Saturday, June 11, 2011
Poverty stricken situation in Tanzania denies the basic rights of citizens.
Information is power and newspapers have become expensive commodities that is rarely affordable by most citizens in Tanzania. A daily newspaper sells at between Tshs. 500/- and Tshs. 700/- this is almost a half of a daily earning per person according to the statistics made available by the National Economic Statistics Bureau. The firm’s shows that, due to the prevailing poverty stricken situation in the country, most people still depend on 1 USD, an aspect that most citizens are not able to buy newspapers and instead relies on reading news stories which have been given the precedence on the front pages to quench their thirst. The photo above shows a group of people peeping their eyes through such news at a newspaper vending area whose owner has decided to hang them up for fear of being damaged by crook readers who never buys them.