IRINGA: IRINGA Regional Commissioner Halima Dengego has led a delegation of some of the area business people to visit, console and donate food items worth 42m/- to flood victims in Hanang.
In her speech to the victims, she noted that Tanzanians were all touched to their plight, and there was no way Iringa Region could fail to extend alms in form of maize, flour, rice and bedsheets among others to them.
“It was painstaking and we reached a conclusion to urgently donate also building poles worth 10m/- carried by 2 trailers all the way from Iringa and personally contributed by a businessman, Qwihaya,” she pointed out.
On his part while handing over the items including packets of salt, water buckets and coal ores for cooking, Leonard Mahenda Qwihaya, Director and Chairman of Qwihaya-company that deals with electric poles supply locally, added that the support is in line with his firm plough back to the community, especially when a disaster strikes fellow Tanzanians.
“In our Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) we support the villagers to address challenges in their midst. And as a member of National Electoral Commission, CCM has the spirit of coming to the rescue of citizens once a disaster strikes, ” he said.
Mr Qwihaya further said that the building timbers will support the people to build urgent and temporary houses instead of sleeping in the open spaces, while permanent solutions are being sought.
“People lost lives and property and it was a trying moment. It is time any person touched should help fellow Tanzanians,” he added.
He noted that as the government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan has reached to them with various support and consolation,it was necessary that they keep on trusting in the authority that is also mobilising local support from stakeholders to reach them.
In the entourage, the delegation visited the victims to have firsthand information of their plight and mobilise the public,especially the businesses community to assist.