Sunday, 27 January 2013

Long term places to stay

From Mwanza Guide 'online'
By Hans Kristoffersen, editor

Mwanza Guide 'online' is looking for furnished apartments (2, 3 and 4-room) and 4 - 5 room houses (furnished) in Mwanza for foreign clients. We have frequent enquires from individuals in NGOs, companies in the mining business and researchers - who are working/staying in Mwanza for a period of time.

Further info:
Joseph Laurent ( Phone: +255 754 487396
Hans Kristoffersen ( Phone +45 5018 9100

Visit our 'Long term place to stay' page.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Bus accident kills 2, injures 36 in Mwanza

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Sheilla Sezzy

Two people died on the spot and 36 others were severely wounded after a bus plying between Bunda and Mtukula in Kagera Region overturned at Kahangala area in Magu District, Mwanza Region yesterday morning.

Eye witnesses said the bus, which was moving at a very high speed, overturned after it swerved and went wild due to a slippery road.

Mwanza Regional Police Commander, Mr Ernest Mangu, said the accident involved a bus with registration number T782 BKZ.

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Floods wash bridge away on key road

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Gasper Andrew

Over 300 vehicles have been stranded at Msisi Village in Singida District after flood waters from a downpour washed away a bridge on the Singida-Mwanza highway on New Year Day.

The floods also caused the death of a Chinese national -- whose name could not be obtained immediately -- in a separate incident in Singida Region.

Yesterday, The Citizen witnessed long lines of vehicles on both sides of the point from which the bridge was washed away by the floods resulting from four hours of pounding rain on Tuesday.

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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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