2 February 2013

Tanzania: Nkenge to Benefit From MCC Funds

Dodoma — NKENGE constituency, Kagera region, will benefit from the next phase of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funds which will see various power projects worth over 3.9bn/-implemented.

Deputy Minister of Energy and Minerals, Mr George Simbachawene told the Parliament on Friday that Ruzinga, Buyango, Kitobo, Ishozi, Ishunju, Mutukula and Nsunga wards will benefit from the project which will connect power to over 1800 beneficiaries.

The Deputy Minister was responding to a question posed by Ms Asumpta Mshama (Nkenge, CCM) who wanted to know when the government would implement President Jakaya Kikwete's pledge to connect power to the mentioned wards.

The Deputy Minister said the pledge to supply electric- ity to the wards will be implemented as soon as a project contractor is secured through tenders advertised in December, last year, through the Rural Energy Agency (REA) and installation of infrastructure is expected to be completed over the next two years.

Tanzania qualifies for another round of funding from the United States fund- ed MCC which will release funds for various projects under the Millenium Challenge Account (MCA). Mr Simbachawene said the Gera ward which is partially connected will be fully connected and already the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has set aside funds this financial year for the connections.

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