18 May 2013

Tanzania: Funds for Tukuyu - Katumba Road Allocated

Dodoma — GOVERNMENT allocated 1.3bn/- for the construction of 80km Tukuyu- Mbambo-Lwangwa-Katumba Road, Parliament was told on Friday.

Works Deputy Minister Eng. Greyson Rwenge said while responding to a question from Prof David Mwakyusa (Rungwe West -CCM), who had said government had pledged that the Tukuyu-Mbambo- Lwangwa-Katumba road which is 80km would be constructed and that in 2012/2013 budget, 600m/- had been allocated yet no road was constructed. Eng. Lwenge said that in the 2010/2011 budget, Tukuyu-Mbambo-Lwanga- Katumba road, was allocated 600m/-.

He said that 472.6m/- was used to rehabilitate the road so that the public continues to use it and used part of it to service a debt that had remained following the feasibility study.

He said 127.4m/- that remained was not enough to start the project, adding that the funds were with TANDROADS and would be used to implement it in the 2013/2014 budget.

He said more 1.3bn/- had been allocated to finish the project. He said the road was one of the pledges made by President Jakaya Kikwete and that the Works MinisEng Lwenge Prof Mwakyusa try would implement it.

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