Mwanza RC Makalla reopens bars closed by NEMC
- Makalla has urged bar owners and managers to strictly adhere to the regulations and guidelines provided by Nemc to avoid unnecessary penalties.
Mwanza. Newly appointed Mwanza regional commissioner Amos Makalla has ordered all bars that had been banned by Nemc due to noise pollution to reopen after he met the bar owners.
‘’I have received your letter. The government is a stakeholder in your business; we cooperate and depend on each other; when you cry out, the government must listen,’’ said Makalla.
As he addressed the problems presented to him by bar and hotel owners, Makalla suggested that Nemc should give the businessmen an audience to find out the best way to do business without affecting society, for the sake of saving jobs.
Amos Makalla also banned forceful arrests and seizure operations, saying the businessmen are not bandits and urging the officials to be realistic.
He also urged bar owners and managers to strictly adhere to the regulations and guidelines provided by Nemc to avoid unnecessary penalties.
Bar and club owners in Mwanza met with the Regional Commissioner of Mwanza, Amos Makalla, to address the issue concerning the recent action taken by the National Environment Management Council (Nemc) to suspend 89 bars in the cities of Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, and Dodoma as the crackdown on noise pollution began to bite.
The bars were found to play music above specified parameters and now face tough conditions if they want to resume operations.
Business owners of bars and hotels presenting the concerns and complaints of owners, managers, and employees of bars, clubs, entertainment venues, and hotels in Mwanza, said their contribution to the national economy should not be underestimated.
‘’We are a source of revenue and various development contributions, and we employ a large number of people and entertain both the elite and the uneducated. Said Mr. Richard Rongwet on behalf of the other businessmen.
Rongwet said the type of business that they run demands people’s engagement, which is why they conduct their business in community-based areas, including residential and other service areas.