Hope for Tanzania

How different is life in Tanzania

Published 07 May 2012

In the UK life is organised and generally runs smoothly. People are accustomed to high levels of service, good communications and it is rare that delays last longer than hours or at worst a few days. Well the situation in Tanzania that Andrew Mathias, a teacher at Tuishime School, faced was very different. He successfully obtained a British Council grant to come on an educational visit to the UK. When he applied for a passport in March he found out that the Tanzanian office had run out of paper and had not yet issued any passports in 2012. He eventually got his passport at the end of April after making a personal visit to Dar and going to the office on a number of occasions. He now has to go back to Dar for an interview at the British embassy when hopefully he'll be given his visa. He may have to go back a further time to pick up the visa as it's issue is unlikely to be instantaneous. Every journey from Arusha to Dar takes 12 hours. No wonder he is feeling tired. Can you imagine this happening in the UK?

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