A legislator thanks for the government’s assistance offered in his constituency
A Member of Parliament for Kondoa
urban Edwin Sanda (CCM) has kindly appreciated for the assistance which the
government had offered in his constituency after it had provided a small
Ambulance car of Maruti make to help Kondoa hospital. He said, despite of the
help it doesn’t withstand the conditions while operating in rural roads which
are full of potholes. In view of this, the legislator has asked the government
to offer them the strongest car which could withstand the conditions of roads
in his constituency which is in bad conditions. The legislator gave his
thanksgiving in parliament early this week during the questions and answer
sessions that the Kondoa district hospital serves many patients most of whom
within the town areas, but the vehicle cannot travel in rural areas whereby the
infrastructure of the road is full of potholes. “We appreciate for what the
government has donated but the car is too small and cannot withstand the
roadside conditions which is very bad indeed, and in view of this we kindly beg
for another one”, he said.
lady Salma Kikwete
Responding to such a query the deputy minister of
State in President’s office responsible for local government and regional
administration (TAMISEMI) Josephat Kandege said the car was donated by order of
the President and is among the several ones that had been distributed in other
hospitals countrywide. However, the deputy minister thanked the legislator who
showed heartfelt appreciation by hailing the president’s offer to his people. Responding
to the supplementary question raised by a the nominated legislator former first
lady Salma Kikwete who wanted to know when the governmentwould sent a car to the Chief Medical Officer
of the Sokoine hospital in Lindi hospital, he said that will be done later. He
said, the government is in place to put down strategic measures that would help
solve the issue and if possible will buy one depending on the availability of
fund. However, he noted that, all cars donated by the president do not have
stringent conditions, except these are distributed in accordance with the
geographical position of areas.
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