T 3Vandalism of communications equipment in Arusha City of phone cables and connectors cut off landline-based voice and data communications to state House.

The Regional Manager for Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL) in Arusha Laibu Leonard who confirmed the incident said that the loss incurred by the company has amounted to almost 1billion (approximately $616,720.00)

According to Leonard as many as 41 locations in the region have reported theft cases and up to 2500 of the company’s clients will experience an impact on their communications because of crimes targeted at landline telephone communications infrastructure.

In 2012 TTCL is reported to have lost 951 million (approximately $586,500.720) as a result of vandalism, the amount is equivalent to what the company ought to have accrued through its service to customers. The most infected areas are Kwa-Idd section of Ngaramtoni, Sakina-Azimio, Themi- Njiro and Sanawari.


Credit: Daily News