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Poor Simeon! What is left of him?
During the protocol signing ceremony for the establishment of the East African Customs Union some changes have taken place. One of these changes concerned the Road or Street which was known as Simeon Road/Street. It has now been renamed Barabara ya Africa Mashariki (East African Road).
The newly christened road was officially launched by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda together with other officials. This was good and fine.
But, my main concern here is that the name of Simeon has got a historical value of Arusha region and the indigenous Arusha people. Now it has been removed where will that name be placed?
May I call for the people concerned to recognize and see the importance of this name to be kept for the next generations.
Nyamwezi Street provides tourists with ‘spectacular view of Geneva of Africa’
We wonder whether our bosses in the Municipality are aware of the so-called Nyamwezi Street. This is undoubtedly the dirtiest street in the whole of Arusha. In that street neither environmental awareness nor hygiene rules are observed. Stagnant water gives out foul smell. It is impossible for pedestrians to walk without covering their noses.
The ladies and young boys who sell all sorts of fruits and vegetables occupy both sides of the street. These people are here until 9am leaving the street littered with rotten vegetables and fruits skins. They are allowed to return after 5pm and lay havoc until 8.30pm. Lorries loaded with sacks empty their wares early in the mornings and late at night.
The Municipal authority collects tax from them in the early hours of mornings and late afternoon thus legalizing their business. In this street fighting, thuggery and breach of the law are the order of the day.
In this street there is no single waste bin because the who street is a waste dump. "Keep Arusha Clean" slogan is a mockery to our City fathers.
May we ask the authority if there is any plan to make this street worthy to the Arushans? If so when will it be implemented?
Day in ,day out tourists flock Nyamwezi street to take movies and pictures of the Geneva of Africa.
Nyamwezi Street Resident
SMART LTD: We are genuine
This is in response to a letter published in your esteemed newspaper dated on 6th - 12th March, 2004.
We are a company "SMART LTD" which was incorporated on 10th May 2002. SMART is a leading holiday company having offices in Zanzibar, Arusha, Sultanate of Oman and affiliated offices in 89 countries worldwide.
We do invite the people of Arusha to come and attend an audio/video holiday presentation at our office premises which is located at Summit Center and at the end of the day after the presentation we do give one week free holiday (without air fares). Our esteemed clients have a choice of taking their one week free holiday in around 18 destinations to choose from in 5-Star luxury resorts.
We have already issued more than 500 holiday vouchers to the citizens of Arusha who have attended our presentation and we would like to inform everybody concerned to come to our office whenever they want to book their holidays and we will provide the holiday absolutely free of cost as promised.
We would again like to inform all the concerned citizens that we are coming up soon with a
5-Star holiday resort in Zanzibar whereby all our members will have added advantage of using all the facilities in the resort. We would also like to inform that our Zanzibar Office is open and providing services to all our clients.
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