Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Misenyi District Lagging Behind in Labs Construction

THE Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Fabian Massawe has been irked by a report by Misenyi District officials showing that only five out of the expected 22 laboratories had been completed.

Mr Massawe, who is on a regional tour to make follow up of implementation of various projects was also shocked by a report by officials in Misenyi District who informed him that they planned to complete construction of science laboratories in 2018 instead of 2015. During his recent tour in Kagera Region, President Jakaya Kikwete directed District Councils and Municipalities to ensure that each secondary school has three laboratories, extending the deadline to 2015.

Mr Massawe directed the officials in all seven districts of Bukoba, Muleba, Biharamulo, Ngara, Kyerwa, Karagwe and Misenyi to ensure that the directive is implemented accordingly, adding that those who failed to sensitize Wananchi to participate in the exercise would face the music.

Meanwhile, African Barrick Gold (ABG) through Tulawaka Gold Mine has donated a total of 152m/- for construction of three laboratories in Kashasha Ward, in Kiziba Division, of Misenyi District. The Kashasha Ward Executive Officer (WEO), Mr Edius Ngirwa, said the three laboratories were scheduled for completion on January 15, next year at a cost of 159.2/-, out of which 7.2m/- was contribution by Wananchi.

In another development, residents in Kilimilile village, in Misenyi District have constructed a water dam with capacity of 90,000 litres. The Secretary of Village Water Fund (VWF), Mr Elmeleck Mutungi, said the dam was constructed at a cost of 320.4m/- and would supply water to 3,909 people.

He noted that after completion of the project, the people would be contributing 40/- for a 20-litre water container for mainteMr Massawe nance of the project.

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