International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Informative Article | Environmental Management | Tanzania | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Cultural and Livelihood Features Influencing the Occurrence of Land Slide in the Hanang Mountain in Manyara Northern Tanzania

Christine Laston Mwenisongole


Abstract: This paper reviews the disaster caused by collapse of some parts of Hanang Mountain (HM) that failed to withstand the compression triggered by weak rocks volcanic sediments after absorbing water. Presented information were obtained from extensive search of published literatures and unpublished reports, magazine on line sources related to the scenario and reviewing the implications of occurrence towards land activities. The paper is based on a widespread analysis related on repossession and analysis of grey and published literature as well as reported cases related to light and prolonged rainfall penetrates the ground saturating the soil and leading to mudslide. The study was carried out to manuscript nature and tendency of incidence evolving and occurrence in different parts of Tanzania. Previously landslides on HM had occurred in the early 2000 and the water that saturated soil as the cause of mudslide in the area was identified. This paper attempts to analyze the situation in Hanang as an experience in Tanzania that occurred over twenty years back. It was recommended that geologists should conduct training and provide education to the people surrounding the mountain concerning the nature of the rocks and the activities on land use information and changes; this knowledge is vital for understanding and for perceiving the global dynamics. Also, the clear policies on land use surrounding the mountain and water band should be known to them. This background presents an incident case study of Mountain Hanang in the Gingabi village in the town of Katesh in Hanang District in Manyara Region on 03rd December 2023.


Keywords: Hanang Mountain, Livelihood Change, United Republic of Tanzania


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 724 - 727


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