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Construction of Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) Centre in Bukoba in the pipeline

Kagera Region authorities have praised the government for allocating 600m/- for construction of Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) Centre in Bukoba. Bukoba Urban Legislator (CCM), Mr Stephen Byabato, the Deputy Minister for Energy explained that 400m/- had already been disbursed.

“We are thankful to President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan for allocating the funds. For quite a long time Kagera residents lacked a centre of the Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) and this negatively affected many operations, including controlling fire accidents on time,” he said.

The Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) Centre in Bukoba will be constructed at Miembeni Ward in Bukoba Municipal Council. Additionally, the centre will accommodate offices, parking space for vehicles and a water-drawing point. The current Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) staffs have rented offices at the Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA).

The facility will further create employment opportunities in the area. The local economy in the area will be highly boosted by once the centre is operationalized.

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Importance of Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) Centre in Bukoba amidst fire outbreaks

A Senior Assistant Commissioner of TFRF has attributed the fire cause that shattered several shops at Bukoba market on Sunday night to faulty wiring.

“Initial investigations have established that faulty wiring was the main cause of the fire. The fire incident was reported at around 9.30p.m. The Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) responded swiftly and managed to control the fire before it spread to other shops,” he said.

He commended the Police Force and wananchi who assisted in controlling the fire. He explained that the Force was conducting an awareness campaign among traders on the importance of observing safety regulations. This includes switching off electricity and cooking materials when not in use at their premises. He also appealed to traders to ensure that they possess fire extinguishers as a precaution over fire accidents.

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