No go zone roads named as Bush jets in Dar today


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No go zone roads named as Bush jets in Dar today

Muslim demonstrators burn a US flag during anti-Bush demonstration in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
By The Citizen Team

Three major roads in Dar es Salaam will remain close from the public between today and Tuesday nest week to give way for traffic flow during US President George W. Bush�s visit.

He is expected to jet into the this evening to start a historical visit, amid tight security in Dar es Salaam as well as all other places where he is scheduled to tour.

This afternoon, roads starting from junctions of Nyerere, Gerezani and Sokoine will be closed.

Other roads to be closed tomorrow include Sokoine, Luthuli, Ocean Road, Kivukoni, Gerezani, and Nyerere Road up to Kawawa. Uhuru Road up to Old Bagamoyo will only be closed in the morning.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Special Police Commander Alfred Tibaigana said Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Ocean Road, Luthuli and Sokoine roads will be closed in the afternoon throughout Bush's visit in the city.

Tibaigana said on Monday February 18, Sokoine, Ohio, Kivukoni, Gerezani roads up to the junction of Nyerere Road will be closed throughout the day.

On Tuesday the Sokoine, Ohio, Kivukoni, Gerezani and Nyerere roads will be closed in the morning, he said advising city residents to use alternative routes to avoid delays.

Kigamboni residents who use ferry to travel across the ocean into the city to be careful as the Kivukoni road leading to the city centre will be closed.

Public servants like those at the High court, Court of Appeal, ministry of Foreign Affairs will be directed later on which routes to use as they go to work, said Tibaigana.

President Bush whose presidency ends at the end of this year, is expected to spend more days in Tanzania than any other African countries he is scheduled to visit.

He will spend four days visiting various development projects sponsored mainly by US through the Millennium Challenge Account as well as touring the world's famous national parks located in Ngorongoro.

Bush becomes the first US president to spend more days not only in Tanzania, but also in Africa.

Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday the State House director of communication Salva Rweyemamu said President Bush is coming in the country for various
 

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