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Discussions Under Way CCM Government With Businessman Over Water Wells

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    Mustapha Sabodo

    The government is holding discussion with a prominent Dar es Salaam-based businessman, Mr Mustapha Sabodo, who promised to drill about 700 wells in the areas with acute shortage of water.

    The Deputy Minister for Water, Eng. Gerson Lwenge, said in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday that while the ministry appreciated Sabodo's and other partners' assistance, it would be helpful if the support focused in areas with shortage of water.

    Eng Lwenge was speaking at the opening of the sixth joint Water Sector review aimed at evaluating the implementation of water sector programme in the country.

    He said the government would continue directing all assistances, including those from Non Government Organizations (NGOs), to the needy in order to make equal access to water across the country.

    According to Eng. Lwenge, Mr Sabodo had started drilling of wells in Kondoa district in Singida region and other districts.

    Meanwhile, 75 per cent of
    Dar es Salaam residents will access clean and safe water by December, this year, from the current situation in which only 55 per cent enjoy the service.

    The Minister said that the initiative was under the Water Sector Development Programme (WSDP) which ends its phase 1 in June 2012.

    He said by June 2010 the water supply service had reached 84 per cent of the population in the 19 urban regional headquarters from 80 per cent in 2006 while for rural areas water supply had increased from 55 per cent in 2006 to 57.8 per cent in 2010.

    Eng Lwenge added that since the commencement of the WSDP in the year 2007/2008, the joint commitment from the government and Development Partners (DPs) have increases from US$ 952m/- to US$ 1.2b/-by June this year.

    Eng Lwenge named inadequacy in financial management especially in the preparation and production of quarterly interim financial reports (IFRs) as a challenge encountered in the implementation of the programme.

    "The problem has been observed in various reviews and audit reports but the ministry is currently implementing recommendations to enhance its financial management capacity," he said.

    According to the World Bank Water Resources Specialist, African Region, Mr Satoru Ueda, weaknesses in accountability including inadequate financial reporting have caused delays in the transfer of funds from the DPs to the WSDP.

    The two-day meeting has attracted about 250 participants from the government, DPs, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private sector.
    By DORA TESHA, Tanzania Daily News
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    Nimesikia Mashishanga wa CCM angependa huyu Business Man afukuzwe CCM; inaonyesha hajui jinsi anavyoipa Msaada CCM

    Tangu Enzi za JK Nyerere hadi leo
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