Tanzanian fisherman awarded cash, state job for rescuing plane crash victims
By: News Editor
Tue, 8 Nov 2022 || Tanzania, Kagera Region, Tanzania
A Tanzanian fisherman, Jackson Majaliwa, who was among the first responders at the scene of the plane that crashed into Lake Victoria on Sunday, has been honoured by the Tanzanian government.
The Kagera Regional Commissioner, Albert Chalamila, presented a cash gift of $428 (equivalent of Tsh1 million) to the fisherman from the lakeside town of Bukoba on Monday.
The Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu, also offered Majaliwa a job with the firefighting and rescue brigade.
CEOAFRICA had reported that while 24 passengers survived the crash, 19 died.