Friday, 23 August 2013

Cut number of road blocks, traders urge

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Melard Karoza, The Citizen Correspondent

Business communities in the Lake Zone have asked the government to reduce the number of road blocks along the Mwanza to Sirari highway, saying their presence only served to attract illegal dealings and smuggling of commodities across the border.

The businessmen, most of who engage in exporting cotton and ground nuts to neighbouring Kenya, claimed that road blocks were senselessly placed and have been used as sources of income by dishonest officials.

One of the businessmen, a Bariadi-based groundnut exporter, Mr Pius Sabeya, called on the government to address the situation.

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