Saturday, June 16, 2018
JICA continues with feasibility study on electricity supplies in Lindi and Mtwara regions
The government has said that, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is still going on with the feasibility study that will pave the way for the extension of power megawatts in Lindi and Mtwara regions respectively. Prior to the study, the government has built eight power generating plants to replace the dilapidated ones and recently the government bought other two electricity plant to add voltage in two regions which is connected from Mbagala sub station. The deputy minister for Energy Deputy Minister for the ministry of Minerals Subira Mgalu said in parliament early this week that, efforts by the government to extend the 300 megawatts to Lindi and Mtwara region aims at ending the long standing power woes and shortages facing the area which results into constant power cuts.
The deputy minister was responding to the question earlier raised by Special Seat Tunza Issa Malapo (Chadema) regular who wanted to know steps taken so far by the government to save the two regions whose electricity power generation was not stable. The minister noted that, the government is also trying very hard to restore electricity in various areas which its infrastructures had been ravaged by the long rains which seems to have come to an end. In a bid to end power deficit, the government is also building a sub station in Kibamba in Coast region, and in Ilala district in areas such as Gongo la Mboto, Chanika and Mvuti. She was responding a supplementary question earlier raised by Kibamba legislator John Mnyika (Chadema) who wanted to know plans by the government to restore the electricity in the region which keeps on cutting and come with low voltage.