Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Hotel za Kitalii Kuvunjwa Zanzibar?


Over 60 per cent of more than 200 tourists’ hotels in Zanzibar face demolition because they are built on the sea side, contrary to environmental regulations. A prompt survey by members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives identified massive violations of the regulations.

The lawmakers have since declared war on such premises. “This is unacceptable, all structures built on beaches contrary to the law should be demolished. The department of environment should make sure the order is implemented,” said Mr Hamza Hassan Juma, Chairperson of the House Committee on Environment.

Hamza and his team blamed the environment department and other responsible authorities for failing to make sure that investors abide by the laws, particularly at this time when the environment is a global issue. According to Mr Sheha Mjaja, Director of the Department of Environment, regulations require any project to conduct Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before taking off, and any structure should be built at least 30 metres and 10 metres from sandy and rocky beach respectively.

Mr Mjaja said that his department has identified over 60 per cent of the tourists projects in Zanzibar particularly tourist hotels, which have either not done any EIA at all or just ignored it. “Unfortunately we have not been serious in enforcing the law because of bureaucracy. This is a complex issue because it involves many public institutions and investors.

“We are planning to convene a meeting to involve investors, public institutions, and my department to discuss and find out the best way to solve the ongoing reckless construction of building at the beaches,” he noted. In addition to trade, and cloves production, Zanzibar relies on the booming tourism industry which contributes about 25 per cent to its GDP.


By ISSA YUSSUF
Tanzania
Daily News

4 comments:

q1 hotel said...

Some hotels offer kids programs that may include arts and crafts as well as sports activities. While swimming pools are common amenities at hotels, not all have spa facilities. Many hotels have brochure stands of popular tourist attractions in the area and will help guests plan day trips. Hotel amenities at many establishments located in a tourist area often include a shuttle bus to nearby attractions.

Anonymous said...

Haya ndiyo matatizo ya jamii iliyobobea kwa rushwa - kila mwenye uwezo anatoa ruhusa na maamuzi kabla ya kujali kama kuna chombo (kama kipo) kwa kutoa vibali na ruhusa za ujenzi.

Binafsi naunga moo wazo la kulinda mazingira, lakini swali la kujiuliza, serikali kama msimamizi mkuu wa masuala yote, ilikuwa wapi tangu maeneo yanauzwa, viwanja vinapimwa, hoteli zinajengwa, baada ya miaka zaidi ya kumi ndio akurupuke mtu aseme "ujenzi haukuwa halali, umekiuka taratibu" na bla bla bla nyingi.

Hao mnaotaka kuwavunjia mliwapa ruhusa za kujenga, kwa hivyo ama mjitayarishe kuwalipa fidia au mmezee tu na kuendeleza rushwa.

che guevara mwakanjuki said...

Yap! Rushwa ni sehemu ya tatizo katika hili. Aidha mfumo mzima wa ardhi na ugawaji wake ni kichecheo cha rushwa. Kuna ZIPA na kuna Idara ya ardhi, awali wakati wa ujenzi wa hoteli nyingi kulikuwa na Kamisheni ya Ardhi na Mazingira(KAM)hawa kwa kiasi fulani walizembea ama kushinikizwa na rushwa ama uwezo mkubwa wa ZIPA katika masuala ya uwekezaji visiwani hapa.

Serikali za Majimbo kwa upande mwingine zinawajibika moja kwa moja na kadhia hii.

Sasa Idara ya Mazingira ikiwa imeteganishwa na Ardhi ndio wamekuja na hoja hii ya kuvunja hoteli hizo.

Sio rahisi kwa wenye hoteli hizo kujenga pasipo ruhusa toka kwenye vyombo husika. Migongano ya vyombo hivi ndio tatizo la ujenzi huo.

paulaustin said...

I like the hotel most which is built on the seashore. The location, environment and foods are unique. You can enjoy most compared to any other location. Keep posting such kind of things often.
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