Saturday, 23 August 2014

Traders in Mwanza still on strike, second day running

From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Correspondent

Shops remained closed for a second day running yesterday as traders continued with their protests
here against imposition and alleged harassment by city authorities.

Plea by the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA), Mwanza chapter to open the shops as city authorities continued to work on their demands met a deaf ear as the traders stuck to their guns.
Early in the morning yesterday TCCIA officials using a public communication system went around the Central Business District’s streets appealing to traders to open their businesses but not a single shop was opened on the day.
City council officials and the traders’ representatives locked themselves up in the city hall to discuss the issue but until we went to press the standoff still remained as there was no solution in sight.

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