Environmentalist Fury Over Massive Tanzania Hydro Project

28 Jul 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DODOMA, Tanzania

Tanzania President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the Rufiji Hydropower Project (RHPP) at Stiegler’s Gorge July 26, reigniting protests by nature conservationists. RHPP is in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1982, the country’s largest wildlife area and home to significant populations of elephants and black rhinocerous, as well as cheetahs and giraffes.Currently, only one in ten households in Tanzania have access to electricity and the government sees the project as key to creating inexpensive and reliable power, a crucial step in economic transformation...

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