A Remote village of Makao in Meatu District in Simiyu Region has been supported with three projects, geared to boost anti-poaching initiative in the area. Makao village is adjacent to Maswa Game Reserve and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).
The projects which were dished-out by Mwiba Holdings Company, in collaboration with FRIEDKIN family from the US include solar-powered water project, construction of a police post and police staff houses.
Other supports are three vehicles and wildlife protection facilities such as four Short Machine Guns (SMG) and its round ammunitions.
Handing over the projects, Simiyu Regional Commissioner Pascal Mabiti, applauded Mwiba Holdings and their counterparts for honouring initiatives made by local communities in managing the wildlife resources in the area.
He said the village, is adjacent to Maswa Game Reserve and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) making it very potential in managing wildlife resources.
Mabiti cited solar-powered water project as a very cardinal project which is expected to serve more than 400,000 people.
“In this area (water) women and children will be relieved a lot as experience show that for many years this group was highly affected with the challenge,” he said, adding that the proposed police post construction will help address security challenges facing the area as well as scaling down poaching incidents.
Mwiba Holdings spokesman Clarence Msafiri said the support is part of complementing efforts made by local communities in conserving environment in the reserve which has more than 9,000 ha.
He said all the projects including investments in the game reserve are worth 9bn/-.
According to Msafiri, since Mwiba Company started investing in the area four years ago the entire environment has been improved.