Deputy Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Josephat Kandege told parliament that since the government promised to construct the road in 2015, It had started by the construction of some 56 kilometres of the road and build a 24 meter’s bridge.
He was responding to a question by Kibiti MP, Ally Ugando (CCM) who wanted the government to state when the construction of the Kibiti-Kikale road will begin. He said the road was economically viable as it connects Mchukwi, Rungungu, Nyamatanga and Kikale villages.
Meanwhile, Kandege said TARURA had spent another 500m/- in the 2017/2018 financial year for construction of roads, bridges and two box culverts in Ludewa District, Njombe Region. He said the 3.67 kilometre road from Mwambahesa to Makonde was also tarmacked.
Kandege noted that the contractor was on site and progressing well with the construction and that the completion of the projected is expected in November this year.
He said the government was working to improve transport services in Lake Nyasa in order to facilitate smooth transportation services between the 22 villages surrounding the area.
Tarura was launched last year by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa for purposes of addressing rural road challenges. It oversees all the roads under TAMISEMI.