Names Called for Interview at Mtwara Mikindani Municipal Council. Mtwara-Mikindani is a name that combines the two words which are Mtwara and Mikindani. to be taken (invaded and taken captive). This area later became the home of Arabs and other people who had been enslaved and sold.
The word Mikindani is derived from the word Mikinda i.e. an area where coconut trees do not grow well. 75% of the people of Mtwara are Makonde, followed by Yayao and lastly are Makua. As usual in other regions of Tanzania there are some people living in Mtwara.
The history of the establishment of the full authority of the Mtwara-Mikindani Municipal Council began in 1948, during the colonial period they moved the Port of Mtwara from Mikindani where it was originally.
Mtwara Mikindani Municipality covers an area of 163 square kilometers equivalent to 0.97% of the total area of Mtwara Region. Mtwara Mikindani Municipality to the east is bordered by the Indian Ocean, to the north, to the west and to the south by the Mtwara District Council. This council is administratively divided into the following constituencies with one constituency, 18 wards, 111 localities and 2 divisions.
According to the 2012 Population and Housing Census, the population of the Municipality was 108,299 (Ke 57,237 and Me 51,062) As of 2017 the council is estimated to have 115,623 people with an increase of 1.6% per annum (Ke 61,108, and Me 54,515).
Names Called for Interview at Mtwara Mikindani Municipal Council _ June 2022
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