Govt sets aside Sh10bn for road linking Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi

Monday June 4 2018

The Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and

The Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Mr Elias Kwandikwa 

By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.com

Dodoma. The government, through Tanzania Roads Agency (Tanroads) has set aside a total of Sh10 billion to proceed with the construction of a road that links Tanzania to the neighbouring countries of Zambia and Malawi, the Parliament heard on Monday, June O4, 2018.

The Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Mr Elias Kwandikwa told the House that the government understands the importance of the Mpemba-Ileje Road to Tanzania's economic fortunes, noting that currently, construction of the Mpemba-Isongole section was underway.

Mr Kwandikwa was responding to a question from Mr Frank Mwakajoka who wanted to know what the government was doing to build the Mpemba-Ileje Road, saying it was strategically positioned to link Tanzania to the neighboring countries.

According to Mr Kwandikwa, during the 2017/18 Financial Year, the government set aside Sh4.455 billion for the Mpemba-Ileje section and that in the 2018/19 Financial Year, some Sh10 billion will be spent on the project.