Tanzania's Grand Plan to 'House' Prisons

By Nasongelya Kilyinga

Dodoma — The government has picked a Chinese firm, Poly Technologies, to construct at least 9,500 housing units at all prisons in the country.

This clarification from the government follows a basic question that was initially asked in the National Assembly on Friday but was not well responded to by the then Minister for Home Affairs, Charles Kitwanga, whose appointment has since been revoked by President John Magufuli. Mr Kitwanga lost his job after he entered the chambers under the influence of alcohol.

Ms Minja had demanded to know the government's plans to curb housing shortage for the country's security forces, especially the Prisons and Police. The lawmaker had expressed her concern that for many years now, "these crucial institutions in the country's security arrangement have faced serious housing shortage".

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