8 February 2013

Tanzania: More Teachers' Houses in the Offing

Dodoma — THE government allocated 13.9bn/- for construction of school teachers' houses between 2009 and 2012.

The Deputy Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Aggrey Mwanri, said in Parliament that by 2015, a total of 528 schools in the country will have its infrastructure completely improved that includes accommodation for teachers.

He was responding to a question by Ahmed Ally Salum, (MP - Solwa - CCM) who asked the government to explain about immediate plans to provide accommodation for both primary and secondary schoolteachers in Solwa Constituency.

"In the financial year, 2012/2013 some 56.3bn/- has been allocated for 264 schools being part of a programme to improve both primary and secondary school education," Mwanry explained.

Before 2015, he added, a total of 1,800 houses in 900 different schools in rural areas will be completed and schools in Solwa would be included in the project. Meanwhile, the minister expressed concern about sluggish implementation of development projects in different district councils, under the pretext of cash not being received at the right time.

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