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‘Umeme’ Campaign Addressing Critical Power Shortages in the Tanzania

ActionAid Tanzania in collaboration with the Agenda Participation 2000 (AP2000), Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC) and Tanga Youth Development Association (TAYODEA) are launching a campaign to address the critical lack of stable supply of electricity in the country.

The campaign will also include the holding of closed public meetings and open citizen for a in three major towns of Tanga (15th August), Kibaha (17th August), and Dar es Salaam (20th August). This will be followed by a presentation of a Citizens’ Charter to Parliament in Dodoma on 25th August. Israel Ilunde, Executive Director of Youth Partnership Countrywdie (YPC) says, “It is important for residents meet in the various towns to discuss power cuts and rationing because while villagers are fighting for power to get at least a light, urban dwellers are terrified and are crying for losing their business capitals and electronic equipments, poor performance of students, unstable factory productivity and decreasing of food in families even at the 50th anniversary of Tanganyika independence!”