Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Dear Colleagues and partners,

Greetings from North Mara in Tarime.

I wish to share with you some photos of the current situation in North Mara. Rev. Magafu and I have been assessing and identifying the victims of the last year’s and ongoing waste ponds spillage at North Mara gold mine.

New cases of the victims are coming up with symptoms that are vivid and the situation is alarming. Two cases, though, needs immediate medical attention and action. This involves Mama Otaigo from Weigita village and Paul (8 year old boy) from Nkerege village.

The situation we have found them in is far different from when we met them during the health screening done in January 7th 2010. Their health state is deteriorating from day to day. I am attaching their current photos for your review.

As the governments still remains silent on this matter attempts to get referral letters from government health facilities have proved abortive and therefore we need to act as soon as possible to save the lives of those who are critically ill.

An appeal is made to all of you to act in your different capacities.

Kind regards,

Chacha Benedict Wambura
Executive Director
Foundation HELP
Plot No. 1, Block G. Old Custom Rd, LakeSide Area
P.O. Box 854 Musoma Tanzania
Tel/Fax: +255 28 2620 575
Cell: +255 787 945 414, +255 713 235 146
Email: info@foundationhelp.org


Adam March 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

Oh my God!
All this in the name of investment. Uwekezaji wa nje.

Someone has to pay, the hard way!

wavuti-nukta77 March 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

This is sickening, and we claim to have a responsible and accountable government that will dispute these facts by a simple talk in media. How shameful they must be. Greedy and corrupt is what they are.

Tanzania.Korea March 17, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

I can't believe my eyes! did the author try to appeal to the regional commissioner? where are the human right watch? I can't say more.

Malanilo J. Simon March 17, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

This is a killing. what kind of investment are we allowing and what are we going to harvest for Tanzanians? Especially the people of Mara? I think if possible we need to bring all those affected before the media so that All Tanzanians can see the results of the investment decided by our leaders.

Anonymous March 21, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

Malanilo J. Simon, which media will accept to expose these victims? they are all on the same boat with their evil govt, if u dont trust me try to find this post in famous blogs, money is now better than lives. We have general election this year, let us pay the ruling party

Reb March 21, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

Wow hizi picha zinasikitisha. How many people in the region have been affected? Does anyone know what chemicals are causing this disease?

SN March 22, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

Kwa wale ambao hawajaona ripoti za Wizara ya Nishati na Madini na Barrick Gold Mine (Mara):


Anonymous March 23, 2010 at 3:07 AM  

Kwa uchambuzi yakinifu wa ripoti za Serikali na Barrick kuhusu North Mara tembelea: http://vijanafm.blogspot.com/2010/03/uharibifu-wa-mazingira-mara-kaskazini.html

Anonymous March 23, 2010 at 3:37 AM  

Kwa taarifa zaidi tembelea: http://jessieboylan.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/once-upon-a-water-source/

Mnyalukolo March 23, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

Tufanye experiment: Tuwachukue uongozi wa juu wa Barrick wale wazungu; and including Mwanyika na Teweli; waziri wa Nishati Ngeleja; waziri wa Afya Mwakyusa; Chenge (aliye saini mikataba hii ya kishenzi akiwa AG); Presidaa JK; balozi wa Canada Tanzania; na wengine; tuwapeleke camping on the banks of River Teghithe, na sharti watumie yale maji kwa kuoga kunywa na kupikia. Muda: Mwezi mmoja tuu! Wakitoka hapo waandike report zao za experience waliopata.

Anonymous March 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

Oooh my!!! God help these victims, in the your name Jesus Christ, Amen.

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