2 February 2018

Tanzania: Karagwe MP Appeals for Residents' Compensation After Road Projects

Dodoma — The Member of Parliament for the Karagwe constituency, Innocent Bashungwa,(CCM) has pleaded with the government of President John Magufuli to compensate residents alongside the Karagwe-Benarco and Mugakorongo road whose land was taken over in road construction projects.

Speaking during the ongoing 4th session of the National Assembly in Dodoma, Mr Bashungwa said he does indeed appreciate the fact that good roads infrastructure does boost the economy.

However, it is also important that persons who are displaced to make way for such infrastructure must be adequately compensated in full and in good time.

The MP was asking a supplementary question following the principal question asked by the MP for Bukene constituency, Selemani Zedi, who wanted to know when the 149km-long Tabora-Mambai-Bukene-Itobo road would be constructed to tarmac level.

In response, the deputy minister for works, transport and communications, Atashasta Nditie, offered to meet separately with the Karagwe MP, Mr Bashungwa, in an effort to find a solution to the compensation issues raised by the latter.

The deputy minister further said that construction of the Tabora-Mambali-Bukene-Itobo road would begin when a feasibility study is completed and implementation funds obtained. But, the deputy minister did not reveal when all that will happen!

Tanzania

Three Top TIC Officials Killed in Road Accident

The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) was plunged into mourning after three senior officials died in a road accident near… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Citizen. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.