TANZANIA MINISTERS IN ‘TWITTER’ FIGHT OVER KILIMANJARO CABLE CAR

TANZANIA MINISTERS IN ‘TWITTER’ FIGHT OVER KILIMANJARO CABLE CAR

Two Tanzanian government ministers have engaged in a Twitter ekend. He tweeted that it would be his ministry that would conduct studies in the potential environmental damage.

AFP reports that, in one of a number of tweets, Mr exchange over a project to build a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent’s highest peak, AFP news agency reports.

Tourism Minister Hamisi Kigwangalla announced the plan in April but his colleague, Environment Minister January Makamba, appeared to throw a spanner in the works at the weKigwangalla responded by asking: “Do you think we can set up a project without taking into account laws for the protection of the environment?”

The environment minister then tried to cool things down by tweeting that he was just stating “what the law requires” and not trying to “bash or attack my esteemed colleague”:

Mr Kigwangalla hopes the cable car can boost tourism at Mount Kilimanjaro. Each year, about 50,000 people climb the 6,000m peak

Last month, the minister tried to encourage Tanzanian celebrities to go up the mountain for charity, which has become a popular challenge for celebrities from elsewhere in the world.

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