DAWASA works to supply water to at least 95 pc of Dar city residents

17Jan 2022
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
DAWASA works to supply water to at least 95 pc of Dar city residents

THE Ministry of Water has announced plans to expand the service provision area of the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) to enable it implement Kazimzumbwi-Masaki water project in Kisarawe district, Coast region.

Minister for Water Jumaa Aweso.

The project was supposed to be implemented by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) but has failed due to budget deficit challenges.

Minister for Water Jumaa Aweso announced the decision yesterday that DAWASA will implement the 192-km water project which will benefit residents in the wards of Kazimzumbwi, Masaki, Msimbu, Kibuta and Marumbo in Kisarawe.

He said the decision came after the Minister of State in Vice-President’s office, Union and Environment, Selemani Jafo requested the ministry to expand the administration area of DAWASA to enable it implement the water project in Kisarawe and help address acute water challenges facing residents in the named wards.

“DAWASA will pump water from the Kibamba-Kisarawe water project which is also implemented by the authority. So sit down with RUWASA experts and discuss on how best to implement the project,” Aweso said when he visited the Kibamba-Kisarawe project.

In his remarks, Minister Jafo commended DAWASA for implementing the Kibamba-Kisarawe project as it has helped strengthen water supply in the district.

The Kibamba–Kisarawe project will cost 10.649bn/- upon completion and that is expected to benefit residents of Kisarawe town and its surrounding villages of Kiluvya, Kazimzumbwi, Kwembe, Kisopwa, Mloganzila and special industrial areas in the district.

Eng Cyprian Luhemeja, DAWASA chief executive officer received the new responsibility and promised to implement the project within the scheduled timeframe.

The Kibamba Kisarawe project produces 6 million litres of water per day which exceeds the actual demand of the Kisarawe residents of 1.2 million litres per day.