Tanzania: World Bank Donates 1.8bn/- for Water Project in Kisarawe (NGO News Africa / Tanzania Daily News)

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Tanzania: World Bank Donates 1.8bn/- for Water Project in Kisarawe

Posted: 23 May 2010 11:15 AM PDT

The World Bank has provided a total of 1,085,518,950/- to Kisarawe District Council in Coast Region for developing water projects in eleven villages in the district this year, District Commissioner, Ms Khanifa Karamagi said today in her speech when opening a one-day District Consultative Committee (DCC) held here.

Ms Karamagi named the eleven villages as Chole, Msanga, Masaki, Vikumbuuru, Chakenge, Boga, Mafizi, Kibuta, Kiluvya A , Kwala and Kihare. Meanwhile, Ms Khanifa Karamagi said that Rural Electrification Authority (REA) has started surveying the area between Pugu Kajiungeni in Ilala Municipality and Msanga village in preparation to supply electricity to various villages including Masaki, Masanganya, Boga and Msanga.

She also said that the authority had taken the responsibility of supplying the power from Mlandizi in Kibaha district in the region to Maneromango village through various villages including Vihingo, Mzenga and Mitengwe.

“The problem of power supply to the villages in the district will soon be solved; let you be prepared to make use of it,” she said.

The meeting also received a proposal of the district council budget for the year 2010/2011 that the council was expecting to receive a total of 13,328,717,783/- to be collected from internal revenue and the government. It would collect a total of 347,000,000/- from internal revenue and 854,480,000/- , an increase of income from land levy, school fees and health services which would also be included in the budget effective this year.

The government will settle the deficit, he added. The DC urged the leaders, who attended the meeting including councillors, religious leaders, political party leaders, district executives and members of the public to work together to make sure that all pupils, who failed to go to schools after being selected to join secondary schools for Form One studies this year should be sent to schools.

She said that about 125 pupils selected to join the schools this year have failed due to absenteeism and pregnancy.

Source: AMRI LUGUNGULO, Tanzania Daily News

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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