The RC said it is better for all beggars to go to the right place that deals with social welfare. They should not disturb other members of the community on the streets.
He said that the presence of big numbers of beggars is also a challenging situation in terms of security in Dar es Salaam. “I have discovered that 80 per cent of beggars come into the city on their own fares.
So, I urge them to use their own fares to go back to their home places before an operation that will see them under arrest begins next Monday,” Makonda told reporters yesterday.At the same occasion the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Simon Sirro, urged the chairpersons of local government to cooperate with the Police Force to arrest all beggars in their areas before next Monday.
“Do not wait for the police only to conduct this operation as it has been ordered by the RC. We have to cooperate to promote defence and security in order to keep the city free from crimes,” said Sirro.
Mr Makonda, who is also the chairman of the regional defence and security committee has urged the owners of highrise buildings that do not have parking space to see him at his office on Monday for either paying fines or build parking lots immediately. The other option is to demolish their buildings.
“We want the city that has a good arrangement. Flat owners are aware that parking space is necessary but I wonder why they continue building without considering areas for parking,” he said.