Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

6 February 2013

Tanzania: Vwawa to Boost Water Infrastructure

Dodoma — GOVERNMENT has put in a place a strategy for 2012/2013 to pump 2,113 cubic metres of water daily in Vwawa from 1,685 cubic metres.

Responding to a question posed by Mr Godfrey Zambi (Mbozi-CCM), the Deputy Minister of State (PMORALG), Mr Aggrey Mwanri admitted that there is a serious shortage of water in the town.

In his basic question Mr Zambi pointed out that in 2012 water needed in Vwawa was 3,603 cubic metres while availability at the moment stands at 1,685 cubic metres per day which is only 55 per cent of the actual need.

The deputy minister said that a total of 60m/- has been set aside to implement water projects in Vwawa which include 35m/- which would be spent on the purchase of a water pump and 25m/- will be spent on metres and to improve the infrastructure.

He also said that Mbozi district council will send a special request for 162m/- to the Ministry of Water to renovate the water infrastructure and to install electricity to pump water in the town. He added that when the money from the ministry would be disbursed it would help pump water to serve 6,400 people and that it would reach 59.2 per cent of the people.

Mr Mwanri also said that between the years 2010 and 2015 the government plans to spend 1.9bn/- to boost the water infrastructure with the aim of serving people of Vwawa by 80 per cent.

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