New Master Plan Crucial for Turning Dar Into Sustainable City

By Hellen Nachilongo

Dar es Salaam — In the middle of Manzese, one of the densely populated areas of Dar es Salaam, there is a house that belongs to one, Mr Swai, a petty trader.

It is nearly four kilometres from the busy Morogoro Road.

About 20 years ago when he was constructing his three-bedroom house, it was easy for him to drive to his home.

Nonetheless, things have changed due to unplanned settlements.

Mr Swai (49) and his neighbours can no longer drive through the streets anymore. They have no option but to access their homes on foot.