Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

19 July 2014

Tanzania: Singida Spends Over Sh300 Billion On Bridge

Singida Singida — Municipal Council in Singida Region has spent over 251m/- towards the construction of a bridge linking the township to the peripheral wards of Mwankoko and Mtamaa.

Municipal Director, Mr Joseph Mchina said here that construction on the bridge started way back in November 2011 and now it was in its final stages of the completion.

He said that out of the funds spent on the construction of the bridge, 10m/- was contributions from the residents, 25m/- came from the municipal council while over 216m/- was issued by the central government.

According to Mr Mchina, over 333.3m/- is expected to be spent. He said that the bridge aims at facilitating transport of various agricultural goods produced in the two wards and neighbouring areas so as to be able to get market access to outside world.

"But we expect the bridge to provide easy travelling and improve economic activities in Mwankoko and Mtamaa," Mr Mchina observed.

Mwankoko and Mtamaa are among the 16 wards under the jurisdiction of Singida Municipal Council situated outskirts of the Singida town and have always been facing transport predicaments during rainy seasons.

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