Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

28 August 2014

Tanzania: Kikwete to Launch Various Projects During Dodoma Tour

PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete is on Thursday expected to start an official tour of Dodoma Region, to launch various development projects including evaluating the progress of the existing ones and will listen to the complaints and concerns of citizens.

Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Dr Rehema Nchimbi told reporters on Thursday that the President's visit will begin in Kongwa District where he will receive desks from a religious institution and then hand them over to one of the schools in the District.

Dr Nchimbi said that the President is also expected to open a housing project being carried out by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) and to place a foundation stone on the 14-kilometre road from Mbande to Kongwa.

She said on that August 30, the President will be in Mpwapwa District where he will be launching a major water project at Chunya Ward and lay a foundation stone at Gulwe bridge railway line and then address citizens at Mtejeta Grounds in Chazungwa, Mpwapwa.

He will also head to Chamwino District on August 31, where he is going to lay a foundation stone at the District's offices, to open a laboratory at Dr Samwel Malecela Hospital in Mvumi and later launch water project and address the citizens in the area.

However, he will then be heading to Bahi District to inaugurate a Centre for Agricultural Resources, located in Mundemu and later address the residents of Mundemu.

"During his visit to the city, the President will tour Dodoma Districts whereas on August 31, he will speak with elders of the town and use the opportunity to address the nation," said Dr Nchimbi.

She added that on September 1, the President will be opening an NHC housing project located in Medeli and will set a foundation stone to improve water services managed by Dodoma Urban and Sewage Authority (DUWASA), used by Dodoma Municipality and the whole of Chamwino District.

He is later anticipated to open the 70.9 kilometre road to Dodoma- Fufu which is already complete. The President will afterwards be going to Chemba to launch the District Commissioner's office and will be chairing a public meeting with the residents of that area.

He will complete his visit by going to Kondoa where he is going to place a foundation stone of the 188.8 kilometre road from Mayamaya- Bonga and will launch the District's conference centre as well as first-grade patients' ward.

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