Lake Rukwa to undergo thorough research activities
The Tanzania Fisheries Research
Institute (TAFIRI) will be given money which will enable it carry various
economic research activities on marine creatures which are endowed in Lake
Rukwa so that people might be benefited, the parliament has been informed. The
deputy minister of Livestock and fisheries Abdallah Ulega said in parliament early
this week when he was responding to the question earlier raised by Songwe
legislator Phillip Mulugo who wanted to know strategies laid down by the
government on researching the Lake which has become beneficial to the people so
as to enable it have enough fish. He said sometimes the Lake is closed
temporarily and no fishing activities is allowed any more so as to increase
breeding and have more fish, but the situation remains as it is and in view of
this, the legislator wanted to hear from the government’s directives.
Former Education Minister Phillip Mulugo
deputy minister Ulega said that the government has set aside a certain sum of
money to help the research institute to look at the biodiversity of the lake
and see how it can help people who have surrounded it. He said the money will
be used in different purposes including looking at the capacity of the fish and
those types needed to be fished out. Towards the end of last year, it was
reported in the media that regional leaders had suspended the fishing
activities in the lake with a common purpose that targeted to increase its
breeding. The Rukwa Regional Commissioner Joachim Wangabo was reported as
saying that, “he had decided to suspend fishing activities until health experts
could ascertain the health environment condition and the outbreak of the
epidemics such as cholera in fishing camps which are surrounding the lakes and
the region as a whole. He noted that there are certain effects which are found
in these fishing camps that can affect fish consumers and added that, those who
carry fishing activities in the lake should stop doing so with immediate
I won the second prize in policy category of the African Information society Initiative ( AISI) awards 2004 which is annually organized by the United Nations- Economic Commission for Africa ( UNECA) based in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. On the first photo above standing with other awardees after the Ceremony at the National Settlers monument in Grahamstown, South Africa.This was during the 8th Highway Africa Conference.The second photo shows the cross section of Jounalists from different African countries who attended the ceremony.
I also won the AISI-GKP/SDC Media Award special reporting on WSIS process and Africa, and conferred with the award in Tunis, Tunisia during WSIS summit in 2005. See the photo above.
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