- Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:40
- Written by LUDOVICK KAZOKA
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THE DAR ES SALAAM Regional Commissioner, Mr Saidi Meck Sadiki, has advised city residents living in valleys to heed to weather forecasts and vacate the areas to avoid adverse effects to be caused by expected heavy rains.
Mr Sadiki said in Dar es Salaam that they are waiting for a court ruling to decide on the action to take, saying that residents had filed a petition in court to oppose the government plans to relocate them to safer areas.
The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) recently announced forecasts that the country should brace for El Nino rains between October and December, due to an increase in ocean temperatures in the tropical zone of the Pacific Ocean and off the
coast of East Africa.
Mr Sadiki was speaking after receiving an assortment of goods donated by Serengeti Freight Forwarders Limited for flood victims. The company mobilized Tanzanians based in the United Kingdom to contribute different goods to help the victims. Dar es Salaam residents living in valleys were adversely affected by heavy rains pounded last year.
The government later shifted the residents to Mabwe Pande area in Kinondoni municipality. Mr Sadiki hailed the company for the donation and challenged all Tanzanians in the Diaspora to cultivate the habit of helping those in need back home.
“Tanzanians in the Diaspora should cultivate the habit of helping different sectors to speed up national development,” he said.
The company’s director, Mr Chris Lukosi, said his company would keep on helping in different areas and also pledged to help transport into the country donated goods from the UK. “Since charity begins at home we mobilized the contributions and transported the consignment on our own charges,” he said.