Mwanza — The Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Mwauwasa) is expected to end the water shortage in the region.
The authority plans to construct a water project that will serve more than 45,000 residents of the area. The project is among three others, which will be implemented in Misungwi and Magu districts in Mwanza Region as well as Lamadi in Simiyu Region at a cost of Sh37 billion.
The project is funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Development Agency (FDA) and the Tanzanian government.
The Mwauwasa Managing Director, Eng Anthony Sanga, told The Citizen on Sunday on the phone that the project had been under implementation since February 16, this year, by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, and more than 45,000 residents were expected to benefit from it.
Meanwhile, only 8,000 out of 299, 759 residents of Magu District, have access to safe and clean water, according to the census conducted in 2012. "This project will have the potential to produce more than 7.25 million litres from the current that produces only 900,000 litres of water," Said Eng Sanga.
Supporting Eng Sanga's comments, Magu District executive director Lutengano George said the completion of the project will reduce the challenges that area residents faced looking for clean water for domestic use and consumption.
"The implementation of this project is basically meant to help residents, especially women and children, to be able to access clean water without necessarily covering long distances with containers on their heads." Said the DED.
Meanwhile, in Misungwi District, the project will reach 23,315 residents in Misungwi town and in Nyahiti Village. The managing director said Mwauwasa was expecting to construct two water storage tanks.
within the city, which will have the capacity of holding 3,000,000 liters daily.