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To the older generation, Morogoro means the home of various reputed musicians such as the late Salum Abdallah and the Cuban Marimba Band, Mbarak Mwishehe, the Super Volcano band and so on.
Not only that, this old generation would always view Morogoro as a real (Dar es Salaam) city full of luxuries and entertainment except that it has no sea or ocean, and that is why it came to be known by the name of Mji kasoro bahari.
It is true that Morogoro is a city except for the ocean. People are already 'gossiping' that residents of Dar es Salaam are now going to Morogoro for their weekends. One clear reason is that climatewise the municipality is cooler and the Uluguru mountains are a visual feast.
Secondly, the town has a number of top class and middle class hotels and lodges owing to its strategic position where roads to Iringa, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam intercept.
The famous Msamvu new bus stop is another good reason for the town to be frequented by a lot of visitors weekly.
As the town is surrounded by the famous Uluguru Mountains, a number of tourists travel there making Morogoro their base for their expeditions.
This is so for those going to Mikumi National Park and those proceeding to the Udzungwa National Park.
If you look at what is happening in the town center, particularly at night, you would surely think that some youths of this town are not fully utilising the gift that God bestowed on them. The region is blessed with fertile land, where crops such as paddy, sisal, fruits, sugar cane, yams, to mention but a few, thrive.