Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Mwanza’s per capita income up

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam

Mwanza Region has achieved great success in the poverty alleviation campaign, recording an increase of its residents per capita income from Sh421, 379 in 2005 to Sh924, 536 by June 2012.

The region’s seven-year development report shows that the residents’ income has gone up by 219 per cent.

The report on the region’s economic achievement was released yesterday by the Mwanza Regional commissioner, Eng Everist Ndikilo, at his year-end meeting with the media and experts from several government departments in the region.

“The increase, which is approximately Sh2,500 per day, means that Mwanza residents are far above the poverty line pegged at below $1 (Sh1,500)“, explained Eng Ndikilo.

Further, Mr Ndikilo said, agriculture has remained the leading sector in the region by producing more than 75 per cent of its income.

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