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Slums in Tanzania

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Mekatilili, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Mekatilili

    Mekatilili JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania


    Population: 44 million

    Number of people in slums: 6.2 million

    Percentage of urban population in slums: 66%

    Partner organisation: Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI)




    Tanzania has the third highest slum growth rate in Africa, over 6% per year, and the sixth largest slum population. With over 6 million people living in slums, slum dwellers make up more than two-thirds of its urban population. Other UN reports estimate that in fact 92% of Tanzania's urban population live in slum conditions – more than 11 million people – which would make it the third largest slum population in Africa.
    In recent years, the government has carried out numerous evictions, leaving tens of thousands of poor households without shelter, water and sanitation, and often livelihoods.

    People living in Tanzania's slums often lack secure tenure, clean water and basic services, and the rapid growth of slums has seen water and sanitation coverage regress in many areas. Pit latrines, the most common form of sanitation, are poorly constructed and often collapse during the rainy season. Health is a common problem: according to the World Health Organisation, 6% of Tanzanian adults live with HIV/AIDS, increasing to 11% in urban areas. Antiretroviral drugs are often unavailable and unaffordable for the poorest, who also suffer from significant stigma and discrimination, as HIV/AIDS remains a taboo subject. The HIV/AIDS pandemic presents unique challenges in slum communities, notably due to the speed of transmission and unsanitary conditions, resulting in low health levels and severe poverty.

    Slums and urban poverty in Tanzania - Homeless International
     
  2. Mekatilili

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    Many Tanzanians on this forum have a habit of bringing up the issue of slums in East Africa and Kenya in particular but it is obvious they have no idea that Tanzania has the largest urban slum population in East Africa! Instead of focusing on resolving your issues, the number one priority has been to advertise Kibera which only has 170,000 residents on the other hand 60% of daresalaam's >3 million residents live in slums. Nyani ......kundule!

    This are the facts!
     
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    This second report is from MIT links below:


    2.2. Profile of Low-income Residents
    Informal housing settlements provide shelter to the majority of the urban poor in Tanzania and approximately 70 percent of the total population of Dar es Salaam lives in such areas; in other major towns this figure is approximately 60 percent. Many of the settlements stem from past rapid rural to urban migration starting after independence in 1961. Up to about 75 percent of the residents of these areas are unemployed or under-employed. The main source of income for the latter group is through informal activities and micro-enterprise. Life expectancy is low, between 44-46 years, and infant mortality is high at about 97 deaths per 1000 live births. In some communities the proportion of women-headed households (households where women are the sole bread-winners) is as high as 25 percent.In a study of three unplanned settlements in Dar es Salaam, it was found that 79 percent of respondents were born outside the city, 68 percent were tenants, 88 percent of those who had access to land were occupying land that had not been surveyed, and 46 percent considered themselves poor or very poor. Between 1992 and 2000, employment in Dar es Salaam as a whole declined from 64 percent to 42 percent and self-employment rose from 29 percent to 43 percent. Poverty for those in self-employment rose from 29 percent to 38 percent over the same period.

    Tanzania Country Assessment Report
     
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    Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi and second largest in Africa to show its importance, it has a special Wikipedia page....

     
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    Na huu ni mwanzo tu, kwani kitendo cha serikali kuendelea kuachia suala la makazi litawaliwe na nguvu za soko....with the house sector based on profit making, haitachukua miaka mingi sana kwa jiji la dar-es-salaam kugeuka kuwa a city of 'pavement dwellers'.
     
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    Flying toilets...:A S-coffee:

     
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    Compare that with 2 million residents of Dar es Salaam and 60 -92% of Tanzania's population..Nyani haoni kundule rafiki!:shock::shock:
     
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    Tanzania has the third highest slum growth rate in Africa, over 6% per year, and the sixth largest slum population. With over 6 million people living in slums, slum dwellers make up more than two-thirds of its urban population. Other UN reports estimate that in fact 92% of Tanzania’s urban population live in slum conditions – more than 11 million people – which would make it the third largest slum population in Africa.:A S 465::A S 465::A S 465::A S 465: In recent years, the government has carried out numerous evictions, leaving tens of thousands of poor households without shelter, water and sanitation, and often livelihoods.
    People living in Tanzania’s slums often lack secure tenure, clean water and basic services, and the rapid growth of slums has seen water and sanitation coverage regress in many areas. Pit latrines, the most common form of sanitation, are poorly constructed and often collapse during the rainy season. Health is a common problem: according to the World Health Organisation, 6% of Tanzanian adults live with HIV/AIDS, increasing to 11% in urban areas. Antiretroviral drugs are often unavailable and unaffordable for the poorest, who also suffer from significant stigma and discrimination, as HIV/AIDS remains a taboo subject. The HIV/AIDS pandemic presents unique challenges in slum communities, notably due to the speed of transmission and unsanitary conditions, resulting in low health levels and severe poverty.
     
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    Sorry to bust your bubble...


    In Dar, people build good (real) houses without following the city master plan, mainly because of corrupt practices of officials at land ministry. However, this unplanned construction is no where near to the magnitude of your proper slums in Kenya....


    Kibera and Mathare are known world wide...

    Largest slums in Nairobi:

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    YES! I agree those are the pictures of KIBERA IN NAIROBI that you uploaded! Let me present to you THE NEW KIBERA!!! :poa:poa:poa

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    The Kibera backs up to a golf course and condominiums; a daily reminder of the luxury's out side of the slums. by Chrissy Olson, on Flickr
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    4882013-New_flats_next_to_the_old_houses_Nairobi by findingnimo, on Flickr

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    _50920816_kibera_and_new_flats by findingnimo, on Flickr

    :A S 465::A S 465::A S 465:Does it hurt you that much bantugbro? At least we are doing something about our problems!! What about you?


    Tanzania has the third highest slum growth rate in Africa, over 6% per year, and the sixth largest slum population. With over 6 million people living in slums, slum dwellers make up more than two-thirds of its urban population. Other UN reports estimate that in fact 92% of Tanzania's urban population live in slum conditions – more than 11 million people – which would make it the third largest slum population in Africa.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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    [FONT=&quot].....[/FONT]:juggle:....!!!!![FONT=&quot]For sure Slums in Dar es Salaam City is a common phenomenon as the population keeps on increasing which lead to higher housing demand.The following are the supportive data: [/FONT]:A S 465:[FONT=&quot]Dar es Salaam has an area of 1,800 square kilometers with 1,350 of land mass and 450- square kilometer of water. About 75% of the urban area is unplanned and only 25% is planned. There are about 54 major unplanned areas. Out of 500,000 housing units, 400,000 of them or 80% are in the unplanned areas housing about 70% of the city population (Alphonce G. KYESSI and Sarah A. KYESSI, 2007).[/FONT]
     
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    HAHAHA So the next time these hacks bring up Kibera, remind them of those simple facts! To all other sane Tanzanians, I have mad respect for you! It is simple minded folks like bantugbro who choose to start fights instead of focusing on the issue at hand! He is typing away yet he ran away from Tanzania and is in South Africa developing elementary level applications like tuune ! (Brother you are a hack!) and flouting his basic level coding!
     
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    If you understood the article correctly, in Dar people construct good houses in unplanned areas...

    But, dwellings in Kibera and Mathare are not worthy to be called houses they are shacks....:A S-coffee:

    Btw, Tuune is old news it was Africa's first (in 2007) and i earn good $$$ on royalties...good for googling me though....:A S-coffee:
     
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    Tanzania has the third highest slum growth rate in Africa, over 6% per year, and the sixth largest slum population. With over 6 million people living in slums, slum dwellers make up more than two-thirds of its urban population. Other UN reports estimate that in fact 92% of Tanzania's urban population live in slum conditions – more than 11 million people – which would make it the third largest slum population in Africa.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] In recent years, the government has carried out numerous evictions, leaving tens of thousands of poor households without shelter, water and sanitation, and often livelihoods.
    People living in Tanzania's slums often lack secure tenure, clean water and basic services, and the rapid growth of slums has seen water and sanitation coverage regress in many areas. Pit latrines, the most common form of sanitation, are poorly constructed and often collapse during the rainy season. Health is a common problem: according to the World Health Organisation, 6% of Tanzanian adults live with HIV/AIDS, increasing to 11% in urban areas. Antiretroviral drugs are often unavailable and unaffordable for the poorest, who also suffer from significant stigma and discrimination, as HIV/AIDS remains a taboo subject. The HIV/AIDS pandemic presents unique challenges in slum communities, notably due to the speed of transmission and unsanitary conditions, resulting in low health levels and severe poverty.

    I am a coder too, we should work on a couple of projects BTW! I can steer you to success!
     
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    Stop this slum politicks, trolling will get you no where!
    PM/Email me your portfolio and see what we can do:A S-coffee:
     
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    or in proper English corrugated iron sheet shacks without toilets facilities...
     
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    Hello I guess you are stillin denial.

    Tanzania has the third highest slum growth rate in Africa, over 6% per year, and the sixth largest slum population. With over 6 million people living in slums, slum dwellers make up more than two-thirds of its urban population. Other UN reports estimate that in fact 92% of Tanzania's urban population live in slum conditions – more than 11 million people – which would make it the third largest slum population in Africa.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] In recent years, the government has carried out numerous evictions, leaving tens of thousands of poor households without shelter, water and sanitation, and often livelihoods.
    People living in Tanzania's slums often lack secure tenure, clean water and basic services, and the rapid growth of slums has seen water and sanitation coverage regress in many areas. Pit latrines, the most common form of sanitation, are poorly constructed and often collapse during the rainy season. Health is a common problem: according to the World Health Organisation, 6% of Tanzanian adults live with HIV/AIDS, increasing to 11% in urban areas. Antiretroviral drugs are often unavailable and unaffordable for the poorest, who also suffer from significant stigma and discrimination, as HIV/AIDS remains a taboo subject. The HIV/AIDS pandemic presents unique challenges in slum communities, notably due to the speed of transmission and unsanitary conditions, resulting in low health levels and severe poverty.
     
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    Duuu hii imeizidi hata manzese na mtogole.
     
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    hawa jamaa wa HI hawana uelewa wa human settlements.......hili nimeliongea sana hapa jf..... Tanzania hamna slums bali kuna unplanned settlements....... Slums ni kitu kingine kabisa ambacho ukitaka definition yake nenda kibera au mathare....
     
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    Ndugu!, tunaposema unplanned or informal, or slums settlements, hatumaanishi jambo lile yakuwa ni makao duni au tunataka kujificha nyuma ya maneno ndio tuonekane kustawi? hapo bantugbro ana sema kibera inajulikana duniani kote. Si ajabu kwa sababu pamoja kujulikana kisiasa, kiuchumi na kimaendeleo ni lazima pia zile sehemu duni katika nchi zionekane. Shida ni kwamba kukataa kwamba asilimia 62 ya watu wa tanzania wanaishi katika makao duni, ni ishara tosha hamjifahamu wala mnajikana wenyewe.
     
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