Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Coordination, Parliament, Labour, Youth and People with Disabilities) Jenista Mhagama, made the remarks here yesterday at the launch of new buildings for the Prime Minister’s Office second phase in Dodoma.
Mhagama said since the government announced moving to Dodoma in September 2016, up to June this year a total of 18,00 government workers have already moved to Dodoma and 655.9bn/- has been spent thereon.
“I would like to praise President Samia Suluhu Hassan for the intention to continue with the exercise of moving to Dodoma as well as for the strategic plans for the construction of government offices second phase,” she said.
She said President Samia has approved a total of 600.9bn/- to ensure the second phase for the construction of government buildings in Dodoma is completed and added that in FY 2021/22 a total of 300bn/- has been allocated towards the construction of government buildings, Mhagama added.
She said the structures will be multi-story, six storeys upwards not less.
She also called on all government ministries to quickly finalise the procedure of getting contractors as directed by the PM, and all building contract agreements should abide by the money value.
She also used the occasion to mobilise Dodoma City residents to grab various opportunities during the construction of the government buildings second phase.
For his part, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Tixon Nzunda pledged to implement all directives issued by minister Mhagama and assured her to supervise the projects closely.