Majaliwa orders arrest of Misungwi water project vandals

Wednesday March 20 2019


By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTZ

Mwanza. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has ordered Mwanza Region’s Security Committee to ensure it apprehends those involved in the theft of money and equipment at a construction site of a Water and Environmental Hygiene project in Misungwi town in Mwanza Region.

He gave the order on Tuesday 19, 2019 when laying the foundation stone for the project and called upon regional authorities to boost security at the construction site. 

The Premier’s order follows reports of frequent invasions by thieves on the project site at Nyahiti village in Misungwi District, Mwanza Region.

“Those who steal equipment from the project do not only sabotage the contractor and his company but also the government’s efforts to complete development projects. We will not accept this,” he said.

Construction of the project is part of implementation of the Water Policy as well as CCM Manifesto for 2015/2020 that calls on the government to provide clean and safe water at 95 per cent for urban residents as well as 85 per cent by 2020.

Speaking at the same function the Water minister, Professor Makame Mbarawa, said the water project at Misungwi was being implemented through the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation project as well as the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project that are being implemented in Mwanza, Musoma, Bukoba, Magu, Misungwi and Lamadi at a cost of Euro 104.5 million (equivalent to Sh276 billion).

Of the amount, he said, French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have contributed Euro 90 million (Sh238 billion) as a soft loan, whereby the Tanzanian government provided Sh38 billion.

The fund will also be spent on building two water reservoirs that have a capacity of 600,000 litres and 300,000 litres respectively, construction of a sewage, purchase of two vehicles; a truck for emptying the sewage and a Toyota pick-up.

Others are two motorcycles, construction of water authority offices as well as two houses for workers at the production station.