Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

10 May 2014

Tanzania: Kagera Region Starts Projects Worth Billions

Bukoba — RESIDENTS of Bugene Ward in Karagwe District have been commended for constructing a hostel that accommodates 50 students who will join Form Five this year.

Leader of the Uhuru Torch Race, Ms Rachel Kassanda, hailed the residents on Thursday while inaugurating the hostel that cost over 74m/- on completion.

Karagwe District Council contributed 4m/-. The rest of the amount was contributed by wananchi whereby each household contributed 10,000/- together with building materials.

Ms Kassanda urged residents in Bugene Ward to utilise the hostel well. Karagwe District Commissioner (DC), Ms Darry Rwegasira said nine projects costing 1.2bn/- were inaugurated.

Kyerwa District Commissioner (DC), Mr Benedict Kitenga, said eight projects worth 1.6bn/- were inaugurated during the Uhuru Torch race on Wednesday.

Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal who led thousands of people during the Uhuru Torch lighting ceremony at Kaitaba Stadium in Bukoba Municipality on May 2, appealed to Tanzanians to jealously guard the prevailing peace at all cost and never allow anyone to divide them.

He noted that the ongoing 'Katiba' making process is aimed at getting a laudable constitution, urging Tanzanians to participate in the process by voting in the referendum.

"My appeal to all Tanzanians is to ensure that national interests prevail. We must ensure that the prevailing peace and tranquility is sustained. Everybody should participate in the referendum," he said.

Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Fabian Massawe appealed to people to invest in the region which had a conducive weather climate, virgin soils and the famous Lake Victoria.

He noted that Kagera Region was strategically located geographically as it shares borders with four neighbouring countries namely Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda and should utilise the opportunity to penetrate the East African common market, with a combined population of around 120 million people.

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