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Saturday, June 25, 2011

ROAD TO ULYANKULU SETTLEMENT, TABORA



Field Unit Ulyankulu- Tabora Field Officer Mr Belai Ghebre-egzabiher (left) and Associate Programme Officer, Ms Annette Kazungu at the Tabora Girls Secondary School where the UNHCR has built staff quarters, classrooms for visibly impaired students, dormitories and a water pump.



 Newly constructed classrooms that are user friendly to children with various disabilities at the Tabora Girld Secondary School. UNHCR has built the classrooms with the hope that newly naturalised refugees that will be intgerated will have the opportunity of being enrolled.



Tabora Girls School corridor insists that students school speak. The school hasn't received any form of maintenance for decades and in tatters despite providing education for some top government officials. Much as the UNHCR is rehabilitating it, the government could play a bigger role.



Hamis Jonas, a resident of Mkindu Village in the Ulyankulu Old Settlement talks to journalists about his unwillings to be shifted out of Tabora as part of the integrated process for newly naturalised Tanzanians who were former Burundian refugees. Many complained that the amount (300,000/- per head) for relocation is too small. They however have nothing against the integration process.



Associate Programme Officer, Ms Annette Kazungu attentively listens to mzee Elmas Ntundue, a blind and feeble resident of one of the villages of the Ulyankulu Settlement in Tabora. Vulnerable families will be given special consideration during the integration process.




Tobacco farmer, Bisman Nfitie displays to visiting journalists (not in the picture) Grade A tobacco leaves. Bisman like many former Burundian refugees would like to remain in Tabora region and not be relocated to another region because tobacco farming is his only trade. In 2010, he earned 2.4m/- from his trade.



UNHCR guest house, home to Field Unit Ulyankulu- Tabora Field Officer Mr Belai Ghebre-egzabiher



Field Unit Ulyankulu- Tabora Field Officer Mr Belai Ghebre-egzabiher was find enough to share this meal fit for kings and queens with the press mission that visited Tabora, Mpanda and Kasulu mid May this year.

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