TEF consoles Kilosa flood victims

MOROGORO: THE Tanzania Editors’ Forum (TEF) handed over humanitarian aid to flood victims in Kilosa District, Morogoro Region.

The aid, which included food and clothes for children and adults, was handed over to Kilosa District Commissioner, Shaka Hamdu Shaka, by the Forum Executive Committee Member Jane Mihanji on behalf of TEF Chairman Deodatus Balile.

Ms Mihanji said that besides informing, educating, and entertaining the public, they also have the responsibility of helping people affected by various natural disasters. That is why they decided to donate money to assist the flood victims.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Mr Adam Malima, the DC expressed gratitude to TEF for their commitment to help the victims.

The DC further requested that TEF continues to foster its close relationship with the government while guaranteeing to the editors that the help will reach the recipients as planned.

Shaka stated that the Kilosa District community expresses deep gratitude to TEF and its partners for their joint efforts in consoling the victims.

“Sharing is caring, as the significant benefits of charitable giving consistently demonstrate,” he said.

TEF is a non-profit organisation formed by voluntary members from among editors, media leaders, senior journalists and journalism trainers from the Tanzania media fraternity.

During the event, TEF Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anita Mendoza, Members of the Executive Committee Jane Mihanji and Rashid Mtagaluka represented TEF.

Tanzania has been experiencing enhanced rains since the end of October, with alarming levels of rainfall as a result of El NiƱo conditions and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) which were present in the Pacific and Indian Ocean respectively.

The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) indicated that the rains were expected to peak in October and continue into this month.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) predicted heavy rainfall (greater than 200mm) expected in parts of central Tanzania between 5 to 12th December.

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