Wild-fires, agriculture, house construction and animal husbandry threatening water sources

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Uluguru Mountains (Tanzania)

Tanzania: Human Activities Destroy Uluguru Mountain Water Sources

Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

 

ULUGURU Mountain ranges provide perhaps one of the best sceneries that Tanzania is endowed with and the beauty of the near Morogoro Municipality proves the splendor the nation can be proud of.

View over Mbuyni Farm in early evening, looking toward the Uluguru Mountains. - http://kimango.com/wordpress2014/wp-content/uploads/Mbuyuni-Farm-3-s.jpg
View over Mbuyni Farm in early evening, looking toward the Uluguru Mountains. – http://kimango.com/wordpress2014/wp-content/uploads/Mbuyuni-Farm-3-s.jpg

Apart from historical caves found in the mountain ranges that the natives used as hiding locations during war, the settings also cater for water sources for consumers in Morogoro Town and beyond.

Morogoro, Tanzania: Arc hotel and the Uluguru Mountains - http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/23/67/f7/arc-hotel-and-the-uluguru.jpg
Morogoro, Tanzania: Arc hotel and the Uluguru Mountains – http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/23/67/f7/arc-hotel-and-the-uluguru.jpg

However, destructive human activities undertaken in close proximity to the water sources on the slopes of the Uluguru Mountains threaten sustainability of the supply at the same time undermining efforts by the government to meet its objectives on improvement of water services.

The Uduzungwa and the Uluguru Mountains - http://www.kili-worldborn-safaris.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Udzungwa-NEW_resize.jpg
The Uduzungwa and the Uluguru Mountains – http://www.kili-worldborn-safaris.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Udzungwa-NEW_resize.jpg

During interview with ‘the Daily News’ in Morogoro recently, the Managing Director of Morogoro Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (MORUWASA) Eng Nicholaus Angumbwike named wild-fires, agricultural activities, house construction and animal husbandry as major activities posing serious threat to the ‘survival’ of water sources.

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