Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Fix Mwanza Airport shame

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By the Editor

The eyesore that is Mwanza Airport when it rains reared its ugly head again on Sunday. This time around, it was none other than the country’s Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, who was at the receiving end. His flight out of the lakeside city was delayed for more than six hours!

This was not the first time that such a cancellation was effected at this extremely important facility. Which is to say, we aren’t raising the matter simply because our PM was caught in the thick of things.

Mwanza is a busy commercial hub, being Tanzania’s second largest city whose importance cannot be overemphasised. It is ironical that authorities seem helpless in the face of this flooding problem that leads to cancellation of flights whenever there is a downpour.

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