Construction of Hydom-Mbulu-Maswa road at tarmac level to start soon

13Apr 2021
The Guardian
Construction of Hydom-Mbulu-Maswa road at tarmac level to start soon

​​​​​​​THE Government has assured residents of Manyara Region and neighbouring regions that the Works ministry will start constructing the Hydom-Mbulu-Maswa road at tarmac level.

​​​​​​​Deputy Works minister Eng. Godfrey Kasekenya.

Deputy Works minister Eng. Godfrey Kasekenya gave the assurance at the weekend during his inspection visit of the Hydom-Mbulu road section.

"We will start building the road before the end of the current financial year and the work will extend into the next financial year,” he said.

He added that the road will open up economic opportunities for the people of the Region as well as those in neighbouring regions.

The Deputy Minister also assured that all pledges made by late President John Magufuli which were spelled out in the CCM Election Manifesto would be implemented under close monitoring of President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her ministers.

He said the road will be built in sections according to the availability of the budget starting on the Hydom-Mbulu section.

Kasekenya said his coming to inspect the road was driven by frequent complaints from Members of Parliament from Manyara, Simiyu and Shinyanga region.

Manyara Region TANROADS Manager Eng. Bashir Rwesingisa said the road was 389 kms long from Hydom to Maswa and will start on the 50km Hydom-Mbulu section.

In another development the Manyara Region’s minerals office has said it government’s collection of levy from minerals has been increasing since it was opened in 2019.

Speaking to this paper, Manyara Regioins’s Mineral Officer Godfrey Nyanda, who serves Babati, Hanan'g, Mbulu and Kiteto districts said in 2019 they collected 157m/- in only six months, even though the target was set at 1bn/-.

He said in the FY 2020/2021, from July 2020 to March this year a total of 616m/- was collected from the ibn/- set target.

He said the increase was attributed to having in place friendly environment for small and big miners, as well as frequent inspections at mining areas in collaboration with village governments and miners associations.

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