Hai — HAI District has unveiled six projects meant to address various socio-economic issues at a cost of 674.7m/-. The projects, funded by different stakeholders, include a new main stand in Hai Town, modern X-ray services, a milk collection centre, three classrooms building, a modern secondary school laboratory and a dining hall for students at a total cost of 674,675,231/38.
Hai District Commissioner (DC), Mr Novatus Makunga, said in Hai recently that he was happy to see such projects becoming a reality and being inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch, as the areas were earmarked so as to render service to citizens, including the sick and students.
"It's exciting to see how the projects took shape and now our people are enjoying them in areas of transport, medical services, education and trade. This has been made possible due to good coordination and cooperation from the Central Government, Hai District Council, donors and the public at large," said the DC.
The Hai District Hospital was handed its X-ray machine and now patients can get service at the hospital instead of going to private or referral hospitals. The DC said the equipment and the room housing the electromagnetic radiation gear cost 185,415,000/-.
Also inaugurated during the Uhuru Torch Race towards the end of last week was Hai Town Main Bus Stand that was constructed at a cost of 199,955,367/38 and will serve commuter buses from within and outside the district as well as those on transit from other regions.
Another project that was unveiled and a foundation stone laid was Udoro Milk Collection and Storage Centre that is being put up at a cost of 82,730,046/- and will serve both as an income generating project and source of nutrition to people.
Mr Makunga said the Big Results Now (BRN) strategy is already underway as Udoro Secondary School was handed a state-of-the-art laboratory which was put in place at a cost of 85,378,900/-.
President Jakaya Kikwete has been insisting on all secondary schools to have laboratories, so that students can put theories into practice. Lambo Estates Primary School is also a beneficiary in the projects, as its pupils now enjoy a dining hall which cost stakeholders 56,863,100/-. A foundation stone to the same was laid during Uhuru Torch Race in 2012.
Mr Makunga said Modio Primary School that was hit by earthquake a couple of months ago got support of 64,334,800/- for construction of three classrooms that were damaged by having cracks on the walls and floors. The school was closed and rebuilding work was planned.