Prime Minister awards 1m/- to a fisherman for heroic act during rescue mission

A fisherman in Bukoba Municipality has been awarded 1m/- by the Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa for his heroic act in Sunday’s plane crash that saved the lives of 24 people aboard Precision Air.

The young man, Majaliwa Jackson received the money from Kagera Regional Commissioner, Albert Chalamila on Monday during the public funeral ceremony held at Kaitaba Stadium in Kagera region.

Speaking during the ceremony, the RC said apart from the money awarded by the Prime Minister, authorities in Bukoba region will also award the teenager for his efforts.

Moreover, Mr Chalamila asked the Prime Minister to allocate funds to the region to help train rescue skills to fishermen.

“I would like to request that the region be given money from the disaster funds, so as to enable the fishermen to get rescue training,” he said.

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