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    TandaleOne JF-Expert Member

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    Jk promises flood victims new houses
    Monday, 06 September 2010 10:48

    By Venance George, Kilosa
    The Chama Cha Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) presidential candidate, Mr Jakaya Kikwete has said the government will construct permanent houses for residents of Kilosa district whose houses were destructed during floods earlier in the year.

    He made the promise yesterday in his second day of campaigning in Morogoro region. He told campaign rallies in the district that the houses will be built by the national service and the work will start in the near future.

    The promise adds to Mr Kikwete’s list pledges that he has been dishing out since the start of campaigns two weeks ago. To told Kilosa residents that the promise was part of government efforts to ensure that the lives of those who were affected by the floods are restored.

    About 11,000 people were affected by the floods which killed several people and inflicted massive destruction to infrastructure. The Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) was forced to halt upcountry trips from dare s Salaam after a long section of the railway was uprooted by the floods.

    To show that the government was determined to assist them, Presodent Kikwete said the government has been constantly assisting the 11,000 plus victims of the floods.

    “Earlier you were put on tents but later we availed iron sheets and you were shifted to ‘full suit’ structures made of iron sheets. But our intention is to build permanent houses to all victims of the floods,” he told a rally in Kilosa yesterday.

    He said in addition to constructing houses for the victims, the government has also started process to construct Kidete dam, which is said to be the major source of constant floods in Kilosa town.

    He said the dam was constructed in 1943 but it was filled with sediments to the extent of failing to hold enough rain waters from upstream in hilly districts of Mpwapwa, Kongwa and Kiteto.

    Mr KIkwete continued with list of promises noting that the government will also reinforce Mkondoa River banks so as to enable water to flow smoothly.

    “We have already set aside money for all this work. What we are waiting now is identification of a contractor who will undertake this work,” he told a cheering crowd.

    Earlier, during the launch of parliamentary campaigns in Kilosa constituency, the outgoing MP, Mr Mustafa Mkullo, said the government has planned to spend an average of Sh13 billion to restore infrastructures which were destroyed by the floods.

    He said money would also be used to construct a new dam so as to have two dams to withstand the increase of water from upstream during heavy rains.

    On other issues, Mr Kikwete told campaign rallies in Morogoro region that human behaviour was the main factor behind spread of viruses which cause Aids.

    “We know that HIV mainly spread through unsafe sex. And majority of people are not forced to have sex, they willingly plan and arrange on when and where to meet,” he said adding:

    “Lets us not cheat ourselves that having sex is an emergence such that it happens without one making enough preparations.”

    However, apart from unsafe sex, President Kikwete also said there were few people who were infected through other means such as blood transfusion.

    “But many people are infected through unsafe sex... they plan and no one forces them to go,” he insisted.

    Therefore, he said the disease can easily be controlled of people decide to adhere to principles which require them to have protected sex or being faithful.

    He urged people to stick to religious teachings which bar them from sex, it they want to stay safe.

    “Observing religious beliefs on avoiding sex is the best way of safeguarding from contracting the virus. But we know that there are many people who are not strong enough to do this. They can’t even stay with one faithful partner. Experts are encouraging them to do protected sex,” he said.

    On war against malaria, President Kikwete said the government was committed to provide each household in the country with mosquito nets through a universal coverage project.

    He also said the government has introduced indoor residual spray (IRS) which is touted as the best way of controlling malaria infecting mosquitoes.


    Source:The Citizen
     
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    An experienced diplomat.Nice
     
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    aisee, ahadi nyingine! this is foolish.
     
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    Nitakutumia pia za maghetto ya DRC
     
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