Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kitabu - Sitasahau MV. Bukoba


SITASAHAU MV BUKOBA nikitabu kinachoelezea hali halisi ilivyokuwa ndani ya meli ya MV kabla na baada ya ajali. Nyaisa Simango ni miongoni mwa abiria walionusurika katika ajali hiyo, Ameandika hiki Kitabu kuelezea hali halisi ilivyokuwa tangu mwanzo wa safari yake hadi meli hiyo ilipopinduka na kuzama. SASA KIPO MADUKANI.

VITABU HIVYO VINAPATIKANA MADUKA YAFUATAYO;
1. Novel Idea- City Centre na Slip way
2. Soma Book Cafe- Regent Estate
3. Mwenge Best book shop - Mwenge
4. Scholarstica book shop -- Mlimani city
5. Salamander book shop --- City centre
6. General book Seller -- City Centre
7. Dar es salaam Printers -- City centre
8. DUP -- University of Dar es salaam

Arusha
Kase store

Moshi
Mwenge best book shop

Tarime/ Musoma
Gimunta Champion Traders Ltd

Iringa
Tanzania Literature Centre
Hiyo ajali ilikuwa ni mbaya na ni kweli ilisababishwa na uchu wa pesa! Ile meli ilijazwa vibaya mno na watu na mizigo (Overcapacity)! Kusoma habari za ajali ya meli MV Bukoba kilichotokea mwaka 1996 BOFYA HAPA:
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Tanzania Ferry Capsizes; Hundreds Die

May 22, 1996 From Washington Post
BUJUMBURA, Burundi — A Tanzanian ferry crammed with passengers--many of them teenagers returning home from school--capsized in Lake Victoria early Tuesday, and reports from the scene said hundreds of people drowned.

Witnesses and survivors, in accounts relayed by news agencies and Tanzanian radio, reported that many of the estimated 600 passengers were trapped under the ferry after it capsized just off the port town of Mwanza, on the southern shore of Lake Victoria 600 miles northwest of Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital.

Confusion surrounded rescue operations, and it was uncertain how many aboard died. But even in the confusion it was clear that large numbers of people--probably more than 400--drowned.
Mass transportation accidents are common in sub-Saharan Africa. Ferries and buses--often long past their years of peak function--are frequently overcrowded and poorly maintained.

There were suggestions that both factors contributed to Tuesday's accident. But government officials said the vessel had recently been deemed fit for service.

The steamship was near the end of a 110-mile, regularly scheduled trip to Mwanza from Bukoba, on the lake's western shore, just south of the Tanzanian border with Uganda. Tanzanian radio and witnesses reported more than 600 passengers packed the craft even though government officials said it was supposed to hold only 441 people.

Some witnesses said in broadcast reports that the vessel did not have an organized ticket-taking procedure, making a precise accounting of those aboard extremely difficult.

Details of the accident and the number of those killed remained unclear in the often-conflicting accounts. But as the overwhelming scale of the catastrophe became known, Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa declared a three-day period of mourning to mark what he called "a national tragedy."

Tanzanian radio reported that the accident occurred when the steamship, the MV Bukoba, struck a rock and sank about 6 a.m.

The radio reported that only 40 people survived the accident. But spokesmen for the state railway company that owned and operated the ferry contended that more than 100 passengers were rescued by boats dispatched to the scene with rescue workers.

Many of the passengers were believed to have been teenage Tanzanian students heading home at the end of the spring term. It was not clear where they were attending school, but Tanzanians frequently travel to Uganda for secondary and higher education.

Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, covering 27,000 square miles, is the second-largest freshwater lake in the world, after Lake Superior.

Mwanza is a major port, from which much of Tanzania's cotton, tea and coffee are exported.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hiyo ajali ilikuwa mbaya sana. Nadhani iko katika record books za dunia. Watu walikufa kwa ajili ya uzembe!

Markus Mpangala said...

Nimekisoma kitabu hiki hakika siyo cha kukikosa kabisa. Ni mengi hayakusemwa lakini NAISA SIMANGO ameelza kwa kirefu.
Kwanza ukianza utangulizi unakutana na maelezo ya Prof Othman, ni tunu iliyoje. nampongeza sana Simango, mimi nimekisoma na tayari nimehifadhi katika maktaba yangu ya kijijini nyasa Lundu. MSIKOSE KUKISOMA HIKI

Anonymous said...

Kwelii ilikuwa ajali mbaya. Je, serikali walichukua hatua gani dhidi ya wale washamba waliosbabisha meli kuzama?

Anonymous said...

Huyo mwarabu wa Al-Qaeda aliyefia kwenye hiyo meli alikuwa anafanya nini Tanzania na hasa Bukoba?