Dar es Salaam, Nov. 11 -- NO new permit for the construction of petrol/diesel filling station will be issued in the next three months effective yesterday, the government has announced.

The government has also suspended issuing residential houses building permits to owners of plots or pieces of land, which do not match the city, municipality and town councils plans.

The order formed part of seven directives announced in Dodoma on Thursday by the Minister for Land, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Dr Angeline Mabula, which seeks to enforce safety measures and ensure sanity within the fuel distribution chain nationwide.

The objective according to the Minister Mabula is to improve the planning process and better manage urban growt...