We Want Restricted Areas Free of Houses - Minister

By Henry Mwangonde

Dar es Salaam — The government has ordered the demolition of all houses built in restricted areas.

These include structures put up in open spaces and flood prone areas, the minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (Labour, Employment, Youth and People with Disabilities), Ms Jenista Mhagama, said yesterday.

She said building in restricted areas contributed to the recurrence of floods causing destruction in the city.

"The government has already issued directives that anyone putting up a building in a restricted area must be made to vacate. Why do you hesitate taking appropriate action?" the minister queried.

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