Name ID 440
Extract Date: 1996
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The US and the Italian envoys in Dar es Salaam have welcomed the government's move to tighten security in Tanzania's national parks. The move comes in the wake of an attack on two women tourists and a driver in Serengeti by a gang of robbers in an ambush. One of the women in the September 8 attack later died.
In a recent press conference, the Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Dr. Juma Ngasongwa, said security measures taken by the government included increasing the number of rangers in the national parks, training them to combat banditry under a Zimbabwean expert already in Tanzania and the deployment of more police to reinforce ranger patrols.