Riots in Mtwara
The Ugly Protests in Mtwara that left one dead, houses damaged, police kidnapped and property destroyed and the rest of us Tanzanians quite saddened by the situation including the president who was broadcasted late wednesday saying "Natural resources, regardless of the region where they are found, are the property of all Tanzanians,''
Tanzanian Police already arrested 90 people and now claim the town is calmer and under control.
Ever since the discovery of natural gas in the region the areas has been in constant turmoil in protest of planned construction of Gas Pipeline , residents of Mtwara fear that they might not benefit from 'their' Gas and want their needs met beforehand.
Reports Say Buses have been prevented from traveling to Mtwara and the damages due to riots amount to 1.5 Billion Tshs,and the town is not safe this time around, roads are blocked and car tires being burned,a house owned by a member of parliament was set on fire, and some government buildings were damaged others burned. .
But Different People Have different Views on the Mtwara Situation, some expressed their thoughts on Twitter, Read Them Below
BBC News - Tanzania riots over cashew nut payments m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-afr… #mtwara
— Peter Bofin (@SwahiliStreet) April 24, 2013
??? RT “@andreacordes: What happened in #Mtwara? German Foreign Ministry has issued a security warning for Tanzania!!”
— Irenei Kiria(@Irenei2011) May 22, 2013
And again I ask..apart from the natural.disasters department under the PM's office do we have any conflict managers/resolvers?#Mtwara
— CAROL NDOSI (@CarolNdosi) May 22, 2013
@mwanshemeleActually in power system master plan power plant was to be built in #Mtwara and I warned them in 2012 when they changed plan
— Zitto Zuberi Kabwe (@zittokabwe) January 21, 2013