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Akiongea wakati wa hafla ya kukabidhi leseni za biashara kwa wamiliki wa bodaboda na bajaji zilizotolewa na Mamlaka ya Usimamizi wa Usafiri wa Nchi Kavu na Majini (SUMATRA), Mhe.Gama amesema suala la kuwa na leseni za biashara ni la kisheria na si hiyari. Mhe. Gama ambae pia ni mlezi wa chama cha wamiliki na madereva wa Bodaboda na Bajaji amesema serikali haitamtambua mtu kama mfanya biashara ya bodaboda asipozingatia matakwa ya kisheria ya kuwa mwanakikundi katika umoja huo.

 
 
PICHANI : Tomatoes Planted on one of the Bench Terraces in Mwanga District, Kilimanjaro( Picha na Shaban Pazi wa Ofisi ya Mkuu wa Mkoa)

The project is in response to the fact that despite its local and global significance, the Kilimanjaro ecosystem is experiencing extensive degradation and deforestation, driven by a set of complex interrelated factors, such as rapid population increase, land-use change, poor land-management practices, unsustainable harvesting of natural resources, declining commodity prices, and climate change. Its purpose is to provide local land-users and managers with the enabling environment (policy, financial, institutional, and capacity) necessary for the widespread adoption of sustainable land management practices, whose barriers include limited livelihood opportunities, and weak incentives for adoption of SLM.Consequently, some patches of forest and agricultural lands have almost crossed thresholds of irreversibility in the course of ecosystem degradation, making passive restoration to a presumed pre-disturbance condition impossible. Examples include completely deforested patches and serious erosion gullies. Such areas require some form of intervention to promote a favourable environment for the establishment of plants, and to increase soil protection.Progress on implementation of activities that will contribute to the project’s purpose is underway. On the administrative side, the project held a meeting for the Project Steering Committee (PSC) in October 2012. Amongst several decisions taken by the meeting, the one that stands out most is about speeding up project delivery.Such a decision was taken in light of the fact that despite having been under implementation for almost 2 years, there was nothing much to show on the ground.Delays that contributed

 
 
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to slow delivery included financial disbursements and limited allocation of time by the Regional Technical T (RTT) team and District Facilitation Teams (DFTs). A strategy to speed up delivery, which was adopted by the PSC, included improving on multi-tasking and timely signing off of milestones, besides expeditious disbursement of project funds by UNDP

Consequent upon such a decision, between October and December 2012, the Regional Technical Team (RTT) and District Facilitation Teams (DFTs) had planned to undertake 79 activities, i.e., those meant for July-September, and October-December simultaneously. Activities for July-September had not been carried out due to a delay in funding. Of the total activities, 37 were done, 22 partially done, and 19 not done yet.This implies that about 47% of the activities were carried out, and almost 28% were still underway. It must be noted that project performance was still below average, but when compared to the previous quarters, it was commendable considering that the achievement was within a space of 3 months only. When compared with previous achievements, between April and September 2012 for instance, only 12 activities out of 38 were undertaken, giving a progress of about 5% only.
Highlights of activities undertaken so far include commencement of a study on Fuel-efficient technologies whose objective is to design an energy improvement strategy for the Kilimanjaro Region whose implementation will lead to emissions reduction linked to a carbon-credit earning scheme, preferably through the UNDP MDG Carbon Initiative. The assignment is being undertaken by Camco Clean Energy, formerly known as Energy for Sustainable Development Africa (ESDA), a leading climate change and sustainable development company.It has a 20-year legacy and extensive experience throughout Africa, with offices located Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. The study will culminate with the formulation of a carbon finance project in line with UNDP MDG Carbon Finance. The intention is to provide appropriate energy solutions to institutions by pairing solar-powered water treatment plants with integrated biogas systems that convert appropriate organic waste into methane for cooking and fertilizer for gardening. The system will be linked to carbon-credits systems, through the UNDP MDG Carbon Facility.Other activities include implementation of soil and water conservation measures. For instance, Mwanga District has to date constructed almost 50% of the intended bench terraces. The target length of the terraces is 30.700.0 m, out of which 15,250.0 m has been accomplished.
Related to soil and water conservation is the rehabilitation of badly degraded areas. The first step for rehabilitation is the collection of baseline data against which performance of intervention measures will be compared. As such, the project is surveying, and mapping gullys. Currently, 2 of the 3 gullies that have been earmarked for rehabilitation by Moshi Municipality have been surveyed. Work is in progress on the third one. Gullies in the other districts will also be treated in the same manner.Besides the above-mentioned activities, the project is also promoting development of high value non-timber forest products (NTFP) and agribusiness, bee-keeping for example. To date, 150 bee-hives have been distributed to bee-keepers in Rombo, Same, and Siha. More hives are being procured, in addition to bee-keeping kits comprising bee-suits, smokers, gloves, and hats. They will not only be additions to the three districts, but will also be distributed to the remaining ones such as Mwanga, Moshi District Council, Moshi Municipal Council, and Hai.
In conclusion, we can comfortably state that the decision made at the PSC last October has begun bearing fruit. There is some progress underway in the implementation of activities. From here onwards, there is no looking back; project performance is definitely geared toward improvement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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