Ban imposed on mining near Mara National Park

14Sep 2017
The Guardian Reporter
MUSOMA
The Guardian
Ban imposed on mining near Mara National Park

The government in Mara Region has urged people to cease mining on the banks of the Mara National Park in order to prevent the leakage of water containing poisonous substances into Lake Victoria.

Mara Regional Commissioner (RC), Charles Mlingwa.

This directive was given yesterday by the Mara Regional Commissioner (RC), Charles Mlingwa when he was speaking with reporters about the commemoration of Mara Day.

RC Charles Mlingwa said that Mara Day is usually marked on September 15 each year and both Kenya as well as Tanzania take turns annually in order to determine in which country the day will be commemorated.

These commemorations of Mara Day are the result of a Lake Victoria Sectoral Council of Ministers’ Meeting that took place on May 4, 2012 in Kigali, Rwanda where the decision was made at that meeting to mark the day every year.

Mlingwa said that Mara Day will be marked alongside the famous migration of the wildebeest.

He said that a total of two million wildebeest migrate from Serengeti, Tanzania to Maasai Mara in Kenya during the period of April to May and they return from Maasai Mara to Serengeti, Tanzania during the period of July to October.