Friday, 7 October 2011

Clan conflicts result in traders leaving district

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Beldina Nyakeke

Tarime. As a result of perennial clan clashes a number of traders have left Tarime District, many relocating to Mwanza where they have been doing a brisk business.

Briefing the deputy minister for Industries and Trade, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu, who visited the district to inspect the business environment, the Tarime District commissioner, Mr John Henjewele, said security concerns have made many people prefer to perform their activities in the neighbouring region.

He said the recurring clan clashes and cattle theft in the district have made many traders abandon the district and move to Mwanza.

Mr Henjewele said the situation had forced the district’s authorities to come up with strategies to improve the security situation to attract the traders back.

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