Kitchen Scales in Dar es Salaam

Kitchen Scales in Dar es Salaam
Kitchen Scales in Dar es Salaam

A house that looks like a house of roses. Photo Illustration by: Nafi Lina

When the father came to find the family were starving, the mother was told to feed the family with rice and a small amount water. “I had to tell her what I felt. Then she wanted to give water to her father because his health is so bad,” she said. “We used water that was not prepared.” But she still did so as she felt overwhelmed. This wasn’t the first time the father had gotten into the fight against ISIS to escape from Syria. “Some of the other family members kept fighting ISIS, sometimes even killing civilians who wanted our food,” Hisham Hoshan told Rudaw late last month. “We also faced the threat that I had to go to see my brother as well. He is working in the Army, but the family is no longer fighting ISIS.” With so much fighting still to do as the Syrian war drags on, even if one side can manage to destroy all the territory, the family is not prepared to turn a blind eye to what is happening. “It’s an extreme situation which we can live.”

Despite the hardship of this latest, there still stands a chance
Kitchen Scales in Dar es Salaam has been open for six years.

There’s no denying its social media presence – including the social networks – but a growing number of those on the ground do not know what is going on.

“It kind of goes back to the ‘you know what?’ part,” says Fianna Fail leader Micheal Williams.

“There’s a lot of people that have no experience of the world but they know what’s going on with this particular building. The last meeting we did was 12 September about the water company’s contract talks with the owners of the place. So the water company, their management, the community, have a great understanding of what is in front of them.”

Fianna Fail chairman Frances FitzGerald is one of those customers, but that understanding seems to have been eroded by its involvement in the takeover of Tullamarine Park by the London-based owner.
The money is being spent partly on the construction.

But in reality Tullamarine Park is a complex, a series of buildings that were built by an independent company – based in Liverpool who have held a private and public board since 2013.

The money to finance the building is being raised in part by a series of loans from the private equity firm, Lotharington Capital which are being set up to ensure the building, once completed, can be rebuilt.

Mr Williams explains in the short