Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

24 November 2012

Tanzania: China Offers Laptops to Dar es Salaam Police

POLICE Bureau of Changzhou City in China has donated ten laptops worth 15m/- to Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police to facilitate activities by the force to combat crime.

Speaking at a brief hand over ceremony held in Dar es Salaam, on behalf of Changzhou mayor, Mr Shang Jian Rong, the Urafiki Textile new Manager, Mr David Wubin, said the donation demonstrated good relations between the two cities of Dar es Salaam and Changzhou.

"Not long ago, through Tanzania-China Friendship Textile Company the government of Changzhou City invited Commander Suleiman Kova and Mr Kahatano to pay a visit to the sister city of Dar es Salaam in order to strengthen relations between the two cities," he said.

Mr Wubin said during the trip Commander Kova established great friendship with Mr Rong who is the deputy mayor of Changzhou. For his part, Mr Kova, thanked the Changzhou city for the donation and that the visit provided him with great opportunity of exchanging experiences.

"We found out a lot of new technology which could be helpful to control the traffic jam, crime, security cameras of the whole city and so on," explained Mr Kova during the press conference. The donation follows a successful trip of Commander Kova and the Dar es Salaam Chief of Traffic officers, Mr Johnson Kahatano to the government of Changzhou city in China.

Meanwhile, Dar es Salaam Special Zone have arrested 30 suspects facing different charges. Among the suspects are Peter Godfrey, 30, Umagaunga, 30, Amina Saleh, 30, Nicholous Dismas, 30, and Hamis Hassan, 32, accused of robbery, car jacking and motorcycle stealing.

The RPC urged the public to collaborate with the police especially during the forthcoming end-of-the year festival season to help curb crimes.

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