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Germany solicits millions for Serengeti marginalized communities

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    Director for Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Dr Christof Schenck

    The Germany government is soliciting millions of money that will help to uplift the living standards of marginalized communities living on Eastern and Northern sides of Serengeti National Park(SENAPA).

    Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) Director Dr Christof Schenck confirmed on Friday that the money will be made available by the end of this year to support new community projects in poor rural villages located near the world famous park. "I can't say how much, but it is a multimillion programme. There will beconstruction of roads and hospitals and other community projects.

    The roads will link communities with major towns like
    Arusha and those towns around Lake Victoria like Mwanza and Musoma", Dr Schenck told the ‘Daily News on Saturday'.Dr Schenck is in the country leading a highly profile regional conservation workshop taking place in Seronera, SENAPA's headquarter.

    The crucial workshop is being attended by participants from Germany, emoctratic Republic of Congo(DRC), Ethiopia and
    Tanzania.He also disclosed that the US government and the World Bank (WB) would chip in to support the nation's programme to build a highway through Serengeti to link Mara and Arusha residents.

    The government has always cited underdevelopment among local communities surrounding the park as the major reason behind construction of the road. But local and foreign environmental activities have campaigned against the project for fear that it might damage
    Serengeti eco-system.

    The government has already agreed to skip 53 kilometres cutting across SENAPA to avoid damage on park's ecology.President
    Jakaya Kikwete has repeatedly assured the international community that his government cannot do anything that might damage the park, describing it as the Jewel of the nation.

    Dr Schenck hailed what he described as good relationship between Germany and Tanzanian on conservation issues. "It is good that the debate has turned into positive direction and the money to finance new projects for local communities will be ready by the end of this year," the FZS Director said.

    He added that Germany government has pursued concerns by the government of
    Tanzania over the lives of local communities living near the park with some seriousness.

    With its headquarters in Germany FZS, has spent an average of one million Euros to finance conservation projects including those related to anti-poaching every year, according to Dr Schenck.

    By MUGINI JACOB, Tanzania Daily News

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    Yaani pamoja na pato lote hilo katika sekta ya Utalii bado tunasaidiwa kwa watu wetu walio pembezoni!!!!!??? Hii inaonesha jinsi gani rasilimali zisivyonufaisha wakazi wa eneo hili (yaani wanakula kwa macho tu!!) .........kesho Germans wakiomba kujenga hoteli tutawakatalia??