Sunday, 29 January 2012

Street Children On the Increase in Mwanza City

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam - via
By Moses Matthew

Mwanza -  Parents, guardians and other authorities need to take decisive measures to avert unprecedented increase of street children in Mwanza city.

Head of the child, youth development and family preservation department, social workers organization, Mr James Mikenze, told the 'Daily News' on Sunday that recent studies have confirmed that irresponsive types of behaviour among the parents and guardians is one of the major causes of increased number of the street children in respective areas.

"Many children lack skills and knowledge to handle their children, while other children have abandoned their homes and even drop out of schools while their parents keep on watching an ugly situation without taking any decisive actions," says Mr Mikenze.

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Saturday, 14 January 2012

City plans major facelift

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Sheilla Sezzy, The Citizen Correspondent

The Mwanza City Council has asked for Sh12.4 billion from the ministry of Works for upgrading roads to tarmac level as part of strategies to ease congestion in the city.

It expects to raise Sh1.5 billion from its own sources for rehabilitating roads damaged by recent rains, it has been revealed.

Talking to The Citizen in his office on Wednesday, the Mwanza City director, Mr Wilson Kabwe, said upgrading of ring roads to tarmac level would help in reducing pressure on major roads.

He said Mwanza City has been expanding rapidly, thus the need to improve its roads in order to cope with increasing demands.

“The roads will facilitate movement and put Mwanza strategically as a tourist city. We have the potential of being among major cities in facilitating East Africa’s integration process,” he said.

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