By Azania Post
MANY businesses have come to a standstill as rains wreak havoc in Dar es Salaam city and it’s environ.
Food venders operating in the central business district including Kinondoni, Ilala, Sinza and Mikocheni among others have failed to open their businesses due to heavy downpour.
“Several schools have temporarily closed and many office goers remains in office and cannot go out for lunch,” says Luaga Mwandumbya a food vendor.
He says a place where he resides around Kogogo area in Dar es Salaam has been flooded and he was now trying to drain water from his rented house.
The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda and the Lands and Settlement Minister William Lukuvi warned residents residing in flood prone areas to relocate.
“Families are losing their houses, properties being destroyed,” Mwandumbya said.
The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) said the heavy rains pounding in most parts of Tanzania is likely to continue.
It issued an alert today that an impending heavy downpour has led to overwhelming effects in many parts of the country beginning this week.
According to TMA, the rains that started on Friday 14 will pound several parts of Tanzania including the coastal regions of Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara.