Saturday, 13 March 2010

Mwanza: From dusty town to emerging economic giant

From The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Lucas Liganga

When Mwanza was upgraded to city status about a decade ago, most people in the Lake Victoria port-side town didn’t buy the idea because due to being dusty and its dilapidated infrastructure, the promotion was perceived as a misnomer.

But, nearly ten years later, the anxieties of skeptical residents as well as short-time visitors have been calmed, for Mwanza city has grown tremendously and is an epitome of a modern Tanzanian urban centre.

Credit for that achievement is shared, in the main, by the government through creative plans and a no-nonsence approach towards whoever dares mess up things, and a responsive business community.

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