Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Govt to start constructing road linking three regions
The government has confirmed in parliament today that, it has dished out Tshs. 1.089 bn/- for the construction of the road linking three regions of Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi, the deputy minister for Works, Transport and Communication Eklias Kwandikwa has said. The minister has given a sigh of relief to legislators representing constituencies in these three regions following their long standing claims to have the road constructed which had never been implemented since the time of the administration of the fourth phase government. The deputy minister made it clear in the house that, the government has already announced the contractor who would undertake the construction work which is to be done at a tarmac level. The minister outlined reasons for the delaying the project since then and said that among the factors which the government was waiting is to kick start some of the projects was concentrating paying the accumulated debts owned by contractors in the country. The deputy minister was responding to the question earlier raised by Mbozi legislator Pascal Yohane Haonga (Chadema) who wanted to know why the government does not want to pay attention to the road despite numerous claims by legislators in three regions. Earlier the Kwela legislator Ignas Malocha (CCM) raised a question which was directed to the Works ministry with a view to know why the road which is economically viable is not given weight it deserve.