By Azania Post Reporter
Members of the East African Legislative Assembly touring the Dar es Salaam port were Wednesday assured that the port was secure with installed security facilities for monitoring.
The Port acting Manager Freddy Liundi told the lawmakers that already the Port has an installed Integrated Security System (ISS) in place involving a good number of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
Liundi said further that all the country’s security organs were working all the hours to ensure security at the port.
On the capacity of the port in terms of the amount of cargo destines for neighbouring countries, the members were informed that the amount has increased from 4.37 to 5.23tons of cargo between 2013 and 2017 which is equivalent to a 4.6 rise on average.
He said cargo served by for each individual country in the past five years has been increasing at the Dar es Salaam port.
The Dar port serves several countries including Zambia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
The team of legislators was led by Muhia Wanjiku who called on the Community partner states to work closely to ensure the region is connected by modern railways.