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Segerea Constituency
Administrative WardsBuguruni
 • TypeIlala District Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • MPBona Kalua
 • Lord MayorIsaya Mwita Charles
 (2002 Census)
 • Total67,028
Time zoneUTC+03 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03
Area code(s)022
WebsiteCity Website
A shopping street in Buguruni during the day time.
A shopping street in Buguruni during the day time.

Buguruni is an administrative ward in the Ilala district of the Dar es Salaam Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 67,028.[1]


An overhead pedestrian walk way bridge at the Buguruni traffic lights.

Buguruni is home to the Buguruni School for the Deaf, which in 2008 enrolled approximately 240 students with hearing impairments from throughout Tanzania. The school is owned by a Tanzanian NGO, The Tanzania Society for the Deaf, chaired by Mr Daudi Mwakawago. It is supported by a UK-registered charity, Tanzanear (UK charity number 1063647/0, and previously 'Friends of the Deaf of Tanzania'), and through their work has established support for the school from Dar es Salaam Rotary Clubs and other business people.[2] The school is aiming to become a centre of excellence for helping deaf people in Tanzania.[3]

The Buguruni Anglican Health Centre provides medical services for residents of Buguruni and surrounding areas. In 2006, the Centre began an initiative to provide greater support for HIV and AIDS patients through the use of testing, counseling, and antiretroviral drugs. Other high-priority problems targeted by the Centre include malaria and food- and water-borne diseases.[4]


In 1985, Dar es Salaam passed a law requiring small business owners to register for one of fifty-six different types of business licences. By 1987, however, only 325 entrepreneurs out of an estimated 30,000 had applied for these licences. City Council members attributed this non-compliance to an overwhelming majority of small business owners providing illegal goods and services. Self-employed individuals, on the other hand, commonly viewed the law as "unjust" on the grounds that impoverished peddlers and other "business owners" could not afford the licence on their limited and unstable incomes.[5]


  1. ^ "2002 Population and Housing Census General Report". Government of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  2. ^ "About the Charity Tanzanear". Tanzanear. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  3. ^ "American people provide books to hearing impaired students". Embassy of the United States at Dar es Salaam. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  4. ^ "New centre for ARVs provisions in Buguruni soon". Ippmedia Ltd. Retrieved 16 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Young, Tom (2003). Readings in African Politics. The International African Institute (via Google Books). Retrieved 16 September 2009.