The Citizen (Dar es Salaam) Govt Orders Maintenance of Its Vehicles Through Temesa Dodoma The government plans to rehabilitate all its garage depots, the Parliament was told in Dodoma yesterday. The Minister for Infrastructure Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa said the rehabilitation has already begun in its depots in Dar es Salaam and Manyara region. He said that under the plan which will be implemented through Temesa two new garage depot buildings would be constructed and mechanics equipment for ten depots would be installed. He told MPs that funds have already been allocated in the 2009/2010 budget for the implementation of the project. Dr. Kawambwa said the government has already issued directives that all maintenance of its vehicles should be done at these garages. He told MPs that Temesa regional and district managers should ensure that maintenance and repairs for government vehicles is conducted at Temesa garages. He was responding to a question by Kibakwa MP George Simbachawene who raised concern over the tendency of repairing government vehicles in private garages. The MPs also raised concern over unpaid Sh2 billion debts to Temesa by the government; saying such a tendency weakened the agency. In his response, Dr. Kawambwa attributed the tendency to non adherence to the 2004 Public Procurement Act. He also said that the modern motor vehicle mechanics maintenance equipment in private owned garages is also to blame as compared to the outdated and dilapidated equipments in Temesa garages.