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Councillors support Serengeti road

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Apr 12, 2012.

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Wed, Apr 11th, 2012
    Tanzania | Wed, April 11 2012


    By In2EastAfrica Staff


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    Serengeti District councillors on Tuesday supported President Jakaya Kikwete's position on the construction of Makutano juu – Mto wa Mbu highway that will link Mara and Arusha regions via Serengeti National Park (SENAPA).



    "We support the president's decision. The road means development in our district and Mara region as a whole," Serengeti District Council Acting Chairman Mr Jumanne Kwiro said. Mr Kwiro was opening a special full council meeting that met in Mugumu town on Tuesday.

    "We believe construction of the road will not cause any damage to wild animals," Mr Kwiro told a packed meeting which was also attended by
    Serengeti District Commissioner (DC) Mr Edward Lenga, CCM District Chairman Mr Chandi Marwa, District Executive Director (DED) Mr Kimulika Galikunga and senior government experts based in the district.


    "We are grateful to our president, he has shown trust to
    Serengeti district residents, the region and the country as a whole," Mr Kwiro said amid cheers from the meeting. He accused environmental activists who had been campaigning against the project, for fear that it might cause damage to the park.


    There are confirmed reports that execution of the project will skip 53 km cutting across SENAPA, a move which aims to avoid any damage to the park's ecology, according to senior government leaders. President
    Jakaya Kikwete has been quoted as telling the international community that his government would not sanction any move that would damage the park which he dubbed the pearl of the nation.


    Apart from being one of the world's heritage sites, SENAPA is also rated to be among the top most famous parks in the world. The park is blessed with beautiful fauna and flora that attracts thousands of tourists from different parts of the word, hence making it one of
    Tanzania's major tourist destinations.


    By MUGINI JACOB, Tanzania Daily News


     
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    I'm confused I don't know what our GVT is going to do now...
     
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