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As water shortage bites Dar, DAWASCO, Dart trade blame

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    DAWASCo Chief Executive Officer,
    Jackson Midala, acknowledged the
    problem but took no responsibility saying
    it is no fault theirs rather he attributed it
    to what he called ‘technical problems
    being caused by the shortage of power at Mbezi’. He did pass a message of assurance to all
    affected residents saying efforts are
    underway to restore water supply but
    warned that progress will be slow.

    Rubbles placed over the water
    infrastructure by the road contractors took the fault of the slow paced
    restoration. However, the CEO offered an explanation
    as to the origin of the problem. He
    reported that his customers have been
    experiencing water shortages since very
    inception of the road project, DART. That
    is only part of the on going finger pointing fiasco between the authorities.

    DART chief executive officer, Cosmas
    Takule refuted the claims alienating his
    project from, in his words, ‘any
    disturbance of the water system’. He
    asserted that all preliminary studies to
    replace social services affected by the construction process was agreed to be
    done by ‘responsible authorities’ (who he
    did not specify) a fact he claims was
    agreed on before the project commenced. Confronted on the unearthed pipes he
    explained, “… compensation for all
    properties and social services
    infrastructures along the Morogoro road
    has been covered…remaining old
    pipelines are waste to be disposed off…” As far as chief executive officer Takule is
    concerned, quote ‘…all authorities
    responsible for the provision of social
    services were involved extensive and
    detailed joint meetings in which they all
    agreed on the commencement of the project…’ that been the case his
    organization should not be serve for a
    punch bag.

    When contacted for comment, Deputy
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water
    Eng Bashir Mrindoko urged DART and
    DAWASCO to sit down and resolve the
    issue. “It is better for the two parties to sit and
    discuss the matter amicably. There is no
    need to wait for arbitration…” he
    cautioned, stressing that the power to
    end the problem is in the hands of the
    two bodies, DAWASCO and the management of DART.
    SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
     
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