessels operators in Lake Victoria have accused State-owned boats for allegedly polluting the lake.

The transporters said they were surprised to see the Infrastructure Ministry organising a seminar on conservation of the lake and ocean environment for them, when Government owned vessels were largely to blame for polluting the lake.

An expert with the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Mr Robin Maseke, said vessels belonging to the ministry were not furnished with facilities for storage of human waste, thus pump the waste into the lake.


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