More photos on Mpanda…
Road to Mwese passing accross a natural forest
Pastoralism is another aspect of the economy of Mpanda district. However, it is important that policy makers design an effective mechanism to guide land use and help evade conflicts between pastoralists and farmers. Land is still plentful in Mpanda but with time things will change. Therefore it is important to come up with the mechanism before it is late.
Well, well, what a great art! A baby strapped to the back, pieces of sugar cane and a few other items. We met this lady on the road connecting Mwese to Mpanda. I like the child’s face … it is so peaceful … and s/he must have been having very beautiful dreams.
Tobacco farming is famous in parts of Mpanda district, however, the hussles that farmers pass through lead one to start considering that we are not yet through with ‘slavery’. The ordeals that farmers go through from seed preparation to harvest and selling are horrendous. There is a need to investigate further the pros and cons of cultivating this crop. Those who benefit from it are not the farmers but some owners of big cigarrete companies. This is just a new form of slavery.
Part of Mpanda main market
Mpanda train station. The only train in the country that is still operative is the Tabora – Mpanda train. The remaining railway network (The Central Line) is in a pathetic condition. You will remember the ‘culture of degeneration’ from one of my previous posts.
Katumba train station … was very famous as a big Camp for Burundi refugees in Tanzania.