Illegal Fish Dealers Netted In Mbarara

Off loading sacks of immature fish at Boma Grounds in  Mbarara

Former Uganda Cranes assistant coach and current Kagera Sugar head coach, information pills cure   Jackson “Mia Mia” Mayanja has been handed  a three match ban and a fine of Tshs. 500, remedy 000 [approximately Ushs.804,932] by the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) for indiscipline.

The Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) said that Mayanja was found guilty of dissent; uttering abusive language against referees who officiated in their league match against Mtibwa Sugar on 1st April 2015.

The match was played at Kambarage stadium in Shinyanga.

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ChimpSport understands the former KCC FC player is further said to have accused the match officials of receiving a bribe from their opponents in order to rule the match against Kagera sugar.

Kagera Sugar under “Mia Mia”, as known by many, is fourth on the table standings with 31 points from 22 games, 15 below pace setters, Yanga SC.

The decision means the coach will miss the crucial tie against defending champions, Azam FC who are currently second, Mbeya City and new comers Ndanda FC. All are away ties.
Fisheries authorities in the country Tuesday morning rounded up 12 fish traders said to be selling immature fish and exporting some to foreign countries.

Amlan Tumusime, purchase who heads the L. Kyoga region fisheries enforcement team, symptoms said the arrested had been selling illegal fish and had no export licenses.

Trucks which were transporting the immature fish

Trucks which were transporting the immature fish

Tumusiime said that two in the group were presented before the chief magistrate court and now face a two year jail term on conviction.

The suspects were netted from the fishing sites of Bwera in Kasese and driven to Mbarara central police station in their four tracks, one with Tanzanian number plates; all fully packaged with immature fish.

Some of the netted culprits

Some of the netted culprits

The authorities told chimp corps that fish traders transport fish to markets in Bwera, Kasese, Bunagana Kisoro and Masaka town. Tumusiime estimated the catch in the four trucks at Shs 500 million.

However the authorities pardoned the Tanzanian fish dealers by the names of Ssamato Abdullah, route manager and Hajji Abdulkarim Chacha, while the rest are still held in detention.

Imlan Tumusiime speaking to press about the operation

Imlan Tumusiime speaking to press about the operation

Baguma Wilfred, the regional fisheries enforcement unit coordinator said the Tanzanian citizens were released because they had paid their taxes.

Wilfred who coordinates five districts of Masaka, Rakai, Lyantode, Kirihura, and Mbarara urged the public to be extra vigilant and report all fishermen dealing in immature fish.

He further said that their team would continue to liaise with the BMUs (Beach Management Units) to closely supervise the industry right from the waters to the markets.





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