Tanzanian Council Vows to Probe Demolition

By Louis Kolumbia

Dar es Salaam — Nearly two weeks after Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) embarked on the demolition of houses in undesignated areas along Morogoro Road, Ubungo Municipality wants to investigate the legality of the exercise.

Several "illegal" structures in Ubungo District, mainly at Kiluvya and Mbezi Mwisho areas, have been partially or totally demolished.

Newly elected Ubungo Municipality mayor Boniface Jacob said yesterday that his office would form a probe into the operation, which has rendered many homeless. Addressing Mbezi and Kiluvya wards residents, Mr Jacob alleged that the operation aimed at sabotaging the Opposition. He accused Tanroads of undertaking the demolition to punish Ubungo residents for supporting the Opposition.

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