By ANNE ROBI, 30th December 2011 @ 11:15, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 4358
THE government will not chase away flood victims sheltered in different camps in primary and secondary schools in Dar es Salaam when schools re-open by January 9, 2012.
The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Said Meck Sadick told a news conference in Dar es Salaam on Friday that the government is still planning on how to assist the victims.
“I want to assure the victims that the government will relocate them to different camps where they will be provided with necessary assistance while waiting to move to their new plots,” he said.
The move comes a few days after the government told the victims to leave the camps located in schools four days before the schools re-open. Some of the victims complained over the move, asking the government to relocate them to better places.
According to Mr Sadick, the government is carrying out an assessment on the plots in Mabwepande area set for the victims before being issued to them.
Meanwhile, Mr Sadick has called upon different organizations and institutions to join hands with other people to donate food and other necessity to flood victims.
He made the appeal after receiving two tones of rice worth 4.4m/- from the World Vision Tanzania as a donation to victims sheltered in different camps.
The RC said that more food was needed to assist the victims as they wait for the government to relocate them.
Meanwhile, the Senior Manager with the World Vision Tanzania, Mr Amithay Kuhanda said the donation will support the population displaced by floods, especially children and women. On the other hand, Mr Kuhanda said that the organization will carry out an assessment to donate more needs to the victims.
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