The challenge has affected Dar es Salaam’s suburbs like Mbagala and Buguruni, a situation that puts city dwellers at risk of water-borne diseases such as cholera, which claimed more than 100 lives in the city since last August.
Dar es Salaam’s Regional Commissioner Meck Sadick said: “Clean environment is an important issue that needs to be taken seriously by city dwellers, because it’s not a one-man show.
It’s the responsibility of all the people irrespective their socio-economic status.” RC Sadick, who yesterday took part in end-oo-month cleaning exercise in Kariakoo, said: “Let the people change their mindsets and embrace cleaning their surroundings as their routine task.
The issue of lack of working tools shouldn’t be an excuse for people to dodge fulfilling their responsibility.”
Last year, President John Magufuli cancelled Uhuru Day celebrations and instead ordered people across the country to spend the day on environmental cleanliness. The event has since been held at the end of each month.