Social problems, which Tanzania faced since independence

The following are social problems, which Tanzania faced since independence.

  • Famine and shortage of health services as the government adopted the Structural Adjustment Policies of IMF.
  • Poverty and a general drop in living standards as production dropped due to socialism.
  • Lack of social amenities, like clean water in rural areas.
  • High illiteracy level.
  • Unemployment. In Tanzania, industries closed after the Arusha declaration.
  • Population explosion which outstripped the country‚Äôs resource
  • terrorism. Tanzania was under terrorist attacks in 1997 targeting the American embassy.
  • Environmental pollution.
  • Over-crowding in urban areas.

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