I blog what I observe around me, and I end up writing on a wide range of subjects including cultural tourism, customs and traditions, travel, and mountaineering. Specifically, what happens in and around the village of Butiama, the birthplace and final resting place of Tanzania's founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
Butiama Bed & Breakfast
Thursday, 19 June 2008
As if we don’t have enough problems on our roads
It would appear that marine traffic on Lake Victoria has reached such catastrophic proportions that some boat owners have decided that boats can mover faster on land.
When I recently found myself behind this scene in Mwanza, I was disappointed that no traffic police officer stopped the truck carrying this unusual load. It could have made an interesting photograph.
It could also have been the subject of some interesting fines. The truck driver could have been fined for carrying an extra wide load on an urban road. The boat owner risked getting a fine for ‘sailing’ on the wrong side of the Lake. Lake Victoria is just a few metres to the left of the photograph.