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Residents skip baths as Dar scouts for water

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by BAK, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. BAK

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    Residents skip baths as Dar scouts for water
    DARIUS MUKIZA
    Daily News; Wednesday,December 17, 2008 @21:15

    Some parts of Dar es Salaam are still facing acute shortage of water despite promises by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (Dawasco) that the problem would have been resolved by last Wednesday.

    A random survey by the 'Daily News' shows that some sections of the city were still facing severe water shortages, raising fears of communicable diseases among concerned parents - some of whom have since began sending their children to distant relatives due to fears of cholera that might erupt as a result of current water shortages.

    Residents of Hananasif ward in Kinondoni district said they had gone without water for over three weeks now, forcing them to send their children to relatives outside the city. "This is the third week we've been without water in this area.... today I sent my children to Iringa so that they may not die when cholera erupts.

    "There is every possibility that the disease will erupt if the situation continues and the authorities don't act quickly," said Ms Amina Salum, who added that the area was already without water even before Dawasco reported there was a 'technical problem' a week earlier.

    Ms Salum explained that her family was now pressed for water across all domestic chores: safe and clean drinking water; water in toilets and for other domestic use, all these pointing to a possible outbreak of cholera. Antony Lucas (70) said he had gone for three days without taking a bath, adding that his family was using salty water from wells which was selling at between 400/- and 600/- for a gallon containing 20 litres.

    He noted that salty water was unclean and unsafe and that most hawkers were getting it from unhygienic springs...such as those connected to public toilets. Lucas said his wife and children could not afford the luxury of a daily bath since he could not afford buying enough for all of them.

    Another resident, Amina Alli, said her family had also gone without water for all domestic use, forcing them to use brackish water from unsafe springs, and that the family was using the same water for brushing teeth and bathing, also expressing fears of a possible disease break-out. The survey also established that even the Hananasif Community Development Association (HCDA) - which has an agreement for getting regular supplies from Dawasco at affordable prices - had also run short of water for the past three weeks.

    "We used to supply water to these residents for 30/- per bucket ... but now it is the third week and there is now still no water .... When I contacted Dawasco I was told that they were experiencing some technical problems that were being worked on," said Juma Milaa, a secretary of the association.

    The ten cell leader, Salum Mkurutu, said he and his fellow leaders had also contacted Dawasco without success. "We are always told the problem will be solved," he said. Mkurutu said it was a serious indicator when residents of Dar es Salaam fail to take a bath for even a day - a serious health risk, he added. The situation was the same at Mabibo, Kimara, Kigogo and Tabata areas - with most public toilets overflowing with human excreta.

    DAWASCO is charged with supplying at least 400 million litres of water per day, but it provides only 270 million litres - all from Lower Ruvu (190m), Ruvu (80m) and River Kizinga (27m). The cell phone numbers of both the Dawasco chief executive, Alex Kaaya and his public relations officer Mary Lymo were all switched off.
     
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    ...Dar mtu anajenga nyumba ya 300m lakini hawezi kuweka hata kisima ambacho hakizidi 6m,hao Dawasco sio wa kutegemea labda kama unataka kwenda kazini hujaoga kila siku!
     
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    We have the world's third largest body of water right there in front of us and we still have water shortage problems? What is wrong with us?

    I mean one would think that with the miracles of modern technology today we would have long ago invested heavily in the desalination of ocean water for domestic use but no, we still rely on less abundant souces like rivers and such.

    It's very sad! Ndio maana nimeanza kudata (wengine mtasema nilishadata zamani). Oh well......
     
  4. UramboTabora

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    MH RAIS JK

    NIKO HAPA NINAANDIKA KWA MACHUNGU MAKALI SAANA BAADA YA KUONA HABARI HII HAPO CHINI HEBU ISOME HALAFU BAADA YA HAPO SOMA ZAIDI MACHUNGU YANGU NA WANANCHI WENGINE.
    Some parts of Dar es Salaam are still facing acute shortage of water despite promises by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (Dawasco) that the problem would have been resolved by last Wednesday.

    A random survey by the 'Daily News' shows that some sections of the city were still facing severe water shortages, raising fears of communicable diseases among concerned parents - some of whom have since began sending their children to distant relatives due to fears of cholera that might erupt as a result of current water shortages.

    Residents of Hananasif ward in Kinondoni district said they had gone without water for over three weeks now, forcing them to send their children to relatives outside the city. "This is the third week we've been without water in this area.... today I sent my children to Iringa so that they may not die when cholera erupts.

    "There is every possibility that the disease will erupt if the situation continues and the authorities don't act quickly," said Ms Amina Salum, who added that the area was already without water even before Dawasco reported there was a 'technical problem' a week earlier.

    Ms Salum explained that her family was now pressed for water across all domestic chores: safe and clean drinking water; water in toilets and for other domestic use, all these pointing to a possible outbreak of cholera. Antony Lucas (70) said he had gone for three days without taking a bath, adding that his family was using salty water from wells which was selling at between 400/- and 600/- for a gallon containing 20 litres.

    He noted that salty water was unclean and unsafe and that most hawkers were getting it from unhygienic springs...such as those connected to public toilets. Lucas said his wife and children could not afford the luxury of a daily bath since he could not afford buying enough for all of them.

    Another resident, Amina Alli, said her family had also gone without water for all domestic use, forcing them to use brackish water from unsafe springs, and that the family was using the same water for brushing teeth and bathing, also expressing fears of a possible disease break-out. The survey also established that even the Hananasif Community Development Association (HCDA) - which has an agreement for getting regular supplies from Dawasco at affordable prices - had also run short of water for the past three weeks.

    "We used to supply water to these residents for 30/- per bucket ... but now it is the third week and there is now still no water .... When I contacted Dawasco I was told that they were experiencing some technical problems that were being worked on," said Juma Milaa, a secretary of the association.

    The ten cell leader, Salum Mkurutu, said he and his fellow leaders had also contacted Dawasco without success. "We are always told the problem will be solved," he said. Mkurutu said it was a serious indicator when residents of Dar es Salaam fail to take a bath for even a day - a serious health risk, he added. The situation was the same at Mabibo, Kimara, Kigogo and Tabata areas - with most public toilets overflowing with human excreta.

    DAWASCO is charged with supplying at least 400 million litres of water per day, but it provides only 270 million litres - all from Lower Ruvu (190m), Ruvu (80m) and River Kizinga (27m). The cell phone numbers of both the Dawasco chief executive, Alex Kaaya and his public relations officer Mary Lymo were all switched off.

    MIMI NILIZALIWA MWAKA HUO HUO TULIOPATA UHURU KWAMANTIKI HIYO HIVI SASA NINA MIAKA 47,NIMEONA NINA MTOTO MKUBWA AMEOA NA NIMPAKA LEO KUMEKUA NA TATIZO LA MAJI NCHI NZIMA, MARAIS WANAKUJA WANAONDOKA NA TATIZO LIKO PALE PALE, HALAFU BADO MHESHIMIWA UNAPATA MUDA KABISA WA KU SMILE SIKU ILE YA SHEREHE YA UHURU NI KIPI CHA KUFURAI? TUKIACHA MATATIZO YOTE TULIONAYO TANZANIA , HUONI KITU KAMA MAJI NI MUHIMU KULIKO KARIBU KILA KITU.NA JE HUONI HII DAWASCO HAIFANYI LOLOTE ?NAKWAMBA MABOSI WAO WANAENDELEAKULA MISHAHARA MINONO TU YA KILA MWEZI, NAKUSAFIRI KILA SIKU NA WAKITOKA SAFARI TUNACHOLETEWA NI KUKATWA MAJI KILA KONA.HAYA BASI MMESHINDWA KUPELEKA MAJI VIJIJINI,SASA HATA MJI MKUU WA BIAHSARA DAR ES SALAAMA UNAKOSA MAJI ?!! HIVI KWELI HAO VIONGOZI WA DAWASCO KWELI KABISA WANALIPWA MISHAHARA NA UNAONA NI SAWA ?MH NGOJA NIKUKUMBUSHE HILI TATIZO LAMAJI NILA MIAKA 47 TOKEA ENZI HATA WEWE MH UKIWA MDOGO,HUONI KWELI KUNA KASORO AMBAYO INAHITAJI MAREKEBISHO HARAKA ?YANI MAJI TU,MAJI MAJI TUU.TUFANYAJE NINI SISI WANANCHI ILI LABDA UELEWE UMUHIMU WA HAYO MAJI KWETU? NAJUA ASILIMIA MIA MOJA 100% KUWA WEWE MH HUKOSI MAJI KABISAAA !!!,LAKINI KUMBUKA SISI NDIO TULIOKUCHAGUA NA TATIZO KAMA LA MAJI NI KATI YA VITU ULIVYOAHIDI KUPATIA UFUMBUZI SASA UNASUBIRI MPAKA BAADA YA UCHAGUZI WA 2010 ?YANI NATAMANI NIIINGIE KWENYE FIKRA ZAKO NIONE UNAFIKIRIA NINI KUHUSU HILI SWALA LA MAJI AMA UNAONA SISI WANANCHI NI KELELE TU ?NINAHAMU YA KUKUELEZA MENGI LAKINI KWA LEONGOJA NIACHIE ILA TU UJUE KILA TUKIFUNGUA BOMBA NA TUKASIKIA LINAKOROMA HUA MARA ZOTE TUNA KUFIKIRIA WEWE KUA TULIKUCHAGU ILI UFANYE NINI?? CHA HASIRA KABISA ETI KUNA WIZARA YENYE WAZIRI KABISAAA MHH SINALA KUSEMA NGOJA NISUBIRI MAJIBU YAKO UKIWEZA MH NIANDIKIE
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    UramboTabora, upo sawa kabisa, MaRais wetu kwa lugha nyepesi zaidi tunaweza kuwaita Ma-laghai/ au Walghai; hawa ni wa-baya kuliko hata wachawi (ingawa mie siamini uchawi); wamewadanganya watu wao tangu miaka hiyo; and you may have no any hope at this age as these guys have wasted our 47 years of development; solid years! they came with similar theories, and they are even now proud of what they did! For your information this trend will go the same way for the next two generations as our mindset is built that way. WE think CCM and maybe you're among the few who have to feel and write what affects you and your own future generation.

    Kitu kikubwa [urambotabora] kinachochangia mambo haya ni ujinga wetu; viongozi wetu inawezekana wana ile ari ya kuwa tayari kufanya mabadiliko, lakini hata wenyewe wakipata madaraka hawajui walifanyalo. In short they want to do something but they do not know how to do. Everybody from the president to the minister and village managers have no common policy. Infact we as citizens pay taxes to pay presidents and his cabinet's expenses.

    Fkiria mji maarufu wa Tanzania, Dar, above 80% ya watu hunywa maji machafu; sewerage haileweka itakuwa ndiyo Tabora? This Dar is an International City (in our Standard); but really is painful to think considering money wasted!
     
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    ....lakini ukweli uzembe TZ sio serikali tuu na lazima tukubali serikali haiwezi kufanya kila kitu,sehemu kama mlimani kuna kipindi walikuwa hawana maji na mpaka vyoo vilikuwa vinajaa na hallways zilikuwa zinanuka ile mbaya kwa mikojo na vyoo vichafu na wengi walikuwa wanaingia class bila hata kuoga,sasa na engineers wote wale na smart yote iliyojazana pale walishindwa kweli kuja na financing & technical ya kujisaidia mpaka wasubiri serikali kuu? angalia mfano wa shule ya pugu na wanafunzi zaidi ya 1000 na big community around hawana maji wala vyoo for almost 30yrs na wote wanatumia pesa kununua maji kwa ndoo kila siku,hivi wanashindwa kweli kujisaidia kuchangishana na kuomba misaada kujitengenezea kisima cha kisasa na kuweka pump & pipes zakusambaza maji at last vyooni na jikoni na kwa walimu wao...kweli huu upuuzi na uzembe wa kutofikiria sometimes ndio unaleta hali ngumu ya maisha kumbe simple solutions zinaweza kuondoa kero kama hizo,kama tunatoa michango ya harusi why hakuna kujisaidia kwa vitu kama maji maana kuipigia kelele serikali sometimes inaumiza zaidi.
     
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