A Tanzanian government minister on Wednesday ordered district and regional commissioners to stop noise pollution caused by loud music played in bars and restaurants located in residential areas.

“The noise pollution is causing disturbance to residents where the bars and restaurants operate,” Selemani Jafo, the the Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government, told parliament in the capital Dodoma.

The minister said there were bars in residential areas that were wreaking havoc to residents by playing loud music contrary to the Intoxication Liquor Act of 1968.

“The government will not hesitate to take action on those who violate the law, causing trouble to residents,” Jafo told the House.

He made the directive in response to a question by a Special Seats Member of Parliament Maryam Msabaha who had observed that most bars in the capital Dodoma were playing loud music, causing inconvenience to residents. Enditem


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