Thursday, April 2, 2009

Revealed; Tanzania’s areas of vast wealth

The article reveled all the facts that is, it is true Tanzania is wealth in term of top five metal out of eleven provable minerals, the five key minerals which produced in term of millions of tones in Tanzania are Gold, Nickel, Diamonds, Copper and Ion, its hardly to believe but this is realty in Tanzania where 38 million plus population live in object poverty below a dollar per day while 89 percent the total population survive on a single meal per day, this article is very important for the communities of this country because it make people understood the facts and educate them to be aware of the richness of the natural resource available in the country and find the solution and reason on why big population of citizens of Tanzania still swimming in the deep see of poverty.
Apart from minerals richness also Tanzania has many area of vast wealth which including forestry fisheries and wildlife resources, the uniqueness of our protected areas with plenty of different species of animals, the beautifulness and peacefulness of the mountain Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti pain Ngorongoro crater and The great Selous game reserve all this attracting the massive tourist and tourist agents. Through entrance fees hunting and photographic tourism, sale of wildlife tourisms industry all this are present significant monitory value.
Another is fisheries, fisheries representing a significant source of revenue and foreign exchange and sustain livelihood in term of food security, employment and income for poor people. the county is loaded in the water bodies both marine and fresh water The fisheries industries produce the millions of tones of the fish, Tanzania fresh water fishery over the last ten years has increased from 294 to more than 300,000 tones in 2003.and the large part of it and its products were transported outside the country and again this is monetary value.
Forestry, there a lots of large forest reserves with different species of valuable trees in Tanzania, and forestry industry produce a lots of tones of timber and its products again part of it sale outside the country, once for instance look at charcoal alone, where varied but not very big variation estimates exist for production and consumption. Once estimate indicate that the charcoal industry in 2002 have utilized 624,500ha of woodland, provide 43.7 millions of charcoal to 6.8millon, most urban consumer. The annual value of this charcoal trade was 4.8million USD.
But so far the data shows that forestry, fisheries and wildlife contribute very less under expectations to the national economic growth.
The usefully solution of this problem is that needed for seriously changes toward good and strong governance as well as transparent and democratic government, individual participations on management of natural resources, benefit share with local communities to improve the livelihood of the people in communities.
The keystone who responsible for actions are individual person, community, civil society organization and committed government for the country.
The civil society organization should participate in and influence decision making and governance for more sustainable and equitable management of natural resource especially wildlife forestry and fisheries.
Therefore the individual person should be change to be the change want to see for the good of the country.

Nginyi Kimaai

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