Informal Workers Behind Changing City Face

By Tasneem Hassanali

Dar es Salaam — In recent years, Tanzania has observed a remarkable growth in the construction sector.

There is, for instance, massive construction going on in the city of Dar es Salaam. The sector here is booming with new houses, multi-storey buildings, roads and bridges, thus creating an inflow of investment by the government and other international players on infrastructure development.

In the wake of 'industrial revolution' and making Dar es Salaam a global city, the informal sector, specifically the informal construction workers have been disregarded in dialogues.