Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Govt bans farming on city river banks

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Saddam Sadick

MWANZA.The government has ordered people engaging in agriculture and other productive activities along Mirongo River to immediately stop to rescue the environment from the current state of deterioration.

The order was issued by the State minister in the Vice President’s Office (Environment), Mr Binilith Mahenge, when he toured the area recently.

During the tour, the minister witnessed the poor state of the environment caused by economic activities, including farming, undertaken nearby the river.

Mr Mahenge said activities carried out by farmers in areas adjacent to the river were polluting the environment.

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