19 January 2014

Tanzania: Kalambo Council to Utilise Kasanga Fish Market

Sumbawanga — THE newly established Kalambo District Council in Rukwa region has set plans to ensure that fishermen in Lake Tanganyika utilize fully the modern fish market located at Kasanga area.

The modern fish market constructed at a cost of over 802m/- was officially opened by the Vice President , Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal three year ago while on a working tour in Rukwa Region.

The construction of the fish market was jointly funded by the European Union (EU), farmers, a non - governmental organization (MVIWATA) and the Kalambo District Council.

The market has since then remained underutilized due to some technical faults including the cold room. According to Kalambo District Council Director, Mr Philbert Ngaponda more than 1.3bn/- is urgently needed to rehabilitate the market.

Mr Ngaponda listed the challenges that most fishermen from Kalambo and Nkasi Districts face, including lack of reliable market.

On his part, the Kalambo District Council Fisheries Officer Mr Godfrey Makoki said that there were plans to ensure that natural resources in Lake Tanganyika are well protected and conserved.

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